Can You Have Too Much Social Media?

Real Estate Agent with Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

I would like to “pare down” my social media, BUT, I am constantly told by others here on the Rain, that that is a bad idea. 


However, the question is:  I have people following me on Pinterest (which I haven’t touched in over two months, Twitter the same and Facebook only when there is a reason to be there because of ActiveRain. 


I decided instead to concentrate on AR and expired listings, along with my usual contingent of buyers and bank-owned properties. 


This seems to work for me, and I am not as harried and feeling as guilty.  Perhaps if things slow down over the winter months here in Minnesota, I can reach out again. 


But, if I were to do that, I believe that for myself and my market, it would be Pinterest that gets the lion’s share of the time that I have set aside for social media.  After ActiveRain, of course!


How do you feel?  What gets you the most attention from the public whether you are a realtor, stager, mortgage broker or insurance agent (hey, Sardi)!

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Bobbie Smith
Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,

Pinterest is bringing me lots of followers and "interested parties" whereas Facebook gets me nothing.  It is so much easier on Pinterest or even Google plus to increase your "group of followers" and/or exposure.  Hopefully a lead will come from one of them soon.

September 22, 2012 04:37 PM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California


I like pinterest it is fun.  But Facebook is the social media I concentrate on.  I have only been on facebook for about 8 months.  I hope it will bring me some business but nothing yet.  I post once a day and check if I have any comments later in the day.

September 22, 2012 05:23 PM
Pamela Seley, REALTOR®
Menifee Lakes California Real Estate

Definitely no facebook for me. I have a pinterest account and I like it because of the photos. I haven't spent much time on it. I cancelled my google plus because it wasn't doing anything for me or my business. Just a waste of time. Meeting people face to face is the best way to generate business, imo.

September 22, 2012 05:42 PM
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West

Susanne, we can't do it all and maintain our sanity.  We need time for family, friends and ourselves.  My opinion is that you should choose the social media that works best for you and business.

September 24, 2012 02:46 PM
Jason Sardi
Your Agent for Life
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina


While I don't mind having several lines in the pond, it's also important to direct my energy to those things that will or already have produced maximum results.  Plus, work/life balance is crucial.  And I still don't remember my Twitter password ;)

BTW - The check is in the mail :)

September 25, 2012 06:05 AM

Suzanne McLaughlin

Wright & Sherburne Counties Realtor
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