Virtual Office and Meeting Space Available at Sococo

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

Recently, I shared a "Virtual" Office concept using a new technology for Internet users around the globe.  This would also apply to those of you who have teams scattered all over town, all over the county, and possibly all over the Country.  Imagine having a virtual meeting/office space where you could talk, chat via private chat, go into your own private office, sit at a conference table, or meet and greet people in your very own virtual lobby? 

What if you could invite up to 50 people to attend a meeting, watch a presentation, attend a Buyer/Seller forum or just put on a seminar for your new or target clients?  Maybe a class, a group discussion, or just an opportunity to get together and catch up?

Brad Andersohn - Virtual Office

Sococo is a site that allows you to share screens, documents, chat, talk, meet, etc. with up to 50 users, and also provides you with a "virtual" setting much like a floor plan that allows you to move around from room to room, office to office and share content, ideas, and presentations with others.  The site gives easy access to video training and is very user friendly.  Just DOWNLOAD their software and you're ready to start inviting others and meeting "virtually!" It works on the PC and Windows, but they are working on a MAC version that will be announced at some point.

It's FREE!  It's FAST, and it's EASY.  It's also just another way to save you time and money.  You'll save gas, beat traffic, avoid accidents and bridge tolls.  No more weather restrictions, long distance phone bills, or delays due to unforeseen circumstances that lie outside your front door.  You're already communicating over the Internet, this is just a neat and fancy way to bring it all together in a fun and simple environment.  My Virtual office is up and running, take the Sococo penny tour for yourself then run off and create your own in minutes.

Your custom Office creations are ALL private and only accessible by others via an email invitation.

Sococo is leading the next generation of "virtual communication" tools and cutting edge systems for the web.  I think you'll love it and some of you will find some very practical applications where you can use this tool for your clients, associates, business relationships, or even family and friends.  Let's face it, most of us are already leading and living very busy Internet lives, making it easier and more virtual is a natural progression.

 

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Rainmaker
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Pretty neat idea, but how practical is it?  I guess I have to look at the demo or get Belonger to give me his notes.

September 08, 2010 05:52 AM #13
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Holly Weatherwax
The Momentum Group - Reston, VA
Keller Williams Realty, Northern Virginia

I think as the concept of working from home continues to spread and be more widely accpeted, tools like this will be invaluable. Thanks for sharing!

September 08, 2010 06:57 AM #14
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Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Really cool.  I'm not sure I'm ready for this, but would love to check it out.

September 08, 2010 07:35 AM #15
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Larry Brewer
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate

Free, Fast, and easy. THat's the way good software is supposed to work. Thanks for sharing this Brad, I may need it soon.

September 08, 2010 08:15 AM #16
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Gerry Michaels
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This is going to need much more investigation, I think this could be really useful. Thanks for the heads up, I am bookmarking until later when I can give it my full attention and play around

September 08, 2010 09:14 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

THis is a cool idea and you can't beat FREE!  I am definitely passing this on to some of my corporate friends too!

September 08, 2010 10:20 AM #18
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I already joined them. . and I wil be getting my feet week affter I return from my vacation next week.

I'm hoping I can use it to have virtual appointments with my clients. . 

September 08, 2010 10:26 AM #19
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Brad Andersohn
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Lizette - it's worth checking out, I had someone tell em about it last week.

Don - free is great!

William - sounds like a great idea... let me know.

Maria - options are what it's all about, nice to know we have so many.

Robert - GoToMeeting is not free is my first thought...

Elizabeth - we can meet in the courtyard, my virtual office or yours???  lol~  :-))

Jeff - Ocean views abound... I'm sure you can do better than that though.  haha~

Linda - I thought you might.

Robert - just use your imagination, I see multiple uses for a tool like this.

Ray - I tested it for a few days, then wrote about it yesterday.  I'm the same way my friend.

Todd - I had the same question?  It might not always be free, you know how that goes right?

Jim - The architectural visual is kinda neat I agree, but the concept..... not likely.

Dew - practical? Check it out.

Holly - I totally agree.  :-)

Gabe - It'll be there when you are.

Larry - Three great reasons I liked it! 

Gerry - bring on the investigation team, let me know what you think?  :-)

September 08, 2010 10:27 AM #20
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

I wish I had time to explore and implement another great sounding tech site. Bookmarked for possible future use. Thanks Brad.

September 08, 2010 10:34 AM #21
Rainmaker
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René Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
New Media Marketing

A couple of weeks ago I got invited to a virtual meeting at eXp Real Estate. They use a softwared similar to this. It was a great meeting with their agents from all over the country. It took a little getting use to, but I got the hang of it after a few minutes. We were in a main lecture room for most of the time and you could break out and talk to individuals or smaller groups in different areas. Very cool...

September 08, 2010 10:57 AM #22
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Rene - I remember doing an exclusive interview with eXp Realty last year, we had a ton of interest in this new technology. They were/are the first and only company actually using the technology day in and day out to do business. A virtual Real Estate Brokerage that is not only using the technology, but growing and doing it successfully. Here's a video of the tour they gave me when I visited their office. Keep in mind, I never left my desk at my home office to do this.

September 08, 2010 11:05 AM #23
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7

Neat site!! Thanks for sharing!

September 08, 2010 01:23 PM #24
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Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA
I think that the virtual office is going to become more mainstream. This "free" service looks like a good fit to achieve Freedom.
September 08, 2010 03:39 PM #26
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Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

I saw this concept in use in Honolulu recently at 2 offies. Both Prudential Waikiki and Coldwell Banker Kahala work on this concept. It looked great to me. Cuts the overhead while still providing great services and leaves more bottom line to share with the agents.

September 08, 2010 04:53 PM #27
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Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA

Thanks for the tip; I am on my way to check it out. I wonder if it's an alternative to gotomeeting?

September 08, 2010 07:40 PM #28
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Christine Pappas
RE/MAX Results - Willoughby, OH
Northeast Ohio Homes - Ohio RE/MAX REALTOR

It is overwhelming to me all this new tech stuff!  Every time I think I have taken a step forward, I find I am even farther behind!

September 08, 2010 10:25 PM #29
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Dan Quinn
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When I come to your blog Brad, sometimes I feel like I am going to cnet or Gizmodo or something!  I am always pleased to find out about the newest, latest and greatest sites on the internet.  Keep up the good work.  Very helpful to all of us - you get a gold star!

September 10, 2010 07:37 AM #30
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
The technology is changing so fast, it is really almost unbelievable! Thanks for another great update!
September 10, 2010 09:24 AM #31
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

I am going to have to devote more time to your posts.  They seem to cover information that really could help me.

September 12, 2010 10:44 PM #32
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Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

This seems like a super concept. I'm heading over there to check it out. I've used other conferencing methods in the past, none seem to be just right. jay

September 15, 2010 09:27 PM #33
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