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Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

We get a good amount of traffic from Twitter. We share our blog posts, popular searches, pictures of new listings, and retweet good info from locals. The key is to target the local and popular hashtag feeds, and include pictures to stand out, even if it's just a graphical display of your blog title.

Jun 16, 2015 11:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just use it to boost the seo on all of my blog posts that I post there.

Jun 16, 2015 07:01 AM
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Scott Harestad

Twitter can start conversations with potential buyers and sellers. I tend to post updates on my listings along with tips & tricks to show individuals how to revamp a home to sell or how to spruce up a home that they just bought to make it homey, it is value added for followers. It also gets your name into the online search engines; keywords like #WestMichiganRealEstate or #NEWListing will appear with a list of other posts that use those same #hashtags. Check out my Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Lakefrontman

Hope that helps!

Jun 16, 2015 01:18 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I put almost every blog I do on Twitter. I also put the quotes I find on it too. A very useful tool.

Jun 16, 2015 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I post every ActiveRain blog.  It has never helped my business.

Jun 16, 2015 10:09 AM
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Chris Locke
Acton, CA

I'm not a fan of Twitter. I just think it's really tough to get a message to an intended audience.  

First hurdle (and it's a MASSIVE one) is how to build a following on Twitter that are interested in real estate in your area?

If you have a large following it looks good right? But 2 questions for that following?  

  1. Do they want your message about a property or real estate?
  2. Are they really seeing your messages? 
Jun 16, 2015 04:16 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I put market reports on Twitter, but it hasn't paid off. I don't Tweet for the sake of spending time on Twitter. I guess it shows, I've never had a lead from Twitter.

Jun 16, 2015 02:38 AM
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Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

By sharing to Twitter, a new landing page can be quickly indexed by Google since a Twitter account has some authority. Also, Twitter is a great way to share hyperlocal info as well as connect with other local businesses and people. Check out http://twitter.com/snocoliving for examples.

Jun 17, 2015 01:51 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Like others have said, you may get referrals by connecting with other agents, but as far as getting a real lead that will close I think the time would not be worth it. 

Jun 16, 2015 04:41 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have one.  I link my AR Blogs to it.  Not sure it is helping.  Do not know really how to fully use it.

Jun 18, 2015 05:33 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I use Twitter to stay connected to others and keep my name on the minds of others.  Don't think it has ever been the procuring cause of a sale or listing, but it does help remind people that I am in the real estate business.

Jun 17, 2015 01:47 AM
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Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Hashtags for Twitter & Instagram is a good source of leads for Realtors. Wrap your head around it becase that space is huge and current and free!

Jun 17, 2015 01:32 AM
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John Rakoci
Eagle Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
North Myrtle Beach Coastal Carolinas

I don't post on Twitter. Found it more of a waste of time,,,

Jun 17, 2015 01:11 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I've abandoned it Paul do to social media overload. Picked Pinterest instead - more visual.

Jun 17, 2015 12:27 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I post my blogs and other info to my twitter account. I don't do much with it, but I find quite a few people sign up to follow me so I just keep posting and hope something comes out of it one day.

Jun 16, 2015 11:40 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I add my posts to my twitter account, but not sure what business it brings me.

Jun 16, 2015 07:50 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have a twitter account. I think we may be friends there. LOL. I don't use it. I started to a while ago, but it just seemed like one more thing to do. 

Jun 16, 2015 12:21 PM
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's Social Media Expert

Really depends on your location, Seattle may have great Twitter opportunities, here in Tucson we do not. Measure your results after a time periosd agaist other Social platforms and see if it is worth it. 

Jun 16, 2015 03:07 AM
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

I rarely use twitter.  99% of my target audience does not use it...and probably 50% of those have no idea what it is. 

Jun 18, 2015 12:54 PM
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Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Chandler, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington  I have had a Twitter account since 2010 or 11 and have been fairly active on it, more so now than at first.  I have actually been contacted and asked questions (in writing) as the result of some of my real estate related posts (Tweets) but nothing in the way of a new client or lead ever materialized...yet.  I believe it is like most forms of advertising and online presence, if the correct person sees it and it resonates with them chances are you'll make a good business connection.  I am going to stick with it as I believe it will eventually pay off.

Jun 17, 2015 11:06 AM
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Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Twitter is a great research tool. Do a search for hashtag #Tacoma and look for businesses, city, county, local news like #TNT... Then pick those of interest to follow and check in on them. The opportunity is to see what they're talking about and what hashtags they are using. Like this week the big one of course is #usopen2015 and/or #ChambersBay ... There’s a lot of interest here so that means a lot of attention.

 

The key to real estaters is hashtagging down to the neighborhood level like #tacoma #proctor or #stadium etc... These get indexed in Google and will give you more authority therefore more presence in those neighborhood searches not only on Twitter, but on Google.


Local businesses, government, schools etc. use twitter to get their message out. Like all social media there’s a percentage of mindless chatter by some. Just ignore that and look to connect with the people and entities that are sharing the good stuff in your market area. With a little smart use of hashtags you’ll be visible in those ongoing conversations about location and topic... This creates opportunities for anyone in those conversations check you out.

Sounds like it's time for a meetup and some coffee soon! :O)

Jun 17, 2015 07:05 AM
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Carlos Munoz
Pearson Smith Realty - Ashburn, VA
Real Estate agent specialist in Loudoun County

I post anytthing instersting, it gets people sharing and talking which equals branding

 

Jun 17, 2015 04:42 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Paul, I've never really understood the benefit of Twitter in our business. I've used it to share blog posts, but I've never heard back from anyone that they read it or wanted more information.

Jun 17, 2015 03:30 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Video for one, and I am a part of a breaking news network for twiiter that is almost 1 million followers and it amplifioes my message and brings people to me in a non real estate sort of way.

Jun 17, 2015 03:29 AM
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Mark Miranda
Juniper Realty Group at Silvercreek Realty Group - Boise, ID
REALTOR

Just about anything I can share on twitter I do, blogs, listings, events, etc.  I get likes and shares, but most importantly name recognition.  Lots of people scan twitter at all times so its a good platform to use consistently as part of networking and lead generataion.    

Jun 17, 2015 03:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

It's evolved over the years I've been using Twitter, Paul.  Right now I'm trying to be more "photogenic" and visible by using pics along with my tweets.  I'm also trying to add to the number of Direct Messages I leave.  I share info ... try to educate via Twitter.  Gaining name recognition is important too

Jun 17, 2015 02:37 AM
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Leslie Campos
Tierra Antigua Realty - Safford, AZ
The Only CRS in Graham County

I can barely keep up with Facebook. Twitter is too glib for me.

Jun 17, 2015 02:06 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I post all of my blog posts- not sure if it does much.

Jun 17, 2015 01:36 AM
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Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
We make it easy. You make it home.

I post blog posts. Occasionally I get a comment or someone shares a post. Hasn't translated to a sale yet.

Jun 17, 2015 01:16 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

My AR blog feeds into my Facebook and Twitter.  I don't have to do anything special, it just goes there.

Jun 16, 2015 01:23 PM
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Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

I think it is another good network for referrals when you follow & interact with other agents around the country.  But I haven't received any direct business from Twitter.  It mostly just helps me keep up with real estate news & business news

Jun 16, 2015 02:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I put in links to my posts.

Feb 22, 2019 05:49 AM
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Holly Biltz
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
I sell the dream of Home Ownership!

I use facebook, I don't do twitter

Jun 22, 2015 01:40 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I am unaware of anyone using it get a listing or a referral.....

Jun 20, 2015 12:15 PM