I don't know which is politically incorrect.... blatant bragging or actually just announcing when I have a listing going into contract. I often wonder how it looks on a social network when I ‘announce' that I have a new listing Or when I ‘announce' that I finally got an approval (whether it be verbal or in writing) from the bank for a short sale.
Who cares! I'm showing the world I'm Working AND Socializing!
Real Estate can be considered a salesman/woman sort of job although I beg to differ that it ends at that point. You see, I see myself working my behind off and caring....actually caring.... about the people I work for (my clients) and with (team players) during the course of the transaction; and even after it's completed.
So, regardless if I'm just giving a status on my Facebook page or ‘announcing' a new listing on ActiveRain or wherever I may be practicing ‘social networking' there is always a person behind the words.
Giving a Piece of WHO I am: I'm a darn good Realtor Associate® but I am also a person behind the designations and words that are written. You'll be able to see who I am through my writing no matter where I am networking or ‘bragging' about my clientele and statuses.
Marketing while Socializing: My Facebook page is all in one. I have no other page for my business and clearly it's a choice we all have to make. To separate or to keep it all in one. For me it was an easy choice. I am one and the same person regardless if in personal or business mode.
More than just a blog: My ActiveRain blog is my only page as well. I will write anything and everything to give you the transparency of this person behind the words. EVERYTHING is real estate related. You are working with a person when I'm representing you ...my client. You will ‘see' who and what I'm about with my local area, real estate, Hawaii information and photos and anything and everything.
So, as far as being politically correct...Who knows. But I can give you all the information in the world that may or may not be bragging....but sure as heck marketing for my clients as well as ......
It's the word REAL in Real Estate is what I'm giving you.
This person behind the written word.