Thursday, July 30, 2009
I just got back to the office after attending a 3 hour Twitter workshop in nearby Bonita Springs. Who would have ever thought, just a few short years ago, when I first got interested in blogging as a means to stay in touch with friends and family while I was out of town, that I would turn into this social network junkie! (just kidding, it's really not that bad--yet! I actually schedule my social networking) But, Chip & Sam (our assistant) asked me, "...three hours to just learn twitter"?? Trust me, it's not just twitter! It's a whole new twitter vocabulary, twitter applications, twitter as a "search engine", twitter as a way to build relationships...It's about "tweeting" the right stuff and and RE tweeting...linking...sharing...It's about Direct Messages and shortening URLs. It's about getting my message out there as THE real estate expert in Naples Florida! It's about doing everything we can to try to stay ahead of the competition...who are all fast on our heels...These young lions today are getting out of university with degrees in real estate....no kidding, master degrees in real estate! In the end, I'll match my experience in Naples Real Estate up against them any day of the week, but if I don't stay up to speed with all that the Internet offers, they will all be leaving me in their dust! Anyone who continues to do business as usual hasn't heard that Twitter had over a 1,700% INCREASE in unique visitors in June 2009 vs June 2008! Isn't that impressive? The entire process is fascinating to me. When they day is done, it really is all about relationships...and I met some wonderful people today...You can bet on it...I WILL be following them on twitter, and they'll be following me! -and Who knows, maybe one day one of them will buy a home from us in Naples! Click here to follow the Harris~Peppe Team on TWITTER!