New Technologies Help Families Find Homes

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( — November 27, 2014) Port Moody, BC — John Grasty, a Licensed Realtor with Prudential Sterling in Port Moody, announced the launch of a new website that adapts and combines leading-edge technologies to help buyers looking for homes in Port Moody, B.C., instantly identify available properties in chosen school catchment areas.

“I specialize in Port Moody homes,” said John, “so I’m often helping people who have families to find their ideal home in this area. Choosing homes in the catchment areas of the schools they want for their children is always a challenge when a family moves to a new area; even more so when they have children of different ages attending different schools. So, I set out to make it easy for them.”

What makes John’s website unique is the ability to simply select a school and immediately see the catchment area boundaries mapped out with every available home in that catchment area instantly highlighted. Select two or more schools — an Elementary and a Middle school, for example — and see the combined and overlapping neighbourhoods that fall into the catchment areas, again with all available homes highlighted.

Simple filters make it easy to narrow-down price and home feature options such as the number of bedrooms.

The new site can be viewed at

“I’m also taking advantage of Mapping technology,” said John. “And a simple click takes a visitor from a school catchment area map into Google’s Street View to see for themselves exactly what the school and the neighbourhood really looks like.”

The school catchment area map and search is at:

Many of the new Canadians moving into the Tri-Cities area are Asian, and the quality of education is usually very high on their priority list. To provide the highest customer service possible in the Tri-Cities, John works closely with Ivy Yang, also with Prudential Sterling, who speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and some Japanese.

“By the end of 2014, visitors will be able to toggle between English and Chinese versions of this site,” says John.

About John Grasty:
With a City of Port Moody office base, and having lived here since 1989, John’s local expertise on Tri-Cities real estate is well known. He has served on the national advisory council for Canadians for Properly Built Homes since 2007. John’s has long been a familiar face on many local civic boards and committees, and his communiuty involvement continues to this today.


John Grasty

Prudential Sterling Realty Ltd.

3137 St. Johns Street
Port Moody, BC Canada V3H 2C8

604 421 1010