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Field Guide to Twitter

(Updated October 2013)

Twitter is a way of sending short bits of information to your subscribers. The messages are limited to 140 character at a time, called a "tweet."

Let your clients know what you are doing for them, post short descriptions of new listings, keep your team on schedule. Learn more from the following articles and resources (And be sure to follow NAR Info Central and NAR's other Twitter accounts).  (A.Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

Why Use Twitter?

Twitter for people that don’t ‘get’ Twitter, (The Phoenix Real Estate Guide, Sept. 24, 2012).

The fastest, simplest way to stay close to everything you care about,  (Twitter, n.d.)

Twitter & Real Estate

Why agents are jumping on Twitter bandwagon, (Chicago Tribune, Oct. 4, 2013).

Real estate agents: tons of tips for tweeting and twittering, (Nimble, Sept. 3, 2013).

3 crucial steps to using Twitter for your real estate business, (Chicago Agent Magazine, Aug. 19, 2013)

Social media: are you doing it wrong?,  (YPN Lounge/REALTOR® Magazine, Aug. 1, 2013).

Is Twitter is working for you as a real estate agent?, (ActiveRain, May 31, 2013).

The top 25 real estate tweeters’ Twitter feeds,  (Realty Biz News, Sept. 29, 2012).

Tweet! Can you Twitter your way to real estate success?,  (Winning Agent, June 13, 2012).

Expand your real estate social network with Twitter,  (Market Leader, Apr. 2, 2012).

Social Media for REALTORS®: 101 Dos and Don'ts, (National Association of REALTORS®).

eBooks & Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

The Twitter Book  (Adobe EPUB and Adobe PDF)

301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing (Adobe eReader)

The New Handshake (Kindle, Adobe eReader)

Twitter for Dummies (Adobe eReader)

Twitter: Free Social Networking for Business (Adobe eReader)

Twitter Marketing Tips (Adobe eReader)

Twitter Means Business (Kindle, Adobe eReader)

Twitter Power (Kindle, Adobe eReader)

Twitter Top Success and Best Practices: Twitter Experts Share The World's Greatest Tips (Adobe eReader)

Field Guides & More

These field guides and other resources in the Virtual Library may also be of interest:

Field Guide to Social Networking for REALTORS®

InfoCentral Blog

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