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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Not sure it will end Twitter - perhaps he can regain some of the sponsors so users don't have to pay. 

As to me? No way will I pay. I have a blue check mark now and he wants it back, he can have it - I'm not paying him a monthly fee for him to let me have it back! #NoIndianGiving

Nov 02, 2022 02:12 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Too many bots and imposters on the site. It is an attempt to verify the 'real' from 'pretend profiles'. At one time, it was suggested that ActiveRain charge a monthly fee to all members to prevent spammers. It was well received, I thought.

If it would bring business, a small fee for the Twitter platform is acceptable, in my opinion!

Nov 02, 2022 04:09 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Twitter is not for me.  Never has been. I share my weekly posts on FB, LI, and Twitt.  If asked to pay, bye-bye.  


Nov 02, 2022 03:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

No it will not be the end but rather another start. I got off twitter a few years ago for several reasons and see no reason to get back on.

Nov 02, 2022 02:19 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What I have noticed from all of this is how many stupid people have a voice and it is sad that many people listen to these stupid people with voices.  I trust Elon Musk a lot more than I trust any of these politicians or big corporate voices.  From what I understand, it won't change my Twitter experience at all, it will only change for those looking to use Twitter to benefit themselves financially.  I think it will also increase the possibilities for those looking to make financial gain from it as well, so it is sad to see them complaining about having to pay $8/month as the cost of doing business, haha.

Nov 03, 2022 05:01 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The future of Twitter is foggy right now.

I would hesitate to pay for anything in order to put money in the pockets of the world's richest man.

Nov 02, 2022 07:24 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


   Hi, Bob Crane 

   I had two Twitter accounts.  One for real estate business, the other for "social" including politics, religion, sports, etc.  I had 54,000 followers on that account, including some major players in the political world.  It was exciting, it was quite frankly, fun!


   When they came for the Conservatives, I suffered multiple suspensions of my social account.  54,000 followers including some major players in the political world.   But after they shadow-banned and suspended me for the umpteenth time, enough was enough...  I shuttered it.


   Will I go back?  Maybe, maybe not.  I did recreate one of the accounts last week after Elon Musk took over, but only as a placeholder, just in case.


    Pay $8 or $20 bucks a month?  Not unless there is ROI to justify the expense.

Nov 02, 2022 04:58 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Asking for payment would fundamentally change Twitter - and no, I wouldn't pay for it.

Nov 02, 2022 02:27 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Many social media sites charge a nominal fee for advanced benefits. It remains to be seen whether Twitter will thrive with an $8/mo fee

Nov 03, 2022 04:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't use twitter any more anyway, so no, I would not pay.

Nov 03, 2022 04:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I won't pay. In fact, until Elon purchased it I had minimized my presence on it. No impact on my business... a blue check won't provide additional impact.

Nov 03, 2022 03:57 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I would not pay for the blue check mark! 

Nov 02, 2022 06:41 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Bob Crane I am not much active on Twitter, and I will not pay for it.

Nov 02, 2022 06:08 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No clue what you're referring to, I do not attend Twitter.

Nov 02, 2022 02:32 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

When you charge money for something that used to be free, you will lose customers.  

If it was never free, but you always charged, customers have a higher tolerance. 

In other words, the difference between free and $8 is far greater (800%) than the difference between $8 and $16 (100% increase).

Nov 02, 2022 02:00 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Will there still be a free side Bob Crane ? What does the Blue Tick entitle you to? To many questions to answer this just yet for me.

Nov 02, 2022 01:25 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I rarely check in on Twitter. Whatever happens with Twitter is no concern of mine.

Nov 03, 2022 07:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As for me, I seldom go to Twitter, so "No" I would not pay. As for the big guys and others who are regular participants, it is too early for knee-jerk reactions that many are making. You now what "assume" stands for!

Nov 03, 2022 04:30 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Never tweeted and do not believe I'll start anytime soon...

Nov 02, 2022 07:18 PM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

It may work to kill the bot issue if the fee is small enough - bots don't have credit cards

I don't Twit, so it does not matter to me.

Nov 02, 2022 06:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No, I would not pay it.

Nov 02, 2022 05:33 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would not pay, but I'm sure many will.

Nov 02, 2022 02:18 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'M GOING TO PAY IT and get a blue checkmark, hell yeah.
I think it's brilliant. Gab doesn't require paid membership EITHER but if you do you get a 'PRO' button and it runs on donations so they are NEVER beholden to any advertiser or corporation 'opinions' 

Bigger question: how many of us would pay subscription fee to the NEWS OUTLETS we watch so THEY are not under the thumb of their advertisers.

Story: LOL back in the 80s one of my DJ friends, GOLD LEVEL TALENT made a crack on the air about one of the local advertisers, a furniture company, who had a known reputation for quick reposessions of anything bought on 'store credit'. Coming out of the spot, he whispered 'better pay your bill' and the OWNER called the sales manager and said FIRE HIM OR LOSE ME. They fired this super valuable talent. Who went on to much better things, so their loss. 

This undue influence is on steroids now compared to 40 years ago! 

Nov 03, 2022 07:00 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Twitter is based on quick, easy access to comment and interact. It's not going anywhere. Same can be said for Active rain too. How to monetize a business is challenging. Twitter made its money on its concept. Even mismanaged, it paid off in the hundreds of millions for the owners. As far as paying a monthly fee to text someone? I do it for free now. 

Nov 03, 2022 06:31 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I is like everything else including Active Rain.
Membership has it's privileges.
Yes, many will pay. And when Twit proves to be the perch of the well healed elite, it will THRIVE.
Many will continue sending Zdevil $1,000 a month. The perception of privilege opens the checkbook.
If twit is to be one's sandbox, it is better to buy some privileges. Like all things on the internet, those paying have their messages prioritized and elevated.
And this is the real threat to democracy, in this information age the real stuff is hidden behind paywalls. But they want the population to focus on other issues as the threat.
I imagine using twit is an excellent strategy to pressure sleepy Joe to pay Elon for the assets he has deployed in Ukraine. After all, everyone else is being paid except for the most crucial system. STARLINK.

Nov 03, 2022 05:53 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

No since you asked, but then I don’t spend any time on twitter.

Nov 03, 2022 04:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am not using Twitter on a regular basis, so won't pay either.

Nov 03, 2022 05:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I will not pay for Twitter even though I am very active.

Nov 02, 2022 01:14 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I wouldn't pay a penny for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin or any other social networking site.  They are good as long as they are free.

Nov 02, 2022 09:09 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

If twitter worked for my business I might pay it. It's hard to get that blue checkmark on Instagram. I don't get much from Twitter so the platform would need to improve.

Nov 03, 2022 08:04 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Bob Crane I have been on Twitter since 2008  No way would I Pay -

We are talking about advertisers but I do not believe they will either - He has already dropped his price from $20 to $8

The blue check mark is to verify you are who you say you are 

Nov 03, 2022 01:28 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties


Nov 03, 2022 09:10 AM