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Windermere launches drive-time tool on its website

Windermere Real Estate has introduced a tool on its website that takes the guess work out of one of the most important purchase criteria when considering a new home - how long it will take homebuyers to drive to and from work.

"You don't guess at the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, year built or school district, so why should your drive time be any different?" said OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate.

Windermere will incorporate INRIX Drive Time, produced by INRIX, an international provider of traffic information and driver services, to help homebuyers know how long a commute they can expect in traffic between their work and any home for sale on Windemere.com.

"Nobody likes sitting in traffic and smart applications of traffic data can help drivers not only save time on their existing commute but help them through the process of deciding on the purchase of a new home," said INRIX CEO Bryan Mistele, the former Microsoft HomeAdvisor product manager who has been developing tools for traffic for nearly a decade.

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