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Are You on Facebook? Come Find Me!

Well, I gave in last night, and joined the ever looming, Facebook.  Are you on Facebook?

Thus far, it's a tad frustrating as every time I want to make a change to my profile, previous information disappears or changes.  For example, it didn't like my Re/Max office name.  It kept trying to put me in the Lubbock office.  Huh?  Also, instead of Re/Max, it had me working at my first brokerage, Ebby Halliday.  I had to change this 6 times for it to stick.

It took me some time, but I found a Re/Max group, and I also found the Realtor Referral group.  I'm hoping to expand my exposure for referrals.  However, when doing searches to find other Realtors, do you realize how un-user friendly this site is?

It's like all the site wants to do is hook me up with high school people.  Yeah, it's nice to see some old faces again, but am I going to hit the "add friend" button for everyone?  What if they reject me?  What if old high school grudges come back? 

I've already cringed at quite a few people.  I'm wondering if I would accept their invitation if they invited me as a friend.  On that flip, I'm wondering if I invited someone I haven't seen in 15 years to be a friend, would they accept me?

The jury is still out, but I would love to connect with some ActiveRain people on Facebook if you're out there?  I'm under Donna Richey Harris.

Comment balloon 20 commentsDonna Harris • November 18 2008 01:47PM

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Donna, keep us all posted on your experience here. Some Realtors join this, others shy away from it as too social and not professional.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

I"ve wondered the same thing. Please let us know how it goes and keep us updated.

Posted by Jeff and Lisa Sellers (The Sellers Realty Lubbock,TX) about 10 years ago

Gary, Jeff, and Lisa,  Thus far, I'm feeling very popular.  I've already got 15 friends.  Messages from people who I wouldn't have approached, but glad they approached me.  It's a self-esteem building site to see how much confidence you have in approaching old friends.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

I just joined on Saturday and am a little taken back by it so far.  It will take some getting used to but I think it will be worth it.

The first thing I noticed about it is how it makes Classmates.com obsolete. 

I'm still waiting to find out what happens when/if I reject a friend request.  I wouldn't want it to send an email to someone asking them what makes them think I'll talk to them now if I hated them in high school!  Okay, maybe it would just let them know I rejected the friend request.  

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) about 10 years ago

Amanda, I had that issue this evening. I got a request from someone I hated!  I emailed another friend and asked what proper ettiquete was.  She said that was ages ago, and to put the past in the past and move forward, so I accepted the invite.  Since there is an "ignore" option, I assume it sends a message rejecting the invite, and then you'll never hear from them again.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

RE/MAX

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

Greg, That's what it kept trying to do, but with Lubbock after it, no matter how I wrote Re/Max, RE/Max, RE/MAX... so instead, I wrote just plain Remax and it let me write my office name.

Amanda, Way toooo many Amanda Hall's on that site.  I can't find you.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna, I'll find you instead. I thought about hyphenating but if you saw what my hyphenated name looks like, it would blow your mind.  I am a serial bride.

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) about 10 years ago

Amanda, LMAO, that's funny!  My mom has been married 4 times.  After the third divorce, I told her, Three strikes and you're out, but I guess you can have one more chance at bat.  Now, it's been almost 14 years on round 4.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Did your mom get married in a Vegas drive thru?  Let's just say that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas.  Just sayin'.

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) about 10 years ago

LOL!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Don't know much about Facebook but when I get a chance I will go over to yours and see what you have done...

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 10 years ago

Donna I am going to search you whenever I am on Facebook. I am Facebook as well. I am also on Twitter: DCHomesforsale. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 10 years ago

Facebook has been great to me. I am reconnected with people that honestly have forgotten all these years. It's so nice to pick up where we left off. I love FB.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... I have enjoyed the past month or so of being on Facebook.  I posted about it this past Saturday if you're interested in checking it out. :)

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

It's pretty interesting over there.  With one full day on Facebook, I have 29 friends.  A few of people I never would have thought would have approached me.  1 in particular, was my best friend, and we had a falling out years ago.  I couldn't believe she had the nerve, and it took me a couple of hours to hit the accept button, but I'm not sure how old, pent up anger is supposed to go away like that... we'll see...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

I'm looking you up right now! Please confirm my friend request or I'll be very upset!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 10 years ago

Craig, got it!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

HI Donna.  I am actually on facebook.  Interesting story... similar to the one you posted about Robert.  My half sister found me on facebook.  We didn't have any contact since I was 16 (almost 20 years ago).  Long story, but that was the short version.  Anyway, we talk now and she is doing great.  If I had not signed up to facebook, we would have never reconnected.  Plus, I have found some friends from YEARS ago and some from high school.  Sure, its for networking, but I have had a lot of success connecting with great people from my past.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) about 10 years ago

How cute. Donna & Amnada are being sweet and giggly towards each other. Let me go grab some bubble bath.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

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