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Buffer’s Guide to Growing Your Facebook Reach

As Facebook continues to change its rules and algorithms, many of us struggle to keep up. For real estate professionals, Facebook can be a goldmine of opportunity, but if you’re watching your interactions dwindle and your reach shrink, you may feel a little over the whole thing. And I don’t blame you. That’s why I love Buffer’s guide to growing your Facebook reach organically, which was written by Kevan Lee and posted on BufferSocial recently.

As Facebook continues to change its rules and algorithms, many of us struggle to keep up. For real estate professionals, Facebook can be a goldmine of opportunity, but if you’re watching your interactions dwindle and your reach shrink, you may feel a little over the whole thing. And I don’t blame you. That’s why I love Buffer’s guide to growing your Facebook reach organically, which was written by Kevan Lee and posted on BufferSocial recently.

Your real estate business is one of 18 million + business competing for space on Facebook. Facebook has made it harder and harder to get your posts and updates in front of your audience. Kevan explains that even the folks at Buffer have been noticing a decline in their Facebook reach. And he goes on to explain (clearly and smartly) the problem with Facebook reach; how Facebook calculates what shows up on your newsfeed; and his suggestion of a counterintuitive way to combat Facebook reach (ahem … stop caring about it).

What he means with that last point is that reach doesn’t mean success. Reach isn’t an indicator of a true connection, a deal made, or a listing sold. So before getting too hung up on the numbers, it’s a good idea to step back and focus on the end objectives. The idea here is that Facebook’s algorithm (if we can trust it work this way) is saving your content and posts for the people who want it most – the people who engage with you already. This is a positive thing, but it certainly presents a challenge when it comes to lead generation and developing NEW contacts for your Facebook Business Page.

Here’s where Kevan moves past explaining the WHY and starts to talk expertly about the HOW. How to actually combat these problems and proactively work toward growing your Facebook reach organically:

1. Try the cultivation strategies used by Fortune 500 companies, including openness and disclosure; access; positivity; assurances; networking and sharing of tasks.

2. Post at non-peak times.

3. Share original, behind-the-scenes photos of you and your team.

4. Engage your community with questions.

5. Share self-explanatory photos.

6. Look at the numbers differently.

Read the full article HERE to find out how Kevan recommends you approach each of the tips above. And good luck extending your Facebook reach!

Infographic: When Should You Post, Pin and Tweet?

When should you post, pin and tweet? Any time you find the time, right? Actually, no, as it turns out. The folks over at The Payroll Blog created an awesome infographic that breaks down the best times to share your information on various social media sites. The difference between viral and unnoticed can be all in your timing.

The article talks about platforms you can use to make the timing of your content more effective and easier. I notice they didn’t mention HootSuite, which is an unfortunate omission, in my opinion.

You can schedule anything you want to post at a later date and time, so schedule things for the right times!

So, without further ado, feast your eyes on this brilliant infographic (click to make it bigger):

Can’t see it? Visit the real deal HERE.

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Easy Posting to Craigslist with RealEstateSites.com

At RealEstateSites.com, we are very aware of how busy you are. In order to make the important task of marketing your listing significantly easier, we have made it our goal to include as many useful tools and features as possible in our agent websites.

One of the best features we have included in our agent websites is the ability to create beautiful craigslist flyers. Our flyer builder will generate a snippet of html code that that will dynamically pull all your listing details, photos and your contact information. This html snippet enables you to easily cut and paste your data into online classified sites such as the very popular Craigslist, Backpage or Ebay.

We Maximize Your Clicks!

There are literally hundreds of ads every day for real estate. You need to get your message across quickly and effectively. The ads we create for you fit the bill perfectly because we use HTML to format them. Your property will stand hand and shoulders above the competition.

You can expect anywhere from 5% to 10% of people viewing an effective ad on Craigslist to click-through to your website. This is considerabily higher than the adverage click thru banner advertisement rate of just 1.9%.*

Tracking Your Results

Another fantastic tool related to our craigslist flyer campaigns is the ability to track your results. With our ad campaign stats you can see exactly how many views your classified ad received, and how many people clicked thru to your website.

Don’t forget to take advantage of this free service. Craigslist can be a powerful tool for generating free traffic to your property website. It is one of the most popular websites in the world, with millions of daily visitors.

Regularly posting relevant Craigslist classifieds that point to your listings and include a link to your single property page have the potential of driving significant amounts of highly targeted traffic to your property websites. Get in the habit of using our handy html snippet for each listing and you can see a real difference in the amount of traffic your site receives.

*Average accross all Properties Online users in 2009. According to a study of more than 10 billion banner inquiries across Europe from ADTECH the average click-through rate fluctuates between 0.11% and 0.19%