Free Way To Create A QR Code For Your Listings!

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Postlets recently launched a service that allows you to create free QR codes for your listings, they named it vyoo.it  (pronounced view). 

First, what's a QR code? 1520 n bosworth, chicago, il 60642 wicker park real estateIt is basically a fancy barcode of encoded information that can be text, a website, a URL, or other data. With your smart phone you take a picture of the code, then in the QR reader you are able to see whatever information the code contained. 

How and where would an agent use this code?  Anywhere you are handing out information about your listing.  Say you have a sign on the front of the home, you should have a QR code on it.  Then someone walking by can snap a picture of the code, and immediately be able to see multiple photos of the home, your contact information, or whatever you want to share about the listing- all saved to their phone.  Great for people just passing by that want more information, or a great way for someone to keep track of homes if they've toured a bunch in one day. 

So how do you get one?  Vyoo.it has made it so simple to create a QR code for individual lisitngs.  If you can create a Craigslist or a Postlets ad, you can do this.  Just go to the site, create an account, fill in the fields - and a code will be created for you! 

What will people see if they 'read' this QR code? Vyoo creates a page with four tabs that the person can view: 1) home page with property features you've entered and your contact info 2) Multiple photos 3) Map page and 4) Local page with info from sites like WalkScore and Education.com.   

  This is a great way to make your advertising even 'smarter'!

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Rainmaker
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Dawn Crawley
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Very interesting.  I'm going to have to investigate this.  Technology is exploding so fast, it is hard to keep up with.  Thanks for the blog post.

Sep 10, 2010 03:25 AM #1
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Gerry Michaels
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Thanks Sara, great information, I am definitley going to take advantage of this, bookmarked for further viewing...

Sep 10, 2010 03:26 AM #2
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Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200 - Georgetown, TX
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Hello Sara:

Thanks for passing this along to all of us AR's. This is so hlepful I have suggested.

Sep 10, 2010 03:47 AM #3
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Christopher Lotte
Red 1 Realty - Lithopolis, OH
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That is a great tool..thanks for sharing

Sep 10, 2010 03:59 AM #4
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
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Thanks for passing this along Sara.  Looks like a great toll.

Sep 10, 2010 05:03 AM #5
Anonymous
Eagle Business Products

Great post!

It still amazes me that an agent can launch, deliver and embed a 3-D tour of each listing directly into the mobile handset of all prospective patrons.  Very powerful stuff.

If you want a QR Code that is both re-programmable and measurable with complete scan metric analytics, just drop us a line:

info@eaglebusinessproducts.com

 

Sep 10, 2010 07:55 AM #6
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Thanks for the comments.  Here is another way I recently saw an agent use a QR code.  They created a webpage with a bunch of information about themselves, including photos, videos, all their social media links and marketing text.  Then they got a QR code and printed it on a card.  At a real estate event, instead of handing out cards, all the recipient had to do was take a picture of the QR code and all of that realtor's information was immediately available on the other person's phone.

Sep 10, 2010 08:00 AM #8
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
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Sara I heard about this from someone. However I am going to bookmark this for future references. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

Sep 12, 2010 08:00 PM #9
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Kathy Torline
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Great info -- thanks.  I'll bookmark to read it again.

Sep 13, 2010 01:35 AM #10
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Durrell Thomas
San Marcos Real Estate Company 760-576-4357 www.SMRECO.com - San Marcos, CA
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Now how do you inform the consumer to scan the code for more information? {Scan me}

Sep 14, 2010 05:34 AM #11
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Tony Cannon
Bressi Realty Carlsbad - Oceanside, CA
Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad

I went to vyoo.it and signed up. I'll introduce it on my flyers to see what kind of feedback a QR code gives me. Seems they don't support Blackberry yet, but the price is right(free)!

Oct 01, 2010 07:30 PM #12
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uptier

We just developed a QR application for Zillow listings. The service is free. Once registered, you can enter the Zillow URL for any property, our application will generate the QR code, which you can post it on the "for sale" signs. Anyone with a smartphone can scan the code and check out property details.

The application is at http://www.uptier.com. Any suggestions are welcome!

Feb 27, 2011 08:15 AM #13
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Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
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This web site requires you to log into your FaceBook account, or to create a new account.  It's linked permanently to FB.  For another free site, check this out:

http://www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-generator/

You can create an email, a web site, a text message, a phone number, or a simple message at this site.  Enjoy!

Apr 26, 2011 01:17 PM #14
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simon

there is a qr code for smartphone which works well.

http://www.keepdynamic.com/barcode-for-iphone/qr-code.shtml

Nov 17, 2011 03:06 PM #15
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thank you very much for the informative and interesting post. I get so much out of the active rain network.

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