Posted by: housingdabble | October 16, 2009

Top 10 Twitter Tips

Here are my top ten twitter tips for estate agents

  1. Have a strategy – as with all business activity you should have a plan as to how you are going to succeed. Don’t let that hold you back from enjoying it, but at least have a broad plan of what you are going to do and what you will achieve
  2. Show your face – faceless accounts with company logos will not build followings – no one wants to be friends with a faceless estate agent!
  3. Follow the right people – you need to find the right people relevant to your target audience. Yes it’s good to network with other agents and service providers and this is a great way to become familiar with how to interact effectively. However, ultimately you need to be following and followed by relevant people to your business
  4. Be followed – a simple technique to build followers is to follow them, but it doesn’t always work, so try building followers by using hashtags for your key subjects, joining directories and register with location apps such as tweetmondo
  5. Think carefully about how you use your 140 characters and how you use them. If you want to be re-tweeted then stick to 120 in order to leave some space
  6. Be creative – vary your tweets with information on industry news, local news and views, blog posts, re-tweets of others, personal news and maybe the odd listing (having a second account with a listing feed is an alternative option)
  7. Get stuck in – you need to spend some time listening to understand what is being said and to learn the rules of engagement, but the time will come when you just have to start tweeting and getting involved in the conversations – just do it!
  8. Don’t just use twitter.com – the twitter web site itself is really just a point for setting up your account. There are hundreds of applications to use that will enhance your user experience, make you more effective and save you time
  9. Learn the basics – make sure you read up on how to re-tweet, reply, use #hashtags and direct message – They may seem a bit daunting at first but are easy to use once you know how
  10. Don’t spam – if you post too frequently it can be a major turn off to other users, particularly if you choose to send the same tweets more than once. There is no guide as to how frequently you should tweet as it depends on the content you are sending, but most of the people I enjoy hearing from send no more than 10-15 per day and  are mostly fresh, interesting information

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