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Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have an Instagram account that I've never used. Don't expect to be doing so anytime soon. Just not enough time to keep chasing all the latest social media sites.

May 03, 2017 04:40 AM
Ambassador
6,352,310
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use both, but instagram does not have enough substance to be more than a distraction.  Facebook is still beating it for activity and substance.

May 02, 2017 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,881
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

While I don't dwell in the past, I believe in Yesterday.  As far as social media I currently spend more time/energy on ActiveRain than any other.   

May 03, 2017 02:30 AM
Rainmaker
849,841
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Depends upon your age...  Per my daughters, FB is for "old" people (i.e. those with money to buy and sell real estate!).

May 03, 2017 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We've gotten lots of business from FB. Instagram is a younger group of users so it's got possibilities, but I haven't gotten any business from it yet.

May 03, 2017 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
908,498
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think " There is a sucker born every minute". If I get a truthful ad that says " " The only thing you need to know about making money in business is how to bullshit real estate agents" I would read it.

May 03, 2017 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have Facebook fatigue.

May 03, 2017 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
547,046
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I find it is easy to use both.  Listen to the younger generation and they will tell you that you have to be on Instagram.  You can development a following on Instagram like Facebook for networking. Keep all your cannons firing.

May 03, 2017 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
176,923
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
Align Right Realty K1 Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

I use fb more than Instagram 

I haven't utilized either to way I probably should 

May 03, 2017 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,786
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Haven't had a mention of it except from you here.

May 03, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - there will always be something new...

(I do not use Instagram as much, though.)

May 02, 2017 10:54 PM
Ambassador
3,339,024
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I spend very little time on FB and I am not on Instagram.  I am with Nina Hollander - no time or desire to be chasing social media.

May 03, 2017 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,460,958
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

"Yesterday" according to whom? FB is the #1 social media site in the world.

I can directly attribute closed transactions from Facebook marketing.  

No deals from Instagram but it is useful for generating brand awareness (especially if you can get into a sharing group).

May 03, 2017 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
986,952
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I think it's another SocMed thing I don't need to spend my time with

May 03, 2017 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ha....I'm a yesterday type person...and I'll be the first to admit it.... facebook works nicely for me!!! for the peeps on the team...

May 03, 2017 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
7,787,954
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

For most, Facebook is more important.

May 03, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hella,

The best new tool ever is meeting more people face to face.  Do some research on who the demographics and the psycho-graphics of the users are, as well as their influencers.  If they represent people who buy homes or sell homes in your area, then go for it.  I still remain a fan of face to face meetings.  A

May 03, 2017 07:17 AM
Ambassador
5,032,261
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't heard that about Instagram.

May 03, 2017 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,511
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

At some point in everyones life...all becomes questionable as to worth/value

May 03, 2017 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Facebook still king

May 03, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is a different audience and you can not do on 1 what you can on the other. You can post on Insta and it will autopost on Facebook. I do both but need to spend more time on Insta

May 03, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,168,073
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I guess we Boomers will chase the under 35 off of that site next ?

May 03, 2017 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I don't know what 'working wonders for them' means.

I have not experienced Instagram generating MONEY.

Facebook has generated money.

Pinterest has generated money.

Instagram suggests a lot of activity, but to date, no $$$$.

May 03, 2017 05:41 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 know nothing about Instagram and really don't do all that much on Facebook either.

May 03, 2017 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Facebook is like Google while Instagram is like Bing.

May 03, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I don't use either

May 03, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Just my opinion, I think they are all a waste of time.

May 03, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

May 03, 2017 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,972,976
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Michael Jacobs ..Spend more time in AR..use Facebook and some on Instagram but mainly keeping up with my older grand-kids more on Instagram:).

May 03, 2017 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The younger gen is liking Instagram. I guess they will have to do it without me. I cannot possible add one more thing to my agenda.

May 03, 2017 06:22 PM
Ambassador
2,679,049
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I dumped Facebook, for a lot of reasons.  I don't want anything to with FB's subsidiary companies, including Instagram, so I have also abandoned that site. 

May 03, 2017 05:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,138
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Neither has brought me any business.  FB ads have done OK, but no checks to deposit.  Both are more work than they're worth, IMHO.  If they died tomorrow I wouldn't shed a tear.

May 03, 2017 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not used either for business. Will be back to review other answers!

May 03, 2017 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,170
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Q. E. D.

Instantgram has different features some are better.....

FB is too big to disappear.  Snap, Instagram ????>

May 03, 2017 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

While I don't dwell in the past, I believe in Yesterday a GREAT Beatles song ;) Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Apr 03, 2018 07:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,848,314
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Business is crazy busy and cannot keep up with social media, and that includes instagram.

May 05, 2017 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I will need to try it, particularly since I did have my FB account hacked last month. FB needs to have better user security in place.

May 04, 2017 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,898,928
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I still say facebook is the one to stick with.

 

May 04, 2017 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Each is used for different purposes.

May 04, 2017 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I hear this from the younger generation, but seems like there are tons of people on FB still and people using it with great success.  I don't use either. -Kasey

May 03, 2017 09:24 PM
Ambassador
5,200,855
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I use both FB & Instagram and FB definitely brings me more business and pleasure - still!

May 03, 2017 08:35 PM