Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Many Realtors are going to be OLD MAP BOOKs if they do not adapt to the GPS our industry has become.

Mar 02, 2018 08:31 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I remember the Thomas Guide.  Each one of us had one in the car.  A

Mar 02, 2018 12:23 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Totally remember those books!  When I moved to Phoenix in 93 (from small town of Flagstaff) I used the big map book to map out every house I showed. I had no idea of where I was going and I sure wanted to get there!

Mar 02, 2018 08:41 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I can say many rural areas are not reflected correctly on online maps, the good old fashions ones have a place some days

Mar 02, 2018 08:23 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Mar 02, 2018 08:03 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

When I first started in the business I had the map books. I remember putting stickies on the streets of the houses I was showing & then doing a connect-the-dots to plan my route.

Even though we have GPS now & life's a lot simpler I still think it's a good idea for this generation to learn to read maps. 

Mar 02, 2018 07:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The good old days...

Mar 02, 2018 01:43 PM
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Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
C2 Financial - San Diego, CA
C2 Financial

In the Northwest they were called Thomas Guides.  As an Wholesale Account Executive I remember driving to clients with the map open on my steering wheel!!!  Crazy!  

Mar 02, 2018 12:40 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I used to have many of those. I still have a couple of US Atlases to help plan trips.

Mar 02, 2018 12:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A new world we live in, I like it.

Mar 02, 2018 11:08 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Old map books? Richie, you're not related to Amerigo Vespucci are you? Just say road atlas. I keep one around just in case.

Mar 02, 2018 11:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I even remember old mls books.

Mar 02, 2018 10:01 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Ohh, yes, I remember those days very well!  Thanks goodness for technology which makes our job so much easier..

Mar 02, 2018 09:40 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The "Thomas Guide" was a required purchase each year.  We'd hit up Costco every January and they'd have pallets of them.  We'd buy one for the (home) office, then move that one to the primary car, then that one to the secondary car and the secondary car's old one would be tossed. 

 

We used to have the Thomas Guide map page listed in all our listings and the office is where we planned our driving routes, so that's why the newest one went to the office.

Mar 02, 2018 09:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do remember. Life is so much easier with navigation.  

Mar 02, 2018 09:23 AM
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

 

How about AAA trip  planning book routes their office provided members. The agents preplanned your whole route so you wouldn't get lost:-)

My parents were not AAA members.  They used to get in the biggest arguments over map reading. Dad would never stop for direction help.....

Mar 02, 2018 09:03 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I still keep old fashioned maps in the car because the moment I need to rely on the GPS, it looses its signal!

Mar 02, 2018 08:55 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

The old maps are going by the wayside just like the phone book that showed up by front door last week.  Recycle bin.

Mar 02, 2018 08:42 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We still have US maps in our traveling vehicle. We used to highlight all the places we went as we traveled cross country, but we have stopped doing that. The maps are still in the car though and the kids look at them sometimes on our road trips. -K

Mar 02, 2018 08:03 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Oh,yes!  I keep an atlas in my car because I don't always take the GPS recommended route.  Last year, for example, on my way thru California to Arizona, I went a much more indirect route to avoid fires and traffic issues.

Mar 02, 2018 08:01 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes, I remember them quite well. In fact, I still have one although I'm sure "why?". Memories...

Mar 02, 2018 07:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do remember my gigantic map book.... Google Maps trumps it, for sure...

Mar 02, 2018 07:46 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I still buy and keep an atlas in my car, never more than 2 years old.  The grid could go down, the roads aren't moving.

Mar 03, 2018 05:36 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use my iphone maps for years and waze.

Mar 02, 2018 11:03 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It still is in our MLS work sheets

Mar 02, 2018 10:37 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I still have a couple

Mar 02, 2018 08:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - the technology world is moving so fast...

Mar 02, 2018 06:00 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I was just discussing how Google Maps has simplified driving this week. It is nice that you can program in the address and have the directions read to you. No more pulling over when you are alone. Of course Google Maps and a passenger/navigator is even better. :-)

Mar 02, 2018 05:54 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I still have an almanac in my car for my county just in case I need it some day.

Mar 02, 2018 05:03 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Those were great, Richie. Disappeared with GPS and Google Maps.

Mar 02, 2018 04:03 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Actually, I don't, Richie. I was selling in NYC at that time... no maps needed.... city is east and west and north and south on a grid. Besides I grew up in NYC and could get anywhere by foot, subway, bus without consulting any maps. By the time I was selling in Charlotte, there was mapquest, etc. to consult.

Mar 02, 2018 10:57 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar I still have an old ADC map book on my book shelf. If you need a map, Google Maps sure makes life easier.

Mar 02, 2018 10:55 AM
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Andrea Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Lewes, DE

I've heard Waze is even better than Google Maps. It'll give you a different route if there's traffic, etc. I haven't tried it yet though.

Mar 02, 2018 09:41 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I did buy several, and gave them to relocation buyers when they came into town, and now that company is out of business.

Mar 05, 2018 04:33 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes I remember the days of paper maps!

Mar 04, 2018 04:36 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

We had the Mapsco maps and lived by it! It even had the subdivision names in the areas and was the way I learned all of them!

Mar 04, 2018 06:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I do! I remember my trifold, laminated Charlotte map - loved it!

Funny but, because I used a map so much before GPS ever came about, I utilize the map on my dashboard GPS far more than the directions!

Knowing the city from memorizing that laminated map years ago has been a tremendous benefit in this business!

Mar 03, 2018 10:19 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I remember those well... put lots of red dots on them to map out showings. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago. For personal road trips, AAA used to map it out for you with all the accompanying routing maps.

Mar 03, 2018 09:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I remember.

Mar 03, 2018 07:20 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ron and Alexandra Seigel nailed this one!

Mar 03, 2018 06:51 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Mar 03, 2018 03:14 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I get detailed directions because to ofter GPS is off by miles

Mar 02, 2018 02:19 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to the open book on the steering wheel Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin 

Mar 02, 2018 01:22 PM