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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We have used them in the past for some tasks. I am not sure that we still use them. I will have to check. The very fact that I have to check indicates that we probably have no emphasis on QR codes.

Nov 10, 2021 06:24 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

How do you scan a QR code with a Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

Nov 10, 2021 04:17 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not using QR codes.  I do not believe I ever have used them. I never saw a real use for them. I do not use print flyers. All people need is the property address and the listing and listing syndications will appear on a Google search.  By the way, so does the RealBird marketing. In many cases, Realbird comes up first. 

Thank you for letting us know about this.

Nov 10, 2021 05:31 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

No. Have used them in the past though.

Nov 10, 2021 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello RealBird Real Estate Marketing it is beneficial to use QR codes.

Nov 10, 2021 04:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I tried QR code flyers back in 2016, it was a bust.  Same with "email to ____ for a digital flyer."  I don't think it was that they were too "nerdy" before, but more that there wasn't native support for them for a long time, you had to install a separate app to read them, which people are not generally willing to do.

I did see them a couple months ago at a restaurant, but that was a rarity.  Most restaurants out here (So Cal, Ventura County) still have physical menus and print flyers are still very much alive and well with real estate out here.

 

I have no plans to use QR codes again in my marketing... there just isn't a market for them here.

Nov 10, 2021 08:44 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Yep, I use them as an easy way for people to get market data on their home and to get an AVM estimate of their home value : )

 

Nov 10, 2021 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As I was transitioning to retirement they were a topic, so never took the opportunity.

Nov 11, 2021 04:26 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I never saw them catching on and rarely used them in the past.  They made a resurgance during the pandemic.  I wasn't a fan of these or #

Nov 10, 2021 08:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They seemed like a good idea when they first came out, unfortunately there are a lot of nefarious people out there sharing scams, viruses and malware that have ruined anything other than a full and transparent url.

Nov 11, 2021 01:34 PM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Hate them.  It's super annoying to go into a restaurant and need my phone to see a menu.  I don't believe they will ever be relevant to my business. 

Nov 11, 2021 06:54 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I've noticed QR codes being used more often as well. Our favorite restaurant uses them for their menu. Thank you for the change.

Nov 11, 2021 06:05 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

heck no, I don't think it really took off.

A few months ago I went into a restaurant & they told me to download the QR code to see their menu. Sorry you're a bit rude thinking that I want your junk on my phone. Now I hate this restaurant.

Good way to spread malware.

Nov 11, 2021 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Did before, still do.
Consideration must be given regarding the purpose of the code
1. dispense infor (price and data, just enough to hear the sizzle)
2. Lead capture (Free something)
3. Upsell, Video of home and inventory (CTA)
4. Validation (lead capture)
I find success lies in setting expectation when using QR codes.

Nov 11, 2021 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Nov 11, 2021 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
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MeLisa Minter, Realtor
Minter Real Estate Services - Taylor Lake Village, TX
Bay Area Houston Real Estate Agent

I used to when I first joined AR over 10 years ago.  But I currently do not.  I've been thinking about adding them back to my marketing pieces.

Nov 15, 2021 05:22 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Our agents use a QR code for clients to access their personally branded mobile app.  Most have this code on the back of their business cards.  Makes it very easy to hand a card to a client and get them to download their mobile app into the client's phone.

Nov 11, 2021 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, and have always thought they were ugly.

Nov 11, 2021 06:14 AM