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Old 30th June 2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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I want to create a social media presence on the web for the real estate company I work for and LinkedIn is NOT what i need. Facebook is a stretch and twitter would probably work. Any ideas for other social networking sites that would possibly coincide with a company's goals rather than an individual's?

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Old 1st July 2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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Default What goals are you looking to accomplish?

Hello,

There are often a lot of niche sites or local sites that you might want to try. Biznik for example is a professional networking site designed to connect local people so you can meet in person. Many are regional only so you'd have to find them in your area.

Do you have specific goals in mind? The reason I ask is because it seems like social networks would be a prime place for a real estate agent. I purchased a house in the last couple years and we found our agent by asking our friends if they knew anyone, if I talked to an agent regularly on Twitter or Facebook and trusted them there's a good chance I would go directly to them when I needed to buy a house, or recommend them when a friend asked me if I knew anyone.

Some sites are good at driving traffic, some are good for networking, some are good for brand awareness etc. specific goals might help narrow it down a bit.

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Facebook is a stretch
I wouldn't be so quick to say that. Go ahead and create a fan page for your local business.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/create...gall&extra_1=0

I know some businesses that have had success with this. You can upload photos (i.e. properties), videos, etc.

FaceBook may not be what you are trying "to do" but if everyone is there already using it as their primary social connection online I'd consider that first. Use facebook, and try others imo.

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Old 2nd July 2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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I work with real estate agents all the time with my social media coaching business and many of them are very successful with facebook. I encourage you to reconsider it. You also should be blogging with wordpress.

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Old 6th July 2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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I think the online community at BrazenCareerist.com would work well for you.

They have different networks there (they have a network for real estate agents). I would definitely suggest checking it out.

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