Back in January, everyone was all "abuzz" about "tweeting" on Twitter. If you look back at Active Rain, the talk was constant about how Twitter would bring you business and increase your A-List clients. Now, 10 months later, everyone is asking, "how do we monetize Twitter??" meaning, of course, that no one really knows how to make 'tweeting" a business. On the average, most people use Twitter to "see" and follow the activities of their favorite celebrities. Oprah almost single-handedly and overnight changed the face of Twitter, and everyone seems to follow her show to learn the names of her guests, etc., but for those of us small business people who are NOT Oprah, or Ellen or Martha Stewart, find that the people who follow us are Realtors or real estate industry service businesses, and not viable clients.
Personally, in a space like Twitter, unless you are a "name", you're unlikely to distinguish yourself enough amongst the hundreds of thousands on Twitter to entice consumers to follow your tweets. To me, Twitter is a wonderful "toy", but has not yet fully developed into a business tool that generates dollars. For me, Trulia works wonders in generating buzz, and the answers we post here on the site are found daily by Google and Yahoo. In fact, in "vanity searching" my own name, all of the 600 plus answers I've written here on Trulia are picked up by Google and lead people right back to me and my website. Twitter on the other hand is not nearly as facile in creating these important internet tendrils.
So, in answer to your question....yes, I'm on Twitter. No, I do not generate leads from that site, although it is super fun to watch Ellen DeGeneres and her crazy posts!
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty