How Do You Keep Up with it All?

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Real Estate Agent with Prime Real Estate
https://activerain.com/droplet/4WR

I love blogging on activerain but when it comes to my facebook, twitter and linked in it can all become so overwhelming.  So I ran across this great thing called hootsuite.  It is a one stop shop (and free) for managing all of these. 

The great part of hootsuite is on twitter you can make a column for search words like "buying a home" "moving to (whatever state).  I usually type in moving to Indiana search and then when their posts come up I tweet back where in Indiana? If it is in Northwest Indiana let me know if I can answer any questions for you. You can save mentions in a column so you know when someone has mentioned your user name and I also have a column for different hashtags.

When I go to post I can just click on the top and pick which places I would like it posted whether it is my twitter account or facebook pages or even linked in or all of them so one place to post.

The best part they have a mobile hootsuite so I can keep track on my phone also.

 

www.hootsuite.comtry it you will have more time for blogging on activerain that way.

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Valarie Kubacki

Prime Real Estate

(219)405-0577

www.nwihomes4sale.com

Serving all of Northwest Indiana

Porter County, Lake County, Jasper County, La Porte County, Newton County

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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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It is really all about putting the time aside to make sure you get everything you need done. It is no different then setting an appointment with a client.

Feb 05, 2011 04:23 PM #1
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
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Note to self:  Check out ootsuite.  Thanks.

Feb 05, 2011 04:27 PM #2
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Robert Wenke
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Great tip!  I have been leary about trying to be active on most of social media site just because it can be too time consuming and overwhelming.

Feb 05, 2011 04:32 PM #3
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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Hi, Valarie:

Hootsuite, Seesmic, Tweetdeck.  

Do these only cover Twitter, or do they cover Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, Yelp, Amplify, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube,  and a bazillion other Websites?

It is a full time job just keeping up with the Internet!

 

Feb 05, 2011 04:32 PM #4
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John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
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Thank you for sharing Valarie. I will look into it myself!

Feb 05, 2011 04:33 PM #5
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
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Valarie:

Thanks for the info.  I have hear about Hootsuite, have not tried it yet.  I will now.

Feb 05, 2011 04:33 PM #6
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Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795 - Santa Maria, CA
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Great info.  I am using hootsuite but obviously not using it to its full potential.   These are good tips for those who are looking to consolidate what they are doing online.

Feb 05, 2011 04:36 PM #7
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Stacia Whatley
Hawkins-Poe Inc. - Gig Harbor, WA
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Thanks for the advice. I seem to do just fine, but I am always looking for new ways to streamline my online experience. :)

Feb 05, 2011 04:45 PM #8
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
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Great Advice Val!  I don't connect anything to my facebook.  You have to consider how you are wanting to use your social medias.  I use facebook for personal posts only.

Feb 05, 2011 05:21 PM #9
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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FYI, Hootsuite is only free for the first 30 days.

Feb 05, 2011 05:26 PM #10
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Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI
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I'll look into it, thanks for the info.  Keeping up with it all is a full time job.

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