Maps and MLS, Save Time and Money by Geraldine Santiago
Information for Buyers: www.vancouverhomes.info and www.bchomebuyer.ca
Many years ago, I used a tool on my hand held phone called "GeoJet" e-mapping. (www.e-mapping.com through GeoJet Information Solutions Inc.) This was a great tool for real estate agents, especially those who specialized in buyers, because it provided potential home buyers with a directional map on my hand held phone, showing not only the precise location of the listing property, but other information on the MLS such as the price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc.
My hand held was a Siemens SX56 which was a pocket PC phone offered through my real estate board, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.This service was invaluable, especially because it showed nearby schools, churches, hospitals, parks and shopping centres and more! A potential purchaser, while on a tour with me, could see all these features on my hand held phone, or I could also email them the directional map.
Unfortunately, today, this service is no longer available through my real estate board. It is, however, available if you have an iphone. A potential buyer will have to subscribe to get it through a real estate agent or consultant who has this feature on his/her website. If you'd like to try it out, please go to my website at www.bchomebuyer.ca --it is free of charge as well!
One can see first hand how amazing this tool is for potential buyers and real estate agents alike. Now, potential buyers can look and tour on their own time some of the areas, and communities. They can see the MLS listing for themselves if they were to drive by an area or neighbourhood. It's a great way for potential buyers to get pro-active in their home search and determine whether or not a community or neighbourhood is right for them.