What Real Estate Agents Run On - GAS! Ahem, That Would Be Petro!

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select
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     With the price of a barrel of oil hitting an all time high, the effect of this rising commodity will affect the bottom line for all of us.  As a benefit to your clients and customers, you may want to share the website for local gas prices and provide quick tips on green driving.  Each evening MSN.auto (Check out: Gas Prices) updates gas prices and you can search by zip code and also find articles relating to your auto.  Some quick tips for green driving provided include:

  1. Air in your tires:  I am so guilty of this one - something I always forget to check (must be a girl thing).  But it's important and can improve your gas mileage by as much as 6%.
  2. Regular Servicing: whatever they do when they check it- plugs, air filter, and fuel filter. I'm going to add this as a calendar item for myself.
  3. Get rid of the junk in the trunk:   While it may be great to add weight to the car in bad weather, it also adds to fuel consumption.
  4. Don't Speed:  Very hard for lead-footed Realtors, but it too eats up the gas.
  5. Don't Be Idle:  It's much cheaper to turn off the engine, than letting it idle.
  6. Consolidate:  Don't drive alone on tour, plan trips when there is less traffic and combine what errands you can.

Plus besides saving money for you and you clients, you'll be green!

 

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Bob Jakowinicz
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You got it right Pat.  It doesn't seem like it's going to get better either.
Mar 06, 2008 08:30 AM #1
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Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional
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Hi Pat,

I filled up my car yesterday (I was on fumes) and it cost $50.  It was quite a shocker! 

Mar 07, 2008 01:27 PM #2
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Pat Moore
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select - Town and Country, MO
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That'about what it costs me and I know that prices in the midwest are generally cheaper than the West Coast.  It was $2.89 here yesterday.   
Mar 07, 2008 05:32 PM #3
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