They say its a wast of time...I want to prove them wrong!
Social Media and Real Estate...
I was recently part of a discussion with a large group of Realtors talking about social media "SM" and real estate. With the recent economic downturn it seems that everyone's looking for new ways to reach targets and SM entered the conversation. Immediately there was a definite division in the group between realtors that thought SM was a valuable tool and Realtors did not. Two other Realtors and I were pro SM vs. about 28 Realtors that thought it was a waste of time and effort. The anti SM group brought up the old adage "it’s all about who you know". Now I agree with the statement but I feel that there is a huge amount of leverage that you can take advantage of utilizing SM. After going back and forth about using SM as a tool to market real estate (which I constantly utilize) the question was asked, "has anyone in the room ever represented a client in purchasing or selling a home that was generated by social media?" The answer "no…" and therefore they said it was a waste of time and SM will not help your real estate business as an agent. By this time I REALLY wanted to prove them wrong. So here is the challenge....If you help me find a buyer or seller through Social Media that completes a successful real estate transaction I will donate my full commission; 1/2 to a charity of your choice and the other 1/2 to the Amarillo Young Professionals (Non Profit Organization).
I want to prove the value of Social Media in the Real Estate Business and I am willing to put my money up to make it happen!