This Social Marketing is a potato with no meat

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Real Estate Agent with CB Select Real Estate at Lake Tahoe - 775.691.3855 - DRE: NV28254 CA01139667

I am trying to understand this Twitter and YouTube and Craigs List stuff.  I am still not clear on what it does for my business.  Another agent put a listing thing together for YouTube and ask me to take a look.  I can't even find it.  How in the world is anyone going to find my listings on there?  There are thousands and thousands of these videos to look through.  And Twitter, I see CNN and Fox using them, reading what people say, but I don't have time to tell all of you what I am doing or where I am going.  Heck, I have a hard time just occasionally doing AR and answering my cell phone.  And talk about junk advertising?  I am buried in it everyday.  You know what.......I never put a dime in the stock market.  Yet I get a call every other day asking me if I am still in the market and that some twit of an assistant had called me and now the boss was following up on my request for info...........  WHAT?   No such thing took place.  This is stressful stuff.  I'm already stressed over my real estate career, which was very strong at one time.  Now I am just trying to get a seller who acts like nothing is wrong, tells me they are on their way to Europe or a Cruise, or their daughter is doing so well in the horse world with her miniature ponies or her jumping horses.  The add to that the buyers who I know can buy the house or condo I just showed them.  Why?  Because they just told me the same story as the seller...........  Oh, can't do anything right now, we are on our way for a month in Italy.  Gee just got back from Hawaii...   Boy you should go..   What deals there are now.   Me, I a just trying to pay the bills.......................................................Trip?   Maybe later this year or more likely next year.............if real estate improves........

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Kellie Fitzgerald
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Hey Ken, no problem, vent away...I'm also having "networking issues" and have found twitter and facebook to be more confusing than helpful...but hang in there, it will get better.  

June 09, 2009 06:04 PM
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Patrick Schutte
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You're stuck at Web 1.0 and the world is moving on to Web 3.0...it's an evolving world out there...try everything...see what works for you...perhaps your clients aren't using social media tools yet. 

The nice thing about a slow market is the opportunity to learn lots of new things!

Hang in there!  :) PS

June 09, 2009 06:21 PM
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Jonathan Bell
Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.

Ken,  

I can feel your pain. Last year was my most challenging year ever in real estate. This year, I had to make a change and that change was embracing social networking. I have seen my career blossom once I embraced it. Like Patrick said, we are well on our way to Web 3.0.

Is there any office in the country that uses the old MLS books anymore? I am not certain, but I don't believe there is. Does anyone use an actual typewriter to type contracts anymore? No. Why? It's the same reason we don't still ride around in horses and buggies. With progress comes change. 

While I am not, nor do I claim to be a "tech" guru, one of the things I'm told I do well is help people grasp the impact of social networking and how to maximize the free tools that are available to them. And, my goal is to help people, not to create a program that I can sell. I know what it's like to have your formerly successful real estate career, take an unexpected turn. Feel free to give me a call at 913.488.8247 with ANY questions you have. 

That goes for you, too, Kellie and Patricia.

Jonathan Bell

June 09, 2009 10:50 PM
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Ken Cash
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Thanks my friends......   I feel better already..  I am going to do a webinar today at noon.........Twitter Basics.  Then tomorrow another webinar with James Nellis.  'Take your Social Media Strategy To The Next Level. Secrets of Top Selling Agents."

Ken Cash

June 10, 2009 01:31 PM
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Janna Scharf
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Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene

I started Facebook a little over a year ago, and AR last August.  AMAZING results in various ways.  I am an old dog learning new tricks, it's HARD!  I just keep moving ahead one step at a time.  Seems that technology is always one step ahead of me and I am always playing catch up.  Even though I am light years behind the curve in some areas, I am light years ahead of most of the pack.  And THAT'S amazing.  I currently have 2 listings from an AR referral, 2 listings from people who found posts of mine by googling random things, and several strong buyer leads from Facebook "friends" who are barely acquaintances. 

June 27, 2009 11:46 AM
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