When you’re looking for a home, not only do you want to make sure you love your house, but you want to make sure you love the new area as well! The best way to do that is to set up a driving tour using some of your favorite homes from your search as stopping points. Especially if you are looking for convenience to work, school, shopping, dinning and entertaining, you will want to give that new neighborhood a test run. I know what you’re thinking, “finding the best route between all the different houses is going to take too much time and planning.”
Well, have you considered using the driving tour feature on the Helen Adams Website? By using this feature you can select some of your favorite homes and save them to the driving tour, then select a starting location, and Google will map the tour for you, and give you written directions all from our website!! Here’s how you can set up your tour!
On our homepage click onto the quick search box and add in the parameters of your search, such as area, price range, number of bed rooms and bathrooms, etc. Once you have personalized this to your preferences, click search and you will come to a results page that looks similar to the on below.
As you look through the search results you can click on the address to expand the box and view more information and photos about the homes that are listed for you. As you are looking you can add homes to your favorites OR you can add them to your driving tour by clicking on the images at the bottom of the listing.
Once you have added your favorite homes to your driving tour, you can click on the tab at the bottom of the page that reads “driving tour” to review all your selections, or if you add one by accident or change your mind along the way, you can delete them here!
Once you’re ready to get your directions click the green arrow in the pop-up menu that says “view and print map of driving tour.” Once you click this you will be taken to your Google generated map, you will be asked to select a starting location and provide the address. It might be great to include your office, or your child’s school here so you can get a feel for the drive. You can also rearrange the tour order by changing the numbers in the drop down menu.
Once you have everything set up for your tour, and everything is in the proper order, click get directions to refresh the map. Once the map and directions are complete, you can email them out to someone OR you can print them out and take them along with you! Location is key to finding the right place for you (and your family) while you are house hunting, so make sure you take advantage of the simple tool to help ease your search process!