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I heard an influential Real Estate Speaker mention in a Webinar recently that he checks the caller's Klout score before returning certain calls.

So I googled it and realized I had not so much as signed up for it despite the fact that I am very active on line. So I signed up and filled in my accounts. Within days my score had shot way up. 

Then I decided to google it again and see what the FUSS was all about.

This is big bananas. Some Marketing Companies are using the a Klout Score as hiring criteria for employment. 

Some hotels are upgrading you on the spot just to please you.

It affects their business or ability to increase their  business just to make  you happy. 

Your seating may be upgraded. They want to make your posterior HAPPY.

Your high SCORE may get you, upgraded rooms, improved seating and so on.

It looks like it is worth it to pour a little time into improving your score.

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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Wow I need to check this out and see what it is all about

Jan 23, 2014 09:38 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting information on Klout. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Jan 23, 2014 09:40 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Cheryl, I don't know what that is all about but will check it out. If it has some perks I am all for it.

Jan 23, 2014 09:46 AM #3
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I have missed the boat on this. When you google it you learn lots of interesting tips. There was a chart that even monetized your score.


Jan 23, 2014 09:59 AM #4
Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Cheryl - thanks so much for reminding me! I think I may have heard either the same speaker or someone else - and then it slipped my mind entirely. I'm going to check it out right now!

Jan 23, 2014 10:02 AM #5
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I am trying to remember who said it but it fascinated me. Sometimes you know your phone number is googled. Now you realize your social interactions are getting graded. And this score has benefits!

Jan 23, 2014 10:20 AM #6
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Cheryl, Thanks for the tip. Wonder if it helps bring buyers and sellers to us.

Jan 23, 2014 11:09 AM #7
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

I have Klout, but I don’t know how to use it aside from keeping in touch with my social network’s engagement score. I love it when Klout send me a message saying that my Klout score went up.

Jan 23, 2014 02:47 PM #8
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for sharing this and I will start to see what I can do with this. Sounds very interesting as well. 

Jan 23, 2014 03:09 PM #9
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The circuit speakers and like you or me the highlight on what we should be doing, or doing more of is all part of the social marketing. I don't look at the Klout score before I call, I see how the person markets if a real estate professional and based on their work, not ribbons (or points on AR) I decide this will work for a referral in that market. Based on study of others in that market. Boy the Internet is an amazing game changing device! I don't run a hotel, I find the places to serve as one for buyers so upgrades happen with better level service, not accolades of another of a slew of platforms. But we all like VIP perks, red carpet extras right?

Jan 23, 2014 09:33 PM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was a bit obessed with Klout when it first came out but at this point is does not affect me at all and i haven't checked my score in over two months. I think it still has some staying power but if affects my decision not at all. I remeber just a few years ago a trainer insulting the audience because we wern't on the magic bullet that would make us millions, The QR code. We have not invited him back.

Feb 21, 2014 07:38 AM #11
Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055
Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas - Frisco, TX
Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX

With new technology and services showing up daily, one might ask when should we stop worrying about using them or making them happy!.  

Feb 26, 2014 07:25 AM #12
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Cheryl, looks like I could probably use a little Klout. I will have to look into this, because it's always nice to get upgrades, or be treated like a VIP.

Mar 26, 2014 01:40 PM #13
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