Being bombarded by "Social Media Experts"

Real Estate Agent with Respect Realty

There are at least 10 emails daily, and that does not include all the blogs out there or the facebook & linkedin connection requests I get from so called "Social Media Experts".  I do acknowldege that this area has exploded in the past few years.  The biggest dilemma is how do you figure out who is truly speaking from experience and success from the ones who are wannabes.

My experiences have been great in all the classes I have taken from Chicago Title about social media.  They are doing everything they are teaching and sharing awsome tips that would have taken me a lot longer to discover.  After that you have to plunge in on a consistent basis and get the experience going so that you can start to evaluate what you like, believe and enjoy with social media.  I find that I can find great books(like Trust Agents) and more articles on real estate related sites that lead me to more to learn.  It is a never ending process of learning as it is evolving just as I am.  In a way, it is like golf!  One reason golf is so addictive is that you can always go back and play another round to get better.  I am speaking from experience since I have been an avid golfer for years. 

I know that I will never be an "expert" on social media and I am OK with that.  I am concentrating on opening and closing escrows and have had great success with them.  I do know I will continue to use social media as part of my tools for success in real estate.

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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

LOL.....I love your "More Than A Doll" saying there Barbie......I agree.  I too get bombarded with all this stuff, so I tend to do what is working for me at the time, and ignore some of the invites I get.

Aug 23, 2010 08:41 AM #1
The Elise Bickel Team
ReMax Select Realty - Pittsburgh, PA
Leasing, Property Management and Sales

I don't tell others that I am a social media expert. I just show them!

Aug 23, 2010 08:42 AM #2
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

I don't think there are really any "experts" in the field yet.  There are lots of knowledgable people out there but as far as "expert" probably not.  I'm sure there are some who would disagree with me but it takes a long time and lots of experience to be an "expert"...... 

In selecting someone to seek out for advice you have to go with your gut and try to figure it out.   I think the best idea is to read, study and experiment.... maybe YOU will be the real "expert....!!"

Aug 23, 2010 09:28 AM #3
Bill Risser
Fidelity National Title - Saint Petersburg, FL
Fidelity National Title - Tampa District

Thanks for the kind words about our workshops, Bartbie.  It was a while ago that you attended our series, and as you mentioned, I am also learning more and more.  I think this shows in my workshops as I bring better, more real estate targeted training to agents. 

You, by the way, are still our No. 1 student!  Congratulations on the good work and best of luck as you move forwsrd!

Aug 24, 2010 03:45 AM #4
Paul Guenther
Empire West Title Agency - Chandler, AZ
Empire West Title- Chandler, AZ


 I found this by accident!  It it AWESOME!!  Thank you very much for the kudos!  As you know we state at the beginning of each workshop "We are not experts, just passionate about sharing what we have learned"

Hey remember SMUrcle?  They billed themselves as experts, where are they today? I think they lasted 5 months, perhaps 6. LOL

Thanks again,


Aug 24, 2010 06:17 AM #5
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Hi Barbie, I'm not an expert either, but I'm trying to keep up with the tide.  It's difficult to do all the social media stuff as well as everything that goes along with selling real estate.  Great post!

Aug 27, 2010 05:17 AM #6
Curt Baumgarth
Century 21 All Stars - Mesa, AZ
CDPE Realtor Serving the Valley of the Sun. 480 26

Wow Barbie, great job on how far you have come from attending one of Chicago Title's Training Classes. I attended my first one last week and am looking forward to learning more and applying it  to my business.  Your progress and success is an inspiration for me!

Sep 16, 2010 03:33 AM #7
John Puplava
ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C. - Prescott, AZ
ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C.

Hi Barbie,

How are you doing today. I just want to introduce myself to you my name is John with ABC Home Inspections. If I can assist you in any home inspections. Please call me.

Thank you,

John with ABC Home Inspections


Oct 03, 2010 05:29 PM #8
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