MYSPACE. DEAL OR NO DEAL?

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Real Estate Agent with Team DeYonker Realty L.L.C.

A recent article from remax times said that many agents are creating profiles on myspace to promote themselves. I have looked up the realtors in Michigan and there aren't very many. I wonder if this could help or hurt your business? Please let me know what you think.

Comments (15)

Anna Mongoy Real Estate Agent
Equity Realty Group - Avondale, AZ
Meeting Your Home Buying and Selling Needs

I have a myspace account and I have received more leads from my myspace account than my own website. My myspace is very personable and I feel people on my friends list are not intimidated in approaching me..

I say go for it

Feb 18, 2008 03:58 PM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
Great question. Thanks for asking. Good first comment. I will follow additional comments.
Feb 18, 2008 04:02 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Adam:  I haven't heard of doing this, but I will follow up on Anna's comments and see what gives.  In my opinion, if a mention on the internet is well done, and seen by a lot of people... what can be wrong with that ?
Feb 18, 2008 04:09 PM
Scott Gephart
The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty - Medford, OR
The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty
I don't have a myspace account but I have heard some negatives involved. Most of the comments were about employers not hiring after checking myspace accounts. I don't know that it would apply to agents using it to promote their real estate business. Its an interesting question... 
Feb 18, 2008 04:14 PM
elaine swanson
tomlinson black - Spokane Valley, WA
How could it hurt? Besides it's free.
Feb 18, 2008 04:15 PM
Robert Slick
Beach and River Homes - Georgetown, SC
NRBA, RDCPro, Trident/CCAR MLS
Get some good anti-spyware and anti-virus software first.
Feb 18, 2008 04:27 PM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Adam - Myspace can create some opportunity if you put in the effort.  I created a social networking link button on my site which allows people checking out my site to add me as a friend and network with me.  This has been an effective way to attract new friends and contacts.  I have posted the social networking site link below and hope it helps you:

http://www.sammiller.com/socialnetworking.htm

Happy Selling!

Feb 18, 2008 04:29 PM
Jeff Kessler
Austin Homes, Realtors www.OwnAustin.com - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

I use facebook, but I don't work on that too much.  I guess I spend too much time here.

J.

Feb 18, 2008 04:56 PM
Mike Gambino
Prudential Patterson Realtors - Florissant, MO
GRI

Adam,

I also have a myspace site.  I think any web presence can be good, it just depends on how you set it up.  I use mine to show both my real estate  and personal sides.  I think people like to see that you have a family, friends, hobbies, just like they do.  It brings out the human element.  Just be selective on your friends and sometimes the pictures they choose to use as their cover picture.  I actually had to move my niece off of my top friends, because of a word on her picture I didn't think was appropriate.  Be sure to monitor your site daily.

Feb 18, 2008 05:10 PM
Delete Me Now Please
Kugluktuk, YN
I would think that myspace would be a little waste of time.  However, I think getting into as many internet web programs as possible would be good.  It doesn't hurt to have your face and business out there.
Feb 18, 2008 09:18 PM
Kay Baxter
Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Buckeye Lake, OH

I am not at all a fan of myspace.  I do know of an agent who that is all they have (no website etc) and they have it so you must put in a password to see their real estate myspace.  To me that makes no sense whatsoever and I wonder why this person even bothered.  I will probably get some heat for saying this but to ME myspace has always come to mind as a "kids site"  I realize there are a lot of companies listed on myspace but in the end it is mostly thought of as a place for kids to hang out.  I know in my community myspace is really frowned on due to its bad reputation.  So I doubt I would ever put a spot on there for my real estate but I would never say never :)

 

Kay 

Feb 18, 2008 10:09 PM
Scott Guay
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Ocean Pines, MD
Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD
I think I will check out who is dong it in my area and see how they are setting up their site to get the traffic.
Feb 18, 2008 10:19 PM
Laurie Christofano
RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors - Oak Park, IL
ABR, The Pych Team at RE/MAX in the Village

there are definitely lots of potential 20- and 30-something buyers on myspace...

 

Laurie Christofano

RE/MAX in the Village, Oak Park IL

www.myspace.com/OakParkRealtor

lchristofano.illinoisproperty.com 

Feb 20, 2008 01:20 AM
Walter Jones
901 Realtors - Memphis, TN
Real Estate Entrepreneur and Realtor

I'm haven't gotten any decent leads from my myspace account.  I'm sure I could "PIMP IT OUT"  better but I'm not sure how well it works.  I did have a date a couple of weeks ago that I met on MYSPACE!

Walter

 http://www.myspace.com/walterjoneshomes

 

Feb 20, 2008 04:34 AM
The All Pro Team
EXIT Realty Leaders - Crystal River, FL

I have a myspace page for business  http://myspace.com/allproteamsells that I do not get a ton of leads from but I do put my listings on it.  I also have a personal one that is for my friends.  I think as long as you keep your work one professional then why not, it is just one more place to put your listings.

Melonie Haag

Feb 20, 2008 05:53 AM