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Google’s “parking difficulty” and “find parking” + a Real Estate Idea

by Drew Meyers on 11:00 am August 30, 2017

You may have seen the news from Google Maps that they added “parking difficulty” coverage to 25 more cities (doubling coverage from 25 cities to 50). That of course got me thinking about the real estate use case for the difficulty of parking near a specific address. A “Parking Score” to help a renter/buyer assess how much of a pain in the rear parking will be near their new home. Even if they have a reserved spot in the building for themselves, most people entertain guests from … Read More »

Zillow + Sun Number

by Drew Meyers on 11:01 pm October 28, 2016

I’m glad to see Zillow added Sun Number’s to property detail pages this last week. I hadn’t hadn’t heard of Sun Number until tonight. From their website, their mission: increasing the public’s awareness of the solar potential of buildings through our Sun Number™ Scores The company/product reminds me a lot of Walk Score. Their mission is as follows: Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy. Those that know me know … Read More »

Walkscore and Redfin: Is Real Estate Tech Too Profitable For Distractions and Discounts?

by Sam DeBord on 11:59 am November 3, 2014

Redfin Walkscore Tech Profits

Seattle’s technology brokerage, Redfin, recently acquired our local community metrics company, Walkscore. The guys who run WalkScore have grown their business into household name nationwide, and have remained the same gracious, humble, community-conscious entrepreneurs in the meantime. You can’t help but feel happy that Josh and Matt are putting a little bit of money in the bank now. Walkscore’s products have always looked like a goliath in terms of long-term potential eyeball attraction that hadn’t received their appropriate financial payoff.  That chapter has now been closed.  (Let’s … Read More »

Minimalist Home Page Design

by Drew Meyers on 10:25 am August 13, 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve looked at the Walk Score home page, but I like what I see today… The trend toward minimalist home page designs continues…

WalkScore Puts out a iPhone App and Site Overhaul

by Drew Meyers on 6:16 pm September 26, 2012

Congrats to the team at Walk Score for releasing a new iPhone app and did a major update to their site. Features in the iPhone app include: Share neighborhood gems including the local businesses, public art, architecture and green spaces you love, and comment on others’ pictures and reviews. Identify and report walkability problem spots such as dangerous intersections and high-crime areas that you’d like fixed and share lists of these places to help drive local change. View crowd-sourced neighborhood tours including maps, pictures and comments about nearby dining, coffee, … Read More »

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