Making the Most of... LinkedIn

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Real Estate Agent with Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD Maryland #318884

Making the most of... LinkedIn

LinkedIn…  You either love it or you hate it.  Well, that’s not true.  There’s one more category that you could fall into.  You want to love it but you have no idea how to make it work for you.  Well, I love LinkedIn and believe that it is a great opportunity to not only showcase your business services but also a great way to get to know others and for others to get to know you.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of LinkedIn:

  1. Keep your profile up-to-date.  If you change jobs or add a specialty area, be sure to include that in your profile so that people will accurately know how to network with you.
  2. Share an update.  Update your network status as often each week as possible.  This will show that you are active!
  3. Make your connections count.  Choose at least 5 contacts each week and send them a message sincerely asking how you can network together.  Don’t use canned text!
  4. Join groups.  Be sure that for the groups you join, you can honestly contribute to or you know will be a benefit to your business growth.   Don’t join groups and then spam them. You’ll get more out of your involvement if you provide relevant information to the other group members.
  5. Start groups of your own.  Your groups should provide something real to the participants.  Don’t start groups that already exist or you’ll start off competing with them.  Be unique and provide a real service.

You really can do business through LinkedIn.  You just have to put in a little effort – but it definitely pays off!


Emcee Arah
RE/MAX Excellence Realtor with Architectural Dimension
Serving all your Real Estate needs in MD, VA & Wash., DC


Comments (7)

Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Emcee,

Thanks for the posts..I am off and on with Linked In..need to be consistent!!

Jul 19, 2010 01:59 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Thanks, Emcee. I just got started on Linked In so this is good advice.  I haven't tried groups yet so I guess that's my next step.

Jul 19, 2010 02:05 AM
Laura Reilly
Real Living Real Estate Professionals - Redding, CA
Home Sales Realtor - Short Sale Team Member - Redd

Good steps, I heard you had to have a really good profile on LinkedIn so I've been dragging my feet..

Feb 06, 2011 09:18 AM
Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

That's true of all forms of marketing, isn't it Pat? There's so much out there, it's hard to stay consistent.

Were you able to check out the groups on LinkedIn, Toni? If so, I'd love to hear your feedback on how it's working out for you.

A start is a start though, Laura. If you never start, you'll never get it perfected the way that you want it. Make it a project that you do a little at a time.

~Renae

Feb 07, 2011 07:26 AM
Gary S. Thompson
RE/MAX Masters - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Broker Associate, Realtor, CRS, SRS, SFR, e-Pro

Thanks -I'm going to take another look at LinkedIn

May 09, 2011 04:24 AM
Dan Chapman
The Legacy Group - Santa Clarita, CA
Dan Chapman Mortgage Pro

I have recently been active on linked in not as much on the active rain site.

My problem is I can get sucked in and I feel like I am wasting too much time.

Facebook has been better for me sort of accidentally falling into new business and referrals that way.

Jun 09, 2011 12:34 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I've been making more of a push lately on LinkedIn to grow my # of Connections !

Feb 28, 2018 04:22 AM