(Updated September 2012)
Every junior high kid seems to have a Facebook page. Why should you, a real estate professional? Learn about social networking websites, see how other real estate agents have embraced social networking to increase their presence on the Internet to attract more clients, learn about the variety of social networking websites and much more. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)
Social Networking Basics
How is Pinterest panning out?, (REALTOR® Magazine, Aug. 2012).
Does my CEO really need a Facebook profile?, (Blueglass, May 19, 2012).
Top 6 social media websites, (REALTOR® Magazine Daily News, Apr. 10, 2012).
The basics of Twitter visibility, (Social Media Today, Feb. 11, 2012).
Socialnomics: how social media transforms the way we live and do business, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Social Media for REALTORS® Series VIP 4 Pack, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Social Media for REALTORS®: Digital Marketing, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Social Media for REALTORS®: 101 Dos and Don'ts, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Social Networking for REALTORS®
Home tweet home: Agents turn to social media, (The Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2012).
How INSTAGRAM could help you sell real estate, (Success Real Estate, May 16, 2012).
Grow your Real Estate business using Social Media, (Social Media Today, May 15, 2012).
Can social media help real estate business?, (DreamGrow, Apr. 19, 2012).
Social Networking Sites
Pinterest, "Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. “
ActiveRain, "Our goal is to create a valuable resource of information and ideas for real estate professionals and their clients. We aim to help empower people by providing tools to help promote business and connect with peers all over the country."
Facebook, "Facebook is a social utility that connects you with the people around you."
LinkedIn, "LinkedIn is an online network of more than 20 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. .. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you."
Ning, "Ning is the only online service where you can create, customize, and share your own Social Network for free in seconds."
Real Town, "RealTown is the oldest and most respected real estate network featuring a variety of online communities as well as a wealth of community created content."
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Pinterest Marketing for Dummies (Adobe PDF and EPUB eBook)
Pinfluence (Adobe PDF, EPUB and Kindle eBook)
Increase Your Tweets, Likes and Ratings (Adobe PDF eBook)
The Social Media Bible (Adobe PDF and EPUB eBook)
Driving Results Through Social Networks (Kindle, Adobe EPUB eBook)
I'm on LinkedIn--Now What??? (Adobe eReader)
I'm on Facebook--Now What??? (Kindle, Adobe eReader)
Twitter: Free Social Networking for Business (Adobe eReader)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Information Central. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Twitter power: how to dominate your market one tweet at a time, (New York, NY: Wiley, 2009). HF 5548.5 H92
Social media marketing: an hour a day, (New York, NY: Wiley, 2008). HF 5415 E1
Here comes everybody: the power of organizing without organizations, (New York, NY: Penguin Press, 2008).
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