Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® - it's a great idea - and I think there are some companies who help create such business pages.

In fact you can have it on your business page through 'Realtor.com' (forgot the details - but they do have something, free for NAR members.)

Jul 20, 2016 03:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As a buyer, I would prefer to keep my fb time separate from my property search time. 

I know where to go when I am ready to search. 

A page with too many features just gets cumbersome and slow, and this can drive traffic away.

Jul 20, 2016 06:32 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Yes, I think it would be helpful and will be working on a link from my FB page to my IDX search on my website. I also saw an email regarding paying for a separate service for the FB page.

Jul 20, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a FB fan anymore - so no

Jul 20, 2016 11:02 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have this on my business page.

Jul 20, 2016 09:41 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

parked and reading...

Jul 20, 2016 09:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes you can do this on your business page. A social media guru can tell you how or you can hire them to do it.

Jul 21, 2016 02:24 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have one on my FB business page. I get many hits on it and they send a report every week. I would advise doing so Rebecca.

Jul 21, 2016 01:13 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I have one at the moment that brings up an IDX search from within FB (you can do it for free). I used to have one that went directly to the main IDX search page on my site. Quite honestly, I do not know how effective either of them are/were. While I have received a lot of biz from FB, I do not recall anyone saying they found my IDX search on FB and called as a result. However...it only takes one new client as a result of using it to make it worthwhile. It is free so why not give it a try, you have nothing to lose.

Jul 21, 2016 07:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are companies that will provide this for you, like Praful said.  I do not utilize this as I don't feel that it is a direction that will be useful to me.

Jul 21, 2016 06:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Save your money. I had it for a few years & no one used it. I believe there is only one service that does it & it's about 9.99 per month. Never had anyone do ever, big waste.

Jul 21, 2016 03:34 AM
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Tricia Clark
EXIT Realty Horizon - Las Cruces, NM
Real estate agent serving the Las Cruces area

I think that's a great idea and need to impliment that asap!

Jul 21, 2016 03:16 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

It may work for some buyers searching, though I would think that most would stick with the big portals.

Jul 21, 2016 03:01 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I certainly get mass solitications to add it but since I don't currently have a FB business page, it's a moot issue.   Maybe Anita Clark or Noah Seidenberg has some thoughts.  

Jul 21, 2016 01:58 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Facebook, like Google, is very, very good at presenting convenience for us while less obviously, providing convenience for itself.  Fellow commenters who prefer to have traffic going to their website have an excellent point.  Does it matter to us if some of our traffic sits on FB and doesn't come to our site at all?  My thanks to everyone for the question and the comments.  It has made me think.....

Jul 21, 2016 01:07 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Rebecca,

I have no idea if this would work, it depends on your market, and I believe that this would have to be done through your IDX provider.  A

Jul 21, 2016 01:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not think it would hurt .... as long as it is on the Business Page. We just never know where the next client will come from.

Jul 20, 2016 11:56 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

sounds good.

 

Jul 20, 2016 11:53 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting, but I am not on facebook.

Jul 20, 2016 11:50 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

People always like to push buttons so go for it.

Jul 20, 2016 11:49 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I wonder if it helps, but FB has become so over-rated and when the day is over, it is still just a social site.

Jul 20, 2016 11:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Although I think driving traffic to your website is important, your FB page these days is equally important and you cannot decide where and when your prospects want to search for homes; only they can...so why not provide the option and let them make up their own minds? You win, either way!

Jul 20, 2016 10:44 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'd rather keep them going to my website to search for homes.

Jul 20, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some agents have such a feature on their FB business page.

Jul 20, 2016 10:21 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I have been unable to put put html links on facebook. 

Jul 20, 2016 10:08 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'd rather continue to drive traffic to my website and use FB as a tool to interact with people and build relationships.

Jul 20, 2016 09:59 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I suppose that would be useful....

Jul 20, 2016 09:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Jul 20, 2016 09:26 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It would be a good idea if it can be done.

Jul 20, 2016 09:22 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Great question Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® I recently received an email for this type of service.  I don't think it would be bad.  Everyone is on FB and they could search from there!  

Jul 20, 2016 04:07 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It could be a simple link to the IDX on your website.  Couldn't hurt!

Jul 20, 2016 03:26 PM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Your MLS IDX (just like on your website) would be on your FB page.

Jul 20, 2016 02:21 PM