Tuesday, December 25, 2007

GPS on your Cell Phone – Helpful Technology for the Real Estate Agent

As a I work more and more with real estate agents, I realize that they are very busy professionals. They appreciate time saving techniques that will help them improve their business. An agent really appreciates it when their real estate virtual assistant can research and help them implement these techniques.

A real estate agent travels frequently to neighborhoods during their day. The agent needs to know the area well. But sometimes they do need help. Recently the Google Mobile Maps crew has launched a new “GPS-Like”’ technology called “My Location”. The feature is free and available for most web-enabled phones. And better yet, you don’t need to have GPS on your device.

Or if you do not have a cell phone you can sideload and sync directly from your PC.

Here are some of the features that come with this free download.

*Real-time traffic

*Detailed directions

*Integrated search results

*Easily movable maps

*Satellite imagery

*Pinpoint your location within 1000 meters

This technology is new, and I know there will be further additions. But it is a free and helpful tool for the agent as they are conducting their business.

Roxanne Tidmore, NAR Certified REPA

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