I got into real estate investing in LA in the early 2000s. It occurred to me at the time that I was constantly being approached by my music industry friends. Almost by necessity, I got my license in order to serve those friends. I ended up with the nickname the "rock-and-roll realtor" because I helped a lot of people in the music business.
I had my creative crowd, and worked in a corporate environment. The corporate stuff didn't work for me, and I didn't like it. I was "ok" in both aspects, and miserable. I decided I had to do it my way.
So, I went all in with the creatives. My crowd knew me as the t-shirt, jeans, and glasses guy - not one of the hundreds of guys in suits. When I went all in with who I am, my client base skyrocketed. I spoked to people honestly and I treated my clients like family. I ended up being #1 KW agent in 2010 in LA, used that to springboard my own company, PLG.
I'd much rather appeal to a small group of people. I vibe with my creatives. I always say, "You have to have just the amount of crazy to work with me."
Hashtags. Use them. Geo-tags. Use them. IG Stories. Use, a lot.
Don't post for the competition, post to be creative. I put stuff out that I really like and really believe in.
What's the goal of all this? How do you decide whether it's all worth it? The truth is this: I've had multiple careers and the common thread running through all of them is -- if I'm excited to get out of bed in the morning and do it, it's right. When I'm planning my media for the week, I find it all incredibly enjoyable. I have a gut instinct that I MUST do this--I'm future-proofing my business and my brand for things to come.
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