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.