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Christal Berg, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC

Social Media is all the hype right now. Does social media work for you in real estate?

Asked by Christal Berg, Fayetteville, NC Sun Feb 19, 2012

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Posting relevant content about the community brings value - not just what you had for lunch or the newest listing and open house. Engaging your friends, family, past clients is key and are all good ways to add to what you already do to sustain relationships. Notice something a friend posts and bring it up in conversation when you meet face to face or over the phone, which is a connecting action than a mere post to a wall. This shows you are paying attention and people tend to like that.
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Most of our past, current and future clients don't use social media on a regular basis. They're too busy playing golf or tennis, hiking in the Sierras, fly fishing, wine tasting, meeting friends for dinner, going on romantic cruises, serving on non-profit boards, and running their successful businesses. If your ultimate client profile matches the profile of frequent social media users, then it's probably a good idea to work that marketing channel - our target client doesn't, so we don't.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 20, 2012
Social media has been of some benefit, But nothing replaces prospecting and talking with people every single day...
I have done so much on the internet and expected great things, But the truth is, Nothing replaces person to person communication.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 31, 2013
Any online exposure is a bonus. Use any and all avenues to provide information to your target market.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 31, 2013
I've found that anything and everything I can do to increase my internet presence helps to grow my business whether directly or indirectly. You want to be where the buyers are and study after study says that 90%+ of them are starting their real estate search on the internet. Best of luck to you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 26, 2013
Pick up the phones and look for business daily. Waiting for the business is dangerous.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 25, 2013
All these answers are great. I will defiantly keep them in mind.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 20, 2012
don't be defiant. Listening is a skill to develop.
Flag Thu Jun 14, 2012
Hello Christal,
I find that blogging is beneficial in getting you more exposure and attracting leads. Sometimes Google picks it up to further that exposure.

Facebook is the #1 social media site. I've noted that agents who have a large following incorporate a FB business page as well as their regular page to attract more business.

Youtube is a great way to advertise your listings and give them additional exposure by posting virtual tours there.

Try it for awhile to determine if it works for you.

Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 20, 2012
So far I haven't seen the return from Social Media that I see from internet marketing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 20, 2012
Hey Christal,
Just like Keith & Kinsey said social Media definitely helps. If done right one can get both buyer and seller leads by positioning yourself as a local expert. More and more people are on social networking sites, it's a great place to market to people where they spend most of there time.

Hector Mesa
Lic.Associate RE Broker, GREEN, SFR, CNE
Robert Defalco Realty
O(718) 605-9300
C(718) 801-3005
http://www.Mesa4Homes.com
Hector@Mesa4Homes.com
Web Reference: http://www.Mesa4Homes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 19, 2012
Blogging has been a crucial part of our marketing strategy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 19, 2012
Social media has definitely helped us stay in touch with past clients, get referrals, spread our network, and achieve brand recognition. Social media has also helped us market listings, open houses, etc. It has definitely giving us more clients (buyers and sellers).
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