Do you find yourself getting a lot more friend requests right now? I am. In the past I might get one or two a day, now I'm getting four or five, sometimes 10 a day. Why is that? More people are at home and they are on their social media much more than ever!
So what can you do with that information?
We know we're supposed to be reaching out to our sphere with phone and video calls, writing handwritten notes, and Zoom meetings. But let me give you something else to do as well. Set a goal of sending out 10 friend requests on Facebook, following 10 people on Instagram, and connecting with 10 people a day on LinkedIn.
Yes, you can make 30 connections a day and it doesn't take a lot of time. But don't just connect - go deeper - endorse people on linked in and try using Facebook and Instagram as another CRM platform.
Look for life change. If someone is posting about losing their job, having a struggle with their kids and homeschooling, or they're going crazy in...
Interesting news - Facebook is quietly testing the use of hashtags.
We all know that Facebook owns Instagram. They have for years and hashtags are big on Instagram. So we always tend to place hashtags behind every post. Why do we do that? Because hashtags are searchable! If you click on a hashtag you will see all the posts that have used that hashtag recently.
Now that hashtags are going becoming searchable on Facebook, you can get ahead of the crowd and be somebody that is showing up at the top of one of these hashtags early.
Check out this quick video for a quick demonstration!
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Is Facebook quietly rolling out hashtags?
According to marketing experts the answer is yes. Facebook owns Instagram which has long used hashtags as a marketing tool. Not only can you attach hashtags to your posts, you can search, and even follow hashtags on Instagram. It appears that Facebook may be implementing a similar strategy.
It wouldn't be the fist time Facebook has followed Instagram.
The best example may be the roll out of Facebook Stories which has quickly become a game changer for social media content.
Check out this quick video to learn more and discover how you may be able to use the quiet roll out to your advantage!
Roughly 2.7 million U.S. adults moved in with a parent or grandparent in March and April as the coronavirus pandemic spread, potentially costing landlords hundreds of millions of dollars in monthly rent payments.
Here is the breakdown:
+ There were 32 million adults living with their parents or grandparents in April, the highest number on record.
+ More than 80% of those who recently moved back in with their parents are Gen Zers.
How does this affect the real estate market? The demand for larger houses will be increasing as multi-generational households increase. Watch this quick video for details...
We have all heard from numerous channels that video will be the key differentiation tool for top real estate pros over the coming years.
But numbers just released by the KCM blog provide some staggering insight into just how fast this transition is occurring and why embracing video as a key part of your marketing strategy is so important.
What if before being hired by a buyer or a seller they first checked out all of your social media pages?
The vast majority do exactly this according to a study from Career Builder which reveals that 70% of employers view a potential employees social media pages before making a hiring decision. Even during employment 43% continue to check on current employees social media feeds.
Buyers and sellers often view themselves as your employer and when entrusting the largest financial decision of their lives to someone will even be more likely to check you out on social media.
Your social media feed then is the first step in the interview process, a life resume, that can help or hurt your chances of earning your next commission. To make sure you put your best foot forward check out this quick list of 9 Things Not to Do on Social Media!
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Where is the best place to find qualified real estate leads online? What social media markets are already saturated with REALTORS and which ones are full of opportunity? Where do buyers find information online and what are they looking for?
These questions and more are answered during this video overview based on a new report from the National Association of REALTORS - Real Estate in a Digital World. Report Highlights
In the Real Estate in a Digital Age report, the process home buyers go through in the initial online search and how REALTORS® are connecting with customers in the digital space is examined. Some interesting findings (ton's more in the video overview)
In 2018, buyers worked with an agent 87 percent of the time to find their home, so trust in a REALTOR® is still king. While the initial process may start online, home buyers turn to the advice from a trusted real estate agent.
In addition to the home buying process, REALTORS® also...
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