Facebook Marketplace

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Oodle has decided to harness the marketing energy of social media by creating it's Facebook Marketplace, where real estate professionals as well as vendors of all sorts can showcase their wares for their online community.  There are more than 15 million monthly users that have signed up for Oodle Marketplace and Facebook Marketplace.  Don't you think it's time you showcase your listings on Facebook?

Facebook Marketplace allows Realtors to create professional listings to showcase on Facebook.

Create a listing ad - All you have to do is to login to your Facebook account and go to the Facebook Marketplace app.  Click on the Post a Listing button at the upper right hand corner of the page, follow the easy steps and the ad will automatically be generated and activated.  You can add photos, a description and even post it to your wall if you'd like.

Create a Listings tab on your profile - After you have created your listing ads, you can create a Listings tab on your profile by clicking on the "+" tab at the top of your profile.  If you decide to be a Marketplace Pro, you can add this tab to your professional Facebook page.  All your listings will then be visible when visitors click on the Listings tab.

Add a Marketplace Bookmark to your Facebook home page - If you want to bookmark Facebook Marketplace for easy reference, all you have to do after you are logged into your Facebook account is to go to the Marketplace, click on the "Add Bookmark" button (located near the "Search" button) and follow the steps.  It will then be added to your apps section on your home page.

Typical Real Estate Listing page on Facebook Marketplace.

It is just as easy to remove the Facebook Marketplace tab and listings if you want to in the future.  Using Facebook Marketplace to promote your real estate listings is just one more way to harness the energy of social media to your advantage in your real estate business.  Let me know if we at Second Self Virtual Assistance can help you with any of this.  We're always here for you.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

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Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

Great information * I've been using my postlet html on my Facebook and I'm super glad to have found other ways to get rental listings OUT into social media.  Thank you!!!

Sep 23, 2010 01:12 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Pamela...how ironic, I just commented on Steve & Joel's blog about the increase of seniors on social media. Explained why I / we don't have a facebook whatever; now here you go and post a method of getting info on listings up and running.  Will have to decide IF a Facebook option is another way we OLD Folks should now go.
Will bookmark this post to read again once a decision is made. [Really had a bad experience on FB earlier or
before discovering AR ]

Barb & Sal 

Sep 23, 2010 01:43 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
Hi Pam, Thanks for the heads up on this info.
Sep 23, 2010 06:41 PM #3
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Wallace - We use Postlets, too, as part of our listing syndication and promotion program.  Let me know how you like Facebook Marketplace.

Sep 24, 2010 05:20 AM #4
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Barb and Sal - Facebook has so many opportunities to promote yourself and your business.  Here's an example of one of the many business pages we've created for REALTORS(R).

Sep 24, 2010 05:24 AM #5
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Lynda - You're quite welcome!  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a response.

Sep 24, 2010 05:24 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Pam.....This is a very cool addition to FB.  Thanks for the tip.

Sep 24, 2010 08:15 AM #7
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

He Carra - Yes, it is.  We're always on the lookout for great ways to help our REALTORS(R).  Thanks for your response.

Sep 24, 2010 08:23 AM #8
Rainmaker
706,595
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

I'm going to check this out over the weekend.  Thanks for the tidbit:)

Sep 24, 2010 09:44 AM #9
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Wow, very cool stuff. I had no idea Facebook advertised listings...looks I'll be checking that out very soon. Thanks!

Sep 24, 2010 12:31 PM #10
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Erika - Let me know if you want this added to your Plan of Action. ;)

Sep 25, 2010 05:32 AM #11
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Anna - I was really surprised how many agents didn't know about this.  That's why we share, right?  ;)

Sep 25, 2010 05:32 AM #12
Rainmaker
806,664
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Pamela this is a great way for real estate agents to advertise their listings. I am going to put one on their right now. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

Nov 20, 2010 02:20 PM #13
Rainmaker
330,307
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Pamela - Thanks for the tips.  I usually put a link to my AR post on my Facebook wall.  Great to know there's another way.

Nov 20, 2010 02:48 PM #14
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Lanre - Everyone is one Facebook.  So, it makes sense to advertise there.  Let me know what kind of response you get from your ad.

Nov 21, 2010 04:42 AM #15
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Rosalinda - Adding a link to your AR post is good idea.  Having Facebook business pages with tabs to your listings, community information, lead capture, etc. is also an awesome opportunity for exposure.

Nov 21, 2010 04:44 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

Quick question - I am trying to post listings to FB Marketplace and it says I have to upgrade to Oodle Pro to post more than 1 listing. Is this correct?

Feb 24, 2011 10:32 PM #17
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Dee - Yes, FB Marketplace allows you to post one listing for free.  It's like so many other companies that allow you use an abbreviated version of their program/service but if you want the whole enchilada, you're gonna have to pay.  It's a great way to test everything out to see how well it works and  if you can stay with the freebie or need to move up to the paid version.  Hope this helps.  Enjoy your day!

Feb 25, 2011 05:02 AM #18
Rainer
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Arpad Racz
Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
408-252-0976 - www.aracz.com - Cupertino and Bay A

Hi Pamela,

If I use Postlets, and postlets posts to oodle, would my listing show up in Facebook market?

 

Thank you,

 

Arpad

 

 

Jan 14, 2012 09:08 AM #19
Rainmaker
586,166
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Arpad - Good question.  I work with agents who have Oodle Pro and when I add a new listing, I am given the option of posting to Facebook Marketplace.  I don't know if this is jut available on the pro version or part of the regular version.  I'd suggest going into your Oodle account and see if this option comes up.  I'd really like to know the answer, please.

Jan 16, 2012 04:48 AM #20
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