I've asked for an invitation to use Google+, but am not one of the "elite" to be chosen yet. The articles I've read about all the "bigger and better" ways we can communicate with our friends, clients, prospective clients, etc. are intriguing. In fact, in July, I summarized the features of Google+ in "What's All The Fuss About Google+" .
It's interesting that Google does not describe Google+ as a product, but as a "project". The focus here is to stress that Google+ is a result of making Google itself more social rather than creating a new stand-alone social network. In an article on searchengineland.com, Vic Gundotra, senior vice president for Google's social products, describes Google+ this way, "It's 'Plus' because it takes products from Google and makes them better . . . it's an ongoing set of products."
Take a minute and watch this video - even if it doesn't clear up a few things about Google+, it will probably make you smile. One of the arguments that I've read in several articles is that there are so many millions of users already firmly entrenched in Facebook that they will not switch to Google+.
It does seem to me that Google+ will have advantages for real estate agents because of the "circles" feature. You could have one circle of clients, another of prospective clients, and still another of fellow agents, etc. What do you think? If you are already on Google+, what is your first impression? If you are not on Google+, are you going to give it a try?
This is a great forum for us to share specific experience in the use of Google+ within the real estate profession. At Best Agent Business we have teams of experts using Social Media that’s related to real estate and we'll share information we gather.
I look forward to your comments and suggestions - it should be a fun and informative discussion!
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