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, 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...