Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

Sure do! I post pictures of our new listings and team events. It's not an everyday thing, but we get some nice interaction there when we do. Edited to add: If anyone wants to see what we do, you can find us there as "cameronteam".

Apr 09, 2015 10:29 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I just used Facebook to get over 150 shares to a link to one of my listings.  Yeah.  We use the heck out of social media.  

Apr 09, 2015 10:43 PM
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Billie Hillier
http://702IsHome.com - North Las Vegas, NV
Savvy Home Realty Solutions

Instagram is great for visual marketing. It takes a while to learn which hashtags work the best but once you do you can really build a following and a community. I {heart} IG!

Apr 10, 2015 06:04 AM
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Foster Smith Summerville
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor

I do not use Pinterest or Instagram...I may be wrong, but it is not where people are looking for listings. However, I use Facebook all the time and generate a decent amount of activity on my business page and personal. www.Facebook.com/FosterSmithRE . I connect FB to my twitter feed, and use hashtags. I also use Google Plus, AR, and my personal blog.  I will mention though that I have a marketing asst. that helps me with these things...not enough time in the day otherwise.

 

Apr 10, 2015 03:22 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have not used Instagram.  Mainly Facebook then AR and blogging and such. 

Apr 10, 2015 03:14 AM
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Andy Anderson
Ocoee, FL

Social Media is definitley the best tool in todays world, but I am also a believer of using older methods as well, there nothing wrong with an Ad in a local paper also!.

Apr 10, 2015 12:56 AM
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Josh LaRosse

Instagram wouldn't be my first thought or even second if I was looking for a house.

Apr 09, 2015 10:54 PM
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Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Yes it is a good way to connect with others. And like all social media, it is not a bill board but a conversation, it someone likes your photo or video, like their's back. And I use hash tags!

Apr 09, 2015 11:12 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will look for all the answers to this question. I have  not used instagram.

Apr 09, 2015 05:52 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lise, it's all I can do to keep up with ActiveRain and some Google+.  I use Instagram for my personal use.  

Apr 09, 2015 05:15 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

I enjoy Pinterest and Instagram personally but have never tried marketing with those apps. I will take a look

Apr 09, 2015 01:50 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Never used it. We are saturated with too much of the social marketing so that for those who become involved with all of it; do they have more than 24 hours in their days? I sure don't; at some point I need to be physically in front of clients to sell.

Apr 09, 2015 01:29 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I started but soon stopped with little traffic. Maybe i should start again, but need people to see it for it to be worth it. 

Apr 08, 2015 10:11 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 don't use Instagram.

Sep 09, 2018 07:22 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Not currently - but just saw an interesting presentation by an exec from Facebook who highlighted the advantages of including Instagram...

Sep 03, 2017 05:54 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I have not. Not saying that I will not in the future. I just need to dive in a little more to determine the best practices. 

Apr 12, 2015 01:52 PM
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

I read a lot about Rainers who use social media to market and close on their opportunities, yet, how do they quantify their time to manage these sites? For example, how can anyone determine that IG alone or FB alone was solely responsible for a close on an opportunity and if so, how much time was spent on the administration or management of that campaign?

When you tie all the elements of marketing your opportunities and close, is it because of just one single element or a comprehensive marketing campaign?

My belief is that it's nearly impossible to single out just one social media element that's responsible for closing an opportunity. So when calculating the value of your time and the sum of time spent on social media and other marketing campaigns, did you earn a reasonable profit? 

Apr 11, 2015 03:21 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I am on Instagram but have not posted or use it much. 

Apr 11, 2015 12:27 PM
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Jairo Arreola #SOLDBYVETERAN
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

IG is a great tool that has been helping our team connect and market listings.

@lotusgrouprealestate

Apr 11, 2015 07:32 AM
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Rita Harris
W.P. & Assoc. - Seattle, WA
Specialty: Immigrant families & vintage homes

While the 30 & 40-somethings seem to be bedazzled with Instagram, I have watched agents get traction out of Pinterest.  They way they use it is NOT to promote a listing, but rather to have an archive of properties they have represented in the past.  I'm not convinced prospects are SEARCHING for properties or agents, but they sure are VERIFYING or checking us out online.

Apr 10, 2015 07:56 AM
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Britt Adam Wallace
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties - Gilbert, AZ
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner - A better question, or a different question?   

I have set up an account for when I start to do business.  Instagram, and other platforms may not be an ideal service to guarantee business, but it is exposure.  The more eyes that can see a listing, the better odds of getting business, whether it be for that listing or something in the future.  They become aware of your business.  Plus, it's free to post.

There a many apps one could use to post to several social media sites with one submission.

I realize it may not be for everybody, but if there's a way to get my name or my business seen by more people (especially to no cost for me), you better believe I'm taking advantage of it.

Apr 10, 2015 07:54 AM
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Virginia Kazlouskas (Gregory)
Harmony Real Estate, Inc. - Hudson, NH
Your Southern NH Realtor!

yes but I'm still learning... I'm not sure how it plays into them yet.

Apr 10, 2015 06:36 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

The better question is:  When the listing agreement is no longer in play, do you REMOVE the photos from Instagram?

Apr 10, 2015 06:02 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have used Instagram but not really for business.  Any suggestions?

Apr 10, 2015 02:26 AM