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Crestwood DC: About that funny looking For Sale sign at 4235 Blagden Ave NW

Crestwood DC: About that funny looking For Sale sign at 4235 Blagden Ave NW

As you drive up Blagden Avenue from Rock Creek Park, there is a new kind of For Sale sign in front of 4235 Blagden Ave NW.   The bottom sign rider has this image on it:

What's it about?  This is what's called a "QR Code".  As you slow down your car, you can whip out your smart phone, open up your QR Code reader app (on I-Phone, it's a free app), hold it up, and it will hook you up to a virtual tour of the property, as well as information about the price, basic features, and how to get inside.  And it will be in a format that is easy to read on the small screen of a smart phone. 

By the way, you can hold it up right now in front of your computer screen and it will work.

And to get the information, you don't have to give up any information unless you want to make an appointment with co-lister, Ed Schneider, or me to see the house.

This is the first one we've seen in Crestwood.  And it will be a regular feature on all of my future listings.

Pretty cool, huh?

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Comment balloon 10 commentsPatricia Kennedy • May 21 2011 10:45AM


I am putting these on all of my signs.  I have one on my business card too.  Way cool.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 9 years ago

Cool!  No one in my area is using QR codes but I have a feeling that will not be the case in a year. I hope it works well for you!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach ( (757) 560-0881) over 9 years ago

Paula, I've not seen it done around here before, at least not on signs.

And Kathryn, I think the whole thing of having a small screen link show up will be the key to its usefulness.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Pat,  I love QR Codes.  We laminate them and affix them to all of our listings with a little sign that says, "Have a smart phone?  Scan this QR Code for property information".  I generate the codes in Realbird.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 9 years ago

Hi Patricia,  This is the new wave of the future.  It is a benefit to have them on your sign or on a flyer box.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 9 years ago

Once they see it Pat (the QR Code) they've got to know what to do with it, don't they.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago


The bottom sign rider?  Ouch.

I just saw that down the street, and I would have to get down on my knee to scan that one.

Is your sign higher, i.e., hanging from a post/arm support?

BTW, it's a great QR Code use.  Nice photos.

Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) over 9 years ago



I'm still trying to process qr codes. To be or not to be...

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) over 9 years ago

I was putting those on my website. Decided it made little sense since they were online looking at me anyway. The whole craze began ONE WEEK after I had 2K business cards printed.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago


Glad to see this signage after our discussion at dinner when I was in DC a week ago. Best of luck with this listing - looks like a great house, and I know this is a terrific community.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 9 years ago