Facebook and Twitter and Blogging

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Real Estate Agent with Page Taft ~ Christie's International Real Estate

I have always thought to myself that Social Media was purely for fun and finding old friends and escaping for a few minutes during a long and hard work week! I have noticed that more and more especially with my fellow tweeters that besides relevant news, there are a ton of marketing going on!

SO my questing is... Is anyone seeing anything come from Tweeting or even advertising/marketing from Facebook?

 

And finally, I really want to start blogging and have found myself stuck. I am usually pretty creative and thoughtful but when I schedule myself to sit down for an hour to start my blog I go BLANK... I think I will start blogging about something I love which is selling real estate, my family and my awesome new home and neighborhood.

Well, blog #1... Now I just need real content to create words that people want to read!!!

Oh, by the way, I wanted to add an image from google images of FB and Twitter but didn't know if these are copy writed or not...

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Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

I personally hate Twitter, the only benefit to twitter I see is if I was a celebrity and people actually gave two cents of what I was doing on a minute by minute basis... But facebook on the otherhand has proved to be a strong tool for me, a good majority of my past and present clients are on my facebook, and anytime I close them I will do what I can to take a picture of them in front of the house or opening a closing gift in the house or something pertaining to the closed property, tag them in it so all their friends and family on their facebook will be able to see the pictures and by them clicking on the pics it takes it back to your page, and that is contributing to your referral base.

Nov 11, 2010 04:41 AM #1
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I like Twitter.  I have met local people through Twitter, I have not sold anything to anyone I just know from Twitter but I am expanding my sphere of influence.   I am not so good at Facebook though but I am trying.

Nov 11, 2010 05:25 AM #2
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

I actually use Twitter as a news feed for hyper local content, facebook is another good way to have your friends follow your ActiveRain Blog plus facebook is a little more personal, put up some fun pictures as well.

Here is a link to for some blogging idea's

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1776174/challenge-a-blog-a-day-for-the-month-of-august-

Good Luck, Dave

Nov 12, 2010 01:00 AM #4
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Robert McAdams
Page Taft ~ Christie's International Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Connecticut Shoreline Real Estate

Awesome suggestions! Stacy, I love FB as well. Most of my clients, both current and past our friends with me on FB! And I often post on their posts and it's a great way to keep in touch. I am starting "get" twitter and actually think it will work great once I get my blog up and running consistant!

Dave, thanks for the link!

Nov 12, 2010 04:36 AM #5
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Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Hey Robert - Great to see you blogging!  I know what it feels like to be stuck on what to blog about.  Here's another link from A-Z with lots & lots of ideas of what to blog about.  I've referenced it many times.  Hope it helps you out.  Looking forward to seeing more of you on Active Rain!! :)

http://activerain.com/blogsview/160625/an-alphabet-of-localism-post-ideas-a-d-

Nov 12, 2010 10:23 AM #6
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Robert McAdams
Page Taft ~ Christie's International Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Connecticut Shoreline Real Estate

Thanks Donna! You inspire me!!!

 

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