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So, what is this thing called Twitter and how can I use it as a Realtor?  This is probably a question you’ve asked yourself recently.  It seems Twitter has become a major phenomenon.   I would definitely not classify it as a fad anymore.  Now as you know, I have always been an early adopter of Technology, however I will admit that I have stood back and not jumped in the Twitter scene.  I was a little reluctant as I couldn’t see the benefit for Realtors until now.  I now have enough knowledge and research to say that Twitter is here to stay.  Here are just a few stats that make me believe it:

  • An estimated 5-10 thousand new accounts are opened per day
  • Twitter traffic has grown over 600% in the past 12 months (Compete.com)
  • Twitter.com has become one of the top 1,000 websites by traffic in May 2008 (Alexa.com)

So, what is Twitter?  Twitter is a great way to drive traffic to your website and/or blog.  It is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables you to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets.

I have found an incredible resource for explaining Twitter and how Realtors can use it in their business.  I follow many Real Estate Technology Blogs and one in particular that I really like is MyTechOpinion.com.  The author is Nicole Nicolay (aka NikNik).  She has written an eBook titled, “Twitter for Real Estate Twits.”  This book is written in plain english, a quick read and very detailed.