During the first 18 months of the partnership, millions of homebuyers using Quebec's main real estate listing website, Centris.ca, obtained a better understanding of a property's nearby amenities and its neighbourhood's lifestyle through Local Logic®'s solution. Local Logic®, a Montreal startup, provides information on crucial buying factors such as nearby transport, accessibility to services, ambient sound levels and surrounding businesses further informing buyers before visiting a home for sale.
As of December, the neighbourhood data has been augmented on every listing on Centris.ca. Most notably, location scores are now more precise ranging from 1 to 10 instead of up to 5 and nearby amenities are now shown on a newly added map. For example, homebuyers can use the map to discover surrounding bus and rapid transit options in addition to daycares and schools.
To simplify the home search experience, homebuyers can now visualize on a map which areas and therefore listings most correspond to their lifestyle. Users simply select among 12 lifestyle criteria - such as quiet neighbourhood, car-friendly etc. - by clicking on an icon on top right of the map. Once selected, the map will display which areas are most desirable in green and less desirable ones in yellow to red for the chosen lifestyle criteria.
Furthermore, agents can now see a school's attendance areas in the agent section of Centris. This new functionality will help real estate agents provide crucial information to parents during the homebuying process. Further good news, the school attendance areas will also be displayed to consumers on Centris.ca in 2019.
This is just the beginning! Centris and Local Logic® will continue to provide additional features and tools on Centris.ca and for real estate agents.
"We're delighted to renew and expand our partnership with Centris. We confirmed our hypothesis that homebuyers lacked crucial location information during the homebuying process," says Gabriel Damant-Sirois, CPO and co-founder of Local Logic®. "Today more than ever, consumers expect an easy online shopping experience even for real estate. It's why we're excited to help Centris incorporate lifestyle throughout the home search on Centris.ca. We also think it's time we arm Quebec real estate agents with powerful tools to help them find the right home faster for their clients and continue providing exceptional service."
"We're proud to renew our partnership with the Montreal startup Local Logic®", says Éric Charbonneau, president of Centris. "The end goal for Centris has always been to offer more and better tools to consumers and agents to search for real estate. This partnership is a clear step forward in achieving that goal."
About Local Logic®
Local Logic is a Montreal based company which develops proprietary algorithms, scores, and lifestyle search visualizations from hundreds of sources to help consumers in their real estate search. Local Logic has scored all neighbourhoods in Canada and the United States. You can find Local Logic on the top Real Estate websites in North America.
Centris® is a technology company offering a gamut of innovative tools for real estate professionals, including Centris.ca, where they bring together properties for sale and for rent to Quebecois brokers.
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For further information: Media information: Alex Chowdhury, Marketing Director, Local Logic®, Phone: 514 946-9189, Mail: [email protected]; Sarah Hamel, Executive Assistant, General Management, Centris, Phone: 514 762-5264, ext 216, Mail: [email protected]