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Rainmaker
1,245,239
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If a 16 year old can afford a 1.1 M modest home, I see why not.

Jul 12, 2016 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,138,625
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Huh? What's a Pokemon?

Jul 12, 2016 07:58 AM
Ambassador
1,464,769
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have a lovely listing with a cliff; perfect for these lemmings to go off of! I don't want to insult any sheep

Jul 12, 2016 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
823,679
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I just heard about Pokemon Go on our local news and they say it is highly addictive and causing car accidents by the followers. I doubt it would go over here in Naples as a marketing ploy.

Jul 12, 2016 07:50 AM
Ambassador
2,685,060
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No, thank you.

Jul 12, 2016 07:47 AM
Ambassador
5,076,614
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have no clue. Guess I gave to check this out. I still may have no clue

Jul 12, 2016 09:25 AM
Ambassador
6,461,192
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What will they come up with next?  Are we dealing with children here or adults buying homes?

Jul 12, 2016 08:09 AM
Rainer
66,409
Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I can really only see this being a good idea if the listed unit is a rental or a lower price point for the area that is accessible to a younger buyer field. But who knows, innovators find success and I'm sure someone will profit from this idea. 

Jul 12, 2016 07:28 AM
Ambassador
2,202,923
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I don't get it.   I just don't see the point.  Seems ridiculous to me.  Maybe I'm just to mature (translated to "old")

Jul 12, 2016 09:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,205,737
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

If it will sell the house I'll be SANTA  !

Jul 12, 2016 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Not in my lifetime!

Jul 12, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I am not sure I like this idea.  However, it is works for you, all the more power to you.  A

Jul 12, 2016 07:35 AM
Rainer
231,224
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

my 15 yo would... im not sure i would. he was telling me about that today...wow..what a world

Jul 12, 2016 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,511,053
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  If I was in their shoe's I'd fire and sue the agent who did that.  Then I'd be yelling "Get off my lawn you darn kids"

Jul 13, 2016 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

OMG.... I'm so sick of hearing about that nonsense on the news....unblievable....

Jul 13, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,599,857
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I'm waiting for the return of Pokey, man and Gumby too.  

Jul 13, 2016 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,976
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

If it helps sell it, then I am all for it.

Jul 12, 2016 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

If done correctly it could bring a qualified buyer. Think outside the box!

Jul 12, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
152,661
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I watched a video this morning and the point was to market to Millenials who are into it. At a lower price point or a starter home, it could be effective maybe not to sell the house, but to get them looking at your name on a sign. My teenagers are playing it and say there are people everywhere walking around with their phones when they do.

Jul 12, 2016 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,088
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Anything to attract people.... it is not just kids doing it and it is teh parents of the young ones that you may want to attract anyway

Jul 12, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
993,952
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

What the heck is this?

Jul 12, 2016 11:02 PM
Ambassador
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Would serious home buyers select the homes they see based on a game? Do they even have the time to play around? And if they do, do they have the means to buy?

Jul 12, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,280,456
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Hell no!! There are limits to everything!

Jul 12, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

OMG NO

Jul 12, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
7,909,387
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jul 12, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

no thanks

Jul 12, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

LOL!

I think (hope) that the majority of Pokemon Go players aren't ready to buy a home.....

Jul 12, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - I'll let it 'GO'! 

Jul 12, 2016 04:00 PM
Rainer
352,976
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Fortunately my life has not gotten that boring to resort to reality games.  I'll stay in the real world for now...so probably a no!  I have seen many agents promoting their Broker Opens and Open Houses with Pokemon Go.  It will be interesting hearing what the sellers think about this....Marketing!

Jul 12, 2016 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Not at all, plus open houses don't work in my market. 

Jul 12, 2016 02:10 PM
Ambassador
3,755,012
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Now that's a great idea!

Jul 12, 2016 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I am not interested in playing games.

Jul 12, 2016 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No I won't be doing that. I take real estate seriously and will leave the games to other agents.

Jul 12, 2016 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
5,070,191
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No!!

Jul 12, 2016 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I actually just had a discussion with an agent that may implement this idea into his open house events.  This is not something I would do since I prefer to enjoy conversation with the visitors and want their utmost attention on the property.

Jul 12, 2016 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,414,303
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I only heard about this today when it was a headline in our paper that the police have been busy getting people out of places they don't belong Jeff Pearl 

Jul 12, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think it's a dangerous game.

Jul 12, 2016 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,255
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, probably not...

Jul 12, 2016 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At this point...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Jul 12, 2016 10:38 AM
Rainer
97,866
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

My son played a GameBoy game called Pokemon.  He loved it.  If this marketing idea is to get kids entertained while mom & dad view the house, I don't see lasting long as a fad.  If this is Pokemon adapted to an older audience of young adults, it may draw crowds but I doubt their pockets are deep enough to buy houses.  Let's see what action this gets in the next six months.  It was novel enough to get news attention, but that won't be around for long....

Jul 12, 2016 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,851,801
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No I am not going to play. People were playing in Arlington National Cemetary the idiots.

Jul 12, 2016 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl I just saw this on the news. I don't know!!!

Jul 12, 2016 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
290,969
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not in our niche, so 'no' for us Jeff Pearl.  Even for clients out of our niche, it's not my thought at all - it will be interesting to see the feedback on that though!

Jul 12, 2016 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,791
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Jul 12, 2016 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,848
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. Here we are in October 2016. Is the fad over?? I haven't heard anything about it recently.

Oct 12, 2016 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,799
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I've been wrong before and say no to this only because I would not partake. Having it available to others may change my mind though and there's only one way to find out if it's effective here.

Jul 13, 2016 06:10 AM