Search Twitter for Opportunities, Real Estate Market Buzz, and Referral Partners

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Twitter is becoming the Google of the real-time web.

In fact, I am often monitoring several real-time search terms at any given time. You should learn to do the same. Not only will it give you real-time insight into what is happening in your local real estate market, but it will put you on alerts for customers needing help and potential referral partners.

Here is a quick example:

Can you think of other ways to use Twitter Search in your real estate marketing and sales strategy? I would love to hear more ideas.

Comments (10)

Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

Twitter is great. I love it now. It was hard to get into at first-Dinah Lee

Feb 23, 2009 01:37 AM
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
NextHome Experience - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

I guess I haven't really figured out the search function on Twitter. I'm where Dinah used to be, trying to get in the swing of it but having a tough time!

Feb 23, 2009 01:45 AM
Michael S. Mackey
CENTURY 21 All Islands - Mililani, HI

Okay, I give! I'm going to give Twitter a try! Active Rain, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, now Twitter! Where does it end?

Feb 23, 2009 02:03 AM
Bill Rice - Flat Rock, MI

Dinah and Colleen,

Twitter can be challenging and the furious pace can be overwhelming. That is why I like using to filter only the keywords I am interested in tuning into. Give it a try--use it just like Google and see what pops up.

The really neat part is that you can reply back to any interesting comments or resources you find--something you can't easily do with Google.

Good Luck!


Feb 23, 2009 02:04 AM
Bill Rice - Flat Rock, MI


Give them all a try--then keep only the most valuable.


Feb 23, 2009 02:06 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I didn't know I could monitor only specific keywords...that would make this much more interesting. I just think it's stupid so far....:(

Feb 23, 2009 02:07 AM
Ron Bridges
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc. - Sumter, SC

I've been thinking I need to get on twitter, etc., but just haven't.  Looks like it is time to get on board.  I need to follow my own advice.  I just posted a blog titled " Yoda says Try not, do or do not, there is no try." and I need to follow my own rant.  OK, I'll get on it NOW.  OK, I'm back.  I'm on Twitter now.  I think my name is @ronbridges.

Feb 23, 2009 02:12 AM
Kathy Torline
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049

I use TweekDeck and moniter search terms that way -- helps me keep on top of things.  FYI:  I have two potential clients who have met me on Twitter.

Feb 23, 2009 11:35 PM
Bill Rice - Flat Rock, MI


I use TweetDeck also. That is a great way to organize your searches as well as your followers. You can put your clients in a separate group.

And see, Twitter isn't stupid--Kathy is showing how a good, organized approach can yield revenue! Thanks for the example.


Feb 24, 2009 12:16 AM
Deleted Account
Castro Valley, CA

I use Twitter sometimes but none of my SOI is on it.  I have tried to sign them up but they are overwhelmed with just Facebook. 


Phil Koch

Realtor AND Certified Real Estate Appraiser

"I will get you the BEST home at the BEST price!"

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Keller Williams

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Feb 28, 2009 03:00 AM