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Last week a Facebook friend of mine posted a big dramatic commentary on how she was going to delete her FB account because she didn't like how 'impersonal' communication had gotten. What?!
I think we have all heard this and I think it is largely an excuse used by people who don't want to take the time to learn it and use it effectively. We are past the point of social media being 'optional'. ESPECIALLY if you are in a people business like real estate.
I know some people will read this and say "It's just not my thing. I prefer to talk face to face or use the phone." And that's fine. But the poplulation of buyers and sellers who want to (or have time to) meet face to face or talk on the phone is getting smaller every day.
Now to address the 'impersonalization' of communication. I'm not buying it at all. I can log onto Facebook right now and see what my niece in South Carolina is doing this week at college, what my best friend in Texas is doing today, and I get to see pictures of my cousin's daughter's new baby! I would not know about any of that if I wasn't plugged in to Facebook. My friend in Texas homeschools her 5 kids so does not have time to call me every day and tell me what they are up to. And my niece in College in SC probably wouldn't call me to talk about how the cute guy in the cafeteria saw her shove a whole piece of pizza in her mouth to make her friends laugh, but I read it on FB. I admit, I would probably find out about the new baby. In December, when I get their Christmas card.
I have never been so connected to so many people as I am right now on Facebook. (And that's just one platform!) If anything, I think communication has become more personal because of social media. A quick status update about with a picture of my 12yr old daughter in her school play reaches ALL of our friends and family. It keeps us connected. It makes everyday life a conversation.
My response to the friend leaving FB?
"Remember a few years ago, when our parent's weren't convinced they needed email? That's you now."
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.