Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I am observing what a billionaire does or does not do and I must say I am not impressed. Spending money because you can is a shallow premise. What did he purchase for 44 billion? Methinks the joke is on him. He could have started his own platform for a few million and spent more millions in advertising and marketing to build it up even recruiting the best in the business all for way under 100 million with tax write off too! As for the users? Today, one can now go anywhere to socialize online, and they do not need to be loyal to any one source or platform. The twitter idea has been spent. Today, more than ever, people are still asking: What's in it for me?

Nov 18, 2022 06:48 AM
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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

😂 I never go on Twitter - it doesn't exist in my world as far as: I don't engage family, friends nor clients there. I do not go there for information. I have a front account there the literally gets posts from a service I use.
I never get sucked in or care what's being said there, it's no more than the comic strip I don't read or a reality tv show I don't watch.
Same with Tik Tok, never seen it nor do I even bother to have an account there since I don't know many 12 year-olds buying houses.

Nov 18, 2022 06:29 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What real estate "performance" on Twitter? I send my blog posts there as a habit but I don't expect anything from Twitter.

Nov 18, 2022 05:55 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Honestly, it isn't one of my main tools so I wouldn't know the difference. I started out on T because my sons soccer coach used it to update parents. I kept it and it really hasn't done much for me. Has it been useful for you Andrew!

Nov 18, 2022 05:39 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Never set up an account so I don't Tweet....🐤

Nov 18, 2022 11:57 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I got off twitter several years ago and have no use for it at this time. So.....zip zero, nada effect.

Nov 18, 2022 08:58 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No effect Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 but as you know I retired from RE and doing loan closing now. I do very little on twitter except give a thumbs up to conservatives and tease ultra liberals.

Nov 18, 2022 08:49 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I have an account & that's about it. I do not see a good reason to use it in real estate.

Nov 18, 2022 06:50 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573  I am still tweeting and my active Rain Tweets do get hits 😉

Nov 18, 2022 01:28 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am on Twitter, however, I do not see that it has changed anything for me.  But it's not my most used platform.

Nov 18, 2022 12:31 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I know people that have at least 3 twitter accounts. ( one for personal, one for podcast, one for website) To me, I just don't think it would be worth the time it takes to keep up with it.

Nov 18, 2022 10:06 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Have an account there but haven't used it since it became a political tool and now I've put it in the rear view mirror. 

Nov 18, 2022 09:36 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I don't use twitter, I'm entertained by it from time to time though.

Nov 18, 2022 09:29 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I have never used Twitter for real estate.  I never felt it was the right medium to attract buyers or sellers.  I don't have any proof either way, it was just a gut feeling.

Nov 18, 2022 09:06 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I use Twitter every day. However, I do not use it for marketing. There is much false information to be found on Twitter.

Nov 18, 2022 07:48 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Too soon to tell. Elon Musk sure is getting a lot of attention, Twitter is breaking usage records almost daily since the purchase. The $8 per month may be worth it!

Nov 18, 2022 12:21 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't do much on Twitter, so doesn't really matter to me.

Nov 18, 2022 05:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not care! 

 

Nov 18, 2022 06:02 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

I only used Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to publicize my WordPress blog posts.  I got no business benefit from Twitter or LinkedIn and have closed my business accounts.  I got a little business from Facebook and some customer reviews but it was never significant. I have also closed my Facebook business account, and Tumblr, Pinterest. 

I am leaving all of the centralized big tech arrogance, disrespect, data snooping, and corruption behind. There are next generation decentralized open source products available.

Many Twitter users have moved on to decentralized Mastodon.  I have a pseudonym account used for education, not for biased "news", politics, gossip, entertainment news, trivia.   

Nov 18, 2022 10:37 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

While Twitter has always been at the bottom of my list of social media sites, I do use it and have not noticed any difference since Musk took over, Andy. I suppose I should say, YET - I haven't noticed a difference yet! 

Nov 18, 2022 11:09 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Meh don't know

Nov 18, 2022 09:06 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No one knows for certain

Nov 19, 2022 10:40 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It appears there was a lot of Fat and big time waste at Twitter

Nov 19, 2022 06:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I would not have spent 44 billion on Twitter. Then again I did not start Tesla or Space X and I did not have it to spend. It is too soon to judge because many media giants are predicting doom because it only helps them! Look at the government push for electric vehicles! When did that happen?

Nov 19, 2022 03:59 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have not noticed any changes, other than a lot of stories in the news about how it is run.

Nov 19, 2022 03:25 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm curious about the second part of your question, does anyone ever had any productive ''real estate performance'' on twitter? I'd love to have a link to that account! :) As for a takeover, I do not see any positive outcomes. It is the same big toxic waste dump, maybe even more toxic. 

Nov 19, 2022 02:25 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     Inna Ivchenko ... the best folks to hear from on ActiveRain Real Estate Network are the ones using a platform and how they have squeezed out success for their market. Twitter moves in real time and responses to tweets, retweets are part of the rubbing elbows.

     You get a lot of "I don't use Twitter" and "I've never used Twitter" on the same page and just not weaving it into their marketing mix, Your home grown local content should be salt and peppered in lots of places.

     I find videos on Twitter do well and after new uploads, Twitter is one of the round robin worth doing. Stay tuned on if that platform improved from the big shake up. Tune out the negativity and take advantage of any opportunity works best with an open mind.

Nov 20, 2022 02:46 AM