Realtors...Have YOU Linked Up to LinkedIn?

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Realtors...Have YOU Linked Up to LinkedIn?

Okay, okay. I got it today.

You have to have that pivotal moment in your life when something finally makes sense.

So I opened my email early this morning and there bright as day...or bright as this SNOW Filled Southern Maryland Day on the Chesapeake Bay...was a name that I had not seen in forty five to fifty years. 

It was a LinkedIn invitation from a childhood school mate. I'm talking Fifth and Sixth Grade.

I did one of those double takes. He has an undeniably unique name. I could picture him instantly. I could picture his brother. I have a childhood photo of him in our Ritchie scanned family heirloom photos.

So I plowed through LinkedIn accepting dozens of invitations that had sat there FOREVER (BLUSH)  to figure out how to navigate the site until I finally got to his stuff.

No photo, no brother's name to confirm, no mention of schools. DARN.

Back to Facebook! There's his brothers name and there he is, too. Yep, photo matches my memory bank. 

And he married a "CHERYL."

Learning Curve of the day for this Southern Maryland Realtor?

Get over to LinkedIn. As many Enginners, Pilots, Computer Geeks gravitate to me as a REALTOR of choice...what was I thinking? 

I forgot to mention he's a pilot. And he probably lives within driving distance of my college roommate. It's a small world after all. Can't wait for an email or call! 

LINKEDIN...I'm getting more LINKED UP!

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Comments (8)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Oh yes I am very much on Linkedin.  I wish you well connecting to friends and associates.

Jan 24, 2014 12:24 AM
Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro
Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors - Frisco, TX
Your Success is My Focus!

LinkedIn has a backlog of corporate contacts for me. I find it the business version of Facebook for B to B.

Jan 24, 2014 12:34 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

LinkedIn is a wonderful resource.  I get alerts on my iPhone and iPad.  I am not as diligent as I should be and need to work it more!  Let's connect!

Jan 24, 2014 02:45 AM
MaryEllen Kuehl
The Kuehl Group, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Redefining Real Estate

I've found LinkedIn is a wonderful source for news articles not just the news feed that people post. It's perfect for on the go individuals that don't stay glued to an archaic desktop and are more the juggling coffee in one hand and an iPhone in the other type! 

Jan 24, 2014 03:34 AM
Michele Webler -Farm and Ranch Specialist
Idaho Real Homes LLC - Rathdrum, ID
Serving North Idaho and E. Wa

I love some of the news posts that linkedin has to offer.  Much more business related then facebook.  I have joined a couple of ladies groups and they are a lot of fun with little contests etc.  Enjoy and go often.  Lots of good stuff.

Jan 24, 2014 01:10 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I find LinkedIn a lot more useful than Facebook when it comes to building relationships with prospects.

Jan 24, 2014 11:34 PM
Lani Stern
Toronto, ON
Your lifetime agent

LinkedIn is an incredible resource if used effectively, couldn't agree more!

Jan 25, 2014 12:58 AM
Brian Clinger
Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt - Cascade, MI
Brian Clinger ABR, GRI, CRS, SRES

I like linkedin more than facebook for staying in touch with my past clients and looking for new onew.

Jan 25, 2014 04:00 AM