Three of My Favorite Time Saving Social Media Tools

Services for Real Estate Pros


Still struggling to find time to market yourself online via social media? I know the feeling! That's why I thought I'd share some of my favorite tools I use for social media that are real time savers.

Here they are:


What I love about BuzzSumo is it tackles two things at once. First, it shows you what some of the most shared content for a particular keyword has been over a period of time.

Second, it gives you a great look at what type of content is being shared, perfect for thinking about your own blog posts. Here's a hint: readers love list posts!


What I love about Buffer is it makes it really easy to share content via social media. Be sure to download the extension that allows you to share directly from your web browers like Chome, Firefox or Safari.

With a Buffer account you can pre-schedule posts across any and all of your social media channels, even months in advance, with just a click of a button. The second I come across an interesting article, I Buffer it right away.

Share As Image

What I love about Share As Image is, as with both Canva and PicMonkey, this is an easy way to share images across your social media channels. What sets Share As Image apart is it's another tool that can be accessed right from your browser with a Chrom extension, for example

Say you have a beatiful new photo of a recent open house on your website. Simply click the Share As Image extension and you will be able to add text and even edit the image right from a pop up via your social media, and even your Buffer account.

Hopefully, a couple of these might be useful for you as well! And while many have paid accounts, I actually just use the free versions, they give me more than enough help.

What are some of your favorite social media tools?


Comments (48)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the tips Liz, I have not heard of these tools until now and will check all of them out.

Jan 28, 2015 02:07 PM
Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329
FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv. - Fairfax, VA
Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans

Thanks for the tips.  I am always looking for ways to streamline the process.  In an ever changing tech world, we must keep up on these things.  Thanks again for the tips.

Jan 29, 2015 12:28 AM
Susan Nealey
Coldwell Banker Realty - Annapolis, MD
No Pressure! Ever!

Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!!  Doing all of them now!

Jan 29, 2015 12:30 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I will be checking all three out, since I do not use them and hope they will help me. Thank you!

Jan 29, 2015 12:36 AM
Victoria Ray Henderson
The Buyer Brokerage - McLean, VA
Real Estate for Home Buyers

Wow-thank you! what a great resource. I really appreciate you sharing this information. Have a wonderful day!

Jan 29, 2015 12:36 AM
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Good info, Liz Froment! I will check them out and I will watch for the HOW-TOs. 

Jan 29, 2015 12:42 AM
Tabitha Rector-Richardson
Premier Homes Realty - Owings Mills, MD
Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215

Great information. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 29, 2015 12:48 AM
Chris Mamone
Keller Mortgage - Tacoma, WA
Senior Loan Officer

I use activerain for this. I'm able to share my content from AR to FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. One place to share everything. I noticed that FB and AR allow you to schedule posts as well. I've looked into buffer, but I just don't write enough content ahead of time to utilize it effectively. Good programs though for people who do!

Jan 29, 2015 01:28 AM
Laura Moore
Coldwell Banker - Granite Bay, CA
Competent ~ Caring ~ Committed

Thanks for the great info. I will be checking out these resources.

Jan 29, 2015 01:33 AM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Great post!     I don't know those sites at all.    Thank you for sharing. 

Jan 29, 2015 02:22 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Great information. Thank you.

Jan 29, 2015 02:49 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I'm not familiar with these sites, but will be checking them out. There are so many choices out there ... and as I've read previous by other posts ... the best ones to use are the ones you will actually use.  Happy Posting to everyone!

Jan 29, 2015 03:28 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I hadn't heard of Buffer. Thanks for introducing me to it. Looks like an app I will use a lot!

Jan 29, 2015 03:43 AM
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

I appreciate you sharing this info, Liz.  What a great resource ActiveRain is for all of us.

Jan 29, 2015 04:30 AM
Kristina Horning

Thanks Liz, is another site that schedules posts to social media sites that a friend of mine uses. Great post though, and thanks for the info.

Jan 29, 2015 04:48 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thanks for sharing. I'll be sure to check some of these out soon!

Jan 29, 2015 07:27 AM
Susan Nealey
Coldwell Banker Realty - Annapolis, MD
No Pressure! Ever!

This was actually very helpful to me.  Hope lots of folks saw and read it.

Jan 31, 2015 11:16 PM
Kevin A. Guttman-Author, ReverseMortgageSpecialist
NMLS #384936 - Colorado Springs, CO

Thank you!

These look like useful tools!

Thanks for posting!

Feb 03, 2015 01:39 AM
Centerville, KS

I already downloaded Buffer and am giving it a swing. Thanks!!

Feb 03, 2015 03:22 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Thanks.  This are all new to me.  It is hard to keep up with everything.

Feb 03, 2015 03:45 AM