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Facebook has a little known setting called "Use Facebook as...", which I'm noticing many agents are not taking advantage of.

If you comment, like, or interact on Facebook your profile is linked. When people want to learn more about you, chances are they end up on your "personal" profile rather than your "business page." This is because you are using Facebook as [Your Personal Profile], however, you can change this setting and get more people directed to your Business Page with one simple click. Here's how to do it:


Open the Admin Panel in your Business Page. Then select Manage. At the bottom you can select "Use Facebook as ...", select this.



Now, when you leave a comment your profile is linked to your Page and NOT your personal profile. This is an easy way to direct traffic to your Page and get more "likes".


I hope you enjoy!


Update 11/16: Facebook is intergrating a new PAGE interface so some of you might or might not see this new "voice" feature. It's simply an even easier way to switch to your Fan Page profile.

If you see the new "voice" interface, you'll notice "Manage" is no longer there. You can switch to your fan page profile either through Voice or by selecting Edit > "Use Facebook As..."

Here's a screenshot of the new interface:


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Donna Luger & Jon Englund

WOW!  I didn't know I needed this.  Very nice to know; I've made the change (not without a slight struggle as my headers didn't look like yours).  THANKS!


Nov 16, 2012 07:18 AM
Jim Holder
HomeSmart Connect - Arlington Heights, IL

Is there a way to have blog posts that are created on AR show up on FB with an auto function?

Nov 16, 2012 07:19 AM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Always glad to have any new information that will help me become more visible.

Nov 16, 2012 11:11 PM
Reuben Fine
Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com - Rossmoor, CA

Nan! Thank you and...


Nov 17, 2012 02:07 AM
Reuben Fine
Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com - Rossmoor, CA

I received a great question from Janine that I'd like to share:

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From: Janine
Email: janine@janinekowalski.com
Subject: Facebook pages (Sent via Activerain)

Loved you input on the admin using Facebook as .....
however my question is how to not let personal stuff get on the business page do I have to change the admin each time I log on?


Hi Janine,

That's a great question. By using "Use Facebook As (your business page)" you'll prevent personal stuff getting on your Fan Page. A good routine is to log into facebook and immediately check your fan page. Once there, switch to USE FACEBOOK AS, then handle all your 'professional' social media and get that out of the way. When done, switch back to your personal profile and chat with your friends. This will prevent any overlap of content.

I hope this helps!


Nov 17, 2012 02:14 AM
Michelle Rosser
Maximum One Realty - Union City, GA
Atlanta Real Estate-South Fulton & Fayette

Thanks I was wondering how to do this

Nov 17, 2012 08:11 AM
Reuben Fine
Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com - Rossmoor, CA

You got it Michelle! Thank you for the comment.

Nov 17, 2012 09:06 AM
Sharon LittleJohn
Summit Funding, Inc. - Dallas, TX
972-365-1084 NMLS#32965, FHA VA USDA Conventional

Thanks so much Reuben! It is greatly appreciated!


Nov 17, 2012 09:50 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Reuben,

This would be the only way I would use Facebook much, but too busy in general right now.

Nov 17, 2012 10:31 AM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

As the comments clearly show, there are pluses and minuses to this concept.  The weakness seems to be in Facebook's limitations itself.

Nov 18, 2012 03:32 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi Reuben,

Good post, thanks for the information. I have will have to now go to my facebook and set this up.

Nov 28, 2012 12:50 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

great tip and easy to implement...thank you for this pearl...will change the setting now!! All SEO tips are much appreciated

Dec 11, 2012 06:40 PM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Thank you for this information as I am headed there now to get this done.

Apr 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I had no idea that this option existed.  I'm going to definately take advantage of this tip. Thanks so much for giving the Active Rain family an really useful tip!

Apr 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Judith Ritter
Dirt Road Real Estate - Prescott, AZ
Rural Land & Homes Specialist

Thank you so much.  I love a clear explanation of a small things because the small things add up to be bigggggggeeerrrrr.

Apr 15, 2013 01:20 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

REUBEN, THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! HOW LUCKY AM I to have found you at 1:45 in the morning.

Apr 15, 2013 04:33 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Reuben, thanks! We always need to keep up with the latest changes and people like you who write posts are such a help to all of us! Sharon

Apr 16, 2013 12:21 PM
Wika Hutchinson
Eugene, OR

Thanks for sharing the information Reuben! Simple but useful.

Apr 16, 2013 04:56 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I use my personal FB account for my marketing. There have been so many changes to FB I don't know if I am coming or going. Great post, I am going to check it out.

Apr 18, 2013 11:57 AM
Anna Shetty

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