5 Tips to Improve Your Twitter Skills

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One of the biggest issues people find when using social media is trying to still come across as a human. This is especially true when you are part of a brand. 

The good news there are a couple of easy things you can do to promote your brand on Twitter and also showcase your personality as well. This is going to help you gain more followers, have higher engagement and add some potential leads to your pipeline.

Let's take a look.

1. Use a variety of media. Don't just stick to text. You can use all sorts of tools to insert photos, gifs even videos into your tweets. Mix it up to attract different people. 

2. Be consistent. I like to use a mix of pre-scheduled and live tweets. This helps keep your Twitter account consistent by getting you out there every day. Don't let your account languish for weeks or months at a time.

3. Ask questions. Sounds strange, but in order to get people interacting with you (and to perform a bit of market research) it pays to spend time on Twitter asking questions. 

4. Engage. Twitter is one of the few places where it's totally ok to just jump in on the conversations of others. Use it to be helpful, offer advice, or gently direct people in your direction. Gently!

5. Be authentic. We all know real estate is a people business, and people want to work with those they like. So be yourself, talk about your interests and hobbies outside real estate and have fun!

They are simple tips, but they do work. It doesn't take crazy strategies or tactics to be really good at Twitter. A lot of it is just sticking to it and being yourself!

Have any of your own tips? I'd love to hear them!

Comments (4)

Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Thank you for the tips Liz!

Jan 30, 2015 07:38 AM
Signature Properties of Vermont
Essex Junction, VT
Showing you the way home

Good ideas, Liz. Our Twitter following is slowly growing, but it is admittedly a weak point for us. Will put these to use!

Jan 30, 2015 10:16 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Certainly more than I have done so far, I generally just use it as a place to post backlinks to my blogs.

Thanks Liz!

Jan 30, 2015 11:40 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I've read that Twitter is overtaking LinkedIn as the #1 social network for sales people. Get account and whatever you do, do not let your Twitter feed get boring or repetitive. Make your tweets relevant, timely, entertaining and on topic.

Jun 27, 2015 03:08 PM