Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...I think it lacks Professionalism and I would not want all kinds of people looking around that do not intend to buy.

Jul 15, 2016 07:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, no way. The 2 guys fell off the bluff here in Encinitas just south of Carlsbad. There have been several reports of injuries and a woman getting hit by a car. No doubt there's more. Pretty gimmicky and what audience are you really targeting?

Jul 15, 2016 07:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Seriously only fools will focus on Pokemon to generate business, I just read something that if you do that with your Mobile Phone be prepared to get your phone high jacked by the bad guys....Endre

p.s.: Praful what is your target market? focus on that just sayin

Jul 15, 2016 04:58 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I do not have time to make up games.  Now a treasure hunt open house might be fun...

Jul 15, 2016 01:29 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Well, it's one way to try to get buyers in the door!  They might not be buyers though.

Jul 15, 2016 02:43 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think this sounds like a craze that will soon be past us. 

Jul 15, 2016 01:24 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'll be avoiding poke' like the plague 

Jul 15, 2016 12:04 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Praful if only I had time to think about getting creative with it. I saw a cute post on FB that was very clever.

Jul 15, 2016 08:43 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not plan to use this in open house promotions. It will not likely bring qualifed buyers interested in that property to the house.

Jul 15, 2016 08:10 AM
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!


You can even request that your office gets a Pokemon stop. I forgot how to do that off the top of my head. I just read about how to do that. You can also get the game and set up lures for in front of your office. You can do the same thing with the owners permission of course, at your open house! How abaout buying some Pokemon cards to hand out to the kids, or better yet, create a Pokemon Go Tip Sheet to pass out to the people who come to the open house!  More branding for yoU! 


Jul 15, 2016 08:07 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i think if the agent is hip to the game, and the mindset, it could be a homerun.. for a old  foggie like me, it might be a stretch. unless i was into pokemon

Jul 15, 2016 07:46 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I like a good gimmick, but I don't think luring people who don't want to buy a house to your Open House is good for your seller.

Jul 15, 2016 07:23 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

People want to be entertained, fortunately most of the serious buyers are adults who can function without this frivolity.

Jul 15, 2016 07:12 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ask yoursefl " How many people that are playing Pokemon are also serious preapproved homebuyers" ? it's jsut a matter of time before people are sent to remote vacant properties to capture a Pokemon, and are robbed instead.

Jul 15, 2016 06:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I absolutely will not.  What others do is up to them.  It is not for me. 

Jul 15, 2016 06:25 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I don't think it is professional. You supposed to attract buyers not nut-cakes.

Jul 15, 2016 06:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


There was a news report on this and one of the Exec of Zillow was promoting the use of getting people to listings and open houses...What she neglected to say is that is the rage among 14 year olds...Disconnect?  A

Jul 15, 2016 06:07 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I want nothing to do with it, and hope it's 15 minute of fame fades out pretty soon.

Jul 15, 2016 06:07 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

absolutely not blend that into your business....

Jul 15, 2016 06:04 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I think someone should create an app that people could look for homes in a certain neighborhood and as they see one another one pops up and it keeps going and they can save the ones they like 

Jul 16, 2016 01:33 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar Only if you want a bunch of kids showing up at your Open House.

Jul 15, 2016 11:22 PM
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

Let me start by saying, I played pokemon go last night for the first time, my husband and I took our girls (ages 3 and 9) and walked for about 3 hours we stopped for dinner, we laughed, we ran into other people on the street playing and shared info and good thoughts, it was free and an awesome family activity-we saw some cool sites in our city-it's dangerous if you don't pay attention!


That being said it don't put a pokemon stop at an open house, it's not for marketing, it's a great way for people to get out and see the sights and walk. What kind of traffic is being driven to the open, you'll have a ton of people in the backyard and people play at all hours, this will lead to it becoming more dangerous.


It is way more fun than I thought and our family will catch em' all!

Jul 15, 2016 11:10 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We won't be...

Jul 15, 2016 09:49 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not heard of it.

Jul 15, 2016 06:06 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't think so.

Jul 16, 2016 10:27 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you're selling a $3 latte, this is great.  Get all the people in and everyone can afford a latte.  A house that you have to take out a loan to buy?  Not so much!  I'd rather sit at an empty open house for 3 hours than to have hundreds of people through who have zero intention of buying. 


Plus, I seriously doubt any sellers would want people randomly showing up at all hours of the day and night looking for the pokemon.  This company that made this game is a real arse for putting these creatures in fire houses and cop shops.  People are calling 911 to get access to capture the pokemon.  Some guy bought an old church 10 years ago and turned it into his home.  Now it's a poke-stop and he's getting woken up at all hours and repeated calls to Niantic have not gotten the pokemon removed.

Jul 16, 2016 10:21 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Praful I just read a post on Pokeman.  Until that I had no idea there was something new going on with it.  Man o Man am I ever behind the times.  Mark

Jul 16, 2016 04:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Each to their own.  I will not, though.

Jul 16, 2016 03:53 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow you came up with something interesting.

Jul 16, 2016 03:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

As I have previously answered and I'm sticking by it:  

Pokey along with his trusted friend, Gumby -- Yes

Poke -- the raw fish salad -- Yes

Pokeman Go - No

Jul 16, 2016 02:04 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not a chance in HELL would I think for an instant that a serious prospect would be searching for homes by playing a video game.

Jul 16, 2016 01:41 AM
LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

Honestly, I'm already over it!  Too much of a good thing too soon almost always crashes quickly......Personally, I just don't like fads.

Jul 16, 2016 01:17 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No thank you.

Jul 16, 2016 12:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No is the simple answer!

Jul 15, 2016 11:24 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't have time for childrens games

Jul 15, 2016 10:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There's nothing I hate more than shopping for shoes. This idea might trump that! Another flash in the pan to keep people talking. But will they buy?

Jul 15, 2016 10:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Jul 15, 2016 10:00 PM