David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The challenge with building them yourself is the need to keep them updated. If it's a feed from elsewhere that automatically updates - different story...

Dec 15, 2015 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,850
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No too cluttered.

Dec 15, 2015 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,333,471
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would have to say yes but I do not, now I need to get with it.

Dec 16, 2015 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I like making custom Google maps for my site.  Yes, anyone can do map search, but many don't take the time or don't know how to.

Dec 16, 2015 02:23 AM
Rainmaker
616,285
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

David,
Like SO many things it comes down to the cost / benefit. It takes time to do such things, is there enough return for the time?

Dec 16, 2015 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,221
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a map showing in the house location and a couple streets around it for location reference.  I've seen some places (paperless agent and a someone else from CA's realtor assoc.) that touted this as a "lifestyle" map.  Then again, they had a two hour listing appointment...

 

I don't think this is something that is needed.  Like you say, people can google it themselves.  When showing property near this, I point it out to buyers.  For my listings, I put it in the write-up.

Dec 16, 2015 12:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, it is important IF it answers the question most often asked by the buyer.

That question in my slice of paradise  is, "Where is and how far to the beaches?" 

I have no interest in a map that might show where the closest CB, KW or BH brokers office is located.  Be aware, if reason is present to leave your website, they may be gone FOREVER. 

Dec 16, 2015 12:36 AM
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1,608,236
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

This information will be available on our new site when we get it up and running.  

Dec 15, 2015 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
7,033,883
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is nice to have links to maps. However, I do not know if there is a need for custom maps. I would rather have a list of restaurants, etc.

Dec 15, 2015 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Well I don't think it would hurt anything, as long as it was automatically updated.

Dec 18, 2015 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know how to do it. We have a custom web site from ReMax.

Dec 16, 2015 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I think it matters less now than before it was easy for people to access it on their own.

I like to emphasize local favorites for food, entertainment and shopping.

Dec 16, 2015 05:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,637
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 It seems as if Tony and Suzanne have the best solution.

Dec 16, 2015 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,708,553
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

David Barr It depends on the area.

Dec 16, 2015 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I think those are very good to have on your neighborhood blogs, but I would not link to them. I can't think of anything else...

Dec 16, 2015 11:43 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is not nearly as important now as it was a few years ago. Most everyone knows how to use Google Maps and Google Earth.

Dec 16, 2015 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't think it would hurt.  It would be one stop shopping (looking).  It would give a great impression of you, showing you are thorough.

Dec 16, 2015 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The more we give the more that i wanted and it is very easy to find nowdays.

Dec 16, 2015 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't think that most people would have custom maps created.

Dec 16, 2015 02:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,323,059
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My maps within my web site does not have all the pertinent places around, and think it would be difficult to keep them updated, especially restaurants that come and go. 

Dec 15, 2015 11:34 PM