Tagwhat now live for Realtors
Last month, it was rumored that augmented reality app, Tagwhat would launch a real estate channel for their stories app, allowing users to look through their mobile “like a window,” and stories pop up as “tags” right on top of their actual locations in real life.
While there are more features than what we just described, what Realtors need to know is that it is a rapidly growing app, and that as we had hoped, they are, in fact, launching a real estate channel so that users that want to see music can see music stories, users interested in the area or in real estate can view the real estate channel rather than overloading users with all stories at once.
Although their beta web-publishing tool will not go live to the public until Thursday, AGBeat has gotten exclusive information about how to get started. Last month, we suggested Realtors get involved with the following ideas:
If an early adopter Realtor creates a quality video tour of a subdivision, interviews neighbors, collects pictures of the ground breaking all the way to the completed subdivision, and writes up a short history of the subdivision, then submits it to Tagwhat for inclusion and sends business cards to all the doors encouraging them to check out the augmented reality version of their neighbhorhood, guess who the expert is?
The history of a company can be told in video or pictures and turned into a multi-media story for Tagwhat and included as a visual map marker for a real estate office. Realtors that have real expertise in an area can act not only as an impromptu historian, but can share housing statistics over the years (“did you know that from 2000 to 2010, values in X area increased 12%?” “the first house built in X area recently sold for 700% of its original 1932 sales price of $23,000?). Brilliant.
How to get started
Tagwhat founder, Dave Elchoness said, “You can now easily place rich videos, images, and audio at any location on the globe, including links to websites, email addresses, phone numbers, and more for mobile users to engage with on the spot.” Here’s how to get started:
- Go to the Tagwhat Publishing Page.
- Create an account. This shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds.
- Start creating content by tapping on the “Create Tag” button above.
Each story submitted will be reviewed by Tagwhat’s staff before publication “to ensure a high quality user experience,” but they tell us that “you will get a response from us quickly and can always contact us if there is an urgent need.”
This free beta tool is open only for the early access group and goes live to the public later this week, so if you get started today, you will likely be the first in your area to be on board and because you likely already have content created for your area, it should be a breeze.