Adam Elswick, Just call Adam (Keller Williams Premier Ohio Sales Team)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I friend other local agents whom I know well. I prefer to friend local agents on LinkedIn rather than on Facebook, however.

Jul 22, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,363,351
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I welcome anyone to join my social media and I support all my felow agents, remember we are all in the same industry and it's so much easier to work and negotiate with a friendly agent on the other side. 

That's just my opinion and how I choose to conduct myself. 

Jul 23, 2016 12:53 AM
Rainmaker
788,866
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I do support other agents on their social media sites and even ones in my own town. Often I have become friends with them and would not have known them without our interaction on our sites.  Those agents who I support out of town have often referred me clients, even going around their company relocation networks. There is a bond that we share by being on social media and supporting each other.

Jul 22, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
2,888,301
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I will friend friends ... if they happen to be agents ... so be it. 

Jul 23, 2016 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,620,491
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No I do not. Anyone in my market I try not to because I don't want to see all their real estate nonsense in my FB feed.

LinkedIn is for referrals only & I don't need any local agents in that contact list. 

I do know of a pretty prominent agent that asks questions to a group on FB & I was a little taken aback that that was the 'go to' for help?

Jul 23, 2016 01:52 AM
Ambassador
3,169,546
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Social meida is just another form of networking.  Why on earth wouldn't someone want to network with as many local agents as they could?

Jul 23, 2016 02:10 PM
Ambassador
4,257,110
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It depends. Like anyone, if I like what I see and read I will be friends with them...many I already am in real life! I am less likely to do do on LinkedIn

Jul 23, 2016 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I friend agents who are friends.

Jul 23, 2016 12:36 PM
Ambassador
3,713,529
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I tend to use LinkedIn for interactions with real estate agents and Facebook for family and friends.

Jul 23, 2016 12:35 PM
Ambassador
2,470,382
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Of course! 

Will I retweet or share their Listings?  No.

Jul 23, 2016 11:46 AM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Real estate is a team sport. I always network with other agents in my local market. If I have a deal, I start calling my network to ensure it closes quickly.

Jul 23, 2016 10:56 AM
Ambassador
3,985,382
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I friend other agents and want to know what they are doing and is going on. I do not want to see real estate promoted on personal Facebook pages and I will unfriend in a minute.

Jul 23, 2016 10:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,627
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

That is kind of mean.

I do not discriminate. I accept everyone everywhere. But I might not follow those Realtors/or other professional who post ONLY work related updates on personal FB page. I want to know who the person is and not only what they do. 

Jul 23, 2016 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,308,072
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Generally, I do not friend other agents.  I did recently friend one who I am actually friendly with.  I will do a LinkedIn with them, but not Facebook... in general.

Jul 23, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't do much with social media, to many misconceptions to the public for me.

Jul 23, 2016 09:00 AM
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2,425,078
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I do not friend other Agents on other social media sites. What I say to my clients and how I market are not for them.

Jul 23, 2016 07:12 AM
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2,209,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think it's okay and I have friended many other agents on FB. 

Jul 23, 2016 07:11 AM
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Annie Adjchavanich
Secret HQ, Inc - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

Remember, everything on social media is "public."  Unless you mark your profile, 'private' and even then it's not always private. 

Jul 23, 2016 07:07 AM
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352,726
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I friend and I un-friend depending on how they play.  There are filters to work with on SM so it can be controlled.  I have nothing to hide and until I see a reason not to friend, I will selectively...Friend!

Jul 23, 2016 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,685,191
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have "friended" some on my personal site but I don't "like" their business page.   There was a real estate social media class I attended once that said we should not have any local real estate "friends" online.  I'm not a big fan of most absolutes...notice I didn't say all...lol.   

Jul 23, 2016 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
578,925
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

No thank you. never.

Eve

Jul 23, 2016 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,559,706
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All is doable but how does it profit you? Profit them? What is the pay-off?

Jul 23, 2016 02:23 AM
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1,375,385
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I friend local agents - we're all in the same ship. When they post listings, I share them and vice versa. 

Jul 23, 2016 01:18 AM
Rainmaker
791,537
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I have friends from other brokers on my fb site. Not woried about it.

Jul 23, 2016 12:58 AM
Ambassador
4,768,572
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is important to get along with your competitors, those people who treat everyone like the enemy are toxic to the profession.

I interact with my competitors on social media all the time, and they send me business too.

Jul 23, 2016 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Adam,

We had warm cordial relationships with agents in our community (pre-social media).  Yes, I would friend him in business,and personal is personal.  A

Jul 23, 2016 12:46 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

That is what the business page is for. As to personal they would have to be a friend.

 

Jul 23, 2016 12:23 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I friend hundreds of agents from Active Rain & Buffini as well as my local associates. Why not? I only post clean good stuff and the Internet is a fishbowl anyhow. I get so much business from other agents, many are considered my A+ clients. To each their own, if I wanted to keep secrets I wouldn't post anything online. Abundance mentality I suppose.

Jul 23, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,647,673
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No guru of social media, tend to friend those who want to be friends!

Jul 23, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
5,398,061
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I friend anyone who wants to friend me.... I write openly and share what I do & how I do it, along with the results of my marketing.... no secrets!!

Jul 23, 2016 12:02 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I unfriend agents I do not know on mine.

Jul 22, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the objectives of the agent.

Jul 22, 2016 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
883,176
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My area is very small, so no I don't - if I were in a larger area I proabably would. - too many agents in my area have stolen my ideas and marketing methods for me to show them anything anymore

Jul 24, 2016 09:13 AM
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Adam Elswick
Keller Williams Premier Ohio Sales Team - Brunswick, OH
Just call Adam

Thank you everyone for your insight, it's greatly appreciated!

Jul 23, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Jul 23, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
5,899,395
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I friend those who are personal friends. I will sometimes unfriend them if they post listings on their personal timeline.

Jul 23, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
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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 business page.

Jul 23, 2016 09:28 PM
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4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Adam Elswick - I'd say, it depends. I do not mind being friends with some - even on Social Media.

Jul 23, 2016 04:26 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm friends with agents and lenders online if I'm personally friends outside of social media.  As far as out of state agents and vendors? Yes a few.  

Jul 23, 2016 02:24 PM
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4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no problem friending other agents on social media sites that are worthy of being my friends.

Jul 23, 2016 04:45 AM