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The Google Plus Real Estate Community

Why Join The Google+ Real Estate Communities?

Google Plus Real Estate CommunitiesMany of you have as part of your daily ritual to log into Active Rain and read your favorite blog authors. There is certainly nothing wrong with that but if you are a real estate agent, mortgage broker, home inspector, stager, lawyer or anything else connected to the real estate industry you are missing out on a lot of great content if that is all you do everyday!

There are many great places online where you can participate in a real estate forum just like Active Rain. Many of you know what a huge avocate I am for using Google plus for your real estate business. What you may not know is that Google Plus has some exceptional real estate communities where some fantastic articles are posted daily.

I happen to own one of the three largest real estate communities on Google Plus. At the present time there are over 10,500 members. While that pails in comparison to the member numbers here on Active Rain the group is highly engaged. The difference is that you will get to see articles from outside the Active Rain forum that often times are truly exceptional.

You will see consumer related content like buying and selling tips, as well as agent centric content. Often times there are great articles covering important social media or SEO practices. There are writers who post information on the latest tool or technology to use in your business. If you click on the link above this will take you right to the group where you can opt in if you like.

If you want to get more eyeballs on your content the Google+ Real Estate community is a great place to increase your online visibility.

Examples of Great Real Estate Content

Do you want to see some examples of what you will see in the Google Plus Real Estate Community? I have hand picked some of the articles that you will find in the group. One thing I will make clear is the group does not support content that the majority of the members would find interesting.

For example we do not allow real estate listings, market reports or localized articles. We want the majority of the members to enjoy coming to the group daily and not be bogged down by content that doesn't appeal to the masses.

The group is highly moderated and daily we remove content that does not follow the community guidelines. Those that spam the group are given a warning and if they continue to break the rules they are banned. This ensures the community remains a positive and productive environment.

If you are not a member of the Google Plus Real Estate community here are the kind of articles you will discover.

Are Zillow Real Estate Values (Zestimates) Accurate?

Zillow is the bane of all real estate agents! While Zillow offers many excellent features on their real estate site their estimate of value feature is not one of them. On a daily basis countless Realtors have to explain to buyer and seller clients that Zillow Estimates are not accurate. They cause confusion with the general public and force real estate agents to constantly explain why they are not correct. In the article you will see an in-depth discussion covering the reasons why the "zestimate of value" is a bogus means of property valuation. For full disclosure this article on Zillows inacuracy was written by yours truly. If you have ever had a difficult client that thinks the Zillow value is a good measuring stick for market value send them this article. It should clear up quite a bit of confusion as to why Zillow does not hit the mark most of the time.

Home Improvement Projects That Increase a Homes Value

If you are A Realtor I am quite sure you have ran into the seller that believes every single improvement they make to their homes amounts to a comparative increase in value. As real estate agents we know this line of thinking is wrong. There are some improvements that are really worth making and others that offer very little return especially when you are selling. Kyle Hiscock and agent in New Your writes an excellent article about excellent improvements when selling a home. It only makes sense to spend your money wisely when you are about to sell real estate. Kyle does a great job explaining some of the best home improvements.

The Final Real Estate Walk Through

One of the standard procedures in a real estate sale is the buyer having the opportunity to walk through the property one last time before they head to the closing table. The purpose of course is to make sure the condition of the property is the same as when they wrote the purchase contract. Bad suprises are never fun so doing a final walkthrough is vital. Tammy Emineth a favorite hear at Active Rain does a great job summarizing what to look for at the final walk through. Tammy provides an excellent check list of things that are often overlooked by home buyers and their agents.

How a Realtor Determines Market Value?

One of the biggest weaknesses of many real estate agents is their ability to price a home correctly. Pricing a home is both a skill and an art. If you don't follow some basic principles in market valuation it is easy to make mistakes. There is a reason why you see countless properties reduced everyday. The vast majority of Realtors don't know how to nail the right listing price. Joe Manuasa does a fantastic job explaining real estate market value. In fact I was forunate enough to have Joe ask me to come by and offer some opinions for his article. Joe and I had a very neat question and answer session. If you are a new real estate agent this one would be a great read for you.

How to Sell a Luxury Home?

While selling a luxury home has similarities to selling other types of properties there are some differences as well. Debbie Drummond a Realtor from Las Vegas drops by to offer her insight on how to market and sell luxury properties. The article is filled with great tips and insight into marketing to those at the upper end of the market.

Should I Price My Home With Negotiating Room?

One of the age old real estate questions is how much room you should have in your asking price vs what the actual market value of the home happens to be. I am sure if you asked ten Realtors you would probably get a variety of answers. Without a doubt you would have numerous home owners who have pre concieved notions on how much negotiating room there should be. As is often the case the seller would be wrong. Lynn Pineda cuts through all the nonsense and gives us some straight answers on how a home should be priced. Lynn gets right to the point that you probably are putting too much of a gap between the list price and the actual value of your property and why this is a mistake.

These are just a few of the examples of some of the valueable information you will find in the Google Plus Real Estate community. We are always looking for new members and would love to see some of you here at Active Rain come by and take a look. Whether you have a Wordpress Blog, Blogger Blog or an Active Rain blog your content is welcome as long as you follow the guidelines of the community!

Why Use Google+?

If you have been under a rock for the last few years and don't understand why you should be using Google Plus as a major part of your social media strategy, I would encourage you to read this brilliant article by Mark Traphagen on why Real Estate agents should use Google+. Mark clearly explains the benefits how search plus your world can benefit your real estate business. With so many people logging into Google daily and asking questions it only makes sense that you should want to be in front of those people!

When you use Google Plus and create a large following of people all of those see your content in search when they are logged into Google. Most people stay logged in so the you are increasing your odds of being found in search when using Google Plus as a business tool. Mark delves into this topic like no other. If you don't do anything else take the time to read his article. I gaurantee you will be thinking to yourself I should be using Google Plus more than I am.

Don't forget to come by and connect at the Google Plus Real Estate community - you will be glad you did!

 

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Comment balloon 84 commentsBill Gassett • July 01 2014 08:18AM

Comments

Suggested for sure.  there are some great agents and authors there w/ great content.  It really does broaden your outlook as well as your exposure.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 3 years ago

Agreed Debbie I am so suprised there are not a lot more people in the real estate industry using it like they should.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

We've missed you here in 'the Rain', Bill.  But, I've certainly seen you everywhere else!

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

Hi Bill, I've tried using Google+ but I find it difficult to log in. They don't like the passwords that I like and force me to use a password that I can't and don't remember.

Oh well. I will read the article about why I should use Google+ but don't expect to see me there anything soon.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Thanks for the comment and link Bill! I want to be more active on G+ myself but there are just so many hours in the day. I am noticing that my time on G+ for great information circling the web  is getting longer and longer. I love it. Google + is really a vital key to any well-balanced SEO campaign. It's a Google tool and if you want to play with Google, you have to play with their toys!

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) about 3 years ago

I agree Bill, your Google Plus Real Estate community offers so much to Real Estate Agents.  Like Active Rain, it offers a wealth of really valuable content for us as Real Estate Agents to learn from, along with the sharing of information for Sellers and Buyers to make their life a lot easier when it comes time to sell or buy a home.  What's also great about it, is that it allows for engaging conversation back and forth with other members, just like you can do here on Active Rain, yet the interaction on Google Plus makes for conversations so easily viewed to participate in back and forth banter and don't be surprised when another Agent will chime in to liven up the conversation! :) I appreciate you mentioning me too Bill! :)

Posted by Lynn Pineda, Coral Springs REALTOR- Promises Delivered (Keller Williams Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill- amazing post  (suggested big time) way to bring so much to the table. I really enjoyed speaking with you yesterday, thank you so much! there's no doubt AR is a great place to learn, but I have a feeling its not the best place to brand our name. it seems like we help AR brand their name more than ours, and that is something to chew on

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) about 3 years ago

Gabe - thanks man. Only so many places you can be and I have chosen what is most valuable for my business.

Bill - that is strange. I have never heard of that issue with Google Plus before. None the less I would use it regardless of the password issues.

Tammy & Lynn - you guys are very welcome and thanks as always for your contributions into the Google+ real estate group.

Thanks very much Jon!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill~ the G+ link is awesome, THANK YOU!!!! I look forward to utilizing the best tools for my business and I have a feeling I've been missing the boat... Once again, thanks for sharing, I know this information is helpful and will help me gain more traction.....

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) about 3 years ago

The house priced to the market will be quick to sell.

Posted by Jeff Jensen (The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states) about 3 years ago

Bill, thanks for providing such valuable information that will not only increase our online presence but possible increase our business, all the knowledge form G+ communities is a huge plus. Suggested!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 3 years ago

Hi Bill - thank you for a very informative post.  I, too, need to learn more about G+ and appreciate your insight.  Jon had mentioned speaking with you yesterday, as we were discussing our lack of knowledge and how to utilize.  He mentioned that you had written a great blog and for me to read it!! So happy I did!! You helped quite a bit.  I for one am most appreciative.  Have a great Fourth of July!

Posted by Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate - Wilton, CT) about 3 years ago

Bill: Everyone should be taking you up on the offer to join your G+ real estate group. It is an amazing resource and an excellent opportunity to learn and grow together.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 3 years ago

Thanks guys I hope to see all of you over at the Google Plus real estate community.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Hi Bill.  Thanks for the invitation.  I will be over to join.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 3 years ago

I will look forward to seeing your contributions in the group Conrad!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

OK Bill, I read your contributer's post about Google+ and SEO. He really seems to know his stuff. And I couldn't believe the amount of interest there (measured by the number and quality of comments). You've really struck gold.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Bill you are spot on! Mark is a master when it comes to using Google Plus. There is no question that it is a good business move to have it a part of your social media strategy.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill your Google+ Real Estate Group is invaluable. Too many times it is hard to tear yourself away from all of the interesting articles!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 3 years ago

Thanks Debbie it is actually a great place to spark ideas for real estate topics you may want to blog about!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Good advice Bill! Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 3 years ago

Hi Bill... I hope everyone reads this! You have an over the top presence on Google Plus and the Real Estate Community is tops and full of valuable info, ideas, and conversation. I'm also a big fan of Mark Traphagen and Martin Shervington. 

I've been asked, "Is this Google's version of Facebook?" No it is not.

I've been told, "Oh no, not another platform!" Yes, but with an important difference. It's the only one of its kind.

Google Plus, is a social layer that sits atop of the two largest and most used databases on the planet, Google Search and YouTube. This gives you ample opportunity to index yourself and your content, or as I like say, it puts you in the card catalog in the library. 

When someone begins a search for real estate, where do they start? Most will on Google first. They may end up elsewhere, but they'll begin on Google. A compelling reason to be there.

Anyway, great post, Bill! You do great work on Google Plus and I'm a fan!

Posted by Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing (First American Title) about 3 years ago

Renee - you hit the nail on the head! I try to explain this to other real estate agents all the time and it doesn't seem to sink in. I see so many Realtors wasting their time on Facebook and for what? Sure Facebook can be fun for catching up with family and friends but if you want to increase your business from a social media site Google Plus is where you need to be for so many reasons!

Thanks Andrew you as well my friend!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Another great thing about G+ is that the posts or +1s of those in your circles rank higher in search results if relevant to your query :)

Posted by Jaime Westman (HouseHunt.com) about 3 years ago

For connecting with other real estate agents g+ is great because it happens quickly, you can be in and out so even when you are super busy you can check in, see what is up, and then get going. For finding great content and important info about the industry, G+ is great.  For SEO, it is great too. 

However, for actually closings- we get a lot more real good leads from ActiveRain and our blogs over G+. We don't have business that actually translates from G+. Not ONE of our sellers has EVERY had a Gmail account. We always have our va start a gmail account for our sellers so that we can set up their google calendars and docs and such. But they only use that for our transaction, then they are off of it.  Our target market just is not on G+. They are not searching that much on line, we get most of our listings from our expired listing mailings unless they are short sales- those find us online but they mostly search Yahoo and Bing.  It all depends on what target market you are working with and I also believe, the geo locations. The more internet savvy people are, the more they will be on Google. The less web savvy people use Bing and yahoo. I do get a lot of referrals from other agents from Facebook and we have good closed transactions from facebook connections and clients who friend us on facebook when they are thinking about selling. We have thousands of dollars of closed transactions because of facebook marketing. 

 

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) about 3 years ago

Exactly Jamie although it should be made clear you do need to be logged into Google for that to be the case. The thing is most people don't log out!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Katerina - I am surprised you are getting more business from online searches from Bing or Yahoo. The percentage of people using those two is miniscule in comparison to Google.

What people need to understand is that you might not  get direct business from being on Google Plus i.e someone seeing a post right on the platform BUT it will enhance your online visibility.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill- Yes, that is what I use G+ for. It is the target market we have. Most business from equestrian people we get from Yahoo because the women are in yahoo groups, use yahoo email and the email has the yahoo search right there. A lot of the older generation of men we work with use Bing because they left Google when Google started getting very active politically against this market's values. But Facebook is by far the best for my marketing- all my equestrian friends and equestrian realtors are on facebook sharing photos and info about horses, nothing binds two people more than a horse in this area:) 

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) about 3 years ago

With Bing's 15% and Yahoo's 12% = 27% and if the affluent equestrians are part of that 27% - that equals some pretty healthy commissions for us. We don't need a lot of units, we only need a few a year to do very very well. 

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) about 3 years ago

Bill your advise should never overlooked as you have done very well fro yourself making Internet marketing work. I should amble over to the G+ real estate site as well.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 3 years ago

Katerina - I am surprised you have not started an equestrian group on G Plus then:) I would start one and invite all of those Facebook folks!

Thanks Ed! I hope to see you in the group.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill, thanks, I just asked to join the group and look forward to be a part of it.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 3 years ago

Hi Bill.... I don't have many heroes, but you know for sure that you are my #1.... I spend time here because it's fun.... most of my marketing is done offline and only in Franklin....I've made a very good living here for the past 36 years and now I'm feeding Lorraine and Tammy my business.... I have a mediocre presence on Google+... my following is not 30k like yours but it's 5K.... that's not bad for not being there often!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 3 years ago

LOL Barbara - thanks that means a lot coming from you. I want to be just like you when I grow up - I am envious you get to do social all day - I like that more than selling now:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Great post, I'm not sure why I'm not a member of the group? I know that some time ago some were just b-o-r-i-n-g posting listings only which I have no time for at all.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 3 years ago

Hey Lyn I have never allowed listings in my group maybe it with was another one. I don't allow anything that would not be of interest to the masses - so that includes market reports and anything localized.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill I start each day with your google+ real estate forum.  A lot of great people and great content for sure.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 3 years ago

Bill!! You ARE on AR!! My worlds are colliding!! :-)

Your G+ RE group is invaluable for learning, connecting with other pros, and increasing readership impressions. Thank you for your leadership, and for being the rising tide that lifts all boats. <3

Posted by Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™ (Providence Group Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill, 

You ARE definitely making use of Google Plus.  I do not.. maybe I should pursue more.  

Posted by Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma) about 3 years ago

Thanks for your leadership, Bill.  I will work on my Google+ presence.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) about 3 years ago

I think I need to do a Google hangout: real estate version. :)

 

Love and light,

Laura

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 3 years ago

Bill, joined the community a while ago - however, not visit that page as much actively as I do here on ActiveRain.

I can compare this with recent discussion on Quality Vs Quantity. The number of members on ActiveRain is huge - but how many are really active all the time? Consider that with your G+ group - which has 10,687 members and it's always 'bubbling'!

I intend to be more active on...G+, now.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill - what's up?  I just asked to join your G+ group - rebuilt my G+ page tonight and catching up on the latest over that way...

Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 3 years ago

Thanks everyone for all your comments on the Google Plus real estate community! I hope to see all of you guys. It is a great way to not only promote your content but build relationships with others just like Active Rain.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

I know you've been preaching this for years Bill, but I just haven't taken the time to do much with Google +.  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 3 years ago

Bill, thanks for giving me insigh into Google+.  It is certainly one social network that I have not started using at all yet.  This post as convinced me to check it out.  Thanks!

Posted by Ann Zieve, Unmatched Ownership Experience (Keller Williams Success Realty) about 3 years ago

With so many people aking for your marketing dollars it is confusing where to spend those precious dollars.

Posted by Raul Rodriguez, Looking out for the client's interest and not my p (Covenant Partners Realty) about 3 years ago

Great job explaining the value of G+ Bill

 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 3 years ago

Raul - Google Plus does not cost anything but your time:)

Thanks Amanda, Ann and Fernando!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill, as an agent here in MA I've been following you for some time. You are probably the number 1 guy on google+. Also if you google a topic in RE nine times out of ten your activerain post or google+ post comes up. If anyone knows how to use social media, it's you.

 

 

Posted by Jim Sinnott, Realtor, GRI Licensed in MA and RI (Bedard Realty) about 3 years ago

Great post and thanks for bringing this to our attention. Happy 4th of July to you!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) about 3 years ago

I signed up for Google+ at the beginning and I don't feel like it ever really took off.  I tink it's going to go the way of Google Wave. 

Posted by Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself (RE/MAX Centre Realty) about 3 years ago

Jim - thanks very much. One of the biggest driving forces of my business is how visible I am in search. As you know that is what buyers and sellers do when they don't know a real estate agent.

Marc - I seriously doubt Google Plus will be going away anytime soon. In fact a number of the Google upper level executives have continued to say they have big plans for Google Plus.

Nina - I would encourage you to gone the Google+ real estate community!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Hi Bill... Thank you for sharing your endeavors. I'm a Google+ person and actually find it much more productive and effective than Facebook - which I don't particularly care for. I find that my clients are more inclined to Google+ with me than any other social media! which may have a lot to do with the shear number of Android smartphones in the marketplace.

I will check out your community, it sure looks great.

Posted by Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate (AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group) about 3 years ago

Awesome! I've been looking for real estate groups on google plus, thanks

Posted by Alexa Sanchez, Realtor Extraordinaire about 3 years ago

Thanks for another great post on the benefits of Google+, and the articles you chose to feature here should get some reluctant people over there...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Thanks Bill for the information on Google+. I do agree that being found and seen in the marketing arena is very important. More visible and then highly visible to potential sellers and buyers will help in continued growth of our business. I've not done it yet. But you have convinced me to take a look at it. Being better educated and aware of the way people find out about us will also translate into us doing better with the subject matter of our on profile. Happy 4th of July. 

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) about 3 years ago

I'm thinking of starting a hosting of sorts... keep me abreast.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 3 years ago

Thanks Bill!  I am becoming a fan of Google+ a little more each week.

Posted by Apple Valley Lake (REMAX Stars Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning Bill,

I'm coming over from Barbara's post this morning touting this post! Thank you for the information and the variety of posts that are indeed worth ready! You make sense and thank you for the nudge to be more active...I've been so overwhelmed with business I know I need to make more time..unfortunately right now I can't squeeze more hours out!! I've bookmarked this post!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) about 3 years ago

Thanks again guys for all your comments. I hope to see you all over at the Google+ real estate community!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill - Thanks for the Goggle+ info and yes, I need to spend more time in the Google+ community.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 3 years ago

We will have to get this done I know it is all just so consuming

Posted by Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) about 3 years ago

You certainly have a following Bill. Congrats on your Google + status!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 3 years ago

OK. OK. I really must conquer the world of Google+, or at least get to know more about it.

Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) about 3 years ago

I agree Google+ is probably here to stay & is one of the places you want to be.  I have to say I don't really use the groups much....I just read the people that I follow and show up on my feed.  I think I'm a member of groups but generally just post to public and read the feed from everyone in my circles.

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) about 3 years ago

Christine the groups are one of the best parts of Google Plus. They will dramatically increase the amount of people who will see your post that are in the industry.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

hey 

 

definitely would love to use google+ but I will have to take a look and it seems good to me.

Posted by Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243 (Key Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill Gassett   I'm now starting to post on my own WordPress site. linking to G+ communities and others in addition to my own social media sites

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 3 years ago

That is great Karen Kruschka ! Don't forget to be social in these places. Building relationships is the key to making social work for your business. For example when you share your content on Google Plus if you don't interact with others nobody will pay attention to you. Make sure you engage and reciprocate. This goes for all social sites. It is the biggest mistake I see agents making.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

I may check it out.  Thanks.

Posted by Christine Yedo Johnson, ABR CRS CNE SFR (RE/MAX Unlimited Inc.) about 3 years ago

Ok, I'm in.  You can never have enough good information. Surround yourself with smart people that you find here and perhaps there, and you will grow.  What's not to like.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) about 3 years ago

Bill,

I am on google plus, however, I need to learn how to use it better.  Thanks for the information. 

Posted by Dinah Stallworth, NATCHITOCHES, LA HOMES FOR SALE (Priority Real Estate LLC - 800.978.4847) about 3 years ago
You are the Master of Google+ and we will follow you!
Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) about 3 years ago
You are the Master of Google+ and we will follow you
Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) about 3 years ago

Thanks Lee and Carol for the compliments - make sure you join my Google Plus real estate community!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill,  Thanks for this post.  I've "been under that rock" for the past year or more taking care of my mother before she passed away.  Although I have Google + set up, I never really took the time to learn it.  Going to bookmark your post so I can.  Thanks again.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824 (Realty Associates Florida Properties) about 3 years ago

Elyse sorry to hear about your Mom. Let me know if you need any help figuring out Google+!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 3 years ago

I love Google+ and haven't taken advantage of the Real Estate groups enough. Thanks for the reminder, Bill. I'm going to add your group right now. :-)

Posted by Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales (Resort and Second-Home Specialist) almost 3 years ago

Thanks Kathleen it will be great to see you in the Google+ community!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 3 years ago

Great job Bill, and congrats on getting featured for your google+ work.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Bill, I saw a post on Hannah Williams blog today and thanks for your suggestion. I added you on Google Plus and joined the community. I appreciate your input and will try to post stuff to the RE Community on Google plus. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 2 years ago

Thanks Evelyn Johnston and Robert (Bob) Gilbert !

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 2 years ago

I'm going to check my Google + right now. Thanks for great tips. How can you manage to write such great posts all the time?:)

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) almost 2 years ago

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