Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move (Citiwide Alliance Realty)

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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I have just begun studying this.  According to the experts, post something everyday.  Six days local news and events, the seventh post an interesting article about real estate.  Being in Branson, I have plenty of local news.  I have just started doing this for my hotel and just built my real estate business page.   I don't think I can keep up with a daily post, but that is recommended.  Search Facebook here on Active Rain for ideas.

Dec 01, 2015 02:34 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We post related content and fun things in the area.

Dec 01, 2015 11:26 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I find that posting links to interesting blogs I wrote and national articles I find impresses people that my content is worth reading and because of that I have over 1,000 friends on my personal page, over 300 likes on one business page and about 150 on one I created about a month ago. Not fantastic but pretty good and growing. You have to post something everyday and not pictures of your family.

Dec 01, 2015 10:43 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I do not contact individuals by name.  I let my clients know when their homes are on the FB Business page and they pass the info on to their friends and family. I post holiday greetings and some local YouTube events such as the Balloon Fiesta etc on the business page. 

Dec 01, 2015 09:45 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I post a lot of fun stuff, things in the community, local real estate reports, and listings.  I don't get as much traffic when I post the real estate things but if I post local events, funny post or ask a question, then I get more attention.  I am learning as everyone else from the comments here.  Great question.

Dec 01, 2015 08:10 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I think anything that is interesting about real estate.  But if you post very many listings, it seems to chase away most people

Dec 01, 2015 12:55 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Like Lise, I'm watching what others are posting here.  If I had a Facebook business page, I would be certain to post links to any new blog posts, either here on on my Web Site.

Dec 01, 2015 10:43 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We use ours to BOOST our Open House posts to place it on 3,000 to 8,500 FB walls of FB users from the same zip code area !

Dec 02, 2015 09:20 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Melissa you bring up a interesting point and one that I am working on now. I think I am going to challenge my Facebook friends in a friendly way to help me get more business . In facti am going to ask them to think of me more for business referrals. What are friends for

Dec 02, 2015 03:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Melissa,

I have read all the comments here on your question.  Some marketplaces are more involved with FB and some are not.  There are no universal rules that apply to all of real estate.  Our experience shows that in second home communities or even one like ours in Santa Barbara that has a mix of ownership, people are interested in the activiites of the great outdoor.  They are on their bikes, their paddleboards, their surfboards, etc...They are not on their smartphones checking FB.  We have a local newspaper called the Independent, and that lists everything in town.  Most of the populace picks up this free publication.  A

Dec 01, 2015 11:34 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I stay in touch with some of my past clients on FB.

Dec 01, 2015 10:32 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Community event posts, also use FB for seller/buyer lead ads with a landing page.

Dec 01, 2015 10:31 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Will look closely at posting highly targetted ads in 2016.

Dec 01, 2015 09:17 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Copy and paste your blogs from AR to Facebook to create your authority.

Take care that you leave some voids so you can link to AR.

Lastly, you would be doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you did not look behind the curtain of Facebook Ads. (read my 'paid traffic' blog)

No one knows more about their users that Facebook. And they have made that database available for those who are real marketers. You can do it the hard way or the easy way, the choice is yours.

Dec 01, 2015 08:55 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Why would anyone go to my facebook page to read the news? Every newspaper is online now, and the same info shows up from hundreds of different sources all over the internet. Posting about local news and events makes more sense, and reporting specific changes in th industry. I would never post daily. Once or twice a week is fine.

Dec 01, 2015 08:50 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good Wednesday morning Melissa. I don't do that much with Facebook yet. I need to learn more about it.

Dec 01, 2015 05:14 PM
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Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

I have found that FB biz pages are a waste of time and energy. I have more success simply engaging people in my sphere and interacting with others on the platform....

Dec 01, 2015 01:19 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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In our company bi-weekly print ad in the local paper we do a question of the day at the bottom of the ad. For the answer => check out our Facebook page

Dec 01, 2015 11:46 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Asking questions gets a lot of interaction. I plan to do more of that and even have some contests.

Dec 01, 2015 11:29 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Well listings is probably the last thing you want to do.  It's the surest way to have others unlike your page and have the algo tune you out.

I would do more interesting articles and share other realtors or complementary partner articles.

Dec 01, 2015 10:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospects are probably more interested in seeing things about your community and learning about real estate than seeing all of your listings. The listings are available with any basic search or you are already sending time from your website.

Dec 01, 2015 10:31 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am glad you asked this and will be intereted to see what others post

Dec 01, 2015 10:27 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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I post pertinent information

Dec 31, 2016 06:10 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Melissa - What a great question. I have learned a lot just by reading the answers that were provided. I do not have a Facebook business page yet.

Dec 04, 2015 12:39 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Melissa. I don't spend enough time developing my FB business page, but I get some clients, maybe one per month.

Dec 02, 2015 05:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Melissa Jackson I am not using Facebook or any social media as much effectively as others are - so stopped by to see some responses.

Dec 02, 2015 01:23 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I invite a few people from my friends list who may be interested, post the fb bus pages on my blog, and make sure to post relevent material including many things that are not my blogs.

Dec 02, 2015 01:04 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

On the grid for December planning

Dec 01, 2015 10:55 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have a FB page.

Dec 01, 2015 09:52 PM