They got me to thinking.
<< Uh oh, there he goes, thinking again… >>
First, I saw this posted on a Facebook friends status update:
Do you use Twitter? I’ve been informed it’s a must have in real estate but I just can’t seem to get into tweeting. Input is appreciated.
Well, since he asked, I provided some input:
A “must have”?? Hardly. That said, I like Twitter, use it a lot, and have met some great people through it. Several of which have bought or sold a home with us. But whoever says Twitter is a must have is an idiot. Nothing but doing your job and providing superior service is a “must have”…
That’s what I said, and I’m sticking with it.
Twitter is a “must have” in real estate? Puhleaze.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Twitter. I’m a news junkie, and Twitter is a great way to get breaking news before any of the big boys even know it happend. Planes landing in the Hudson, natural disasters, political uprisings, you name it, someone is “reporting” it on Twitter.
Want to meet people? Like in real life? Go to a Tweetup. Do #evfn. (But, for the love of fluffy bunnies, do not be “that guy” at these things and pass out business cards and be a smarmy Realtory type!)
I love me some Twitter, but if anyone thinks it’s a “must have” for a real estate agent then, well, they are an idiot.
Later in the day, this conversation happened on Twitter. I thought it was pretty freaking cool.
Coop – @soul4realMy renter’s check bounced. Looks like I’ll be looking for new tenants in a few months. Not playing that game. No more checks either. MO only
JT – @julia72
@soul4real If you need a great property mgr, I use @PhxREguy’s company.
Jay Thompson – @PhxREguy
@julia72 Why thank ya!
JT – @julia72
@PhxREguy For sure. Experience has been nothing but good. I love the direct deposit into my account. So nice, since I am overseas.
That would be an unsolicited endorsement from a satisfied client, and I’ll take those any day of the week. Will it lead to business? I have no idea. Could it? Possibly. All I said to @soul4real was, “Just let me know if we can help Coop…” and that will be the end of the discussion. If she wants property management help, she’ll ask. She won’t get pressured or hard sold. The social media space doesn’t work that way.
But the social space isn’t a bad place to drum up a little word of mouth marketing.
And that’s always a good thing.