Folks social media is just that to be social, people have to get to know you, before the give business to you. At the very least you will make some new friends and they have friends, and they have friends. In this market we need friends.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
Many have abandoned CL because of the constant spam and many scams that come with each posting. I think you still need to have a presence there because people do use it.
Facebook can be a great way to promote your business and brand yourself if you take advantage of the many uses. I've done some training on it in my market center and I explain it like this. Your personal facebook page is like your general e-mail, with all of your business and friends sending you things. Your facebook business page is like your website, It is a place to seperate your services and business and should be used to draw business. I've added my link below.
I find Trulia to be a great way to meet potential seller's and buyers. I find that the people using this forum are truly open to using agents to help buy and sell their homes.
LinkedIn is another good way to establish both client relations and network relations.
Like everything, it only works if you use it and promote it within your marketing materials. I hope this helps!--Mike
They all work differently. In my area I find Craigslist works best for rentals and investment property. Facebook needs to be worked consistently. Realtor.com will produce better results if your listings are showcase listings and you fully populate all the information options available especially having the maximum 25 â€œgoodâ€ photos. You should also be on Linkedin.com which is a more professional oriented site than Facebook. Finally, make sure you post lots of good photos (20-30) in your listings on Trulia and Zillow. Photos are the number 1 form of information buyers want from the Internet. If you want to be effective in your Internet presence give the people lots of what they want.