As I was reading the article Keep Your Cyber Image Polished by Dinah Eng in the September issue of California Real Estate, I thought it would be fun to add up the hours I spend on my online image.
I have two websites and belong to several social networks including LinkedIn, twitter, face book and active rain. As I started to tally up all my hours, I was shocked by what I found; it looks like I spend an average of four hours every day researching, blogging or updating. On a monthly basis that comes out to 120 hours or 15 days, so that means annually I send 91 days to net work on the computer.
I have always know it is very time- consuming but now realize just how time consuming it can be. I guess the bottom line is I do what I love, and I love social media! Thank goodness it is convenient and I can work on it in the wee hours of the morning in my pajamas or on my iphone as I am waiting on an appointment.
Although there is still nothing like traditional skills and a positive attitude, and nothing will substitute getting in front of people, knowing your market, your inventory and the properties. To be successful in today’s market that is not enough, you have to have enthusiasm, creativity, energy and an on-line presence. That is change and I plan on adapting to it, I just wonder what I will be adapting to in the future.