The social networking tool Twitter can be an effective resource when looking for San Diego condos for sale or houses. Open Offer started to provide to its followers with market updates that include: number of offers and number of new listings that were added to the market. So far the reviews were positive. Our followers also provide some valuable real estate news and local news that range from health to great dinner recipes.  Signing up takes less than a minute, and there are several ways to let the Twitterverse help you in your quest for new lodging or for any other information:

  • Get the word out. Word-of-mouth is still the most powerful way to access information, and with Twitter you can contact hundreds or even thousands of followers in an instant. Put out the word that you want to buy a house, and you might be surprised at what Aunt Zelda in Pacific Beach knows about condos or what your high school friend is selling his house for.
  • Twitter’s search function is also a potent way to follow real estate trends and news in the area in which you are shopping for homes. You can find real estate blogs, information about agents, and links to listings of homes for sale and rent. Just type in “San Diego” (or other city) and “real estate” or “realestate,” and cruise down the list to look for news that piques your interest.
  • Homebuyers aren’t the only ones using Twitter- agents and sellers do too, and often may be searching as well for tweets using phrases like those above. If you post about wanting to buy a home in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood (making sure to add the tag #realestate) then you may just have agents and owners contacting you!

Constantly updated by millions of users, Twitter is a great way to keep tabs on what is happening in the local real estate industry. Those looking to buy a home should consider getting on board the bandwagon and using Twitter as a tool- in addition to letting the entire world know what you had for breakfast that morning, of course.

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