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Rainmaker
4,866,130
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I spend time there every week....I don't see Google killing Google+.... my presence is fine....I'm not a Bill Gassett but I'm good enough!!!  I have 6,600 followers.... it could be worse!!

Jan 26, 2016 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,238,720
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The extent of my commitment to Google Plus at this point is linking AR posts there.   I spend no time on the site.   

Jan 26, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,971,487
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Stupidly, I never knew anything about Google Glass. I have an account on Google Plus and simply attach my posts in AR there. That's it. Never really give it much more thought.

Jan 26, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
95,709
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Try searching with Google "san francisco real estate agent" (just an example).

See the 3 and only 3 listings in the box on the left under the map? They are only there because they have Google Plus accounts. Now tell me again why you don't use Google Plus...

Jan 26, 2016 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,825,303
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I link my blogs to it everyday.  Otherwise I don't have a clue 

Jan 26, 2016 06:56 PM
Rainer
56,989
Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

212 followers with 78550 viewers

Here is my take on Google+ it never replace FB like they hoped... but the platform like LinkedIn now has a FB blog feel.... But most important, its Google and they push their pages first same as You tube

Google stopped selling Glass to consumers last year noting that it was time for a strategy reset, and the head of the Google X research lab has since then said that the hype surrounding the $1,500 device became overblown considering it was merely a prototype and not a finished product.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-glass-idUSKCN0V42GM

Jan 26, 2016 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
2,230,891
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. I don't use it, so it really doesn't matter to me.

Jan 26, 2016 04:56 PM
Ambassador
4,298,221
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - now if that happens with G+..... one less thing to worry on Social Media front...

Jan 26, 2016 03:42 PM
Rainer
68,545
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I heard Google+ was over. I never joined. I did research it for many months last year and just didn't get it. I'm glad I didn't waste my energy on it. I didn't hear the news about Google Glass but that doesn't surprise me.

Jan 26, 2016 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
211,579
Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

I have it and spend 0 time on there. Once in a while post links but sounds like that's a waste of time.

Jan 26, 2016 01:56 PM
Ambassador
3,981,932
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes they will kill it. I think it will be gone by summer if not sooner. I have spoken to several SEO experts in the last week and they all said Google Plus is dead, a failure.

Jan 26, 2016 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,715
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I've never even heard of google glass. I don't do a whole lot...

Jan 26, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,701,038
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin I rarely use google plus.

Jan 26, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainer
302,029
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have a G+ account that is not very active.  

Jan 26, 2016 12:27 PM
Rainmaker
558,405
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

This rumor has been going on since the time it started.  Not sure.  I don't use that actively anymore.  

Jan 26, 2016 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have been thinking about getting on Google plus, but have hesitated since I heard this rumor.

Jan 26, 2016 11:54 AM
Ambassador
3,912,738
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There has been talk about that for quite some time. Not sure the value is really there and the lustre has worn off

Jan 26, 2016 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,762,979
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

If it is not serving people well then let's hope they do. I have not spent much time on G+ at all.  It will be one less thing I need to think about

Jan 26, 2016 11:04 AM
Ambassador
3,673,422
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think I'm too old to get Google Plus.

Jan 26, 2016 11:01 AM
Ambassador
2,188,589
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have given up on google +. I heard it's going away. What do you know?

Jan 26, 2016 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
797,159
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - Interesting about Google Glass.

I am trying to get more involved in Google Plus, but I don't think I have much of a presence yet. I would be surprised if they 'kill' it, but I have heard other people share that rumor as well. 

Jan 29, 2016 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,018,980
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have hard it will be going by the wayside.

Jan 28, 2016 10:44 AM
Ambassador
4,053,042
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I thought that they already had abandoned this area, so sorry to hear about the demise of Glass, I was looking forward to getting one when they got better and less expensive.

Jan 27, 2016 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,210,399
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That network has been rumored to be on it's death bed for many years now.  I have the verified google business page and I really don't see them getting rid of that anytime soon.  It seems to be an integral component of their mapping and reviews program.  Maybe the social network will go down, but not the business pages.

Jan 27, 2016 03:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,367
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Google Plus is not going away anytime soon. In fact they have been putting more resources to making it better. Company executives have said publicly numerous times in the last 3-5 months it is not going anywhere due to all the stupid articles that people put out everytime they change or do away with something.

If you are a real estate agent and are not using Google Plus you are missing out on a huge opportunity. Remember it is a Google product and if someone is logged into Google (most people don't log out) and they are connected to you they will see your blog in a search result 9 times out of 10 on the first page.

It is also the best place bar none to build relationships with people who know what they are doing online in the real estate industry. Building relationships with industry influencers is key to making your real estate business grow.

Or you can just comment on each others posts here at Active Rain everyday:)

Jan 27, 2016 02:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,801
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I merely post my AR blogs; that's it.

Jan 27, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,423,214
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not making a difference for me. Just another leg-up into cyberspace

Jan 26, 2016 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,504,340
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I love it but this last year I've been a little MIA. That is on my list for 2016. I get great placement from all posts there btw.

Jan 26, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
79,943
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

Being new to AR I have Google+ but I have not been posting my blogs there.  I need to start.  Thank you everyone.  I don't spend any time there and I don't know anything about Google Glass.

Jan 26, 2016 10:40 PM
Ambassador
1,490,716
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I am on G+ but not as much as I should be.

Jan 26, 2016 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,940,275
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I do not use it much other than post blogs to it every now and then, was always too hard and not much figure out

Jan 26, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not use it.

Jan 26, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

parked and reading

Jan 26, 2016 09:47 PM