Doyle  Davison, 30 years as your Concierge services listing broker (Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Doyle,

We have had some success with Linked In, traffic to our site, and a few clients.  So there is a return on investment (time), and I spend the equivalent amount of time to return there. A

Dec 21, 2014 01:37 AM
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Jennifer Kinzle
Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois - St. Charles, IL
Top Rated Kane County Agent!

Hi Doyle, 

LI is 100% free, so why not add it?  I'm a ghostwriter and I've been writing for many of my clients on LI, to inform their followers, expand their leadership and grow their connections.

Some folks like a 5 minute "I'm still here" update, others do a ten minute "comment on someone else's blog post" still others like to have an 800+ word blog post done to improve their thought leadership position among the Richard Bransons of the LI world.

I've also found that the LI blogs worked differently than Bloggr or WordPress.  When posting via LI, it will rank much higher to your network of LI followers than if it is merely linked through a third party site.  Also, the editors seek a specific type of blog to highlight, so if you nail that part, more folks will see your article.  

My clients have seen a huge increase in followers and connections, but usually more so if they are actively blogging (or using a ghostwriter like me!).  Two of them also found work via LI this fall, using an engaging profile and connecting with a variety of people from the site.  

LinkedIn also ranks very high on the Google search engine.  If you're a local agent, basing your business marketing platform on your name, LI is the way to go to round out your profile to be sure you land on Page One of Google.  No one ever bothers to search on page two!

LI can be a useful tool for professionals but only if you engage at a higher level and seek to offer value to your network.  For example, few people appreciate a hard sell of a house on LI, but will be very interested in how you are running your business and your business strategy.  Adding your thoughts to a group discussion also ranks higher.

Connect with me on LI today and I'd be happy to help!

Jennifer Kinzle

Dec 22, 2014 10:28 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv ,

here is my profile on LI, I'd be happy to connect to you or any other AR member, or introduce you to any of my connection.

Dec 21, 2014 03:36 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm on Linked In forever ( actually made 10 of most connected members there in one year), but I don't do much there. If you plan to add LI, plan to spend some time there posting, commenting, emailing, maybe visiting their meet-ups( same as here, but connect to the professionals in all fields).

Dec 21, 2014 03:34 PM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I would add LinkedIn.  It's another social networking platform that is professional. Just make sure you have time to be active,  I find that having many social networking sites can be time consuming.  Schedule your time wisely when it comes to maintaining your sites.

Dec 22, 2014 06:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

LinkedIn is an excellent platform for business referrals that can be given and received.  So, I would recommend it.

Dec 21, 2014 06:50 AM
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Claude Labbe
RLAH / @properties - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Yes, get yourself on.  But spend a few hours and do it correctly.  Better to have a good profile than no profile, and better to have no profile than a terrible profile.

Dec 23, 2014 02:03 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv - the question should be, why should not I add LinkedIn to your social media marketing in 2015?

Dec 23, 2014 12:17 PM
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Rob Spinosa
Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA - San Anselmo, CA
SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County

Yes, and write on Pulse too.  Great opportunity to position yourself as an expert in your field.

Dec 22, 2014 10:42 PM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Yes. Again, not sure if I had anyone say to me "Hey I saw you on LinkedIn" but I am 100% sure some have validated my credentials by seeing my profile.

Dec 22, 2014 10:10 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

If you have some extra time, yes, I would do it.  I have gotten leads there (from people I know, past customers).  It is not very time consuming either.  But, it has not been a lot of business.

Dec 22, 2014 08:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You should already have a LinkedIn presence. If not, do not delay this decision. The same is true for Pinterest.

Dec 22, 2014 07:18 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Why not?

Oct 05, 2017 10:23 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would definitely add Linked-in to your social network.

Dec 28, 2014 09:27 AM
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Yes, but it takes time to do it right, so be prepared to spend some time there regularly.

Dec 26, 2014 11:39 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv  Yes you would be surprise how many people I have contacted through there . I also link my blogs there . It works very well .Very professional site

Dec 24, 2014 02:21 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would say yes if you have time to spend on Linked-In.

Dec 23, 2014 01:47 PM
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Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

I don't go there alot but have made a sale or two from being on there.

Dec 22, 2014 09:50 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I figure it can't hurt. I see quite a few of my past clients follow me on it; lots of people endorse me; when I post to LinkedIn I'm always being asked to link with someone else--so long term you just never know who might become a source of business. It doesn't take a lot of time to manage the profile/page.

Dec 22, 2014 08:07 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Thank you Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv  for connecting!

I got few other invitations from this post. Thank you all!

Dec 22, 2014 05:41 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I agree with all of the responders that LinkedIn is a valuable social media site to be on and involved in.  I go on every morning and wish Happy Birthday and Congratulate my sphere on their anniversary dates.  I also post all my listings there as well as encouraging and positive-type posts almost every day.  Best wishes to your success!  Let's connect (or any AR members) ... Here is my LinkedIn profile www.linkedin.com/in/dianadahlberg1/

Dec 22, 2014 11:49 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think LinkedIn is another valuable social media tool. 

Dec 22, 2014 11:34 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, there is value there.

Aug 22, 2019 08:55 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Why not - it's free 

Oct 21, 2015 12:47 AM