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Rainmaker
1,263,312
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  It's a great way to schedule stuff and interact with the accounts.  I also use Buffer, which is good strictly for posting.  Both can do Instagram from your computer, which is nice (via a phone app and some sorcery).

Jun 19, 2017 09:58 AM
Ambassador
4,367,633
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I tried it once, did not like the lack of control, and did not like to give them access to all my stuff so discontinued right away.

Jun 19, 2017 09:40 AM
Ambassador
2,363,840
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I have used HootSuite, TweetDeck, Buffer, and several others.   Use them as you need to, but beware that if the posts "Look automated", they will be ignored.

Jun 19, 2017 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,511
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not use Hootsuite.  I auto post to LI FB and Twitter from my WP sites. That's about all for me. It may be more than enough. 

Jun 19, 2017 07:31 AM
Ambassador
3,443,326
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor!  

I have Hootsuite but, learned that I was auto-posting things to my social media sites and wasn't interacting. The set-it-and-forget-it mentality doesn't make you engaging! 

So, now, I post myself on my SM sites and am THERE to respond and engage with others! The time involved in being there, front-and-center is so minimal that it's well worth the effort.

Jun 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,113,104
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not

Jun 19, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,212,019
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not I... so can't say it's working well or not.

Jun 19, 2017 05:38 AM
Ambassador
2,688,138
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We use Hootsuite and have been using it for many years. There is a free version and a paid version. What is really cool about it, is you can pull in your columns of your social media, like a dashboard so you can see what is going on and reply very quickly from one platform to another. It saves a lot of time. You can also pull in twitter streams on different hashtag searches and trends. It would take a book to say all it can do. 

The paid version allows us to publish our posts out for 21 days. I use Hootsuite mostly for Twitter. Twitter is a very good google juice ranking signal. 

I do not use it for Facebook because I like more one on one engagment on FB. 

Jun 19, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,858,003
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No I don't.

Jun 19, 2017 06:31 PM
Rainmaker
5,119,415
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina) is knowledgeable about that.... 

Jun 19, 2017 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,557,759
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I use it & like it but .... Friends&Me works better because I can post on G+ which you can't do with Hootsuite.

Jun 19, 2017 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
457,668
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I don't.

Jun 19, 2017 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
777,442
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I do not use it but I have fb and twitter connected somehow so what I post on my biz fb page posts to twitter automatically. I can't even remember what program it is. Social media isn't a big part of my business plan though. I rarely use it.-Kasey

Jun 19, 2017 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
941,060
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

I used to have an account, it worked OK.

I gave it up 2 years ago though, I'm using other methods now.

It is good to delegate the $15.00 labor and focus on the $150.00/hr labor as CEO of your business. Just because you can do it, doesn't mean it's a good use of your time to do it.

Jun 19, 2017 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
780,753
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do use Hootsuite. It is a time saver.....HOWEVER...

The paid 'professional' version has the tools you can really use. 

Lets say you have a SM identify of Karen Jones Lewis and Select Buyer Group brand and MyLakesideHomes.com collateral. It becomes feasible and much easier to interconnect and leverage using the multi-account (professional) version of Hootsuite.

Other dashboards are available that will switch position of up to three paragraphs or text based on destination. This has become less important in toady's ranking algorithms.

It does do what it is supposed to do. However when 'stuff' happens you can not know who is at fault. AR has taught us how to be patient when 'stuff' never seems to go away.

Jun 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,051,074
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not heard of it but interested to see what it is

Jun 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,320
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We will not. It must be origianl content for us

Jun 19, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,364,878
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do not use it!

Jun 19, 2017 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,160,424
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have looked at it, but did not sign up.

Jun 22, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,318,677
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I love it! I use it to keep track of, post to, and basically manage my Twitter interactions. I occasionally use it for G+ too but not nearly as frequently as I do for Twitter.

Jun 20, 2017 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I used it for a little while and it worked OK.

Jun 20, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,242,251
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That is a new one on me.  I need to check it out.

Jun 20, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
569,260
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I tried it once but it seemed you need the pro account to really get the benefits. I'm going to try it again when I find the time.

Jun 20, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We do not

Jun 20, 2017 05:06 AM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor I have paid for it - and do NOT use it at all! Sad but true - who has so much of time!

Jun 19, 2017 10:49 PM
Ambassador
3,983,699
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have in the past but don't any longer. I have decided to pick and choose and do a unique intro to each post.

Jun 19, 2017 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never heard of this one

Jun 19, 2017 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,500,682
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not use 3rd party applications for posts. I just schedule it to myself time to post min twice/week on each. 

Let us know if you find it beneficial for your business to schedule posts in advance. 

Jun 19, 2017 01:58 PM
Ambassador
1,614,040
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

good read

Jun 19, 2017 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,127,715
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not use it.

Jun 19, 2017 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not.

Jun 19, 2017 08:42 AM
Ambassador
4,069,694
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't use it

Jun 19, 2017 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
417,440
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I don't use this.

Jun 19, 2017 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,572,909
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

We don't. A

Jun 19, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
854,616
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not use this product

Jun 19, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,503,158
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do my own posting.

Jun 19, 2017 06:40 AM
Ambassador
1,655,961
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I used to but I used to use a lot of things I still have icons for.

Jun 19, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I looked into it quite some time ago and decided at the time to pass.

Jun 19, 2017 06:28 AM