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Rainmaker
822,708
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You mean like, my bank account now has more money in it as a direct result of social media?

Oh God Yes. 2 BIG reasons (among others):

  • Referrals! You have to be present and top of mind, and demonstrate competence to get them, but when you do, that is exactly the value of social media.
  • Also, consumers see the same thing, and if they already knew you were good at your job, you are in their life.

A client of mine is about to become a repeat client. I got a FB notifier that he tagged me on ANOTHER local agent's listing she posted in a local RE group I AM NOT IN and said, 'Can we go see?' LOL 

I messaged him: of course, when? 
"Next weekend we will be here for the River Run and I expect you at my house for cocktails too!"  Okay twist my arm.
(I sold him his house 11 years ago. It's badass. ;) A pretty long time to remember. That's why social media is powerful.)

Apr 19, 2018 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,564,883
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have.

Apr 19, 2018 08:15 AM
Ambassador
3,766,699
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, goodness yes! If you want to count ActiveRain as 'social media marketing,' the referrals alone have been fabulous...as have the calls from the consumer from posts here, not to mention the lifelong friendships!

Apr 19, 2018 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
563,223
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

It's difficult to make an exact monetary correlation - but I think it's needful to keep a social media presence so when a buyer or seller is ready to proceed, they won't have to dig too hard to find your info.

Apr 19, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,316,042
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have.  I was able to send a referral to Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D last year and I would not have had that contact without Active Rain (which I consider a social network).

 

As far as twitter, facebook, instagram, etc.: No.

Apr 19, 2018 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
5,442,068
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the team has profited.... listings and buyers.... I market for listings....

Apr 19, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,003,005
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes,

Wide term and narrow term.  A

Apr 19, 2018 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
504,038
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would have to say YES!  Not only do I have good communication with clients and other agents ... but when I am meeting with a buyer or seller for the first time and the subject gets brought up they are always looking for an agent who is working all the angles!

Apr 19, 2018 08:23 AM
Ambassador
2,491,588
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I have.

Social media, including here at ActiveRain, is a crucial part of my internet presence.

Apr 19, 2018 08:22 AM
Rainer
32,026
Christopher Leo
Status 5 Studio, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Leading Agent Real Estate Marketing

You are looking at this the wrong way. You can't pick a single marketing initiative, such as social media and draw a direct line, from it to a listing.

There are no magic bullets in life. With your Real Estate marketing, you spread your brand, build awareness and establish yourself as the expert in your marketplace through a series of marketing initiatives, not just a single one. 

Social media is one piece of a larger puzzle. It is one piece of what is building your brand awareness.

Apr 19, 2018 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,763,682
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have profited GREATLY from social media brandon lentine .  I have gained business but it's been terrific for my soul!

Apr 19, 2018 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,631,617
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes & I take it to mean you are asking if I've made money.

Apr 19, 2018 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,298,569
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

It has been very good for me.

Apr 19, 2018 09:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,587
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have from AR without a doubt

Apr 19, 2018 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,902,440
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have.   

More than defining "profitted" I'd like to see a definition of "social media" as used in this context / question. 

Apr 19, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,976,293
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Social media exposure has complimented my marketing efforts by keeping my name in front of prospects and clients.

Facebook has become mandatory for residential real estate professionals. Many have thousands of followers on Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter as well.

Apr 19, 2018 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,730,638
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have "profited" due to "social media".

Apr 19, 2018 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,363,403
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Absolutely. No time for things that do not work.

Apr 19, 2018 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,625,707
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Apr 19, 2018 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
517,481
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Social media is part of the pie for my marketing efforts.

Apr 19, 2018 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
397,948
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Many of the real estate professionals we work with profit from social media, extensively. From increasing website traffic and online brand exposure (for free, no less), to targeting demographics and boosting listings via ads and (again, free) public posts on Facebook (specifically) - the empowering and lucrative benefits are far and wide, brandon lentine. We've also written a number of blog posts about the power of social media marketing for real estate. - Tim 

Apr 19, 2018 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
478,398
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We get listings through our social media efforts. Works well.

Apr 19, 2018 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,570,073
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In selling Pearls for the Soul books its okay but for Real Estate not so much

Apr 19, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
897,823
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It helps as there are many different ways to profit from social media

Apr 19, 2018 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,766,501
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I have...and literally. Pinterest by far has been the largest income generator.

Apr 20, 2018 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,067,302
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Six figures from Active Rain over the 12 years we've been here...

Apr 20, 2018 04:54 AM
Ambassador
4,841,781
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many times, it is a top source of business for me.

Apr 19, 2018 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,077,127
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 have sold at least 5 homes off my blog or my contacts in Active Rain referring me. I have sold at least 12 homes off Yelp.com. I have sold one home off LinkedIn. I've no way to quantify: FB,Twitter, InstaG, etc. I have sold dozens of homes from the Buffini & Company Referral network!

Apr 19, 2018 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

You have some great answers!

Apr 19, 2018 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,708,679
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have profitted from AR.

Apr 19, 2018 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
87,820
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Online marketing is an important part of our marketing. How else you reach out of area clients? 

Apr 24, 2018 12:40 AM
Rainmaker
789,479
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

.

Apr 19, 2018 09:43 PM
Ambassador
3,238,489
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

By being consistent with your blogging, it would be hard NOT to profit.

Apr 19, 2018 09:07 PM
Ambassador
1,706,758
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes.

Apr 19, 2018 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,527,337
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

A lot great answers are here, Good luck.

Oct 26, 2018 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,531,085
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I pick up lots of out of state referras from it.

 

Apr 24, 2018 04:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,441,591
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Absolutely, blogging, videos, and referrals from past clients posting on FB.

Apr 22, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,978
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have.

Apr 20, 2018 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,971
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I only use ctive rain

Apr 20, 2018 03:31 AM
Ambassador
4,307,764
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

brandon lentine - I'd say, I have. My Facebook Ads are productive.

Apr 19, 2018 10:00 PM