Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Only on occasion - my friends know I'm in real estate and I learned early-on with FB that your friends will stop following you if you sell, sell, sell on your personal page!

Feb 25, 2018 08:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Rarely, if ever for me.  Personal is personal and business is business. 

Feb 25, 2018 07:46 AM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Seldom. It is a violation of the FB TOS to post biz content on our personal pages. Many still do it and FB seems to look the other way BUT they can always change their mind and enforce the rules which could result in complete loss of personal/biz accounts. Go forward at your own risk.

Feb 25, 2018 07:43 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I have separate business pages for business only, or to post about local events, but on my personal page, I do occasionally post something real estate related, just for the exposure.  My personal page, though, is pretty much just personal stuff, local events, photos of my dog, our chickens, you know, that kind of stuff.  Every once in a while, though, I'll post a comment about an upcoming open house or new listing, but mostly my personal page is just that - personal. 

Feb 25, 2018 07:34 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I think if you are doing it multiple times a day you may lose followers. I post just listed, just sold, reductions, happy holiday messages & interesting articles- sometimes I go weeks between posts, some weeks I post 3 or more  times; it depends what I have to say & I avoid generic posting like the plague.   

Feb 25, 2018 07:39 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I think the new FB rules are summarized with Brenda Mayette’s response. 

Additionally, Fred Griffin offered some great advice. 

Feb 25, 2018 07:42 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     For the answer to these and other questions about FB, visit the Active Rain Group, 

     "Facebook Fridays"  and scroll through the posts. 

Feb 25, 2018 07:37 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I know that FB has rules about this stuff.  Personally, I don't cross post.  My personal page is about the family.  My business page is about the business page.  IF I mix the two, I first post on my business page and then share.  

Feb 25, 2018 07:36 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I don't promote my business AT ALL on my FB personal page. It is for me to let my hair down with friends. They know I'm in real estate, and I may relate funny stories or even gripe a bit -- but no listings or self-promotion. 
My business page is likewise 100% business and relevant local events. NO personal stuff. 
I know plenty of agents who quite successfully mix business and friends via their social media pages, though--a couple of BFFs are just fabulous in the way they are connected to their sphere personally and in their neighborhoods, and are the darlings of their community.
I behave when I engage them.  3:) 
I tell agents like that who want to connect with me on my personal page to HIDE ME  . . . this is for their own protection. LOLLL
We may be more in contact under the radar . . . so we can all have fun!

Feb 25, 2018 10:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

FB will not be happy if you use your personal page for business.  They consider that a violation of their terms of service (and something that doesn't make them money).

Feb 25, 2018 09:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do one open house and any new listing....once.... 

 

Feb 25, 2018 09:25 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have a personal, business and ministry page ... depends on the message and what I want my followers to see or hear.

Feb 25, 2018 08:57 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Never... I link localism type posts that appear on my website blog or in AR on my personal page. But I do not promote my business and listings on my personal page. Those go to my business page. Listings also get posted to groups relating to real estate here in Charlotte. Plus, as far as I know, it's against Facebook rules to post business content on a personal page that looks like you are selling something. It could lead to a shut down of your personal page.

Feb 25, 2018 08:37 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a good way to lose friends and followers on Facebook.

Feb 25, 2018 08:33 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

How many days in a year ????

Feb 25, 2018 08:12 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Everything starts on your personal page, then share it to your business page for better SEO, I've learned that from my Podcast interviews with experts. I believe in 25% business and 75% promoting positive pieces, personal growth and celebrating those I'm connected to. That's my formula, no science behind it.

Feb 25, 2018 07:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I would use a business page if I were still active listing properties.

Feb 25, 2018 07:35 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

First, you should understand that this is against their TOS, so you could lose acct.  2nd, it's really super annoying to your friends and colleagues.  3rd, it's pretty ineffective if this is the main thing you do...so you less people will see.  So, I'd say maybe 10-20% of time...or less...or never.  You'll have more success if you post helpufl and relevant blog posts.

Feb 25, 2018 05:21 PM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

I dont... I have a fb business page which what its for! 

Feb 25, 2018 10:39 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I have a business FB page, as well as personal.  I don't post listings on the business page very often; only information that I think would be interesting to Sellers and Buyers.  They see listings on mls reports, and all the other sites.  I want them to come to learn something helpful to their home care, lifestyle, neighborhood, etc...

Feb 25, 2018 09:13 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I post most business things on my business page.  I do promote on my personal page, but only occasionally

Feb 25, 2018 08:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not.

Feb 25, 2018 08:19 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Personal taste,

Feb 25, 2018 06:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I occasional share to my personal page but do very little real estate promotion other than congratulating a buyer.

Feb 25, 2018 04:58 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Personal page - never! If you do, you need to identify your business or brokerage.

Feb 25, 2018 01:30 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Rarely, it's a risk due to the Terms of Service I think - see what Anita Clark has to say.

Feb 25, 2018 12:48 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

An hour ago. I do more on the business page like we are supposed to.

Feb 25, 2018 11:09 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Indirectly, often.. ( a few times a week) Make it a storyline sharing info or insight into your day/week

Feb 25, 2018 10:28 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

Have no expertise on FB and not a fan.  I am sure many will give you the best advice.  A

Feb 25, 2018 10:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar I don't think you mix the two.

Feb 25, 2018 09:59 AM
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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 share my listings from Business to personal every time.

Feb 28, 2018 09:12 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Sometimes I will share a post about a community or new homes that hit the market.  Most of the time the post is to my business page - then shared.  My friends know that I'm selling houses and don't want to see it all day on their feed.

Feb 26, 2018 02:19 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think this depends on how you want to do it, but be careful not to violate Facebook's terms of use.

Feb 26, 2018 06:23 AM
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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

IDK

Feb 26, 2018 05:45 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends on your marketing budget.

Feb 26, 2018 05:22 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Just occasionally. Yes, if you have a desirable property coming up. No, just to promote yourself with bs post like " I'm showing a house today, just ratified, home inspection, etc.

Feb 26, 2018 02:26 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Rarely on the personal page.  Always on the business page!

Feb 25, 2018 09:29 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Hourly?

Seldom put listings on the personal page, just promote the other aspects and direct them to the business pages.

Feb 25, 2018 07:55 PM
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Michele Kubiak
Signature Real Estate Group - Las Vegas, NV

Once a week

Feb 25, 2018 07:42 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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No more than once a week for me. I have a business page and I try to post there several times a week.  I think daily is pushing it.  But sometimes if I'm getting a lot of new listings I go with daily.

Feb 25, 2018 07:22 PM