Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In which I pat myself on the back.

We often have people call and ask us for the phone numbers or addresses of businesses. I usually google it even though we have phone books right at the desk with us. But I had a lady call in today and ask me for this:

She: "I need the name and number of a realty office in American Fork that's near to Wasatch Nutrition. It's really close by, like a couple doors down, I think."

Me: "And you don't know the name of the realty office?"

She: "No. Like I said, it's really close to Wasatch Nutrition."

Aaaaaand I found it for her. That's right: I'm amazing.

Ok, I can't take all the credit. I'd like to thank Google and Google Maps.

Here's how I did it:
I googled "Wasatch Nutrition in American Fork"

Then I took the address from one of the listings and put it into google maps.

Google maps brought up the business along with a list of options including "Search Nearby"

I clicked on that and typed in "Realty" (Note: you can type any general business type into this field and google maps will find them for you. In the past I've search for "Laundromat" and "Dentist" and "Dry Cleaning")

Several nearby Realty offices popped up on my map.

I asked my caller if it was west of Wasatch Nutrition and on the north side of the street - she said yes and - voila. Awesomeness.


Nikki Jenson said...

Bre - you are AWESOMENESS! You never cease to amaze me!

Ross and Kathy said...

I'm amazed too. Although I had to find a post office the other day near our new office. I also needed to find the La Habra City Hall. Both times I used Google. I especially like to use "street view". That way I can see where I'm going. All I'm saying is, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". I'm almost as smart as my kids (and that says a lot).

Breanne said...

Thanks, guys!

Barney Family said...

Simply ammaaaaazing, my dear!!

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