“Face” It: Facebook WILL Take Your Business to the Next Level

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Services for Real Estate Pros with REVStaffing

Someone who's never heard of Facebook? Is that even possible? Well, of course it's possible. But, let's “face” it; Facebook is hugely popular. According to USAToday, as of this month there are over 750 million active Facebook users.

Here at REVStaffing, we know that there's no denying two facts: Facebook is everywhere, and Facebook is easy. With the ability to update a Facebook status from desktops, laptops, smart phones – anywhere there's an Internet connection – the popularity of the world's leading social media site is overwhelming.

But let's say you're not familiar with Facebook; you've got to be wondering what's in it for you. With the creation of fan/business pages, Facebook has given you the opportunity to market to the world's largest audience.

Facebook is incredibly user-friendly. It updates in “real time.” And it's one of the leanest, meanest marketing tools available today. Think about it. What's the most effective way to get new business? Word-of-mouth, of course. Well, think of Facebook as word-of-mouth marketing at its finest. Many businesses are discovering that the free advertising they get on Facebook is far more effective than tens of thousands of dollars in print, radio, or television advertising.

Here is a real-world example of how this works. Susie, who's getting ready to look for a house, logs on to Facebook to look at her cousin's baby shower pictures. She's spent a lot of time looking at houses online, but she thinks it would be cool to find a local Realtor® on Facebook. It turns out that there are several, but she really likes the look of Jack's business page, so she becomes a fan. Susie starts receiving all kinds of terrific updates about real estate in and around her town.

Here's the exciting part. When Susie becomes a fan of Jack's agency, each and every one of her friends sees an update about her. The update says, “Susie likes Jack's Hometown Real Estate.” Susie's friend Cam, who is planning to buy a house soon, sees the update. He clicks on the link to Jack's page, is bowled over by what he sees, and becomes a fan of Jack. His status updates to reflect this action (just like Susie's did). Cam's friend Mike sees it and clicks...and Jack's business page is soaring. A Facebook business page can take off like gangbusters, once just a few fans have been found.

When people in your town search for local Facebook business pages, who are they finding? If you're not on Facebook, someone else is getting the fans – and the customers – that should be yours!

REVStaffing's virtual assistants are experienced Facebook users; we can help you set up and manage your new business page. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RevstaffingVAs. If you're not yet a client, give us a call for a free needs analysis; we'll be happy to discuss your unique social media marketing needs.

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Comments (3)

Matthew Johnson
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Woodbury, MN

Still depends on how you use it, there has to be a method for taking the conversation off-line!

Jul 18, 2011 10:54 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Deborah, I am amazed at how many Real Estate Agents and Companies are using a Facebook Personal Profile, instead of a Business Page.

Jul 18, 2011 05:30 PM
Anonymous
Deborah

Fred and Matthew you are both so right.  You do still need to take the conversation 'off line', but Facebook allows the conversation to begin and develop.  Many agents are only 'aware' of Facebook and therefore set up a personal profile; not realizing that you need to take the next step with a business page.  Perhaps there exist the concept that having the 'page' is all there is, but there is so much more. Broker/Owners can recruit, you can poll for opinions....  and then there are those that don't have the time to spend on comments, when you can effectively comment on your page in just 20 minutes.  Our Advanced Social Media Division can help in these areas.

855-REVSVA1/855-738-7821 x 703.  www.revstaffing.com

Jul 19, 2011 01:25 AM
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