Twitter Marketing Tips: The AKS Method

Posted by: Joseph Ferrara on May 6th, 2009

Twitter is all the rage in social media.  But how can you get business from Twitter when you’re restricted to 140 characters?   Simple.   Use my AKS (Anyone Know Search) Method. 

Here’s how it works:

Go to and type this in the search box: anyone know a realtor in [fill in your city or town]

Here’s an example: 

Check the results.  If you’re lucky, you’ll find a real estate need (the word lead has been taken to the place where they keep bad words, like “used car”).

Now, send a tweet reply to this person and offer your help.  Since you are fellow Twitterers, you share something in common, making it more likely the person will talk to you.   Try it. (And send me my 25% referral fee in small bills.)

But there’s more to the AKS strategy.

Get the RSS feed for this Twitter search inquiry and you will get an email every time someone tweets they are looking for a real estate agent in your city or town (or wherever the heck you are).

Here are some other folks looking for Realtors on Twitter right now:

So ignore the twits who say you can’t get business from Twitter. 

More Twitter marketing tips coming here soon—



2 Comments on “Twitter Marketing Tips: The AKS Method”

Portland Real Estate

Thats a very simple but very brilliant idea! I have been using TweetDeck for some time now, I am just going to add that as a permanent search from now on.

Joseph Ferrara

Don’t forget to add the RSS feed for the search so you get the latest requests. Good luck and let us know if it works for you.

Leave a Comment


For Real Estate Agents

Online Marekting Solutions

For Home Buyers and Sellers

e.g., 1250 S Main St, Burbank, CA or 91506
     Search Foreclosures    Search New Homes    Search Rentals    

Blog Categories

Blog Archives

Real Estate Blogs

Top Articles

Recent Comments

Guaranteed LeadsReferral Lead ProgramListings PackageVisits to your WebsiteFind REALTOR®Homes For SaleHome Values