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Rainmaker
5,533,007
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

FB does not mean much to us.  I like all the friends we have made on AR, and so glad to have had the opportunity to meet so many.  A

Feb 13, 2016 08:42 AM
Ambassador
3,038,209
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not at all.  What makes a "friend" on FB?  I've made some real "friends" in the AR community.  AR has been a real blessing for me in many ways.

Feb 13, 2016 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Prefer ActiveRain to Facebook.

Feb 13, 2016 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,954
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes & no. AR was around before I got involved in FB. I am actually tired of all the whining that goes on. Also too right now, it's bitching about politics. 

I like the fact that I get to learn more things on FB that I'm interested in but that is because I do not necessarily follow 'people'.

More FB friends are also AR friends.

Feb 13, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

More contact with old friends and distant family. I have more international friends now. 

Feb 13, 2016 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

For awhile there it changed me into someone with ADD. Now it's just there.

Feb 13, 2016 04:32 AM
Ambassador
4,559,420
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't believe it has changed me, but I certainly have made more online friends and stay in touch with people, including family

Feb 13, 2016 03:58 AM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

not sure it has changed us, it is another medium. it can be used to your benefit or used against you..

Feb 13, 2016 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
140,568
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't think it has changed me.  I don't have anymore out of state friends than before.

Feb 13, 2016 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,389
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

before I became active with my facebook page, I had a few hundred friends...now I have new ones every week..... 

Feb 13, 2016 02:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,063,921
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Facebook hasn't changed me but it certainly has changed the concept of "friend".

I have friends here, there and it seems everywhere.   

The one social media outlet that has meant more to me has been ActiveRain.  

Feb 13, 2016 08:52 PM
Rainmaker
202,542
KAREN SANCHEZ
Hamilton Landon Real Estate - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

Love Facebook! Helps me stay connect to those I don't see everyday.

Feb 13, 2016 03:06 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

yes

Feb 13, 2016 02:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have a lot of friend, who I don't know.

Feb 13, 2016 12:48 PM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's make it fun to keept track of my gigantic extended family.

Feb 13, 2016 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,223
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hasn't changed me.  Haven't been on in a couple days either.

Feb 13, 2016 11:25 AM
Ambassador
3,034,990
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I wouldn't say it's changed me at all.  But yes, I do have more distant friends.

Feb 13, 2016 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
563,146
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I don't think FB has changed me at all. It has enabled me to reconnect w/ many friends across the country.

Feb 13, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It has connected me with old lost friends from all over the world, even family members I hardly knew.

Feb 13, 2016 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
140,495
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I have alot of friends in and out of state. I think Fb has allowed me to see different sides of issues and to open my mind to some things I may not have thought about or experienced.

Feb 13, 2016 05:08 AM
Ambassador
5,362,286
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes FB and other SM has broadened our world, I now have friends to visit all around North America.

And it has allowed us to reconnect with old friends who we may have lost otherwise.

Feb 13, 2016 02:48 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It really hasn't changed me very much, as I try to keep my Facebook account much more business oriented.

Feb 13, 2016 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,288
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It has helped me reconnect with long distance friends and family.  

Feb 13, 2016 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,890,748
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Luckily we can put everyone into categories or would miss what is happening with my clients.    With so many "friends" the page gets pretty busy.

Feb 15, 2016 10:52 AM
Rainer
35,494
Corey R. Roberts
Keller Williams Realty—Yuba Sutter - Yuba City, CA
Turning Dreams into Realty.

When I graduated high school in 2007, I had no idea what facebook was. However, I moved to New Orleans for college in August of 07, and it seemed to be the major social media platform on that side of the country. I got it then just for my friends there. It didn't really kick off on the west coast where I live until after I returned, and now I use it to keep in touch with everyone pretty much

Feb 15, 2016 09:07 AM
Rainmaker
6,549,464
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of my Facebook friends are in other countries.

I am active in a number of Facebook groups relating to photography.

Feb 14, 2016 02:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,432,712
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Will Hamm I do have many friends out of state on FB.

Feb 14, 2016 12:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not use fb for business.

Feb 13, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,636,042
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Since I keep jumping from State-to-State, yes; more out of state friends.

Feb 13, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,061,622
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It hasn't changed me at all. It's just allowed me to reconnect with lots of old friends and stay on top of many of them and clients. But, like Popeye, I yam what I yam!

Feb 13, 2016 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,437,177
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Will. I strictly use my personal and business pages as a tool.

Feb 13, 2016 06:35 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm - not much on Facebook. Though I do my best to wish everyone a Happy Birthday on Facebook - easy to stay connected.

And many out-of-state AR members are my friend on Facebook.

Feb 13, 2016 02:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,552
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't know where they live, but I definately have more commercials! And Signs!

Feb 13, 2016 12:21 PM