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Rainmaker
4,115,662
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

1. I link my blog posts to linkedin, as well as other articles of interest

2. I congratulate people on work anniversaries, new positions, etc.

3. In the past 18 months have done over $1.5 million in sales from LinkedIn contacts.

It doesn't take a lot of time to do this and I'm happy for every incremental sale that comes from it for the small amount of time invested. Also it continues to build "street cred" for me with my past clients who read my posts on LinkedIn and often comment on them.

Jan 21, 2019 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,229,334
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

Connecting, networking and referrals.

It's as effective as the member using it is. 

Jan 21, 2019 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
991,125
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't but need to utilize it

Jan 21, 2019 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never was effective for me.

Jan 21, 2019 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,208,240
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have not used it for business and seldom go to the site.

Jan 21, 2019 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,098,429
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I haven't though in the past I have "linked" ActiveRain posts to the site that seem to generate lots of LinkedIn interest in the form of "someone has viewed your profile" but no value to my real estate business. I didn't pursue business that way. I have read of success stories of others.  Business can be pursued in a variety of ways.  Good luck.

Jan 21, 2019 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,023
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I post a few things about listings here and there.  It's not a social site, it's a business networking site and needs to be treated as such.

Jan 21, 2019 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use it, not sure if it's effective.

Jan 21, 2019 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,404,189
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Nope

 

Jan 21, 2019 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,920,269
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I post new listing, open houses, price adjustments, coming soon, and it's very effective for me.  I post property information and have back links to my website to increase SEO. 

Jan 21, 2019 05:35 PM
Ambassador
5,407,772
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

One more networking tool, it pays to keep on it.

Jan 21, 2019 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,848
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't use it.... the team members don't either.... they don't have time....

Jan 21, 2019 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,502
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Zilch

Jan 21, 2019 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
6,605,433
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I use LinkedIn but have not counted on it for business.

Jan 21, 2019 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,899,087
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've NEVER had a lead through LinkedIn.

Jan 21, 2019 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
758,351
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

i havent really used it for much...  anniversary of people now and again.

after reading Nina Hollander  successful use I amy have to rethink it!

Jan 22, 2019 12:39 AM
Rainer
482,447
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I have a free account & get promotional emails from Linked-in but do not use it.
Bruce.

 

Jan 21, 2019 07:56 PM
Ambassador
4,256,593
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Just keeping in contact with those I know there. I've had repeat clients reach out to me there but, I have no routine on LI.

Jan 21, 2019 07:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,550
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Frankly it is worthless. 

Jan 21, 2019 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used it.

Jan 21, 2019 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,041,554
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don;t use LInkedIn

Jan 21, 2019 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
563,429
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I have a profile and have received numerous messages from recruiters, loan officers, etc .. but no buyers or sellers.

Jan 21, 2019 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,585,122
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

We used to in the beginning...now I think its focus is on employment/head hunting. They recently asked me to do a survey to "help them serve us better."  The first question was about employment.  I said "self".  The next 4 questions wanted my opinion of various companies and what it would be like to work for them?,  I stopped answering, as I have no idea. A

Jan 21, 2019 08:39 AM
Ambassador
3,055,494
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Nina Hollander and Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA on this.

Jan 21, 2019 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
910,621
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I look at LinkedIn. I do not "use" it.

Jan 21, 2019 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,937,472
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like Nina, I share posts, and interact.

Jan 26, 2019 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,855
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do  not use it anymore.  Did little if anything

Jan 22, 2019 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,012,286
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not in that to much

Jan 22, 2019 09:43 AM
Rainer
175,186
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

I do occasionally but I do not find it overly eefective. Facebook has been my best bang for time spent online to connect with people. 

Jan 22, 2019 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
70,634
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

I've been using Linkedin probably since 07. It's where I harvest my prospects and only add potential clients. And most importantly, I don't add friends and specially REALTORS 

Jan 22, 2019 06:20 AM