On September 23rd, Flexmls will roll out to improvements to the Driving Directions feature, making it much more user friendly.
When viewing listings or search results on the Map tab, you can access Google Maps driving directions for the route between your selected listings or to the current highlighted listing. What a great way to map out multiple showings! To create driving directions for a set of listings, place a check mark next to the listings to select them, then arrange the selected listings in your preferred driving order on the left side of your screen. Click, hold, and drag to reorder the selected listings. The current highlighted listing is always shown as a star on the map.:
Click on Driving Directions to get Google Maps directions to the listings.:
If you have multiple listings selected, you will land on the Selected Listings tab of the Map Driving Directions screen. To map driving directions to the listings in their current order, click View in Google Maps. If you’d like to copy the link to put in an email, you have two options: 1) if flash is enabled on your browser, click the Copy Link button and the link will be copied to your clipboard and can be pasted into your email; 2) if you do not have flash enabled, highlight the link in the center of the screen and copy it using or mouse of keyboard shortcuts.
When viewing the listings in Google Maps, you can rearrange the driving order by clicking and dragging the listings. You can also add additional addresses if you want to add more locations or your current address to the driving directions. Click the Details link to get a list of printable driving directions.
If you do not have any listings selected in Flexmls, you will default to the Current Listing tab when you click on Driving Directions. YOu can also manually select the Current Listing tab, even if you do have multiple listings selected.
If you click View in Google Maps for the Current Listing, Google Maps will open in a new tab, the listing will appear as the destination, and you will manually enter the starting point. The same process applies if you copy the link from the Map Driving Directions screen.