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Rainmaker
899,502
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Good for you, FB doesn't work for me at all

Oct 11, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,610,441
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Have had no luck with FB, althought I know others have. Most effective is me, in person meeting prospects face-to-face.

Oct 10, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,797,114
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have not found FB effective. However, I have found blogging extremely helpful.

Oct 10, 2016 08:01 PM
Ambassador
4,309,924
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Katherine (Katie) Gillespie & Diane Ryan - I love Facebook ads, too.

If done right, it works.

Oct 10, 2016 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The best way is a balanced approach through all possible media.  But, whatever is working for you is what you should concentrate on.

Oct 11, 2016 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,539,488
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when it comes to marketing people and/or inventory, both online and offline marketing works for us... I do not run ads anywhere except the front page of the local newspaper and it's focused on securing listing calls....  this is it.... a double space on the front page...

Oct 11, 2016 02:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,120,222
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Business Mixers & Client Appreciation Parties I host are my most effective.

The invitations are my ads and the conversations at my events are my closers. I received 6 referrals last Fall from my annual Gratitude Gathering!

Oct 11, 2016 12:07 AM
Rainmaker
850,040
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I been advocating that Facebook ads and landing pages is the only advertising a new agent needs to do.

As Praful Thakkar suggested, such advertising must be done right.

My next blog will identify the 6 biggest reasons so many say, "Facebook ads don't work!"

Oct 10, 2016 10:02 PM
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

FB is an option but blogging is bringing in the business. 

Oct 11, 2016 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
461,212
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Interested in what you are doing on FB. What is your team name and I'll follow you. I joined a FB group that talks a lot about business FB pages but I haven't started one yet. That group is Bold, Brilliant Women, I believe. 

Oct 11, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,413
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

FB has been ineffective for me.  Glad you're having success.

Oct 11, 2016 03:37 AM
Rainmaker
618,852
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Agree with Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 

Oct 11, 2016 02:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,176,409
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Katie & Diane,

So have not found FB right for their marketplace, and some have.  There are many markets where print rules.  It depends on the folks in your marketplace.  A

Oct 11, 2016 01:46 AM
Ambassador
1,615,844
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have found blogging, writing articles and Facebook most effective.

Oct 10, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,724,207
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Direct mail.

Oct 10, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,662,353
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It's not FB, I would say AR which transitions into G+. I am tired of seeing realtor nonsense in my FB feed & block everybody so I don't do the same to anyone else.

If you are just talking ads, those work well but you have to really dial down & customize them.

Oct 10, 2016 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

The effectiveness of a particular advertising method depends on the target audience.

Oct 10, 2016 08:47 PM
Ambassador
5,035,934
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It depends on your target, most things start with a blog post which is shared on fb or pinterest for the milenials, on linkedin for corporate clients.

Oct 10, 2016 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,564,563
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I haven't found FB helpful for gaining new clientele, but direct mail and blogging has.

Oct 12, 2016 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I put an add in the sunday paper and on some social media.

6 calls from the paper

1 from the signs and none from social media

Oct 11, 2016 11:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,662,006
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do not do facebook since got hack

 

Oct 11, 2016 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
612,192
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Nothing works and everything works.  There is no magic bullet except for the actual MLS Listing and the Sign on the property.

Oct 11, 2016 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
864,177
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Cheapest and most cost effective ...without a doubt is ACTIVERAIN.

Oct 11, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainer
37,550
Katherine (Katie) Gillespie & Diane Ryan
LL Realty, Inc. - Fernley, NV
Real Estate Team 775-636-0964

Thank you for all of your comments. It really is helpful.

 

Oct 11, 2016 02:06 AM
Rainer
229,778
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

FB is a dead end for me

Oct 11, 2016 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,283
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used FB.

Oct 11, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
790,066
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

In my opinion the most effective advertising is any that bring the viewer/follower back to your website where you can have them sign up your services and/or offerings.

Oct 10, 2016 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
2,590,854
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depends what you are advertising. Zillow does rentals pretty good for free

Oct 10, 2016 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading...

Oct 10, 2016 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
703,996
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

 I use direct mail, about 3000 pieces per month but in the last three months the ROI is way off. I have done Craigslist which used to be great now that is off too. I always do some FB, Twitter and other social media outlets. 

Oct 10, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,830,605
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

As Debbie Gartner answered, I have found blogging to be effective.  

Often you never know how you are "found" even when you ask the question.

Oct 10, 2016 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,854,185
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not used FB to promote listings.

Oct 10, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,992,400
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We do very little Print Media

Oct 10, 2016 09:57 PM