Social Networking, LinkedIn and Google

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Achieve Realty, Inc.

My interests include Pittsburgh, real estate, web tools that make our lives easier, the economy and personal finance.

I’m also fascinated with social networking. If you don’t know what that is, click here for an explanation.

I’m pretty skeptical that social networking, by itself, sells houses, but you’ll never know if you don’t try, right?

One piece of advice about social networking: don’t “go there” unless you don’t have plenty of time on your hands. That’s why I utilize online social networking sparingly.

A great way to dip your toe into the social networking pond is to try LinkedIn. Here’s my LinkedIn profile.

If you’re already on LinkedIn, please make me a connection of yours.

Earlier, I mentioned that I like web tools. Ideally, we spend as little time online as possible. So how can we optimize that experience? For starters, I recommend you go to google and get yourself a google email (gmail) account. From there, you can register and use any of their expansive services. In the future, I’ll discuss my favorite google web applications. But for now, I’ll just refer you to this page.

It is a page that I’ve created just for Pittsburgh REALTORS using “Google Reader.” Here’s my logic behind the page: if you don’t have time or the wherewithal to find articles about issues that impact you and your clients, don’t worry! I went out and found the articles for you. I update the page periodically, so check back often for updates. I’ll direct you to look for (what is now) the second post on the page entitled “What Do I Do Now,” which is a Wall Street Journal article with personal finance tips.

Comments (1)

Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Lawton, That was pretty cool that you found the articles for the benefit of others.  I like your blog.

Apr 09, 2009 02:50 PM