ActiveRainer's Help with Creating a Listing's Home Book!

Real Estate Agent with Tri City Home Team / The Force Realty 104195

Once again I'm seeking this community's expertise!

I've been doing my own little home books for my listings, put together myself with information on the home, the neighborhood, market stats, utilities usage, etc. It's ok, mind you, but it's a little time consuming (I'm fine with that, my customers like the book, and I've received good feedback on it from showings) and isn't quite as "finished" as I'd like.

What I'm looking for is a software program that can put this together. I've looked all over this site, but my search has so far been fruitless. At the very least, I was hoping to find a very detailed post of what other agents do to put their home books together, what they include, etc. The only one I found was by Kevin Vitali here. Very good, by the way, and I highly recommend checking it out. He's obviously put a TON of time into this piece of marketing. It is, however, more of a "get the listing" piece than what I was looking for.

Any recommendations on a software program you are currently using for this, or links to ActiveRain posts discussing this would be appreciated by me, and probably many other 'Rainer's here!

Comments (2)

Jennifer Grace
Elk Grove, CA
Jennifer Grace

This may be something your local MLS can provide.  The Houston MLS provides a lot of information on neighborhoods, area, schools, etc.  If yours does not, that may be something they would be willing to expanding into.  Those companies are there to make our lives easier, so ask for it.  See what they'll give you.  It would be great to push one button to get everything you want!

Dec 28, 2009 08:30 AM
Aaron Johnson
Tri City Home Team / The Force Realty - Richland, WA
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Our MLS uses Paragon, and while it has some useful features, putting together a home book is not one of them. It does provide the ability to put together market information, but it's really not "public" friendly in its presentation. I've asked about expanding some of the features that the board can take advantage of, but not much interest on their part!



Dec 29, 2009 08:55 AM