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Forget What the Experts Say?You CAN Shortcut Your Way to Success with Social Media

The Social Media Experts I?m a fan of will tell you that if you want to succeed in applying social media as a business strategy that it requires planning, consistency, balance, originality, relevancy, and listening?among other things. And they would be right. But when it comes to real estate marketing, many agents struggle with working ON their business because they?re tapped by working IN their business. And for the most part, I?ve always considered that an excuse (myself included).

There is some validity however, to the shear amount of effort required in implementing social media marketing strategies?.or ANY effective marketing strategies for that matter. And that?s why I?m not surprised when agents ask me if I can do ?the social media? for them. But if you know me, then you know I?m not an automator?I?m an educator. Which means I prefer you learn about the new strategies available to you, best practices for using them, and how to measure their effectiveness. [Read more…]