Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

An incorrect account was created, meaning I now have two linkedin profiles. They will not delete the bogus one. For that reason I quit linkedin years ago.

They should understand the little stuff DOES matter.

Feb 06, 2016 09:23 PM
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2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. I post to Linkedin everyday and in 2015 I did 16 mortgages as a result of being on there, so it has definitely been a benefit for me.

Feb 06, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,550,327
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I wouldn't "miss" them.

Beyond linking AR posts there and receiving annoying updates, I don't use LinkedIn although I believe Joe Petrowsky and others have written many positive posts about LI.   

Feb 06, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
5,846,708
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 not do much on LinkedIn, but have a profile.

Feb 08, 2016 01:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I never use LinkedIn, but my understanding is that it's pretty important to the younger set. Our 23 year old daughter uses it to screen candidates for jobs and to network with others in her field.

Feb 08, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
849,491
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I wouldn't miss it and often question being part of it...

Feb 07, 2016 08:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl I do not use LinkedIn as much. I love being connected with people here on AR - that's my linkedin,.

Feb 07, 2016 03:05 PM
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3,159,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

had no idea it was a publically traded company

Feb 07, 2016 01:17 PM
Ambassador
2,678,449
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I have been working to rebuild my LinkedIn presence.  I don't think they will go bankrupt, but they need to change... something.   Not sure exactly what.

Feb 07, 2016 11:12 AM
Ambassador
5,030,483
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not sure I would miss them although I have a presence there

Feb 07, 2016 10:32 AM
Ambassador
6,348,383
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes I would miss it.

They would be far better if they found a better way to monetize than trying to get a few zealots to overpay to compensate for the majority who learned long ago that effective social media must be free.

Feb 07, 2016 10:10 AM
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3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Other than 300-400 contacts, i dont really get any benefit from it, so i would be fine

Feb 07, 2016 09:41 AM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Jeff I wouldn't miss twitter or linkedin.  Both agitate me

Feb 07, 2016 09:31 AM
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3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Missed no. I really don't know what to do for them

Feb 07, 2016 07:40 AM
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5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I saw that in the WSJ feed we get.  We have benefited from a couple of clients by being there.  What is weird about that is that they just bought Lynda.com for a billion dollars.  This is an educational video subscription model, that was doing very well.  A

Feb 07, 2016 05:22 AM
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1,497,558
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I wouldn't miss it.  I hardly use it other than posting blogs.

Feb 07, 2016 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wouldn't miss it if it were gone.

Feb 07, 2016 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would not miss them at all.

Feb 07, 2016 03:46 AM
Ambassador
5,779,501
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeff- while I'm signed up and on LinkedIn, I don't go there anymore. 

Feb 07, 2016 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
7,783,860
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not miss them even though I have a presence on LinkedIn.

Feb 07, 2016 03:24 AM
Ambassador
3,338,299
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Jeff, what would cause a 40% drop in LI stock in one day? That is a huge red flag for any company.

Feb 07, 2016 02:39 AM
Rainer
94,105
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

We use LI when looking for talent.

Feb 07, 2016 02:37 AM
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759,893
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I like Linkedin.  If it disappeared it would be sad but would change my life at all.

Feb 07, 2016 02:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would not miss it.  I hardly ever log in.

Feb 07, 2016 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

LinkedIn is much more business like so to speak with more than just realtors so you can reach all types of people. In some of the groups, there are agents that just talk about the same stuff over & over. Makes you wonder if they're all over 90!

I don't think it's confusing at all. I will be posting their more regularly this year now that I'm using Hootsuite.

Now they let you set up a blog like Joe Petrowsky does so it could be more beneficial.  He's used it very well over 2015. He's being modest below.

Feb 07, 2016 01:16 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I have an account but go through spurts of activity on LinkedIn. I have not found it to be useful so far, but as I am connected to past clients, I hope it helps keeps me in their minds when I post. I have made many good networking connections through it.

Feb 07, 2016 01:12 AM
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140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't really use it.  It is just another presense on the internet for me.  I don't know if my blogs do better here or on LinkedIn.  

Feb 07, 2016 12:47 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

LI is good for what it's good for. They really don't compete with 'social' SM sites. It's a good way to find people in business you want to find. In fact, FB, AR, Twitter, G+ etc all have separate pros and cons, and a place in social media and business if you use them for their strengths and don't try to reinvent them in an image they weren't designed for (or evolved into).

Feb 07, 2016 12:06 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That was a reverse Monster.com for HR managers to look for resumes.

It is supposed to get rid of head hunter profession all together.  Unfortunately, technology can not replace head hunter. We have an ex-Linkedin guy in RE. He teaches about social media for a fee. I found out his contacts is all from SOI coming from a huge family and personal friends. All his contacts are professionals looking for 1st time homes.  The Linkedin is basically BS not what it meant to be.....

The employees in MV is next to Goog. 15,000 of them all overpaid in my opinion. It should be a company with <1,000 employees.

 

Feb 06, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Feb 06, 2016 10:50 PM
Rainer
43,981
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

It is surely not my favorite site to use.

Feb 06, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl I saw where they are discontinuing the LinkedIn connections app on March 31, 2016. I don't find them very useful.

Feb 06, 2016 10:30 PM
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3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't see them changing and becoming more current. If they went bankrupt some other site would likely buy they up for a song and it would take on new meaning. Everyone seems to think of it as a way to put your resume out there for a job and if you aren't in the market it isn't as relevant. 

Feb 06, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I dumped it long ago....

Feb 06, 2016 10:10 PM
Rainer
150,416
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I connect with LinkedIn daily, but its "mission" is a bit confusing. I know that they are having great touble competing against FB for advertising dollars. 

Feb 06, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,164,857
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It is not my go to site  !

Feb 06, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
5,187,910
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Am a member, but seldom use it. So if it went away, so be it!

Feb 06, 2016 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
564,720
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I can't easily find my or my connection's recent updates.  I would love to be able to easily see those and comment.

Overall, the site is less interactive.

I also wonder if it would help (or hurt them) if they displayed actual # of connections over 500+...or at least create 1000+, 2000+ etc.

Feb 06, 2016 09:28 PM