A GPS Finally....

By
Title Insurance with Pioneer Title Agency

I have been against purchasing a GPS because I was always under the assumption that they did not work well where I live. So many of my clients have called to let me know that their car got them lost!

When my family goes out of town I am the GPS. This always causes an argument because I almost always get lost. I am looking at scenery or talking to the kids or reading or whatever else I do that causes me to miss turns. This frustrates my husband to no end. He does not enjoy getting lost.

I quite enjoy getting lost.....I think it's usually more fun if you don't know where you are. You will find all sorts of things that you never thought to look for. Maybe a neat mom & pop restaurant that has the best food.....you just never know.

Well too many of my clients have now asked for GPS coordinates so I knew it was time. I broke down and bought one.

I am enjoying so far but still haven't found out everything it can do. I seen that I can revise my maps so that's good. I was excited to find out that I can load all my music on it! Yes, I am still that far behind in technology that I don't have an ipod.

Anyway I will miss getting lost from time to time but maybe it'll show me a few new places that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. And it will also save bickering in the car and that just can't be beat!

Comments (21)

Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Hi Maddi;

Congratulations on your new GPS, it is a great tool to enjoy.

Oct 27, 2008 11:52 AM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Oh Mandi, you will love your GPS and wonder how you got along without it.  We bought one for my dad a few years ago.  He has said that it was one of the best gift he ever received, besides his delightful children.  :)  He can see the roads coming up before he gets to them.  This could be a lifesaver for aging eyes.  I love mapping out my route on Microsoft Maps and then putting in the addresses ahead of time when I'm showing houses.  It takes a lot of pressure off.

Oct 27, 2008 12:13 PM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

It really comes in handy when your client adds on a property to view and saves a lot of paper and time.

Oct 27, 2008 12:14 PM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Rebecca- I am always the passenger...I scare my husband when I drive LOL!

Anthony- Thanks I'm looking forway to learning all the features.

Oct 27, 2008 12:19 PM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Jen- I'm looking forward to the mapping features for showings!

Mike- I think it'll be easier then unfolding the map that's for sure!

Oct 27, 2008 12:21 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Mandi... I was showing an out of town client property outside of my county and my client bought me a GPS because he was tired of me making wrong turns! How cool is that?

Oct 27, 2008 12:41 PM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Richard you can't beat that!! I always used to tell my clients that we were going on an adventure and we were going to get lost but that would be half the fun!!

Oct 27, 2008 12:57 PM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

I love my GPS!  After a while the neighborhoods become a big melting pot to me.  My GPS makes me look like a genius.  You are going to love it!

Oct 27, 2008 12:58 PM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Mel- Well then if it makes me look like a genius it was money well spent. Hey I found out that I can load documents on it too!

Oct 27, 2008 01:02 PM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

You got one of those fancy ones.  Cool!

Oct 27, 2008 01:11 PM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Hi Mandi - I have had my GPS for a year now, her name is Molly.  Molly is without a doubt, my best friend.  I hate being late, she tells me the time I will get where I am going & where to go.  With all else a realtor has to do while driving (schedule appts, answer q's, eat on the run) it helps me out SO MUCH. 

I heart Molly!  KM

Oct 28, 2008 05:55 AM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Mel- I decided to buy a more expensive one so I didn't have to spend extra $ on an ipod & radio.....my piece of sheez CD player (GM factory) is going out. When I asked my best friend who happens to be a GM mechanic if what it was doing was normal she said yep....it's a piece. Well that was more info then you needed wasn't it?? :)

Kristin- Mine is named Mandy....so her name's a bit different but hopefully I will be saying that Mandy is my best friend before long too!

Oct 28, 2008 06:03 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I haven't invested in one just yet, but I have been giving it some thought. The last time I really got lost, I was showing houses out of my area, and we accidentally found the house my client bought.

Oct 28, 2008 06:22 AM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

JL- Do you see what I mean about getting lost.....so many treasures along the way, including a commission for you! :)

Oct 28, 2008 06:26 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I'm also a fan of getting lost. I have found wonderful things all along the way. I was attempting to find a friend's office when I found my wife.

Oct 28, 2008 06:30 AM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

JL that must be an interesting story....do post about it! I found my husband when I decided that I didn't want to date anyone for at least 6 months.

Oct 28, 2008 07:02 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I love my GPS! The only thing I can say negative about it is that I use it too much as a crutch when going to places I've never been. Rather than remember the landmarks and the road names, I find myself relying too much on the little British accented girl that keeps telling me "Off Route. Recalculating!"

Oct 28, 2008 08:49 AM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Craig- I got that too....mine tried to send me through the neighbor's driveway to get to my house it's not even a road! Little British girl eh?

Oct 28, 2008 08:53 AM
Elayna Fernandez
The Positive Mom - Irving, TX
BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful!

Elayna  Congratulations!  I had only one experience in which my GPS drove me to the woods towards the everglades and I freaked out. Other than that, I loooove it.

LOL It's funny what Craig says because I choose different languages for fun sometimes and I never choose girl voices. Too funny!

Elayna Fernandez  -  The Naples Marketing Blog

Nov 08, 2008 06:44 AM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Elayna- thanks for stopping by! I was out in the sticks yesterday and it just showed a green screen....wouldn't even tell me to turn around it didn't know where I was!! LOL I was wondering if I could learn French from mine......

Nov 08, 2008 06:52 AM