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Where Do You Get Your Information?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Catherine Cornelia Real Estate

Where Do You Get Your Information?


I find it interesting that Facebook is such a huge source of information, information on all subjects. Now there is a 'vibrant' page for Realtors® and Facebook is trying to keep us engaged on their site.

I thought long about this over the weekend. Social media, social networking, social marketing, all things 'social' but are we getting lost in cyber space? How are we engaging with others? Is there a time a place for one-on-one personal interaction? What creates trends; or is the question who?

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Yes, a lot of questions presented. I am inundated with sources of information and asked why I go to Facebook at least once a day? I want to know what my friends are posting and reading. There is developing a pattern behind each personality. Some post a lot of pictures they have taken. Others share a lot. What do I do? I tend to share and create a comment with the share that expresses my view of the information being shared. I also use Pages, one specific to real estate and one specific for my passion - helping our furry friends who give so much to us. Making a difference.

As January, 2013 is into full swing, I will be interested to see the continued role the Internet plays in our lives. Do buyers rely on individuals or do they depend on the non-biased nature of Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, HotPads, ActiveRain..... ? How can I engage with buyers and sellers? What information are they looking for and more important for me, why? I want the engagement so the why is the critical piece.

Where do you get your information and Why?

Thanks for reading. Please feel free to re-post.

 

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Great, great questions.  Setting limits on time is key, I believe.  I've found that a great deal of my under forty clients are on Facebook and want to be my "friend".  It's a fantastic way to keep in touch with what's important to them, and if they want to check in on whatever I'm posting, great.  It's interesting that I can put a status post about not being able to find Turkey Legs for my father-in-law's Thanksgiving favorite and get 30 comments in 15 minutes... Twitter will always get me more blog readers, and google plus is another way to reach folks in a similar fashion.  Over the years I have connected and networked my accounts to cut down on time...but always, always...the personal seems to win out over the business.

Jan 09, 2013 11:07 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Catherine, I am not really using FB to its full advantage. I do sometimes think that too much is transacted on-line and not in person. I call my sellers weekly to check up on them. I don't just drop an email. I work with mostly over 45 couples. They want contact and FB isn't contact for them.

Jan 31, 2013 01:46 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Catherine,

Glad you signed up for the 2013 Challenge!
Hope you will jump into the pond for 2014!

Have a happy day -
Lynn

 

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Feb 12, 2013 12:18 AM