Why Twitter is Fascinating

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois

Like many Realtors, I use technology in my business for a wide range of things.  Social media just started this past year for me, although I am addicted to my Sprint Mogul and all things email.  I get frustrated when I am given an email address that goes to neverland and usually will pick up the phone only as a last resort when I can't get someone on email.  Unless it's urgent, then the phone is quicker, more insistent and much more intrusive.  But I've found that Twitter is unique and has features on top of features that one could write multiple books on.  From the Search features, to the Tweep in your ZIP code, to posting video, to posting photos and of course, following those interesting Tweets, I find Twitter an amazing opportunity.  I've seen Twitters on all sorts of things, from a huge range of people.  I'm following college students, truck drivers, a logger, a business man, a journalist, a world traveler, an artist, a kids' party business owner, CNN, a celebrity, a model and a lot more.  It's fascinating to see simiarities and differences in such a wide range of personalities.  But the best thing is I've learned to see how others see, find out what others think is cool or interesting or neat and that helps me understand my own clients better.  It can give insight into people's motives and keeps me outside my comfort zone of what I know by challenging it when I compare it to other's Tweets.  It also helps to build a following of people that like your posts (in case you need to build an organic search for your new website in a hurry).  One guy I'm following has a list of people that will give him 400 clicks if he posts one link.  How's that for marketing?  If you can email, you can Twitter.  Just keep it G rated and remember, just like you can't undo an email, you can't undo a Twitter.

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Jennifer Kinzle
Charles Rutenberg Realty, e-Pro 

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Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

I just start with twitter two to three weeks ago. Still trying to find the best way to use it. Trying to balance time. It is interesting and there are very interesting people. I searched for all O'Reilly's and found Paddy O'Reilly in Dublin Ireland!!! Could be my long lost cousin..There is a meeting of all Reilly's and O'Reilly's in October in Ireland...be fun to go.

Apr 06, 2009 01:50 AM #1
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Steve Chaisson
Keller Williams - Nashville, TN

Do you know of any specifice resources for researching the most effective way to use Twitter for realtors?

Apr 06, 2009 02:00 AM #2
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Mark Watterson
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I'm still in the learning curve with twitter.  I hear all these great things about it.  Now seeing it yet.

Apr 06, 2009 02:10 AM #3
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Omega Omega
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Tweeting is hot!!!! Jennifer thanks for putting together a solid and informative post.

Cheers

Apr 06, 2009 02:14 AM #4
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Judy Schneider
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

Jennifer,

Thank You for this information. I am going to look into twitter this week. I have been putting it off and know I have been missing out. Thank You for reminding me of something I needed to do. 

Apr 06, 2009 02:27 AM #5
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Connie Lou Barnett
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Jennifer,

   Thanks for sharing. I'm new to Twitter but it seems to be so time consuming.  What to do and what not to do is the big question.

Apr 06, 2009 02:44 AM #6
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Suma Kakani
Northern IL Realtor - Keller Williams Success Realty - Prairie View, IL

Jennifer,

Thanks fo rthe post. I'm new to twitter. Will try soon. Sk

Apr 08, 2009 05:23 AM #7
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