October 12, 2011

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10 Reasons to Try Out Twitter

Are you still wondering whether Twitter would be a good fit for your real estate business, or trying to convince someone else in your office to give it a try? If so, here are 10 reasons to at least try out the micro-blogging service:

1. Twitter is huge: the network had 175 million registered users worldwide as of September 2010.
2. You don’t have to be an incredible wordsmith. The 140 character limit for tweets means Twitter is perfect for quick thoughts and observations.
3. If you don’t want to tweet, you can just listen in by following people who offer information that’s valuable to you.
4. It doesn’t have to take up much of your time. In just a few minutes a day, you can check who has mentioned you by clicking on “@mentions”, check for any personal messages, and choose a few new people to follow from Twitter’s recommendations.
5. Twitter is very public, which means people are much happier for you to reach out to them via Twitter than through their personal email, for example.
6. Twitter can also be private. The direct messages function means you can send a message to anyone who follows you that can’t be seen by anyone else.
7. Twitter’s search is an easy way to keep up to date with your local community, the latest news, or any other topic you might be interested in.
8. You can create lists to organise the people you follow and only check what’s happening on that list, rather than scrolling through all new tweets at once.
9. Twitter has it’s own guide for business users, which you can access here.
10. Plenty of real estate agents are already using Twitter, but plenty more have no idea how to use it. Meanwhile, the number of Twitter users - many of whom are looking to buy and sell property - continues to grow.


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