Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks For Real Estate

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Now that you have learned the basics of tweeting on Twitter, Why Tweeting On Twitter Is Good For Your Real Estate Business, its time to learn about some of the not so obvious features to make your tweeting life easier. 

1. Advanced search. 

Twitter likes to hide some of its best features, such as the ‘Advanced Search'. Scroll down to the bottom of any page. Click on ‘Search' then click on ‘Advanced Search'. Here you can search specific people, date ranges, places and phrases. 

2.  Tweet by texting. 

Twitter limited tweets to 140 characters so they could be sent as a short message text service (S.M.S.). When you login, go to ‘Settings', then ‘Devices' and add your phone. The Twitter interface will add buttons next to each user you follow so you can turn update on or off. You'll want to use this feature sparingly so you don't run up your bill. 

You can tweet form your phone by texting a message to 40404. 

3. Twitter/Facebook integration. 

If you use both Twitter and Facebook, You can add only one status update and have it go to both networks. Go to and click on ‘Install Twitter in Facebook' and work your way through the configuration. 

This will work in both directions, but it is a good idea to send your tweet to Facebook. It takes fewer steps and you know you are within your 140 character limit. 

4. Favorites. 

Want to save a tweet? Mouse over it and a star-shaped icon appears. Click the icon and it will link to Favorites on your Home page. 

5. Share photos. 

You can't send photos, but you can send a URL for a photo hosted on a website. TwitPic will store your photos and create the URL. Go to, use your Twitter user name and password and upload your photos. Share your photo by going to the photo page on TwitPic and tweeting from there. 

6. Desktop apps. 

Instead of going to to send tweets, you can use a desktop app which is more like using AOL Instant Messenger.

For Windows users, Digsby displays Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and your email accounts in a long, tall window. Mac users will want Twitterrific

TweetDeck works on Windows and Macs and displays in multiple columns. 

7. Phone apps.

There are numerous apps for smartphones. Try Twitterberry for Blackberry devices and Tweetie for iPhones. These applications make it easy to post photos from your phone. 

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Comments (3)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hi Ruth, this is great information. I am still learning - new to FaceBook and Twitter. I see others have integrated and I continue to learn more and more. Thanks for your post.

May 18, 2009 09:42 AM
Jonathan Bell
Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc. - Overland Park, KS

Excellent post, Ruth. Twitter has become an invaluable part of my real estate team. I like TweetDeck, but Twhirl is my preferred desktop Twitter application because it allows me to manage mutiple Twitter accounts. It also lets me manage, accounts from, Friendfeed and Seesmic.

May 21, 2009 11:49 AM
Eric P. Thompson
Park Place Realty Network - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota, Florida

Just uploaded this photo using TwitPic. Thanks for sharing! 

Jul 22, 2009 11:01 AM