QR Codes, Smart-Phones, And Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Joe Manausa Real Estate 8508880888

You probably have been somewhere in Tallahassee and seen QR codes and wondered to yourself what they were all about. Are they some new form of rorschach inkblot test, or perhaps a maze game created to drive you mad.

QR Codes Tallahassee Florida ImageNo, QR codes are nothing more than bar codes with spots instead of the traditional bars. When scanned with a smart-phone, they cause the phone to load data. If the data is a URL, that web page opens on the phone.

So why is a real estate blog featuring a story on QR codes in Tallahassee? I was beginning to wonder the same thing…

Use Tallahassee QR Codes With Your Smart Phone

QR Code Example Tallahassee NewsletterI’ve seen recent estimates that show 50% of browser surfing will be on smart phones within the next two years. Now personally, I find that hard to believe, as I like my large monitor and big fat keyboard. But I do remember thinking that email wouldn’t be that big of a deal (I mean, who has time to write letters to people).

So, assuming there is some great truth to these estimates, QR codes allow people to “stamp” their URL on and off line in order to help smart phones route directly to their sites. To understand why this could be so important, we just have to observe the following points.

Why QR Codes Could Be Everywhere Soon

  1. Smart phones will account for 50% of browser surfing
  2. Smart phones have no easy user interface (small keyboard & no mouse)
  3. QR codes allow smart phone user to just “point and shoot” to browse

So basically, we are going to see an easier people in Tallahassee using QR codes to get smart phone users to their sites. For example …

Pending-Home-Sales-In-Tallahassee-Graph

Imagine every real estate yard sign with a QR code on it, businesses will have QR codes prominently displayed in their advertisements and on their billboards. Restaurants could use QR codes for menu items and allow people to pay for their meal through their web enabled smart phones. Business cards and stationary could soon be sporting QR codes for multiple offerings that a business wants to promote.

If you want to create your own QR codes, just got to the Kaywa QR Code Generator and make all you want. It is free, and don’t be surprised if you start noticing QR codes everywhere! This blog post has 7 Tallahassee QR codes, do you know where they take you?

Read more: http://www.manausa.com/tallahassee-qr-codes/#ixzz18qzAiNrK
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Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
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Another newly Featured Post in the ActiveRain Group,  QR Codes!

Dec 22, 2010 02:22 AM #1
Rainer
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Joyce Gebhart
The Creig Nothrop Team of Long & Foster - Severna Park, MD

I have already made a few QR codes for our ads, etc.  They are definitely up and coming!

Dec 22, 2010 02:27 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Thanks Mike, I plan on really checking out your group.

Dec 22, 2010 02:35 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Hey Joyce, do you set them to tracking pages so you know if they are being used?

Dec 22, 2010 02:35 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Joe,

I think you will find some pretty good reading on QR Code use in the group.

Welcome!

Dec 22, 2010 02:55 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Joe, would those 7 QR's have anything to do with C21 First Realty?  An educated guess tells me this might be so even before I consider checking them out!

Dec 22, 2010 05:17 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Gee Kevin, what would make you say that?

Dec 23, 2010 04:51 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Thanks Mike, I already have been finding some good ones there.

Dec 23, 2010 04:52 AM #8
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Broker / Owner - Progressive Realty Corporation

QR codes for the win!  I am in the process of researching them and plan to have them be a large part of my marketing campaign for 2011 for my company here in Boise, Idaho.

Dec 30, 2010 12:47 PM #9
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Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

Hey Joe,

Although that is a lot of codes in one post... I'm all for it - all my signs now have a QR code that take you to the VR tour or a site for the property. 

Business cards has Vcard in QR and some we are playing with a dialer / sms trigger. Right now, there are no standards on this, so we are firing away. In a year, I think we will all sit around and say "the sign is a must, and so is the card, but that post card thing didn't do me any good..."

Jan 02, 2011 03:56 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Too funny. Hmmm, post cards ... Thanks Terkel.

Jan 03, 2011 01:40 AM #11
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Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

Oh, yeah, and dont' forget the flyers... I have codes on those as well. 

Jan 04, 2011 01:17 PM #12
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Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

I hope we dont get too cluttered with all the QR codes, there is a limited amount of space and if we have too many it might get out of hand.

Jul 09, 2011 04:46 AM #13
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