Al and Peggy's Corner: Are You Hanging Out Yet?

Are You Hanging Out Yet?

Are You Hanging Out Yet?

Have you been Hanging Out from the convenience of your home or the local coffee shop yet? 
This is so amazing. It's great for business, meetings and families trying to get together over the miles!

man on laptop with head setWhile investigating Google+ Hang Out we didn't have clue what we were doing.
We called up our our son and daughter and asked them to jump on Hang Out and see what would happen. It was great we could all see each other and talk back and forth.

That's when the strange thing happened.
All of a sudden someone else's face appeared and they started talking to us!

After our initial surprise of what had just happened
, we learned this gentlemen, Ian, was sitting in his home office in Bordeaux France! We chatted a bit and he told us he had checked out our profile and knew we were Canadian realtors. Hasn't the world just shrunk?

Ian was also kind enough to tell us on Hang Out, you can make your 'meeting'  private or open.
Of course we didn't know that at the time. 

If you haven't given Google+ Hang Out a try, take a look.
  We see many opportunities to use it. You may want to tidy yourself up first though!

Are You Hanging Out Yet?



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Comment balloon 34 commentsAl & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers • February 25 2012 06:46AM


Great stuff here!                                                                                                                                                         

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 6 years ago

Suggested.  It's on the To Do list which by the way seems to be growing by the day!  Off to show homes in a little while then clients coming over to our place.  Wife Debbie is cooking a good meal.  Long day ahead.  Time to roll..... Enjoy your Saturday my friends.

Posted by John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * over 6 years ago

There you go, a completely different kind of chat room.Make sure there are no stains on your shirt when you open it up

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 6 years ago

Al/Peggy: Headed out the door soon for a busy day of showing homes.  Like John, this is on the ever-growing to-do list.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

Al and Peggy ...I will try and check it out this weekend ....Thanks!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 6 years ago

I want to be alone. 
Greta Garbo 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Al & Peggy - I use skype on a daily basis, but I've hung out before and the same exact thing happened....someone popped up, I think it all has to do with how it's set up, not sure.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 6 years ago

Never even heard of it Al and Peggy... We have to meet before we go away for March break.  Will call you monday afternoon and set something up.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Thanks Team Christiansen, it was a lot of fun!

You too John, you'll be ready for that hardy meal, won't you?

LOL, yes Ed, clean up! Maybe we can do more AR meets like this!

Good luck with showings Anita and yes, check this out!

You'll have fun with it Rob.

LOL and can't think of anything else to say Roger!!!

Yes, we learned to you can be private or open.

That would be good Chris, looking forward to it.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Hi Al & Peggy...Great idea, maybe better than Skype, I'm heading over to my Google+ for a look at Hangout.

Thanks for shaing this

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 6 years ago

I thought you would enjoy that..................I don't want to be that accessible to anyone!  LOL.  But I get it.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Let us know when you're there Fred, we'll chat.

Ya, its hard to have adult beverages out in cyber space Roger!!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

I would live to try it. I should get my kids to help me set it up so I can feel more confident with what I'm doing.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago


Yes and you can talk easily to them and see them even when they are not home Ellen.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Al & Peggy, what will they think of's really amazing how connected we are all becoming.  I'll check it out.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 6 years ago

HI Al and Peggy,

We know what hang outs are, but have not used them yet, but without a question there can be a huge use for them, and thanks for the reminder and need to look into it over the weekend.

By the way, I like your new signature and comment box in your posts very smart.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 6 years ago

Al and Peggy I will have to check that out.  Do you Google Google+ Hang Out  to get on?

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 6 years ago

Hi Al and Peggy - I have not yet used Hangouts but I believe that President Obama has used them in the past.

Posted by FN LN over 6 years ago

Have fun with it Nick, it wold be a fantastic way for all us to 'meet'!

Thank you Peter and Linda and maybe we'll 'hang out' later LOL!

Yes, George, just go to your Google+ page and then Hang out is on the right hand side! It just might change how you do business!

Are you serious Marc? Well, why not when you think about it.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Howdy and afternoon Al and Peggy

Al and Peggy my friends
, I do know bout it, but have not yet check out Google+'s Hang Out feature. I'm sure that its will come in handy for folks.  

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 6 years ago

Al and Peggy Google hangout is a great tool and now you know you can make it private:)

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 6 years ago

This is a great story Al & Peggy (Roger is hilarious!)! Glad you were able to meet someone new without leaving the house! Hanging out has taken on a whole new meaning.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 6 years ago

So it's like a Skype conference call of sorts???  I'll have to look into it.  I'm kind of like Roger in my feelings of getting together online, but it could be good for connnecting with my mom, and sister and brother.  Thanks!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

It was pretty cool Dale. Thought it was great for some business and also separated families.

We do now Jennifer LOL! It was so funny to have this guy all of a sudden appear!

Hasn't it Wanda? It is going to change the world!

We feel the same as you and Roger, Sharon......but for families it will be huge.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Oh my gosh, NO! I have never heard of it! Sugested! I bet I'm not the only one!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 6 years ago

Good afternoon, Al & Peggy. And it is shrinking smaller and smaller. Technology is amazing...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Al and Peggy, I hadn't even heard of this before.  Thanks for sharing and making us aware.  It's time to explore Google+ and all it has to offer some more...

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 6 years ago
Wow...I have not heard of this hubby and I chat on Yahoo but will check this out!!! Thanks for sharing it...that would have scared me to have someone pop in!!! Lol
Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 6 years ago

Do you need a skype type camera thingy by your computer?  Personally, I like to sit in my jammies with no makeup and really don't want anyone to see me.  But, I'll check this out.  Thanks, Al and Peggy. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 6 years ago

OK guys thanks to Joni's re-blog I am here, NO I never even heared about "hanging out" to me hanging out is going to a coffee shop and sitting down:)))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 6 years ago

Peggy and Al,

I have not heard of Hang Out and I just took a webinar from Brad A on Google Tools!  So cool!  I'll have to check it out.  Thanks for the heads up on the private or open option!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 6 years ago

I'm hanging out or hanging up. I am on the phone all day long, talking selling appointing and directing. Should be in movies....

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Peggy and Al - I came over from Dee Dee's reblog. I haven't tried that out yet; in fact I hardly ever go on G+ but I will have to start spending some time there.  Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 6 years ago

This is a function that I have on my to-do list, but this list gets longer and longer.    Some of these social aspects need to go at the bottom, and business functions get more attention.    THANKS for the heads up.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago