A few years ago I went to the Keller Williams Family Reunion which is our annual get together. That particular year it was in New Orleans, which was somewhere I had never been. I'm sure you know that New Orleans is very much a party town; however to me this was business. I was there to listen to all the great speakers who are successful agents in other US markets and hopefully learn something!
There were numerous training classes held all throughout the day and unfortunately I haven't figured out how to be in two places at once, so I was unable to attend everything. Luckily I was able to attend a training session that dealt with social media, which I knew nothing about and kept hearing how important of a factor that is in the Real Estate business. The class was all about getting on board with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn and using it to promote your current listings, networking with agents in and outside your market area and also to help attract potential buyers. I learned several secrets that I still use today, about LinkedIn and another service that help bring all of your social media together. I bring this up because I’m proud to announce that I was listed as one of the Top 100 LinkedIn Real Estate Professionals to Connect With by Realty Biz News. Actually I was listed as #13!! Now those of you who know me, I am not one to boast or brag about anything and am pretty modest when it comes to my successes. So you ask why would I talk about this and why is this important to you? This shows that I am very well connected with a large group of people, so when it comes to listing your home I know how to get the word out. Not only do potential homebuyers see your property, but so do other agents out there that may have the perfect buyer for your home. I have also connected with several buyers because of my connections to other Realtors throughout the US.
When I informed my husband about these social media techniques, he quickly got on board with it too. Not only did the social media get him excited, but also the idea of building a website for us and working together as a husband and wife real estate team. He went back to school and received several certifications in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Web Page Design and helped build our website to what it is today. Since business was getting so busy he decided it was time for him to get his Real Estate License as well. Together we use what I learned about Social Media to help our Sellers get their homes sold and move on to their next chapter. It also helps me connect with Realtors in other areas throughout the country. How might this pertain to you? Do you need to sell your home up north so you can live the Florida Dream? I may know a great agent in your area because of my established relationships on LinkedIn. So have we connected yet?