Best Practices 1: Create a 365 Things to do in Your Town Page on Facebook!

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Best Practices 1:  Create a 365 Things to do in Your Town Page on Facebook!

 

In April of 2010, after attending an ActiveRain RainCamp in San Diego I started a new facebook page.  We learned about an incredible way to stay up to date with local events in your area, reach out to local businesses and the community and make connections with potential clients! 

Your new facebook page should be 365 Things to do in Your Town!  I created 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs Area last April, and it now has over 2100 fans!  The page grows by about 20-30 per week! 

I post local events that I find in other publications and online-- I also post my hyper-local blogs directly on the page, which leads readers right to my ActiveRain blog!  Any local events that I write about on my wordpress blog, LiveTheDesertLife.com, also are posted on my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs area page.  The facebook page leads people to read my blogs, which are more real estate related.  It is all about getting the eyeballs to your website or blog!

Because of my 365 page I have formed some partnerships with other businesses in the valley who promote my page (and me), in return for my posts about their businesses.  The sky is the limit to the number of alliances you can form.

By keeping abreast of the latest events and activities in your area-- you are seen as the local expert!  And that is just what people are looking for in a Realtor!

You can check out (and join!) my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs area by clicking on the logo I created below!

                                                    

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Ross Therrien
Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire - Londonderry, NH
Realtor, Broker Associate

I've started several fan page, one being "365 Things to do in Southern New Hampshire".  444 fans.  Not to bad for the area.  Would have gone the whole state but that was taken.  Still has helped me learn more about the southern and seacoast area.  Still the mountains up north are my favorite.  Here's my page.

http://www.facebook.com/365NewHampshire

Sep 07, 2011 01:33 PM #37
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Hi Kathy! Just make sure you keep up on this page. I was in some conversations lately where there are many many people who start the 365 things to do... type of page just to let them go stale a few months into them. I think it's a great thing to do, don't get me wrong. Just make sure you keep it up!

Sep 07, 2011 02:08 PM #38
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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Ross-- I am now a fan of your page in NH... I will check out everyones 365 pages!  K

Eric-- I do work hard on it-- every day I check in and post == have many "fans" who also keep it fresh and updated daily! K

Sep 07, 2011 03:00 PM #39
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Hi Kathy, what a fabulous idea and your page is great. Thanks for sharing as I have a local Coral Springs Florida town page and I'm always looking for idea. Thanks!

Sep 07, 2011 03:40 PM #40
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

That's a lot of fans Kathy! What a good idea you have here. Makes me think of some ways to put this into practice.

Sep 07, 2011 05:04 PM #41
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Tammy Gibaud

Well arn't you a clever agent. I love this idea for my market area. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sep 08, 2011 02:42 AM #42
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Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

Kathy, I just went to Facebook and started typing in 365 Things to Do In....  and you should see all the pages that are now on Facebook that have that have a title that start with 365 Things To Do In.  I "like" your page and I am going to start a page later today after my showing of a property and hockey game.  Great idea.

Sep 11, 2011 02:22 AM #43
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Kari Battaglia, PA
PalmerHouse Properties - Nokomis, FL
Buy Sell Love Florida

Kathy this is a great tip.  I have a page now www.facebook.com/veniceflshortsales but this is a great tip that I am going to work on right away.  Thanks for sharing.

Sep 11, 2011 03:15 AM #44
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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Steve-- Thanks for "liking" my page-- hope you can come for a visit!  Hockey??  It's football Sunday dude!  K

Kari-- I will go check out your page-- good luck!  K

Sep 11, 2011 08:28 AM #45
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Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

What a wonderful idea, Kathy - and congratulations on being a "week 1" winner on the Best Business Practices contest! I'm creating another FB page right away - thanks so much!

Sep 12, 2011 04:10 PM #47
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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thank you Erica and Karen-- I'm glad you are having success with 365!  And I was so surprised to be a winner this week.  I figured everyone would blow all their good ideas the first week!  Have to gear up for next week! :-)

Sep 12, 2011 04:52 PM #48
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Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

Kathy, I just made a page on Facebook- 365 Things To Do Around Pittsburgh PA.  Thanks for the great idea.

Sep 14, 2011 02:58 PM #49
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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Good for you Steve!  I'll go LIKE it!  Kathy

Sep 14, 2011 03:11 PM #50
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Great stuff here, Kathy.  It sounds like it's been a huge success for you and worth the effort.  I'm so happy for you.

Sep 18, 2011 12:25 AM #51
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Very well done. How did you create the eye catching logo above, too?
Sep 20, 2011 10:04 PM #52
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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Cheryl,  I created it through Microsoft Publishing-- just playing around with the templates and graphic that they have available.  It morphed into something I liked-- thanks,  Kathy

Sep 21, 2011 11:47 AM #53
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Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Kathy, holy cow, what a great idea for FB.  I've only collected about 125 things so far though, rats.  Will have to puruse your list.  Really like your fun logo!

Sep 21, 2011 07:06 PM #54
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Dylan Taft
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc. - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Area Consultant

my area has one but I'm gonna start my own and take the market back over!

 

Thanks!

Sep 23, 2011 11:11 AM #55
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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

If you take the local paper, magazines, and listen to people... you can find tons of things to do in your area!   I try to post a couple a day-- plus all of my "fans" can post there as well!  It's FUN!  Kathy

Sep 23, 2011 11:19 AM #56
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Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

I know this is an old post but I just discovered it when I googled 365 things to do real estate to see what others were doing.  I started Facebook pages for 365 things to do in my hometown, Arlington, Virginia as well as the broader Northern Virginia area about four years ago.  It has been fun to share what makes this a great place to live.  I only wish I had time to do half the things I write about.  I just got a new client this week who found me because she was relocating here and was looking for things to do.  Facebook is making it challenging because I now get a reach of a little over a hundred on most posts unless I pay to boost it, despite having nearly 5000 likes.  But I intend to keep it up.  Love your logo and the way you have a link in the signature

Jul 04, 2014 06:49 AM #57
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