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Why Do Social Realtors On Twitter Protect Their Valuable Tweets?

Social Realtors on Twitter – Why Protect Your Tweets?

I noticed the other day a realtor tweeting away but then something strange happened when I went to follow them. This social realtor had protected tweets. It got me thinking. Why do some people, especially those in business, protect their tweets?

(This post updated September 5, 2018.)

Social realtors, you think, would want everyone to see their tweets, right? That’s one of the benefits of being on Twitter, getting to meet new people. But how can you meet new people if your Twitter account is protected and locked tight?

I’ve seen it over the years with small businesses and others on Twitter. Why be there if you are going to protect your tweets? Unless you are new and want to get familiar with it first, then I can understand.

Social realtors, you think, would want everyone to see their tweets, right? That's one of the benefits of being on Twitter, getting to meet new people. #realestateagents #smtip Click To Tweet

What are Protected Tweets vs. Public Tweets?

Protected tweets are only shown to people that you allow to follow you. Public tweets can be seen by anyone even people not on Twitter if they do a search on Google. The default option on Twitter is set to public unless you change it to protected.

Furthermore, having your protected tweets also requires you to approve who follows you. That is an extra step you would have to do to grow your Twitter following.

If you have your Twitter account set to protected and change it back to public, all your protected tweets from the past can be displayed for anyone to see. (Just something to think about!).

If you have your Twitter account set to protected and change it back to public, all your protected tweets from the past can be displayed for anyone to see. #Twittertip Click To Tweet

Why Protect Your Tweets?

Why You Should NOT Protect Your Tweets

Here is an example of what a protected tweet account looks like:

This next one really surprised me, she has a verified account but has her tweets protected still!

If you have known me a while you must understand this: I was so curious I just had to ask her via a tweet!

Stay tuned and let’s see if she answers my question 🙂

Hence, some people on Twitter may forget that they protected their tweets and later realize it when called out on it. They can easily change their settings back to the default public option.

Now, here is another one that I found. while researching this today. This particular realtor seems to really specialize in high end clientele possibly for NFL football players.

What do you think of him protecting his tweets?  I’m thinking with the type of clientele he has it may be the reason for a protected Twitter account.

How to Unlock Your Protected Tweets

To unlock your protected tweets, all you have to do is go to your Twitter settings. Then go to privacy. See the sample below to easily unlock your protected tweets. Finally, be sure to uncheck the protect your tweets box!

Anyone in business like social realtors should really allow others to follow them and engage with them on the Twitter network. That’s really what it’s all about being on Twitter. If you are going to tweet let others see what you are tweeting!

Likewise, it would be like going to a networking event but hiding under the table all night. Why be there, right?

How to Unlock Your Protected Tweets - Learn how in this easy step! #Twittertip Click To Tweet

Here is what other peeps think of Protected Tweets

— Hey Mikie! (@stlavgjoe) January 25, 2016

 

 

What Are Other Realtors Doing Right on Twitter?

Other social realtors on Twitter are tweeting consistently and not all about their listings! They are providing valuable information to past, present and future clients. Others are entertaining them as well along the way. Check out the realtors who are getting it right on Twitter today.

Here are some tweets from local real estate agents and teams that do get Twitter right today!

Be sure NOT to connect your Facebook and Twitter together!  Here is what it looks like on Twitter:

It is a wasted tweet when it’s coming from your Facebook feed. If people wanted to see you on Facebook they would be there at that moment and not on Twitter.

It is a wasted tweet when it's coming from your Facebook feed. #Twittertip #realestateagents Click To Tweet

The same goes for Instagram. But, with an IFTTT recipe your Instagram photos can show right in the Twitter stream.

But, with an IFTTT recipe your Instagram photos can show right in the Twitter stream. #Twittertipforrealtors Click To Tweet

Over to you!

Do you follow people on Twitter that have protected tweets?

Would you for any reason protect your tweets?

I’d love to know more in the comments below!

If you are looking to connect with more realtors on Twitter, be sure to check out my real estate list!  You can subscribe to the Twitter list.

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