Do we really need to go over this again?

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Do we really need to go over this again???

I know it has been said before because I remember reading it, hearing it and seeing it posted.  I have seen it on blogs, on Facebook, on Twitter, even on Pinterest.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure the message has really sunk in for everyone.  I am still seeing some educated grown ups do some of the silliest things on-line.  So, as a simple review here are some common sense do’s and don’ts for social media.



Use pictures and videos to get your message out

Use pictures and videos you aren’t completely clothed in to get your message out

Post relevant, helpful and meaningfulcontent for your target audience

Post annoying blurbs about how AWESOME you are

Mix personal (to a limited extent and within your comfort zone) and business

Make your FB or Twitter feed a constant stream of business related crap

Engage people in conversations, pay attention to what your friends and followers are doing and interact with them.

Ignore everyone in the universe except yourself.

Educate your peeps on how you might be able to help them, offer your help and FOLLOW through!

Belittle and condescend your audience. we have it folks, bottom line is just use some common sense and don't be a horses butt on-line, in person or anywhere. Treat others as you would like to be treated and remember "You get more bees with honey than vinegar".  I am sure I have missed a few so please feel free to add them to the comments below. Hope y'all are having an awesome week and have an even better weekend!



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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Jeffrey #83 --  hahahahah

Very enjoyable post and comments, Jeanna.  Congrats!

Feb 16, 2012 11:47 PM #83
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Jeanna - You would think that your do's and don'ts would be common sense.  Guess not.  Thanks for the reminder.

Feb 17, 2012 12:29 AM #84
Marshall Brown
Mid America Inspection Services, LLC - Fargo, ND

On line or in person those are good rules to follow. People are more likely to buy from you or use your services if THEY want to, not because you want them to.

Feb 17, 2012 12:50 AM #85
Edie Skillen
Legendary Sales, Inc - Pensacola FL - Pensacola, FL

And don't forget the correct spelling and punctuation, and bad language!   It is all about the image you want to project.

Feb 17, 2012 01:14 AM #86
Rocky Dole
Revelation Real Estate - Maricopa, AZ

This is great advise.  I would recommend that you have a personal and a business page on sites such as Facebook.  The personal page can be used for posting things such as vacation pictures.  It is ok to post pictures where you are not fully clothed such as in a bathing suit on your personal page but your business page should always be professional.  Also, keep in mind that if it is something you don't want your clients to see such as a picture of you being drunk and stupid then don't post it period.

Feb 17, 2012 02:40 AM #87
Ken Anderson
Apex Results Realty Inc., Brokerage - Burlington, ON
Broker in Burlington, Ontario

That's the spirit, get it right, spell-check and review!

Feb 17, 2012 02:44 AM #88
dave bothell

Great blog,you have to smile at some of the pic's agents use on the media or on thier buss. cards:) great story

Feb 17, 2012 02:54 AM #89
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Jeanna,   Well said.  Not sure why we see some of the same mistakes being made over and over but you nailed this one.   Have a terrific weekend !

Feb 17, 2012 02:56 AM #90
Ranji Singh
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. - Newmarket, ON

Hi Jeanna  ...  you've given some excellent pointers. thanks.  It's a wonder that common sense isn't so common for so many.



Feb 17, 2012 05:02 AM #91
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Jeanna, a great summation of Dos and Don'ts for social networking. Congrats on the feature!

Feb 17, 2012 06:27 AM #92
Woody Edwards
First Choice Realty, Inc - Chesterfield, VA
A Realtor® Who Answers His Phone!

Great post!  Now, I may be telling my age, but I am sure that the "Indecent Exposure" laws were never repealed!

Feb 17, 2012 06:28 AM #93
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I  find the people without close on are generally the ones that really should have kept their clothes on.

Feb 17, 2012 11:41 AM #94
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Jeanna ~ LOL! some folks will never get it. Great post!

Feb 17, 2012 12:15 PM #95
Stacia Whatley
Hawkins-Poe Inc. - Gig Harbor, WA
StaciaSellsHomes Your Western WA Realtor®

It's like being at a party! Would you show people horrible pictures of yourself at a party? Would you bring your listing flyers to a party and give every person 3 of them every 2 minutes? It's that simple...

Feb 17, 2012 01:57 PM #96
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta
It's amazing how much of this isn't common sense and that we need to tell people. Hopefully, this will help some more=)
Feb 18, 2012 12:40 AM #97
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Jeanna, I suspect yes, you will have to go over it again, and again.... because some will never get it!

Feb 18, 2012 02:50 AM #98
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Remember!!  We live in the me, me, me genration!!  That's why people need a constant reminder that it's not about them at all.  It's about the client!!

Feb 18, 2012 10:49 AM #99
Jim Miner
Miner Noh & Associates - Phoenix, AZ
Loan Modfication & Short Sale Specialist

Now this is a good early morning BLOG, got the smile going, nice job.

Feb 21, 2012 01:39 AM #100
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

Some great info! My FB feed has sports and some military relevant info. I try to change it up once in a while.

Feb 23, 2012 02:10 PM #101
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Well said.  I am friends with a lot of agents on facebook and there are some that I have had to blog because they constantly talk about themselves, how awesome they are and how busy they are.  I'm annoyed by it, other folks that aren't in the industry surely are too.  I go to the extreme though and don't talk about business really at all on my facebook page.  I have a business page too, I'm working on that one though. -Kasey

Mar 06, 2012 09:28 AM #102
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