Redlining meets the GPS… Whats an Agent to do?

Redlining, the practice of drawing a red line around undesirable areas, has been against Real Estate Law for years.

By law I can’t tell you a neighborhood is Safe or Good… 
I can suggest you check crime stats or suggest you take a walk around and see how you feel.

Microsoft was just awarded a patent for software that makes its maps more pedestrian-friendly. It has been dubbed the “Avoid Ghetto” feature.
By tapping into crime statistics it will suggest “safer” routs for users.
I wonder when I’ll meet the first client that says, “My GPS says this is not a safe neighborhood.”

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