Ask Me Anything! (Trying out Formspring)

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

The other day on our online radio show, Mike Mueller shared a site that I think it a lot of fun, so I wanted to share it with my readers here. 

Have you tried Formspring.me yet?

In a nutshell, this site allows you to set up a page very quickly (and a corresponding widget, too, if you like) which allows people who see the page to ask you ANY question.

This may or may not have business value for me, but I like it nonetheless.  Another feature which I appreciate is the fact that questions do not appear publicly unless I choose to answer them.  Before I realized that, I figured it would take a very brave man or woman to open themselves up for this type of public inquiry.

So far, all of the questions have been pretty tame, mainly relating to blogging, social media, and the heartbreaking loss by the Dallas Cowboys this past week.  I welcome variety and some new topics.  You can view the link below to see the questions I've answered so far.

Feel free to visit my page and ask me a question.  You don't even have to sign in - you can ask anonymously.  I'll do my best to answer every single question that I receive, unless it's overtly offensive.  :) 

Here's my link if you're interested in asking me a question: http://formspring.me/jasoncrouch

 

 

 

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If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

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Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
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Thanks Jason, widgetized, I like it alot!

Jan 22, 2010 02:59 PM #11
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John Novak
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Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I think this might have more value as a page within a site rather than a standalone site. For example, a short sale agent could have a "Q&A" page on their site that uses FormSpring. Would be interesting to see if this could also be implemented as a custom tab in Facebook.

Jan 22, 2010 03:07 PM #12
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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Jason,  This sounds interesting.  I will check it out.  Thanks for telling us about it.

Jan 22, 2010 03:08 PM #13
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Jason - sounds interesting. Will check it out although not sure I will take it on. Too much other stuff to worry about and repsond to, unless you could tailor it so that the questions are focused.

Ah, I see your comment that you could do that. That gets me thinking.

Jeff

Jan 22, 2010 03:31 PM #14
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Dona Reynolds
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Jason, This is a cool tool, I think I like your widget idea, real well.  I am going to think this through and see what it would be most useful for:)

Jan 22, 2010 03:31 PM #15
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Jason Crouch
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Jeff - I think I was wrong - I thought the widget was something that could be edited easily, but it doesn't appear that way.  Maybe a niche?

Jan 22, 2010 03:39 PM #16
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Liz Moras Migic
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Now that sounds like fun -I'll have to give it a go.  I like nothing better then answer questions - now that all my kids are gone and no one's asking me anything anymore, lol

Jan 22, 2010 03:48 PM #17
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Jason Crouch
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Jeff - I figured out how to edit the widget - you have to edit the question on your profile, then whatever you have selected/typed there will show up automatically on the widget.

Jan 22, 2010 03:58 PM #18
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Tom Hall
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Thanks Jason, sounds like worth checking out.

Jan 22, 2010 03:58 PM #19
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Bill Jones
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Hey thanks for sharing this Jason, looking forward to trying it out but a little bit wary as well 

Bill

Jan 22, 2010 04:24 PM #20
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Interesting. I followed the link and left something..not sure if it was a question. I think it will create the question in your mind like "What?"! Thanks.

Jan 23, 2010 12:16 AM #21
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Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
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Jason,

TOS said that they have the ability to modify of our responses given yet any response is totally our responsibility. SO if I tell someone not to jump off a cliff and they change it to jump off the cliff that is my responsibilty.

Jan 23, 2010 01:47 AM #22
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Gary Woltal
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This is so cool Jason. I am going to call you Dear Abby or Dear Jason. I've bookmarked it.

Jan 23, 2010 05:04 AM #23
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William Feela
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I need to look this over. I can se the benifit of this.  great idea.

Jan 23, 2010 06:02 AM #24
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Jane Cross
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Jason, I, too will be taking a bit of time to fool with it. I can definitely see how one could get some use out of it.

Jan 23, 2010 09:30 AM #25
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Cheryl Ritchie
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Formspring has a ring to it. Makes you think about how you would want to use it. Where have you placed it so far?

Jan 23, 2010 07:38 PM #26
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Missy Caulk
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Now that is an interesting site. Thinking.....how it could be used.

Jan 23, 2010 11:55 PM #27
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I can see all the benifit of this

Jan 24, 2010 03:22 AM #28
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Don Wixom
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I'm going to check it out now! Thanks for the tip!

Jan 24, 2010 03:02 PM #29
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Bill Gassett
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Sounds pretty interesting...I will have to check it out.

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