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This Is An Awesome Video About Social Media

Still trying to decision if you want to join a social network, get a smart phone, or start tweeting?  Check out this amazing video. 


Hat tip to @doverby where I found this link on his Facebook status.




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Comment balloon 37 commentsSara Bonert • August 13 2009 08:30AM


Hello Sara, amazing video on the phonomenal growth of social media.  Kinda nice to see Dale Carnegie pop up near the end.  Makes much sense.  Thanks!  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 11 years ago
What a powerful message Sara. I was riding the fence on some of these things but I am now determined to go for it and charge into the social revolution.
Posted by Dave Minder (Wellspring Investments LLC) almost 11 years ago

Of course, some most of AR members are everywhere in social media for a good reason, it works. Lots of real estate professionals have received leads, loans, staging, buyers and sellers from all of the sources mentioned in the video. Use it wisely and well and you will be successful! Thank you.

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 11 years ago

Wow, Sara... What a great video!  Some of the statistics are unreal... and indicative of the fact that anyone not getting into social media, in our business and any other, is missing fantastic opportunities.  Thanks for the post... I'm off to watch it again...

Posted by Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 11 years ago


I started blogging about 6 years ago because I saw this coming. Kind of overwhelming isn't it? I found activerain in 2007 and that is my social network connection. Congrats on the Activerain feature!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 11 years ago

I did a little research on the author of that video:

@equalman on Twitter
http://socialnomics.net -- his blog
http://www.amazon.com/Socialnomics-social-media-transforms-business/dp/0470477237 -- His book which is coming out August 24 (and I'll be buying it!)

The video was an awesome reminder to all of us that this is a whole new world and that social media will have an economic impact on consumers.

Thank you for posting and I hope that others enjoy his blog as well! 

P.S.(I don't know him, but like what he has to say and I think others could learn and enjoy his writings as well).

Posted by Tammi Copsey almost 11 years ago

Great video.  I think I'll download his book to my iPHone kindle app...I'm sure it's available that way...

Posted by Melina Tomson, Principal Broker/Owner, M.S. (Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon) almost 11 years ago

Wow, powerful video. The interesting thing is that Wednesday morning I was in my weekly office meeting and my team leader was talking about social media. She talked about one of the top agents in the country, can't remember his name. But he said he was using Facebook to get business, so he was posting business related updates on it. "Going to a listing appointment" that kind of thing.

   He decided to change tactics and just talk about social things " Taking my wife to dinner" that type of thing. And he started getting MORE leads than the real estate stuff had brought him. Thought that was an a-ha moment.

Posted by Ann Cordes, Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream (Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco) almost 11 years ago
Tammi- Thanks for posting that additional info. I'll have to go check that out. Ann- Guess the old saying is true- People buy from people they like! Much easier to like someone that is more real and personal! Thanks for sharing that!
Posted by Sara Bonert, Real Estate Internet Marketing (Zillow) almost 11 years ago
Thanks, Sara that was great, Facebook... 4th largest country in the world!!!The possibilities seem endless. David
Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) almost 11 years ago

My eyeballs are spinning trying to read it all.  Oh well, I'll watch it a couple of times.

Thanks for posting it, great info.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

That was a very informative video.  I'm on facebook but barely.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago


Great video and loved the music :)  The statistics are amazing and I am still reeling from how quickly social networking has taken off.  It has given us an easy and quick way to reach out to people both in our personal and business life.

Congratulations on the feature


Posted by Sharon Senger, Licensed Transaction Coordinator (tcDocs) almost 11 years ago

Yes being involved in social media will help your business in the long run

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) almost 11 years ago

Hey Sara, thank for the mention but I have to get props to @Ribeezie (Ricardo Bueno) because he posted it first. I just shared it with my stream. It does blow you away and validates that we are not living in a vacuum. Go Social Media!

Posted by Derek Overbey (Roost.com) almost 11 years ago


I posted something similar to this on my blog just yesterday! I live in a part of the country where fads take a little longer to reach, and our team is doing everything to keep on track with this new marketing curve. We even went to a social media seminar, and what we learned was just astounding.

Thanks for the video - it was a lot of great information! Almost mind boggling.

Posted by Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO (Steinborn & Associates Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Sara, now that statistic about it outpacing porn, that one I find hard to believe. It seems sex drives everything in video and web. Maybe they are including sex blog sites?? LOL. The video is a frightening view of the pace of life quickening though. Thanks for sharing. I think EVERYTHING in life is a fad and just has to run through its cycle as it evolves constantly. NOTHING is static.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago

Gary- I have to admit- that was the stat that jumped out the most at me too!  Now to combine porn and social media - and you have a firestorm on your hands!  Haha.

Posted by Sara Bonert, Real Estate Internet Marketing (Zillow) almost 11 years ago

The social media overtaking porn happened in 2007 I believe.  Good information thanks Sara.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 11 years ago

LOVE the 75% trust peer recommendations versus 14% advertising WOW. VERY eye opening!.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) almost 11 years ago

This video reminds me of the "shift happens" video on youtube.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 11 years ago


Thanks for sharing.  I liked your video on zestimates BTW, maybe that will put agents at ease about them.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Brian - Including the link to the here, for the curious - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuloq6S6MLM 

Posted by Sara Bonert, Real Estate Internet Marketing (Zillow) almost 11 years ago
Great video, I already passed it on to members of our "masters group" that aren't quite on board yet. Time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Posted by Marty Van Diest, Your Alaskan Realtor (Valley Market Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

That was very cool Sara. The stats are just incredible!! Social Media is certainly here to stay.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Sara - Nice find!  This was a great take on the Sony Executives Conference video from 2008.  I like this version much better.  All I can say is Wow!

Posted by Bill Risser, Fidelity National Title - Tampa District (Fidelity National Title) almost 11 years ago
Sara...great video and quite the eye-opener! We have a seminar coming up next week so I'm sharing this video with the panel. Thanks for posting and sharing!
Posted by Terri Adams-Scott, Realtor, Walnut Creek CA Real Estate (J. Rockcliff, REALTORS) almost 11 years ago

Hi Sara. What a coincidence. I saw this video at a meeting this morning. 

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Sara... very interesting figure in the video... Social Media is here to stay.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 11 years ago

I have to be careful about saying this to someone from Chicago ... but I wish our government would use a little more socialnomics than some of those other -nomics they roll out! :) Thanks for the insightful video, Sara.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 11 years ago
Great video, if you're not on one of them you're simply left behind with your VHS and video in hand.
Posted by Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565 (Amerifirst Financial, Inc. (NMLS #145368)) almost 11 years ago

Wow Sara thanks for finding this new one on social video - I hadn't seen it and sure will be using it!!  It's amazing how many people/agents still think that SM is bunk...  aren't they in for a surprise?!?

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) almost 11 years ago
I admit I have been avoiding the "Social Media" thing.. but I can no longer ignore the elephant in the room!! THANK YOU!!
Posted by Lola Jones almost 11 years ago

Awesome video Sara!  Boy does that video enlighten the idea of social media.....I can't wait to share this video with my friends and business associates!!  Change is good...VERY good!






Posted by Heidi Yeadon almost 11 years ago
Thanks Sara and I'm glad this was featured in the AR newsletter. Now I have to figured out how to get it in front of our local realtor assoc.
Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) almost 11 years ago
Sara this was fantastic, Me gusta mucho....Socialnomics is evolving into great contact opportunity for all of us looking forward to these changes.
Posted by Dolores "Dee" Mauriello, Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ (Keller Willaims ) almost 11 years ago

Sara - There was a similar video that came out a while ago that was more about how quickly information is changing.  I liked it, and it really made you think.  I also enjoyed this one that was more geared towards social media.  I wonder if they were done by the same person?

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 11 years ago