An Office Space That Blogs and Tweets??

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So everyone who reads my blog knows how much I love unique marketing ideas. Well, here's one that I thought was not only hilarious but effective. There's this vacant office space in Tucson, Arizona that tweets and blogs and has a Facebook Fan Page.  Seriously!

A Lonely OfficeThe office, called A Lonely Office, is named Ralph and says he started his foray into the online community because he's lonely and the office next door didn't password protect their Wi-Fi.  Why is Ralph online?  He's looking for friends.  I'm not making this up people.

Not only does he blog and all that, now he's hosting a networking event in the hopes of getting people into the building just so he can feel like someone was there!  He calls it his "No-Snob Hob-Nob."

Anyway, I hope you'll visit him and become his friend.  More importantly, I think he hopes you will!


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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Certainly seems like it would be a good idea for many to explore--if the can afford it. (But maybe that cannot afford to NOT hire a virtual assistant)

May 18, 2011 05:10 PM #1
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

That's a really different idea that could be loads of fun! I wonder how it will turn out for the owner's of this building.

May 18, 2011 05:28 PM #2
John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

That is funny. Thank you for sharing the post with us!

May 18, 2011 06:31 PM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

That's pretty clever.  I wonder if some one is going to hire Ralph's space as a result.

May 19, 2011 12:41 AM #4
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Poor Ralph. I sure hope he has made some friends since you posted this. It’s not good to be lonely!

Jun 21, 2011 02:32 PM #5
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Renae, I read about this, too.  A great example of creative marketing.  We all hope Ralph soon found an appreciative tenant!

Jun 24, 2011 02:13 AM #6
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Renae,
I love that idea.  I found your blog in searching for marketing ideas to share.  I know you're not really active right now, but your archive is a gold mine.   Thanks!

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