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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I am diggin the idea of it. The Tesla team is so cutting edge and forward thinking.

Oct 28, 2016 11:05 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I have a friend with a Tesla.  She let me drive it.  We were just discussing the technological possibilities the other night.  We are way behind on solar useage from where we should be for cars, homes and buildings.  It's about time!

Oct 29, 2016 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, but they are not new, they've been around for years in development and they will be at market by next Summer. And of course Solar City has been in operation longer than that. There was a great documentary on them last year.

Oct 28, 2016 11:32 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not

Oct 29, 2016 07:50 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Prior to reading this ... I had not heard about Tesla's new solar roof tiles.  Pretty cool!

Oct 29, 2016 01:18 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I hadn't heard about them. Interesting. Wonder how they compare cost-wise?

Oct 29, 2016 12:47 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No I haven't heard about them - thanks for posting. Solar panels will have their place regardless as there are applications other than roof top. But if the solar tiles are more affordable than panels, I would imagine the panel biz will at least take a hit.

Oct 29, 2016 12:23 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.  I got a charge out of the news.  

Oct 29, 2016 12:03 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Maybe, innovation is a key component of capitalism and what it creates also destroys. Kodak Film anyone?

Oct 28, 2016 11:38 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I think it looks awesome. He is doing some great stuff.

Oct 28, 2016 11:16 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I have now!

Oct 28, 2016 11:10 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, but I'm sure there will be some backlash from the utility companies.

Oct 28, 2016 10:58 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I haven't heard about these and know absolutely nothing about roof tiles in general.

Oct 28, 2016 10:57 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd love to give it a try.  I welcome anything sustainable and green. 

Oct 29, 2016 03:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That is a nice feature

Oct 29, 2016 01:44 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

everything new becomes obsolete at some point....

Oct 29, 2016 01:18 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Tesla was a brilliant man ahead of his time

Oct 29, 2016 12:06 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Buzz Mackintosh Yes, I like the new design built into the roof tiles. ROI??

Oct 29, 2016 12:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know, but I'm seeing all sorts of solar electric generating products coming to market.

Oct 28, 2016 11:51 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You have to tip your hat to Tesla!

Oct 28, 2016 11:20 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Only when they improve efficiency!

Oct 28, 2016 11:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting. Thanks for sharing this information.

Oct 28, 2016 10:58 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sounds interesting - too bad I just put a new roof on my house LOL

Oct 29, 2016 12:37 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I applaud the effort, would be nice if they catch on, but the koch brothers will spend plenty to prevent this.

Oct 29, 2016 11:42 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have no idea and have never enve heard of this variation

Oct 29, 2016 10:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

price and cost.... Solar panel is not even popular in NV, SW yet.....

He is ahead of the rest.....

Oct 29, 2016 07:55 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Makes great sense to us...less reliance on oil.  A

Oct 29, 2016 06:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

These have actually been around for about two years now from other providers.  I looked into them about a year ago as my roof is getting near the end of it's life.  I like them better than the panels, which I think look like absolute crap 90% of the time.

 

Also looked into solar roadways.  That's a super cool concept!  Only one company doing those that I'm aware of.  Still in the protoype stage though.  Couldn't get them for my driveway replacement.  :(

Oct 29, 2016 05:36 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It sounds like innovative technology that will eventually replace the older methods.

Oct 29, 2016 03:32 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I have tossed the idea around in my head for a long, long time. Leave it to Elon to bring it to fruition. I'll be watching!

Oct 29, 2016 02:19 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I am excited about the innovations in energy and this sounds great for the world!

Oct 29, 2016 01:51 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Oct 28, 2016 11:34 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 28, 2016 11:32 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No but thanks for pointing it out

 

Oct 31, 2016 01:27 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Good idea depending on durability and cost versus power generation return

Oct 29, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Oct 29, 2016 05:02 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Buzz Mackintosh -well, this may as well happen! People always love new or better technology - and this is both!

Oct 29, 2016 03:17 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I haven't, but it sounds pretty cool!

Oct 29, 2016 01:08 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Interesting concept.

Oct 29, 2016 12:34 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The solar roof shingles have been around for about 15 years...at least. I guess the tiles are the next stage. I hope they catch on more than the shingles. I'm sure they've become more efficient. I think this is a wonderful idea for people to consider. 

Oct 29, 2016 12:24 PM