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Building Relationships with Social Media

Organize a Tweetup at Your Favorite Place

When you begin to use social media, it's important that you integrate them into your total business plan.  For example, one of my main marketing approaches is to build relationships.  I mentally reward myself everytime I make a new relationship or deepen ones I already have.  I don't try to sell a house to each one.  I communicate and stay in touch.  I just try to be a good friend. My focus is getting to know my present relationships better over time and to add new friendships along the way.  I don't think of people as money or house sales or numbers.  I think of them as people. 

Now when you use this approach "prospecting" becomes fun and not a chore.  For example we had our first Baton Rouge Tweetup last year (pictured above).   We've had 2 others since then.  These people all came from my Twitter following group.  About 20 showed up for the first one.  I had never met these people before.  To do that just pick your favorite place and a time in the next 2 weeks and start tweeting daily to have people show up and set up an RSVP on Tweetvite. I have interacted with some of them over the past year on Twitter and added a few to my FaceBook group.  Twitter takes longer to build relationships as you are at a distance from the group you follow and those who follow you.  But I make it a point to read my tweet group posts and interact with them.

Another fun way to connect is thru a FaceBook gathering (pictured below).  FaceBook gives more depth to relationships you have.  You get to know people better.  Below is a FaceBook gathering one of my coworker organized by sending out an invite thru her FaceBook group.  About 10 showed up for that.  If you use social media creatively, it will begin to pay off for you.

So this year put 1 Tweetup and 1 FaceBook party into your business plan.  Try it out and see what happens.

Organize a FaceBook gathering and See Who Shows Up

Comment balloon 6 commentsAnn Dail • February 17 2010 11:09AM

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Ann, I've been blogging for years now and I still don't take advantage of all the benefits of social media.  This is a great way to make use of what's out there.  Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

A great post Ann, to turn the people we interact with into face to face meetings is a splendid idea!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Ann,

Great Post.  Way to go in turning internet meetings into face to face meetings.

Thanks for sharing,

Matt Naumann

Posted by Matthew Naumann, Goose Creek, SC Real Estate Agent (Exit Realty Charleston Group) over 7 years ago

Wow that is such a good idea, so many times we get content with just knowing our contacts within a computer and we've forgotton what it is to actually have a real live relationship, great blog, thanks.

Posted by Cheryl & David Skolnick (Keller Williams) over 7 years ago

Great idea having Twitter and facebook friend gatherings...I will be keeping this in mind for my marketing and networking plans this year!!

Posted by First Name over 7 years ago

Great reminder to step away from the virtual world and get back in touch with the real world.   There is hope that honest-to-goodness face-to-face human interaction is not a thing of the past!

Posted by Lisa Cromwell, Realtor, CRS, Loudoun, No. VA (RE/MAX Premier, Northern VA, Loudoun County) over 7 years ago

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