City living has its perks. Restaurants, grocery stores and schools are reasonably close by. Commutes are shorter. Even run commuting is an option for urbanites.
But the perks of our pre-pandemic world aren’t as desirable now. In fact, almost 40% of U.S. adults living in urban areas are considering a move to the less-crowded ‘burbs. Although home searches are increasingly shifting to more rural areas, buyers who are used to city living still want to be within reasonable proximity to locations they care about.
Our Home Search by Commute tool makes it easy for you to identify properties that match your buyers’ desired drive time from all the spots they care about—not just work. You (or your client) can plug in up to five addresses, such as daycares, schools, parks, grocery stores and even a friend’s house. Then specify how long the drive should take between home and each location. The search results will reveal only houses that match your buyer’s desired “commute” time.
Home Search by Commute is powered by real-time traffic info and machine learning—so whenever traffic patterns change, search results will update as well.
Here’s how to use Home Search by Commute to find a home in the perfect location:
Select the “Search by Commute” Icon
Add a location and the max travel time
Tap “Search” to filter properties by travel time
Tap on each property to view its exact commute time
Plug in multiple addresses to find a commute time that works for the whole household.
After saving each location in the tool, you can add more search filters (price, beds, baths, etc.) to narrow results even further. Then tap any property from the search results to see its estimated commute time.
You can even save searches with commute times and additional filters applied. That way you don’t need to plug in the same details next time you power up Homesnap.
Home Search by Commute is one of our most popular features for buyers. They want to love their new home, but they also need to know that distance won’t discourage them from visiting their favorite places.