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What will I be adapting to in the future?

Real Estate Agent with 208 Real Estate CalBre #01727321

As I was reading the article Keep Your Cyber Image Polished by Dinah Eng in the September issue of California Real Estate, I thought it would be fun to add up the hours I spend on my online image.

I have two websites and belong to several social networks including LinkedIn, twitter, face book and active rain. As I started to tally up all my hours, I was shocked by what I found; it looks like I spend an average of four hours every day researching, blogging or updating. On a monthly basis that comes out to 120 hours or 15 days, so that means annually I send 91 days to net work on the computer.

I have always know it is very time- consuming but now realize just how time consuming it can be.  I guess the bottom line is I do what I love, and I love social media! Thank goodness it is convenient and I can work on it in the wee hours of the morning in my pajamas or on my iphone as I am waiting on an appointment.

Although there is still nothing like traditional skills and a positive attitude, and nothing will substitute getting in front of people, knowing your market, your inventory and the properties. To be successful in today’s market that is not enough, you have to have enthusiasm, creativity, energy and an on-line presence. That is change and I plan on adapting to it, I just wonder what I will be adapting to in the future.


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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Pearline - What a great idea you had to carefully examine how much time you spend doing what you to do to market your on-line image.  It is always good for us to know our time and/or financial expense - good luck in going forward on the Internet and "getting found" by lots of consumers.

Sep 18, 2011 11:29 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

I have a feeling it will have to do with something like Facebook being our major portal for online communications.  I think if I was to total up my online time I would say my social media time is about 1-2hrs per day. 

Sep 18, 2011 11:32 AM
Pearl Yocum
208 Real Estate - Sunol, ID
Associate Broker

Hi Barbara- I am pretty good with the market plan budget, but find I can get caught up when it comes to implicating it. Thanks for the good wishes and your comment.  

Sep 19, 2011 04:38 AM
Pearl Yocum
208 Real Estate - Sunol, ID
Associate Broker

Adrian- I have a feeling you are correct. Thanks for the feed back!

Sep 19, 2011 04:40 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Pauline - If the time you are spending on the Internet also provides for the opportunity to establish your credentials and create leads ... as well as the more "social" conversations, then the time may be well spent.  One of the technology traps is getting lost in the "searches" .... and that will happen when you suddenly realize you have linked to an article on left-handed widgets ... when you purpose to start the search was right-handed gizmos.  It's always fun to learn, but getting side-tracked is also easy ... and in the end ... you have spent four hours and may be a little brighter ... but you may not be any closer to that "face-to-face" that leads to a contract.

Sep 21, 2011 05:32 AM