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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bear River Valley Realty

Face book iconHi…Wanna be my friend? BFF’s even? I am really friendly.  Why I just might be the best friend you may ever have. See…I actually do care about you. There are lots of people who claim to be your friend. But who besides your REALTOR really has your back?  I will take care of you in sickness and in health.  You can place your full trust in me to take care of the largest financial investment you will ever make.  Place it all on MY shoulders. 

Many professionals choose to just play the lurking friend role on their Facebook profiles (several blogs and webinars suggest this as well) and I have done that as well.

But this week I decided that I am doing myself a disservice and a disservice to my “friends” by being a lurker. The way I see it, this time is the most important time of all to be spouting advice on the real estate front to all who will hear it.

The general public will hear misinformation from the news media and word of mouth if I do not continually offer updates on what the real estate situation is like in my local market.  Where else will my “friends” get this information from? Zillow, Trulia, or any number of other consolidator sites with less than accurate information for the general population?

I say NO to being a lurker from now on. I am going to offer tips and tricks and general advice about the real estate climate.  Goodbye to Lurking. I am proud of what I do and I offer great advice and service to the public and I am not ashamed to tell them about it.

Yes I do want to be your friend.

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David Zablatsky
Key Advantage Realty - Needham, MA
Real Estate - Needham, MA

Kathy,

 

Thank you for your posting, it makes alot of sense and is totally on the money!

 

-David

Oct 14, 2009 10:18 PM #1
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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Facebook is such a great arena for us to get the word out.  I totally agree with you.  We need to be friends with everyone and take their best interests to heart.

Oct 14, 2009 10:23 PM #2
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Kathy, Great post.  I'm much more active in Twitter and ActiveRain -- but I should spend more time and do something with Facebook.   I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you on ActiveRain, too. 

It is also interesting to see that you are close to the Bear River.  I grew up on a ranch near Evanston, Wyoming and the Bear River ran right along it.  I have a lot of fond memories of the river.

Oct 17, 2009 03:50 PM #3
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA (Roseville, Loomis, Granite Bay)

I like your initiative, Kathy...go get 'em on Facebook and keep 'em informed! :)

Leilani

Oct 18, 2009 11:52 PM #4
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