Are You a Social Media Rock Star?

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Social Media RockstarAre You a Social Media Rock Star?


Or more importantly should you be?

I saved a link a long time ago and I read this great post From Geek to Gods: Why Have "Social Rock Stars" Emerged? over at Social Media Trader for a second time. It got me thinking about the changes in Social Media. Interesting thing to think about "Social Media is a return to oral culture". So what does that mean for you, your business and your Internet personality?

Does it at all?

Users are using Social media to share information and creates a conversation between people. The draw of the Rock Star is appealing, let's face it it is sexy. But we all cannot be the Rock Star.   Sometimes being quiet and in the background is very effective too! But like all important leaders it is those that are quietly out there consistently leading. Remember it is about the conversation and the quality of those conversations.

What is their secret?

It has nothing to do with the persona and Celebrity. It is anything but sexy. It is consistently being out there and connecting with Buyers and Sellers and ensuring that their home is sold for the highest dollar in the least amount of time or that they got the best house for the money they could afford. It is about making them feel comfortable working with you. It is about providing a service that they value. It is about being in the right place at the right time.

For all of you who want to be at the top of the heap, I have an interesting question for you. In the scope of things, does it really matter if you are a Social Rock Star? That instead of trying to achieve that status, your time would be better spent talking directly with Buyers and Sellers?


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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley

Colleen I think this is really true.  I also suspect that a lot of people who spend all day on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In are not out there showing homes, writing offers, taking listings, getting price reductions etc. 

Oct 28, 2010 11:17 AM #1
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

Hard to be a Rock Star at my age :)

Well for a lot of people

your friend in Charlottesville

Oct 28, 2010 11:20 AM #2
Colleen Irwin
Retired - Irondequoit, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Mary -- so very true...

Charles -- yes but you rock your business....

Oct 28, 2010 04:26 PM #3
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Colleen, nice post.  I don't think that I want to be a Rock Star, just someone that buyers and sellers will call! 

Oct 28, 2010 06:40 PM #4
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