Stop Annoying Your Facebook Connections - Use to Place Your Listings on Your Profile Page

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The Marketing Machine - Annoying your Friends, Family and Other Members of Your Social Network

Social networking sites such as Facebook can be great tools for keeping in touch with members of your sphere of influence.  Keeping your friends and family informed of your professional interests is an appropriate use of social networking sites.  However, there is a fine line between sharing your professional insights and experiences on social networking sites and using social networking sites as an advertising and marketing machine.  For those new to social networking sites, it is easy to take the wrong approach to social networking by blasting your listing information repeatedly to your connections. Widget

Use Widget to Place Your Listings on Your Facebook Profile

For Facebook users, there is now a simple solution.  Use the listing widget provided by the National Association of Realtors and to place your listings on your Facebook profile.  Here are the steps:

Step 1 - Go to

Step 2 - Click on "Add My Listings.

Step 3 - Log on to your Facebook account.

Step 4 - Enter your MLS provider and user name.

Step 5 - Click on "Add to Profile" or "Update Listings."

In a few simple steps, you are able to automate the addition of your listings to your Facebook profile.  Given the number of Realtors who I am connected to on Facebook who aren't using this feature, I thought I would post this this short how-to post to get them motivated.  Five easy steps to get your listings on Facebook without annoying your friends, family and even colleagues.

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Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Christine - I am adept at annoying people without bombarding them with listing info.

Roland - Thanks for reading... I hope it helps.

Nov 02, 2009 02:40 PM #111
Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

That took me 30 seconds.... Way to go Ryan... your my Facebook Hero!

Nov 02, 2009 02:57 PM #112
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


That is one great idea...thanks!

Nov 02, 2009 03:03 PM #113
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Dan - Yes, it was pretty easy... nice application courtesy of NAR/

Lori - Glad it helps.

Nov 02, 2009 03:18 PM #114
Monica Bourgeau
New Phase Business Coaching - Portland, OR
Business Coaching

I added that to my Facebook account last week but wonder if there's a way to show more listings or to priortize the ones that show up on the front page.

Nov 02, 2009 03:32 PM #115
Don Anthony
Don Anthony Realty ~ - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte & Triangle NC Discount Realtor

Thanks for the tip!  I just added it.  Very easy!

Nov 02, 2009 03:35 PM #116
Tim Tanz
Platinum Realty - Saint Louis, MO
St Louis Real Estate

Hi Ryan, Thanks for posting this.  I will give it a try.

Nov 02, 2009 03:36 PM #117
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Kevin/Monica - There are some limitations.  You can't prioritize listings and it doesn't pull commercial listings.  There is some discussions on the Facebook fan page that discuss this and other issues.

Don - I hope it helps.

Tim - Good to hear from my colleagues in St. Louis.  I hope it helps.

Nov 02, 2009 04:42 PM #118
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

I'm not sure I missed this but I did. Thanks so much for posting this on the AR LinkedIn group. I'm bookmarking this for my weekend homework.

Nov 02, 2009 09:53 PM #119
Nancy Deichman
Re/Max Premier Realty, Inc. - Ocala, FL

THanks for sharing. I will do this today on my facebook page.

Nov 02, 2009 11:31 PM #120
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Loreena - I am glad I posted it to multiple groups on LinkedIn.  However, it seems to have started a controversy among self-proclaimed social media purists and alarmist who, from their posts, see placing this widget on your Facebook profile page as the social media equivalent of the black plague.

Nancy - I am glad it helps.

Nov 03, 2009 12:22 AM #121
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Thanks for this information -- will check it out .

Nov 03, 2009 12:56 AM #122
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

The Benjamins - good luch with the widget.

Nov 03, 2009 03:09 AM #123
Marc Baysek
Iron Horse Properties, LLC - Rockingham, NC
Iron Horse Properties

Great tip....Thanks

Nov 03, 2009 05:04 AM #124
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

I will certainly make use of this.

Nov 04, 2009 02:24 AM #125
Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Santa Rosa, CA

Ryan, thanks for the tip. I'm going to share this with my agents. I really appreciate your response to everyone who's commented too. I was able to learn quite a bit from you in a short time. Thank you!

Nov 04, 2009 06:55 AM #126
Andrew Monaghan
The Monaghan Group - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

Awesome link, i am anoyed by the clutter on facebook and hide or (unfriend) people that abuse it.

Andrew Monaghan, CRS, GRI, CDPE.
Team Leader, 
The Monaghan Group
Keller Williams Professional Partners.

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Nov 18, 2009 01:08 AM #127
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Marc - I hope it helps.

Malcolm - Don't know how effective it really is... but every little thing helps.

Anthony - Often the comments are as instructive as the post.  A good discussion always improves ideas.

Andrew - I rarely un-friend people.  However, the most annoying posts are the gaming posts - just pure junk.


Dec 08, 2009 12:21 PM #128
Andrea Peters
Cortiers Real Estate - College Station, TX

This is neat. I didn't even know it existed. I'm still very new and don't have any listings currently, but this will be great for when I do!

Jan 12, 2010 09:18 AM #129
Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

That is a very good way to get your business out to all you family and friends with out overwhelming them with my business.  I'm going to do it as soon as I send this.

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