I'm not the only one who is fascinated by these codes. I really love the flexibility of them- you can code pretty much ANYTHING into them. Plug your website- insult your friends- offer a coupon- criticize politicians- proposition your honey...you name it and you can do it.
I've been following posts about these for awhile on Active Rain. There seems to be two schools of thought- one that, like me thinks they are fun and useful, and another that says they are a fad and will blow over.
I'm proposing that those of you in the 2nd category just aren't getting it!
It is about CONVENIENCE! I use a Droid, and I LOVE my phone. It isn't so much a phone as a mini computer that happens to take photos and phone calls. BUT I really hate to type into it. I don't text much for that reason. Even my sons, who text constantly, tell me that they hate to put someone into contacts.
If you scan the QR code below, you get it all- our names, our address, our email, our website. All at once. When I scan it with my Droid I get buttons that let me, WITH ONE CLICK, add the info to contacts, show Prest Realty on a map, call our phone number, or send us an email, and it also shows all our info on the screen, with the web site URL as a clickable link.
If you give me your business card, honestly it's going in a drawer until (or unless) I need it. And I may never see it again. If I really need your number in my phone I MIGHT put in your name and number, but for sure I'm NOT putting in everything else. But with the QR code I can give all the info to you and all you have to do is click!
As a consumer, much less a real estate agent I love these things. Something this convenient is NOT going away any time soon.