John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

John Mosier I did something similar 4 years ago and do not regret making the change. If your plan is to sell your domains and online social media presence when you retire it is the smart move (IMHO). If for no other reason, I would speculate no agent in your area would want something with your name on it, especially when they would be trying to build their own online identity. 

I am not a Facebook expert...just an informed user. ;-)

May 26, 2016 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

If it were me, I would make a new page and promote both with different content

May 26, 2016 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would change. My business facebook page is also linked to my primary domain name.

May 26, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I am not a FB expert but Anita Clark seems to have your answer...

May 26, 2016 01:28 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Area specific sounds smart to me unless you have a huge center of influence.  

May 26, 2016 11:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

For the future I can see your thinking here, John. It might get more hits if it was area specific. I am sure there is a downside but just don't know what it is.

May 26, 2016 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Do what pleases you as you live out the remainder of your life

May 26, 2016 09:20 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Personal branding could definitely limit your chances of future referrals, or selling your company/ business/name. 

      I like "AllAboutPrescott"!

May 26, 2016 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

John,

I am a big fan of consistency in all your marketing, including your name.  So long as that name is available, I would do it.  My only caution is "All about Prescott" says "Information site for tourists or school reports" to me, not real estate.  I'd add in "real estate" to the FB name and maybe get a second URL with real estate at the end and have it redirect to your existing one (or vice versa).

May 27, 2016 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have lots of suggestions here John Mosier 

May 26, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

If you are trying to enlarge your MET Group , change the name . If you are trying to provide quality content to people you all ready know , leave it the same !

May 26, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I might add AZ just in case there is another Prescott on the planet.

May 26, 2016 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Anita is the expert.

May 26, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Take your name out and go with the new one.

May 26, 2016 07:30 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Mosier - sure location based names is what SEO likes - and as Anita Clark mentioned, you may monetize with that name, possibly, when you retire...lol!

May 26, 2016 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i believe that using your personal name is best when you are targeting people who alaready know you, but if you are targeting strangers then location based names are better.

May 26, 2016 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No - but you can have more than one facebook business page if you want

May 26, 2016 12:37 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I agree with others, changing the name could be great for branding and if you ever decide to sell that will be best.  I like AllAboutPrescott.

May 26, 2016 12:16 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not see a downside. In fact, I think it is a great idea.

May 26, 2016 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lots of good advice here.  Good luck with your decision John Mosier 

May 26, 2016 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not sure that you can change it.  I think they have some stupid rule that you can change it after you reach 100 people or something but then you can't change it again....unless they changed that LOL.

May 26, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Jeff Dowler CRS ..let our expert Anita Clark have a say!

May 26, 2016 10:39 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I am no expert but that would seem to make sense. Perhaps our FB expert Anita Clark will weigh in. She seems to know everything Facebook

May 26, 2016 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think you should take Anita's advice, as she has been the resident expert for years for Facebook.

May 31, 2016 12:06 AM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Thanks to all of you who participated in this Question.

After I posted this question, I did make the name change.  I was able to changet the name that appears in the photo but not the URL.

See Facebook All About Prescott  

May 27, 2016 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

follow what Anita Clark says....SHE IS AN EXPERT ON FACEBOOK.....

May 27, 2016 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would change it to your main website.

May 26, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How much of your yearly business is from your SOI?

These are folks that know your name.

Why not do all three until you know you have weened your REFERRAL business from your personal identify to the new format. How many times have you received a call from a piece of marketing material that was slipped into a drawer years ago?

Be patient before putting the torch to what currently exists. BUT, if you are closing up shop, ramping down, pulling in the sidewalk, then downsizing may be the more  convenient approach. I would advise 'going out' with the afterburners on full burn.

May 26, 2016 11:29 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a good plan John.

 

May 26, 2016 11:02 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I absolutely agree with Anita Clark 's advice, especially if you plan on selling it at some point in your life.

May 26, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

May 26, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Anita Clark said...

May 26, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Sounds like a good idea given your long term goals.

May 26, 2016 06:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You have to do what sounds lright for your area

May 26, 2016 01:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no

May 26, 2016 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Why not use both at the same time and market it as your brand.

May 26, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Interesting question; I will be watching the answers from the 'seasoned' FB Mavens

May 26, 2016 09:13 AM