JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Spreading Yourself Too Thick

Spreading Yourself Too Thick

 The point of social media is without a doubt to have the ability to reach a wide audience. Any number of these networks can give you the ability to connect with thousands if not millions of people. The young generations that grew up with constant access to computers have firmly embraced this phenomenon, and more of the so called "older generation" have begun to join the ranks as well.

 These days anyone that wishes to can join a site such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, Wordpress, Blogger, and this list goes on and on. Anyone that feels they have something to say and wants others to hear it can simply join up, log on, and type away as much as they like and it's absolutely free. The fact is that the vast majority of social networking and blog sites are completely free to the members that join up and go to work.

 For those of us that use social media as a form of advertisement for our services, the possibilities are limited only by you. There are tons of them out there and they all have tons of users, users that might be willing to use your services. But if you are spreading yourself too thick by not getting your word out to as many outlets as possible, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Obviously there are too many for you the focus a ton of time on each one, so you will have your favorites that get the majority of your time and attention. Nothing wrong with that, I have my favorites also.

 But, I do make a concentrated effort to spread my words as far as possible and once get a routine together, then it's not that hard. But the more places people see you, then the more they will remember you. Your face will be there in front of them on a regular basis and this makes you stick out from the crowd. Much the same way that sending out postcards and newsletters on a monthly basis used to put you in front of your target audience, now social media sites have given you the ability to do the same for free.

 So why not take advantage of this free offer? If you spend all your time in one place, then you miss the opportunities that you would have had if you spread yourself a little thinner. Maybe everyone is not involved in the one place that you play and you would be better off somewhere else. You never know until you try and all it takes is a little time on your part. It can be well worth the effort I assure you.




JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsJL Boney, III • February 05 2009 01:56PM


I think you are correct.  I am looking to spread out some.  I should have my new website up in a couple of weeks and I am waiting for that to do so.  Thank you for sharing

Posted by Nate Rowe, Realtor, Homes in Richmond VA (Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA ) over 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing this information.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 11 years ago

I am just starting to embrace the social networking thing and just signed up on Facebook.  I could not really understand the "craze" until this morning when I saw 130 people who I went to high school with on Facebook.  It is unbelievable. I want to concentrate my efforts on just a few for now to get the hang of all this internet socializing. I could spend days and days just creating and establishing the few that I have signed up for including AR.

Posted by Marty Kampmeier (Prudential First Realty) over 11 years ago

JL - I've been doing the Social Networking thing for quite sometime now.  AR still is numero uno in my book and I've branched into Facebook & Twitter.  There are many ways to become "Known" over the internet these days.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

Nate- I thinks it's a good idea, I have done so and will continue to.

Pat- You're welcome.

Marty- It takes a while to get started good, but once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad to maintain.

Sardi- I focus on many sites, and obviously AR is one. I've been at it for a little over a year and I will continue here and in other places as well.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

JL:  Good advice.  I just started getting into Facebook.  Don't understand Twitter at all. But you are right.  The more places we put ourselves, the better.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 11 years ago

Chris Ann- I don't totally understand them all either, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

JL you are absolutely right.  I try to budget my time and therefore my exposure on different sites and media.  Only I am but one person and can only type on one keyboard at a time.  I am trying to get my assistants envolved but they don't quite have the fever yet.

Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) over 11 years ago

Larry- Keep working on them, the fever will catch them.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Jl...I am afraid to spread myself to "thin".  When things get moving really well again, I would hate to note be able to keep up on all the sites and have to drop out making it look like I am no longer in business. 

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 11 years ago

Bill- That's one way to consider it, but as for me, I will continue to plug away at as many as I can.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago
The purchases I make are entirely based on these artclies.
Posted by Kiana about 9 years ago