Crowd Sourcing - Social Media Marketing in Katy

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Crowd Sourcing -  Social Media Marketing in Katy


Crowd Sourcing -  Social Media Marketing in Katy


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Bob Stewart of ActiveRain has created a June 2014 Challenge for members to write an article detailing a Social Media marketing idea. I have believed for a long time that anyone one person cannot cover all these Social Media venues at the same time and ever be successful. In my case, I do all my own work and there is no Team behind me at all and little to no help from my Broker. My time is limited and unfortunately certainly for Social Media ventures. Here is my own Social Media marketing Plan which will of course differ from most other folks.


I use ActiveRain (AR) as my main spring board to all Social Media Marketing. I use AR to stay in contact with folks who already live in the Katy area but also looking to attract people who are moving here from another area in Houston, Texas or from out of state.


My blogs concentrate on local events and not so much on Real Estate topics. I have asked several folks here concerning what do they prefer to read about in a local blog? An overwhelming number of individuals have flat out told me they prefer local events. Your job is Real Estate and we really are not that interested.  I try to write at least one blog each day except when we go on vacation. Some weeks, I will write 10 blogs which is the maximum for acquiring points.


Blogging has been very fruitful to me as far as business development and acquiring new clients. I wish I would started on a more active basis with both AR and blogging back when I first joined AR in 2007.


I also have an AR outside blog site. All my posts other than members only get posted to this site. I post my AR articles on FaceBook, Pinterest , Google+ , Linkedin and Twitter through AR.


I post many other things and pictures on my Facebook page. I try to find on a regular basis things to Like on faceBook which appeal to many types of folks. I stay away from politics and religion as much as I can but I do tell folks I am a Christian. I am huge believer in supporting Veterans and all of our Armed Services. I make sure the general public knows this and sees it in my Social Media Activity. I make sure on all Social Media everyone realizes how important family is to me and supporting/educating our children.


I have posted a few videos using Youtube and this is an area where I plan to spend more time adding as many local Katy video’s as possible including neighborhoods. My current plan also includes creating many more local Pinterest Boards all concentrating on the local Katy area.


If I had more time to spare I would develop a broader Social Media marketing scheme but for now this is what I am doing and working right now.  


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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Bob, for sharing your social media activities. Best wishes for continued success!

Jun 19, 2014 05:32 AM #1
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Robert ...great entry in this challenge ....Thanks and I hope you have a great night!

Jun 19, 2014 09:50 AM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I like this blog and a great challenge by Bob Stewart.

Jun 19, 2014 10:31 AM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob I am like you AR is my spring board, although I have been considering changing in light of what is going on and the T & Z merge....Endre

Jun 19, 2014 04:31 PM #4
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Hello Bob

It really sounds like you do a lot with social media.

Jun 19, 2014 09:42 PM #5
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thanks everyone for your comments. Endre as always you make some excellent points. 

Jun 19, 2014 10:05 PM #6
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I learn something new from almost every other time I read this. I was intrigued by Laura Allen's post about using Google + as her one point to post to all other social media sites on her post

Reading this, you do it through AR. Do you mind telling how? thanks and cheers cvc

Jun 21, 2014 11:14 PM #7
Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Bob, I think you are onto something by blogging and posting about local events. That's something I need to do more often. You are an inspiration. 

Jun 22, 2014 08:07 AM #8
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