Ebby.com Now Makes Open House Touring Easier

Ebby.com, the award-winning website of Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, now has another great feature for home buyers and agents alike – and it s just in time for this weekend s National Open House Weekend.

The new Ebby Open House Tour feature allows users to create their own custom open house tour, complete with turn-by-turn driving directions. Visitors browse all open houses for a specific day or time period based on their criteria, and add their properties of interest to a cart, which is used to generate a tour map complete with directions from the visitor s starting location of choice to their chosen open houses. Best of all, this feature is available for all open houses shown in the Multiple Listing Services, not just properties listed by Ebby Halliday, REALTORS, says June Feltman, Director of Special Projects for The Ebby Halliday Companies.

This improvement comes at the perfect time. According to the 2010 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, about 90 percent of today s home buyers used the internet in their home searches. That s why we are constantly focused on innovation, and to do that in today s market, you must be focused online. The days of promoting a handful of homes in tiny print ads are over, which is why The Ebby Halliday Companies is continuing to pursue various online features that will continue to make Ebby.com the go-to source for DFW real estate.

To generate your own open house tour map, follow these 5 easy steps:

  1. Begin by visiting EbbyOpenHouses.com and selecting your desired date to visit open houses, input your home criteria and click Search .
  2. Scroll through the home results and click the Add to Tour button below the photo of each property you wish to visit and that home will be added to your Open House Tour list, which appears at the left of the screen.
  3. After you have added all the homes you wish to tour, click the View Map and Print Route link at the top of your Open House Tour list.
  4. You may now choose a specific order you wish to tour the homes, or choose the Fastest Route option. Enter your starting address and click Get Directions to receive a map route and turn-by-turn driving directions.
  5. You can email the map and directions to yourself or others, or print the list to take with you on tour.

Best of luck, and happy touring!