In a recent online conversation, one of Active Rain's regulars told us that his MLS systems were combining, allowing him to potentially list a property 4-5 hours drive away from his home base.
This, of course, opened up the conversation into "just how far would you go" to service your sellers/buyers.
I work in the suburbs of Chicago. The metropolitan area of Chicago is plenty large, driving north to south could take you a full hour under excellent conditions, and multiple hours under the more common less-than-excellent conditions.
When you include Chicago's collar-counties, you could easily spend several hours driving one-way to serve your clients, turning showings into a full-day's event.
Just how far would you be willing to go, and in doing so, would you be truly serving your client's needs? Do you know the area, schools, streets, services?