Facebook Privacy Settings

“What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook!” -Burke Smith

You just took a vacation to Miami and posted photos on your personal Facebook timeline, meanwhile your clients who can’t afford to take a vacation right now, are wondering why you didn’t host an open house for them this weekend. It is important to keep your personal life and real estate business separate on Facebook.

Set Up Friend Lists

Set up friend lists so you can keep your clients separate; create one for family and friends and one for clients. You could even break down your Clients into target lists: All Clients, Baby Boomers, First-time Buyers, by neighborhood, etc; this will help you target what your posting and limit what they’re seeing.

1. On your news feed, scroll down to the Friends tab along the left side bar. Hover over the word Friends and then click “More”


2. Click “Create List”. Add a list name. Click in the members box and start typing the name of a Facebook friend to add them to this list.  People can be put in multiple lists.


Now that you’ve created those lists, when you post something, you’re able to control who see’s your post by selecting the appropriate friend list.  Type your post, then click where it says Public (or Friends) to change the setting to a list you’ve created.  Once you create your facebook business page, this is a great way to post (targeting your clients) and encourage them to like your business page.


Adjust Privacy Settings

Have you ever been tagged in a photo that you don’t want on your timeline?  Adjust your privacy settings so that you have to approve photos you’re tagged in before they show up on your page.

1. Click the arrow in the top right corner and select settings.


2. Go to Timeline and Tagging Settings.


3. Click “Edit” next to Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline and switch to Enable.  This will allow you to approve posts and photos that you’re tagged in before they show up on your timeline.

Facebook is a great tool to use to stay in front of your customers and increase your sphere of influence, as long as it’s done correctly. Now, when you take your next vacation, you can share your photos and make sure only family and friends can see it rather then announcing it to all of your clients.

Open House Expert App

openhouseappThank you to Donna D. from our IT Dept. for sharing this with us!



A Must Have App For Any Open House- by Realusatl

“Sending the visitors and the seller a report of interested prospects and profiles, created urgency to an informed decision that day….everybody won!”

So Easy-by Katpr

“The missing link for realtors! Super easy to use and a real time saver”

Complete-by dan3nc

“All my open house history, current status and client info with impressive reports on my tablet…amazing!”


Simple, Customizable and Powerful

Designed by real estate professionals, Open House Expert incorporates the ideal blend of high value features to efficiently manage open house showings from start to sale. Property details, visitor information and personalized follow up with custom reporting is all any realtor needs.

Property Listings

View all current and historical open house properties and number of showings for each property.

Property Details

Capture complete property details and specifications, including current condition of the home, the listing agent and owner information.

Open House Listings

Schedule current and future open house showings and view all historical event details by property or date.


Open House Showing Details

By selecting a property and the open house date, you are able to view all visitor contact and demographic information, hourly visitor traffic, interest levels, comments and much more. Instantly send a consolidated property report by email to all your visitors.

Visitor Information

Quickly and easily add all visitors as they walk through the door. Gather valuable, real-time demographic and contact information, including interest levels from prospective buyers, interested agents or neighbors who attend your open house.

Export Data to Other Applications

We understand realtors use many applications including CRM tools. Open House Expert compliments existing applications with its export feature for centralized data management.

Killer Reports

Generate powerful, customized, open house summary reports to help qualify buyers and share important demographic information from open house visitors. Imagine having a “snapshot” of your entire open house event on a single page or two that can be instantly sent to prospective buyers, sellers, brokers or even senior management.

  • Property details
  • Interest levels
  • Age groups and gender
  • Family status
  • Visitor contact information
  • Loan approval status
  • Renters or owners
  • Specific visitor notes
  • Peak visitor traffic times by property

In addition to collecting invaluable real-time information about specific properties, visitors and neighborhoods, Open House Expert can increase agent productivity by logging peak visitor traffic by the hour, to optimize showing times for repeat open houses.


July Item of Value

July 14 IOV - Ecard GraphicReach out to your clients by sending them the July “Landscaping Tips Item of Value.


Flyer Version – If you have issues viewing the flyer, save it to your computer first.


ECard Graphic Open and save to your computer

1. Login to BHHSREsource.com and go to Marketing REsource.
2. Select the eCard titled “Property eCard with 1 large image (up to 2 additional co-agents)”.
3. Add a subject line and delete the placeholder image.
4. Delete the headline and replace with: Have you ever looked at a home and thought that its landscaping was beautiful, but you could never afford it? Landscaping can be costly and discouraging if done improperly, but there are several things that you can do to increase the beauty and value of your home for an affordable price. When done correctly, landscaping can even save you on electricity and water bills in the future. Here are a few good guidelines to follow when considering how to landscape your yard.
5. Replace the listing photo with the item of value graphic.
6. Remove the sample text and send.


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