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Social media and my clients: A great rapport builder

Something great has happened since I've started my blog, people who read it already know me- or so it seems when we first meet. Sometimes it actually takes me a little by surprised how open they are from the start. Whatever happened to developing rapport for trust? Much of it has already occured when they took some time to read what I've written online.

People are looking for ways to connect. By providing a little insight to the world about my interests, hobbies, and about interesting news or knowledge about my industry I give readers a reason to connect.

I was recently asked what the return was on the time I invest using social media. I have to say this is hard to measure. How do I measure success? For me, success is when someone chooses my service because they found me online. But it goes farther than that, success to me also occurs when something I've shared helps others achieve.  I strongly believe that building community relations and working together to help each other achieve success in our careers is what drives me to participate in social media.

I not only believe that, I've made it my mission. To see how I've included my mission on my website, visit www.stephaniejacques.com . Thanks for reading.

Comment balloon 3 commentsStephanie Jacques • April 16 2009 08:01PM

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Stephanie, excellent post and I could not agree more.  Many nay-sayers to internet marketing and social networking.  I truly believe it is the 'Here and Now'

Posted by Tim and Pam Cash, Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN (Crye-Leike (Sango)) over 8 years ago

Since I started blogging I haven't gotten leads or met anyone from it like alot of people have said on AR but I do find that I like it alot.   I look forward to doing it and I am always looking for something to put on my blog.   Down the road.....who knows?   Maybe something that I found interesting will generate someone else's interest as well.

   

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 8 years ago

This is one of the best parts about blogging and social media.  We really do get to develop relationships with people and get to know them before we actually "know" them.

Posted by Brenda Carus (Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate) over 8 years ago

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