The biggest complaint about social media is how difficult it is to keep up on everything. It’s totally understandable. To maximize your presence in the world of real estate you have to be on several different social media platforms, and it’s not easy to monitor all of your accounts at once. Well, that’s about to change with the introduction of Flipboard — a mobile social media app you’re going to love.
I was recently introduced to Flipboard, so I’m still figuring it out. I like what I see so far though. Flipboard is described as “Your Social Magazine”, and that’s exactly what it feels like. You can select any of your major social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram, but there are other options like Tumblr, Google Reader, Flickr and more. Yes, you can manage ALL of your social media accounts in one place on Flipboard! It’s a very simple set up too. You just simply flip through your social media accounts like a magazine, and you have full access to like, retweet, +1, etc., on all of your accounts.
There’s more to Flipboard than just social media as well. Flipboard allows you to follow your favorite websites, RSS feeds, and/or social media accounts. For example…let’s say you love PowerUP Social Media (which we know you do). You can add our website (http://powerupsocialmedia.com), our Twitter account (@PUSocialMedia) and Facebook page (http://facebook.com/powerupsocialmedia) to your Flipboard. That way you can stay on top of everything we’re doing. You can do that for anyone and everything.
The only drawback is that Flipboard is only a mobile app. There isn’t a download for your PC or your Mac. That’s where TweetDeck and HootSuite still carry value. If you prefer to manage your social media accounts on your laptop, then I highly recommend one of the two social media dashboards. I prefer TweetDeck over HootSuite, but I know several people would fight me on that. Both will help you manage some of your social media accounts (Faceboook, Twitter and LinkedIn), but not all of them like you can on Flipboard.
I also haven’t figured out how to manage multiple Twitter accounts or Facebook or Google+ pages on Flipboard yet. Again, I just started using Flipboard, so that option might be available. If it’s not — then that’s an issue. If you’re like me, you have a professional Facebook and Google+ page, and several Twitter accounts. Those accounts are just as important as my personal pages (if not more important), and they need to be managed as well.
We know how busy life is for real estate professionals, so we’re constantly striving to make life easier for you. Social media is an essential part of your real estaste business. The easier it is to manage your accounts; the less time you have to spend on social media. That’s why I’m recommending Flipboard. It might lack a couple features (more experimenting is needed), but it’s by far the best app (desktop or mobile) I’ve used to help my monitor all of my social media accounts all at once.
Do you use Flipboard? We would love to hear what you think about it! You can leave a comment below or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and/or Google+. Don’t forget to also check out our killer social media videos on YouTube, or visit us at PowerUP Social Media for more social media tips and training!