Randy Hilman REALTOR® Associate Broker, Guide & Mentor to Home Buyers & Sellers (Randy Hilman Homes in partnership with Bean Group)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I'm not a social media maven but I think it's a personal decision that each person makes for himself/herself.  

Jun 07, 2017 08:25 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have been on a Feng Shui mission! My 700 list has become a 350 list and I'm not done. Local agents I'm not actually social with are out. Clients with whom I'm not actually friends, also out. They are all welcome to follow my company page. I don't need them judging me for my very inappropriate sense of humor or opinions. Plus, I get tired of them all advertising 24/7 on their pages . . . noisy noisy!

 

Jun 07, 2017 10:03 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 To each their own.  My experience with Facebook:

    I used to have thousands of "friends", I liked a bazillion businesses, I belonged to dozens of groups.  But it became an unusable mess.  Plus, Facebook's invasiveness, tracking, profiling.

    So I deleted everybody except my blood family, and a few close personal real-life friends.  I cut it down to 4 groups.

Jun 07, 2017 09:08 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer to be generous share to improve the profession, and help others with a "Like" whenever possible.

Jun 07, 2017 08:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I wouldn't necessarily "invite" them.  But, there really aren't any secrets in the business so it's not like they aren't going to know what you're doing.  And, if you have a real estate business page, it should not be a closed group.  You want EVERYONE to be able to find it.   

Jun 07, 2017 08:28 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto, Michael Jacobs Each of us need to make our own decison.

Jun 07, 2017 09:41 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It's a personal decision

Jun 07, 2017 08:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would invite them if they are actually friends or associates with whom I would want to do business.

Jun 07, 2017 09:24 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Are they really a friend = yes; otherwise, no

Jun 07, 2017 08:52 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Michael Jacobs 

Jun 07, 2017 08:34 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I totally agree with Michael Jacobs - I do have an open page so the public can view my posts anyway so, why not be friends, right?!  

I have no problem sharing with or helping other agents - there is plenty of business to go around!

 

Jun 07, 2017 08:32 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it's great to share with others....to like their pages and have them like yours.... why be on ActiveRain if it's not to learn, share, market and network.... facebook follows suit...

Jun 07, 2017 07:20 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think that is up to each individual. I have a Facebook page for business and a personal one for my friends and family. I don't mind sharing info and helping another agent out.

Jun 07, 2017 05:45 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How long can one hide anything in today's tech world? Find what works for you & work it and look not at the other guy except to learn from or support

Jun 07, 2017 09:38 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think it is somewhat counter productive if the agent is using his or her FB home to advertise their business. Like Fred Griffin, I go through periodically and do some "cleaning house"

Jun 07, 2017 09:33 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've accepted agents friend invites. I don't send them out. I think I have 4 or 5 agents on my friend list. Most agents have a seperate page for business, but they occasionally post a real estate listing or topic on my friend page. i sometimes " hide" their post if i feel it's over the line.

Jun 07, 2017 09:18 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I share my facebook only with other Exclusive Buyers Agents who share my same values. 

Eve

Jun 07, 2017 09:03 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

One component of our success (IMHO) is playing nice with others.  I have agents who are friends and they're welcomed to be part of my FB life too.  Nothing I post on my business page is going to cause them to "beat me" in our market.  That lies in their own mirror.  Let's keep it real though... I do like to keep an eye on nearby competitiors &  I don't pass out tons of business related likes to them but will engage when it's worthy.  ;)

Jun 08, 2017 04:36 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'm friends with lots of Realtors, and I share their listings with my friends. We work better when we help each other rather than when we compete. A rising tide lifts all boats equally.

Jun 08, 2017 03:33 AM
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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

If you have a scarcity mentality don't.

If you have love in your heart and an abundance mindset, do!

You gonna tell me anything you do is a national secret if your posting it online? 

I share.

Jun 07, 2017 09:56 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

I am friends with other agents and glad to know what they are doing and likewise. I do not want to be friends with all my clients as some I do not plan to do business with again.

Jun 07, 2017 07:22 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Great question Randy. That is both a personal decision and professional one. I have very few local real estate agents on my page and many out of area AR agents that I enjoy socially!

Jun 07, 2017 12:53 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I keep my personal Facebook and business Facebook separate. And I don't "like" the local competition, but out of area people are just fine by me.

Jun 07, 2017 12:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I will not be friends with any agents in my immediate area other than those in my office. I am of the stance that they are my competitors. I used LinkedIn specifically for out of town referrals.

Jun 07, 2017 10:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not discriminate against real estate agents or any RE vendor. 

Jun 07, 2017 10:53 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would suggest the following:

1. understand what invite and friends mean on FB.

2. determine if you are going to engage any other FB resources 

3. have a strategy to 'net' those who raised their hand into your resources tool set.

4. share the sizzle, not the bacon.

Jun 07, 2017 08:46 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Why not? I don't believe I have any tips or insights that truly reinvent the wheel and are all that proprietary. Second, I believe that when you reach out to others it comes back to you... maybe in the form of referrals or new knowledge to you? I don't treat other agents like competition.... I treat them like colleagues in the profession and you know what I've found over 25 years?... that there is more than enough business out there for all of us.

Jun 08, 2017 05:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Randy Hilman, Associate Broker - I really do not mind having another Realtor(r) as a Facebook friend.

Jun 07, 2017 10:03 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Personal preference and depends on what your purpose for FB is.  I used to try to keep FB all personal, but it's hard to do that when friends become clients and clients become friends and agents become friends, etc.  Then I just started accepting all friend requests.  Then I got over FB altogether and deactivated my account. -Kasey

Jun 07, 2017 07:20 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have friends who are agent's 

Jun 07, 2017 06:45 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'm so with Michael Jacobs on his answer!

Jun 07, 2017 05:11 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have a FB page

Jun 07, 2017 03:45 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not all, those i interact with I do. But do not accept all. There is just too many

Jun 08, 2017 04:45 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I would invite any of you on AR, because non of you are competing for my business.  But I would not friend just any Santa Rosa real estate agent.  

Jun 07, 2017 10:24 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Personal preference.

Jun 07, 2017 08:45 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If I tryly like them then I Like them.

Jun 07, 2017 06:03 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Randy Hilman, Associate Broker It depends. I had a few Realtor become FB  friends with intentions to discovr my real estate marketing and investment business contacts and groups I am belong to.

Jun 07, 2017 05:16 PM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I am struggling with the same dilemma, not an easy choice. As of right now, I post very little.

Jun 07, 2017 03:44 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My policy has always been, don't make facebook or myspace friends with your coworkers.  I have a few friend requests from local agents, but I ignore them.  My business page is where they can go.  My personal page is for my family and friends.  That's where my fun posts go (when I used to post there).  Now I'm in the process of cleaning all that stuff up and I go on maybe once or twice a month now (if that).

Jun 07, 2017 03:37 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes,  If they are in other states I am glad to be their friends

 

Jun 08, 2017 11:07 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Michael Jacobs - I am not a fan of anyone telling me what I "should" or "should not" do in life or in business.  I can determine that for myself.  

Jun 08, 2017 08:51 AM
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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...

Jun 08, 2017 08:46 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

deals get done between agents

Jun 08, 2017 07:51 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I believe the more the merrier. Should we? It doesn;t matter to me one bit.

Jun 08, 2017 06:46 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

I don't invite other Realtors but will accept them as friends if they invite me.

Jun 08, 2017 05:55 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Randy Hilman, Associate Broker I don't really see the utility in doing this.

Jun 07, 2017 01:07 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have lots of REALTORS from Denver and across the Country as friends.   

Jun 09, 2017 01:53 PM