4 Annoying Types of Facebook Posts and How to Use Them

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Real Estate Technology with Z57 Internet Solutions

A common complaint we often hear on Facebook is that people on Facebook are ANNOYING. Who really cares what somebody else is eating? Nobody cares. And you are right. Let me tell you why.

 

People don't care about posts on Facebook unless it is about them.

 

So, the question is: how do you make a post about you also about them? Simple. Make all your posts about the community. Everybody is a member of the community, thus a post about the community is ultimately about them.

 

Let's take a look at 4 types of annoying Facebook posts, and how real estate agents can leverage them to get people to talk about themselves:

1. Food Photos

Truly nobody cares what you are having for dinner. But if you ask what you should have for dinner at a popular local restaurant, suddenly everybody wants to flex their expert opinions. Sharing a photo of your food and asking for recommendations is a great way to start conversations.

2. Vacation Photos

Humblebragging can be effective when done correctly. For example, don't brag about how "blessed" your life is and show photos of your BMW. Instead make it about the community, and thank people for helping you get to this point in your career. You didn't get there alone!

3. Pet Photos

People can be a little overzealous with their photos of their animal family members. While we at Z57 love dog photos, we know not everybody will care about our photo of Fido on a walk. Instead, post a photo of your dog and ask the community to reply with photos of their dog! Tap into their desire to share photos!

4. Facebook Rants

Ooooh, be careful with this one. Sometimes you want to go onto Facebook to vent...but do people really care? If not, why should they? If you are going to go onto Facebook to complain about something, only do so if it affects the entire community as well. New laws going into place, unfinished construction, and low school budgets, are examples of issues that people will care about.

 

What annoys YOU the most on Facebook?


 

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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Interesting suggestions you have in your blog here for us here in the rain.  Thanks

Oct 11, 2019 08:29 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if you go to the Q & A section of ActiveRain, you have a faithful fan there....and because of Mimi Foster I'm now a follower of yours... your posts are quick and easy reading and they are filled to the brim with good information....

Oct 11, 2019 11:24 AM #2
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If it is not about ME, I don't care. 
I do care how I have helped others.
I do care how the new laws effect me.
I do care that my FIDO can find a community of beagles.

As much as we know what this blog presents, we need to be reminded to ask ourselves, before we click 'post', who is the REALLY about?

Hey, I actually miss the 'Here where we try to sell you stuff' line. That line tells me you are in business and when your solution matches my need...I know what to do. after all, it all about MY NEED!

Welcome aboard the Rain Train.

Oct 11, 2019 12:11 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your Facebook advice.

Thanks, too, for following my blog. Your comments are always welcome.

Oct 11, 2019 12:15 PM #4
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

So happy to see you here and it's all thanks to Mimi Foster for showing us the way from the Q&A!  🤣 

Oct 11, 2019 01:46 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, yes, yes, and yes! It's the food photos that get me... when I see them my first thought always is who cares. Pets don't bother me so much as I have my own, but I rarely post their pictures.

Oct 12, 2019 01:03 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I know all of these make me scroll a little faster. I do not like bragging, do not like rants and do not need to know what your are having for breakfast unless it is bacon and you have brought some by to me. I would have to add pictures from the gym up there with annoying

Oct 12, 2019 05:40 AM #7
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Good points. I hate the FB rants.

Nov 10, 2019 07:16 AM #8
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