Several Maponics team members attended Inman’s Real Estate Connect San Francisco last week. We were excited to meet up with customers and colleagues and exchange ideas about the latest innovations in the real estate industry.
Some of the buzz at the conference was around how to provide end-users with a more refined and nuanced search capability around top-performing schools. As the industry works on best practices to meet this challenge, some Maponics customers are already ahead of the curve.
Thanks to our partnership with GreatSchools, customers who license our School Boundaries product – including Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com – can easily integrate GreatSchools’ ratings and reviews, offering real estate portals an easy way to enrich their offerings.
Participants at the conference were also excited to hear about our newly launched +Residential Boundaries™. The new product provides data about single-use neighborhoods that are at least 90% residential in nature. This is especially valuable for companies offering property search applications, as it allows home buyers and renters to narrow in on suburban or bedroom communities – making it another hot topic at Real Estate Connect.
A mint on your pillow is so passé, but a box of crayons? Now that’s fun!
At Inman’s Real Estate Connect San Francisco this week, attendees may find themselves remembering their school days. As a way of showcasing our continued and enhanced partnership with GreatSchools, we have joined forces to distribute over a thousand boxes of Crayola crayons to conference participants. The crayons will be distributed throughout the rooms of attendees who preregistered at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
This gift is intended to inform conference-goers that through a partnership with GreatSchools, Maponics is able to strengthen our complete school solution for our real estate customers. The crayons are a fun reminder of our mission and provide something unique and unexpected.
Maponics’ partnership with GreatSchools dates back to 2012, when GreatSchools launched a mapping tool of interactive school ratings and attendance zones featuring Maponics School Boundaries. This allowed GreatSchools’ visitors to see school locations, attendance zone boundaries, district lines, ratings, and reviews for all nearby schools on one map. The partnership married the two “best in class” datasets to help millions of parents plan for their children’s future.
Together we are helping families find high-quality schools – a powerful message that we are excited to share. Our gift represents our shared goal to help our real estate customers succeed . . . with flying colors.
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