Google+: Hands-On Review

Real Estate Agent with Trademark Realty Group of Palm Coast

Kathleen West on Google+By now you've probably heard about Google's latest entry into the social networking arena with Google+.  This is Google's latest entrance into the social networking arena.  And they have done a stellar job.  The service is far 'cleaner' with a more common sense type of approach than Facebook.  The design allows users to overcome some of the challenges Facebook has for Realtors and users such as:

  1. Circles - This feature allows you to easily group people.  Unlike the lists in Facebook, the circles feature allows you to choose what you share and to whom.  Plus it allows you to view posts by a circle of people. 
  2. Huddles - This feature allows you to group message with video for up to 10 people.  This offers teams and brokerages a great way to meet, collaborate, and discuss business.  It could also be used as a more personal way to communicate with a customer if you and them wanted to. 
  3. Sparks - This is a nice feature in which you can target multiple topics taking adavtange of seeing news from Google's news agrregator and easily share it out on the Google+ service.
By far, my favorite feature is the 'circles'.  This is a feature that truly overcomes Facebook (I really like that service too).  I can easily choose who I want to see what from who.  Plus I can target messages to particular groups of people.  

The Android Mobile app is nice too and ties in nicely for photo sharing and check-ins.  

If you haven't checked it out yet . . . do so.  Google apps accounts do not work with the service at this time, but normal gmail account seem to.  
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Kathleen West, Realtor
Trademark Realty Group of Palm Coast

416 South Central Ave Flagler Beach, FL  32136 | Office: (386) 446-5930 

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Comments (5)

Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Very good post and info. Thanks. I am checking this out.

Jul 12, 2011 09:00 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Thanks for the info and the heads up !


Jul 12, 2011 09:05 AM
Jordon W.Y. Wong, Jr.
Marcus & Associates, Inc. - Kailua, HI

I'll have to check this out.  Seems like a good alternative to Facebook.


Jul 12, 2011 09:34 AM
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

I tried to get an account but said they weren't giving any more out at the time...I am on a supposed waiting list!

Jul 12, 2011 09:52 AM
Dawn & Charlie Tetro
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates - Johns Creek, GA
Real Service Real Results

Thanks for the information!  I will be checking this out and just received my first invitation yesterday!  I expect like everything google has done, it will be suberb!! 

Jul 19, 2011 09:39 AM