The Running Realtor: Poked, Licked or Biten - What's your Pleasure?

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Poked, Licked or Biten - What's your Pleasure?

 

  

Sorry to disappoint but this is not as provocative as some of the posts I have written.  Today I decided to explore FACEBOOK in search of a better understanding of its use.

Several months ago my morning mailbox was filled with a ray of sunshine from the south inviting me to join another social site.  Since Colleen has never lead me astray I joined that day.

Now I see notifications that someone waved, hugged or poked me but still do not have any real knowledge of the application other then it is useful to keep friends in mind.  I read the writing on my wall but haven't sprinkled any graffiti around myself but I getting ready to unload the next time an artistic idea strikes.

The preliminary conclusion is that facebook is a cute application for passing notes and nudging friends. It has plenty of activites to spend hours goofing off but not very useful for business.  Did I miss anything?   

Anyone looking for real estate along the Connecticut Shoreline can feel free to drag me away from Facebook.  Whether you are Buying or Selling a home in my territory give me a call or drop me an email.  Dan Cummings, The Running Realtor is always ready to work.

Email:  Dan@CummingsTeam.com      24 Hr. Access Line:  203-672-2455

Comment balloon 52 commentsNo Longer Active • October 27 2007 11:55AM

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yup - got me.  I was wondering what this was doing on the newbie forum.  I see you have gotten at least 14 folk who have fallen for it.

Thanks for letting us know about Facebook.

Posted by Matthew Rosov, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (Amerisave Mortgage Corporation) over 10 years ago
Dan,  Not a "Facebook" guy but have read posts of agents getting lots of traffic and inquiries.
Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 10 years ago

Facebook also has a feature "livepad" where you can post your listings. I'm not sure of the value of this but I did post one yesterday and plan to post my entire inventory there.

Cheers,

David Swierczynski

Posted by David Swierczynski, RETIRED (Retired) over 10 years ago
Dan--I have been "invited" to other social networks...linkedin and Plaxo or something...I have joined but like you I never have time to really get into them. Your headline and final line for 24HR access could get you in trouble...LOL!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 10 years ago
I'm going to send you a hatching egg!
Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) over 10 years ago
I just spent a lot of time on a post and no one read it.   I guess I have to come up with a catchier title.  I love yours
Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) over 10 years ago
Dan, good idea.  FACEBOOK is a hot destination and is valued at $15 Billion now ?  Can't go wrong to poke around there...
Posted by Ken Realivent (Realivent) over 10 years ago
Dan,  honestly, I have to agree with you.  It seems like there's lots of fun stuff going on, and a good place to keep in touch with people you already do business with, BUT what else?  The new livepad definitely sounds worth checking out-- it might be a very worthwhile platform.
Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I have not checked out Facebook, I was under the assumption it was strictly social network.  I can't seem to find time to check other places out.

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 10 years ago
Licked since you dragged me in and made be read.  I will check it out tonight though.  Thanks for the info, 
Posted by Chad Baird (Re/Max Spirit) over 10 years ago

Matthew... Figured that title would be catchy enough to bring in some curiosity seekers.

Bill...  Never hurts to check out other sites.  May stumble into the next big winner.

David... I haven't seen the listing area yet.  Seems very diverse but I will look around another time.

Teri...  You must have been frightened stopping in....  Never know what you'll see.... LOL

Janie... I haven't seen you on facebook so I'll assume that egg is coming farm fresh via UPS...

Judy... It takes time to develop a following and normally consumer posts get very few comments.  Most of my socialization posts are "members only"  but eventually you'll develop a following of friends that will stop by and say hello.

Ken... The value of cyberspace is amazing... Still recall when AOL hit the jackpot and bought up long standing companies before they tanked.

Sandi... I know  you're on top of this stuff.  Plenty of destinations to drain us of time.

Christine... That has been my thought for several months but Sandi got me thinking on a different subject last night that was a natural tie in to facebook.

Chad... There are quite a few ActiveRainer's there.  Early on I associated with some but I'm sure there are many I missed.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
People throw sheep at me in there.  I just don't get it.  I hang out in MySpace.
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 10 years ago
I still trying to figure out facebook myself.....presently looking for a big rabbit to throw at Sarah.
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Sarah... Thought MySpace was a young-uns' hang out.  Maybe I'll go sniff around.....

Sandra... You know I get confused reading between the lines.... Is tossing a rabbit some how a hint of her somewhat questionable past? 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan, Great post. So far, all I have gotten is drunk on Facebook because friends keep sending or buying me drinks. Or, I am getting poked all over by all the new friends I am making and some are hugging me to death. That is all I have gotten. I would really like to know if all this abuse I am taking is going any where!!
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan, there you go again, exposing yourself :)  You really need to put some close on and stop showing so much skin, this is a PG rated blog site ......... LOL
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago
Oh my, Dan - I had no idea Sarah was such a wild woman....it does not come across in her writing, she sounds sooo sweet and innocent... I'm shocked! I was going to throw a rabbit at her because she has a killer bunny living by her mailbox......
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Dan - I'm always looking for new (free) sites to post my listings!  I was entering information on realbird.com, and one of the options was to have it posted on Facebook.  So I opened a Facebook account and posted my listings there.  I haven't been on it long enough to sustain any injuries or have any barnyard animals tossed my way, but I guess there's still time!  By the way, I love the title...it definitely made me look!
Posted by Barbara Hershey, Realtor, Maine Real Estate over 10 years ago

Mana... With all those drinks and hugs I have a pretty good idea where it could lead for a poking...  ( joking )  I know you're taken!

George... LOL... I thought of that when I was commenting to Sandi B,  She once asked if I ever wore clothes.

Sandra...  Can't really see clearly through all the smoke and I don't have a MySpace account so I'm not able to see the other pics....

Barbara... Never heard for Realbird but if it's decent blog about it and maybe I'll join.  BTW... Welcome aboard... Since you're in Maine I'll be following your posts...  Come to think of it that FaceBook photo was taken in Maine a back in July.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Dan,

I have no clue what your talking about....I'm not sure I want to go there, am I missing something?

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Lol suckered me in too! Lord Dan where do you find the time?
Posted by Keith Perry, REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

Sweet Suzanne...  You're letting the Bad Boy you've imaged cloud your judgement.... Come play.... Would I ever do you wrong?

Keith & Robin... That is a different story... Play time is a tremendous drain.  Keep wondering how long before the rewards are reaped.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Now I'm really confused....its like the angel & the devil. You got into the skittles didn't you...LOL!
Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Suzanne...  I don't know what you call the female version of a WIMP...  but you are running scared!  Keep yourself bottled up like that and you're liable to explode..  Gotta go check my email to see if you signed up for facebook yet.... You did get my personal invite, Right?
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

are you talking to me.....keep checking! LOL!

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago
With all of these online sites, how do we actually have time to sell homes.  I need to get up on facebook. I keep getting invites.  
Posted by Ginger Wilcox (Sindeo) over 10 years ago

Brother Dan - I knew exactly what your post was when I saw that title!!  Seems someone dedicated a song to me in the last day or so.....

I've had flowers, drinks, lobster dinners, scared, hugged, poked, tickled, etc. - all done to me there.  And still, like you, I don't really get what that is all about, but still trying to figure it all out.

And now, I must go check out Sweet Sarah's torrid past.....

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 10 years ago

Dan,

I thought this might be a post of my adventures last night. WHEEEWWW THANK GOD IT'S NOT.

Mike Lewis

Posted by Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA (The Lewis Team at Keller Williams) over 10 years ago

Suzanne.... Not all that funny..... Sometimes I wonder about you!

Ginger.... It isn't really all the time consuming unless you haven't mastered self control.  Yesterday I discovered a version of Name that Song that was fun and lost a few hours.  Amazed how many "unknow" groups sprouted up in the last 30 years.

Sis... Yes, the title was quite easy to decipher. Maybe I will look a little closer at MySpace also but I do have a few other items on my list first.  

Mike... Good thing.... If facebook is the extent of your nightly adventures that would indeed be sad.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Oh, Dan -- shame, shame!!! 

Sandra, my husband actually used to call me Wild Woman back in the early days.  Hmm, not so much anymore.  But I promise, that Sarah Cooper is NOT ME.  

Dan, here.  You'll recognize some people. 

Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 10 years ago
Sarah - Wild Woman, hmm..I'm not even going to ask what you did  to get that nickname..however, nickname will be stored in my memory future use.....lol
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Sarah..Thanks for the link... I have to run but I'll check out your Sexy Layout Later...  You look so Sweet & Innocent....  Wild Woman.... I'm feeling a Wild Thing Blog Coming....  LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Shame on you, Dan. Tsk. (No sexiness there, unless you check out a few of my friends!)

Sandra, apparently, the boy thought I was sweet.  I surprised him.  ;o) 

Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 10 years ago
Sarah... Good thing it's Sunday - Get to Church.... REPENT   ( everyone knows I'm teasing you - Don't be such an ol' prude )
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Ah, the things that go on here on Sundays!!  Sarah was sweet, still is sweet, and yet now she's being told to 'repent'......what is this world coming to??         ;-)

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 10 years ago
He's out to get me, Ann.  Save me!!!!  ;o)
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 10 years ago
You are CRAZY Dan!!  I love your titles...enjoy your running blogs as well as your contraversial posts!  Keep up the good work!!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 10 years ago
Hey Wild Woman - I don't know about that no sexiness -  check out the smile on that picture.....
Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago

What is there to wonder about.....I'm really not interested in another social networking site, I barely have time for this one. Are you okay with that...?

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Ann...  Don't worry... Think it would take a bit more to tarnish Sarah...

Sarah... You do fine fending for yourself.  I'm not out to get you, must be a complexion think... Tarnish, Tan.. just adding some color!  

Sarah... BTW..  Even though you say you don't tan you did looked nicely colored all summer.

Susie... You know how I love those dual purpose meanings...  Maybe I'm even cracking the secret of woman, they enjoy the eye candy but deep down they want a NUT.

Sandra... Enough... Leave my WV Girl alone!

Suzanne... I am OK with that... BUT ... I tend to beat it to death because I wonder if you understand my double meaning logic.  Recently with the talk of AR selling out I thought about the possibility that this site could "disappear" at any time.  I have no control over any of the content here... it could all be gone one morning!  Next I think about all the people I have met throughout the country and how any means of contact could be gone.  Sure there are a few people I have emailed directly and have in my address book but many are missing.  In my opinion Facebook is a secondary system where many of the high profile Rainer's have migrated just in case....

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I think that exposure on many social networking sites can only help you move up in the search engines so you are noticed and the chosen one in your area.  I recently wrote an AR post on MySpace regarding agent's professionalism, whether online or in person.  It seems that there are many REALTORS who are flaunting their personal social lives with less than complimentary photos on one hand, and promoting their business on another.  The problem is when these two meet...either keep it personal and professional while promoting your business, or keep it completely personal with no reference to your business.   

Posted by Dorothy B. Rhone, GRI, CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRS, OA (Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Dan,

Now that  you have gone and made me feel guilty about the whole thing, perhaps I will check in out in the near future...I can't argue with you when you make very good points! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dorothy..  Certainly something to keep in mind.  Many members here mix business and personal information but normally there is nothing terrible.

Suzanne... Don't feel guilty... It's not like you ate a donut or something!   As you know my subjects are quite diverse and borderline provocative but deep down if you look really hard you'll often find a good point.

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago
I have so much to learn about this site - have a great run
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Still don't have a MySpace (or any other) page yet. Seems like my friends and sisters that have one are always getting hit on and I'm just not up for that. Real life keeps me busy enough as it is. Besides, I don't want my life too public. I am considering the linked-in you sent. Just gotta check it out.

You've been doing quite a bit of poking this week Dan... aren't you getting tired yet?? ;-) 

Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan,

Had one of these, you got to try them...;)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Thesa...  Keep poking around....  

Jennifer... I'm a bit of a cyber virgin myself,  Linked-In looks like another good site and I may write on that soon. Seems more business oriented then facebook but with the opportunity to use a meaningful title like this post I couldn't resist.  I still remember my first poke but never seem to tire with so much variety.

Suzanne... You are GOOD and learn fast!   Now I am confused - Are you suggesting a cookie or finally inviting me over for a little TLC....  LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Dan,

I was sucked into that one, Damn!! at least Sarah looks like she's having fun :0) Facebook is another Myspace, and it's really is no Help in my Opinion.

Funny Post!!

Tom Weiss

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) over 10 years ago

Dan, my color is mostly just me blushing.  *^_^*

I was going to tell Jennifer that I don't get many weirdos hitting on me in there, and then I just got this message from this guy who works near here and wonders if I'd like to "meet up."  So never mind!!  Since you get to "choose" your friends, mostly it's whatever you make of it. 

Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) over 10 years ago
Dan- HA!  I have to admit...the title of your blog is a bit conceiving, but I see the relevance now!! I joined Facebook a while back...found a couple friends, but like you said, it has in no way helped my business!  I find myspace alot easier to use.  I have a crazy site just  for personal use, and one strictly for business and networking.  I haven't seen any business come from it yet, but I keep my fingers crossed!! 
Posted by Glenda Conrad (Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA) over 10 years ago

Tom... I'll have to disagree that Facebook and MySpace are NO help....  Not all exposure is easy to gauge.

Sarah... I will behave so you can stop blushing.... Not good to attract weirdo's but a little nuts is ok, right?

Glenda... One of these days I'll venture into MySpace... Just not enough hours in the day!

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I haven't figured out Facebook either.  Just like you said poke and buy drinks.  I don't even get any trackback links to my blogs.  You can find me on myspace, facebook, linkin, plaxo, twitter, mybloglog, stubler, tumbler, martini glass,

Here and my blog are the only thing that has brought me any outside leads.

I guess just go through sheep at "girlblogger"

Posted by Bob Carney, Licensed MD/PA Real Estate Agent (Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales) over 10 years ago

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