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NHAR Embraces Social Media

I just got off teleconference with the NHAR Social Media task force team: Shannon Aldrich, Ansel Crombleholme, Jay McGillicuddy (chair), Dan O'Halloran and myself, Stephanie Jacques.  The task force was set up to help NHAR and it's members implement the use of social media tools for communication.

Because social media users are already aware of the power of being involved with social media (i.e., the speed and the amazing ability to tap into the knowledge of thousands in record time), we are discussing ways to help reach members who may be hesitant to reach out and try social media. For many of those members, it's:

 1) a matter of being shown how to use it

 2) explaining more about social media 

 3)addressing any fears that they have...before they adopt the practice.

For others, it may never be adopted (I still know many agents who do not use cell phones.)

The NHAR has already begun blogging (NHARPulse) and using Twitter (@NHAR). Soon we will be implementing podcasts and webinars and we'll be needing more agents on board.

How has social media crept into my workdays?

Going about my day without learning about the happenings in my industry is a day from the past. I'm in tune, through Twitter especially, with information about the tax credit rulings, health care reform, and breaking news. Social media, though intimidating and overwhelming until it is well disseminated, is an avenue for receiving this news and being engaged. Consumers are engaged. It would be embarrassing to be told something by a consumer about my industry that I haven't learned about.

Comment balloon 5 commentsStephanie Jacques • October 30 2009 01:02PM


Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for sharing an informative and educational article.

John Pusa

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 8 years ago

THat's awesome, but what "for people like me," is NHAR?  Glad they're doing it though.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 8 years ago

I am so happy that NHAR ( The New Hampshire Association of REALTORS ) is embracing social media... makes me very very happy!

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) over 8 years ago

Stephanie--I'm still trying to get a grip on some of this stuff.  Sometimes it just seems like there's just SO much of it.  I look forward to hearing more about what NHAR has in the works.  I'm amazed that more agents in our area haven't really embraced this yet.  This will definitely be a step in the right direction.

Off to add @NHAR to my still-tiny list of folks I "follow"...what's your @name?  I'd love to tag along (or is it twit along?  tweet along?  oy...I feel like I definitely qualify for "twit" status...)  you can follow this twit at @diamondriver, if you're so inclined.  ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Kim Brown, Keene, NH - New England at its Best! (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Thanks for your comments. Glad to connect with those of you in NH, especially! OH, NHAR is New Hampshire Association of Realtors. Thanks, Cherry Creek Mortgage for asking:)

Posted by Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine (Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group) over 8 years ago

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