Social networking sites

Real Estate Agent with The Melcher Agency

Social networking sites are the newest way to connect to people with common interests.  By using these sites you're driving additional traffic to your websites, finding leads, and positioning yourself as an expert in your field.  Just by adding your profile information to these sites, you are gaining valuable exposure, and even more credibility and exposure can be gained simply by posting a blog, tip, event, etc... monthly.  Below you'll find a list of these sites along with benefits.


•-         Drives additional traffic to your website

•-         Gives your search ranking a boost

•-         Helps you establish yourself as an expert in your field by allowing you to give advice, post blogs, etc...

 Social Networking Websites:


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 Summary: Linkedin is an online network with more than half a million registered users from around the world and focuses on Professional Networking.

Active Rain:

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Summary: Active rain is a free online community specifically for real estate professionals designed to help them promoter and grow their business.

Face Book:

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Summary: Facebook users can choose to join one or more networks, organized by city, workplace, school, and region.  These networks can help users connect with members of the same network.  Users can also connect with friends, giving them access to their friends profiles.


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Summary: Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging service that allows users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise knows as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length



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Summary: Meetup is an online social network of over 2 million people that focuses on LOCAL groups, people with the same interests in the same area, with the goal of eventually meeting people face to face.


The best thing about all of these sites is that they are FREE! With little maintenance, they can offer added traffic to your site, the opportunity to find new leads, and establish yourself as an expert in your field.

In order to fully see the benefits of these sites, you will need to login to each of them occasionally and add some personal information.


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Dean Moss
Dean's Team - Keller Williams Realty Partners Chicago IL - Chicago, IL
Dean's Team Chicago IL Real Estate Team

Mario -

Thanks for the summary list!

I'm involved with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and, of course - AR.  But I have limited time to spend on each.

Any suggestions on how you budget your time?

Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend!


Nov 28, 2008 02:52 AM #1
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Thanks for the list, Mario! I actively use the first four, but haven't used Meetup. This looks like a great way to get away from the computer monitor once in awhile.

Nov 28, 2008 03:19 AM #2
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Mario, thanks for the list.  I really use Active Rain, Darcy is more involved in the others than I have been.

Nov 28, 2008 03:29 AM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hey Mario, I am aware of all with the exception of Meetup. I must check it out.Have a prosprous New Year.

Dec 27, 2008 10:26 AM #4
Long Grove Blinds

Thanks for coming up the list on your site.

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