"I love my Twitterfriends"

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Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

Twitter is micro-blogging... only 140 characters.  No photos (other than avatars), no bold text, no tables, no fancy stuff... so Twitter does not take a lot of time.  Please no comments here about not having time to tweet, save the time ... move along.  If YOU only have time for ActiveRain, that's OK! Twitter is not for everyone... a real estate agent got in a snit when I replied to her comment about Twitter:

"I haven't come up with a real estate use for twittering myself, but it's intriguing"

She may not see the real estate applications but others do.  

Matt Gossellin shares real estate uses for Twitter

Joey Azterbaum of Hemet CA shares mortgage rates, etc. with one of his Twitter accounts,  Joey's Twitorial has a line I love:  

"Twitter is like the crack cocaine of social networking. It's fast, it's cheap, and it's addictive."

Maureen Francis of Metro Detroit shares that Point2 Agent sees real estate applications for Twitter, Social Networks, Point2Agent and business:

I have my blogs (my other blogs and my ActiveRain blog) feeding to Twitter via Twitterfeed. I follow local bloggers on Twitter... I follow some real estate bloggers via Twitter. 

I met Dale Chumbley of Vancouver Washington (@DaleChumbley) on Twitter. I am not sure WHO I follow WHO follows Dale but somehow I started following Dale. I did not know Dale prior to Twitter.  Here's a series of Tweets that shows a very basic real estate use for Twitter (or any peer to peer web 2.0 interaction.) Its in the order that the Tweets were done... read them from the bottom up if you need things in order. 

 

DaleChumbley @MaureenMcCabe He said Columbus, I said, "I have RE friend there". Pretty cool. Better if he needed someone. But he now has your name. ;?)

 

MaureenMcCabe @DaleChumbley wrote "Just tried to refer cust. serv. guy in Columbus, OH to @MaureenMcCabe." Thanks 4 thinking of me Dale!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 hours ago

 

 DaleChumbley Just tried to refer cust. serv. guy in Columbus, OH to @MaureenMcCabe. Said he didn't need Realtor at this time. I love my Twitterfriends! 10 hours ago


I am confident we (all of us who are trying to use social media ... web 2.0 in our real estate business) can generate business for one  another through the ActiveRains, Twitters, etc.  Some applications lend themselves to real estate more than others.  I think Twitter is very good for meeting people. Local people and people far away. Dale Chumbley is a member of ActiveRain ... so am I... but I don't believe I met Dale on ActiveRain ... I ran into Dale in the real estate blogiverse via Twitter and somehow when Dale heard the customer service rep he was talking to is in Columbus Ohio he thought of me... someday I will run into someone in Vancouver WA and I can say "Do you need a Realtor?" My friend Dale Chumbley works in your market!"
 
Dale Chumbley of Vancouver WA is @DaleChumbley on Twitter...  I am @MaureenMcCabe.

WHO are you on Twitter?
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Rainer
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Hemet Home Loan Guy on Twitter

Joey Aszterbaum on Twitterhey folks...My friendshp with Maureen grew deeper in 140-character increments than on AR. It's a good group of people, fo' sho'. Look us up.

Mar 02, 2008 01:26 PM #26
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Jay and Monika I saw you both on Twitter on Sunday. I used to read a lot and not  Twitter.  I don't like chat.  I had to make myself tweet.

Nancy Twitter is pretty simple.  I think it takes more getting used to than learning.  For me it was just remembering to check back.

Debra Join us on Twitter if you want to give it a try.

John Are you doing the Twitter groups?  I thought I started the process the other day but have not seen the email... I think you were the one who wrote about Twitter groups on AR or was it on Twitter?  

Gina I found people from my office who say they cover Springfield.  They aren't members of that MLS so I am working on inviting people who work in Springfield to ActiveRain.  Inviting on AR is my thing. 

If you can do a CMA for Springfield (Clark County Ohio)  @DaleChumbley has a contact...

Did you know I started out in the Dayton area?  I was with Coldwell Banker in the Dayton Mall area back in the mid to late 80's. I lived in West Carrollton (Carrolton? I don't remember how to spell it.)

JoeyThe two faces of @JoeyLoans on Twitter.  Left side is @JoeyLoans?  Visit

Joey's blog entry (Twitorial)above in the article for the @ for his professional updates that go out on finance... hard core mortgage stuff...

Thanks all for the comments. 

Mar 02, 2008 08:35 PM #27
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Allison Werner
To Be Announced - Middletown, NJ
Hi Maureen~ I started twittering after one of your other twitter posts, and love it! I am @allisonwerner on twitter.
Mar 03, 2008 02:01 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

 

I am glad you like Twitter Allison.   

Mar 03, 2008 10:16 AM #29
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes
I will have to try this Twitter blogging. having only 140 words maximum is a great way to condense...does it mean that are attention span is getting smaller? I think it means we can go to the point better this way. 
Mar 03, 2008 02:29 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

 

Twitter may make our attention span shorter.  I can still read a long blog post though too.  Or some. 

Mar 03, 2008 03:27 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Hi Maureen I think being a tweeter is fine with me...and I like the time it save too!  Nice post.
Mar 04, 2008 11:01 AM #32
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Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate
I'm still working on it bit am getting the hang of it!
Mar 04, 2008 01:25 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

follow MaureenMcCabe at http://twitter.com

Thanks for the comments Tina and Gary...

 
Mar 04, 2008 06:39 PM #34
Rainer
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Gina Kay Landis
Home Experts Realty - Dayton, OH

Gosh no, I didn't know you started in Daytin! That's great! So glad you came over to RL!

I'll give Dale a Twitter!

OMG you have got to know I have to tear myself away from Twitter's Public twitters - sooo interesting!

 Thanks Maureen!

gk

Mar 05, 2008 07:54 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

 

Dale founs someone for Clark County Ohio through Teri Lussier the other day...  He Twittered Teri and Toby Boyce in Delaware for someone who works in  Clark County Ohio the other day... I don't think Dale even asked me if I cover Springfield... 

Mar 05, 2008 10:26 AM #36
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Gina Kay Landis
Home Experts Realty - Dayton, OH

Maureen, how do you add an avatar to Twitter? I looked around...

I also misspelled DaytOn lol. Sorry! And it's West Carrollton - nice burg.

k on the Clark Cty thing. Thanks though! Will be getting all SW Ohio our reps up to speed (some are, some aren't) on AR and Twitter etc. Lovin' it!

gk

Mar 05, 2008 12:53 PM #37
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Gina Kay Landis
Home Experts Realty - Dayton, OH

Oops found the avatar/picture thing on Twitter. I'm Twitterpated (bet that's been used before!).

gk

Mar 05, 2008 01:19 PM #38
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

The avatar is settings picture I think.... 

 

For anyone who wants to know more about Twitter Chris Griffith shared Twitter in Plain English on her ActiveRain blog. 

 

Mar 07, 2008 08:16 AM #39
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Amy Watt
Founding Partner, HER Realtors - Troy, OH
Troy, Ohio
I've been urged to check out "twitter", I like the simplicity you describe. It is defintely the next online networking venture on my list.
Mar 08, 2008 01:18 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Twitter is different than Facebook, MySpace, ActiveRain, Linkedin  etc. 

I guess there are a couple of things like Twitter but Twitter is the biggest .. Pownce?  Never seen it but I have heard it is like Twitter. 

 

Mar 08, 2008 03:01 AM #41
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Doris Barber
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I use Twitter too.  At first it was hard to keep it to under 140 characters, but I am learning :-)
Mar 12, 2008 04:49 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Sometimes I am frustrated at 140 characters but I can do another Tweet if necessary.  Only time I have done that seems like when I am angry... I try not to rant on my blogs but I have gone on a tear on Twitter.

Mar 12, 2008 11:02 PM #43
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Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
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I have registered on Twitter, but I don't really understand it.  I can't seem to figure out how to find people if I don't already know they are on there and who they are.
Apr 02, 2008 02:01 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
It takes some time. If it was not for Teri Lussier jumping in and firguring Twittert out I'd still be lost.  It is hard to find people but it is not difficult to meet new people. What's your name on Twtter Pam?
Apr 02, 2008 09:45 PM #45
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