How to Link Your Information About Brokerage Services Form to Your Real Estate Facebook Page
For Texas Real Estate Agents
In the below guide, we’ll show Texas real estate agents how to link their information abour brokerage services form to their real estate associated Facebook pages. It’s important to note that alongside an IABS form, Texas real estate agents must also link a TREC consumer protection notice to their Facebook page to meet compliance.
Per TREC guidelines, when a social media platform is being used as a business page/website, the link must be located on:
- the account profile, or
- a separate page or website and placed as a direct link on the social media profile / account profile page.
To get started linking your IABS and CPN to your Facebook page, you’ll need a completed information about brokerage services form. You can obtain a blank form from TREC’s website or use our IABS generator that we built for Texas real estate agents! The consumer protection notice requires nothing to be filled out, but still must be presented. You can obtain both of these forms by using the links below!
Generate a TREC compliant IABS form using our generator!
To get a link for the consumer protection notice, just copy the link below to your clipboard!
Using the generator above allows you to fill out an IABS form and the final copy of it will be emailed to you instantly. Once you have this form you will need to have it hosted online somewhere so that it can be linked to your real estate Facebook page. Your Broker may host this form for you on your company’s website, but one of these easiest, free ways to do so is using Google Drive or DropBox. Below we’ll provide a full-walkthrough from the moment you have your completed IABS form:
To get started, visit Google Drive and upload your completed Information About Brokerage Services form. This tool is available via drive.google.com and requires you to have a Google account. As an alternative, you can use DropBox for this same thing if you prefer that. This step allows you to host your form online so it is always available to those who have access to your IABS link via your Facebook profile.
► Once you are logged into Google Drive, you should see a +New button similar to the one in the image.
► Once you click the +New button, a drop-down menu should appear that looks the like the one in the image. From here you will want to select ‘File Upload‘.
► After clicking ‘File Upload‘, Windows Explorer will pop up showing the contents of your hard drive. Just navigate to the location you saved your completed IABS form that you received in the email from the generator. Once you’ve located your file select it and then click the ‘Open‘ button in the bottom right corner of the panel.
► Right-click the IABS file that you just uploaded and select ‘Get Link‘.
► After clicking ‘Get Link‘, a new window will pop up that looks like the image. You’ll want to make sure you set it so that ‘anyone with the link’ can access the file and then click ‘Copy link‘.
Now that you have you information about brokerage services form safely hosted on the web, you’re ready to link it to your Facebook profile you use for your Texas real estate business.
Now visit Facebook and login to your account.
Facebook gives users more customization of their real estate profiles over other platforms like Twitter. To link your IABS and CPN documents to your Facebook page, all you need to do is navigate to the your real estate Facebook page. It should appear similar to Central Metro Realty’s Facebook profile page shown below:
Scroll down the page from here and you will find your page’s ‘About‘ section, as shown in the image below on the left. Click the pencil icon in the top right corner of this ‘About‘ section to edit this.
After clicking the pencil icon, a text box like the one shown in the image below. Here you will want to paste the links for your Information About Brokerage Services & CPN documents along with the accompanying text that should be displayed alongside them. You can copy the text below this image to easily insert this into your ‘About‘ section, just be sure to replace the IABS link with the link your generated earlier.
Information About Brokerage Services – [*insert your link for Google Drive hosted IABS*]
Consumer Protection Notice – https://bit.ly/ConsumerProtectionNoticeTREC
After you’ve copied the links into this text box you are set! Facebook should save your updates automatically and your real estate Facebook page is now in compliance with TREC in regards to publicly displaying your Information About Brokerage Services and consumer protection notice.
Do you use other social medias for your real estate business? Learn how to link your Information About Brokerage Services form to your real estate Twitter profile, Pinterest, & LinkedIn profiles.
For more information about TREC’s social media requirements for Texas real estate agents you can read more at https://www.trec.texas.gov/article/what-you-need-know-comply-our-social-media-rules.
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