• December 11, 2018
  • Sakeer Hassan
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Now you can easily retrieve school information for any property in the US through new APIs released recently. This is another step in PropMix’s ongoing journey to provide a one-stop shop for all your real estate data and insights needs.

These APIs enable you to search for public and private schools or school districts across the nation for any property based on attendance boundaries, geographic areas such as Zip or City, or within a radius from from the property.

We often ask from agents and appraisers are:

  • Add additional information to property detail pages on IDX sites
  • Map school attendance and district boundary information to better understand property values

The new API methods available are:

  • GetSchoolsByGeo
    Find public and private schools within a Zipcode, City, County or State
  • GetSchoolsByRadius
    Find public and private schools within a particular distance from a property or  any geocode
  • GetSchoolsByDistrict
    Find schools within a public school district. School districts can be found using GetSchoolDistricts API.
  • GetSchoolDistricts
    Find school districts within a state or school district applicable to a Zipcode

We recently also added an API specifically for IDX usage:

  • GetSchoolsForProperty
    This API would find all the public schools for the property based on attendance boundaries and also include local private schools. The same API would fetch a GreatSchools rating for each school using your GreatSchools API key.

In addition to their core function, these APIs provide a number of ways to filter the school data retrieved – keywords, grades offered, school affiliations, etc.

All the APIs respond with various school attributes including NCES School ID, State School ID, NCES School District ID, State School District ID, whether public or private, charter or not, grades offered, school grade level, school affiliations, etc. Upgraded APIs could also provide deeper analysis such as demographics, test scores, etc. if required.

Stay tuned for upcoming API releases and application enhancements (such as Market Conditions Advisor) that combine school data with home sale data:

  • GetListingsBySchool
    Find all homes for sale within your favorite school’s attendance boundary
  • GetListingsBySchoolDistrict
    Find all homes for sale within your target school district

Listing data will only be available to MLS participants based on permissions and entitlements defined by the MLS.

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