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Facebook must for any Realtor…Double your social network in less than 5 minutes!

October 7, 2009

We know you have Facebook. Do you know how you can tell quickly which of your past clients, contacts and current prospects/leads are on Facebook as well? Tech Savvy Agent does!

Facebook has an import tool which supports a basic csv/excel file. All databases and email platforms have an export tool(usually directly into this format). Simply export your current database of emails and import them into Facebook(see screen shot below). If you have your contacts in Outlook there is even a direct feed where you do not even need to export, just import directly. Facebook will do the rest by automatically locating anyone you just imported using their e-mail address.

Facebook users have to link there account to an email address as it is a requirement for service. Any and all matching email addresses you import will populate a friend request screen with a friend all option! Plus, from this point forward, you can find any new leads or new contacts on Facebook right away using this advice.

Think over time being able to interact and engage where your consumers are almost daily will help your business? Is there any lead capture form on your agent website that would get filled out if you asked people to put what is going on in their life daily and pictures of their family and travels in? Something to ponder…

Please leave comments and questions if you get stuck while doing this. Takes less than 5 minutes(at least it did for Tech Savvy Agent).

We may have just doubled the size of your social network! Please help ours grow.

Grow your social network in minutes!

Grow your social network in minutes!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2009 12:45 am

    Wow, this is awesome. I added 115 friends from my Top Producer 8i data base at 11:45 P.M. and 3 have accepted already including somebody who bought a house from somebody else in 2008. What a great tip!

    • October 8, 2009 1:09 am

      Thanks Rick. Looking forward to more agents commenting with similar success stories. It works!!

  2. Lucia Escobar permalink
    October 8, 2009 1:43 pm

    The catch is that you have to have your contacts already in some sort of “database” in order to export right? Unfortunately for those agents like myself that aren’t so diligent about inputting client info into our 8i or outlook don’t get to take advantage of this great tool! 😦 *sigh*

    • October 8, 2009 2:29 pm

      Lucia, who do you use for your email? Most email platforms have this feature as well(gmail,hotmail,yahoo, etc…)
      Unfortunatley facebook does not have a post it note or index card import tool! Lol

  3. October 9, 2009 8:41 pm

    Excellent Idea!! And how easy! Another fantastic idea from the one and only Tech Savvy Agent!! 🙂

  4. November 23, 2009 12:01 pm

    Did this last spring with all my Gmail, outlook, and Top Producer contacts. I seriously went from having around 350-400 friends to over 650 friends today! It’s a great idea and a fantastic way to keep in touch with your tech savvy clients.

  5. November 23, 2009 1:50 pm

    Ok, I cannot locate the find friends button?

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