Meeting People via Social Network....Proper Protocol

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Boise Idaho SP20114

I was just looking at some of the blogs of many I have met here on Active Rain as well as the number of Realtors I have met on Facebook.....

One thing I don't always know how to go about is how do I acknowledge the friendship.....I was curious what those of you active here do....

If you get a new subscriber to your blog or some one who comments on one of your you send them an email or even give them a call?   

I have received both...yet I don't do either....should I be doing that?   

I receive many web newsletters from agents I have met throughout the years traveling to National  conventions....Through Keller Williams Realty and WCR...

I wouldn't want any one to think I am not grateful for the comments or for subscribing to my I will pose the question to you....what is the proper protocol??    or is there one?   LOL  

And for the record....I do appreciate the comments, friendships and subscribers I have met here on Active Rain!   I have learned such valuable and cutting edge information from my time singing in the rain! 


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Deborah Byron Leffler   SFR, PMN "The BZYBEE REALTOR"

Keller Williams Realty Boise

Serving All of Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Marsing, Wilder, Homedale and Middleton


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Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
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I think one of the best thank you's you can do for someone who subscribes to you, is to do it in turn.  I've noticed that someone I've not 'met' before will comment on a blog. I do my best to click through to theirs (time permitting) and make a comment of my own.  If they subscribe to me, I do the same with them.  To me, that's the start of a great reciprocal relationship.

Sep 19, 2010 03:08 PM #1
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Deborah I'm not quite sure myself and I'm curious about the web etiquettecomments too. I always exchange comments online. If and when I do meet them in person I definitely acknowledge the online acquaintance.

Sep 19, 2010 03:08 PM #2
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

Everyone is different and has different rules for what is acceptable to them. I just go with the flow and decide to call some, email some and others do nothing.  I don't think there are any hard fast rules.

Sep 19, 2010 03:11 PM #3
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Karen....I try to do the same as well...but like you said....time permitting...I do find that I will click and at least read the blogs of those who leave me comments regularly!  

Mike...i like to comment to the comments as much as possible as well!   It will be interesting to read what others think! far I have never called anyone...although some I can tell I would click you get to feel as if you know them already!    LOL   I am probably more comfortable than most with Online Friendships as I met my hubby through a friend I had known for about 5-7 years on a different online forum!    LOL  you never know where friendships will lead! 

Sep 19, 2010 04:14 PM #4
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Deborah, Reciprocation is always nice. If someone comments on your post – go to their blog and comment on one of their posts. The same goes for Associates and Subscriptions. If you feel compelled to send an email or call … do so! It’s about what feels right for you.

Sep 20, 2010 09:44 AM #5
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Thanks for the comments Kathleen....that is pretty much what i have been doing...wanted to make sure though!   LOL

Sep 20, 2010 09:48 AM #6
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