Alpharetta, Ga. – April 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS) today announced the addition of the CommuteTime feature to its popular MAXview HomeSearch app. Powered by INRIX Drive Time, CommuteTime allows home buyers to select their ideal driving distance to important locations when searching for a new home. CommuteTime is now available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
With the CommuteTime enhancement, RE/MAX mobile app users can enter up to three addresses, such as work, school or daycare, then set their preferred travel time at a given time of day. For example, if a buyer wants a 30-minute commute to work in 8 a.m. traffic, CommuteTime will shade the areas on a map that meet this criteria.
“Maintaining a reasonable drive time to work or daycare is a priority for many buyers looking to achieve a better work/life balance,” said Jeanette Schneider, senior vice president, RE/MAX Regional Services. “This new upgrade allows buyers to easily and quickly identify which areas meet their driving-distance criteria.”
CommuteTime is powered by traffic information gathered from a variety of public and private sources, including government road sensors as well as accident and incident reports. The traffic information is refreshed every minute, ensuring users always have the most current drive-time information available.
The RE/MAX mobile app was introduced last year. The app is easy to search and easy to use. Using the app, home buyers also can:
*Find listings within one mile of their current location.
*Compare similar rooms from different listings with side-by-side photos.
*Save and share their favorites properties.
*Arrange for a home visit with a RE/MAX agent.
The RE/MAX mobile app with the new CommuteTime feature is free and available to download now through the Apple App Store and Google Play Market under the following names:
*RE/MAX of Georgia MAXview HomeSearch
*RE/MAX of Kentucky MAXview HomeSearch
*RE/MAX of Southern Ohio MAXview HomeSearch
*RE/MAX of Tennessee MAXview HomeSearch
About RE/MAX Regional Services
RE/MAX was founded in Denver in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger. In 1978, the first franchised RE/MAX Regional office was opened in Georgia. Today, RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS) provides outstanding support to close to 3,500 agents in more than 200 offices in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Southern Ohio. RRS ensures its real estate professionals are leaders in technology, training and expertise, to best serve the homebuyers and sellers in their communities.
With offices in more than 90 countries and the most productive sales force in the industry, RE/MAX sells more real estate than any franchise company in the world. RE/MAX agents are passionate about the communities in which they live and work, and are proud to have raised more than $138 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities. For more information, visit www.franchise-remax.com.
About the RE/MAX Network
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 90 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX).
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $138 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, Susan G. Komen® and other charities.
For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.