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Rainmaker
3,184,487
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NONE, i see facebook as a reminder to those i already know that i am a Realtor, that i am here to help and ready when they are. Reposting my blogs on FB has worked well for me

Apr 25, 2017 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
563,217
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No direct correlation - Fb is like a billboard, simply a reminder that I'm here -

Apr 25, 2017 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,355,272
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Yes...it can be a very cheap and effective paid form of online marketing. Both boosts and FB ads have netted me clients.

The best advice I can give you is to try a couple of $20 hyper-local targeted boosts/ads and find out if they are something you believe will help you achieve your online goals.

UPDATE...came back and was not surprised that roughly 85% of those commenting are not boosting articles on FB. It is probably similar, or higher in your market Karen. All the more reason to hone your skills and use FB boosts in your marketing. It takes effort to go against the grain, especially in this industry, where so many follow the herd without knowing or understanding why they are doing so.

A wise marketer once told me to do what others are not doing, and when they notice and start to mimic your actions, do it better and more consistently. Clients will come.

Apr 25, 2017 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
281,414
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Can I honestly say that I closed a deal using a boosted post on FB? No.  But like all advertisement the value is getting people to see the advetisement.  I have used FB advertising and will continue to use it because it gets both me and the property that I am advertising noticed.

Apr 25, 2017 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,320,522
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes, a listing and two buyers so far this year.

Apr 25, 2017 09:10 AM
Rainer
116,985
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Yes, more so in property management.  I use it more to respond to people's posts in our neighborhodd group.  They will post that they are moving and are looking for managemetn.  I can also post rentals there so it keeps the visibility  up. 

Apr 25, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,917,366
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes , we have procurred buyers for our subdivisions by doing this !

Apr 25, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,355
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nope, so there. Maybe Anita Clark can weigh in for you.

Apr 25, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,571
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I was listening today to a marketer expert who said, if you have no result on FB, double your budget! FB is so far is one of the cheapest marketing over there. 

Apr 26, 2017 12:01 AM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - yes! Had about 800+ video views and more than 2,000 views on my recent open house post boost!

On what I need is just one buyer....

Apr 25, 2017 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,356,561
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Apr 25, 2017 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,050,732
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

Not yet, but I filled a rental showing with 8 couples in one day by doing so and I've driven up to 75 people to my live Podcast broadcasts when we do go live with celebrity guests.

Apr 25, 2017 09:03 PM
Ambassador
2,469,292
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  If you share your blogs to FB, do it manually.  Upload the photo first, then paste the link to the blog post.

 I am no longer active on FB, for a host of reasons. 

Apr 25, 2017 06:37 PM
Rainmaker
142,596
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, not yet.

Apr 25, 2017 06:11 PM
Rainmaker
882,396
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope, I do not pay FB for advertising

Apr 25, 2017 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,498,999
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not directly, but then again, I wouldn't know if someone picked it up that way and had their agent show them one of my properties and subsequently purchased it.

Apr 25, 2017 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
514,570
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I have had a couple of sales off Facebook and working on closing a transaction from Linked In.

Apr 25, 2017 10:46 AM
Rainer
258,899
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

No.  Haven't had any leads off of FB.

Apr 25, 2017 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
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

No.

Apr 25, 2017 08:54 AM
Ambassador
3,721,980
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Not by boosting posts but, by sharing with my sphere on FB - it's really about the personal touch and that works for me.  I can't say that boosting doesn't work though. I only boost a post when I want to get the word out to more people and haven't really pinned a Closing to any FB boosted post. 

Anita Clark can give you the low-down on FB boosting though - she is the QUEEN!

Apr 25, 2017 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
822,110
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not use FB boosting.

However, I DO advertise on FB and that effort has proven to be profitable.

Apr 25, 2017 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,926,419
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

We are not FB fans.

Apr 25, 2017 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,640,859
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No I have not is the simple anwer!

Apr 25, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,392,678
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've not done that.... that's not a prime place for individual lists for spending money, in my opinion.... when we put our subdivisions on the market, we will be doing that....we have two coming...

Apr 25, 2017 07:37 AM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nope.

Apr 25, 2017 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
790,616
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not yet. I haven't done enough testing to really judge accurately the value of boosting posts.

Apr 25, 2017 07:34 AM
Ambassador
4,761,566
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have had great results on fb for our rentals without any boosting.

Apr 25, 2017 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,887,096
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. FB is a way for me to say connected with my friends and clients. 

Apr 25, 2017 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
795,196
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have not

Apr 25, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No, that has not happened.

Apr 25, 2017 06:50 AM
Ambassador
4,254,601
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope not yet

Apr 25, 2017 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,387,676
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have two listings that have been on the market for a while now, and have boosted a few posts, THOUSANDS of views, and did not improve the showings, nor did it sell my listings.

Apr 27, 2017 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,307,192
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  I know of some who claim to have found buyers through open house ads there, but so far I have not.

 

I personally do not boost posts anymore.  FB only wants so much of your content to show in people's feeds (roughly 35% according to some).  I would boost posts for listings/etc. and would get traffic to my site but it never turned into anything.  I also found that after I boosted a post, my next 2 posts would get almost no views.  Facebook essentially hides them, either to keep the business content to the 35% mark or to penalize you into boosting more posts.

 

I do targetted ads now.  Working MUCH better.

Apr 26, 2017 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,480,496
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lots of agents have good luck with it.

 

Apr 26, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,646
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not ever, yet, to listen to others, it seems other do.

Apr 26, 2017 06:36 AM
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

Nope...

Apr 26, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
583,975
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I only use free social media. I've found renters and even Landlords this way but I've never made a sale.

Apr 26, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
697,079
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

While I can't connect a closing directly with FB I can tell you that it's a very effective pilar of my marketing.  It definitely helps to keep me top of mind in our market and has been the catalyst to more than one conversation.  Post boosts are CHEAP and get me in front of thousands of people.  It's all about recognition right?

Apr 26, 2017 04:36 AM
Rainer
307,947
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great question Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor I'm following to see what the masses are doing.  I had good results boosting post for rentals. 

Apr 25, 2017 09:13 PM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Not directly but have gotten a lot more interest in some fo the listings and better traffic at open houses.

Apr 25, 2017 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

no

Apr 25, 2017 02:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Apr 25, 2017 12:10 PM
Rainer
23,840
Steve Snyder
Private-Money-Loan.com - Los Angeles, CA
310-948-8585 |100% LTV | Stated | Private Money

I never have. Maybe I should do that.

Apr 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,890,335
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 25, 2017 07:19 AM