How much, if at all, do you use Twitter to promote yourself as a real estate agent?

Asked by Julie Butler, Virginia Beach, VA Fri Mar 2, 2012

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NinjaVirtual…, , Wyoming
Wed Mar 7, 2012
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Twitter is just another tool for bringing traffic to your site. It is a fishing net so to speak and it will do so if properly used. Twitter itself does not make money to most people who use it, but what makes money is what comes afterwards. You have to have a proper funnel to bring that traffic to your site and from there you have to have a way of consistently capturing their attention and info to keep the interaction going and lead them to becoming your sale. It does not matter if you use FB, or Twitter, or Pintrest or any other tool - but have to do it the right way :) Here are few tips to get you started if you decided to use Twitter.
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Kevin Monette, Agent, Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Well I have a twitter and I tweet from time to time, however without a following of clients, as a Realtor, what is it worth? I still keep doing it to gain knowledge and exposure, because to me, anything that links in with the world wide web is a smart move.
It is a fun little source and in the end, I will work clients into the system and grow a big following. I have a business Facebook, QR code to website on fliers and signs, Linkedin, activerain, twitter, normal facebook page and it take a ton of time to administer them all. And my personal website and my wife's website. So I am working on an overload of internet connections.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Fri Mar 2, 2012
If you are a big star, a popular business or a large well known company I get twitter. For individuals I don't see it as much value myself.
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KK German, Agent, Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Mar 2, 2012
I don't 'get' Twitter, personally. But if an auto-poster asks to automatically tweet, of course I do that.
KK German, Wainwright Real Estate
Web Reference:  http://www.kkgerman.com
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Jennifer Bla…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Fri Mar 2, 2012
I don't use it actively - but the status updates on my facebook business page automatically get tweeted....
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Bob Rouse, Agent, VA,
Fri Mar 2, 2012
None. I would have said this in one word, but, you have to use 25 characters. So, NONE
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John Souerbry, Agent, Fairfield, CA
Fri Mar 2, 2012
After using it for a year, I don't see Twitter as much of a direct marketing tool. "Following/follower" contacts developed on Twitter are usually based either on existing personal relationships or on common interests other than work, for me: food and wine. But I do Tweet blog links that I think would be of interest to my followers, since most of them live and work in the Napa Valley area, which is where I live half time. I've gotten lots of feedback from Twitter followers on my weekly list of "Top 10 Luxury Homes and Estates For Sale in Napa Valley." None of them has contacted me for real estate services, yet.....
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Because Tweeting is a macro purpose-focused enterprise based on special interest, it's use to promote the real estate agent business is minimal in my opinion and experience. After all, if a citizen has a real estate focus, they will want a bigger picture, they will go to a website, perhaps that of the real estate agent. (assuming most tweeters are on mobile apps)

However. what ties us to our A and B list are special interests or VALUE. Now, regarding being recognized as the DUNEDIN or FITNESS advocate, the go-to person, tweeting becomes more relevant...especially with meet-ups.

Some will report having a great number of twitter accounts to allow that macro focus necessity. But whose got the time!!!
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