Facebook Fridays - Why Thinking Before We Type Is Critical!

Real Estate Agent with ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 anita@cbssk.com

Facebook Fridays - Courtesy of Anita Clark Realtor

~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~

Sometimes our emotions get the better of us and we say or do something we regret. It is no different online. In fact it may be easier to go off the rails when our rant is via the keyboard and not face to face. I watched an acquaintance implode online this week and it will be a long way back if they recover at all. I would encourage you to not take that approach on social media, regardless of the topic or how riled up you may get. Consumers are watching and your reputation and any inroads made can be eliminated in seconds. We should all think before we type!

Did You Know...according to Sprout Social, there are over 70 translations available via Facebook. It has never been easier to reach any segment of society via your Facebook Page!  ;-) 

So many of us get paralysis by analysis when we are considering using social media, and FB in particular, as part of our online marketing. Stop asking 50 questions and just take the first step...you will find you do not need to have every answer to start generating long-term leads. Just Sayin' Rainers.

PLEASE stop by the 5 Facebook Business Pages below, LIKE their page, and leave a comment. It is always nice to reciprocate, so if you are visited, please take a moment and return the favor.

As always, enjoy Rainers!


Melinda Earlywine

Melinda Earlywine, Realtor with Century 21 Commonwealth



Luxury Miami Real Estate with Beatriz Mendez


Jamie Broadhurst

Century 21 Broadhurst


Lorrie Ramseier

Ramseier Realty Group


Renee Helten

The Helten Home Team

Facebook Articles

A couple of these articles are long but they are chock full of great tips, so be prepared to spend a little time this weekend diving in and learning some great ways to maximize your Facebook presence. As you come to expect, there is a variety of topics covered below to whet your social media appetite. Check them all out Rainers!

Creating FB Videos for Consumer Engagement

Key Facebook Advertisement Hits and Misses

5 Ways Marketing on FB has Changed in 2018

Secrets to Know about the Facebook Algorithm

Tips to Build Creative Small Business FB Ads

Bonus: Online Copyright Infringement Protection

Happy Facebook Friday! ;-)

Facebook Fridays Information

If you enjoy these weekly Facebook tips, and want to help promote other Rainers, please consider joining the AR Facebook Fridays Group. We can all benefit from learning and growing our business through Facebook and other social media sites.

FREE Offer...If you have not already been featured, please leave the URL to your FB Fan Page in the comments below and I will make sure you are recognized on a future Facebook Fridays post. It really is that easy!

~ Anita ~


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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Good morning Anita, I feel my face get red when I see someone implode online. Never a good idea and not one that should happen. Easy to steer clear of those controversial topics. Thank you for feeding us with Facebook knowledge!

Mar 09, 2018 05:10 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Anita Clark ,

You are so right. Even when passionate about a topic its how you respond to it that others take note. If you're a hot head and can't look at both sides how will negotiations go in a transaction? You are a gem to all of us with your valuable FaceBook Fridays series.

Mar 09, 2018 05:27 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Anita. I was really hesitant to use Facebook too. I did so for business promotion and have been there ever since.

Mar 09, 2018 05:27 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Anita.  Thanks for the links and the excellent advice.  I've been known to type something in the heat of passion that I have regretted.

Mar 09, 2018 05:33 AM #7
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

My pleasure Gita. Have a blessed day!

Sally: When in doubt, go silent.

It sure is Wayne. We need to be on the lookout for quicksand!

Amanda: I give those conversations a wide berth too. No reason to engage.

Cool heads usually prevail, Dorie.

Sheila: It can be a good way to pickup new prospects that turn into leads.

It can happen and the results are usually not what we intended, Gabe.

Mar 09, 2018 06:26 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much, Anita, for continuing your excellent Facebook Fridays blog series.


Mar 09, 2018 06:49 AM #9
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anita, I too have seen comments on FB that I know the writer would regret.  Once it is on the Internet, it is there forever.  

Mar 09, 2018 06:52 AM #10
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Hunt and peck carefully. There is always an open mic, a blinking red light capturing it online. Just like there is no such thing as an unloaded gun approach to it all. Respect and composure goes a long way in not taking things too seriously. Hang loose Anita Clark !

Mar 09, 2018 07:22 AM #11
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I am pleased you enjoy this series. Thanks for the encouragement, Roy.

Joan: It is terrible to watch happen. A little restraint can go a long way!

Amen to that, Andy.

Mar 09, 2018 08:50 AM #12
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hello Anita - as usual.  Good information.  Bookmarked. 

Mar 09, 2018 02:34 PM #13
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Another great post, Anita.  This one is chock full of information.  I will bookmark.  Thanks and have a great weekend!

Mar 09, 2018 04:07 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anita

"We should all think before we type" applies to social media, and other circumstances, too. Such wise advice to avoid possibly irreparable damage to our reputations, and a major turnoff to others. And thanks for the articles - looks like I have some important reading for the weekend!


Mar 09, 2018 04:24 PM #15
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thank you Michael. I am glad you like it.

Much appreciated, Chris. ;-)

Jeff: You will not be disappointed with this weeks articles.

Mar 09, 2018 05:05 PM #16
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Anita, I stopped by at @Lorrie Ramseier's page and liked it,  and also typed a comment, but nothing seemed to show up on her FB page ... Strange.

Mar 09, 2018 07:54 PM #17
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hello Anita, liked all the Rainer's FB pages. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Mar 09, 2018 09:00 PM #18
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Always enjoy reading your Facebook Fridays Anita Clark ... I have introduced myself to the recommended Rainers!

Mar 09, 2018 10:00 PM #19
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Anita, I think you are right that sometimes we are affected by paralysis of analysis.

Thanks for sharing.

Mar 10, 2018 03:48 AM #20
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Steffy: Some FB admins set up their page so they have to approve comments before they are visible.

Awesome! Thank you Rebecca.

Diana: Great. I hope they reciprocate.

I see it all the time, John. As Yoda would say...there is no perfect, only try. ;-)

Mar 10, 2018 06:30 AM #21
Rick Obst
Eugene, OR

Anita Clark I've noticed significant differences in Facebook's treatment of shared posts over the past few months, Recently my post was shared 40 times, but only 8 of those were visible to me.  The majority of other recent shared posts are not visible.  Any idea as to why?

Mar 13, 2018 06:44 PM #22
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Rick: As you are aware, FB has been making significant changes to the news feed. They want it to look/feel more homey and less business-like. 

Mar 14, 2018 03:02 AM #23
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