Facebook Fridays - Conspiracy, Compromise, or Opportunity?

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

Facebook Fridays - Courtesy of Anita Clark Realtor

~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~

Up to 87 million U.S. based FB accounts were compromised when their (our) information was inappropriately shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica over the last couple of years. Who cares! If we have an online presence our information can be scraped by those who know how to do it.

Instead of worrying about a compromise, I prefer to use my resources to improve my online posture, and I know FB can and does help me do that. I will leave the conspiracies (or told-you-so's) to those with more free time on their hands...I just want to generate new biz! What about you?

Did You Know...according to Statista, the U.S. has the 2nd largest number of FB users in the world (230 million). India is first at 250 million. Now that we know where potential clients "hang out", cultivating a plan to capture new biz should be easier.  ;-) 

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!


Brian Lipsky

Ellicott City, MD Long & Foster


Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards Realtors


Andrew Clark

Medway Realty


Mary Ellis

E M Ellis Realty LLC


Alex Rubin

Alex Rubin Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Facebook Articles

I ran across some really good content this past week, including a few how-to articles you might find helpful. Of course the information is useless unless you find a nugget and implement what you have learned. Take the time to check out each article and you may find exactly what you need to take your FB presence to the next level! Happy reading, Rainers!

Tips to Create Client Winning Canvas Ads

How to Attract an Audience Using FB Live

FB Updates: What's Here ~ What's Coming

Taking Control of Your Facebook Privacy

Dissecting 6 Killer Facebook Ad Campaigns

Bonus: Growing Your Youtube Following

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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Anita. They can only scrape what you decide to share. Be careful out there! Enjoy your day!

Apr 13, 2018 04:50 AM #5
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,

Anyone has access to our information and if you're on Facebook your information will never go away..this is the information highway and where people hang out. I've been so busy I haven't had much time to hang on social media sites as much as before because my niche marketing is working!

Apr 13, 2018 04:50 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.  I find Facebook getting lots of attention these days.  It will survive stronger than ever.

Apr 13, 2018 05:00 AM #7
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 saw a few of my clients delete their accounts, but many are still very active, and enjoy the interactions.

Apr 13, 2018 05:21 AM #8
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

So true Sally. If there is the will, they will find a way.

You are quite welcome, Gita. Enjoy your weekend.

William: There are scammers all over that is for sure.

Andy: I don't worry too much about it either.

That's a fact and a very good point, Wayne.

Busy is good Dorie. Keep it going!

I agree Gabe. It will be fine.

Joan: I have seen a few leave too...and many others join.


Apr 13, 2018 05:38 AM #9
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I am one who believes there will be something bigger better and greater than FB one day.  Until then use it as much as possible.  Wasn't there something before Facebook about about my space?

Apr 13, 2018 05:51 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

All of my Facebook posts are open to the public.

You should never post anything that you would not want the public to see.

Apr 13, 2018 08:14 AM #11
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Edmond, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

I love your 2nd paragraph Anita Clark!  Exhibits a solution-focused approach - and a let's get to work attitude - "I just want to generate new biz!"

Thank you for sharing (:

Apr 13, 2018 12:55 PM #12
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

You are right, Gary. The next FB could be hitting the Internet anytime. While we wait we might as well use what is available. ;-)

Words to live by. Thank you Roy!

Alesha: I do my best to stay focused on what is important for my biz.

Apr 13, 2018 02:28 PM #13
john steel
Directbuyers - Salt Lake City, UT
Credit building and Real Estate investing

I agree. Exposure is how you build your business. Inot who you know but knows you


Apr 14, 2018 06:49 AM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anita

Thanks for the FB pages of these Rainers, who I don't know...yet. I found the article about attracting an audience with Facebook Live to be particularly useful...I do very little with this but see some great opportunities.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Apr 14, 2018 08:44 AM #15
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Someday perhaps I'll learn to like and use Facebook. For now, I don't enjoy going there.

Meanwhile... I agree. Anything you post on line anywhere is fair game for others to take and use. The message is to be careful what you share.

Apr 14, 2018 11:01 AM #16
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I completely agree, John. Do you have a business page?

Jeff: Definitely an opportunity worth trying out.

No doubt about that, Marte. We need to be careful with what we post and make available to others.

Apr 14, 2018 11:55 AM #17
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I like the idea of stoning people that mnipulate or steal from people, really I am just tired of crime petty or otherwise. We have laws and the only people that suffer are the ones that abide by them. 

Apr 15, 2018 04:59 AM #18
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

very good and timely post.  Sure FB is free but the advertisers spend money...

Apr 15, 2018 11:01 AM #19
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That really is true (and sad) Charles. Following the rules can sometimes be a penalty.

Ron: We should periodically spend a little too.

Apr 15, 2018 01:21 PM #20
Alex Rubin
Douglas Elliman - Long Beach, NY
Who You Work With Matters

Hi Anita,

Thank you for featuring me on your Facebook Fridays page and for sharing great FB tips.  

Apr 16, 2018 01:09 PM #21
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

My pleasure Alex. I hope you see increased activity as a result.

Apr 16, 2018 05:01 PM #22
Mary Ellis
E M Ellis Realty LLC - San Antonio, TX
Broker - Property Manager

Ms. Clark, 

Thank you for sharing this great informative blog. Thank you again for tagging me and sharing my website!

Apr 20, 2018 08:42 AM #23
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

My pleasure, Mary. Happy to do so. ;-)

Aug 20, 2018 03:01 AM #25
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