Twitter This, Craiglist That...Why Should You Care?

Real Estate Technology with ActiveRain

We've had Chad Hyams from IMSD joining us each Tuesday for a conversation with some folks who are much smarter than I am as it relates to real estate marketing. Tomorrow (Tuesday August 30th) will be no exception as Maya Paveza will join us at ActiveRain University to talk about Twitter and how she's using it in her real estate business.

Don't know who Maya is? Then you are probably not very active on Twitter. Maya has over 26,000 followers on Twitter and has sent almost 92,000 tweets into cyberspace. Has this investment paid off in her business? I'll let her tell you herself.

Just being active on Twitter is not necessarily going to help your real estate business, you need to understand how to use Twitter. Maya is going to give us some insight on how a real estate agent can use Twitter to connect with people in your local market and well as make amazing connections across the continent. She's doing both of these things very successfully and true to form of many of the pioneers in these new marketing arenas, she is willing to share.

What should you tweet about? Is there software you can use to automate some components of your Twitter activity? What is a #hashtag and who the heck cares?

Twitter is not getting smaller or going away any time soon. In fact, it's impact is becoming more and more pronounced the longer it's in our midst. Why? Because today you have people buying and selling homes that use Twitter as one of their primary sources of communication. Four years ago, this wasn't the case. With each passing month and year, more and more potential homeowners are using Twitter. In five years, we'll have first time home buyers that can't remember a time when they didn't use Twitter.......and you want to make sure you're not left on the sidelines wondering what happened.

Join us at 9am Pacific Time on Tuesday August 30th and we'll make sure Maya has you walking away believing that Twitter is something of which you want to take full advantage!

And then next week on Tuesday September 6th at 9am Pacific Time, Chad will be hosting Sheri Moritz and Albie Vas to talk about Craigslist. You are marketing your properties on Craigslist, right?

I think the stat that most drives home why you should be using Craigslist is: 20 BILLION page views per month. People are actually looking for homes on Craigslist and I know quite a few agents who are successfully weeding through the challenges of Craigslist to generate leads for their business.

How do you consistently post to Craigslist for maximum exposure? What kind of things should you be including (and possibly more important, excluding) from your Craigslist ads to get the best response? Is there any way to keep the spammers at bay? Sheri and Albie have a bunch of experience with posting listings (and maybe other things) to Craigslist to generate leads. They are going to be so kind as to share some of those strategies with us. Get signed up in advance for the Craigslist class and see if you can't just start generating free leads for your business over night.

If you missed the Twitter class, here is the recording:

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Comments (74)

Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Just registered for both. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Aug 30, 2011 03:20 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

I wish I could join you today, but alas, it's the end of the month... too much going on. I'll catch the video for sure as I know I'm not doing Twitter enough.

Aug 30, 2011 03:23 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good tools for the pro to put to use...useful and helpful thank you

Aug 30, 2011 03:32 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Bob, these classes have been great. I missed signing up for this one. Hopefully I can get back here in time to take it!

Aug 30, 2011 03:37 AM
Bob Marsh
Warm Weather Real Estate - Mesa, AZ
Broker,480-529-2936, Warm Weather Real Estate

Have a schedule conflict today, but plan on next week's Craigslist sign up.  Where do we go to view the video of today's presentation?  Thanks for all you do for us.

Aug 30, 2011 03:39 AM
Brad Jenkins
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Tampa, FL
Also hoping these webinars are recorded and available to vow at a later date?
Aug 30, 2011 03:59 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Thanks for the lessons. Busy today, any way to see a replay of the video?

Aug 30, 2011 04:00 AM
Roger Steiner
RSVP Real Estate - Seattle, WA
Seattle & West Seattle Property Marketing

Looking forward to it! I've set up my Twitter account, but can't say we've really "made friends" yet. And I'm definitely one of those people saying "what do all those symbols mean?" #-)

Aug 30, 2011 04:07 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
I'm working at twitter- but probably could work more effectively@bobstewart!
Aug 30, 2011 04:10 AM
Brent Wells
The LivingWell Team - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW

I am very interested in making twitter work for me. It seems we could all be more effective with it.

Aug 30, 2011 04:46 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

This is a class I need...I hate Twitter and barely ever use it. Just seems so stupid


Aug 30, 2011 05:27 AM
Carlos LaSalle
Distinguished Property Solutions - Valley Stream, NY

All signed up!

Aug 30, 2011 05:48 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Great webinar!  Learned a lot. Thank you!!  Chad and Maya were great!


Aug 30, 2011 06:04 AM
Lucien Vaillancourt
Native Sun Realty, Inc. - Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Florida Real Estate

Have a twitter account but have not really learned to take advantage of the business opportunities.  Having received some good pointers at the webinar I now have an idea of what to do.  Looking forward to the Craigs List training next.  Thanks and keep the training coming. 

Aug 30, 2011 07:32 AM
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

Missed it.  Was it recorded?


Aug 30, 2011 09:06 AM
Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329
FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv. - Fairfax, VA
Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans

Thank for the tips, it was great!

Aug 30, 2011 04:21 PM
Marsha Cash
RE/MAX Advantage - Stockbridge, GA

When available on video?  Missed the twitter class. 

Aug 31, 2011 06:58 AM
ActiveRain Real Estate Network
ActiveRain - Kirkland, WA

If you missed the Twitter class, the recording is now available at the bottom of this post.

Aug 31, 2011 09:22 AM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Thanks for recording this one. I missed it.

Aug 31, 2011 03:32 PM
Prudential Preferred Realtors
Prudential Preferred Realtors - Rockford, MI

This was a very informative webinar, thanks for the video!

Sep 07, 2011 04:37 AM