Facebook is Down, Oh My!


I admit I monitor Facebook constantly for both business and social updates.  I belong to many groups in my local area trying to pick up a lead, give an opinion or just read.  Sometimes it can be very entertaining as I don’t get involved in arguments.  Like many of you I can trace clients back to us meeting on Facebook and growing our relationship and eventually selling them a home.

I do marketing regularly on Facebook while also using the platform as a way to keep in touch with friends, keep up with organizations I belong and local events.  So yesterday on one of my every few minute visits to Facebook it was gone!  Quick did I lose internet? Nope, check my phone, nope, what about Instagram? Nope!! Oh my now what????  Then the news services starting showing up on my screen, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down!  The next few hours I checked to see what was going on now and then but you know in way it was nice having a break!  WAIT!  There is somebody in one of my groups that wants to buy a house, got to go before 150 other REALTORS® say something! 

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell



Comments (6)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dick... I'll admit that I had no clue there was even a problem yesterday until early evening! 

Oct 05, 2021 05:18 AM
Dick Betts

Nina Hollander, Broker oh my, really?  I get so many leads from FB I am checking it regularly and of course while checking I see things like cute kitties, jokes etc!

Oct 05, 2021 05:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dick. Being retired I am not a big user of social media. Did not even realize they were down yesterday until the early evening news. Did not change my day! If it is a big source for you, I understand your concern. Enjoy your day.

Oct 05, 2021 05:26 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Funny, we all did survive,  Makes you wonder how we all did it 30 years ago.   Have a wonderful Tuesday, dont forget the Tacos, but the important question is, Soft or Hard shells?  Thanks again for the blog.  Bill Salvatore

Oct 05, 2021 06:07 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I do use Facebook regularly each day to keep in touch with my friends, clients and family socially and businesswise. So yesterday's Facebook fiasco was a major distraction for me. I had plenty other things to do, so it was not a total loss

Oct 05, 2021 06:25 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

It is a scary thought that one company has that much control and power if you really think about it.  Twitter posts however were cracking me up during this time.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Oct 05, 2021 07:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dick, I didn't even know it was out, wasn't on most of the day yesterday until end of day.

Oct 05, 2021 11:42 AM