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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Kris Neese, I have found that Google+ is very different than Facebook relating to consumers and the chit chat.  However, I have found that the connections made on Google+ tend to be very high quality and the information that is shared and the seo on our posts are far superior than Facebook.  With that said, I am not posting nearly enough to Google+ and need to make that a much higher priority. 

Nov 18, 2014 11:02 PM
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John F Muscarella
RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC - Venice, FL
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

I have a technical background and do much reading on the direction of technology and software products and those relating to our industry.  Very recently I've been seeing more that Google is beginning to downplay Google+ and that it may not survive.  I'm not surprised as in my markets few people are really using it.  I have stopped using it and no longer post to it.

Nov 19, 2014 04:07 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It isn't being embraced in my area. In fact at our Association office we were discussing it and most of the agents and affiliate members didn't have any idea what it was about.

Nov 19, 2014 02:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Approximately 0% of my contacts use G+, but when I use Google to search for various industry related topics, it finds my  link on G+ first.  So Google must be appreciating the fact that I post my blogs to G+.

 

 

Nov 18, 2014 11:13 PM
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Mike Belobradic
Johnston & Daniel Oakville - Oakville, ON
Your Trusted Advisor in Oakville Real Estate

I have not found this to be the case. In fact I find it a bit challenging to determine how best to use Google+ in my overall strategy, versus the like of Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and LinkedIn, which are much more targeted for me. Still, if I can find a way to make it work, I will :)

Nov 18, 2014 09:03 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

It is a good idea to use G+.

Sep 03, 2017 04:56 PM
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Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

No. I have found that most everyone I know is in a business and is using everything they can to get visibility. There are definitely many in the internet world involved with it. Google tends to favor it's own properties for ranking purposes so I would not ignore it!!

Nov 19, 2014 04:04 PM
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

I continue to post to G+ and it has helped me get my content onto the first page of a google search. But I have yet to see actual business from it. I have had calls and sales from contacts using Twitter and Facebook

Nov 19, 2014 08:12 AM
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Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I find that the tech savvy public does.  Much of the general public is still entrencehd in Facebook.

Nov 19, 2014 06:31 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No, I haven't found this.  But, I have found that many of the social media and SEO experts use it and it is a wonderful place to learn about how to optimize your web and social media presence.  And, it really does help my blog posts index faster and often gives me dual places on the SERPS.

Nov 18, 2014 07:38 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

I did not know this.

Apr 09, 2018 11:33 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not many.

Jun 17, 2017 05:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I do use it, Kris. Not much, though.

Mar 12, 2017 11:27 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not

Nov 20, 2016 08:07 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I am hearing that Google Plus may disappear in a few years, not catching on like they had hoped. 

Nov 17, 2015 04:48 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I need to know more about it, and maybe AR could do a webinar on this. I thing it might be a great opportunity. 

Nov 23, 2014 01:11 PM
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

I make sure I post on Google+ if for no other reason to build my presence on that platform. I'm not sure people are reading there, but it's another connection to the Googleverse!

Nov 23, 2014 11:57 AM
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Vicki Burton
Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina - Southport, NC
A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate

I don't think consumers are searching for agents on google+ at all but I will continue to use it half heartedly.

Nov 19, 2014 11:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Currently, I am blocked out because it is not a trusted site. But I was getting some attention from using it...I don't see it as a true consumer destination point...Google is.... but not plus...People may say...Google is enough and want to try something else besides more Google

Nov 19, 2014 08:05 AM
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Stephanie Joines
BHHS Florida Properties Group - Clearwater, FL
Professional Commitment, Personal Solutions

I find that very few of my contacts are on Google+ and that even fewer are using it regularly.  The only contacts that seem to have embraced are my friends that are in IT.

Nov 19, 2014 03:50 AM
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's Social Media Expert

No. However social media is similar to real estate in that it is localized. I would guess that Google+ activity around the bay area is slightly higher then in other places. 

Nov 19, 2014 03:50 AM