There are those of you who look knowing at the symbol above, probably own a smart phone with an app to read QR Codes and wonder why I am bothering to write about them.
Then there are the majority of you who may never have heard the term QR Code but vaguely recognize this type of bar code and wonder what the heck it has to do with Lake Norman real estate!
According to Wikipedia: A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR readers, smartphones, and, to a less common extent, computers with webcams. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.
I (and some other Lake Norman area real estate agents as well as many throughout the US) have started using QR Codes on my listing flyers in front of the properties so that folks driving by can simply scan the QR Code like the one above, and almost instantly get to the website I created for that property with multiple photos and all of the data about the property that they could possibly want up front. It is predicted that QR Codes will be used consistently in real estate once everyone catches on.
If you have a smartphone, all you have to do is download a QR Code reader application. It acts like a camera. You simply point and shoot at the QR Code and it will quickly take you to the website. Test it above. You should get sent to a website for one of my listings. Here is one for this blog…it will just take you to the home page:
Just as an FYI, many retailers have begun using QR Codes as well. Locally you will see them at Harris Teeter, Lowe’s Home Improvement and others. Yet another great technology to bring information to us even faster!
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