OOPS! - The Map Coordinates In The REALTOR® MLS Were "999"

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Here in the mid-Atlantic region we, like many real estate associations, have map coordinates in our MLS listings. Its' purpose is twofold
  • It enables me to quickly zero in on a property's general location
  • It facilitates arranging listings for ease of travel with my clients
Many REALTORS® are either too inexperienced or too careless to locate and enter the map coordinates. Hence, the ever misleading "999" entry that tells me I may be dealing with a REALTOR® who doesn't take his or her client obligation very seriously.

While arranging listings for a client coming in from The Netherlands there was a listing with a map coordinate - it was in the middle of the 15,000 acre Prince William Forest Park and not very helpful, either

You depend on your REALTOR® to put forth maximum effort to market your home. The very least you should expect is that they use all the tools made available to them to accomplish that goal. After all, it's impossible for me to sell your home if I can't find it.


The plane in the photo above is hanging beneath the spire in the rotunda of the National Museum Of The Marine Corps in Quantico. The map coordinate in the REALTOR® mapbook is 24D8. It's a lovely place to visit - there just aren't any homes there and it's a lousy place to fly an airplane

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Karen I love the photo and I like the statement you made about it being a losy place to fly or plane.  On a serious note misdirecting potential buyers can be harmful to a seller.

May 31, 2010 11:53 PM
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Jennifer  There is too much incompetence in our business today

June 01, 2010 10:30 AM
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Map coordinates are a thing of the past and probably should be removed as a mandatory field from our MLS.  They were based on the old ADC Map books which are rarely used today.  Good directions are far more important these days. 

June 01, 2010 03:29 PM
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Stacy  They serve the purpose of giving general location to quickly sort listings  Good directions are important s well

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Karen  You did an excellent job on this post - I enjoyed reading the varied comments

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