My TOM-TOM has saved TIME-TIME, GAS-GAS and my BUTT-BUTT!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

I admit I am geographically challenged. I also admit that I have gotten lost several times while out showing properties to clients. The overwhelming feelings of inadequacy had crept into my daily life regarding this. It has always been this way and that is one reason I love to live in small communities rather than big, bustling cities. If I want to experience Big City Life, I will go to Las Vegas for the day, get lost and come back home!

I do not know the difference from NORTH, SOUTH, EAST or EAST! But I do know that I ALWAYS go the opposite way that I am supposed to...

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Prior to my Tom-Tom when I was scheduling a home tour for my clients, I would Google Map every address, get into my car and drive to each and every home to be sure that I knew exactly how to get there prior to the actual showing. Talk about  exhausting and a waste of gas!

 

one way                                       one way

I could get lost on the way home if I was faced with a Detour Sign! I'm s-e-r-i-o-us!

After coming home with my horror stories of taking a LEFT instead of a RIGHT and heading the WRONG WAY down a ONE WAY street, my husband bought me a Tom-Tom and had it installed. Oh, happy day!

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So if you are geographically challenged and want to avoid the embarrassment and inconvenience of getting lost, I highly advise you to buy a Tom-Tom or GPS brand of your choice. My confidence level has gone up a few notches! I am still geographically challenged but have confidence in my little buddy to help me along the way!

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Wanda - we must be twins!!!   I love mine too especially for timing the route - makes scheduling a breeze.

Jun 03, 2009 06:19 PM #1
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Looks like we are triplets, lol.  I could not survive without mine.  I got tired of wasting gas and embarrassing myself by getting lost with clients.  Thank heavens for our GPS systems!!!

Jun 03, 2009 06:25 PM #2
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Susan, I never thought about timing the route-Thank you for that! How is your market?

Jun 03, 2009 06:27 PM #3
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Oh my gosh, we're triplets! I sweat less now that I can get my clients there in a timely manner! Thanks Elizabeth!

Jun 03, 2009 06:29 PM #4
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Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Wanda - I use a Garmin and find it very useful in finding homes in areas I've never been in before.  I'd be lost without it; no pun intended.

Jun 03, 2009 06:45 PM #5
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Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty
Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty - Lake Harmony, PA
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Wanda,

    I love the whole presentation of this blog. Funny as all heck!

Jun 03, 2009 07:07 PM #6
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Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

Those are great pics.  I wish the Tom Tom would recognize newer construction areas, and perhaps I need to fiddle with it more for that to be the case.

Jun 03, 2009 07:22 PM #7
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Jon, You made a funny without meaning to...I love it! I do like the fact that I am able to find those areas that are less known.

Rick, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Heather, Yes, I have noticed that it does not recognize the newer developments. I go to the multiple listing service and check them out.

Jun 03, 2009 09:20 PM #9
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Troy Jowers
Crescent City Living, LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Realtor

Hi Wanda, great and funny post. If you ever have the misfortune of driving around New Orleans, bring your Tom-Tom. We have so many one-ways, and "no left turn" intersections, that even I...more or less here my whole life...rely heavily on my GPS. Probably perfect for you getting around the Las Vegas Strip, eh?

Jun 03, 2009 10:51 PM #10
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pro's"

My Garmin has gotton me there, but a few wrong turns, it needs to be updated.

Jun 04, 2009 12:02 AM #11
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Troy, I'd love to get lost in New Orleans! (and thanks for the advice!)

Cindy, You should be able to update,,,I need to finish reading my manual!

Jun 04, 2009 08:06 AM #12
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

I LOVE my cheap little Tom-Tom.  It too has saved me countless hours of route planning and map-printing.

Jun 04, 2009 08:28 AM #13
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Tom, I think the GPS is a necessary tool for realtors who are G. C.!

Jun 04, 2009 10:18 AM #14
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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I use Google Maps and map out directions. What I really hate is when a buyer says, "Oh, let's not see house #3." I say we should drive by at least. Because I don't want them to know that if we skip house #3, I may not know how to get from house #2 to house #4. LOL. But I always carry my Garmin in the glovebox for emergencies. Just the other day Google Maps told me to go north on Watt when I knew for a fact that I needed to go south. Google isn't always right.

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Jun 04, 2009 02:36 PM #15
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Elizabeth, You are right, Google Maps are incorrect at times. My brother and I took a trip to Washington D.C. using Google Maps and got lost several times...the UPS guy even gave us incorrect information...go figure! D.C. is extremely hard to navigate! I wonder how we would have done with a GPS system...we'll try it next time.

Jun 04, 2009 03:37 PM #16
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I love love my GPS!

Before I got it my GPS, I always teased my clients that I don't have left and right turn signals, I only have U-turn signals in my car!

Well done Wanda Well done Wanda!!!

Jun 04, 2009 06:53 PM #17
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Craig...U-turn signals! That's great fun! Ha-ha!

Jun 04, 2009 07:53 PM #18
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Cheryl Powell
RE/MAX Executive Realty - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
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Geographically challenged? That's my husband, not me. Our gaminwas our best purchase EVER!

Jun 04, 2009 07:55 PM #19
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Cheryl, The GPS is one of the greatest inventions ever! I bet your husband would agree.

Jun 04, 2009 08:01 PM #20
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