This is one of the BEST IDEAS! I have heard in a long long time! I plan to do this right away!
Imitation is the sincerest forms of flattery!
Huntsville Alabama is growing rapidly, and I am continually working with Relo buyers. As we all know, working with Relo clients is very rewarding, and typically also VERY time consuming. Don't get me wrong, I love working with my Relo buyers but there had to be a better way.
Huntsville has the definite "sprawl" and I can easily drive clients around for hours and not see all sides of town. To show a buyer even just one home in each area can take all day. Literally. This does not include our initial meeting at my office, the tour of Huntsville or lunch.
The light came on a few weeks ago and now my problem is solved!
I bought a Garmin GPS for my clients to use! Genius :) Why didn't I think of that sooner? They are always thrilled when I give them the GPS I have preloaded with addresses of ALL the homes they HAVE to see. As we all know far too well, many of these won't make it on the "let's look inside list".
I have also loaded all of my favorite Restaurants, and points of interest I think they would enjoy seeing. This has really been a time saver for me and my buyers really are enjoying the freedom of getting to know the area at their own pace. By the time they have spent a couple of days comfortably driving around, they have a much better idea of which side of town they want to call home and it's a downhill run from there!
Why didn't I think of this sooner? It's the best $300 I've spent all year!