Just wanted to do a quick post about Facebook. I do have a business page there, but I really never use it. I just go ahead and talk about real estate on my personal page. Some REALTORS® really worry about that.
Maybe they don’t want to appear goofy, or let potential clients know who they really are, or maybe they just like to keep their personal life and professional life totally separate. Not me, I just put it all out there.
Because I’m just a girl. I’m a mom, I love my husband. I love to eat, but stress about my weight. I like crazy music, singing LOUD in my car, being open minded and dancing like a fool. I am only human, just like you. I am also passionate about real estate. ALL of these things make me who I am, and I let it fly on Facebook.
I don’t worry if my client is going to see what I post because I like my clients and I ENJOY liking them. If someone is going to get offended by something I post on Facebook, and decide not to employ me as their REALTOR® because of it, that is fine by me. Not that I am cocky and arrogant and don’t care if I lose clients, (because I certainly do need clients!) but because if they react that way, then we probably wouldn’t have very much fun working together.
My goal is to make my clients happy, so happy in fact, that they want to tell everyone they know about how awesome I am. And that includes my goofiness.
One time a guy came to my office and was trying to get us all to buy a magazine to send to our clients. He said something like “It is nearly impossible to keep in touch with all of your clients and make them into friends”. At that moment, another agent in the office spoke up and said “MICHELLE DOES!”
That moment has stuck with me, and truly represents how and WHY I work with my clients. I really enjoy people, and becoming friends with my clients is one of the parts of my job that I love the most.
So go ahead and send me a friend request on Facebook. You will see that I love a crazy band that dresses up like mummies, that I post articles about real estate, and you will see that I post photos of my kids and dog and that I “share” funny cartoons about wine. I don’t mind if you find out that that’s who I am!