The Power of Social Media ~ Are You Here To Stay?

Real Estate Agent with Beasley Realty
I came across this video on the social media.  Maybe you have seen it.  I wouldn't be surprised.  I think I very well may have seen this here on our very own Active Rain sometime ago.  What amazed me is not just the power of this video...and make no is very powerful.  But  the sheer number of views!                          


I am just sayin...think about it....


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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Lori, makes no difference how many times we've seen it ~ the power of watching it hits like a smack each time!  Thanks for bringing it back to the forefront... I'll bet there will be a new one soon as believe it or not those numbers actually have changed already!!!  Congrats on your !!

Apr 07, 2010 06:09 PM #32
Christopher Watters
Watters International Realty, LLC. - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)

I saw this video at Rain Camp Dallas. Staggering the numbers. Search engines might soon be replaced by social media sites like facebook. Who knows?

Apr 07, 2010 06:35 PM #33
Clark Hitchcock
Re/Max Nyda Realty Inc - Chilliwack, BC
Realtor - Fraser Valley
I have heard some of those details just did not see the video thank you for passing it on.
Apr 07, 2010 07:18 PM #34
Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Lori - I believe Rain Camp showed this video at the begining of the presentation if memory serves.. A very amazing video for sure... Thanks for sharing it with us.

Apr 07, 2010 07:21 PM #35
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

It is a popular update of another popular video.  There has been a major shift in the way we gather  and use information...  Those that don't change will be standing around wondering what just happened. 

Apr 07, 2010 07:51 PM #36
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Lori -- I saw this recently, very powerful eh?  Google: "Shift Happens" and watch the 1st of 2 videos on YouTube, it'll blow your mind -- along the sames lines as this but more generically on how fast things and technology is changing.

Apr 07, 2010 08:31 PM #37
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Thanks for all your comments...normally I would one by one respond...but today has been pretty crazy...crazy good!  And I need to grab a bite to ear. 

I promise I will reciprocate to each comment...I will be by to comment in return!  Thanks!


BTW ~ I was at Active Rain University today...WOW! rock!  and I loved the chat....gosh that is sooo fun!

Apr 07, 2010 08:42 PM #38
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Lori!  May as well accept it and get better at it!  The numbers are shocking!

Apr 07, 2010 08:54 PM #39
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Lori I too saw this at RainCamp but it was nice to take a second look at the numbers.

Apr 07, 2010 09:37 PM #40
Paul Franciskato
Asset Brokering Services - Junction City, KS

It's clear that social media has an ever-expanding presence and influence in our lives.  Something in the video that made me wonder, though, is the statement about people not searching for products and services in the near future because the products and services will come to the people instead.

If social media is built upon the concept of choice (choosing whom you associate with and seeking information within the social media networks), then aren't we still taking an active role in obtaining the things we use?

Apr 07, 2010 09:37 PM #41
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

"Successful companies in social media act more like party planners ..." I like that.

Apr 07, 2010 09:40 PM #42
Agent Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR® Listing Specialist
Capitol Home Team | Austin TX - Buda, TX
The $500 Million Marketing Advantage


I saw this video at RainCamp Dallas. It is food for thought, although already kind of outdated (did you see the MySpace logo?).

Apr 07, 2010 10:17 PM #43
Carla Dimond
CATARRA - Mountain View, CA
(Silicon Valley)

I saw this video in a class on using Social Media in a class last week at Keller Williams Cupertino.  It is amazing how much social networking is impacting our daily lives

Apr 07, 2010 10:36 PM #44
Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs
Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186 - Wilmington, DE
Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics

It is huge!  I just joined twitter, great video btw, thanks for posting it.

Apr 07, 2010 10:43 PM #45
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Unlike so many of the Active Rainers who do go to Rain Camp...I have never yet had that experience.  It must be awesome.  I saw this at a seminar I was at recently.  And you are right...this is far out you can imagine how much more viral the concept has become.

If you like myself are a relative newcomer to facebook you know firsthand the unbelievable growth happening on the face.

I found Paul's comment most does seem true in a small sense we do make choices on what platforms and who we associate with...but I do believe that given the proper care and attention that it can take on a life of its own. 

For example, I took an AR webinar today.  It was fantastic BTW!  And with the capability of sharing so much of what we do on the web can take directions we might never anticipate.

I think one of the greatest things I experienced was I had read an AR post about staging. When I went to a listing, I suggested it. She did it.  Come to find out she had a blog about her crafts.  She posted a lovely blurb about it...then posted a link to my site on it.  I couldn't believe the number of visits to my site...and went pending in 20 some days...  :)

Apr 07, 2010 10:54 PM #46
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche- Edison
Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ - Edison, NJ
Real Estate & Middlesex County in NJ

Yes, surprising numbers to say the least...and interesting.

Apr 08, 2010 05:39 AM #47
Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR
Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA - Dalton, GA

This video (or a very similar one) is part of the Web 2.0 course that comes with the updated e-PRO course -- very interesting.

Apr 08, 2010 06:34 AM #48
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lori, I watched the video and the numbers are staggering. Obviously, social media is where its at if you want to expand your business. Thanks.

Apr 08, 2010 08:41 AM #50
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Astounding information, Lori! I had not seen this before.


Apr 08, 2010 12:15 PM #51
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Surprised to see the numbers. thanks for sharing the video.

May 25, 2010 01:57 PM #52
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