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A few weeks back there was an uproar on social networking sites about the National Association of REALTORS® "Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour". Reading through the posts and comments it became clear to me that most members do not know what the association does on an ongoing basis. Because of social networking, NAR is now reaching a greater audience of their members. Being involved at both the committee level and Board of Directors level at the local, state and national level over the years, I can say this applies to all three levels: It is not unusual for the REALTOR® Association to (4 comments)
twitter: Social Networking: Am I Understanding It Or Am I Missing Something? - 01/18/10 08:08 AM
As I followed a conversation on @1000wattmarc and a Q & A on Zillow I thought I got this whole Social Medium, but do I? The Sites Facebook: Reminds me of AOL when I first got online in the 1990's. Everyone started there but as the internet exploded and became part of our lives professional and personally most of us left. Facebook is trying to retain us by growing with its users such as "the Fan Page" for Professionals. Linkedin: A directory for all professionals, regardless of the industry to always have your resume posted. It continues to grow as well (0 comments)
twitter: Twitter vs. Facebook: The Professional Difference - 12/11/09 02:17 PM
I thought I knew the differences between Twitter and Facebook until I stopped my auto feed between the two social media networks. After attending the Virtual REBAR camp in November, I decided I needed to change my Facebook strategy. Professionally, I am moving from a “profile page” to a “fan page”(please join me). I then will post what I think is appropriate information that promotes my professionalism as a Realtor®. I made the effort to go on Facebook more often. I rarely went on although I had a lot of posts as a result of the autofeed from Twitter. The Quality of Twitter: (5 comments)
Social Media: Make Sure you Message is Accurate With the explosion of agents and brokers using social media, there is one key item to always remember: Make sure you understanding what you send out.Tweet, Retweet, Submit, Send, CommentWith the viral effects of networks like Twitter and Facebook it only take one person sending out the incorrect information to make a lot of people think something that is not, has not or maybe but not is. Understand What You Say/SendA perfect example was last week. When news wires starting posting that the United States Senate had come to an agreement about extending (4 comments)
twitter: The Facebook Friend vs The Twitter Follower - 09/03/09 07:48 AM
Trying to be an efficient social networker, I make it easy for myself and use the tools out there. What I post on Twitter automatically goes to my Facebook page. When I post on my Activerain Blog it automatically goes to Twitter which then goes to Facebook and so on and so on and so on. I really don't go on Facebook that often except to read a chain of comments when I am alerted, check out other friends once in a while or play games. It finally occured to me why the @(reply) or dm(direct message) responses on Twitter are (4 comments)
twitter: Agents: Stop Spamming Agents - 08/05/09 02:01 PM
According to latest reports, social media has became bigger than email. That got me to thinking about where we are as an industry. As usual, miles behind. I think many agents and some brokers missed the webinar that explained to effectively use email as a means of marketing you listings or as a recruiting tool it is called drip campaigns not spam campaigns. I did an an informal survey on Twitter and Facebook. The majority of responses where no to reading the emails sent out about listings. Several said they unsubscribe, a few said they read them if based on the (8 comments)
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