I conducted Twitter and Facebook for Real Estate Agents yesterday. As the course involved hands on computing it was interesting to see the variety of skills on display.
I was thrilled to see the lights come on for some. Where once they were thinking that social media as just another way to advertise property now they could see how it could be used far more effectively as a relationship development tool.
I deliberately mixed the day up starting out with Twitter. We used the #tweetreiwa hashtag and this allowed the participants to interact with one another via Twitter. At one stage that hashtag was a trending topic in Perth. One of the participants even received a tweet from someone outside the course asking why so many agents were getting involved with social media.
It was fun to see outsiders getting involved, something that didn’t happen once we got onto Facebook. I now wish I had kept them tweeting throughout the course of the afternoon.
The Twitter widget on this post contains all tweets containing the #tweetreiwa hashtag, which will give students a resource to refer back to after the course.