Driving from Point A to Point B offers some advantages to the real estate professional that shouldn’t be disregarded. A nice drive – whether 5 minutes or 6 hours – offers an opportunity to see a community and understand the local dynamics that will be impacting your clients.
What’s the architecture? How’s the commute? Roads in good shape? Do you feel safe in the neighborhoods?
These and many more questions shape the intangibles of an area. Knowing the real estate – sure you have to do that. But knowing everything that isn’t real estate is a big differentiator.
And all of this you can pick up through a leisurely drive. Turn off the radio and look out the window. How many pharmacies do you see? Are the strip centers full? Take the time to feel and you’ll be better off.