Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Paul - I know my areas pretty well but I often touch "Go Home" on my GPS even if it's a short distance -- I think I like to check the accuracy of the "guide" or if "she" will take me on a new route.   Or maybe I'm odd -- yeah, that's likely the better answer.   

May 15, 2015 01:39 AM
Erin Adams
Greenwich, CT

I cannot survive without my GPS!  I am so bad with directions that I sometimes need it to get from my bedroom to my bathroom ;-)

May 15, 2015 12:57 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes and no..... GPS sure makes finding my way around easier.  

May 15, 2015 01:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

don't tell anyone, but I still don't know how to use my GPS on the BMW...Conrad Allen tried it too and he said it wasn't user friendly....glad it wasn't just me!!!  and I have NO sense of direction....

May 15, 2015 12:50 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yup, but then; I have Sandy who tells me where to go on every second breath.

May 15, 2015 12:11 AM
Joké Durojaiye
Redfin - Bothell, WA

Yes. I'd be lost without it, my kids nicknamed my GPS Matilda and think she's bossy, telling everyone where to go.  I use it all the time, even when I know where I'm going, to check how long it will take me.

May 15, 2015 08:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depending where I am, I don't need it. But I use it, as it lets me drive "mindlessly" with my mind on other things than looking out for streets.

May 15, 2015 03:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

GPS has made life a lot easier. I still have a stack of mapbooks that I used before the days of GPS.

May 15, 2015 03:07 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson I agree! Can't live without it.

May 15, 2015 03:05 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

There are certain neighborhoods of my city that I know well and others, I still rely on a gps to get me there.

May 15, 2015 03:00 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson - not as much - after driving thousands of miles every month, I know most areas I serve! Yes, I do sometimes get lost, though...

May 15, 2015 02:00 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Paul S. Henderson - Completely and absolutely lost.  

I can barely find around the corner without it and like Renee Paray, I have back up.

My buyer clients get the "directionally impaired" disclosure soon after meeting because once I start making u-turns, they'll discover it anyway.

May 15, 2015 01:49 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

I would be lost without the GPS!!! I actually have a back up which was given to me as a Christmas present a two years ago. A few years ago, my GPS started to garble the directions then the screen went blank half way to my appointment. So now I am always prepared with the back up GPS (and actually a 2 nd back up if you count the cell phone).  

May 15, 2015 01:08 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I can't find my way out of a bag. Where is that ancient Thomas Guide in my garage?

May 15, 2015 08:40 AM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Hi Paul, 

I still have an old Thomas Guide lying around, but I do prefer my GPS. Sometimes I even punch in an address to the one in my car and on my phone to see if they have different directions, time or traffic warnings. 

May 15, 2015 05:28 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Absolutely, although many times it doesn't get us to the right address or goes the long way!

May 15, 2015 03:26 AM
Charles "Jason" Bechtold
Weichert Realtors - Delran, NJ
Realtor around Delran, NJ

Yesssss.  I would definitely be lost without the GPS.  I have an awful sense of direction.  Plus I work a huge area that would be very difficult to learn every street.

May 15, 2015 03:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am smiling at your reference to the Thomas Guide.  It had a place of honor in both of our cars, and now Siri does the job.  It has been helpful for us getting in and out of the airport maze in places we did not have a familiarity with.  For instance at the Miami airport, we have gone the wrong way so many times, that the last time we were there we definitely used it,  LOL A

May 15, 2015 03:08 AM
Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

Neighborhoods that I've sold a lot in I can get by with just checking out a map, otherwise my GPS is there to save me

May 15, 2015 03:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes. I depend on my gps.

May 15, 2015 02:09 AM
Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!

Yes! I have to use GPS. I get lost coming out of a neighborhood or subdivision. I have gotten lost up on a dirt road on the mountain that ended in blackberry bushes because my cell phone ran out of service!

May 20, 2015 04:07 AM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

I like to think that I can survive, since I am old school and remember the days of pagers and mapbooks to get me from Point A to Point B!

May 19, 2015 04:50 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We have a crush on our Onstar lady who is used in a pinch !

May 18, 2015 04:07 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm not but my clients certainly are! I remember one recent outing where we had 3 devices telling us all different directions in a car. None were right. I made the buyer turn around & we just went on 'we have to get over there'. We made it but it seems that we are relying way too much on the technology.

I just thru out my map books that I found in a cabinet recently. Threw the maps in my car in the trunk too.

May 18, 2015 02:38 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I use Waze that not only tells you how to get there but also the fastest route so that you avoid traffic. So I use it even when I knowhow to get there.

May 16, 2015 09:25 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I'm sorta strange, I suppose, because I like to have backup systems. My GPS is so old and out of date that I only use my cell now. But I also print out google driving directions. Because sometimes I am in a place without internet or cell phone coverage. And sometimes Siri tells me she's sorry but she cannot help me at the moment, and I want to throw my cell out the car window. But, hey, no, I have a printed map with me -- saved.

May 16, 2015 11:40 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We almost depend on it if not addicted to it.  I still carry a suit of maps over several counties.  

BTW: The Apple maps are so bad !!!!!!!!! Awful.

May 16, 2015 02:12 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

We have so many new developments and roads that the car GPS cannot keep up.  The phone GPS is much better for us in our area.  And yes, I do rely heavily on my GPS!

May 16, 2015 12:51 AM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

GPS all the way there and back.  Its nice to not to have to think about directions and  timing. One less thing to think about makes me happy.

May 15, 2015 10:48 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

They don't really work up here that good... gps and goggle maps are not our go to source.... maybe some day...

May 15, 2015 05:25 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never use them...

May 15, 2015 02:48 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I've lived in my city for almost 17 years and seen a lot of growth. I can get to the general areas pretty easily, but for some of the newer neighborhoods (and the way a lot of our streets curve rather than a straight grid pattern) it's nice to have the GPS.

May 15, 2015 01:31 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I use Siri and Siri uses Google maps. I also use Waze and actually like that app better and can navigate and get around traffic with ease. I do not use MapQuest at all anymore.

May 15, 2015 01:10 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes,  I have to have my GPS

May 15, 2015 01:04 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

It sure makes life easier.  There is nothing worse than being in a large development with a customer in tow driving around and around squinting at small addresses.

May 15, 2015 01:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Paul- I love my Google Maps on the iPhone and for long trips we also have a Garmin GPS.  That said, I never take a long road trip without also have a road atlas.  I use the GPS to get me out of a neighborhood once I get in it. 

May 15, 2015 11:16 AM
William Piotrowski
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation - Naperville, IL
Just Call William 630-881-8655

The best GPS out there is the WAZE App download it you will be amazed

May 15, 2015 10:40 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I either swear by or at my phone.

May 15, 2015 10:25 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Yes, the GPS as made my life a lot easier. 

May 15, 2015 09:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not know how I ever managed without it.  Oh yeah, I remember, I used a map.  We actually did manage without all the technology we depend on today.

May 15, 2015 07:47 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

We are a small 4 stop light town. I don't even need a map. Just give me the house number and I will be there.

May 15, 2015 07:39 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

It seems my brain likes to go on vacation and perfers that I use a tracking device to get where I am going (most of the time).  I use only when in unfamilar territory....

May 15, 2015 06:36 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't use it locally at all.  Sometimes I look at a map for a location when I plan my route, otherwise no. When I go out of town somewhere I haven't been before I use the navigator on my phone.  Seems to work better than the GPS. 

May 15, 2015 06:10 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes!  Unless I have drive there before.  But yes I get lost very easily with out my GPS.

May 15, 2015 06:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I can get lost even with my GPS and Google Maps.  However, I have the unique ability among men to be able to ask for directions!  

May 15, 2015 05:56 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. i have never used GPS. if i ever heed a map, i use mapquest or ADC maps.

May 15, 2015 01:13 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When I'm where I'm not supposed to be, you bet I am lost without my GPS. Of course, if the tank if full, I am never lost.

May 15, 2015 12:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Very rarely do I use them for the simple reason that if the internet goes down, I can still manage to find my way around on my own!

May 26, 2015 05:19 AM
Cassandra V
Cypress, TX

I am definetly lost without my GPS and I can't imagine getting around Houston without it!

May 24, 2015 01:36 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Mine reroutes me around traffic so I love it. Not sure I need it, but I like to use it. 

May 22, 2015 02:50 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Google maps and my smartphone are my guide. It's funny though, our MLS still has a data field for ADC map page. I haven't seen an agent carry a map book around in ages.


May 21, 2015 10:30 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I couldn't agree more. even though I normally know where I am going it takes out the need to question yourself or stare at number after number hoping not to pass it. 

May 20, 2015 03:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I use the GPS function on my iPad and iPhone all the time, but I do have (gasp) an atlas of my area in the back seat of my car just in case. I learned how to get from point A to point B using a "real" map and I actually like doing that. It just takes a little more planning.

May 19, 2015 10:15 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Dec 03, 2017 03:34 AM
Jim Joeriman
Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty, Inc - Lacey Township, NJ
Helping Agents Reach New Heights

Yes to GPS.  We use GPS for so many things beyond navigation.  My fitness tracker is GPS driven.

Jun 14, 2015 09:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I drive a GPS that happens to have a car attached! I used to sell houses really fast in case I could not find them again.

Jun 12, 2015 06:48 AM