Last week we announced the release of the new Follr Personal product. Now it's time to look at it from a real estate perspective. A question first though. When people search for you online (and you know they do before they ever meet you) what do they find? Some other things to ponder. Assuming they find information that actually does relate to you (and not to a namesake) will they form a positive or negative opinion about your marketing ability, technical knowledge, your character? Put another way - what is your online story? Here's a link to a real estate version of Follr Personal. It's not for a real real estate agent but you will see that the story being told is detailed, current and therefore better represents the agent.
- The home page includes 'Social Wall', a highly visual mashup of your (our your brokers) social media content. Click the 'Full Screen' button to see it in its full glory :)
- 'My Listings' details a live feed of this agents single property Websites.
- The 'About' tab allows you to highlight images and videos.
- The Website is responsive so it works on every mobile phone and tablet.
- It has a unique domain name, think YourName.com.
- The Website is also a document repository.
- And finally 'Timeline' - a unique way to tell your story, your whole story.
1. The Spaceship House in Chattanooga, TN:
2. The Teapot Dome, in Zillah, WA was built in 1922 as a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal involving President Warren G. Harding and a federal petroleum reserve in Wyoming:
3. The Boeing 727 House, in Benoit, MS. The plane set Joanne Ussary back $2,000.00, cost $4,000.00 to move, and $24,000.00 to renovate. The stairs open with a garage door remote, and one of the bathrooms is still intact. And let’s not forget the personal jacuzzi in the cockpit:
4. My personal favorite is the Toilet-shaped house in Suwon (South Korea). South Korean sanitation activists marked the start of a global toilet association right here on November 21, 2007 by lifting the lid on the world's first lavatory-shaped home. It offers plenty of water closet space...:
5. And last but not least the Nautilus House, in Mexico DF (Mexico) is a seashell-inspired abode built by designed by Senosiain Arquitectos:
When property manager Ryan Froerer got a call from a realtor to check on a townhouse, he knew something was up. "It was the sickest thing I've ever seen. Just unimaginable that someone could live in that." He couldn't even open the front door. It was blocked from inside. As he finally entered the house, he found about 70,000 empty beer cans.
Inside, he took just a few snapshots to document the scene. Beer cans by the tens of thousands. Mountains of cans burying the furniture. Froerer e-mailed his photos to a couple of friends, who sent them to friends, and so the news spread through the internet. The water and heat were shut off, apparently on purpose by the tenant, who evidently drank Coors Light beer exclusively for the eight years he lived there. "It's just unbelievable that a human being could live like that", said Froerer.
To all outward appearances, the person who lived in the townhouse was the perfect tenant. He always paid on time and he never complained. He kept a low profile in the neighborhood. The cans were finally recycled for 800 dollars, an estimated 70,000 cans: 24 beers a day for 8 years.
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