LinkedIn Endorsements - Who's in Your Inner Circle?

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LinkedIn Endorsements - "Keep it easy"

In a post titled '3 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New 'Endorsements'  Lewis Howes* a LinkedIn guru wrote for number the number 2 tip:

"2. Keep it easy for your 'inner circle.'

Everyone has a professional inner circle of about 10 to 20 people we can call at any time to ask for a small favor or advice.

Send your inner circle a personal e-mail, or give them a call and ask if they've heard about the new endorsements feature on LinkedIn. Then let them know that you've already endorsed them (step No. 1) and you'd appreciate it if they could pick one or two skills of yours to endorse."

There is more to number 2, read Howe's post.

LinkedIn Endorsements - the real estate industry

I think LinkedIn can be confusing for the real estate industry.  Face it we are different than many businesses.   I swooned over a recommendation (recommendations are not NEW on LinkedIn) from a former client.  I'd love to recommend him but he is a scientist....  do I recommend him as a home buyer to my local industry? Probably not....  With NEW endorsements is there a way to use those with our clients? Would you want to?

"He was a great client, very qualified buyer."

LinkedIn is not just a more professional Facebook.  Or is it?

Are you do LinkedIn?  I am.  I have been for a long time, since 2006 but I have not paid a lot of attention to LinkedIn.  I invited John Novak to ActiveRain (the real estate network)  in 2006 and John Novak  invited me to LinkedIn.

I recently took a webinar that Jim Marks / PNC did about LinkedIn. 

Endorsements - Who's in Your Inner Circle?

In the real estate industry who is your inner circle? 

  • Your broker? 
  • Your office manager?
  • The director of relocation? 
  • Local home inspectors? 
  • The home stager you or your clients employ? 
  • A loan officer? 
  • Other agents? Local?
  • Oher agents... Not local?
  • People in the title or settlement industry? 

Howes other two tips in  3 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New 'Endorsements' This is not a spoiler I am NOT going to tell you what step number one is ....   but number three is "No mass e-mails."   Read the post on Entrepeneur for details about what those two tips mean. Really.  

According to the site Lewis Howes is "a former professional athlete, New York City-based"  but he's from Columbus, Ohio*. 

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

  Thanks for the Ah-ha moment!
Featured you in my Weekly Post!

Sep 29, 2012 01:31 PM #6
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Maureen, I received an email the other day where someone endorsed me on LinkedIn. I tried to run it down, but could not find it. I will have to do further research when I have more time.

Sep 29, 2012 10:50 PM #7
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

thanks for this. I'll have to check out Lewis' post too. 

Sep 30, 2012 12:45 AM #8
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Thanks for the comments

I took a few minutes yesterday and today to look at endorsements.

I just endorsed my manager...  on some skills or expertise.

And LinkedIn  asked me if I wanted to endorse some others:

I endorsed my manager on some skills

Looking at my manager's profile on LinkedIn I could see that my manager had endorsed someone else in our company for Real Estate. 

"Daniel is endorsed for: Real Estate."

I also saw some familiar faces on my profile.  It looks like they have been endorsed for skills or expertise:



familiar faces on my profile

Sep 30, 2012 12:52 AM #9
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Maureen ~ I received some endorsements this past week and was fascinated by this new feature on Linked In -- so a few days ago I went there and endorsed several of my LI connections' skills, too.  It can't hurt!

Sep 30, 2012 02:39 AM #10
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I am trying to increase my profile on linkedin and endorse and ask for endorsements.  I still don't know why, but I have been told that being on linkedin is important.  I'll check the webiste you mention.

Sep 30, 2012 04:31 AM #11
Monique Keith
Ahwatukee, AZ
Ahwatukeenulls Favorite Realtor, Buyers Agent with

Ugh! One more thing to add to my daily list. Thank you for letting us know about the latest feature for Linkendin, one more resource to get our names out to the public.

Sep 30, 2012 06:19 AM #12
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I am also on LinkedIn but not using it to its full potential. I was surprised the other day when I heard a friend mentioned LinkedIn by saying, "It's a Facebook for professionals." Hmm...

Sep 30, 2012 08:50 AM #13
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Thanks, Maureen. There are so many places to have endorsements - but I think LinkedIn is definitely one of the better places.


Sep 30, 2012 11:02 AM #14
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

Off to check out the endorsements now - thanks for the heads up!

Sep 30, 2012 05:04 PM #15
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

there is a lot of good information here that I need to get started with.

Oct 01, 2012 03:05 AM #16
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Thanks all.  I have not sent an email to the people who I have endorsed yet, my manager, a builder I work with, someone I am on a team with for a builder .... "my inner circle"  because this is a busy, busy time in Columbus for those in real estate and everyone. "Lotsa" stuff going on, I am afraid the emails would be missed.

I could see this getting real spammy. It reminds me of a facet of Empire Ave. in a way.  Or maybe it's more like Klout. 

Oct 02, 2012 12:15 AM #17
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

I learned about this when I received an endorsement.  I endosed them back and when through the people that I know well and gave them an endorsement.  Many have returned the love so that I am very please with the number of relevant endorsements.

Oct 29, 2012 04:03 AM #18
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Thanks Grant I am waaaaaaaaay behind on returning the LinkedIn love to those who have endorsed me.  I need to do that. 

Oct 29, 2012 04:49 AM #19
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Wondering if TheCreditGuy.TV comment #20 does the same thing on other sites, like LinkedIn or if it is for points? Just cutting and pasting in a comment.   Today he (or an assistant?) left the same comment on posts about LinkedIn

Yesterday he copy and pasted comments on posts on ActiveRain  about YouTube

"Intresting,  I have been having a ball with youtube this year you should be using it if you are not..."

Today, I think interesting is spelled wrong on all comments, simple cut and paste, generic comments.  

"Intresting,  I have been having a ball with Linked in this year you should be using it if you are not..."

Only one post today got an original different comment, Gene's .  Because it was about credit?

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Jan 22, 2013 05:35 AM #21
Dave Sullivan
Real Estate One - Birmingham, MI
Michigan Realtor with an investor viewpoint

Just doing it for points sorry to offend you...  

Jan 22, 2013 11:17 PM #22
Dave Sullivan
Real Estate One - Birmingham, MI
Michigan Realtor with an investor viewpoint

I wish I had an assistant!! 

Jan 22, 2013 11:17 PM #23
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Stay away from my content.  Use spell check before you leave 19+ /-  comments with a word spelled wrong. Two days of the same misspelled word and that shows up in Google for TheCreditGuy.TV just like the common comment spammers.  Why would someone do that to themselves?    

It looked so bad, two days in a row with the same garbage being passed off as interaction online.  It is not the first time I have comment stalked you and not necessarily because you left a comment on my post. We get alerts for old conversations.  Your face and cut and paste comment is insult to the old conversations.  If you are going to be an internal comment spammer on AR turn off comments so members who think cut and paste comments are garbage can not comment stalk you on AR. 

Jan 23, 2013 12:39 AM #24
Dave Sullivan
Real Estate One - Birmingham, MI
Michigan Realtor with an investor viewpoint

Maureen, don't worry I will not be posting on your content anymore.

Jan 23, 2013 12:59 AM #25
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate



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