ActiveRain and Facebook - A Social Networking Love Affair

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Real Estate Services with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

A few weeks back, I received a Facebook notification regarding a new message on my wall.  Now does that sound Social networky or what?  lol~ Anyway, it was an old friend and past client who was asking me for a referral in an area close by.  Of couse I looked up Linda on ActiveRain, and referred her over to Tom.  Yesterday, I get a Facebook notification that there's a new comment from Tom on my wall again.

Naturally I responded to Tom immediately, and then thanked Linda.  :-))

Funny - Just two days ago, I was talking about referrals with Nyssa on Activerain (we were actually on Twitter..haha)  discussing what we felt is the true definition and meaning of "referral?"  I think this was a perfect example of a Social networking referral, and I think we'll see many more of them done like this in the future.  Facebook and ActiveRain generate the contact, and the relationships and "connections" generate the referral.  ActiveRain and Facebook are excellent conduits, but it's always has been, and always will be about people.

Here's two great social networks, totally different from each other, yet connecting us and providing opportunities that many of us still have yet to discover.  How will you use ActiveRain and other Social Networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn etc. to do business and build referrals in the future?  Or will you end up like me, and just be using them already without even realizing it?  :-O

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Rainer
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Shelly Fisher
Property Specialist - Lake Burton Club, Rabun County
Lake Burton Club Realty-Clayton Ga

It's been kinda of fun learning how to keep all this together.

ANd how to link it all to my website.

I will always be learning!

July 14, 2009 09:57 AM
Rainer
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Jonathan Rivera
Real-TechGuy.com

Referrals on social networks is becoming commonplace.  

The reason I like this venue much better is because of

the transparency, like Ryan said.

When you send a referral through one of your social

contacts is easy to keep track of it.

 

The internet and social media are bringing us closer than

we've ever been before and it's up to us to figure out how

that can turn into more business opportunities.

 

I see referrals daily on my facebook page.  Agents from all

over the US sharing referrals in one place.  It's amazing to 

see business coming together through social media.  Our group

has had over 150 referrals this year.  I'm expecting that number

to grow as more agents realize the power of social networking.

July 23, 2009 12:49 PM
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Brad Andersohn
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Jonathan - we are seeing the same results here on AR, and the numbers seem to be increasing daily.

This is a beautiful thing!  :-)

July 23, 2009 12:54 PM
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Anja Kerstens
GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real Estate
Summit Realty Group

Hi Brad,

There are some great webinars out there with helpful information on setting up Facebook neighborhood pages.  I did one but alas, I don't know how to set the settings.  Oh well, I will find out soon enough.  I am using facebook for business thanks to one of your AR podcasts that introduced me to it.  

Thanks for all the helpful information you post out there.

July 23, 2009 10:47 PM
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Alex Chang
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This is why Facebook (and ActiveRain) is so powerful.  It's not an advertising opportunity - it's a referrals opportunity.

April 12, 2010 07:23 PM
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