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Nextdoor Connects Chicago New Home Neighbors Online

August 08, 2012

Nextdoor social mediaWhen was the last time you updated your Facebook status, pinned your dream home or tweeted your favorite celebrity? The answer is probably sometime today. In a world that is inundated with social media, everyone is connected. But, how many of these people that you are obsessed with online do you really know? Tell the truth, probably not as many as you’d like to think. However, one Internet company is trying to bring the social back to social networking with their new private social network that connects people to others in their neighborhood.

Nextdoor, one of the latest social media platforms, is a forum for neighbors to communicate, build community and share local information. The site is similar to Facebook in that members can share posts, comment and create groups, but it also offers a recommendations page perfect for supporting your local businesses and service providers.

But, not just anyone can join your Chicago new home neighborhood group. Nextdoor verifies everyone’s address by sending a postcard to the home address with a code on it, requesting a call from a listed phone number or by making a onetime 1 cent change to confirm the billing address.

Nextdoor is currently offered for free in more than 3,700 communities across 48 states. To see if your Chicago neighborhood is eligible and to register for your free profile, visit www.nextdoor.com/find-neighborhood/il/.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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