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Think Social Media is a waste of time? Watch This!

Think Social Media is a waste of time? Watch This

So what do you think?



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Comment balloon 16 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • June 04 2010 10:29PM


I've seen this before but it is a needed reminder that the time we spend on social media is time well "invested".  A great video for all business people (and that's what we all are) to watch and remember.

Posted by Richard Overall, Your OVERALL Long-Term Real Estate Resource (United Country Premier Properties) over 10 years ago

Eye-opening numbers from Dell and Ford. We're just scratching the surface of what social media can really do. It's going to be a lot of fun learning how to "Play to Play!"

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 10 years ago
Very informative post, thanks for sharing. Best wishes
Posted by Don Spera, Serving York and Adams County, PA (CR Property Group, LLC) over 10 years ago

For someone who completed Business Admin in the 70's, this whole social media thing has been quite a leap, but with no regrets.

Stepping out of my conservative skin and re-learning from Gen Y's (and X's) has been exhilerating. It's also given me a respect of our youth and a heightened optimism for the future. 

It's one step at a time for me though. Great video Carra; thanks.

Posted by John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer. (for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.) over 10 years ago

 The video shows that social media has changed our lives and how we get information has changed forever.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Richard ~ It really is an investment.. and what is more valuable than your time?

John ~ I think it is all about an attitude.. knowing who you are and what your message is.. once that is identified then you just jump in a play.. takes awhile to figure that out.. and to understand that some people might not like what you say.. but with 1.6 billion players.. that is OK!

Don ~  Videos really speak louder than words.

John ~ Learning from the younger generation is really fun!

Cindy ~ You have summed up the change VERY well.. thank you!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra...What a great Video;  it appears that I [we] may be the "Canary in the Coal Mine" as I Tweet, well I more than likely qualify as a "Half-twit", but at least I do have that SM.  Trula gets ahead of me at times, Linked-in was set up for Sal, but since I am now working only in the media-tech [LOL LOL] area of our Business I will take it over. Based on an earlier not so good experience on FB, am still squeamish about that.
I tried 3 times to set you as an associate, but it doesn't seem to be taking yet--checked today. And did click on "subscribe to this blog' button. We are having AT& T 'situations' here, but it should not take over 6 days to set these items up.  Was very chagrined today to see that I could not find your lovely face among my "Subscribed" and to discover that when I click on add as associate; all the typed info is right there, but will go no further. Monday, June 7th AT&T is estalishing it's new Bundle-Data-program, so all this mess may be over.
Hope that you have a great weekend.

Posted by Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan over 10 years ago

Barb ~ Sounds like you have a situation going on there.. If you can't get it going after your AT&T repair.. then check with activerbob or Jeramy.. They can fix it quickly!  All the SM takes time.. but once you get the hang of it.. won't be so much time.  Deep breaths.. we are all on the same path :)

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Social media is not only not a waste of time, it saves time, done properly. And it's a money maker and a half.

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) over 10 years ago

Candice ~ You would know as you have been successful at using it for a long time.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago
Carra - I have seen more than one real estate person, who needed to invest either time or money into their career in order to flourish; yet without those investments didn't make the grade, when they had so many other great skills.
Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 10 years ago

I have seen this before.  The numbers are just staggering.

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 10 years ago

Great!  In the olden days, we sunk money (dollar after dollar) into advertising that didn't work.  Now comes social media, and it's NOT that expensive . . . the trade of is time.  It can take a lot of time to develop, implement, and stay on top of.  But since time is money, it's a wash, and I'd rather be investing time.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 10 years ago

Myrl ~  Real Estate as a career is certainly an investment.. in many things!

Debra ~ Huge numbers!

Carla ~ Print media was dead for along time.. I just don't think agents thought about the returns and did it to satisfy a seller instead of looking for the right return in the form of a buyer or a seller.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

The 2008 presidential election taught me what social media can really do. I came back to ActiveRain on a serious basis on July 22, 2008.

Posted by Not a real person over 10 years ago

Great post!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 10 years ago