Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty)

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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We use Hootsuite strictly for Twitter. I do a lot of autoposting to Twitter. 

I use ReCurpost for Twitter postings also. 

But for Facebook I only use our virtual assistants and myself to do our natural postings and all our engagment is human to human. 

I do subscribe to CityBlast for Facebook, for our biz pages and personal pages to keep things moving along when I am busy or can not get to post every day. 

There is some evidence that when you post to Facebook from Buffer, Meet Edgar, Post Planner, Hootsuite, etc- that FB does not show to a large organic reach compared to posting directly to FB. 

There is an interesting exception to this observation: 

If you post to Instagram first, then share that Instagram post on your FB account, Facebook shows that to a much larger organic audience. 

Hmmm, and how owns Instagram:) ? 

For huge companies that have huge followings, 10,000 + followers, they can get away with using automation posters because their reach is so huge but for those under that, I strongly suggest to post manually and organically. 

Aug 09, 2017 06:21 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm with Nestor & Katerina Gasset - do it yourself. Only YOU know what your market wants - a national company in CA doesn't know what our market is like here in NC and what our visitors find useful at any given moment in time.

Aug 09, 2017 09:27 PM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Nestor & Katerina Gasset 

My experience with CityBlast was TERRIBLE. They posted a LOT of pictures that were eye-catching and interesting but they smothered what I was trying to do to publicize my listings and the neighborhoods of my focus. I wish I had never used CityBlast.

My goal with my Facebook is to prove that I am a neighborhood specialist and the goals of CityBlast do not line up with mine.

It is my conviction that all relationships fail when goals do not line up.

I only do manual posts to Facebook.

Aug 09, 2017 08:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I have a homemade service designed from what I have learned on AR over the years.  Much of it starts with a blog post, video, or photo shared across the various social media platforms.

Aug 09, 2017 07:53 PM
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Chris Locke
Acton, CA

My tip of the day: Do NOT allow anybody to post on your Facebook account.  Posting generic real estate news will do nothing positive for you.  

If you find something interesting with a local angle then post it yourself.  

Aug 10, 2017 08:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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We use ouroen selves.  We like to control what is posted on theWWW. A

Aug 09, 2017 08:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have used Hootsuite. Prefer to control my posting and not autoblast. 

Aug 09, 2017 07:49 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Great question, Nestor & Katerina Gasset has a great answer

Aug 09, 2017 07:23 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

David we have a system in place that starts with AR and then it gets tweated, g+, FB (multi-pages) and LinkedIN. It is working really well for us once we figured out what worked and didn't work. We did miss the boat per se early on as it was a steep learning curve.  I do NOT like the 'canned' posts that I see lots of agents using - I see the over and over and over.  That serves who?

Aug 10, 2017 03:29 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't use one - oh,. I wasn't supposed to answer oh well

Aug 10, 2017 08:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always done it myself....

Aug 10, 2017 07:03 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I've used Hootsuite in the past. It did OK but the free version was limited. I'm considering going to a paid version. I would like to have a program that I could post one time and it would syndicate to all my accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, google+, etc.) I would also like the ability to set up a week's worth of posts and schedule them.

Aug 10, 2017 07:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Aug 10, 2017 05:15 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I use Jeff's DIY technology services.

Aug 10, 2017 03:37 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Only AR

Aug 09, 2017 08:48 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have one built into my website from Pipeline ROI.

Aug 09, 2017 07:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Why not to ask your community what are the reasons NOT to use auto services? 

Aug 10, 2017 01:50 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Tweetdeck and Hootsuite.  I can schedule posts throught out the day.

Aug 10, 2017 01:22 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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great info

Aug 10, 2017 12:27 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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We do not.

Aug 10, 2017 11:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I was using hootsuite, but now I use Buffer.

Aug 10, 2017 09:44 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Next Scripts with Word Press. Beyond that ... there is nothing else I care to "manage" regarding social media.

Aug 10, 2017 09:00 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I use Friends+Me because it posts to your profile page on G+. This is the only one that does. 

I've used Hootsuite & like that also but does not sync with G+. 

Aug 10, 2017 06:02 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about what your recommend.

Aug 10, 2017 03:57 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Back at you Media.

Aug 10, 2017 03:47 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Listen to Nestor & Katerina Gasset, they are the pros at this.

 

Aug 14, 2017 09:07 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do my own social media, and probably not as effectively as others.

Aug 12, 2017 08:50 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I used to use Hootsuite, but stopped since I wanted more control.

Aug 11, 2017 05:29 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Do it yourself.

Aug 11, 2017 02:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Martin - I do not use any service for managing my Social Media. Still not the platform where I expect to get a lead.

Aug 10, 2017 10:59 PM