I Taught A Blogging Class Today....The Power of Social Media

Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

Social MediaIn our Keller Williams office I am the Social Media person which means I teach the classes pertaining to Social Media. Each month our office holds a variety of classes on a variety of topics which always include some sort of Social Media, ranging from Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest and so on.

Over the past year or more there has been a resistance to blogging because it is just one more thing to add to your "to do" list for the day.  However, with the addition of all of the share buttons at the top of the blog it makes it so much easier now to share posts to multiple networks which can cut your time in half in trying to post to several networks each day.

With Zillow buying Trulia it makes it smarter than ever to make blogging your primary focus in Bloggingyour real estate business.  The traffic through these sites is undeniable and if you have valuable content to share you will be attracting these buyers and sellers. 

By blogging you also allow the lurkers to get to know you in a way they never would, which can make them pick up the phone for YOU when they are ready.   Doesn't this seem like it is worth the hour or so a day you would need to put into it?

If you are ready to start your blog then click here and begin your adventure!

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Congratulations on being the go-to person for social media.  Glad to hear you are being listened to.  A

Jul 29, 2014 06:38 AM #1
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Miss the Hudson River Valley this time of year Debbie.  Glad you are promoting the benefits of social media to those who will listen and take action

Jul 29, 2014 06:50 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- I think it's smart to increase or get into blogging, especially now.  And, I agree, with the recent announcement of Z and T, then it totally makes sense to let your local audience know who you are. 

Jul 29, 2014 07:17 AM #3
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debra, I bet you did a wonderful job today!!!!  I taught a class last week from my previous posting, right off the AR blog!  I would still like to pick your brain sometime about how you do all those great things on your footer and other areas.

Jul 29, 2014 07:29 AM #4
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debbie, hey that's pretty cool and I know your students learned a lot.  The value of blogging cannot be denied!

Jul 29, 2014 08:49 AM #5
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Aside from what ever skills you might have had before you started blogging, it has to have improved your skills some to learn on this platform

Jul 29, 2014 09:48 AM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debbie, Like his posts and agree with your points about blogging.

Jul 29, 2014 12:29 PM #7
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. Well done! My wife has always said, if you want to learn a topic teach it. I'm sure those that participated benefited from what you taught.

Jul 29, 2014 07:05 PM #8
Raymond Edler
Keller Williams Realty Dallas Fort Worth 214-552-2091 - Prosper, TX
#1 Real Estate Office in DFW

I have always been an advocate for blogging.  I think it helps you get listings.  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 29, 2014 10:38 PM #9
Suzanne De Vita
Online Associate Editor

I'm always amazed to see that the majority of traffic comes directly from ActiveRain. Excellent blog, Debbie!

Jul 30, 2014 01:34 AM #10
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Debbie: Here is one CT lady who is proud to hear that you teach blogging at KW. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.



Jul 30, 2014 03:28 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Debbie!  Great to hear that you're teaching classes on SM - and that blogging was your topic this month.  I agree - we have got to find a way to top ZTR - even more now than ever before!

Jul 30, 2014 12:24 PM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debbie, many are scared of blogging, thinking they have nothing to say.    Once you get started, it is quite easy.   

Jul 30, 2014 11:38 PM #13
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Good for you, Debbie.  Now they need a 30 day challenge so it becomes a habit!  Take it easy!

Jul 31, 2014 02:56 AM #14
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Thank you everyone so much for your kind comments! 

Bruce...you can call anytime!

Aug 03, 2014 01:01 AM #15
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Suze what a great idea

Aug 03, 2014 01:01 AM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

They have the right person on the job!  I bet those agents never knew what hit them!  

Aug 03, 2014 02:01 AM #17
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Debbie, you are the person in the know about blogging and Twitter. I know you know what you are talking about. 

Aug 03, 2014 10:48 AM #18
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

It is good to hear some positive info/spin on the ZIllow Trulia merger !

Aug 08, 2014 12:09 AM #19
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