Technology

Century 21 adds ‘search by school’ tool to website

Users can get email alerts when homes served by preferred schools hit the market

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Century 21 has introduced search-by-school capability to its website, with tools that allow homebuyers to evaluate schools in the areas where they might want to live and then search for homes for sale within a specific school's attendance boundary. While listings often identify the school district a property is located in, finding out the specific schools that serve a particular home often involves additional research. A growing number of websites now allow users to choose a school first, then search for homes served by that school. On century21.com, homebuyers who want to build their home search around school attendance boundaries can start by searching for schools within a geographic area, and then sort those schools them using criteria including GreatSchools ratings, parent ratings, number of students, and student-to-teacher ratio. After identifying their preferred schools, Century 21's "search by schools" tool lets homebuyers search for homes for sale that are served by th...