It is pretty amazing to me that real estate professionals are such slow adopters, especially in an economic climate favoring innovation
Especially given that I'm guessing many first-time homebuyers are under 35 (if not under 30), this gap can become even more problematic. (Or, to put it another way, even more of an opportunity for people up to date on current technology.)
I am only a little surprised at these numbers. I know based upon my own market area that Realtors generally seem to be a little late to the dance. We need to watch what is happening around us and be fluid and flexible and willing to adopt new practices into our world. The public certainly doesn't want "that's the way we've always done it" and frankly they deserve more from us. Technology mixed with pure, caring service can be a powerful thing. I hope that the other 270+ agents in the room who are doing almost nothing online took good notes, met someone to help mentor them and will make efforts to improve their online social networking.
Real estate agents as a whole industry may be slow to adapt, but those of us that have seen this gap and run into the middle of it, seem to make up the largest one industry to embrace SocNet's as a whole. Heck, our business is built on networking, communicating and providing a caring service. I view the SocNets (FB, Twitter, etc) as nothing more than a Chamber of Commerce meeting with no geographic boundaries!
@Steve - One part of me was surprised while the other sat back and looked at what tools they use now and how it never involvs anything outside of the real estate software itself
@Adam- I have a screencast of a tool coming out shortly, and I hope the agents use it to bridge the gap
@Dale - I saw many taking good notes, but few fire up some of the tools he mentioned, even those with laptops in the room
@Todd - it is the few of us that embrace the new tools that will make the leap in connecting to the newer generations buying homes
Sometimes it's information overload! And with new and emerging tools daily, are they really ALL worth the investment? I would say that answer is no. What's needed instead is a strategic approach wherein your blog is your homebase and a select group of networks work to drive traffic back to your blog where you build community, create trust, and work the sale.
It can all be a little overwhelming at times but the cool thing about the blog-o-sphere is that people are ready and willing to help one another. If anyone is interested in building their own little online media empire, all they gotta do is formulate some form of strategy, and jump right in. You learn by trial and error and testing what strategies work and which ones don't.
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|TheSocialGeeks Episode 16 - I Want the Post, not Pre||00:56:01||48.73 Mb|
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Yes this is a blatant theft of the outline that Jess uses on her page, but I asked permission. Why?? Because I am a hardcore admin and can make ugly tables to make you developers frustrated, but this was too nice to pass up.
Yes, I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out.
One dog, a Pug. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me.
Let us now also add a deranged cat that is in the process of being toilet trained. Update: Toilet traning was very very close.
Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks.
I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Next is the MP3 hard-drive for the car that I found. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.
Get back to you here
Hershey’s Stomach of Holding: Jess and I are fighting over who eats more chocolate. TWDUFF can help me out and vouch for me.
This will take far more time than I have today. I will start with I was born and still live in St. Louis, MO. Even though for a couple years I was never, ever here and always on the road, this is smack in the middle of the US. Everything is just a few hour flight. That part is nice. No beach/ocean/coast isn't the best. But with the travel I make up for it.
Looking to find me in person? Here is where I will be.
|delayed||customer visit||Minneapolis, MN|
|Mar 31 - Apr 4||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Apr 30 - May 2||Admin2008||Boston, MA|
|May 10 - 15||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||London|
|Jun 4 - 6||Irish Lotus User Group 2008||Dublin, Ireland|
|Jun 16 - 19||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||San Francisco, CA|
|Jun 21 - 29||Vacation||Some island I am not telling you|
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