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How I got my Google+ invitation, how did you get yours?

After having heard all of this interesting jazz about Google+, I too wanted to join to see what it was all about. The only problem was that I couldn't find an invite. So I took it to the source, and within minutes..... ta da! I got invited!

Me standing outside of Google

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47 commentsMike Barrett • July 13 2011 02:21PM

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Michael

How clever!

I got invited because  I already use gmail as my default email.

Congrats!

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) about 3 years ago

I don't have gmail and althought I'd like to check this out......the last thing I need is another email account.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 3 years ago

@Pacita- I know, and the fact that it worked was even better.

@Ann- I don't know if you even need a gmail acct?

The friends circles feature is pretty cool though.

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

Love your proactive attitude!!!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 3 years ago

What a great idea ~ We think we deleted our invite. Is it worth the hype yet?

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 3 years ago

send me your email address.

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

or email me mbarrett425@gmail.com

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

Great for you Michael for thinking outside of the box! 

Looking for the invite too! 

Attended the Regional 1 Women's Council of REALTORS meeting in Tennessee this past weekend and Google Plus was discussed.  Awesome meeting and lots of social media education! 

Give updates on how you like the platform!

 

 

Posted by Diana Braun about 3 years ago

Great for you Michael for thinking outside of the box! 

Looking for the invite too! 

Attended the Regional 1 Women's Council of REALTORS meeting in Tennessee this past weekend and Google Plus was discussed.  Awesome meeting and lots of social media education! 

Give updates on how you like the platform!

 

Posted by Diana Braun (Real Living Pittman Properties) about 3 years ago

That's great!

I don't remember who or how I was invited. 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 3 years ago

@diana- send me your email and I'll send you an invite. my email is on the sign in the pic. See you on G+ :)

There are a lot of really cool featured on G+

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

Michael LOL that's alittle easier for you since you are near their geographic headquarters :) we got ours last week from a fellow AR REALTOR who we follow on twitter :)

Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) about 3 years ago

@jeff & grace- What is your favorite feature on G+? Have you established you Vanity Google+ URL yet? If not check out my last how-to blog. http://actvra.in/f7C see you in the [plus side]

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

There are certainly easier ways to have gotten it, but none as much fun! Congrats.  

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) about 3 years ago

@sandy you should've seen the looks I got from people driving by :)

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

Great Idea!

 

Posted by Chris Bartish (First Federal Lakewood) about 3 years ago

LOL... great idea! I just asked on Facebook for my invite. Been playing around with it... at little difficult to understand at first. But I like the drag/drop circles for visualizing your groups. MUCH easier than Facebook.

Posted by Anthony Gilbert, REALTOR® - Issaquah, Sammamish & Snoqualmie (Coldwell Banker Danforth - Seattle) about 3 years ago

I may have deleted mione, too. Something odd showed one time when I opened gmail, and I just clicked out. Oh well.

Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) about 3 years ago

Michael - Very clever indeed. got my invite from anothe Active Rain member and am greatful to her. She knows who she is. Thanks Now to get over the learning curve a bit.

Posted by Robert & Lisa Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 3 years ago

I could've probably been successful asking my FB friends for one, but when I saw a guy asking for money on the corner near my work.... I had this BRILLIANT idea! lol

I'll take it to Google and ask them.

Check out IMSD's fanpage to get the newest reviews and tips for Google+ -they are fantastic!

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

You rock inside or outside the box!

Bonnie Kappler

Posted by Bonnie Kappler, GRI, Copperopolis, Ca (Century 21 Lake Tulloch) about 3 years ago

Great idea Michael.  Any chance you could send us some invites? (Gabe at GabeSanders dot com)

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

Ok, I need an invite so I can see what the hype is all about.  i'm emailing you now.

Posted by MeLisa Minter, Broker, SFR, Kaufman County Short Sale Specialist (Carl Thomas and Associates Real Estate - 972-962-2500) about 3 years ago

@Gabe & @ MeLisa they are on the way. Don't forget to circle up with me! ;)

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

Thanks for the invite Michael, got it!  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

@Bonnie! you'll have to get this shirt too.

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

@gabe! Right on. Now "go nuts" and get your profile completely setup.... but dont forget to connect with me! :o)

 

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

AWESOME!!  Me want one too!!  stephanie@starkvillelife.com

Posted by Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR (Coldwell Banker SRE ~ Starkville, MS) about 3 years ago

@stephanie just sent it! :o)

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

If only that avenue was open to most of us....I am excited for Google + to open its business version.  Having used Google + for social avenues, I see how useful it can be for business contacts.  I am excited to see what it holds for Real Estate future

Posted by Grant Hickman, Saint Charles Real Estate Pro (Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors) about 3 years ago

You are CRAZY smart! 

Posted by Maya Thomas LLC, Broker, Key West FL Historic Old Town Estates, Bungalows (Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland) about 3 years ago

@maya- thank you :o)

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

I got invited but have not done anything besides accepting the invitation. Now we need a tutorial blog on what to do with Google + ?

Posted by Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale (Dickson Realty) about 3 years ago

Awesome post, love the photo! To me Google+ is more of a replacement of LinkedIn than Facebook. I am using is as a professional network to connect with others in my industry. How are you using it?

Posted by Win Home Inspection (National Home Office ) about 3 years ago

@Ann check out IMSD's fanpage, they're always are my first place for the newest scoop on technology.

@WIN- right now I am getting used to the circles and feed trends, I would recommend you too check out IMSD's fanpage to check out what they do with it. They had a great webinar with @TechSavvyAgent- Chris Smith & IMSD's Chad Hyams!

Thanks for the comments! See you on the PLUS SIDE!

 

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

Ok, I need to bookmark this to follow up later

Posted by John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (John Marshall ) about 3 years ago

Michael - That was funny and creative, and even better, it worked too.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 3 years ago

I joined it last week.  So far, I have not had time to do anything with it though.

Posted by Rodney Mason, FHA 203K, USDA, VA, HomePath Renovation Specialist (Prospect Mortgage) about 3 years ago

I spent too much time today getting my profile in order. But after using it, I'm seeing a lot of positives. LOL... I didn't even look at Facebook today.  (Sorry Mark Zuckerberg)

Posted by Anthony Gilbert, REALTOR® - Issaquah, Sammamish & Snoqualmie (Coldwell Banker Danforth - Seattle) about 3 years ago

Great idea going directly to the source.  Coming from a Social Media standpoint though, the best place you could have gone was to Twitter and put it out on the twitter-waves (not even sure if that's a coined term yet).  The beauty of Twitter is search.twitter.com.  We spent a couple days last week scrolling through tweets of people either offering invites to google+ or desiring invites.  Anyone that wanted one, we left them a @mention to either e-mail us or to tweet us their e-mail.  

From those 2 days, we gained over 40 followers and invited over 60 people to google+.  It was a great way to get our company's name out there.  search.twitter.com is probably one of the greatest listening devices out there, and from my understanding in the Real Estate trade, very under-utilized.

Michael, and anyone else on here with a google+ account.  Would love to add you to my circles... you can find me at gplus.to/iammkstevens

Posted by mk STEVENS (digitallySOCiAL) about 3 years ago

Michael,

Great Idea!!!! I just sent an email for an invite. How do I get a Google me T Shirt?????

Posted by Rich Cotton, Waterfront Specialist Cecil and Kent Counties MD (Rich Cotton The Waterfront Specialist EXiT Preferred Realty ) about 3 years ago

@rich - did you get the invite? I got my google me t-shirt from zazzle.com it was about $25 after s&h

Posted by Mike Barrett about 3 years ago

invite me plz....................,   :-)

 

(Fahadmuneeb@gmail.com)

Posted by muneeb about 3 years ago

invite me plz....................,   :-)

 

(Fahadmuneeb@gmail.com)

Posted by muneeb about 3 years ago

(malikfahadmuneeb@gmail.com)




plz plz  plz   plz       plz           plz               plz                   plz                  (invite me too)

 

 

Posted by Muneeb about 3 years ago

(malikfahadmuneeb@gmail.com)




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Posted by Muneeb about 3 years ago

@muneeb- done!

Posted by Mike Barrett almost 3 years ago

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