Is Your Pinterest the Ultimate Scrapbook?

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“Home” is the most searched word on Pinterest.


Because of that, real estate professionals (and anyone else involved in the homeownership industry) have a unique advantage when it comes to pinning. The fact is, people out there are actively searching for what you’re selling. That, my friends, is every seller’s dream.


If you were pinspired by my last blog regarding Pinterest (and if you haven’t checked out those board ideas yet, click here), then consider this a follow-up.
Here are three more ways to get pinspired:

Don’t go at it blindly. We know “home” is the most searched word. How can we best tap into that? Use apps like Viraltag (it’s good enough for the Discovery Channel!) or Tailwind, which help you manage image-based social media by tracking trends.
 
Create a private board exclusively for your clients. Invite them to pin all of their dream home features prior to meeting. Not only is this a great conversation-starter, but it will give you the head start you need to deliver on those dreams!

Make Pinterest your ultimate scrapbook.
No matter what you decide to pin, it’s important to be authentic. Think of Pinterest as a virtual scrapbook where you can share your passions and experiences. An easy task for successful agents – most ARE passionate about real estate!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t include some pinnable resources:

20 Pinterest Board Ideas for Real Estate Agents (Found on Point2)

20 Pinterest Boards for #RealEstate | @Point2

How to Use Group Pinterest Boards to Make Your Pins Go Viral! (Found on The Wonder of Tech)

How to Use Group Pinterest Boards to Make Your Pins Go Viral!

60 Pinterest Board Ideas (Found on IDXCentral)

60 Pinterest Board Ideas for #RealEstate | @IDXCentral.com


And be sure to check out Bill Gassett’s (Pinterest extraordinaire who has recently started blogging here again) newest contributor board, Real Estate | Home Improvement | Realtor Advice!

 

Happy pinning!

 

Are you a pro pinner? Follow RISMedia on Pinterest for your chance to be featured on our Real Estate Pro Pinners board!

 


Crowdsourcing: Get in Business with Pinterest
Visual Storytelling: An Eye-catching Approach to Real Estate Marketing
20 Insanely Easy Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Business


The preceding was adapted from RISMedia.com – original content can be found here.

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  1. Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties 08/01/2014 01:53 PM
  2. Roy Kelley 10/16/2015 06:00 PM
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Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These are great suggestions for the use of Pinterest. 

Please connect with me on Pinterest. http://www.pinterest.com/roykelley/ 

Jul 14, 2014 11:55 PM #1
Rainer
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Suzanne De Vita
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Followed, Roy! Have a wonderful day!

Jul 15, 2014 12:21 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Thanks very much for the mention Suzanne! I know there are a lot of real estate agents who are not utilizing Pinterest. If you are reading this you should be! Pinterest is my #1 traffic source. There are no other social media sites that have the life span of a piece of content. For example you can post something to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, ect and within a couple of days it will be out of mind and out of site. Not so with Pinterest! Your content can and will be shared endlessly if it is exceptiona.

For anyone who wants to learn check out Pinterest for real estate where I have written a comprehensive article on how Realtors can use Pinterest for business.

Jul 15, 2014 12:45 AM #3
Rainer
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Suzanne De Vita
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Bill, keep up the great work! Pinterest ranks pretty highly for us too, in terms of traffic. Thanks for your comment!

Jul 15, 2014 04:10 AM #4
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Suzzane~ wow! I learned another neat thing from you! I would have never imagined the word "home" is the most searched word on Pinterest. But now that I know about it, I need to get more involved on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing, I love it!

Jul 15, 2014 07:04 AM #5
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Mary Stewart
Keller Williams Atlantic Partners/Southside - Jacksonville, FL

I love all the ideas and pictures but as a Realtor, was having a hard time deciding how to use it to my advantage. I am also a stager and have some wonderful pictures of grounds that I have done so I am going to pin some of my landscaping ideas.

Jul 15, 2014 10:09 AM #6
Rainer
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Suzanne De Vita
RISMedia
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Jon - Thank you, as always, for your comment! If you need help getting started, feel free to follow RISMedia and repin our content. And consult with Bill, Lynn Pineda or Roy Kelley - they're the real experts!

Mary - Pinterest is a stager's dream! You can post before and afters to really showcase your work. If you need more ideas, those resources I've included above are super helpful! Thanks for your comment. :)

Jul 16, 2014 12:15 AM #7
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Wow. I am surprised that home is the #1 search. I guess I need to spruce up my Pinterest. Bill, I also need to check out for blog on Pinterest for real estate.

Jul 16, 2014 02:05 AM #8
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Suzanne De Vita
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Sarah - Content tends to last way longer on Pinterest - it's simply the nature of the beast. Use those resources if needed. Good luck with the spruce up!

Jul 16, 2014 03:04 AM #9
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Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

I enjoy using Pinterest and mix in my interest with real estate boards.

Jul 16, 2014 03:16 AM #10
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Suzanne, With buiding my new house I have used Pinterest boards to help me get ideas together and decide on styling and details. It is amazing how many people have pinned my selections and the real purpose was that it was for me.

Jul 16, 2014 04:30 AM #11
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Suzanne De Vita
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Morris - Your Pinterest is awesome! I love, love, love the rocker's board. And always happy to discover a South Carolinian - it's my self-appointed second home!

Debbie - I'm sure having great taste has something to do with it! ;)

Jul 16, 2014 04:36 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Thx so much, Suzanne.  I wasn't aware of those apps and will need to check them out.

Aug 01, 2014 01:57 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm learning to plan great thing on pinboards!

Aug 01, 2014 04:49 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Thanks for the tips and thanks to Debbie's re-blog I got to come over and learn some new stuff... Happy Day 

Aug 01, 2014 09:34 PM #15
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Suzanne De Vita
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Debbie - I'm partial to Tailwind, but everyone is in a unique situation when it comes to apps. Let me know what works best for you!

Laura - You can pin your blogs here, too! Thanks for stopping by!

Beth & Richard - Happy to share! Thanks for your comment. Have a great week!

Aug 04, 2014 12:03 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Suzanne~ Hmm, home is the most often used word, huh? I need to make good use of that knowledge!

I'm trying to be careful of the time I spend on Pinterest, to be sure it doesn't become a time vampire and that it compliments what I'm already doing!

Sep 05, 2014 07:25 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is now time to create some fall recipe boards on Pinterest.

Oct 08, 2015 03:27 AM #18
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I heard a different expression, that Pinterest is like online hording...sorta, right?:)

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