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There Are Waze To Get To My Listings

 

Last week when taking a technology class, the instructor was very enthusiastic about using the Waze app. Explaining that it warned of accidents, speed cameras, police etc.

  Since Waze was already on my iPhone, I checked it out and found it very easy to use.

 

waze

 

It talked to me and it gave very clear directions both verbal and visual.

Took a photo of the directions and liked the way it looked.

  In our new Bright MLS  and we can use up to

150 photos (our old system allowed only 30) 

 

Ah-ha moment! 

 Took the picture of the directions and used it for one of the photos in the MLS for my new listing.

Much easier to use than the ADC map coordinates.

Instead of a room in the house, there is a picture of the directions. 

It looks like this.

 

Directions To Fairbrook

 

Having almost unlimited use of photos,

I am thinking of other ways to use those 150 spaces.

 

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Comment balloon 23 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 23 2018 01:42AM

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I can't get my Waze to be audible. Ant tips?

Posted by Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty) 7 months ago

Great idea Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .. I think that such visual for my listings would be very beneficial to potential buyers. People prefer pictures over written directions ..

Posted by Bo Kociuba & Buster Elliott, HOME is Where Your Story Begins (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties ) 7 months ago

Go to your Waze settings and make sure the sound is turned on. Gwen Banta 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Dear Margaret,

Now there is one slick idea!

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 7 months ago

Bo Kociuba & Buster Elliott Glad you like this. Think it is a good addition and will be adding these photos of the directions on each of my listings. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Dörte Engel Once in a while we come up with a new idea. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

That's my frustration, Margaret - it IS turned on!

Posted by Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty) 7 months ago

Gwen Banta Maybe I can call you tomorrow and we can compare our settings. What's a good time?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Margaret, that is so very kind of you, but I will be showing homes in Malibu all day with virtually no cell signal. My son-in-law said he would check it after work tomorrow  because he thinks the problem is with my car audio settings, as the car is brand new. If that doesn't work, I will contact you a bit later in the week. Thank you so much!

Posted by Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty) 7 months ago
  • Gwen Banta Good luck with your showings tomorrow. Hope your son-in-law figures it out. 
Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Another novel thought from you for promoting your listings. Thanks! Enjoy your rday!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 7 months ago

Hello Margaret - ah, technology.  I remember when we could find properties because we knew neighborhoods. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 7 months ago

Wayne Martin It's always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

I haven't previously heard of the Waze app, Margaret.  However, I have been really greatful for the navigation available on my cell.  Do you remember when we carried around Thomas Brothers map books?

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 7 months ago

I have used it for a long time and when caught in places like downtown Oklahoma City is always finds me the fastest way out.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 7 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat Until a couple of weeks ago, our mls asked for the map coordinates for each property. We used ADC Map books...and I still have them.

Waze is a free app...you might want to check it out.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Joe Pryor When I used it last week it told me to go a strange way. I ignored...it was right...huge accident and blocked traffic for miles. 

Note to self: Must learn to trust Waze.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Margaret I haven't heard of waze before.  I've got a mapping system in car that gets me around pretty fast and alerts me to accidents and traffic issues. I have no idea what it's called.  Waze would be another simple solution - thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 7 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 I will use anything that will get me to the right place. Have GPS in the car, have all the other apps on phone...but this Waze  seems like a really good app use.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, I love Waze App, really useful. Thanks for sharing!




 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 7 months ago

Beth Atalay I see you are using a new logo for the BananaTude logo. Thanks for the feature.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Good idea. In this rural area of Mohave County, NW AZ (the 5th largest county n the country) roads are plotted by the county, but have never been actually constructed.  Hence I learned to be careful when using this app as well as others.

Posted by Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom (Dirt Road Real Estate) 7 months ago

 

Leanne Smith Your area does not sound like it would encourage this concept. Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

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