Twitter for real estate, yes or no?

So it is always interesting when I’m out in the real estate offices as of late and I start to talk about twitter. I will get one of two looks. One will be that of curiousness and wanting to know more, and the other will be a look of skepticism.  If you had to guess which one I get more of, which would it be?  Well I’ll tell you skepticism wins hands down every time. Many agents today still do not believe that the idea of a 140 character text being of any value  in their day to day business. I’m hear to say that isn’t true.

Everyday on Twitter there are people having real honest conversations and accessing resources and information that is Real Estate related.

To get a good idea of Twitter in Real Estate try watching this video.

Twitter from Steve Schwartz,

I recently read a great article about 9 ways to get more out of Twitter and I strongly suggest you take a look at this article from a great blog called. Social Media Examiner.  You really do need to just open you mind and understand that the opportunities are limitless if you just try something. You will be amazed what it can do for your business.

Thanks for taking the time.

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Michael Fanning | Category: Real Estate Related, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

2 responses to “Twitter for real estate, yes or no?”

  1. How about a “yes, but…”

    Sure I have 1 sale last year which clearly can be tracked to twitter, but it hardly has the return on time investment that other forms of social media do. Articles written on Active Rain and more importantly my blog have brought me considerably more business.

    Twitter can be helpful if you are a good agent doing everything else right and spending time building relationships with consumers. It is a waste of time if you are hanging out online with your real estate buddies from all over the country or if you use it like a megaphone trying to drum up sales.

    Twitter isn’t a magic bullet. There are no magic bullets.

  2. Michael Fanning says:

    You know I couldn’t agree with you more. In fact in the blog article I talked about in my post, they even said garbage in garbage out. That said if you do have a blog and your tweeting that to your followers I do believe Twitter can help you stay engaged with your clients that choose to follow you in that world. More of what I wanted to get across was that too often we close our minds to new ways of reaching out to our audience and in that long run being closed minded in this business will destroy us. Thanks for your comments.

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