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Field Guide to Twitter

(Updated October 2015)

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 Information Services and NAR's other Twitter accounts).  (A.Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

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Why Use Twitter?

How to use Twitter for your business, (Twitter, 2015).

The definitive guide to marketing your business on Twitter, (Forbes, Sept. 15, 2015).

Twitter for business: what smart marketers are doing with Twitter, (Social Media Examiner, Feb. 13, 2015).

4 keys to marketing on Twitter, (Entrepreneur, May 21, 2015).

The 5 biggest misconceptions about using Twitter for business, (Wix, Aug. 27, 2014).

3 reasons why your business should use Twitter, (DC Velocity, Feb. 24, 2014).

Twitter & Real Estate

Twitter tips for real estate agents, (iHOUSEweb blog, Sept. 21, 2015).

5 ways to achieve Twitter success for your real estate business, (Standard Marketing, July 16, 2015).

’Twitter’ those thumbs to sell more real estate, (Clean Slate/Better Homes and Gardens, June 24, 2015).

How real estate agents use Twitter to generate leads, (29 Doors, July 3, 2015).

A house that sells itself—as the salesperson, (Speaking of Real Estate/National Association of REALTORS®, Mar. 9, 2015).

Twitter for real estate: to tweet or not to tweet and other good questions, (REALTOR® Magazine, Aug. 2014).

How the real estate industry benefits from Twitter, (Realty Times, Aug. 4, 2014).

What the Tweet?  Twitter for Real Estate 101, (Zurple, July 24, 2014).

3 legal tips for Twitter users, (Daily Real Estate News/REALTOR® Magazine, June 9, 2014).

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)

Learn Twitter in 10 minutes (OverDrive Read, EPUB eBook)

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®

Information Services Blog

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