Facebook Gold: People love to give you their 2 cents!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

Facebook Gold:  People love to give you their 2 cents!

schoweproperties 2 cents

Today I was reminded how much people love to give you their 2 cents.  If you ask your friends, family, clients, for help with a simple decision... they are more than happy to engage.  Especially if all they have to do is write a comment on Facebook. 


One of my projects this summer has been tiling tabletops with talavera tiles.  I experiment with different color themes and configurations, moving the tiles around until I land on a design I like. When I post the variations on Facebook and ask for help... peope can't resist choosing their favorite.  Kathy Schowe





















































If you make the options clear, 1-2-3-4 or A-B-C-D... you will get even more interaction. I posted this a few hours ago... and I've already received over 62 comments!  If you'd like to share your opinion you can find my post here: Kathy Schowe Facebook.

Earlier today I asked for help naming my armadillo... 30 comments!




I'm going to apply this concept to my Kathy Schowe Real Estate page by asking people to choose their favorite kitchen, favorite view, or front door color.  You get the picture. 🏡

With our clients at home, spending more time on social media- keep them engaged with fun posts... and believe me, they will give you their 2 cents! 💰






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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (31)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I is definitely interesting to receive Facebook comments.

Facebook is the only place where I receive hundreds of birthday greetings.

Oct 26, 2020 06:49 AM
Kathy Schowe

Roy Kelley   Facebook is truly an interesting place.   It can be overwhelming at times!  I sure enjoy your flower photos!  Take care,  Kathy

Oct 26, 2020 12:01 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathy. I often ask a simple binary question (yes or no, A or B) and get answers that have nothing to do with either of the choices or even anything to do with my question. Such are my social media stresses. LOL. Personally, I like your first option.

Oct 26, 2020 07:41 AM
Kathy Schowe

Rocky Dickerson - Sometimes people will comment that I had no idea they were even paying attention to me.  It always surprises me!  Take care,  Kathy

Oct 26, 2020 12:03 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Good advice, Kathy. Engagement is the name of the game. 

Oct 26, 2020 08:35 AM
Kathy Schowe

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

I have used this many times with my cooking and art projects, but I'd like to see how it works with houses and real estate stuff!  Kathy

Oct 26, 2020 12:04 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am delighted for you that this is working for you on engaging people on FB.  Wishing you continued success.  A

Oct 26, 2020 10:51 AM
Kathy Schowe

Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you are both well!  Kathy

Oct 26, 2020 12:04 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit Kathy you have an eye for design and a very creative mind 

Happy Monday morning Kathy Schowe 

Oct 26, 2020 11:26 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks so much Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ... being creative is what keeps me happy!  Kathy

Oct 26, 2020 05:54 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy you've been doing a great job of involving people with a 'happy' project.  It's good and has nothing to do with you know what which we're all sick of and have been forever!   So keep it up! It is Fun!

Oct 26, 2020 12:36 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor ... everyone loves to chime in!  I'm up to 85 comments now!  Kathy

Oct 26, 2020 05:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathy- something I learned when I was staffing offices and calling on clients, people liked to be asked for help. It engages them. And your tiles are something that we can all comment on and have fun with and take our minds off the "other stuff"  BTW- I like the top left one!!!!  


Oct 26, 2020 07:14 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Schowe - Your innovation and creativity is original and a beautiful way to get others engaged, especially when you ask them for their opinion.  Your table tops are absolutely gorgeous! They look very expensive too! It must be so much fun to spread out all the tiles and build a beautiful mosaic. Personally, I like them all! I don't think I could settle for one. Four similar table tops but each unique is really awesome!

I think you're right, giving clear instructions is key to getting good results. And when you invite people into your world they want to give you support, their two cents, and to succeed! 

Kathy, I think you're brilliant!!!

Oct 27, 2020 04:24 PM
Kathy Schowe

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Thank you so much !  You made my night!  Kathy

Oct 27, 2020 08:52 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

For whatever it is worth...I like #4 the best. They are all gorgeous though!

Oct 28, 2020 08:41 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks so much for stopping by Sharon Tara !  Have a great week!  Kathy

Oct 28, 2020 12:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 31, 2020 07:12 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you so much Kathy Streib !  And Happy Halloween! 🎃

Oct 31, 2020 11:00 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Kathy Schowe, engagement is always good but I don't know about taking their advice when it comes to certain things. Right now, all of SM is flooded with the election, lets see what happens after Tuesday.  

Nov 01, 2020 05:30 AM
Kathy Schowe

Hi Beth Atalay , I've found that sharing your hobbies and things you are passionate about is a great way to engage people and create lloyal followers!  Take care,  Kathy

Nov 01, 2020 01:36 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kathy Schowe when you ask for an opinion and you make it simple, everyone is "all in".... by the way, your tabletops are beautiful....

Nov 01, 2020 06:48 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks so much Barbara Todaro !  I appreciate you stopping by!  Kathy

Nov 01, 2020 01:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Engagement is what it's all about on social media, and asking for opinions like this is a great idea. And people respond!


Nov 01, 2020 07:17 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS !  That talavera table post now has 100 comments!  It's unbelievable!  And I have'nt even started work on the table yet... I may even scrap that design and go another direction! :-).  Take care,  K

Nov 01, 2020 01:40 PM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

This is a great idea, Kathy! Social media marketing is free and easy. This idea is a great way to keep folks engaged on your Facebook page. I am going to share your post with the agents in my office. Thanks!


Nov 02, 2020 07:28 AM
Kathy Schowe

Rose King ,  Thank you so much and I hope my post encourages your agents to engage with their sphere!  Take care,  Kathy

Nov 02, 2020 07:00 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Alvin, TX

I guess I am sneaking in sideways now since I can't seem to get into my old AR account! In any case Kathy I did reply to your FaceBook post you noted here. It was a great marketing post and I got the gist of it when I saw it. I see Rose King did too!

Nov 02, 2020 09:38 AM
Kathy Schowe

Hey Miss Sussie Sutton ... what's going on with that sideways picture girl??  Thanks for stopping by!  Kathy

Nov 02, 2020 06:59 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Kathy! I love your tile projects and agree that it's so nice to get great engagement - and it's more prominent on FB too!

I do a lot of 'this-or-that' on my business page and don't get a lot of engagement but, on my personal page, I get a lot when I share information about rehabilitating my home, etc. It's so crazy the difference!

LOVE all of your choices but, have to say that #1 and #4 are my faves. I like the edges in both of them.

Nov 03, 2020 04:46 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thank you so much Debe Maxwell, CRS ! I think our readers and followers know if we are passionate about something.  And they care if we do.  :-).  Take care,  Kathy 

Nov 03, 2020 09:11 PM
Deb McGuire CNE, ABR, SRS
Keller Williams Capital Partners - Columbus, OH

Your creations are beautiful!  I can see why folks want to weigh in.

Nov 04, 2020 08:44 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you so much Deb McGuire CNE, ABR, SRS !  Hope you had a great weekend!  Kathy

Nov 08, 2020 08:26 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I remember people staying all the time get me give give you my trwo cents but do not hear it often now.


Nov 07, 2020 08:03 AM
Kathy Schowe

Guess I'm old fashioned! :-). K

Nov 08, 2020 08:20 PM