The Time When a Facebook Question Made My Day
And it's not like I hadn't tried it before - using the Facebook question polling app - except I didn't get much interaction on previous attempts. And so I was a little leery about trying it again. (Yeah, rejection is a big issue even online. "Will anyone respond?" Isn't that something about us?)
Despite my fears I moved forward. And I crafted my question (like the gurus tell you to) with my audience in mind (REALTORS®) and leaving lots of breathing room "between the lines." My question: Do you think it's okay for a homeowner to walk away from their home (loan)? (Click on the link or picture above to add your vote and response. "Like" us, too, while you're at it. Okay?)
The question was definitely contemporary, thought provoking (agree?) and would reach into the hearts of people (at the level of their values and philosophies of life). And so it had all the earmarks of potential success.
My next step was to ask the question of all my Broker's friends on his friends page. (I manage the site for him.) Facebook allows you to do that, but it's a little tedious since you have to choose one by one.
My last step was to close my eyes. (Not really.)
Instead, I kept them open and was pleasantly surprised as the emails began rolling in. The poll results: 22 "yes" versus 11 "no" (at the time of this post). There were 26 comments. (To each one who took the time I "thank you" very much.)
And so this is the time when a Facebook question made my day. (Not a Facebook question, but fellow real estate professionals responding to it made my day.)
My plan going forward is to post a question maybe every other week (again, the gurus tell you to not overdo it).
Do you think you might give a Facebook question a try (if you haven't already)?
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