5 Ways to make Facebook groups work for you

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Here are 5 tips from inman.com about how to utilize Facebook groups to help expand your network and business. 

 

1 Use the new Graph Search to find Facebook groups based on your interests.

2 Facebook groups enable you to make connections and “meet” new people before events so you can jump into the important stuff when you meet in real life.

3 Specific Facebook groups like the Evernote for Real Estate group or Tech Support for Real Estate Agents can work as an instant problem-solving hub.

4 Looking for a place to bounce off a marketing idea? Maybe you need some guidance after hours about a contract you’re working on. Your reliable Facebook group peers are a quick way to get some feedback.

5 Facebook groups are a great place to keep visiting long after an event is over. Keep in touch with your new contacts and friends you made — you may even stumble upon a lead or two.

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Rainmaker
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Good list...especially the last one.  It is called social media, which does mean keeping in touch.

Jul 11, 2013 05:41 AM #1
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Facebook or any and all social media can really take a huge amount of time.  I really wonder if it's worth it?

Jul 11, 2013 11:39 PM #2
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Li is right. As usual.

Jul 11, 2013 11:42 PM #3
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Jack: Facebook Groups are a good way to connect and learn but it takes follow through to see the results.  Please consider adding this post to the Facebook Fridays Group here on AR.

Jul 11, 2013 11:44 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Thanks for the good information. I need all of the help I can get.

Betty

Jul 11, 2013 11:44 PM #5
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Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
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Thanks for the information.  I'll go and check these out.

Jul 12, 2013 12:00 AM #6
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Great information. I need to do all of the above. I don't use Facebook well at all.

Jul 12, 2013 12:26 AM #7
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Jack-Thanks for providing information on how to use Facebook effectively. My knowledge in the area of Facebook is pretty weak.

Jul 12, 2013 12:49 AM #8
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Joe Romero
Advance Windows And Doors - Los Angeles, CA
Joe

Great advice! Interaction among the active facebook group is really very appreciative as it will helps to remain updated with latest news and information. The key to social media is to engage your fans and not just preach to the choir.

Jul 12, 2013 01:06 AM #9
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Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

Great tips, thanks Jack! If social media is used properly it can help tremendously with your career.

Jul 12, 2013 01:10 AM #10
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Marilyn Wier
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!

Wonderful information! I do like the one about visiting groups long after the event is over. I fail to do this but I will start!

Jul 12, 2013 01:39 AM #11
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS
HomeSmart International - Phoenix, AZ
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Carter good tips!  Another  tip I'd like to add is stay clear of groups that become negative. I've seen a couple of real estate groups go south in complaining & whiney manner and I just don't have time for that type of group. I stick with the groups that are upbeat and positive.

Jul 12, 2013 03:55 AM #13
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Toni Labrum
Labrum Real Estate - Temecula, CA
"Client First Philosophy"

Thank you Jack.  I too am looking to best use social media to benefit my business. I appreciate the time you spent sharing information.

Jul 12, 2013 05:03 AM #14
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

These are great FB Tips, thanks for sharing them with us.  I will start using Graph search more to find new groups to join.

Jul 12, 2013 05:43 AM #15
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Maria Nichols
Patterson-Schwartz - Newark, DE
DE Residential Realtor

Great tips! Facebook or any type of social media takes time but should be worked in to your work routine.  The time spent on it really does pay off.  I have gotten several leads through my persoanl facebook page and have found some great information interacting with other realtors on Real Estate Agent Group: Collaboration Tips and Insights.

Jul 12, 2013 07:37 AM #16
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Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Five great tips on using Facebook to help stay connected with others in similar groups who we can network with 24-7. Thanks for the post.

Jul 12, 2013 11:07 AM #17
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Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com - Charlotte, NC
Certified Residential Specialist

These are some really great tips Jack, thanks for sharing! I'll definitely put them to good use!

Jul 12, 2013 11:50 AM #18
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Jack - thanks for sharing this list. I haven't used groups yet, but I think I'm going to have to go check it out!

Jul 12, 2013 09:08 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jack,

I need to get on board with facebook.

Right now i'm just in as my name only, I need to have a business page. Sounds like the stone age huh. Got to start some where.

Have a great day and good post.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 12, 2013 09:27 PM #20
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Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

I am doing all these things but nothing is happening I am sticking with it though at least till summer 

Jan 05, 2014 08:57 AM #21
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