Using NextDoor for Real Estate Polling

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Garrigus Real Estate CalBRE# 01844442/01844441

We've been using NextDoor for a while now to stay in touch with our local market and to keep brand awareness going for our real estate business. I will say that I have mixed feelings about what being a NextDoor sponsor provides compares to what it costs. The verdict is still out on whether it is worth continuing or not.

But recently we tried a feature on the neighborhood social media platform that isn't new, but fairly new to us: NextDoor Polling.

What is NextDoor Polling?

NextDoor Polling allows a NextDoor sponsor to create and publish a poll to a local market. Building the poll is pretty simple. Come up with a question you want to ask, include the answers for your question, and publish. Its pretty easy. I do wish it would allow pictures, or at least one picture, to be included with the post. Having visuals like pictures or videos to attract and engage readers is important!

Our most recent poll asked the question: Where do you think the Beaumont real estate market is going in 2019? Then we provided four answers to choose from. We wanted the question to be simple and easy to digest.

Here's a screenshot of our poll:

NextDoor Polling and Results

 

Using NextDoor for Real Estate Polling

The response has been decent. We posted the poll on Friday, and as I sit here and write this blog on Sunday, we are at 79 responses and votes, and two comments, although one of those comments is me responding to the first comment! :)

It's been interesting getting a glimpse into the mind of our local market. No, its not a controlled study, but it can help us understand attitudes in a local market. But it makes me wonder how these polls could help our real estate business? Have you ever used NextDoor or its Polling Tool? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the neighborhood networking site, how you've used it, or why you don't.

-Todd J Garrigus

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Todd & Devona Garrigus

Broker / REALTORS®

951.490.3698 | Direct for Todd
951.490.3683 | Direct for Devona

www.GarrigusRealEstate.com
CalBRE# 01844442/01844441

Comments (3)

Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Todd & Devona,

Sounds interesting. Have you had anyone contact you about buying or selling?

Dec 02, 2018 10:56 AM
Todd & Devona Garrigus

No, but I didn't really expect to. We included a link to our local market reports page, but only to serve someone's interest and maybe convert them later.


 


Thank you for your comment, Dorte! 

Dec 02, 2018 11:00 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like NextDoor for keeping up with what's going on in my neighborhood.  I hadn't considered using it for polling.  Great idea!

Dec 04, 2018 10:28 AM
Todd & Devona Garrigus

It's also good for advertising posts, which we've done, but you have to pay to be a sponsor for that. 


Thank you for the comment, Myrl Jeffcoat !

Dec 04, 2018 06:55 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

I only use it Todd & Devona Garrigus  as a personal neighbor . I let them know I am a Real Esate Agent.  Like to see what is going on .Sometimes people ask R>E questions  then I answer . Let me know if you are successful . I may change my position . You may want to talk with Endre Barath, Jr.  he may use it professionally

Dec 11, 2018 11:29 AM
Todd & Devona Garrigus

Thank you Hannah Williams I will ask him about it.


Thank you for your comment!

Dec 11, 2018 12:26 PM