Agents: Is social media part of your marketing plan for 2011?

Asked by Darin Redding, San Diego, CA Sat Feb 12, 2011

We are jumping into social media and are curious if any agents or other service professionals on Trulia have had success with social media. If so, please share your advice on the topic.

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Debbie Bulke…, , San Diego, CA
Sat Feb 12, 2011
I love using social media for marketing and personal purposes. Check out where you can link all your social media outlets into one, meaning you can post your marketing material just once to posterous and it will disseminate to all your social media outlets for you! Good luck!
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Sat Feb 12, 2011
HI Darin:

I have an IT background, so when I started my real estate business 6+ years ago, my first thing to do is to build my online presence because I believe that's the way things are going.

I was one of the first agents on Trulia when it was first launched - Since Trulia's home base is in San Francisco, and my company is the #1 company in Marin county, Trulia approached our company to have top agents help with the site. Well, as a new agent, I ended up devote much more time on the site and have enjoyed meeting many agents that are on the frontier of social media.

So, yes, a big part of marketing that I do is on social media. Not something that I have to suddenly devote time to do, but it is just a very natural part of my marketing plan. It is embedded in my real estate career.

Sylvia Barry
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
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Carol Audette, Agent, Burlington, VT
Sat Feb 12, 2011
Social media is a huge part of our marketing for 2011. We have put into place a Facebook fan page, we are blogging and we are working on posting informational videos to our sites as well. I have someone on my team who is terrific at coming up with ideas and implementing them into our social media. We have had terrific feedback so far. You should definately get on the bandwagon - it's a great way to get your name and information in front of people.
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Joan Wilson, Agent, San Diego, CA
Sat Feb 12, 2011
Use social media wisely and you will get something from it. Here are some examples of mine.

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Good Luck!

Joan Wilson (Realtor, SRES, Ecobroker, Certified REO, HAFA, and Short Sale Specialist)
Prudential California Realty Phone: 760-757-3468 800-975-7481 x 111 License # 01341483
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Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Sat Feb 12, 2011
Hello Darin,
Yes, social media marketing is part of my marketing plan for 2011 and beyond. My company has been encouraging real estate agents to get more exposure on the internet as most potential home buyers (90%) begin their search on the internet.
There are many questions from consumers on the Trulia site that post questions specific to home inspections and I'm sure that they would find your advice valuable which might turn into some leads for you.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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