How 2 Get More Views on Facebook Marketplace

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices

By now you might have heard that you can post listings to Facebook Marketplace at no cost.  I want to share an easy way to get more people to see your listings. 

You can post your listings on Facebook Marketplace either through Facebook itself or through Oodle.  The default display lists items for sale according to the latest time they were posted. 

Facebook Marketplace

Here's the tip:  Every 24 hours Facebook lets you move your property back up to the top of the list!  All you have to do is log into your Facebook account, pull up your listings on Marketplace and click on Promote to Top of Results. 

Promote Your Listing To The Top of FaceBook Marketplace

I know everyone wants to know about concrete results and I can't point to any yet, but my latest listing has had over 450 views on Facebook and we're getting many showings on the property.

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Rainmaker
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Kathryn Acciari
RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury - Sturbridge, MA
Realtor - CDPE, CIAS, Sturbridge MA Real Estate

Interesting, Deb.  I'll have to check it out.

January 17, 2010 07:27 PM #6
Rainer
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Todd Sabatini
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City Beach, FL

Thanks for the information. I will try it right now and sell my listings.

January 26, 2010 12:48 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Don Wixom
RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
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Thanks for the tip Deb! I'll BE CHECKING IT OUT!

January 31, 2010 09:56 AM #8
Rainer
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Gina Burgio
Coldwell Banker Home & Family Realty - Hamilton, ON
Hamilton-Niagara-Halton-Peel Real Estate

great tip!! thank you v much.

February 10, 2010 04:16 PM #9
Rainer
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Gina Burgio
Coldwell Banker Home & Family Realty - Hamilton, ON
Hamilton-Niagara-Halton-Peel Real Estate

i tried your tip today about moving up the listing. i'm so glad you posted.  thanks again.

February 11, 2010 05:20 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

You're welcome!  This is what ActiveRain is all about - sharing good ideas :)

February 12, 2010 05:47 AM #11
Rainer
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Nimi Dvir
Metro Referrals - Silver Spring, MD

Thanks Deb, I'll definitely use it in the future.

February 16, 2010 11:51 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Mary Weaver
Prudential Lynch Realty, Ruidoso, NM - Ruidoso, NM
Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate

Deb,

Thank you for the Facebook Marketplace info. I will give it a try. I'm just experimenting with FB, and it's great to know about this advertising resource for listings.

February 17, 2010 05:36 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Definitely give it a try - after all, what's to not like about free advertising on a medium that is extremely popular!

February 18, 2010 05:51 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Kim Bartells
TC Business Management, LLC - www.TCMandD.com - Perkasie, PA
Result Driven Real Estat - Marketing Expert

Great Tip.  I'll recommend this to the agents I work with.  I think it's not about how many sites you get your listings on, but rather having them on the best sites.  If this site grows are fast as Facebook did, I think it will be a very useful resource for agents.

February 18, 2010 08:00 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Kim - what I like is the marketplace is part of Facebook itself, so people are already going there.

February 19, 2010 07:09 AM #16
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Foster Smith Charleston
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor

Hi Deb,

I've been looking into this as well, but it seemed like we would get penalized by Facebook for advertising our listings...see this article:

http://www.futureofrealestatemarketing.com/facebook-doesnt-like-realtors

It was written a year ago or so, but I know I've been warned not to put too much "business" inventory on FB.  Curious as to if you knew if this was not an issue anymore, or what your thoughts were.?

Thanks!

Foster

March 16, 2010 02:23 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Awesome tip, Deb and thanks for sharing!  I love Marketplace on Facebook but I have never used it for listings - I may have to look into it.

Wake Forest NC House Chick

March 16, 2010 02:29 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Foster I'm glad you brought up that question.  I can only assume that a year has mellowed Facebook's view of agents posting listings in the real estate section of Marketplace.  They even have a relationship with Oodle so that any classified ads placed in Oodle can be syndicated to Facebook Marketplace.

My pleasure LeesaB!

March 16, 2010 03:51 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Foster Smith Charleston
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor

Hi Deb,

Curious as to whether you post more than one listing on FB? I tried to do that and they are forcing me to use Oodle Pro to do this.  ($25/month) Is that what you do?

Thanks,

Foster

March 22, 2010 01:53 PM #20
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Hi Foster,  I am using a trial of Oodle Pro at the moment.  Thanks for brining it to my attention that FB foreces you to use it in order to post multiple properties.

March 22, 2010 05:34 PM #21
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ivan

on sale listing I use oodle and after I tried to place a 2nd ad for sale the oodle wants me to pay 25 minimum for 10 ads.

March 25, 2010 10:26 PM #22
Rainer
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Ivan Pintor
Charles Rutenberg realty - Manhattan, NY

Sorry you get to post 250 listings at 25 per month I just checked it. and there is a deal if you pay a year up front you get it at a discount 180 upfront which equals to 15 per month. Now I post rentals and I see it free I click free ad and its free.

March 25, 2010 10:43 PM #23
Rainer
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Ivan Pintor
Charles Rutenberg realty - Manhattan, NY

now they changed it again I was just about to pay when now it is back to 10 listings for only 25 per month. For me not worth it.

April 12, 2010 06:52 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Deb Agliano
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb - Medford, MA Real Estate

Ivan - that's why I grabbed the deal when I saw it.  You normally get better rates when you pay for a year in advance.

April 12, 2010 06:58 AM #25
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