Speaking of Facebook, it is a great place to not only network but also to keep in contact with past clients as well as to reconnect with friends and family that you may not have been able to reconnect with otherwise.
As Realtors it is a very powerful outlet to get your name and your services out to those who may be in the Real Estate Market. That said, it is wise not to press a person just because they befriend you or accept your friend request - the last thing a potential client wants in to be spammed by an anxious Realtor and there is really no need to do so.
Over time people will get to know you or rather get a 'feel' about you and what you have to offer. It is important that you are cautious about what you post on social networking sites. Things such as vulgarity and distasteful jokes or comments should certainly not be posted. Conversely, you should BE YOURSELF vice being scripted so to speak. I do not buy into the thought that you should not allow others who might be potential clients to know your values and beliefs. I believe that it is a part of your fiber and should not be hidden.
In many of my blogs, I speak of our life here in Clarksville Tn. I speak about the Clarksville TN Real Estate Market. I speak about politics and religion from time to time. Just because I share my thoughts does not make me a bad person, nor does it mean that I am closed minded. It provides all who choose to read an insight of what makes me - my beliefs and values. Contrary to what some might believe, this approach has helped me in life, my career in the Army and it continues to assist Pam and I in our Real Estate Profession. Those who find us online, have the ability to choose with more insight than they otherwise would - nothing wrong with that.
A pointer to my Real Estate and Mortgage friends as well as anyone who is in a 'People Oriented' profession: Don't close your profile on Facebook unless you are strictly there for Family and Friends. Believe it or not, people do search Facebook for terms such as your name, Real Estate, Crye-Leike, Clarksville TN Real Estate, Clarksville, Clarksville Realtor (you get the idea). Though you will come up in these searches, chances are if your profile is closed, the searcher will simply move on.
I am a humble man and believe in being ME (Reminds me of a Toby Keith song except I am not like Brett Farve). You can take me as I am or you can move on - simple as that. If you want first rate real estate service in the Clarksville TN or Fort Campbell KY area or if you simply want to share a thought or two, I am pleased to oblige either way.
As we progress in the era of social networking I can only imagine what is next - perhaps video introductions on your page? Sounds a bit busy to me, but then again I never imagined twenty years ago that we would have progressed as far as we have. Technology can be a great thing in both your personal and your professional life - everyone will choose how they will utilize these tools.
The Sky is the Limit and as always, just my thoughts.
If you would like to visit my profile and befriend me: Tim's Profile