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Rainmaker
2,426,378
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Absolutely. If it did not work I would not do it. ;-)

Feb 17, 2017 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
946,411
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Ever? Sure.
Is it a strong source of direct business?
No.
Why do it, then?
Because it keeps you visible, and/or allows people to see what a nut you are and how much you love your dog or cat.  3:)

Feb 17, 2017 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,767,386
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Sometimes it's hard to find out where .... people don't seem to really remember well.

Feb 17, 2017 01:52 PM
Rainmaker
5,580,884
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have had success receiving listing leads and closing the listing originating from my website.... and buyers have inquired via my website.... 

Feb 17, 2017 01:07 PM
Ambassador
4,316,215
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

HOMEiZ.COM HOMEiZGROUP - never done that - yet.

Feb 17, 2017 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,340,317
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No not really

 

Feb 17, 2017 05:56 PM
Ambassador
956,133
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Yes and at least 4 from post here on AR

Feb 17, 2017 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
146,758
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Absolutely! Facebook is my primary social media site and I've received a lot of closed business from Facebook. Keeping an active Facebook business page and then sharing those posts to your personal page, helps people to keep you top of mind when it comes to real estate.

Feb 17, 2017 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
2,159,189
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

My personal website.

Feb 17, 2017 04:29 PM
Ambassador
3,159,410
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Only one seller that I know (could track) came from my FB business page. 

Feb 17, 2017 04:26 PM
Ambassador
3,987,010
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It helps though with awareness and getting people over to my website.

Feb 17, 2017 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes I do.

Feb 17, 2017 03:23 PM
Ambassador
4,556,267
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes - most of my social media friends are my sphere and many of them will message me directly on FB.  

Feb 17, 2017 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

rarely but I am working on it getting some help at this point from Anita Clark 

I've gone back in time to answer old posts just because I want to see if anyone reads old questions... if I get no LIKES I will assume they don't and stop reading them lol

Feb 09, 2018 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,672,715
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Anita Clark wrote!

Feb 18, 2017 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,266,898
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I consider ActiveRain to be social media.  Yes I have clients who "found" me "online" and even though they don't say the name I know this forum is the source. 

Feb 18, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,385,382
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Social media does a great job at reminding those acquaintances i already have that what i do and that i am there for their real estate needs. It also reaches friends of "friends" and new clients. I like to use social media to post my AR blogs for added exposure

Feb 18, 2017 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,497,806
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

For me it's about branding. I get 75% of my business via repeat and referral business.

Feb 18, 2017 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

yes

Feb 18, 2017 02:36 AM
Ambassador
5,759,747
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For some groups all of our prospects come from social media.

Feb 17, 2017 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,712,758
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

HOMEiZ.COM HOMEiZGROUP Social media sites works well for a real estate business.

Feb 17, 2017 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 17, 2017 07:20 PM
Ambassador
2,609,108
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.  "Internet presence", and popularity on certain sites.

Feb 17, 2017 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,393,074
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes! Although it is a combination of my website, my niche marketing and social media!

Feb 17, 2017 06:01 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I don't technically advertise on social media sites but even still we get leads that come from different social media sites.  I'd say this is considered a social media site and I've worked with buyers from here. -Kasey

Feb 17, 2017 01:58 PM
Ambassador
4,745,129
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Several

Feb 17, 2017 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
916,328
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes.

But that yes could be very deceiving. Being there does not mean you will get business. You really need to know why you are there and what those who are there with are receptive to.

Some will say it's a numbers game meaning the more stuff one publishes the greater the opportunity to snag a suspect.

But I'll ask, "Did you respond to the 'pay mortgage early' solicitation or the 'Ready to get more Facebook leads' ad to the right of this screen?

Both are wrong messages to the wrong audience but 'it's a numbers game!"

However, in a different environment, looking into Facebook ads would be a good thing.

Feb 17, 2017 01:17 PM
Rainmaker
609,650
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Facebook ads work.  And they are not that expensive.

Feb 17, 2017 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
5,767,876
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes

Feb 17, 2017 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

More than once.

Feb 17, 2017 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
5,330,798
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have hundreds of pages of content on my web site, and that is how I bring in new clientele.

Feb 20, 2017 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
7,042,833
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Feb 19, 2017 05:50 AM
Rainer
320,229
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes only facebook.

Feb 18, 2017 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,430,981
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  They've been a waste of my time in that regard.  They are great for branding though.

Feb 18, 2017 11:41 AM
Ambassador
3,988,377
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Only one through Linkedin...

Feb 18, 2017 10:57 AM
Ambassador
1,616,454
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

nice read so far

Feb 18, 2017 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
808,902
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Working on it and have been getting more followers as I post. I am optimistic!

Feb 18, 2017 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Occasionally, but not in great numbers.

Feb 18, 2017 06:22 AM