What Is It With Goggle Plus?

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Education & Training with Hoffacker Associates LLC

What is it with Google Plus, Twitter, and other sites? These are social networks. They are designed for connections and sharing of information.

To be clear, this is not about the sites but about some of the people who open accounts.

I see so many people that sign up without posting a drop of personal information - nothing about where they are from or what they do. Most of all no photo. A graphic or defalult witness protection image doesn't do it. We want to connect with you.

Then people wonder why they have few connections or why that particular network doesn't work for them.

No one forces us to join netwroks, but when we do we should give ourselves a fighting chance by uploading a full profile.

 

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For more information on my coaching and educational programs and services, visit my website or go to my other blog "Steve Hoffacker's Home Sales Insights" for additional sales tips, insights, and commentary. Listen to my free podcast messages at "Steve Hoffacker's Happenings."

Steve Hoffacker - Sales Trainer, Author of Sales Books, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Marketing Consultant, Sales Coach, Blogger, Photographer, Motivator, Podcaster, and Teacher. - for Realtors, Real Estate Sales Professionals, Home Builders, New Home Salespeople, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Independent Sales Representatives.

© Steve Hoffacker, 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Mona Gersky
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Steve, this is why I don't join a lot of networks...I'm never sure how much personal stuff is good and I'm afraid of putting too much on the internet.  Sound advice though...if you are in, get in!

April 07, 2012 02:59 PM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Steve, I will admit that I need to do a lot more with my google+ site, I really haven't spent a whole lot of time there like I should.

April 07, 2012 03:02 PM
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Mona,

When I say personal, I mean business - the main reason to be on these sites. You want to create contacts that can lead to referrals and business. :)

Steve

April 07, 2012 03:03 PM
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Tony and Darcy,

There's a limit to the number of sites we can be active on, but they are great to use. Learn them and take maximum advantage. Let me know if I can help. :)

Steve

April 07, 2012 03:05 PM
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Tanja Cisliek
Future Home Realty

Steve, I am going to try to look for you on Google+, but I have to admit, just joined 2 weeks ago, and I'm not "getting it" yet :O!!

April 07, 2012 03:11 PM
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Tanja,

Google+ is a little like facebook but is a micro-blogging site that supports photos, videos, and audio. People seem more willing to comment on posts on this platform than on others. Contact me for some tips if you like. :)

Steve

April 07, 2012 04:30 PM
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates

I think it's just some folks don't really get the concept of online networking.  They think that just signing up is enough.

April 07, 2012 04:38 PM
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Jeanne and Ralph,

In some cases that is enough, but there needs to be a full profile along with it. :)

Steve

April 07, 2012 05:42 PM
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Lou Ludwig
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Ludwig & Associates

Steve

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Goggle Plus.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

April 07, 2012 07:58 PM
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

IMHO * Google+ is for ADULTS * I see a lot of AR members on Google+ and while I just set up a Fb page for LandlordShisperer, I pay more attention to Google+

April 08, 2012 03:56 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Steve,

It is time consuming to keep up with it all, but a regular "check" of the sites you join is a must!

Happy Easter!

April 08, 2012 04:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Michael Saunders & Company

Steve, you are right that you are either in or out. Use it or lose it! Thanks for sharing and being there to help! Enjoy your day!

April 08, 2012 04:22 AM
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Lou,

This is true for Goggle+, AR, or any of the networks. Happy Easter! :)

Steve

April 08, 2012 05:49 AM
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Wallace,

Good observation although I see many people who don't realize the tool this is. Happy Easter! :)

Steve

April 08, 2012 05:51 AM
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Lisa,

I recommend that you pick 5 or 6 that you want to be really active on (or 3 or 4) and do frequent postings. For most of the others, a good profile is sufficient. Happy Easter! :)

Steve

April 08, 2012 05:53 AM
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Wayne,

Thank you and Happy Easter! :)

Steve

April 08, 2012 05:53 AM
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Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale
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Steve, Everyone is talking about Social Media and how it can help one's business. There are also many classes, being given with the promise of a fully active Twitter,Facebook and Google+ account by  the end of the class. But if the Realtor's

are very busy with clients, there is no time for them to get back to update their profile. And then they completely forget about it. Caprice

April 08, 2012 04:01 PM
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Caprice,

Yes, there is a lot of talk - with good reason. If you are busy with showings, that's great. However, you can do both if you are strategic. Give me a call for a free couple of pointers on how. :)

Steve

April 08, 2012 09:41 PM
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