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Rainmaker
879,679
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  It's a great way to schedule stuff and interact with the accounts.  I also use Buffer, which is good strictly for posting.  Both can do Instagram from your computer, which is nice (via a phone app and some sorcery).

Jun 19, 2017 09:58 AM
Ambassador
2,861,787
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I tried it once, did not like the lack of control, and did not like to give them access to all my stuff so discontinued right away.

Jun 19, 2017 09:40 AM
Ambassador
1,730,379
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I have used HootSuite, TweetDeck, Buffer, and several others.   Use them as you need to, but beware that if the posts "Look automated", they will be ignored.

Jun 19, 2017 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,330,548
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I do not use Hootsuite.  I auto post to LI FB and Twitter from my WP sites. That's about all for me. It may be more than enough. 

Jun 19, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainer
210,324
Kenneth J. Jones, Director
Institute of Real Estate Technologies - Newark, NJ
ASA, SRES, SCGREA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor If real estate agents continue to pour money into things they can do for themselves, they'll have to generate more transactions just to pay for them.

You're in a business.

The purpose of a business is to generate NET income, a/k/a PROFIT.

One cannot continue to waste money on things that are superfluous and expect to generate maximum profits.

Jun 19, 2017 06:23 AM
Ambassador
1,986,528
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor!  

I have Hootsuite but, learned that I was auto-posting things to my social media sites and wasn't interacting. The set-it-and-forget-it mentality doesn't make you engaging! 

So, now, I post myself on my SM sites and am THERE to respond and engage with others! The time involved in being there, front-and-center is so minimal that it's well worth the effort.

Jun 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
242,198
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not

Jun 19, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,876,607
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Not I... so can't say it's working well or not.

Jun 19, 2017 05:38 AM
Ambassador
2,531,187
Nestor & Katerina Gasset
International Properties and Investments LLC - Wellington, FL
Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale

We use Hootsuite and have been using it for many years. There is a free version and a paid version. What is really cool about it, is you can pull in your columns of your social media, like a dashboard so you can see what is going on and reply very quickly from one platform to another. It saves a lot of time. You can also pull in twitter streams on different hashtag searches and trends. It would take a book to say all it can do. 

The paid version allows us to publish our posts out for 21 days. I use Hootsuite mostly for Twitter. Twitter is a very good google juice ranking signal. 

I do not use it for Facebook because I like more one on one engagment on FB. 

Jun 19, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,046,584
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No I don't.

Jun 19, 2017 06:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,710,880
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I think Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina) is knowledgeable about that.... 

Jun 19, 2017 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,244,199
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I use it & like it but .... Friends&Me works better because I can post on G+ which you can't do with Hootsuite.

Jun 19, 2017 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
130,858
Abby Stiller
Premier Realty Homes of SWFL - Cape Coral, FL
Real estate agent serving SWFL.

I don't.

Jun 19, 2017 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
530,619
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I do not use it but I have fb and twitter connected somehow so what I post on my biz fb page posts to twitter automatically. I can't even remember what program it is. Social media isn't a big part of my business plan though. I rarely use it.-Kasey

Jun 19, 2017 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
624,232
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I used to have an account, it worked OK.

I gave it up 2 years ago though, I'm using other methods now.

It is good to delegate the $15.00 labor and focus on the $150.00/hr labor as CEO of your business. Just because you can do it, doesn't mean it's a good use of your time to do it.

Jun 19, 2017 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
551,075
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do use Hootsuite. It is a time saver.....HOWEVER...

The paid 'professional' version has the tools you can really use. 

Lets say you have a SM identify of Karen Jones Lewis and Select Buyer Group brand and MyLakesideHomes.com collateral. It becomes feasible and much easier to interconnect and leverage using the multi-account (professional) version of Hootsuite.

Other dashboards are available that will switch position of up to three paragraphs or text based on destination. This has become less important in toady's ranking algorithms.

It does do what it is supposed to do. However when 'stuff' happens you can not know who is at fault. AR has taught us how to be patient when 'stuff' never seems to go away.

Jun 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,256,107
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have not heard of it but interested to see what it is

Jun 19, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,296,023
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We will not. It must be origianl content for us

Jun 19, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,171,493
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Do not use it!

Jun 19, 2017 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,982,306
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have looked at it, but did not sign up.

Jun 22, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,043,458
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I love it! I use it to keep track of, post to, and basically manage my Twitter interactions. I occasionally use it for G+ too but not nearly as frequently as I do for Twitter.

Jun 20, 2017 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,678,279
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I used it for a little while and it worked OK.

Jun 20, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,170,086
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That is a new one on me.  I need to check it out.

Jun 20, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
343,406
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I tried it once but it seemed you need the pro account to really get the benefits. I'm going to try it again when I find the time.

Jun 20, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,334,507
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We do not

Jun 20, 2017 05:06 AM
Ambassador
3,401,319
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor I have paid for it - and do NOT use it at all! Sad but true - who has so much of time!

Jun 19, 2017 10:49 PM
Ambassador
3,106,452
Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have in the past but don't any longer. I have decided to pick and choose and do a unique intro to each post.

Jun 19, 2017 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,136,841
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never heard of this one

Jun 19, 2017 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,110,236
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I do not use 3rd party applications for posts. I just schedule it to myself time to post min twice/week on each. 

Let us know if you find it beneficial for your business to schedule posts in advance. 

Jun 19, 2017 01:58 PM
Ambassador
1,568,722
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

good read

Jun 19, 2017 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
2,094,090
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not use it.

Jun 19, 2017 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,506,383
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not.

Jun 19, 2017 08:42 AM
Ambassador
3,161,952
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I don't use it

Jun 19, 2017 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
165,471
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I don't use this.

Jun 19, 2017 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,183,374
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Karen,

We don't. A

Jun 19, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
634,508
Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not use this product

Jun 19, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,992,020
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I do my own posting.

Jun 19, 2017 06:40 AM
Ambassador
1,060,046
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I used to but I used to use a lot of things I still have icons for.

Jun 19, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainer
490,534
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

I looked into it quite some time ago and decided at the time to pass.

Jun 19, 2017 06:28 AM