Will Social Search Change the Way Consumers Find Real Estate Agents?

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  1. Rich

    So many sites zilliow.com, realcircle.com, trulia.com how can an agent keep up with all of them?

    Facebook and these sites may not be a good things for privacy. But maybe I am too old school.

  2. And it’s happening now… Social media is great and has made marketing more fun and effective. However, managing a lot of sites is quite a challenge. But the hard work does pay off. This new recommendations service is definitely a plus for us realtors.

  3. Social has already impacted how I get clients in both agent to agent referrals from professionals I have met online as well the online presence of blogging, commenting, profiles and sites like Blockshopper which document my selling experience. Since liking has becoming sharing I now give more thought to what I “Like” before clicking on the Like button. Just as personal referrals have been a way to generate clients so is online sharing.

  4. Social media is like personal referrals for the next generation. It really streamlines the way we can share our favorite places, products, ideas, etc. Realtors better get used to it and start embracing the potential lead generator that social media is. =]

  5. About 95% of our clients are from our sphere of influence. My husband, Allan Wagner, and I are real estate agents in a small mountain town community where my husband has lived for 60 years,
    He knew half the town, and I knew the other half from practicing Dental Hygiene in what was once a two dentist town. The population has about doubled in 40 years. Things have changed, but so far, even though I spend about 60% of my 60 hour work week online connecting or reading or commenting, i have seen very little income from that. I mean very little.
    So even though i read that this works, in my experience it’s hard to comprehend that my time online is really that worthwhile. But I shall keep plugging away, & am always eager to learn!

  6. I can agree with Rich regarding his comment that social media such as Facebook may not be good for privacy; it isn’t! However, since the majority of new home buyers are searching for their next adobe online, Realtors will have to get used to utilizing social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. I like the Trulia blog for real estate professionals.

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