Charlie Sheen, Real Estate and Twitter

Once upon a time, there was this vaguely known and occasionally used Internet thingy called Twitter where people could write their thoughts in 140 characters or less and share them with, well, whoever wanted to hear such things.

As with most things real estate agents attempt, there soon were experts telling us how to use Twitter. Don’t write without responding to others, share and share alike, make it a conversation, build up … hell, I don’t even remember the term now.

The thing is, we as real estate agents had this mostly wrong. It took a couple of years for news outlets, celebrities and Charlie Sheen to figure out how to use it to broadcast their own statements for public consumption. And they all violate most of the “rules” as we in the real estate world were taught, mostly the notion of Twitter being a two-way conversation.

Most Twitter feeds are one-way streets. You can follow dear ol’ Charlie, but (if you’re lucky) he’s never going to respond should you feel the need to say something to him.

Speaking of celebrities and Twitter … Howard, can you and Robin please, please, please stop discussing how best to Twitter? It’s just brain-numbingly boring listen to Robin tell you how to tweet and retweet and all the things you used to mock not long ago. Every time it starts up, I wonder why I dropped that cash on a Sirius radio.

But I digress …

What I’m getting to is this … I’ve got a regular Twitter feed where I talk about sports, rum, and once in a rare while real estate. And then I’ve got this new creation – http://www.twitter/com/allphxre. That’s short, more or less, for All Phoenix Real Estate.

And what’s there? Listings … lots of listings.

This isn’t an auto-feed … I’m going through myself and deciding what to add, what not to add. If there were an easy way to ignore short sales I’d do it, but I don’t yet have the capability on Diverse Solution’s RSS links. (But I do dream of it.)

Yes, it’s gonna be a touch dry. But it’s also going to be a place where if you feel the need to look at homes, you can do it pretty easily.

So, take a look and follow if you wish. If you’ve got suggestions to make it all better, feel free to do so.

And if you, like my lovely wife, think Twitter is something you do with your thumbs when you’re bored, I totally understand. Most celebrities thought the same thing a couple of years back, too.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at

1 Comment

  • Jonathan Benya 7 years ago

    Awesome idea! I was talking to Rudy from Trulia recently and we were discussing this exact concept. I’d love to hear how it works out for you and the rate of return it gets!

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