Are you in, or are you out of Social Networking?

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty



Yesterday I had a busy day lined up.. My daughter and I were up in the early morning to help with a race called Haggen 2 Haggen. 

She was photographing the event and I was in charge of getting her from point to point. 

Of course while I am waiting I am visiting with all the walkers and runners for the event, great conversations and a beautiful day in Bellingham Wa. 

The turnout is fantastic and I just can't resist taking a few shots of the runners getting ready and posting on Twitter which feeds into my Facebook and there is up to the minute posting of the race.

I notice on my twitterific that someone in the race is posting photos of the race as well. This is just a snippet of what transpires each day whether it be a race, prom, business function, sports match you name it. It is just amazing the quickness of the information. 

Now this is not a new experience to many of you here blogging but it could be for someone just beginning there social networking journey. We are all Newbs at one point or another. 

After the race I went to visit my parents, it was a great day for a visit. My dad gave me an official tour of his garden and my mom was asking about this social networking business. She wants to know more, she wants to keep up with her grandchildren and perhaps implement it into their business. 

She states things are changing and I want to be able to access younger professionals to our business functions. I have heard so much about social networking and want to learn more...

As my dad enjoys his passion, I share with my mom who is so curious....about Facebook and Twitter. 

I share her photos of the race I posted to twitter and look it is on my Facebook as well. 

Here mom... lets get a photo of Dad and post it to Facebook right from my phone. 

With in seconds its posted. She is excited she wants to know more, she wants to be in.

Now it's time for the business part of my day, I have a client out of town that is interested in a condominium and I want to check it out. 

Pulling up I see that an agent is doing an open house, great I will have someone to talk to about the condo and gather information from. 

Upon entry, I introduce myself and set my card on the counter, and ask if I may take a few photos for the client.

He say's " I thought we had some on the Mls" I reply "yes you do, but I would like to send some that are a little more informative."

The fixtures tile and trim are points that my clients would like to see.

As I am snapping away he asks about my office ect. I state that our company is heavily based on the web and that is where we have most of our inquiries. 

He states that he just attended a social networking seminar and wasn't so sure about doing business like that. 

His grandson wants him to get a facebook page but well he just doesn't get it. 

So in other words...." Your out."

That's fine, everyone conducts their business differently I say but it sure beats sitting behind a desk all day. I like to be out and about checking out new properties and being able to check my email on the go. 


These are two people in the same generation. Baby Boomers. 


Are you in, or are you out?










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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Katherine - I am real serious about networking, take a look at my profile page on the right hand side!

Vegas Bob

May 10, 2009 05:14 AM #1
Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Vegas Bob- I am glad your in. I also enjoy the photographs you have taken!

Agent Carey

May 10, 2009 05:30 AM #2
Aaron Poling
Long & Foster - Martinsburg, WV
Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!

I love online social networking, its a great way to keep in contact with your soi and its free, what could be better than that

May 10, 2009 03:14 PM #3
Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA


  There are still some people that don't think it is conducive to business..

May 13, 2009 12:29 AM #4
Tara Camp
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA


Great the photo of your dad!  The way business is done is changing rapidly & you're embracing the change...isn't it more fun!

Jul 11, 2009 05:12 PM #5
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