Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many of the homes I show do NOT come upon GPS or it sends them a mile away.   That is why I give very detailed directions.  Some agents don't use them and then call because they can't find the place because they didn't do as they were instructed by following directions.

Feb 05, 2015 12:24 AM
Devin Veith
Amp Realty - Louisville, KY

A lot of people don't update the maps on their GPS, so the newer houses won't show up.  I use my Iphone as a GPS since it updates automatically.

Feb 04, 2015 11:44 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Not my main job. Praful takes care of the showings.

Jun 15, 2018 10:53 PM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Generally I check the online maps before I leave the office and know where I am going.  I hate to deal with the GPS while I am driving.    Most of the area I know so well once I get it on the map (or at least the street) I am fine. 

Feb 06, 2015 02:22 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Unfortunately, some addresses are just not GPS friendly, not to sure what a listing agent could do about it.

Feb 05, 2015 05:49 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Hi Joan, I have found every house I have ever shown without the use of GPS. I have also received several calls from agents that were lost because they were using GPS instead of following the directions in my MLS listings.

Feb 04, 2015 11:24 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I have - and yes, it is a nightmare!

Feb 02, 2018 10:17 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I've had this happen as well. No idea how or why since we are such an internet crazed life.  I don't trust GPS and always look at tax records for every listing's location before heading out.  Directions can be wrong and GPS can be wrong.  Of course that is still looking online!

Feb 16, 2015 12:25 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Joan-I have experienced a house address not being available via GPS. Love it when listing agent provide good directions on mls.

Feb 06, 2015 10:41 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have seen remarks in mls by listing agents when it does not show up on gps. They specify . 

Feb 05, 2015 10:13 PM
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

I have seen several listings where the listing agent clearly points out in the remarks not to use GPS.  I love proactive agents that go the extra mile to help out!

Feb 05, 2015 09:41 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, it's happened to me. If it's a home that isn't showing up on mapping services or GPS, I call the listing agent for specific directions. In Charlotte it has less to do with age of home, as with so many new neighborhoods and streets in areas that were previously farm land.

Feb 05, 2015 07:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joan Cox about GPS checking for listing - what if some of the agents do not have latest GPS? (Actually, I have not updated GPS in my car since 2009 - and I do come across situation where GPS does not find the location. That's when I use Google Maps on my Android phone.)

Feb 05, 2015 12:21 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joan Cox home built in 2000 should show up in GPS! I use Google Maps for such homes - and usually it works. We also have 'direction' details in MLS listing sheet.

Feb 05, 2015 12:18 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes I have, and it is so frustrating.  Usually the written directions in the MLS will get you there manually.

Feb 05, 2015 11:54 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea - we have no addresses!! Directions go something like this: 4 NW of 6th on Dolores (that's approximately where my office is located). You can now find "Rothwell Realty Inc. Carmel CA" or "Hella Rothwell" on Google by name but not by it's address!


Feb 05, 2015 11:46 AM
John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
The experience to get you to the other side!

Depending on GPS in our area will lead to professional suicide. 

Our MLS has directions in the listing info.

Feb 05, 2015 11:30 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Our Matrix MLS system tells us if there are no coordinates and we have the ability to search coordinates and add them to the listing so that GPS can find the property. 

Feb 05, 2015 10:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Garmin did not have this home, nor did the buyers' GPS in their car.   Luckily the agent had "semi directions" in the car, and got close, and we found it.   This was a home built in 2000 and I update my GPS often as I show new construction often.

Feb 05, 2015 10:18 AM
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Many times. As a listing agent, I always put in driving directions. I love it when the GPS says..."private roads in this area." When at the property, I will mark the address and see what the GPS is calling it. A note to BA or in the remarks makes this very helpful.

Feb 05, 2015 09:48 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many good responses that a home doesn't show on GPS.

Feb 05, 2015 08:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This happens regularly with new home subdivisions. Ia lways make sure there are directions and double check the mapping on Google and on the MLS. Sadly. every now and then the GPS goofs up and sends me on a wild ride


Feb 05, 2015 04:17 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Updating GPS is not very simple and many newer roads and addresses don't show up for a couple years. I always recommend agents provide good driving directions in the listing as a backup. Besides, not everyone has/uses GPS!

Feb 05, 2015 03:17 AM
Bill Dandridge
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU - Durham, NC
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I have often had a house that did not show up on my car-installed GPS, and have fretted in the past. When I realized that the Google maps onmy phone always has the house, my heartbeat lessened. On those rare occasions when neither has the house located, I plug in a side street from the MLS directions, and go from there.

Feb 05, 2015 03:06 AM
Marla Yost
Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Marla Yost Team

I haven`t used the directions on the MLS in a long time .GPS or Iphone

Feb 05, 2015 03:05 AM
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

We have areas that are not on GPS, rural. We do it the good old fashoined way...we read the directions !

Feb 05, 2015 02:48 AM
Penny Stevenson
Chestatee Real Estate - Dahlonega, GA

GPS doesn't always have the correct information in our rural filing in directions are very important.

Knowing how to correct streets and what auto populates, to Google maps, GPS, that would be awesome!

Feb 05, 2015 02:28 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Listing agent should have directions on the listing.  And to those agents that just write 'use GPS' --I say that is a very lazy approach to promoting a listing!

Feb 05, 2015 01:51 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

My personal realtor irony is that I don't know how to read a map.  I have a GPS in my car, which I've pretty much stopped using in favor of my phone or iPad.  For me, it's good to have a GPS and a back up GPS.

Feb 05, 2015 01:39 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Our MLS sometimes has problems when you clone a listing then change the address & the coordinates turn up wrong. Something we always check. Google knows it's there!

I do remember living in a new house & the fire dept didn't know where my street was which was very upsetting lol.

Feb 05, 2015 01:33 AM
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Yes, just happened a couple of weeks ago. In this case it was for new construction. Prompted me to suggest to our MLS committee that we make directions a mandatory field. Don't know that they will though.

Feb 05, 2015 01:22 AM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

It is very easy to do on our MLS. In fact in almost doesn't let you out until you remap it. Piece of cake so if I see one wrong it annoys me.

Feb 05, 2015 01:18 AM
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I've shown a few homes that did not show up on GPS -- but the listing agents were good enough to include a GPS-findable nearby home/landmark.  If they want the house to be found and sold, they should take the time to provide clear directions.

Feb 05, 2015 01:18 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Hmmm... What ever happened to maps? Most of them are accurate, and a whole lot easier to use. 

I have to laugh, because if you try to find my house, GPS will take you on a wild goose chase, about 20 miles out of the way and into the mountains. Then you'll end up at a locked gate at the back of our pasture.

This time of year you won't get here at all, because the old logging road isn't plowed in winter. In summer, you'd better hope you're driving a vehicle with high clearance! 

Feb 05, 2015 01:05 AM
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I have a lake house in the national forest, GPS will not find it. Does not show the  roads or the lake...just green for National Forest.  Now I need a buyer who wants to never be found.

Feb 05, 2015 12:55 AM
Wendy Remley
Utah Prestige Real Estate - Syracuse, UT

I have had this happen a few times- google maps or other mapping sites had the house in an entirely different place. I always make sure that my listings show up on google/yahoo/whatever maps as in the right spot. If not, there's a way to report it to the search engines.

Our MLS also has a mapping feature, and we can manually change where the pin drop is when we're uploading the listing. I always double check that the pin is in the correct spot to make it easier to find. 

If the home is difficult to find, I describe in great detail how to get there.

Feb 05, 2015 12:54 AM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Yes, I have had this experience on more than one occasion. Depending on when the appointment is made, I will try to find the home in advance, so I don't get lost.  If it's that hard to find, I'll ask the Listing Agent for exact directions prior to showing the home.  I still carry a map, too.  You can not always rely on technology.

Feb 05, 2015 12:26 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have had some rural homes that did not show up, the road kind of ended. I used the address of the business at the end of the road in my directions and told them to keep going exactly 1.1 miles to my listing,  it worked.

Feb 05, 2015 12:19 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Often that happens w/ newer homes and there is virtually nothing you can do to get it to show up on GPS.  The simpler solution is to to include the 2 cross streets.

Feb 04, 2015 11:48 PM