How to add real estate listings to your Facebook profile

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Adding new listings to your Facebook profile is not only a good way to get listing information out to people in your area, but it’s also a good way to stay in front of them on their news feed, as a reminder that you can help with their real estate needs now or in the future.

Today we’ll walk through the steps of adding new listings to your Facebook profile by way of the Add Note feature:

On your Profile tab, click on Add Note, then More Options. You’ll want to add photos before any text to be sure that your photos show up on your feed, so before you start adding in any text, click on the Add Photos link.

You’ll be taken to a brand new screen, where you can upload photos directly from your computer:

 

Here you will add your title, upload your photo, and then add in a quick description and a link to your site, or the property webpage if you like:

 

 

Finally, at the bottom of the screen you’ll see Publish. Once you do, you’ll be given a couple different publishing options. I recommend that you do publish it to your Profile, and select the Full story size.

 

There you go! Less than five minutes, and you’ve just gotten your listing info out to all your Facebook friends. If you’ve been consistent about adding friends that make sense for your business goals, this can be a very targeted group of people.

 

Online Real Estate Marketing tips: Adding Real Estate listings to your Facebook profile

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Rainmaker
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Kate Wheeler
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor

Thanks for the simple explanation.  Now I know what I'll be doing with my free time this weekend! 

May 22, 2009 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
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R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA
Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA

Thank you!  AR is great because of this type of information provided by its members to all of us.

 

http://www.poconolandandhomes.com

May 23, 2009 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Mark Brian
Anderson SC Realtor
Silver Star Real Estate LLC

I like this very much but have been wondering how to do it. So thanks for the great information! Have a great day!

May 23, 2009 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Carrie Sampron
ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R
Home Smart Realty Group

Wow, another great tip.  Can't wait to give it a try.

May 24, 2009 11:22 AM
Anonymous #28
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paul Anyanwu

Thanks for your candid information and explanation because i was doing it another way but when i got to a point it was saying pay per click and i knew it will cost me a lot of money and i exited right away i can't afford pay per click in this great market. I will now try your method which is free.

May 24, 2009 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
126,253
Courtney Brown, Realtor (S) Vice President
Specializing in Kapalua & Maui Resort Real Estate
Island Sotheby's International Realty

Thanks for the great idea.  Rather than create a note, I posted my single property site and found it to be great!

 

May 24, 2009 07:33 PM
Rainmaker
42,689
Michael Barrow
Realtor, San Diego CA Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty - San Diego Metro

Thanks for the tutorial!  I'll have to start using this!

May 25, 2009 01:07 PM
Rainer
50,794
Rich Rogala
Real Estate Marketing Coach
Consistent Clients

Glad this helped everyone! I know that the process has changed just a bit due to changes Facebook has made, but it's still pretty simple, and a great way to get your listings and your info out there!

May 26, 2009 09:10 AM
Rainmaker
389,094
Sonya Loose
Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs and Smallwo
Gladwin MI Real Estate (Homewaters Real Estate)

I LOVE it!!!  I created a listing as I read your post.  It was so easy and I know my friends will love seeing what is new to the market.  Everyone loves real estate and to see what homes are listed for!  I may do this for sold listings too as a way of spreading the word!

May 26, 2009 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
135,521
Elayna Fernandez
Marketing Success Made Possible
Designed 2 Impress, Inc.

This is brilliant!  Thank you for sharing.  Never thought to use the Note feature as a listing tool!

May 28, 2009 09:07 AM
Ambassador
671,201
Karen Crowson
Livermore Wine Country Homes
Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA

So, I have a question for all of you using Facebook for your listings.  I use Facebook primarily for connecting with friends and family.  I do have some business connections there as well.  But I'm not sure the people I'm connected to want to see me using it as an advertising site for listings.  I see a few friends 'selling' through their Facebook posts repeatedly and find it annoying.  Am I alone in this point of view?

May 29, 2009 04:38 PM
Rainer
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Rich Rogala
Real Estate Marketing Coach
Consistent Clients

It really depends on how you want to use Facebook. If you want it to be purely  a social tool for friends and family, then you are probably right in leaving off your listings. And someone who just "sells" from their Facebook profile, without connecting with others or sharing valuable info, etc. will usually get unfriended eventually as people find it annoying. You need to find the right balance for how you want to use it. That being said, though, you are able to create organize your Facebook friends through "friend lists" and set who sees what status updates. You can see more info on my post "Organize Your Friends in Facebook".

Hope that helps!

June 01, 2009 04:33 AM
Rainer
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Cheryl Mikkola
Trinity County Realty Co.

I would like to know if anyone has actually sold a property in which Facebook initiated the communication.  I see and hear a lot about "Facebook" but also hear about all the spam and junk mail one receives after joining.  Can someone please let me know if "Facebook" is actually worth the effort?

Thanks

June 11, 2009 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
110,308
Wendy Smith
Real Estate Advisor
Wendy Smith Real Estate

how's Facebook *really* working for you?  generating any leads?

June 19, 2009 07:13 AM
Anonymous #38
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Anonymous

Why not do it by using POSTLETS.COM and then all you need is a  click the link to Facebook.

Sandy Souilliard

Keller Willliams Realty

Pgh,PA 15090

October 06, 2009 02:17 PM
Rainer
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Rich Rogala
Real Estate Marketing Coach
Consistent Clients

Sandy - yes, if you're using Postlets (which is a great service), that's an easy way to do it!

October 09, 2009 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Suzanne Hinton
Broker-Associate, Overland Park Homes, Houses, Rea
Hinton Group-ReMax Premier Realty

Thank you Rich for the instructions.  I really appreciate it and always get great help out of your posts.  I was wondering if there is a way to add a new tab to Search Listings that would link to our IDX site?  Thanks again Rich.

January 12, 2010 08:52 AM
Anonymous #41
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Ashutosh Ranjan

Thanks for updation, how to add real estate listings on facebook. I tried and got succeeded in adding the listings on facebook. thanks once again.

July 23, 2010 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Lewis
REALTOR, e-Pro,CIA,IMSD,GRI & CNE
The Bald Man Group

Rich,

Good info ... 1 question Facebook just changed their format and it will affect all users in March 2011 ... any changes that you forsee here?

February 15, 2011 10:50 AM
Anonymous #43
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Ganeshan Nadarajan

Adding new listings to your Facebook profile is not only a good way to get listing information out to people in your area, but it’s also a good way to stay in front of them on their news feed, as a reminder that you can help with their real estate needs now or in the future.

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