Monday, October 29, 2012

Send out a Smoke Signal!

Send out a smoke signal!

I have overheard these statements many times, “I don’t have time for social media.” or “I don’t know what to talk about.”  Well, I’m here to tell you that you have time for social media and you already know what to say.  

Do you have kids, grandkids or pets?  What is your hobby?  Do you have a listing?(of course you do!) Do you have a buyer?(of course you do!) Do you have a blog?(well, need I say more!)

My point is, you always have something to talk about. Start your with Twitter, it’s your spark to building your fire.  Retweet someone, @gorealty is a good choice.  Reply to someone, it’s a small spark to building a relationship.  People feel good when they are noticed in a positive way and they remember that.  If you are really stumped on what to say, talk about the weather.  The important thing is to talk and to talk often.

If Twitter is the spark, then Facebook and Google+ are the kindling.  These two really get the fire going.  Use Twitter to drive people to your Facebook and Google+ pages. Here is where you can expand on what you are saying on Twitter.  Use pictures, they always draw attention.  Remember the saying “a picture is worth a 1000 words”, this is true for Facebook and Google+.

Your main goal is getting people to your blog, but they won’t know where your blog is unless you send them a smoke signal.

Feel free to share your Twitter name in the comments and watch the sparks fly!