I just wanted you all to see this NEW and unconventional tool that me and my seller have used together!
It allows my sellers to annotate the surroundings of their property by placing icons interactively on a map. (http://www.aroundpoint.com )
It's always embarrassing to not be able to tell my buyers what is around the property they are considering buying, especially when I am not familiar with that area. Now I think this tool is taking real-estate marketing to the next level by empowering the seller and/or realtor to annotate surroundings of their own listings.
First, here is a screen-shot
The potential buyers are presented with an actual map where they can click on icons. The content of those icons have been entered by my seller and myself! That is the cool part.. My seller is so excited about this because she get's to annotate the surroundings of her home as she knows best!
Of course, to enter content for your listing you will have to register and login (FREE) at aroundpoint.com. And the next time, it remembers the points you entered so that you don't have to re-enter them each time.
My potential buyers can see my listings' surroundings from anywhere (without logging into aroundpoint):
Here is a link to Realtor.com of one of my listings where if the buyer clicks on the Red Spinning house, he will get to see the interactive map.
And here's a link to my company's website where if the buyer clicks on the colorful icon called "Neighborhood Tour" he will get to the interactive map.
Or the buyer can click this link below to get to the map directly (I've emailed this to several potential buyers individually)
I think it's a really cool tool for all of us realtors to use so I thought, I would share it with all of you!