Google Map Fastest Roundtrip Solver to Show Properties - FAST, FREE, EASY

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Real Estate Agent with ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale Mesquite NV Realtor

Showing Property to Buyers - Use Google Maps FASTEST Roundtrip Solver - It is one of  the Google Map features - but it is FAST!

I just discovered this - compliments of John Occhi who I just met on LinkedIN.

From Virtuoo : Stuff for Realtors -   Google Map Fastest Roundtrip Solver

Input up to 10 addresses - just the street address + zip code.

   The first address that you input is the start and end.

   I can’t imagine showing more than 10 properties at one appointment, but if you do….

   After you submit and get your map and directions, you can add more.

Then print it -

   Take it with you - use it to show your buyer where the property is located.

   Give it to your buyer  -  keeps them focused on the property location.

Save it for later - if you are doing your homework ahead of time and don’t have your printer handy.

Email it to your buyer -

   This is really good if you want to give an out of town buyer a preview of where you taking them.

Use it for a drive-by tour -

   Sometimes I email some MLS listings - input the addresses and send this map with it.

Add a link to Walkscore.com  and you can familiarize your out-of-town buyer with the area.

   Be sure to let your clients know that Walkscore mileage seems to be as the crow flies.

Save it for a dated reference for your self - what did I show them?

I don’t need this in Mesquite to find the homes I am showing - Mesquite is small - but it is handy to show the buyer where we are in the their tour of homes that I have selected.

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Rainmaker
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

With gas at $4.25+ per gallon, this can be a great time and money saver. Like the idea of combining the map with Walkscore in an email. Thanks for sharing, Virginia!

Jun 22, 2008 04:31 PM #4
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Virginia Hepp
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Hi Gary - I am a Geek now. :)   I checked out dashfly, looks very good, I think this one is quicker and well, you know, FREE.  I like FREE.

Ed - try it, you'll like it.

Roland - this is kinda cool to show your buyer that you did your homework and they can see at a glance where the subject properties are.

John - Mesquite is a no-map-needed kind of place, but I like this to show the clients, especially out of towners.

Jun 22, 2008 05:53 PM #5
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Another way to familiarize yourself with your neighborhood is using Metroseeq.com, just by typing in keywords (e.g. day care) you can get a density of them sorted by location on a google map.  Check it out :)  www.metroseeq.com

Jun 23, 2008 01:31 AM #6
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Kevin - that was very cool - and also a great tool to use when traveling.  We always have a hard time finding restaurants.  Thanks!

Jun 23, 2008 01:54 AM #7
Rainer
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Virginia, thanks for the heads up, I'm going to check it out.

Stay cool,

Duane

Jun 23, 2008 09:54 AM #8
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Jason Sardi
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Virginia - Wonderful!  Thanks!  Can I share this with my Realtor friends, sounds like very privy info.

Jun 23, 2008 09:55 AM #9
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Duane - it is easy, that is my favorite thing - I am such a non-geek!

Jason - Welks!  It is from a public website that makes money on ads, put it in your newsletter.

Jun 23, 2008 11:54 AM #10
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Todd Clark
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Another great site for trip advisors is Dashfly, I think it was also made for agents. But, I'm certainly book marking Walkscore...thanks!

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Jun 24, 2008 12:30 AM #11
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Hi Todd, Walkscore is pretty cool, to show out of area buyers what is around the property.

Jun 25, 2008 11:01 AM #12
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Liz Moras
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake - Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Virginia that is so cool........I'm going to try it tomorrow!  And thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post!  :-)

Jul 13, 2008 07:01 PM #13
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Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

Virginia - Yes, there is a Santa Claus! (Sorry - I couldn't resist.)

But thank you for the links above.  Honestly, I was searching for exactly the Google Trip Solver.  First, to make my preview trips shorter.  And wow, won't I look clever to the buyers that are doing a series of drive bys tmw.  Great way to add value.

I live in a place that has very low walking scores...  But I found some new stores by using the Walkscores.com site.  And I still think that the out of towners will find it useful, too.

Btw, I came to read your blog after you made a kind comment in mine.  I recognized your photo instantly!  Your post welcoming Aniruddha Badola caught my eye and was one of the first that I read on Active Rain.  I don't think that I left you a comment but I went on to read some of his cool posts.  I look forward to more of yours.

The colors of the homes and land in your area are really beautiful.

Jul 13, 2008 11:32 PM #14
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Liz - it is remarkably quick - which is a big plus for me - and you are welcome, your posts are always good reading!  Thank you!

Margaret - I think Santa Claus owes me money for name association fees!  Walkscore is pretty handy - I used it once to find restaurants near a hotel I was going to.  Marie Callendar - score!  I have it on my website as well and get some comments just on that.

I am glad you went to read Ani's stuff.  He is so good and takes time to help - he checked my website and sent me a list of to do's.  What a guy!

Jul 14, 2008 12:39 AM #15
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
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Virginia, this is amazing ... I am usually pretty good at mapping properties and not having to backtrack, but this is great.  I think it's especially helpful for those clients who don't know the neighbourhoods very well, and don't want to stray too far from a certain area.
THANK YOU! :)

Aug 09, 2008 12:26 PM #16
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Sylvie - I am going to use it for our trip to Salt Lake City this month.  I have never been there - my husband has 2 different DR appointments - and I don't want to waste any time.  I love it.

You can map a tour and email it to an out of town buyer, or save it and give it to them after you show them the homes.

Aug 10, 2008 01:54 PM #17
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Scott Hoen
First American Title Company - Yorba Linda, CA
VP, Director of Marketing Systems & Tech, ePro, MB

thanks for the idesa on routing your tour with directions -- you can set the stage and the order in which you want the homes shown.

Aug 11, 2008 11:21 AM #18
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Rick Fitzgerald
AAM Capital - Chattanooga, TN
The MultiFamily Expert

Great information!  I'm not sure if your have found this map tool but a friend of mine told me about the new Street level map view on Google. You are literally driving or sitting in front of my driveway with a 360 degree view.  Agents can use this for all sorts of ideas when clients are sitting in the comfort of the office. You can tell someone is actually filming the street while driving around.

Aug 11, 2008 11:48 AM #19
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Scott - Exactly, keeps your mind free to interact with your client.

Rick - Thanks, I did try that for a couple of locations here, but just got 'info not available' or something like that - maybe someone from Google needs to 'come drive around' Mesquite!  I'll check it out again - maybe it is more updated now.

Aug 11, 2008 12:21 PM #20
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Rick Fitzgerald
AAM Capital - Chattanooga, TN
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Not sure if Google is quite ready for your part of the world yet. The roads will highlight in blue when you map it if the street level is available. Thanks for all your information!

Aug 11, 2008 02:51 PM #21
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Rick - and I thought Mesquite is not a secre anymore!

Aug 18, 2008 11:36 PM #22
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Dan K

HI,

 

Please check our route4me.com. It's completely free up to 10 addresses, and has advanced route management capabilities up to 200 addresses. It's especially optimized for real estate agents and lets you store all your routes, add notes, and search them at any time.

 

If you have any quesions please contact us at any time for help!


Thanks,

 

Dan

 

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