Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : ARE YOU LINKEDIN????

ARE YOU LINKEDIN????

Are you LinkedIn?  I never expected to be...

Sure, I had my LinkedIn profile, but I didn't promote it or take part...

My social networking schedule seemed full.  I was already active with Facebook, Twitter, and ActiveRain...

A breakfast I had with my parents the other day changed my mind... 

My father, who owns a Sir Speedy Printing in Villa Park, had just started with LinkedIn.  He was excited by it's vast potential.  He has 24 connections...

I told him all the reasons I wasn't taking part with LinkedIn.  Too busy.  Too many friends.  Too old school...

I wasn't very convincing.  These are the reasons I hear from people for not using Facebook, Twitter, or Active Rain...

So I figure, what the heck.  I already have a LinkedIn profile...

Why not use it?

So please, take a moment and connect with me on my LinkedIn profile:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/kentracy.

And if you could, please connect with my dad, too.  I am sure he would get a big kick out of it.  His LinkedIn profile is: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/12/75/ab8

Are you LinkedIn?

Ken

A Realtor you can trust. 

Comment balloon 27 commentsKen Tracy • April 08 2009 09:00PM

Comments

linkedin and asked to be linked up

Posted by Eric Reid (Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners) over 8 years ago

Wow, that's interesting that your father motivated you to get more active.  Good for him!

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Your father owned a Sir Speedy???   So did I.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 8 years ago

Hi Eric, Lola, and Alan.  Thanks for reading.

He still owns one.  Small world.

Sometimes you have to go where your audience is.   

Thanks all,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

So. You asked for LinkedIns.  But, they are not under your groups or associations?  Sent you an invitation.  Let me know how it works out.  Not enough hours in the day for FB, AR, LI and Twitter.  But, I try. Lord knows, I try.  

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 8 years ago

Ken, I have been linkedin for a while.  Do not use it to its potential just yet, but hope it will be a valuable avenue in the future.

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

Ken I think Linkedin is a bit slower in connecting than facebook but its more professional.

Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

I'm with Suzanne - not enough hours in the day! I'm on LinkedIn also but haven't really much time for it. ~ Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 8 years ago

It never ends does it? just when you get set up on one thing, people profess the values of another.....You just try them all and see what you can keep up with!

I thought the internet was supposed to make our life easier?

Posted by Pat Tasker, Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI) (Shorewest Realtors) over 8 years ago

Hi Ken... I don't do LinkedIn very often, but will definitely look for you there the next time I log on there! :)

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

Good luck on LinkedIn. I will check it out. I agree with some of the others about not having enough time.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 8 years ago

Ken - I have a linkedin profile but don't use it much. I mostly focus on FB, Twitter, and Active Rain.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Rober, Gita, Steve, Pat, Sharon, Tim +Pam, and Suzanne.  Thanks for reading.

It sounds like we are all in the same boat.  Overwhelmed!:)

Thanks again for reading and Linking in with me.

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Ken - I am with Robert.  I have Active Rain, Twitter, FB, Biznik and LinkedIn... and I think I use LinkedIn the least.  But everytime I go to a Social Media seminar, they all say the same thing.  LinkedIn... you HAVE TO have it.  I will send you an invite to you too, so we can connect there too and stay connected...

Posted by Yuno Marioni (Coldwell Banker Bain) over 8 years ago

Hi Yuno.  Everyone seems in agreement.

That's what I was thinking, too.

But then I thought, lets give it a bit of a try.:)

Thanks for stopping by.

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Ken I join EVERY network I'm invited to. Why not? I love it when someone who is just getting on the social networking  bandwagon and I get multiple invites to be linked with them. It means I'm ahead of the game if I'm already there!  If I'm already there - I have more SEO power!

Posted by Teresa K. Nelson (Windermere Real Estate/HLC) over 8 years ago

Ken,

I have sent you and invitation to link up with me.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Hi Teresa and Don.  Thanks for reading.

And thanks for linking.

I will have to check it out a little more.

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Ken there is only so much time in the day.  If one is busy with houses and family where is the time to do the other stuff they tell you to do?

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi John.  Thanks for reading.

You sure can spread yourself too thin...

But you have to try.:)

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Like AR & FB the best.  I will link with you and your Father.  :)

Posted by Jenniffer Lee, Broker/Owner/Realtor at RE/MAX Comple Solutions (RE/MAX Complete Solutions) over 8 years ago

Hi Jennifer.  Thanks.

I hope your new office is going well.

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

Linkedin is a little more formal and I think you really need to be careful who you link with.  I've had requests from people that I don't know, so I politely tell them "no".

Posted by Sandra Mathewson, CRS,ABR,SRES,GRI,CDPE RE/MAX (RE/MAX 4000) over 8 years ago

Hi Sandra.  I am still not using LinkedIn much.  But accepting those that send me some love!

Thanks for stopping by,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 8 years ago

LinkedIn is great - - - if you can connect with clients to, ask them for a recommendation.

Posted by Billie Hillier, Savvy Home Realty Solutions (http://702IsHome.com) over 8 years ago

I just got a request for a recommendation today and I guess it's time to link up with my own profile.

Posted by Tom Hall (Coral Shores Realty, 1119 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-610-4186) over 7 years ago

Ken, I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn, but it requires me to know your email address.  I have looked all over your blog and on your website, but was unable to find your email address.

Posted by Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) over 7 years ago

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