Facebook Fridays - Personal or Professional?

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Real Estate Agent with ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 anita@cbssk.com
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Facebook Fridays - Courtesy of Anita Clark Realtor


~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~

I have been asked a couple of times offline in the past few weeks by Rainers why I do not share personal FB profiles. Good question. The primary reason is because we should only be promoting business information via a FB business page. Facebook makes this clear in their Terms of Service.

I know many Rainers use their personal profiles to share business information, often times with better success than they see from their FB biz pages. However, there is always the risk that Facebook will begin to crack down on this practice and everything will be lost. I do not want to contribute to that so I only share your biz pages. Now you know. I have made one exception over the years (not my own page) but that is a story for another Facebook Friday. ;-)

Did You Know...according to Facebook, they now have over 2 Billion users accessing the site each month. Where else online can we guarantee we will have an audience with an incredible number of local real estate consumers?

Have prospects made first contact with you via FB in the past 30 days? Did you convert any of them to clients? If the answer to the first question is no, it may be time to develop a new FB plan to attract serious local real estate consumers. Just sayin' Rainers! 

PLEASE stop by the 5 Facebook Business Pages below, LIKE their page, and leave a comment. It is always nice to reciprocate, so if you are visited, please take a moment and return the favor.

As always, enjoy Rainers!


 

David Martin

Dave Martin Realty Group

 

Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson - Matching Fort Worth Home Buyers & Sellers

 

Jeff Wright

Foundation First Property Group, LLC

 

Tammy Lankford,

Lane Realty on Lake Sinclair

 

Michael J. Perry

Perry Property Group


Facebook Articles

I am super excited about this weeks list of FB articles as I know there is useful information if we take the time to check it out. One post in particular caught my attention and I have my team looking at how we can add it to my Facebook marketing plan without taking up a bunch of time. More on that in a future post if it works out the way I envision it!

Give each of these articles the twice over, Rainers. You may find something you can use to generate new leads and future business. Someone in your local market will get messaged/called this week because of FB content and/or interaction...it might as well be you!

FB Boosting Tips 101: How To Get Great Results

6 Ways To Meet Your Facebook Audience Needs

Using Google With FB To Build Niche Marketing

Facebook Groups For Pages Is Available To Use

11 Facebook Metrics We Should Keep Track Of

Bonus: 7 Steps To Always Write Killer Content

Happy Facebook Friday! ;-)


Facebook Fridays Information

If you enjoy these weekly Facebook tips, and want to help promote other Rainers, please consider joining the AR Facebook Fridays Group. We can all benefit from learning and growing our business through Facebook and other social media sites.

FREE Offer...If you have not already been featured, please leave the URL to your FB Fan Page in the comments below and I will make sure you are recognized on a future Facebook Fridays post. It really is that easy!

~ Anita ~

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Rainmaker
2,571,358
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

There is a difference in who you share what with....and the nature of the page.

Aug 04, 2017 04:57 AM #5
Rainmaker
3,207,090
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Anita Clark ,

As always a very informative Facebook Friday post!! I look forward to reading from your list of recommended articles. It is good to remember to follow the guidelines..thank you for all you to do to keep us on the right path!!

Aug 04, 2017 05:03 AM #6
Rainmaker
1,396,149
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks Anita Clark We got you covered on a few of these usual suspects and will visit the others once I have filled-up on my AR fix for the day!

Aug 04, 2017 05:46 AM #7
Rainmaker
1,224,681
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent

Good morning Anita, thank you for always providing us with excellent Facebook tips. I have often wondered if Facebook will ever really start enforcing the guidelines on business vs. personal. Always a good idea to be following them in case they do.

Aug 04, 2017 06:42 AM #8
Rainmaker
1,814,292
Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good points Anita Clark !

Aug 04, 2017 07:22 AM #9
Rainmaker
42,487
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Great points and thanks for sharing Anita Clark 

Aug 04, 2017 07:42 AM #10
Rainmaker
19,557
Jeff Wright
Foundation First Property Group - Hanover, PA
Property Manager in Hanover, PA

Anita, thank you for your support! Many people in this industry feel it's me vs everyone else and that it is very cut-throat. While it is a very competitive field, professionals like you restore my faith on our ability to work together.

Aug 04, 2017 07:59 AM #11
Rainmaker
32,555
Denise Samouilidis
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I post articles and listings on my business pages and ocassionally share this info on my personal page. There's definitely a fine balance to cultivating leads on FB.

Aug 04, 2017 07:30 PM #13
Rainmaker
124,354
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Visited and liked all 5. Have a great weekend!

Aug 04, 2017 08:38 PM #14
Ambassador
3,372,835
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Anita

As always another useful post. I see several articles here I NEED to read and act on. Thanks. Bookmarking!

Jeff

Aug 04, 2017 10:44 PM #15
Rainmaker
433,820
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Hi Anita, Love reading your Facebook Friday articles.

Aug 05, 2017 05:27 AM #16
Rainmaker
289,410
John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I see so many agents who only have a personal page and post a lot of business information on it.

I think when you share your opinions and what food your eating that those looking for an agent will not necessarily be attracted to you.

Thanks for your tips.

Aug 05, 2017 05:38 AM #17
Rainmaker
3,939,650
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, Anita.  Many folks still don't understand how all this is supposed to work.

Aug 05, 2017 06:15 AM #18
Rainmaker
1,895,468
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I just don't have the ambition to create a facebook business page. It's never been a priority of mine. I give credit to those who do and who maintain it and generate business from it.

Aug 05, 2017 09:18 AM #19
Rainmaker
1,610,929
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Thank you for the shout out ! I've a number of Likes this week !!!!!

Aug 05, 2017 11:19 AM #20
Rainmaker
740,426
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Anita,
I always love that you promote other members pages.  

Aug 05, 2017 11:39 AM #21
Rainmaker
272,239
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

Anita,

I will check out those links.  Right now I don't have a businsess FB page. My company has one and the PB pays a lady to work on it.

I have recently started making comments on my personal page that reminds folks that I am in real estate.  I need to find the fine line between tasteful business reminders and shameless promotion (which I have seen).

 

Aug 05, 2017 12:41 PM #22
Rainmaker
2,098,101
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thanks Randy. Enjoy the tips.

Ginny: It is a good practice to follow the rules on sites we do not control.

Start today Wayne. ;-)

Sally: I completely agree. Different audiences often as well.

There are some good ones on this list, Dorie.

Good to hear, Sandy/Norm. I know your visits will be appreciated.

Amanda: I suspect they will, in moderation, as the practice is out of control in some industries.

Always a pleasure, Andy.

Happy to help, Steve.

Jeff: Just doing my part to be a productive member in the Rain.

That is a good approach. Thanks Denise.

Awesome. Thanks Sam!

I hope you find time to circle back and check them out, Jeff.

Yay...thanks for the feedback, Steven.

No sense in going against their rules when we do not have to, John. 

Gabe: Sadly, that is a very true statement.

Someone gets that biz in every community, Sharon. Might as well be us.

Absolutely my pleasure, Michael.

Carol: Can you imagine the impact we could have if more did the same for all the social media sites.

Dana: It is indeed a fine line. Creating a biz page only takes a few minutes...go for it.

Aug 06, 2017 02:53 PM #23
Rainmaker
4,281,298
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Congratulations, Anita, on your feature recognition. Thanks for continuing this excellent blog series.

Aug 07, 2017 04:04 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thank you Roy. The feature means more Rainers can go visit my 5 Rainer choices this week. Yay.

Aug 07, 2017 03:28 PM #25
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