Is Using Hootsuite Really Impersonal?

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Real Estate Agent with Royal LePage Atlantic NSREC# 9421
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To Hootsuite or not to Hootsuite? I've read online discussions recently about the negative aspects of using this social media posting platform or something similar. I have to admit, I love using it to help manage my various accounts. It allows me to organize postings well in advance that are relevant to the time of year and I get to do it when I have the time.

The talk out there is about it being impersonal to use for social media. I suppose it can be if we're not using a social platform personally in addition to the pre-scheduled posts. Does it really matter?

What is your opinion. 

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Halifax - Bedford - Dartmouth - Sackville - Hammonds Plains
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Tina is author of the book, "Do Your Own Home Staging" and news source for the media.

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Rainmaker
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Tina Parker
Royal LePage Atlantic - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

Great ideas Kim Norton and I agree Joan, sharing my own voice is important. I never thought of that Debbie, people probably don't see it posted from Hootsuite. I didn't know about Facebook scheduling either, I'll have to check it out. Thanks! Hootsuite is my fav too Kerrie. I can't imagine trying to juggle it all without it.

Feb 26, 2015 01:53 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Tina Parker I had never heard of this site before your post. Now I need to check out the benefits. Thanks!

Feb 26, 2015 02:04 AM #6
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Tina Parker,  Alas, I guess my age is showing.  I've heard of Hoote Suite but have never used it.

Feb 26, 2015 02:59 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like anything, what works now might not tomorrow and you adjust. Never lock it in and break off the knob, forget it. Constant review of what is out there for a better widget, mouse trap. And implementing, weaving it into the mix.

Feb 26, 2015 03:39 AM #8
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Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ
#ChandlerRealEstateAgent

Using Social Media for your own benefit isn't a bad thing. However, we all know there's good and bad to social media. Go with your best interests. Have a great day!

Feb 26, 2015 03:58 AM #9
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Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hootsuite, who knew?  Guess I have to go find out what this is all about. 

Feb 26, 2015 04:26 AM #10
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thanks for reminding me that I want to check out Hootsuite= so much to do so little time!

Feb 26, 2015 05:43 AM #11
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Tina Parker
Royal LePage Atlantic - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI , Sybil Campbell , Brian Rugg , Lise Howe - Give Hootsuite some attention, it'll save you a lot of time and effort once you get it set up and use it to maintain your social media platforms if you're into it. It certainly helps to keep your face out there without having to remember to do it every day. I set up once a week to focus on posting helpful content. 

 

Feb 26, 2015 08:00 AM #12
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Tina Parker
Royal LePage Atlantic - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

I agree Andrew Mooers, times keep changing and before we know it, we'll have to learn something new all over again. Like my just learning about using the @symbol when mentioning someone on Activerain (new to me). Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, I'm afraid there are far too many horror stories if used incorrectly.

Feb 26, 2015 08:00 AM #13
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Tina: I like to engage with my social media followers so I don't use HootSuite to auto-post but I do use it to manage a couple of my social media accounts. I have found it incredibly useful to see and respond to what is going on with my Twitter account. If for that reason only, it is a very valuable tool to me.

Feb 26, 2015 08:25 AM #14
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I would customize it and then just set the timer and all that and you're good to go' :)

Feb 26, 2015 01:03 PM #15
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I get what you're saying, and even with that Anita can still take advantage of her personality without needing to work so hard if you customize the automation. Anita Clark

Feb 26, 2015 01:06 PM #16
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tina Parker - if you use any tool right way, it's going to be useful! (For example - I use EasilyDo app for scheduling Happy Birthday wishes...)

Feb 26, 2015 02:17 PM #17
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Tina - I've used it before and probably should again. I think if written by you, scheduling will still make it personal.

Feb 26, 2015 02:46 PM #18
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John Helmick
John Helmick Success & Ohio Property Inspection Services - Dayton, OH
Realtor Personal Growth/Success Coach

HootSuite is great to get your posts out there.  If you monitor your engagement from those posts and tweets, THAT is what matters - that is where the personal engagement is created.  Great idea to highlight this!

Feb 26, 2015 09:53 PM #19
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Tina Parker
Royal LePage Atlantic - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

Anita Clark, I can only hope one day I can manage my Twitter account. I try my best but it's a vortex of information that sucks time out of me like no other. ;) 

Feb 26, 2015 10:49 PM #20
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Tina Parker
Royal LePage Atlantic - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

Laura Cerrano,  Praful Thakkar , Christine Donovan , John Helmick , thanks for commenting and sharing your opinion. I agree, personal comments are the secret to success.

Feb 26, 2015 10:52 PM #21
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am going to need another personal assistant with all these sites that keep coming up...

Feb 26, 2015 10:53 PM #22
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Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

I found Hootsuite to be great for "recycling" my blog posts, but I had so many issues with it not posting correctly across multiple platforms. I eventually got tired of it and used the Facebook scheduler directly and Hootsuite for Twitter. I don't think it's impersonal. Sometimes you need a tool like this to help manage all these social sites we're recommended to be on. Hootsuite does allow you to respond to people in real time. You have to make sure you still maintain that level of interaction with others or people will just think you're a bot.

Feb 27, 2015 01:41 AM #23
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

I read about Hootsuite a while ago but I just haven't had time to check it out. Maybe someday but for now I'm doing ok managing the social media platforms.

Feb 27, 2015 11:35 PM #24
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