Google Maps can be edited...

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Real Estate Agent with Mason Real Estate CA BRE 01444168

I was frustrated because whenever I searched for may address on Google Maps it took me about a block east of where my office is located.  Now, this might not seem like such a big deal...but it was, and let me tell you why.

The photos that went with the location showed a vacant field...yikes.  I am in the newest and brightest and best neighborhood shopping center in the entire Hemet - San Jacinto Valley, CA.  And when people look for directions, they find a vacant field...no way.

So, I stumbled and played around a bit...not exactly what happened, but it happened.  I now have my pointer smack in the middle of the retail shopping center my business calls home...right where it belongs!

Unfortunately for me, I didn't have access to the video that Google has on YouTube explaining exactly how to correct this problem

Check it out...




So, if you home or place of business (or any point of interest to you) is off on Google Maps...even if it is just a little bit, like across the street.  Watch this quick video (less than a minute) and see how easy it is to make the change.

I don't believe the change will be instant...if it is, it will probably be subject to verification.  The Video says something about 200 yards...anything more will be verified, for sure.  My move was about 2 blocks...so I'm guessing I exceeded the 200 yard rule, which is why it took some time.  But, I have got to tell you, I am thankful and it helps with my LOCAL SEARCH results...which is where we all want to be found, isn't it?

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Until Next Time, Have a Blessed Day,

John Occhi, ePRO, REALTOR®
DRE Lic No: 01444168


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Rainer
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Theodora Wu
TJ Investments - Burien, WA

John

I wasn't even aware of this.  Thanks for letting us know.  I'll have to check out my home and business address.

Oct 22, 2009 06:58 PM #1
Rainmaker
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate

It really is very simple...I wnet in and made a couple of mionor changes.

Good luck with this...hope it works out for you.

Oct 22, 2009 08:00 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Ed Newman
Alamo Infrared, LLC - Midvale, UT

What a great tip, thanks for sharing

Oct 22, 2009 09:03 PM #3
Rainmaker
342,232
Ed Newman
Alamo Infrared, LLC - Midvale, UT

What a great tip, thanks for sharing

Oct 22, 2009 09:03 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks for sharing - will check out my address also!

Oct 22, 2009 10:54 PM #5
Rainmaker
565,035
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

John, This is great information.  I had no idea there was anyway to rectify these problems.

Oct 23, 2009 12:32 AM #6
Rainmaker
113,052
Randy DeLaMare
Realtypath LLC - Salt Lake City, UT
Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams

John, Good to know, I tried this in the past with another mapping company and it was impossible, nice to know you can do this on Google maps.

Oct 23, 2009 05:17 PM #7
Rainmaker
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate
Ed, Thanks for the acknowledgment - I hope the tip works out for you. John
Oct 24, 2009 12:58 AM #8
Rainmaker
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate

Norma,

Hoping that Google has your address right...but if not, now you know how to correct it...

John

Oct 24, 2009 12:59 AM #9
Rainmaker
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate

Chain,

There is always a way...figuring it out is always a different subject, but just about any public data can be corrected - with enough persistance.

John

Oct 24, 2009 01:01 AM #10
Rainmaker
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate

Randy,

I'll bet that's why that other 'mapping company' is no longer as popular.  It just seems that whatever Google does, Google does right.

John

Oct 24, 2009 01:02 AM #11
Rainer
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Nelson Bermas
EXIT Real Estate Consultants - Lexington, SC
Your Lexington REALTOR®

Thanks for the tip. I hate it when I google something and it is in the wrong spot.

Nov 01, 2009 01:49 PM #12
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