QR code for your RealBird listings

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Services for Real Estate Pros with RealBird Inc.


QR code for real estate listingsWe added QR code support to the RealBird single property websites over the weekend. QR codes are compact barcodes that can encode all different kinds of information. They can be read by scanners, mobile phones with camera and smartphones. In our implementation, the automatically generated QR codes encode your RealBird single property websites' Urls and after scanning them with an iPhone for example, consumers can get access to your listing information instantly.

So why is this useful? You may want to use the QR codes of your listing information at places where you have limited space for sharing text and links and/or entering long Urls into mobile devices is inconvenient or impossible for consumers. QR codes are perfect for adding additional information to sign riders, printed property flyers, business cards, listing cards (i.e. business cards printed for individual listings), listing mailers. I am sure many innovative and unexpected ways of using QR codes will appear in real estate, but the following are the direct benefits:

  1. Providing convenient, additional information: Attach your QR codes (e.g. printed on stickers) to your sign riders and flyer boxes. Even if you run out of printed flyers, tech-savvy consumers can still load your RealBird listing website via their smartphones with only a few clicks
  2. Winning more listings: Just like with any other new, emerging technologies, you can showcase your marketing and tech savviness to your prospective sellers. For example, you can print a QR code via RealBird for one of your existing listings and demonstrate the service at a listing interview by simply showing how easily you can load the mobile listing website with your iPhone. If I were the seller, I would be impressed for sure.

How to get your RealBird QR codes:

  1. Log in to your RealBird account
  2. Visit the "Listing Management" page
  3. For each listings, below the primary picture, a preview of the QR code is provided. Below the preview, there are two links: one for downloading a small version of the QR code and one for a large QR code image, suitable for printing

The QR code features is available for both US and Canadian listings in RealBird and there is no  additional setup required. Just log in and get the QR codes instantly.

What's next? We are going to extend the mobile platform capabilities of RealBird and we will also make it easier for you to actually order QR code stickers and other materials from within RealBird so please, stay tuned for the upcoming updates. 

Would you like to learn more about QR codes, real estate and RealBird? Make sure you attend Katerina Gasset's upcoming Webinar on October 21 (12 PM - 1 AM EDT). You can register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/133656241 

 

-- Zoltan 
RealBird.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
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Hi Zoltan,

That seems like a cool new technology to use!

Good post, and good advertising.

PHil

Oct 18, 2010 06:32 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Zoltan, wow! That's awesome.  I am really happy with realbird and can't wait to try the QR codes.  I just need a smartphone now! :)

Oct 18, 2010 06:36 PM #2
Rainmaker
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RealBird Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
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Phil - Thanks !!!

Pamela - Glad you like it. Even if you don't have a smartphone, if the consumer has, they can get your property info at the spot if you use the QR code.

If you can, try to join us at the Webinar on Oct 21. Knowing Katerina, it will be amazing !

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/133656241 

Thanks

-- Zoltan

Oct 18, 2010 06:42 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Zoltan, I noticed the QR codes when I logged in to my RealBird account today...thank you for the additional cool feature! :)

Leilani

Oct 18, 2010 08:58 PM #4
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Zoltan, wonderful! I am going to check out a few things and hopefully I can join the webinar. Back to the QR codes, also very cool. I like the idea of putting it on the sign, or at least my rider. I am thinking that because it is a sticker that is removable, I could have a nifty rider made up to hang under my name rider.... the rusty wheels are turning in my head!

Oct 18, 2010 11:43 PM #5
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Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Zoltan - That's great. You guys are always making great steps to making Realbird the best.

Oct 18, 2010 11:58 PM #6
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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I am tickled to see you guys doing this!  I've been looking into QR Codes and am ready to start using them!

Oct 19, 2010 01:48 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Thanks for the post.  I'll be testing RealBird this weekend for use with one or more of my Realtor clients.

Oct 19, 2010 02:40 AM #8
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Zoltan, were you able to connect at all w/Nick at toor.me?  We've started using them on our outside brochures.  Will start with them on the actual sign once more folks start understanding what they are.  I was going to do a blog on this myself today so I'll just go ahead and re-blog yours!!

Oct 19, 2010 04:31 AM #9
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

I've started making use of the QR codes already, in flyers and in brochures.  It would be nice to have some printed on adhesive vinyl so they could be added to signs and riders!

Oct 19, 2010 11:17 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Hello all,

Sorry for the delay in our reply. There is now a new QR utility in RealBird: you can download the QR codes for free as described in the post and you can now also order stickers with your listing QR codes for only $4.95 (plus S & H). Best of all, it's all automatically generated for you on the listing management page.

Thanks

-- Zoltan

Oct 22, 2010 08:22 AM #11
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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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"and there is now additional setup required"

Do you mean there is NO additional setup?  )

Oct 26, 2010 11:48 AM #12
Rainmaker
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:) Indeed. When we say "now" we actually mean "no" :) Will fix it shortly. Thanks

Oct 26, 2010 12:12 PM #13
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Very nice development Zoltan and Gabe! Nice to have these QR codes for client listing sites... and also good to know they are available through Google for any page on the web.

Oct 27, 2010 08:43 AM #14
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Kathryn Gorham
Green Key Realty - Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast

Zoltan, Another awesome benefit is not having to type a long url into a cell phone - not having to spell anything correctly. I'm am so excited to test this out with my listings.

Nov 15, 2010 09:51 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA
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great post, I am looking into this, and see what I can do

Nov 15, 2010 02:50 PM #16
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Heather Embrey

Hello RealBird!  Thanks for the QR codes!  I joined your service and haven't looked back.  Usiing this cutting edge technology (or at least it is cutting edge here in Northern Virginia) really helps me stand out! 

I'm looking forward to finding new ways to use your service:)

Heather Embrey, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, SRS, ePro

www.HomesSoldByHeather.com 

Jan 17, 2011 06:57 AM #17
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