Ten Reasons I Love Being a Real Estate Agent – Reason #4 – Online Searches
Reason #4 – Online Searches
Here is where my owning a website called 40geeks makes perfect sense. I love the online searches I do for my customers. These online searches always start out as a mystery for me to solve. Here is an example of my typical search process.
What house is available in zip code 76131 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths below $150K?
I first log into the Matrix system, which is the front end of the listings database. I do a quick search on the zip code matching that criteria. This brings up all the listings in the zip code which is 45.
However, I know from my conversation with the customer that he wants to specifically live in the Chisholm Ridge Subdivision. I know he is interested in the eastern part of the subdivision so I draw a circle around the map over the four block area he has designated. The number goes down to 8, which falls under the 10 I always strive to give my customers.
Here is how the results screen looks in the end.
I know its geeky that I love this so much, but I do.
Next Reason: Reason #5 – Flexibility