social networking Archive

Social Media: Are You Doing it Wrong?

By Scott Newman You’re on Facebook and Twitter four hours a day and you’re telling me you haven’t closed a lot of business lately?  Of course not!  Social media is just a tool in your arsenal — and when...

Does Klout Matter in Real Estate?

By Dolores Esanu Recently, I’ve noticed quite a few business professionals engaging in “Klout.” Klout is a program that rates your sphere of influence within the social media world, with a score of 1 being lowest and 100 being...

Popular Technology: Here Today, Overrated Tomorrow

By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz It seems there’s a new hyped technology in real estate every week. Old favorites include Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter, Blogging, YouTube, and LinkedIn. But what about those sites that were so popular so fast and now...

Growing Your Sphere & Business With Low Costs

By Dave Robison About 10 years ago when I started advertising online, I knew I only had a few years before the rest of the world caught up.  When I first broke out my SEO and PPC campaign, I...

Community Platform Will Connect YPN

By Scott Newman At a recent Chicago Association of REALTORS® YPN Board meeting, YPN Manager Rob Reuter presented to us a beta-test version of NAR’s new YPN Community platform – an interactive and searchable system of registered YPN member...
April 20, 2011

Is It Time to Break Up with Your Facebook Business Page?

By Stefanie Hahn Just like chocolate and peanut butter, being social and Facebook go hand-in-hand. But are you really being social through your Facebook business page? This tutorial video will give you tips and advice for getting the most...

Five Tech Tools You Need to Survive in 2011

By Jonathan Osman No one would have guessed that REALTORS® would look back on 2009 as “the good ole days,” but as the real estate market continues to find bottom, that’s exactly what some are doing.  The reality for...

Are You Checked-In?

By Stefanie Hahn The two major players in the location-based check-in game are currently Foursquare and, simply because of the size of the network, Facebook.  You are probably already a member of Facebook, which is really how Facebook will...

Facebook Privacy Updates

By Stefanie Hahn It’s summertime!  Let’s grab our bathing suits, hit the pool and… oh yeah, check our Facebook privacy settings.  Another update from Zuckerburg and crew has created the need to recheck what you are sharing on Facebook....

Are We All Too Connected?

By Brooke Wolford My husband recently pointed out there is never a moment when I am not looking at something on my iPhone. I kind of thought to myself, “How did I get here?” I do remember a time...