Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Sold 4, listed 2 from FB this year.  To be honest it's mostly from Debbie's personal page.  She works FB, staying in touch with our data base. Our business page doubled this year as well. We don't pay for anything on FB. 

Nov 30, 2015 09:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Facebook gets in front of those that are your audience and if used correctly will be a very effective advertising tool.

Nov 30, 2015 08:51 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's great for keeping up to date with my extended family and friends.  That's all I really use it for.

Nov 30, 2015 08:49 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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My FB business page hasn't done anything for me. I was very active with it for over a year, and now I don't do much with it. I suppose I should try again, but there are other things I want to spend my time on. 

Nov 30, 2015 08:39 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Tammy,

I have not heard that it creates sales, which is what we all want.  A

Nov 30, 2015 08:13 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

works for me

Dec 19, 2016 06:13 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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YES!  In fact, just got a listing today from FB!!!  Being out there with your friends...their other friends and co-workers see what you do and will eventually call when they're ready to buy or sell!

Dec 11, 2016 01:07 PM
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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

Not noticeably

Dec 06, 2016 03:40 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
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It depends on your demographic.  My client is average 55+ and that age group doesn't tend to be too active on social media beyond Facebook.  I also find the baby boomers are more private and even after an uber succesful and happy closing may not want to connect on social media.

Jan 08, 2016 02:52 AM
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James Warren
PartnerGo - Port Jervis, NY
PartnerGo, Int'l real estate referral network

We have seen a lot of succes with social media in general. I feel like it is an important tool in the real estate sector especially if you are dealing with foreign buyers-like I do. We get feedback from Facebook as well. 

Dec 02, 2015 01:39 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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My facebook business page has very little feedback.  I'm working on a new page for a different area. People read and like some post. Have gotten a few pieces of business in the past year. It's just not as active as I would like. 

Dec 01, 2015 10:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I get some traction, but not much yet.  Still a new site.

Dec 01, 2015 08:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I have never had any success with advertising, but do see some success with social media.  Though most of our clients come from word of mouth.

Dec 01, 2015 02:21 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I think John McCormack is the only one making money off Facebook. I think I will try to hire his Debbie away from him!

Nov 30, 2015 09:48 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not have a facebook business page.

Nov 30, 2015 09:24 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Of course it does.

Unless one believe those on Facebook do not shelter under a roof or buy any durable goods, soft goods or consumables.

The most frequently occurring issue with those failing in results through their Facebook presence is the agents purpose does not align with their message. If, as some suggest, Facebook is about being social...the goal has been achieved before you start. No Goal, No Purpose, No results.

I wrote a little ditty on this yesterday.

Nov 30, 2015 09:14 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Tamra. I do no advertising, but all my blogging efforts bring a steady stream of prospective clients to my website and that is when it is time for me to take over.

Nov 30, 2015 05:34 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I do not do FB.

Nov 30, 2015 05:23 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Tamra Lee Ulmer - I am sure presence in Social Media does help our business.

Nov 30, 2015 03:40 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I don't think it has a big impact.

Nov 30, 2015 01:05 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes,  I just have to get better at it, but it is a great tool.

Nov 30, 2015 12:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do very little social media but what I do I do well so it works

Nov 30, 2015 11:56 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Yes, I have received business from Facebook.

Nov 30, 2015 11:55 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Isn't the whole point of social media— to be social?. That means actively engaging with your clients or potential clients, talking with them, answering their questions, asking them about their lives, their plans, their goals. 

From what I see, 95% of the realtor population view social media as a wall for them to throw their s**t against just to see what sticks. I have rarely ever come across a FB or twitter feed where a realtor was actively conversing or socializing with their followers.

Nov 30, 2015 09:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Facebook puts your name and picture in front of prospects but a good percentage of real estate pages have less than desirable results.

 

Nov 30, 2015 09:36 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Not the ROI I was looking for business wise but I do enjoy connecting with family and friends. However my daughter has seen some results with Gen X in her networking circles. 

Nov 30, 2015 09:18 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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I market heavily on my Fb page but have received very little biz from it. Although a past customer that follows did refer a buyer to me last week.

I continue mainly bc it's free and I spend less than an hour a week on it. I schedule posts a month or two in advance and like to keep it at about 50 in que. This way if I get busy then I know its still working for me. 

The key is getting local followers (I have about 300 now). I would like to get my the the local LIKES up to about 3k which would be a really nice book of potential business. To get there, I basically self promote it on local community pages and by liking post under the that account. 

This is marketing that you should do late at night or early in the morning. Don't spend tons of time on it bc there are many other much more productive marking strategies that you should be doing. 

Nov 30, 2015 09:05 AM