Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Interesting article - thanks for the link.

Oct 03, 2015 03:10 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I have Facebook fatique but I keep up with friends and post information but normally not real estate related. I put RE on a business page.

Oct 03, 2015 04:49 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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NAW! I having too much fun bitchin' about Hillary and Obama!

Oct 03, 2015 04:48 AM
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Stefan Winter
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I almost never use Facebook except to manage my business pages, it is a big waste of time, unless you can turn it into a lead generating machine for real estate like I use it. 

Oct 03, 2015 03:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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I think it's a personal choice, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 .

I know many who have not even created Facebook account.

Do they miss the 'boat'? Perhaps they don't care or they 'fly'!

Oct 03, 2015 02:26 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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No way. It's not only a great way to keep up with friends and family, it's a great marketing tool.

Oct 03, 2015 01:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I did this once and they make it hard to do at that time. Finally, toward the end, little messages of pleading come up from a list of your contacts saying...you don't want me anymore? You are going to leave me? etc. Annoying, unprofessional and desperate methinks...

Oct 03, 2015 12:46 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No and no.  Facebook is a good means to market and is still the #1 social site.  Plus it is how I keep up with my out of town/state/country friends (on my personal page).  For business I get some good mileage out of it.

Oct 03, 2015 03:57 AM
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Anne Lok
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty - Toronto, ON
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I work a niche market, and my recent Fb ad for my listing has been useful for my business to streamline my target demographic to push out the ad and understand who is looking at it through insights.

Oct 03, 2015 03:10 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Annette, I did so two years ago and have never looked back.

Oct 03, 2015 01:33 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Love to know why he did cancel.

It's a personal decision to do so, for 40+ marketing I like it still & I have many private groups I enjoy Q&A sessions with I'd hate to lose.

Facebook is dead to the predominately under 30 though; they left long ago for Pinterest, and the other latest trends.

Oct 03, 2015 01:20 AM
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Carol Williams
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In spite of all the annoying things about it, I still love Facebook.  It is an important part of my social life.   I don't think I'll ever delete my Facebook account... unless I have to start paying for it.  

P.S.: Interesting article about Ben.

Oct 03, 2015 12:47 AM
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We don't know why he deleted his FB account.

Oct 03, 2015 10:16 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
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Annette,  I know many people in here swear by Facebook for business.  I have never devoted the time.  Nor do I care to start with yet another time consuming social media program.  So I enjoy seeing what real friends and family are doing,  I can go a month without opening.  So I guess the answer is yes to deleting FB account.  Mark

Oct 03, 2015 08:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No. I do not plan to delete my Facebook account. 

I have a much bigger following on Facebook than on ActiveRain.

Oct 03, 2015 05:06 AM
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Mike Rock
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i am curious why .

Oct 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
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Didnt delete all his accounts.

Apr 06, 2019 10:20 PM
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Bob Crane
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And yet we are still fb friends...

Oct 06, 2018 09:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I know many that are not having the results with Facebook that they used to. I need a break from it too.

Apr 29, 2017 08:23 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As the article shared in the "In his own words" section this was one of many 'value' decisions he made. Perhaps, by example, he is suggesting a real cost is associated with SM engagement that is fragmenting and costly.

Oct 03, 2015 10:26 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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This is the first I've heard of that. I won't be deleting my FB account. 

Oct 03, 2015 01:37 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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He still has a business page.  And lots of people deactivate for a period for one reason or another.  Sometimes at the advice of an attorney.

Oct 03, 2015 12:57 PM
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Marco Giancola
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I am not a follower and no I would not delete my FB acct for multiple reasons.

Oct 03, 2015 08:44 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I wouldn't. I keep up with a lot of people, including clients, via facebook.

Oct 03, 2015 05:24 AM