Speaking of Facebook

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Real Estate Agent with Crye-Leike (Sango)

 

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 

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Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike Realtors
931-648-2112 (office)
931-338-1375 (cell)


The Cash Team - Making dreams come true one home at a time. Proudly serving the citizens of Clarksville and the Soldiers of Fort Campbell. To view available Clarksville properties, please visit our website at www.cashsofclarksville.com or email us at thecashteam@cashsofclarksville.comand we will run a custom search for you. Finding you and yours the perfect property in Clarksville Tennessee and surrounding areas is our goal.

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Tom Robinson
Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office - Fairfax, VA
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Social networking is critical in today's market. Assuming that a large number of your customers are likely to be under 35, it is important to be where the customers are. I do not think I have ever seen my 15 year old pick up a newspaper to read in my entire life. Books yes, phone books, no....and so on.

One other point on Facebook, You don't want to come across as too commercial unless you have a separate business page set up. First, your friends will think you are there just to sell them something. Kinda like the friend is starts trying to sell you Avon or Amway. I think it is important to keep it social and provide tidbits of info from time to time. The main thing is to keep your name out there.

Nov 02, 2009 11:32 AM #1
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Darin Persinger
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@TOM - You mean over 35 right? These are stats from facebook itself.

  • More than 300 million active users
  • 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
  • If Facebook was a country it would be the 4th Largest

@TIM Great post, I disagree with what your idea of keeping your profile open. I would want to know who is peeking at my info.

In education programs I liken facebook to a backyard BBQ. You will probably know every there, although there might be some people you don't know, but they came with friends. You will talk sports, weather, vacations and kids..AND on occasion work will come up.

Nov 02, 2009 04:27 PM #2
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Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
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Tom, keeping your name out there helps build name recognition.  I agree that you do not want to come across a too commercial.  I get pounded daily by email solicitations (via FB Email).

Darin, I do not see your comparison between Facebook and a Backyard BBQ. Even if I was running for City Mayor I not would open my home to everyone in town.  Again, if you are in Sales it only assists you and your business to have your profile open. 

Nov 02, 2009 09:45 PM #3
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Bob Murphy
Keller Williams Realty Consultants - New Albany, IN

Tim - I was reluctant to even get started with any form of social media.  I didn't want to wrap myself up with all that stuff.  At the urgence of a good Real Estate friend I started with Facebook.  I am so glad I did.  I have reconnected with so many people that I only occasionally talked about connecting with before Facebook.  I even went to an impromptu class reunion last night that started with a post on Facebook.

In addition I have learned so much from my visits to Active Rain.  And for a guy who already knows it all, that was hard to do. LOL.........

Social media is much more then just a place to do "business"  In fact for me "business" is a pretty good by product of my recent adventures into the 21st century and social media.

I am enjoying myself, I hope you continue to do the same.

 

Nov 03, 2009 10:30 PM #4
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Roland Woodworth
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Tim.. you are so right... the power of the social network. Be yourself.. don't spam or they may block you. I have made many great friend since facebook, myspace and others. Of course Active Rain is by far my top choice.

 

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