Lindsay Goebel, Marketing Coordinator and Content Creator  (Virtuance Real Estate Photography)

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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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There are a good many groups like this out there. I'm like you, I'd rather be involved in IG real estate groups than simply 'generic' groups, although the 'likes' do help boost your account, regardless of the 'liked' photos.

Oct 12, 2018 01:48 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
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Lindsay- I'm aware of this but have not tried to be a part of such a group.

Oct 12, 2018 01:07 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I don't need to be any more engaged with social media. Face-to-face works better for me.  Different strokes for different folks. 

Oct 12, 2018 02:05 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never encountered these groups!

Oct 12, 2018 01:07 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

 Good explanation, Lindsay Davis Not sure I have ever encountered these groups.

Oct 12, 2018 12:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am all for organic ... natural engagement.

 

Oct 12, 2018 05:05 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Too much for me. I only use IG to keep in touch with a few friends.

Oct 12, 2018 04:35 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

So much social media is a wasted effdort so be careful what you choose.

Oct 12, 2018 03:32 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm a newbie on Instagram so thanks for the question.  I will bookmark it.

Oct 12, 2018 03:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Still not sure I see the point in Instagram so I have not dug into it that much.

Oct 12, 2018 02:28 PM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I've not been a big user of Instagram. I probably need to be younger

Oct 12, 2018 08:37 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have not encountered such groups ... I am on Instagram but have not really spent alot of time there ... didn't see the point.

Oct 12, 2018 07:34 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It sounds like a good idea to me Lindsay Davis and if I was not retired I'd jump in.

Oct 12, 2018 05:31 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't really use Instagram so can't be of much help here.

Oct 12, 2018 04:56 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with them.

Oct 12, 2018 04:31 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lindsay Davis I haven't joined the instagram engagement groups yet.

Oct 12, 2018 03:45 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. i think there are better way to utilize IG and other platforms.

Oct 12, 2018 02:50 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I haven't heard of these groups. Thanks for mentioning it.

Oct 12, 2018 05:52 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am not very social media literate and don't have an Instagram account, so don't know anything about these. So much to keep up with! -K

Oct 12, 2018 05:38 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm with Michael Jacobs on this one...

Oct 12, 2018 02:51 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

This is a good way to get likes on your posts. I don't know of any that are real estate specific. 

I would also say that using each others hashtags in the comments will help too. 

Oct 13, 2018 06:38 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Yes, I have heard of them and have participated in a couple over the last year. They can be effective but really need like-minded folks involved who will take the time to regularily promote the content of others. It helps if those in the groups are consistently sharing quality photos too.

Oct 13, 2018 02:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lindsay,

We are into face to face...This is still the bes tROI, less time consumingg and most effective.

Oct 12, 2018 08:19 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I have not been part of any of these groups. Guess I would want to be part of a group that is targeted toward real estate.

Oct 12, 2018 08:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 12, 2018 02:59 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, don't know

Oct 13, 2018 07:12 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Really? Interesting/

Oct 13, 2018 06:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I wasn't aware of these channels, just more the paid likes services.  I'm not big into IG, but wouldn't mind spending a few minutes liking photos for likes in return.  I do suspect that IG will eventually shut these down though.

Oct 13, 2018 09:32 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Lindsay. 

Oct 13, 2018 06:00 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Oct 12, 2018 06:53 PM
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

I haven't, but I admit it's not the social media platform I use most. I have tried to start FB groups and it sounds similar. I'll go and check it out. 

Oct 14, 2018 07:09 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope

 

Oct 13, 2018 11:23 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I haven't heard about them at all before reading this Lindsay Davis 

Oct 17, 2018 07:58 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

Not very engaged in Instagram.

Oct 17, 2018 12:36 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Linday, I can not say I heard of them before, now I will look into them.

 

Oct 17, 2018 11:24 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not

Oct 14, 2018 05:45 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, you get more likes, and how that helps? Those likes are just likes, just favors to each other, nothing else. 

Oct 13, 2018 09:04 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Have had trouble using internet to get business. Only had 1 ever contacted me and had a closing. The rest is all through human interaction or referrrals.

Oct 13, 2018 07:50 AM
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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

Sorry, I've never heard of them.

Oct 13, 2018 06:47 AM