QR Code: How I Used at Open House

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

QR Code:  How I Used at Open House

I have been having a terrible time trying to figure out uses for QR Codes (besides putting them on flyers and sign riders).  So yesterday, I had this bright idea and this is what I did.

Open House Sign In CardI created sign in cards by using Avery 28877 Perforated Business Cards and created individual sign-in cards.

On the flip side, I printed instructions on how to download a QR Code Reader

After they filled out the card and downloaded the QR Code Reader, the gave the sign in card back to me. 

And then I gave them the Special One Day Sale QR Code to scan


NOTE:  Asking if they are working with an agent always seems like a trick question, so I asked for their agent's name instead.  I either got the agent's name OR N/A. 

I usually don't have a lot of success getting people to sign in at open houses on sign in sheets (mostlyQR Code Reader Instructions because of privacy issues I guess).  But this worked perfectly for several reasons:

 

  1. People did not have to be concerned about other visitors viewing their personal information
  2. They got someting in return (QR Codes offering the chance to purchase the home at a special price)
  3. They learned about QR Codes and will now recognize them when they see them and be able to scan them.

 

Test QR CodeI created a QR Code to a SPECIAL Postlets Webpage to reveal the QR Code (the QR Code on the left is not the one I used).  Although I did not get an offer, visitors have until 5:00 to purchase at special price.  And for the first time, everyone who visited the open house signed in.

Another good way to use QR Codes at Open Houses is for Giveaways.  You can give away

                Prizes (i.e. $5 Starbucks Card, etc)
                Have QR Code drawing (put codes in fishbowl)
                Offer FREE Home Warranties
                The possibilities are endless

 

 

NOTE:  I had downloaded several QR Code Readers, but ScanLife was the first that I have downloaded that works like a charm.  I highly recommend it.

 

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Beth Good Realtor
Century 21 Preferred - Temecula, CA
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Thanks for providing the samples.  I just created the cards for our upcoming house this Saturday.  Such a great idea.

May 10, 2011 04:28 AM #72
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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Elizabeth don't forget to blog about your experience with the cards (particularly if you find that there is a difference between using regular sign in sheets and the cards).

May 10, 2011 04:35 AM #73
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Beth Good Realtor
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Will do!  I really think between the cards themselves vs. sign-in sheet and the Agent's name that you've reduced two "trick questions", lol.  

May 13, 2011 04:18 AM #74
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Charita Cadenhead
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Elizabeth then I will consider my job done. Thanks.

May 13, 2011 04:29 AM #75
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Rhonda Abbott
Howard Hanna - Wadsworth, OH
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Great ideas!  I love the QR code fishbowl giveaway idea - I'll be chewing on options for that all day!

May 16, 2011 02:18 AM #76
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Charita Cadenhead
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Rhonda it took me a while, but not I am really excited about QR Codes and some of their possible uses.

May 16, 2011 02:35 AM #77
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Virginia Dean
Keller Williams Tulare County - Visalia, CA
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Great post, and thanks for inspiring us all to go outside the box.  I had two open houses this weekend, and on Sunday one visitor signed her name but no address, phone or e-mail.  The second visitor saw what the first visitor did and did the same, so I got no info.

I like the card idea and the code of course.

Thanks again.

Jun 01, 2011 03:29 AM #78
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Charita Cadenhead
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Thanks Virginia.  I was really surprised how well the sign in "cards" worked and the curiosity about the QR Codes.  I think it's a winner.

Jun 01, 2011 03:47 AM #79
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Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Charita, I just saw this post by way of the new AR challenge on QR codes.  This is awesome, and I think you should re-submit for the contest!

Jun 02, 2011 02:53 AM #80
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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
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Charita....you are right....I don't know how you could top this idea!  Thanks for spelling it all out so nicely for all of us.  I am going to download the reader to my phone tonight and go from there.  Thanks again!

Jun 11, 2011 11:31 AM #81
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Charita Cadenhead
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Melissa I am hoping that by mentioning it in the comments of the challenge post that I will be entered.

Thanks Chris.  Again I cannot emphasize enough how many code readers I had tried before finding the ScanLife Reader.  Hope you are able to implement these ideas and that they work for you as well.

Jun 11, 2011 11:34 AM #82
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MeLisa Minter, Realtor Better Homes and Gardens
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I like this idea Charita.  I definitely agree with the idea of the perforated business cards as sign-in sheets.

Jun 11, 2011 12:29 PM #83
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Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
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Charita

I stumbled across this because of the QR Code challenge.  Great job on the post and love the QR Code graphic you created.

Jun 16, 2011 08:50 AM #84
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Charita Cadenhead
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MeLisa I hope you try it and I'd like to know how it works for you.

Thanks Susan.  I must say this worked very well for me.

Jun 16, 2011 09:14 AM #85
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Karl Self
Avisod, LLC. - Pensacola, FL
Real Estate Mobile Marketing, Text Marketing, QR Codes, Mobile Pages

Charita,

Novel use of QR codes!  By sharing your sign in card idea and the QR code special offer, you not only provide a tangible solution to the tricky sign-in sheet, but you also make the use of QR technology accessible.  Thanks for educating not only the buyers on QR codes, but also the industry. 

Sep 26, 2011 04:12 AM #86
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Charita Cadenhead
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Karl the sign-in sheet has always been a little tricky.  People want something in return and an incentive.  The QR Code seemed to kill to birds with one stone.

Sep 26, 2011 04:18 AM #87
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
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Thanks Charita for a great idea that will lead to business for sure, best of luck and have a great weeken. 

Apr 10, 2014 12:51 PM #88
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Apple Valley Lake
REMAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH

Charita, This is a very unique use of a QR code and hopefully it creates some new opportunities for you.

May 23, 2014 05:57 PM #89
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Brian Olsen: Lake Oswego Real Estate
Portland, Lake Oswego Waterfront and Luxury Homes, Dunthorpe, West Linn - Lake Oswego, OR
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I really LIKE this technology and enjoy clients reactions when using QR Codes.

Jun 25, 2014 09:59 AM #90
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Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
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always the challenge to do the old sign in sheet that is so hard to get people to sign.  But we do it to make contact and get leads.  Great post

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