Trulia’s very own Pierre Calzadilla and Trulia Voice Luke Constantino recently appeared on NY1 talking about how home buyers, home sellers and real estate agents are using social networking sites like Trulia, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. Great job guys!
“What’s changed is the medium in which the consumers and the agents are connecting. And how consumers are finding information, and how agents are connecting to these consumers,” said Pierre Calzadilla of Trulia.com.”
“Facebook has become the online cocktail party. Great way to agents and consumers to connect, very light touching, not heavy selling,” said Calzadilla. “LinkedIn has become the online chamber of commerce, professional, a little more rules when you connect. Twitter is like riding the bus and hearing someone talk about real estate and can say, hey, I’m an agent and I can help you sell that home.”
“I believe less is more, it’s a social media, it’s like a lounge, they’re friends. If they want, they will contact you, they know you are in real estate,” said Constantino.”
Agents and consumers who have embraced social networking tools and sites are the ones reaping the benefits. Simply having a basic profile with you name and contact info on these sites is not enough. You need to add more details about yourself and complete your profiles as much as you can – the details matter. Most social networking sites allow you to add more details about yourself, your business, your accomplishments and your interests. Take advantage of it. Think of your profile as your resume. You wouldn’t want someone reading a blank resume now would you? On Trulia, think of your profile as your Real Estate Resume. If you’re looking to make a connection with someone, a good first impression can make all the difference in the world.
Consumers like DJ Waldow are finding their real estate agents, Michael Colvin, on Trulia Voices to help them buy and sell their homes. Some agents like Karen Fiddler, are doing extremely well on Trulia. Social networking on sites like Trulia does work!
Have you created your free Trulia Real Estate Resume yet?