Pearland Real Estate Expert


Time to Downsize my Facebook

The last few day I have been working to remove “friends” from Facebook.  Somehow I has amassed almost 2500 friends over the years and I have made the personal decision to remove EVERYONE that is not somehow connected to me.  As I start today, I am sitting at 1893 “Friends”.

This has been a very pain staking process. You must go to each profile and for me, I have to look to how it is I might know them and then make the decision to keep them as a Friend or not. It would me much easier if Facebook would make a MASS DELETE button.  I have everyone broken into different categories and it would make sense if I could just delete the group and all of the people could just be unfriended.  I think most of the people who I don’t know came from people who wanted to be friend from a game I use to play...

So, if you get unfriended by me by, and you know me, please ask again. Because I have been going through very quickly and it is possibele to make a mistake.

I have made the decision to keep almost all that I am connected to that have some sort of Real Estate connection or that I have a relationship with.. Today I have over 180 friend request and my gaol is to go through all of them...

What are your Facebook goals and plans? I would love some feedback on how you are handling your friend request...


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Comment balloon 8 commentsDanny Frank • February 24 2011 09:21AM


One of the problems is that when you get that e-mail "XXXX wants to be friends with you on Facebook", the invitation offers "ACCEPT" or "ignore". 

It does not in any way identify that person as real estate related, which is all I want to approve.  The time to research all of them is a real barrier to anything but worthless laundry lists of "friends".

Good luck and good for you.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Good Luck Danny...I do not have the sheer numbers that you have...but I hear what you are saying...I actually like this format here at AR better than facebook and am rarely on there anymore.

I unfriended the husband of a business friend from another state last year because he kept wanting to argue on line and man was he po'd.  I had to block his e-mail as well.   Hopefully you don;t have any of those.

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) about 8 years ago

Good Morning Danny,

Just in case you haven't considered this!  You might want to back up your complete list, Before! Deleting!  That way you will still have access to the friend list and if I remember correctly all their email addresses which should be added to your data base.  Just my thought

Posted by Martin Dorgan (Prudential Indiana Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi Danny,  Good for you!  I have been doing the same thing.  It had just gotten out of control and it's not necessary to have that many friends on FB, in fact, it is a barrier to developing deeper friendships.

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) about 8 years ago

This is why you want to have a business page separate from your personal account.  Your personal account is for people you want to talk to, have a cup of coffee with or show them pictures of your new cat.  Your business page is your shingle that you hang out and let anybody interact with.

I would suggest that instead of deleting them that you send them all a message to follow your business page and then go about unfriending them (sounds so mean doesn't it?).

Posted by Chris Mayr (D3 Interactive Marketing) about 8 years ago

How can you back it up? Can you export from Facebook?

Posted by Danny Frank, The Real Estate Expert (Heritage Texas Properties) about 8 years ago

I did find an app on Facebook to export from...

Posted by Danny Frank, The Real Estate Expert (Heritage Texas Properties) about 8 years ago

Hi Danny - I created a business page on fb so that I would not bombard my friends with real estate material and it works really well for me.  My personal fb for day-to-day interactions and the page for my business.  To me, there are still some issues to be worked out with the fb business page, but I think over time they will get better.  FB just recently upgraded the business pages which resolved some of the issues I had.  Have a great day.

Posted by Tonya Maxwell, Realtor-Associate, Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency (Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency) about 8 years ago