Hi…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.