Social networking and Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green Edmond, OK

You may not have a profile on Facebook or have hundreds following your tweets on TwitterYou may not even know what any of that means.  But hopefully your real estate agent does.


Did you know that over 80% of Americans use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn monthly?  While it is true that teens and tweens are the trendsetters, folks 35 and over are using these platforms more and more.  The average age of a Facebook user is 33 and for Twitter it's 31!  So, a buyer for your property probably has a profile on Facebook or may be following your realtor on Twitter.


When your realtor is active on Facebook they are not only socially connected with their friends and family who may be potential buyers.  They are also connected with many other agents in their market and across the country.  Your listing is promoted to all these agents and their buyers.  Your agent can also upload unlimited photos and videos of your house, even link to additional information on their blog.

With Twitter, an agent has the abilty to send tweets (messages) in real time to promote open houses, price adjustments, link to pictures and virtual tours, and more.  These updates can be sent to the masses instantly from a computer or even a mobile device.  Followers can use the site to request additional information or ask questions about the property in a non-threatening way.

Where will the buyer for your house come from?  It may be from a social networking contact! 


In the meantime check out my fan page on Facebook!

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About the author, Kristyn Grewell.  I'm an Active REALTOR with CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green in Edmond, Oklahoma. I love to help my clients buy and sell homes and investment properties in Oklahoma.  I specialize in Edmond, NW Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas.  I am also an Oklahoma relocation specialist.  As a member of the Cartus Broker Network I can connect you (or your friends and family) with a qualified real estate specialist virtually anywhere!

For more information, visit SellaMetroHome.com or e-mail kristyn.grewell@century21.com.  For faster service, you can always text or call me at 405-615-2796. License number 151697

Please note that individual listings periodically mentioned in this blog are accurately described in terms of availability and price at the time of the posting. Because properties are constantly coming on and off the market, please contact Kristyn for the latest information on those that are of particular interest to you.

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Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

Great post.  Yes, we must post on Activerain, facebook and twitter each and every day.

Jan 21, 2010 12:10 AM #1
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Eric Shute
Cameron Real Estate Group - Norwood, MA
MA Real Estate Sales Agent

I just started to use facebook and I'm glad I did. I am already connecting with old friends and now they know I am a real estate advisor just in simple conversation. 

Jan 21, 2010 12:12 AM #2
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Wayne Golliday
Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC - Jacksonville, FL

It is proven fact that very few Agents can make a living from just social networking.  However it can enhance your online profile and give us all the much needed backlinks at the very least.

Jan 21, 2010 01:22 AM #3
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead

Hi Kristyn. As an agent who can attribute 87% of his team's production for 2009 directly to social media (48% growth over 2008), I have a hard time accepting the idea that some agents hold, that social media doesn't generate business. You've posted some great information here for consumers to take into consideration when hiring an agent and, in my opinion, it's suicide for a seller to hire someone who's not heavily leveraged in social media, the way that you are. Keep up the great work!

Jan 21, 2010 03:49 AM #4
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Kristyn Grewell
CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green Edmond, OK - Edmond, OK
Edmond, OK Homes, Oklahoma Relocation Services

Thanks Ryan!  It's all about going where the people are!

Jan 21, 2010 03:55 AM #5
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