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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Whether it is "Houzz" "Pinterest" or even "ActiveRain" there will be those who find "value" in any given site while other find them either worthless or not worth the effort.  To me, that's just the way it is. I have never tried the first two but certainly have collected a growing list of sites where "True Value" was never there or gone awry.  

Apr 11, 2021 05:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, no and no interest! That is my answer.

Apr 11, 2021 04:38 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Used to hang out on Houzz but not really for SEO. It's like an online decorating magazine.

Pinterest I've used for awhile & I get great interest on it. No business from it though that I can track down.

Apr 11, 2021 05:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Pinterest used to drive a few folks to us, have not used it much lately.

Apr 11, 2021 04:59 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've used both over the years.  Can't say either of them (or other similar sites) have lead to any closed deals or even any showings.  It's been years since I've even logged in to pin or insta.

Apr 11, 2021 08:13 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't use either nor do I know people who use them with any consistency 

Apr 11, 2021 06:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't use Houzz and I hve a Pinterest account... ROI? None. 

Apr 11, 2021 04:56 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

I do not have a Houzz account.  I do have Pinterest and hae not seen any return and rarely post.  I do get returns on AR!😎 I have referred and been referred for residential and commercial property sales.  I have had a direct buyer call me to purchase an apartment building in the distance past.

Apr 11, 2021 08:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


NO and NO!   And none of our clients do, some have tried and abandonned it.  A

Apr 11, 2021 07:19 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If I sold homes primarily, I might have a presence on Pinterest. I hate that you have to sign in etc  . . . Houzz that is for design ideas really . . . 

You are likely to get better ROI 'somewhere else'

Apr 11, 2021 07:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When Anita Clark was on here, I did use Pinterest, but no ROI at all.  I have visited Houzz for tips to share, but not for a while.

Apr 11, 2021 05:24 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not, simply no time for trial and error. My best results still come from posting my AR blogs on facebook. It is great exposure and works well at getting new sellers and buyers while reminding others what i do

Apr 11, 2021 05:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I do have an account with Pinterest and enjoy Houzz's articles but am not participating in either. Too many online offerings and I can only consistently be a part of a few to be effective. They are not my top 3 choices Fred.

Apr 11, 2021 08:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not use Houzz. 

I set up a Pinterest account years ago ... and I do not use it. 

If it ain't broke ... there is nothing that needs fixing. What I am doing is driving business so that is where I focus and spend my time. 

Apr 11, 2021 08:33 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

No, sorry but interested. If it works for anyone.  I visit hours ocasionaly for reference.

Apr 11, 2021 04:57 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There are so many options regarding where a business person can spend their money and time. It is the latter componet that will determine usccess.
My most enduring effort has been local engagement on Facebook and that is where I spend my dollars also.
My suggestion to agents who want to improve the loyaty of existing customer and draw closer to those they ahave access to, using SM is the one-way message. This is easier today because so many splatter everything they do on SM. There is a reason for that. So feed their need for your purpose.
This is not a DFU strategy meaning most agents will not stick with it long enough to make a difference therefore no SEO, no ROI, no Success.
Pinterest and Houzz are simply tools to implement strategy that has purpose. If the purpose is viewed as 'GET MORE BUSINESS" is a faulty purpose, that is an OUTCOME.
A good purpose would be to edify 5 people a day.
SM presents a playground to work one's magic. Pinterest more so than houzz but neither as good as Facebook.

Apr 11, 2021 07:34 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't but I'm all ears Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate !  Thanks for the question.

Apr 11, 2021 06:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I use Pinterest but have not promoted real estate on the site.

Apr 11, 2021 02:16 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

No and no.  I market to our local sphere which has been our strategy for many years.  I simply don't have time, not do I think it's worthwhile to hire someone to do it all for me. Do what works for oneself I say.

Apr 11, 2021 10:36 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I use Pinterest and get about 200,000 pv/month just from Pinterest. And, yes, it speeds up the SEO on my articles...if I have SEO optimized articles.

 I earn money from my blog, so all they need to do is visit my site and I earn money.

I have not found Houzz that helpful, but I would occasionally get some leads and customers from there. But, they were rare.

Apr 13, 2021 05:22 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I have both - Both are close to useless. Houzz just basically spams. Pinterest had some benefit if used properly, but I lost interest in it. There's Pinterest for persaol stuff and Pinterest for Business.

Apr 11, 2021 03:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't use Houzz at all. I enjoy Pinterest for both personal and business use but can't trace any actual business specifically to using it.

Apr 11, 2021 03:06 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Back in the day I got some business from Pinterest, but haven't really kept it up like I should.  I got too busy.

Apr 11, 2021 12:01 PM
John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

We haven't used either platform but do appreciate the comments others have left here!

Apr 12, 2021 09:20 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I have an account with both and have not received business. I use them personally. When Pinterest was new I had a lot of followers but it never resulted in anything. They do have paid ads now and I have not tried those.

Apr 12, 2021 09:00 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like most platforms, does it work ties in with how you use it. Like blogging, if you don't consistency do it and make it worthwhile, no. It won't work. And experts on what you should or should not do. Those with success rave about it, those not using it tout it as a waste of time. In your market, from your experience, you will know Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate whether it is worth your ROI time. Pinterest works for me. But not bashing anyone not using it. Youtube, blogging all go hand in hand with how we cross pollenate the media streams.

Apr 12, 2021 08:01 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I'm using Pinterest and was invited to a couple summits. I get 540000 hits a month. I get deals from it. I'm not "advertising" at all. I share some of my own content and create some just for Pinterest about things I enjoy. Social media shifts and morpfs and so do I.  I opened a Houzz account, but haven't done a thing there.

Apr 13, 2021 12:39 PM