Klout or Klouche? Online Real Estate Edition

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By: Nikesh Parekh

There's a rating or index for EVERYTHING now.  KLOUT is the one that seems to be taking social media by storm.  KLOUT is a measurement of your social media influence based on your Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus activity.  

Today, a new service called Klouchebag.com launched.  If you can forgive the crassness of the name, it is an interesting service that looks at someone's Twitter activity and rates how "polite" you are over Twitter.  Good coverage of Klouchebag on GeekWire this morning.

Here's what I learned:

  • Active Bob Stewart has the highest Klout score, but also the highest Klouchebag score
  • Spencer Rascoff has the highest Klout score of Internet real estate CEO's at 48
  • Most Internet CEO's are penalized by excessive retweeting
  • I couldn't find good Twitter accounts for Glenn Kelman at Redfin and Steve Berkowitz at Move/Realtor 

(Follow me on Twitter: @nparekh00 by the way!)

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Nikesh Parekh - Klout or Klouche?

Klout

Nikesh Parekh Klout


Klouche

 

CEO of Zillow Spencer Rascoff:

Klout

Spencer Rascoff Klout

Klouche

 Spencer Rascoff Klouchebag

CEO of Trulia Pete Flint:

Klout

Klout Pete Flint 

Klouche

Klouchebag Pete Flint

CEO of Estately Galen Ward:

Klout 

Klout Galen Ward 

Klouche

 

Active Bob Stewart 

Klout

 

Klouche

 

 

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Stacey Smith
Michael Plummer Group - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

My score is 63... But I am not fully convinced of Klout.. What I am seeing is the people within Klout are not so influential and it's a bunch of followers trying to measure the influence of leaders... Just my opinion...

Apr 27, 2012 10:07 PM #1
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Stacey Smith
Michael Plummer Group - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

HAHA just checked my klouchebag and I totally hack the english language... hahah! My score is 50 and they say I'm a douchebag!!! :)

Apr 27, 2012 10:09 PM #2
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Interesting new tools Nikesh, I have to check out my scores now ;-)

Apr 28, 2012 06:06 AM #3
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Nikesh - I really can't afford the time to play any other points game than the one here at AR, which does, not coincidentally, provide tangible rewards. Fun stuff though.

Apr 28, 2012 03:12 PM #4
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Richard & Beth Witt
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com - Massapequa, NY
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY

I joined... not sure why or what will happen as a result... I tell you each day brings more and more stuff to learn... I'm exhausted, but thanks for the info, hope I'm not a douchebag... Yikes...

Apr 29, 2012 12:26 PM #5
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Nikesh Parekh
Trulia - Bellevue, WA
VP of New Ventures, Trulia

Hi Everyone,

This is not a recommendation, but more of an amusement.  Don't stress out about ANOTHER service to join.

Niki

Apr 29, 2012 12:41 PM #6
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Amusing I saw this on Twitter the other day and had to look at my Klouche score. It's is in the 60s.  It's says something about facepalm....  I have a lot of automation going on, social apps... much less English abuse than Bob.

May 02, 2012 09:30 AM #7
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Khoko
This is so true. It's so easy to fake it on the social web which is why pelope are still needed to apply analysis to analytics.You have reassured me over one prolific Bulgarian Twitter user; I had some suspicions it might have been an army of pelope hiding behind a glamorous profile picture, but you have assured me it's one genuine person (and a good friend of yours).So long as I can trust you, I'm reassured!
Jul 24, 2012 03:44 PM #8
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