Value of LinkedIn

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Real Estate Agent with Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551

I just started using Lindedin in the past few months. I have found value in the knowledge of the community.  One of my clients sent me a link and suggested I sign up and allow him to give me a recommendation.  Ann Dail Baton Rouge Realtor LinkedIn ProfileThis was one of my social media goals this year so I was glad for the nudge.  The first two or three months I just filled out my profile.  Then I began to reach out to others I know and build a small group.

This past month I decided to get on more often and explore.  I joined some groups, and that's where I began to find more value.  The emarketing group which I joined posted a question and discussion link on the Pros and cons of various enewsletter providers.  How amazing!  One of my goals was to upgrade our enewsletter this quarter.  Just that discussion saved me many hours of research and helped us decide our direction.  I learned first hand the power of community.  If you haven't already, get involved in business groups by interest or locally if there are some.

Comments (11)

Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Ann ~ And I appreciate your "nudge"!  I've signed up but done very little there.  Good to hear your tips for getting more out of it.

Liz

Feb 25, 2010 11:14 AM
Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

Slow and steady wins the race, Ann!  Kudos to you for getting out there and making it work for you.  Funny how sometimes it's our clients who give us the nudge instead of the other way around, isn't it?

Emcee

Feb 25, 2010 12:01 PM
Stephen Arnold
HomeSmart Elite Group - Scottsdale, AZ
CRS, GRI, SFR

Hi Ann~ LinkedIn is an amazing social media site!!  My LinkedIn account ranks very high with google and it definitely improves ones web presence.

Feb 25, 2010 01:27 PM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Ann, Linkedin is like your resume on steroids!!!  The recommendation feature is great, I've learned that the more you GIVE, the more you GET...  Let's connect on Linkedin, I'm Regina P. Brown.

Your blog is now featured here at http://activerain.com/groups/virtualoffice

Feb 25, 2010 04:46 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Ann - I am on LinkedIn, and have made some connections through it.  I know it can be a more powerful tool if I would just use it more and learn about it's capabilities.

Feb 26, 2010 07:47 AM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

I got an invite and signed up, but there are hardly any people from my area and no activity from here. There just isn't enough time to spend on a "maybe someone might see us" thing.

Feb 27, 2010 03:03 AM
Barbara Kornegay
REMAX Essential - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate, Homes

Really Great informatation... I am really trying to go back and fine tune some of my blogs and repost them to see if they fair better with what I have learned here....  I will continue to strive to do better thanks to all of you - If you have the time, please visit my website to see if you have any othe recomendations... - http://www.edhomeseller.com

Mar 02, 2010 09:27 PM
Troy Pappas
Safe House Property Inspections - Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Home Inspector

I have just started building connections on Linkedin. There is so much to learn about how to integrate all these sources of media into your daily business.

Mar 07, 2010 10:24 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

Social media is here to stay. You need to embrace the changes that are happening around you.

Mar 31, 2010 08:30 AM
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Good work Ann, I'd like to invite you to connet with me through Linkedin. I'm an executive broker in Eureka Springs, AR. All the best to you in your endeavors.

Apr 01, 2010 02:19 AM
Golden Sunshine
Rock Of Ages - Dalton, NY

Hello
(Lisadokie@yahoo.com)My name is Lisa Dokie, i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will also like to know you more,and if you can send an email to my email address,i will give you my pictures here is my email address(Lisadokie@yahoo.com) I believe we can move from here! Awaiting for your mail to my email address above , Remember the distance or age or color does not matter but love matters a lot in life, i will be waiting to hear from you soon.
Yours
Lisa

Jul 25, 2011 10:34 AM