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Five Essential Twitter Tools

Unless you have been living under a rock...in the middle of Siberia...by yourself, you are well aware of Twitter Many commercials show a "follow me @" somewhere in their 15-30 second spots.  Entertainment shows feature segments on celebrity tweets.  Even legitimate news outlets feature news stories broke via Twitter.  As a business person, it's crazy not to consider using Twitter to enhance your real estate business.  But, as your followers and list of people you follow grows, it can be difficult to manage all the information.  So, I've done the research for you and found five essential Twitter tools that you absolutely must have to manage your tweets.Mention Mapp can help you manage your Twitter account

Mention Mapp - This is an interesting tool that is also pretty cool to look at.  Mention Mapp creates a visual chart that maps out who you're following, what hashtags they use most, where they've mentioned you or the subject you're interested in and how often.  This is a great resource to use your current Twitter followers to find new, pertinent people to follow.

Brand Chirp - Perfect for managing your brand on Twitter, Brand Chirp allows you to find out what followers are saying about your business in real time.  Using specific keywords and a map-based feature, you can even find out which Twitter users are tweeting using those terms.  This can help you create a larger real estate database of potential clients.

Proxlet - Sometimes Twitter chatter can be a bit overwhelming.  If you find that your Tweet stream is filled with tweets from oversharing friends or an endless line of comments about a real estate conference you don't happen to be attending, you can "mute" them for a period of time.  Proxlet also allows you to block apps and filter tags to keep the relevant information you want and get rid of the "junk tweets".

SocialOomph - Just like the name implies, this is just the "oomph" you need to get a handle on your Twitter followers.  You can set your account to automatically follow anyone who follows you (totally optional, of course),Social Oomph send a "thank you" message to anyone who follows you (which you can use to direct them to your blog, website, company site or social media), view mentions and retweets, create an extended Twitter profile and even track keywords.

Twaitter - Much like Tweet Later, Twaitter allows you to create recurring tweets and set tweets up to post at specific times.  But, it can also translate tweets and allows for multi-users on the account (great for businesses).  Keep track of which Tweets are occurring, when they will be posted and where they are posting to using your own Tweet calendar.  That way you don't overload your followers with too many tweets at a time, possibly making them block you completely.

Next to Facebook, Twitter has become one of the top services that smart real estate professionals use to grow their business.  These five essential Twitter tools will help you manage your Twitter account and use it more effectively to interact with current clients and find new business.  Let me know if you need any assistance.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn’t Enough of You to Go Around!

Originally posted on my Real Estate Support blog here: http://real-estate-support.com/2011/10/five-essential-twitter-tools/.

Comment balloon 24 commentsPamela Cendejas • October 13 2011 04:30PM

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Thanks Pamela for the comprehensive overview of Twitter tools available...Will definitely be looking at this later today.

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) almost 8 years ago

Yes, I will bookmark your blog and get to it this afternoon. Thanks so much for your information.

Posted by Carol Barron Cross, Sunflower Homes & Equestrian LLC (SUNFLOWER HOMES & EQUESTRIAN LLC) almost 8 years ago

Pamela, This is awesome.  I had no idea.  Printing this out and I am going to give it a try:)  Thank you!

Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Pamela - twitter is definetly not high on my list.  This might turn that issue around...thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 8 years ago

Hi Doug - These are only 5 of many but I hope they're helpful.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

Hi Carol - Good for you!  I love learning (and staying on top of) tools that I think may be helpful in your business.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

Hi France - Definitely let me know what you think of these Twitter tools.  I have a passion for learning new things and opinions really help.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

Hi Anna - I'm not as faithful to Twitter for my business as I'd like to be either.  But, hopefully, at least one of these tools will help make things easier for you.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

I was into twitter for my husband's business a couple of years ago, I can't get into it for RE even though I know there is a demographic that  uses twitter as a search engine.  Maybe this will help. 

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) almost 8 years ago

OMG.  There is just too much to learn about all things social.  I think my brain is going to explode!!

Posted by Former Agent (None) almost 8 years ago

Pamela great tips I have no idea about a world within twitter has so many additional resources to grow. Bookmarked and suggested!!!

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) almost 8 years ago

Hi Marge - I hope the tools help you get started.  By the way, did you know there's a website called Horse Ranch Search where you can post your horse properties for sale?  http://www.horseranchsearch.com I've used it to promote listings for other agents who specialize in selling horse property.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

LOL, Aimee - If feel your pain!  I have to stay on top of this stuff in order to help my agents with their online marketing.  It can be daunting.  Take it in bite-sized pieces and you'll do fine.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

Hi Ritu - Thanks for the recommendation.  I appreciate it.  Once you get more involved in Twitter, please feel free to ask me questions or make suggestions.  Enjoy a great day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 8 years ago

Pamela

This is great stuff. I don't do nearly enough with Twitter, in part because it sometimes feels overwhelming. This will help!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 7 years ago

Hi Jeff - Nice to see you!  Twitter, in all honesty, is a hard one for me to keep up, too.  That's why I'm always looking for a way to make things easier.  ;)

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

There were several of these I have not heard of, thank you.

Posted by Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Michelle - It's so hard to keep up with all the tools out there.  Some are worth a look, others aren't.  Hope you find one that works for you. 

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Just getting starting on Twitter.  I have bookmarked this for later use.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Debora Nichols, Realtor Anthem,Phoenix,Scottsdale,Glendale,Peoria (Residential Sales, Purchases, Investors, Vacation Homes) over 7 years ago

Hi Deborah - Happy to help.  Let me know if you have any questions as you start exploring Twitter.  Enjoy a great day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

I just cuaght this on a reblog.  Great info.  I've been using hootsuite which has been really helpful.  I"m going to bookmark the original post so I can look at this in more depth in December.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Pamela: Caught this on a reblog. Some great information here. Will study and try to implement.

Posted by Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) over 7 years ago

Hi Debbie - I use HootSuite quite a bit and think the other tools are great, too; depending upon what you're goal is.  Enjoy a great day!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Great, Anne.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm happy to help.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

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