More and more real estate agents are utilizing social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to educate, promote and connect and prospect for new clients. Facebook for business professionals i.e. LinkedIn jumped into the Twitter mania and announced their sealed partnership with Twitter, yesterday Tuesday, Nov 10th. LinkedIn will now let users sync their accounts, allowing posts from LinkedIn to appear in Twitter streams, and vice versa.
Here are a couple of screen shots that allows you to see what I am talking about!
Same tweet or status update, two different networks.
The marriage between LinkedIn and Twitter some say was inevitable since Facebook has had this feature enabled for quite some time now. What Facebook does, others follow. What this marriage implies is that Twitter intends to maintain and attract a professional audience. Or more importantly, people, pros like you and me, want or see a need to maintain an online professional idenity for prospecting or networking purposes on both networks.
Traditionally though, what was different and will likely change moving forward was how often you tweeted versus how often you posted a status update on LinkedIn. The rate of sharing, tweeting or updating on each platform was 3-5 tweets or more per day on Twitter versus 1-3 status updates per week on LinkedIn. With this infusion, you can reduce the amount of time you spend bouncing from one networking to the other to keep your profile update.
It is possible with this cross syncing ability, you now can eliminate the “noise” on Twitter. When Twitter first started, which for me was November 2008, you might have experienced a Twitter mental laspe i.e. you may have had a diffiult time understanding what you should be doing on Twitter. Common questions people had was: Who should I follow or how do I find people to follow? How do I get people to follow me? What exactly am I suppose to Tweet about? Now, with bringing in your LinkedIn status updates, you have a different updated in mind i.e. what are you working on now is the question you answer on your LinkedIn Update, which should bring a more professional audience to Twitter, which already exist, but certainly has room to grow. Here’s a mini list of some pros and cons to consider before you link-up your accounts!
Angie Perez is a NJ Circle of Excellence award winning real estate agent for Re/Max Select in Westfield NJ. She sells anywhere from 12-25 houses per year on a consistent basis since 2005. Ms. Perez is primarily a buyer's agent on 60% of her real estate sales where she represents rental income investors, first time home buyers & trade up home buyers of 1-4 family homes within specific towns encompassing 4 NJ counties: Union, Essex, Middlesex and Somerset County. Many of Ms. Perez's clients appreciate her ability to negotiate favorable real estate deals for them. Many of her clients commented that her research abilities, her honesty, her knowledge of local market trends and her proficiency to manage multiple real estate transactions from start to close are some of the reasons why she was hired as their agent of choice. Please call, text or email Angie Perez to ask if she lists or sell in your town. If she can not help you, Ms. Perez would be more than happy to help or refer you to someone who can.