I’ll admit, I’m supposed to be the “business tech guy,” and to my family, simply “tech guy,” but in all honesty I have shied away from Google Hangouts. After all, I use Skype, I have a GoToWebinar account that I was grandfathered into, and I tried Hangouts, and I just didn’t get it! In fact, the whole Google Plus thing seems a bit awkward to me.
After a couple of years, watching several videos, and getting tired of paying for Webinar services, I decided to give Google Hangouts a try. Actually, it’s not bad, and I can see this application being a utilized by real estate agents in some creative ways to market themselves and their businesses. In fact, I am uploading a video today on some of marketing ideas for my Business Tech Guy University members on how to use Google Hangouts.
For now, I want to use my blog as a way to promote a series of posts on what I like about Google Hangouts. (Business Tech Guy University Members, a step-by-step video series is being created especially for you).
First, you need to set-up a Google+ account in order to use Google Hangouts. Go to Google, create an account if you do not already have one, and then make sure you have the Hangouts option installed.
Second, start a Hangout! Add someone to your circles, and try a simple video call with a family member or friend.
Tip #1 – Use the sharing button to show your screen, and practice presenting a property you have listed during your hangout. Pretend your friend or family member is a prospect relocating to your area. Have three or four properties ready to present, complete with maps, photos and more. Trust me, this is the future of selling real estate! My last two closings have been totally online, and I have never met either buyer. One transaction I am closing in two days (while I am in France), and everything was done online, just like I am explaining to you. Yes, I was in France the entire time this transaction started, and will be here while it closes.
Practice, and see how you do. Tomorrow I will provide some more tips on using Google Hangouts, and share some solutions on how this is going to revolutionize our real estate industry.
Also, if you have not purchased “Jump Start My Real Estate Career,” you can do so here. As a member, you will get access to my upcoming Webinar where I will show members of the University how to create an easy, effective presentation to share with buyers and sellers (plus more) using Google Hangouts. But you have to be a member to take part of this exciting technology education I am offering to small business owners and real estate agents. Sign up for the University Here!