With over 1.3 billion members worldwide, Facebook remains the largest social network site. Are you using Facebook as part of your real estate marketing? Beyond the basics, how are others in real estate using Facebook in their business? Know the basics, review current security settings, and explore how real estate professionals are using the social network to build their brand.
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Social Media Statistics
Data from the 2018 NAR Technology Survey.
So many "getting started" guides were written so long ago that most of their info is not relevant anymore. For the basics, visit the help section of Facebook itself.
Create a Beautiful Online Home for Your Business (Facebook) — Creating a Facebook Page allows the more than 2 billion people on Facebook to discover your business—think of your Page as a digital storefront.
10 Tips To Level Up Your Facebook Marketing Page (SEOPressor, Apr. 24, 2019)
Going Back to the Basics of Social Media: Facebook (Twenty Over Ten, Mar. 25, 2019)
22 Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Businesses on a Budget (WordStream, Mar. 19, 2019)
How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 7 Steps (Fit Small Business, Jan. 2, 2019)
Protect Your Privacy
Make Yourself Less Trackable (Popular Mechanics, May 2019) E
This New App Manages Your Privacy for You, from Facebook to Alexa (Fast Company, Apr. 17, 2019)
Facebook Quizzes That Could Steal Your Identity (Enterprise Innovation, Apr. 16, 2019)How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings (Consumer Reports, Mar. 15, 2019)
Facebook Tracks Everything From Your Politics to Ethnicity — Here’s How to Stop It (MarketWatch, Jan. 19, 2019)
Manage Your Privacy (Facebook) — Learn how to customize your privacy settings so you can confidently share your moments.
Facebook's Privacy Principles (Facebook) — You should be able to make the privacy choices that are right for you. We want to make sure you know where your privacy controls are and how to adjust them. For example, our audience selector tool lets you decide who you share with for every post. We develop controls based on feedback from around the world.
How REALTORS® Are Using Facebook
Facebook: Marketing Friend or Foe? (Chicago Agent, Apr. 10, 2019)
Facebook Marketing Trends in 2019 (ActiveRain, Mar. 29, 2019)Facebook for Real Estate: What You Actually Need to Be Doing (The Amanda Sue, Feb. 8. 2019)
Real Estate Facebook Strategies That Work (RISMedia, Jan. 20, 2019)
How to Run Effective Facebook Ads (REALTOR® Magazine, Oct. 9, 2018)
Real Estate Facebook Ads: 8 Tips That Will Generate More Clients (LYFE Marketing, Sep. 14, 2018).
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
The Accidental Billionaires - The Founding of Facebook (Kindle, eBook)
The B2B Social Media Book (Kindle, eBook)
Facebook Ads Domination (eBook)
Facebook Ads for Beginners (Kindle, eBook)
The Facebook Marketing Book (Kindle, eBook)
Facebook Marketing: an Hour a Day (Kindle, eBook)
Facebook Marketing for Dummies (eBook)
l'm on Facebook -- Now What? (eBook)
Master Facebook (Kindle, eBook)
Online Social Networking (eBook)
The Social Media Sales Revolution (Kindle, eBook)
The Social Network Business Plan (Kindle, eBook)
This is Social Commerce (eBook)
Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising (Kindle, eBook)
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