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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I think if you can't manage your own accounts, you don't deserve to be online and have those accounts. We're no Bieberheads, thank goodness.

Mar 25, 2015 05:18 AM
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Dwayne I am doing it all myself... I am a frugal agent and trying to save money

Mar 25, 2015 11:33 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I handle mine but am considering getting an assistant who is savvy about social networking. I'll still manage the content but having someone link all the sites and stay on top of the latest tech tricks would be worth it to me.

Mar 25, 2015 10:39 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I do it myself.  I can't afford to pay someone to do social media/marketing ONLY for me.  And I don't want anyone putting out templated/form material that others are getting put out as well.  I want my marketing to be unique, and to be me...even if that's at the expense of participating as actively as I'd like.

Mar 25, 2015 09:42 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I handle all of my own social media stuff. 

Mar 25, 2015 09:39 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I manage my own. Also, I don't think I'll ever get to that point. I feel as if social media should be an extension of who you are so your tweets, your thoughts, etc.

Mar 25, 2015 03:37 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes.

Mar 18, 2018 09:15 AM
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Chris Mamone
Keller Mortgage - Tacoma, WA
Senior Loan Officer

I manage all my social media accounts on my own. Its definately time consuming. I've backed off it quite a bit recently. Its important to utilize the social media that works best for your industry. I use FB, LinkedIn, Pinterest and AR. Everything else is so minimal that it doesn't provide actual benefit.

Mar 31, 2015 02:50 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

My admin does a lot of my social media - he is now specializing in the online marketing and internet presence for me

Mar 29, 2015 10:38 PM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Dwayne, no I do all mine myself. But I do wonder what it would cost to have someone do it for me, as I am just curious what the cost would be.

Mar 28, 2015 11:21 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I do it myself, I would love to find someone who could assist me with marketing though but haven't yet!

Mar 26, 2015 11:21 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I do my own. Lots of people have gotten into the social media account management business, and charge a variey of prices. You still have to be involved, and most are new to the business, and just bought some course and now they think they are qualified. I do know some I would trust to do it, but not sure it's worth spending the money.

Mar 26, 2015 10:56 PM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I do my own social media content. I am hiring an expert to help me do strategic planning for my websites and for my social media presence.

Mar 26, 2015 02:16 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

All us, all the time.  I don't want someone else posting something on our behalf and them either being totally off base with the info, or someone calling and asking about something posted on our behalf and having a "Huh??? What are you talking about??" moment.

Mar 26, 2015 01:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do it myself but would not be opposed to putting it in the hands of someone else if they were the right person. Just haven't come across that person yet but to be honest, I am not looking.

Mar 25, 2015 10:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dwayne Gross  - as of now, I take care of them myself - and that's the reason it is not so good!

Mar 25, 2015 03:00 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dwayne - I agree with Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents -- we're REALTORS®, not rock or reality stars 

Mar 25, 2015 02:36 PM
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Dwayne. I know some people who delegate the task of maintaining the social media accounts for them. I do not do that simply because I do not want someone to abuse my accounts and post something that will stain my brand even though my brand is so tiny. For that reason I do it myself.

Mar 25, 2015 12:33 PM
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Margaret Kapranos
Century 21 Real Estate Alliance - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Bay Area REALTOR. 415-608-5070

I can't wait to hear this one!

Mar 25, 2015 07:30 AM
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Wrong time to ask me that!!  I've just spent several hours on Facebook (@#$%&*) trying to figure some things out.

Mar 25, 2015 05:56 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I do it myself and that way I know what is there at all times.

Mar 25, 2015 05:41 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I do it myself, but its time consuming and a bit haphazard at times.  A social media manager would be good to keep you on target/time for posting to social media though.  I've thought about it, but I think they all charge way too much.

Mar 25, 2015 05:34 AM
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I do all my own stuff and it is tiresome but withing my budget! At this point I have been thinking about hiring someone help me some marketing but my incoming cash flow dictates how much I can spend.

Mar 25, 2015 05:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do much more of this than I should, would be wise to delegate more.

Jan 09, 2020 06:20 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I do it myself.

Jul 08, 2018 06:23 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Elizabeth 

 

Aug 05, 2017 04:10 AM
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Dwayne Gross
Ottsville, PA
The Dwayne Gross Team

Thank you for all the great responses! I feel like this is a big issue in our business. Your comments are all valid and the way I thought about this topic as well. You want to do it all yourself so it is genuine, but if done right, it builds you business so much you run out of time to manage it! I recently found a marketing consultant who charge a very reasonable hourly rate, and has been very successful at finding content as well as keeping all of my profiles up to date and relevant. As I am in the process of expanding my team, I think I will consider hiring someone exclusively for this help at some point.

Mar 27, 2015 01:21 AM