I would be interested in knowing how many real estate professionals use Twitter in their business, and if

Asked by Joe Spake, Memphis, TN Sun Jun 29, 2008

real estate consumers find Twitter useful in the real estate buying and selling process. http://www.twitter.com/joespake

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Delete Me, , Syracuse, NY
Sun Nov 2, 2008
Try Twitterlocal.net. Even when the Twitter search is working, I prefer to use outside sources. Twitterlocal.net will allow you to search only active Twitter users in your area. Hope this helps.

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Delete Me, , Syracuse, NY
Sat Nov 1, 2008
Twitter is for social networking, not making a sales pitch. If you are looking for buyers and sellers, it might not be worth your time. If you are looking to build relationships with others in the industry as well as people in your community, give Twitter a try. I haven't picked up many leads, but I have learned from other agents and from people in my local area. You get out of it what you put into it. https://twitter.com/CNYhousehunters
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Ryan L Hinri…, Agent, Memphis, TN
Sat Nov 1, 2008

My world is real estate investment. My team uses Twitter all the time. We haven't found a lot of individual buyers on Twitter but have had great success finding and locating like-minded individuals to network with. This has resulted in some referral business coming our way from other states/countries.

You do have to sift through a lot of junk, example "Just got back from lunch!" comments, but using the new search function of Twitter, I have found a lot of great people to network with.

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Shane Huey, , Griffin, GA
Sat Nov 1, 2008
Yeah, I started using Twitter about a month ago. I do believe it can be a powerful networking tool. Obviously, it has become popular very quickly. I found that the search tool was out of service a lot lately, hampering my ability to add more followers.
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Don Debaer &…, , Memphis, TN
Mon Jul 21, 2008
Hey Joe
It seems like the connectivity world is getting diluted with blogs and spaces to communicate. There are only a few that offer places where both Realtors and buyers/sellers can meet..and Trulia is a good one as well as Active Rain and a couple of others. I had checked out Twitter and it doesn't seem to be the place for Realtors except in your spare time??
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Jo Shaner, Agent, Memphis, TN
Mon Jun 30, 2008
Hey Joe Joe,

I am with Jason! I am not that hi-tech and have better use of my limited time other than something that really doesn't seem to be effective. It is not for me at all!! I have a team that scouts out where they feel my best fit is. They are always right on the money, regarding media, internet exposure, blogging, etc. They hated Twitter. That might be too strong, strongly disliked it.

Take care Joe,

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Jason Gaia, , Memphis, TN
Mon Jun 30, 2008
Hey Joe! I would be interested in that information too. I have not seen where Twitter would be useful in recruiting buyers and sellers. Many times when I try to log on the system is full. It also appears that it is really desgined as a connectivity tool for many uses other than real estate. As a great source for sending a mass update of what would be newsworthy, unforuntately at this time I have no subscribers. Therefore I'll be sticking with my blog, website and newsletter for now.
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Megan Manly, Agent, Nashville, TN
Sun Jun 29, 2008
While I love, thrive on, constantly search for and apply every piece of technology I can find, I can't find anything useful and sensible from Twitter. Seems like a good techy play toy, but not too good on real estate applications.
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