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Social Media for Buyers and Sellers

Real Estate Agent

Social Media has created a new era in this world. From MySpace to Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to Snapchat we have seen many websites devoted to social media! It astonishes me on how well social media has expanded. There are many reasons and ways realtors can take these trends of social media to help us in the Real Estate Market!

  1. ADVERTISE. ADVERTISE. ADVERTISE. Instagram is an amazing tool for Realtors with listings. Take an average photo from your listing and create a whole new look to it with all the different filters! And don't be afraid to use that contrast button! If your photo is too large and you have to crop the photo of the house, find an app that will let you put a border around the original photo and you don't have to crop the photo! The great thing about Instagram is that it's connected to all your other accounts as well! Share that post to Facebook and Twitter! Allowing you to show the all your Social Media followers your posts!
  2. Now... let's be honest here, MySpace is out. It's been out. For awhile. And after all those horrible events that took place because of MySpace [I won't go into detail, but we all know what I'm talking about] nobody really wants to use MySpace. Although it is Social Media, let's try not to use that!
  3. ALL I CAN SAY... FACEBOOK IS AMAZING! Facebook for us Realtors is amazing! It lets our peers and family see whats going on, without being obnoxious about it. Now don't get me wrong, there are ways to be obnoxious about it, but we try not to do that. Experts say that you should have 5 personal posts to 1 professional post. And I agree completely, you always need to active with your personal posts on there, so that it doesn't look like you're just trying to talk about Real Estate on Facebook. 
  4. LinkedIn is another great tool for Real Estate. It allows you to "connect" with other individuals in a professional field. You can connect with Lendors, other agents from other companies, and so many more people! Definitely another tool real estate agents need to utilize. 
  5. Although Snapchat is considered Social Media, it's not something you can really use for a professional outlook. But it's great to keep in touch with old clients, or other individuals in your field. 
  6. TWEET AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! Twitter is made for posting every hour! It shows you keep yourself in the loop, and you have the time to check into your account!

Now... I know what you're thinking. I don't have time for all this. Then find someone that does! Get an assistant, get a student that knows about all this and can expand your market greatly! 

Just a suggestion from Joy!

Have a great day!

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“As a dedicated Real Estate professional, I pledge to you my time, my resources, and a guarantee to make your buying or selling experience a wonderful one”.

Realtor in the Greater Sugar Land, Missouri City, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, Fulshear, and Needville, TX area.


Joy Roussell, 713-898-3868

Rob Marken
Bend River Realty - Bend, OR
25+ years experience in Bend

Great points, I agree that social media is very important.  Don't forget about pintrest, many times we post pictures of our homes, blogs and just happenings around town on pintrest and get quite an audience on our website from it. 

Jun 02, 2014 01:14 AM
Joy Roussell
Sugar Land, TX
Dedicated Realtor

That's a wonderful idea! I never thought of utilizing Pinterest like that! Thanks!

Jun 03, 2014 12:52 AM
IRMA Beltran
Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate - Turlock, CA
Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You!

Great points, we have so much media now days.

Have a Blessed day!!!!!!!!!

Jun 03, 2014 04:20 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

If your marketing looks like advertising, marketing and copy and paste. Well, don't bother. Make it creative, more fun and helpful. Think of the guy and gal one at a time in the audience. See them.

Reach out to them and tailor make your presentation as if it was you and I parked on a diner stool and striking up a conversation. Over my Mexican omelet, your sunny side up and oatmeal toast triangles, home fries with green peppers, onion, mushrooms. Imagination, take it for a ride and watch who jumps in, comes along with the Pied Piper.

Jul 20, 2014 12:44 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Stopping by to say hello and welcome you to ActiveRain.


Jul 31, 2014 01:34 PM