Social Media No No's

Real Estate Agent with eRealty Inc.

How often do you receive a FRIEND REQUEST on Facebook from someone you don't know?  Do you accept it?

How often do you track someone on Twitter who just has good info or witty comments?


What is the draw to meeting new people or tracking new products and services? 

As an expert in Raleigh Real Estate here in North Carolina, how can I offer value to help the public? 


I personally think people misunderstand social media to be an ADVERTISING HEAVEN!  That isn't the case...

It's about building value, establishing yourself as a trusted information source and providing a win win for anyone you come in contact with.  If a new friend is reaching out to you on Facebook, what can they offer to create value for you and all of your others contacts. 

Facebook isn't about games, or gossip or even finding old long lost friends.  It's about sharing my thoughts and professional viewpoint to people I don't normally interact with. 

There have been a few blogs on AR that speak about Facebook being a waste because they don't want to see the games.  Here's a quick way to solve that problem.  GAME SPAM BLOCKER


If you think you're supposed to post that you're a Realtor with every comment, group or person that you come in contact with, you're pushing potential clients AWAY!  Keep it light, fresh, and only post business half of the time unless it's a dedicated Fan Page about your role in real estate.

I'd love to meet some new people!  Fee free to follow or fan me today.  I'm happy to reciprocate and follow along with your life too.  You never know when we'll cross paths in the real world!

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Comments (5)

Joshua Schaubach
ERA Matt Fischer Realtor - Yuma, AZ
e-Pro Your Yuma, AZ - Realtor Only a Call or Click Away!

very true.  Its more about getting to know people than soliciting your business every other line.  great post.

Oct 15, 2009 05:22 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Erica - I think for many people, Facebook really is just about games, or finding old friends, ,and that's okay, too.  For me, it's a mixture of business and personal, which makes it more compelling.

Oct 15, 2009 05:31 AM
David Cool
Cool Realty, LLC - Orange Park, FL

Each time that I go to Facebook always I find something new, I am not sure how really it works but there I have find more old college friends and lost family than bussines, I am going to start to follow your advices and everything you sugest to increase my bussines! Thanks!

Oct 21, 2009 04:13 AM
Erica Crowell
eRealty Inc. - Wake Forest, NC

@David, it works really well and I've been pushing my FAN Page on Facebook.  If you want a company to help set this up.  I have one that can do it virtually.

It took me FOREVER to figure all of this out.  It's smarter for me to pay a few hundred bucks and use my time effectively selling!

GOOD LUCK reconnecting and building value.

Oct 21, 2009 10:12 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Thanks for the tip Erica - the game, drink, hugs, and all start to get annoying.  I like the new ability to block them forever!

Oct 22, 2009 08:35 AM