In today's busy world, we could all use more money, more time, more gas, & less paper.
"Amen!"...is that what I heard you say?
What I am specifically referring to is showing homes to your buyers. I still see people in my office printing out hundreds of MapQuest pages for listings then attempting to shuffle them together to figure out the best route. Not to mention the amount of paper they waste, it also consumes a lot of their time and possibly their buyer's precious time if they dont have it mapped out correctly.
So how do I fix this you ask? I will share with you what I do to cut down on my buyer's time, my time, and my gas. In return this will help the enviroment by using less paper and resouces.
STEP 1: Determine which listing you are going to show your buyer(s) - easy right? Well, atleast make sure the listing fits your buyers needs (I wont even go there right now)
STEP 2: Go to www.BatchGeo.com. This site lets you map multiple locations on a single map. You can now see exactly where all of the properties are in relation to one another. This will help save you a lot of time!
STEP 3: Route the listings in order based upon what works best for you and your buyer(s). This should help save you gas and money if you route correctly.
STEP 4: Map locations on your smart phone or GPS! Go ahead and type in the address on the phone...your phone will remember the address so when you type it in later it will pop right up. Personally, I use the GPS/MAPS feature on my iPhone and LOVE IT! It gives me directions between each listing. You can take it even a step further and download the TomTom App ($49). You might as well invest in a smart phone rather than a GPS because you will get a thousand more uses out of the phone.
Now, get out there and be a more efficient agent! Hopefully these few tips will help you save your buyer's time, your gas, your time & money, and will help you be a more resourceful agent.
Every little edge you can get in this game helps!
Sean S. Williams
Licensed Broker, Realtor®, ABR®, e-Pro®
1st Time Buyer & Relocation Specialist
of Louisville, Kentucky
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