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Added: October 7, 2009
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Seven Social Media Tips For Real Estate Agents

[ by Beverly Manago ]
If you are a real estate agent, then understanding how to use social media to draw in business is not difficult. There is a whole world full of ways to get your name out and among people that may become a potential customer and bring you their business. Let's discuss the seven social media tips for agents.

Tip #1: Beneficial Real Estate Sites

The first tip is, you can use a social media site set up exclusively for real estate professionals like Active Rain, to help aid you in connecting with people that are local and within your community. Sites like this one is geared towards you particular field of Real Estate and networking.

Tip #2: Facebook How To's

Second tip, is register and use a site such as Facebook. This site is growing by leaps and bounds on a daily basis. This site is growing everyday at an astounding pace and professionals in any field are into keeping up with one another and their clients within the network. The site also allows for agents to become close to and develop long lasting business relationships, as well as making contacts that may become a potential customer. You can also use their ads to help grab the attention of your audience.

Tip #3: Keeping an Updated Profile

The third tip is if you are a Real Estate agent you will want to check out LinkedIn. This site lets you develop long lasting relationships with many other Real Estate business and professionals just like you. You can sign up for free on their site. Take extra care with filling out your profile when registering, as the keywords and information you list to describe yourself, will allow others to find you better. Reach out across the web!

Tip #4: Twitter for Business Connections

Tip number four will be to sign up with Twitter. Another site to stay connected to people, yet a bit different from others. Twitter uses a posting platform, a sort of mini-blog if you will to stay connected or make connections. This site will allow you to follow others and others can keep up by following you. Make sure you create interesting and informative posts for your followers.

Tip #5: Using Real Estate Networking Sites

Signing up with WannaNetwork will be tip number five. This site allows you to blog, use a forum to ask and answer questions, find groups and Real Estate professionals. This site is everything Real Estate community related. It is site with a community platform that is ideal for making connections, keeping up with buyer and seller information as well.

Tip #6: Letting Your Audience Get To Know You

Tip number Six will be to use YouTube to get your message out and help people find you. You can post webinars that are informative, helpful and vital to your audience. Also creating videos telling the world about what you do. Use keywords wisely in the title of your webinar or video, so people who are interested can easily find you.

Tip #7: Creating Your Own Real Estate Forum on Your Website

Finally is tip number seven. If you have your own website, you can network and create your own strategies through use of a forum on your website. A really great way to exchange links that may help you grab potential customers.


About the Author: Beverly Manago is a freelance writer focused on the real estate industry. She is also a consultant for My Single Property Websites, a web 2.0 marketing tool that lets real estate agents create stunning virtual tours and single property sites easily, with a free version available for listing presentations. She also contributes to the Real Estate Technology Blog there.

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  • Marcia W. October 30, 2009
    This is interesting. I was thinking about using social media for my business. Quite useful post.
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