Twitter Lists Tips for Real Estate Professionals: Create, Search and Follow!

Twitter is loaded with great features that many reputable Realtors have leveraged to create a thriving real estate business. If used intelligently, Twitter can help you acquire new clients and maintain solid relationships with existing ones.


Today, I will focus on Twitter lists in particular, detailing how to create, search and follow Twitter lists.

Twitter lists can be used for client acquisition, market research and competitive intelligence.

First Things First! Twitter Lists in a Nutshell!

You can think of Twitter lists as your savior from “Twitter noise.” They help you categorize your Twitter contacts into separate lists based on any criteria of your choice.

When you open a specific Twitter list, you see only the Twitter streams of the people added to the list.

There are two types of Twitter lists:

  • Public lists: These are visible to anyone on Twitter, and people can follow them.
  • Private lists: These are accessible only to you and can be very helpful in relationship building with select few people as well as competitor’s analysis.

You do NOT have to follow or be followed by the people you include in your lists.

You can create an unlimited number of public/private lists with an unlimited number of members.

You can add the same people to different lists if needed.

When people add you to their lists, you get notified in the “interactions” section.

You can always see a complete listing of the lists that people added you in by clicking on the “Lists” link on the left panel of the screen. Then, click on the “member of” link as shown below.

How to Find Twitter Lists

You can easily access public lists created by other people by clicking on the lists tab on their profiles.

Once there, you may check list members or follow (subscribe to) the entire list.

Alternatively, you can use Listorious.com to search for Twitter lists by keywords. The search results returns people by default. Make sure to click “Lists” as indicated below.

Where Do You Go From There?

Creating and finding Twitter lists is fairly easy. Stay tuned for the upcoming post on very specific tips starting from choosing a search engine-friendly list name all the way to using Twitter lists for customer acquisition, market research and competitive intelligence.

Until then, I encourage you to start experimenting with Twitter lists and let me know if you have any questions in the comments. To your success!

Looking for more on Twitter?

Check out Katie Lance’s recent webinar on getting started.