Recently I've launched a company that help local minneapolis agents acheive better results with their online presence. AgentProSearch (http://www.agentprosearch.com) provides agents with a full suite of online tools including; blogging, Social Media, Social Media training, Integrated IDX search, Search Engine optimization. We set up everything so you can focus on your business of helping consumers buy and sell homes.
In the matter of 3 days of launching the company we took on 15 new agent clients in the minneapolis market from 5 different brokerages. All of them were most interested in the social media aspect along with getting an easy to use search homes feature. The cost of our services made it a no-brainer as it is usually half the cost of services provided by other IDX providers.
We provide low-cost hands-on training with social media. The most recent edition of the Realtor magazine says "Connections Made, now what?" AgentProSearch gives you a hands-on approach for the "now what?". Our training classes are put on by a local company company that specializes in Social Media are separated out by an agents social media experience level. Hands on classes for novices will get them signed up for accounts on the varius social media sites and we'll go through a step by step action plan that will get them up and running. Intermediate users will get a detailed plan for realtors to implement strategies that will engauge and grow their networks.
As an agent in the Minneapolis market that has benefited from the social media boom I know first hand how hard it is to get going with all of these new tools.
Social Media can be daunting and dangerous if you use it in the wrong way. We teach best practices and what to do and not to do with these powerful business building tools.
See http://agentprosearch.com for more details and class schedules
Agents - please share your social media experiences in the comments section - whether it be blogging, youtube video, twitter, link-in.