I've been reading some fantastic posts about creating your business page on Facebook in order to reach out to more than 55 million users (and potential home buyers and sellers!), but how about expanding your visibility and creating a community group on Facebook?
I created a new group for my neighborhood, Oakhurst in Decatur GA, and have had some wonderful feedback from my fellow neighbors. Its a great way to get your name out there as you promote local events, fundraisers, homes for sale, real estate market data... and even a garage sale or two! As the "officer" of the group, Facebook allows you to send emails and notices to all of the group members, post your Active Rain blog entries and so much more.
The "Oakhurst News, Entertainment and Real Estate Group" has only been around for about two months, but more than 40 people have joined -- without me even promoting the web page!
If you're interested in establishing a neighborhood or community page for your area, there are just a few simple steps:
1) From your main Facebook Home page, go to the "Applications" menu (on the right side of the page)
2) Select "Groups"
3) A new page will open up and at the top you will see a button called "Create a new Group"
4) Once you click on the link, you just have to fill out a short form -- Group name, description, group type, etc. In the true Facebook fashion, you can send a notice out to your Facebook Friends and ask that they join the group.
HAVE FUN & LET ME KNOW HOW YOUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP IS WORKING FOR YOU. Also, if you have any other creative things you do on Facebook, please share!
Keller Williams Realty