We Want To Hear Your Biggest Social Media Success Story

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Social media is one of the most powerful tools you can utilize to market your business. In fact, with 90% of home searches beginning online I’d say having an online presence is absolutely essential if you want to grow your business.

However for some realtors social media marketing can be a daunting task. In this challenge we’re asking you to tell us your biggest social media success story! And in doing so provide some great tips to other ActiveRain members.

Have you posted your listings on social media? Generated leads through your network? Posted real estate related content? Increased your network or likes, shares and comments? Maybe even used promoted posts or some other form of advertising on social media with tremendous success!


Tell us what you’ve found to be successful!

A notable social media success story is that of CityBlast co-founder Shaun Nilsson. He secure 24 deals in his first year as a Realtor using social media. Specifically Shaun used inbound marketing strategies, regularly posting value-added content and listings to his Facebook page to attract potential buyers. Using inbound strategies avoids the pitfalls of push marketing, which tends to only annoy friends and followers. Instead, posting value-added content encouraged Shaun’s friends and followers to like, share and comment on his posts, and in doing so they marketed his brand to their friends and followers. The cumulative power of his entire social network and that of his friends and followers, allowed him to reach a greater audience of potential buyers.

Have you implemented any inbound marketing strategies or perhaps used other techniques to successfully market your business on social media? If you have a social media success story you want to share with other members, we hope you'd be willing to share.

The idea is, your story would allow someone else to emulate your success with their own social media network and connections, so don't spare any details!

Here’s how you enter;

  1. Write a blog post about how you use social media to market your business.

  2. Included a link to this contest at the end of your blog post, so other members who read your story can join the challenge and share their own success story.

  3. Link your blog post in the comment section below.

  4. Entries must be submitted by July 22nd at 11:59pm Pacific time.

The Reward:

One person who enters will be randomly drawn to win a free year of CityBlast, a great system to help you manage your social media presence and generate more leads from the content you share.

(You can also get a 14 day free trial of CityBlast here if you want to check it out in advance. Use the promo code: AR30 when you sign up for your free trial and you'll get 30% off the subscription should you choose to continue.)

Every person who enters will receive 2000 ActiveRain points for your first entry.

From the entries, we will select our 4 favorite success stories. Then we will have the members of ActiveRain vote on their favorite. The winner of the voting will receive $250. Voting will take place from July 27th-29th, so keep your eyes open on those dates for the post where we ask you pick your favorite strategy.



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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

This was a fun challenge. I was really inspired by many of you to go with what I was originally thinking. So here is my post...  Your Website is a Form of Social Media

Jul 20, 2016 03:04 PM #67
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I'm not sure if I have one BIG success but a successful strategy...so hereis my post:

Social Media is "Social" Marketing

Jul 21, 2016 02:22 AM #68
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My blog has helped me out the most and in more ways than one. Here's my entry. 

Jul 21, 2016 04:22 AM #69
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a great contest!  Here's my entry - Social Media Class Leads to New Project! 

Jul 21, 2016 05:10 AM #70
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!
Jul 22, 2016 07:30 AM #71
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
Jul 22, 2016 12:11 PM #72
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
Jul 22, 2016 01:27 PM #73
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Hopefully I made it in time. My biggest Social Media Success.  I dreaded writing this, but after it was completed, the feeling of accomplishment was great.

Jul 22, 2016 02:11 PM #74
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Interesting contest.  It ot me thinking about the effectiveness of my social media and what I should do to make it more effective.

Here's my entry:  My Social Media Success.

Jul 22, 2016 02:55 PM #75
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
Jul 22, 2016 03:19 PM #76
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Jul 22, 2016 03:22 PM #77
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Here is ours,


Jul 23, 2016 08:46 AM #78
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Harry's Social Media Success story

I would of posted Friday. However, I had to fly to KY due to family emergency. Please accept this blog post for this contest. Thanks

Jul 24, 2016 12:53 AM #79
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


Oops... left this in my Drafts folder.   Please accept my contest entry, TYVM.


            My greatest Social Media Success story!

Jul 24, 2016 12:15 PM #80
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Success is determined on a personal level through social media.  My story is here

Jul 29, 2016 12:43 AM #81
Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Here is mine - a little late (traditionally these things end the last day of the month - oh well!)

Success with Social Media

Jul 31, 2016 01:55 AM #82
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

As I was saying to someone earlier, I'm going to have to search my brain for some good stories. I'm sure I have them. I would love to hear all of yours too! :)

Aug 01, 2016 04:29 PM #83
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Patricia should have some good veteran stories, so to speak. She does so well here in whatever she does! Cc: Patricia Kennedy

Aug 01, 2016 04:31 PM #84
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Has anyone received their points yet for this contest? It's been a couple weeks...

Aug 04, 2016 12:59 PM #85
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I believe we have to use social medias for building our community and credibility. You present yourself as the friend, the neighborhood expert, and you also just happen to be a Realtor. 

Oct 11, 2017 11:28 PM #86
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