I was all proud that I googled my way through a little problem needing a solution today. I was proud, that is, until I realized that Nick Bostic wrote about this back in August on Agent Genius, a blog I am (supposed to be) a contributor on. Oh, well. I am still excited about “my” find.
My conundrum was this. Steve and I have long had a map of all of the homes we have sold in Scripps Ranch. It is a handy little visual when we find the need to convince someone we aren’t just on our way back from the licensing exam. We have “long had” this map since the summer of 2006, so it needed updating.
Now, back in 2006, in the days before running water and the wheel, we created this collateral piece by literally drawing little dots on a map and then sending it to our print/design firm along with a check for $40 gazillion to get it produced. I initally figured I could use Google Maps to recreate and update the map but, sparing you the details, it wasn’t possible, at least not that I could see, to go directly from spreadsheet with addresses (and not geoocodes) to magic map.
It turns out that Map a List allowed me to do just that. Voila!
Now, there is no stopping me! I spent the afternoon just looking for things to map. I was going to map Steve, but he keeps moving around. So, instead, here is a map plotting the detached homes sold in Scripps Ranch during the third quarter of this year.
And now that I have finally read Nick’s post, here is a map (stealing an idea from him) showing the locations of current Scripps Ranch listings where the agent is fessing up that the sale is subject to lender approval (short or bank-owned).
The sad thing is that I realized after the fact that I could have accomplished the same thing using Zeemaps, which I was playing around with here in August of last year. I just forgot. Next up, I think I’ll map my brain.