I just set up my Twitter account. @EricEstate I don’t have any followers – who will be the first?
Why do I want to deliver short timely 140 character long messages? It’s a great way to meet new people. I had successfully used Twitter with my Photography Business, and I don’t see any reason it shouldn’t carry over for Real Estate.
Why use a Twitter account when I have a blog? Can’t I get all the information I need from your real estate blog? Yes, and No! I see a blog like a magazine or newspaper article. Something you sit down to read. Something you search for to get information. Something you subscribe to to get informed by. When I read a blog or visit a website, I’m usually sitting at my desk doing research, or hanging out on my couch with my iPad. But, everybody who talks about the internet says it is becoming more and more mobile. That’s where Twitter comes in. Tweeting is a fast way to relay little bits of information. So a blog has in depth articles, and Twitter shares fast thoughts. Plus, I can’t always blog when I’m out and about. It takes time to write a blog post (This one took about 20 minutes). A tweet takes seconds, and I can do it right from my mobile phone.
One last thing I did find was that for my old industry, photography, Twitter was mostly a B-2-B channel. That means there were more wedding professionals using twitter than brides. I think this will be totally different in Real Estate. Follow @EricEstate and you will see.