Real estate offices are typically not the most attractive places in the world. A row of agents sitting at desks doesn’t act as a great draw to people new in town who wanting to get a taste of the place. But an architecturally designed space with lots of fun things to do — like Google Earth Liquid Galaxy map technology, coffee, information from local experts on interesting things to do in the area? Now, that sounds more like it.
LinkedIn is gearing up to match real estate agents with consumers, possibly providing an additional incentive for agents to beef up their LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn, which claims more than 400 million members worldwide, recently rolled out a tool that lets users post jobs to receive proposals from up to five professionals. LinkedIn began piloting “ProFinder” in San Francisco with jobs in three categories: accounting, graphic design and writing and editing, The San Francisco Chronicle reported in mid-October.
The inspection process during any transaction can be a challenge. Nevertheless, nit-picky inspectors and buyers who believe they should be purchasing a perfect home are lending new meaning to the phrase, “You’ve got to be kidding.”