Twitter and Property

May 21, 2009 at 3:36 PM 2 comments

This week has seen an increase in agents making enquiries about Zoopla! and signing up with us through Twitter.

So, what is Twitter?

Twitter is a micro-blogging site, described by Twitter themselves as:

“… a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”

We’ve been on Twitter for a few months now and have built a healthy following of 1,653 people, whilst we’re following 1,556 people. According to, a Twitter Directory, there are 57,928 worldwide Twitter accounts linked to “property”. So clearly Twitter is a growing social media tool for people interested in all aspects of home-moving, owning and renting.

We’d love to hear more from our users or agents via Twitter. You can follow us at @zoopla and we’ll always tweet back with you.

If you’re new to Twitter here is a quick guide. We’re always happy to help out and answer questions on Twitter about, property or Twitter itself.

1. Sign up for an account at

2. Find some people to follow using the ‘find people’ feature or ‘search’ feature – try @zoopla or property experts @sarahbeeny of Property Ladder fame or Kirstie Allsopp @kirstiemallsopp from Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location or even the Channel 4 Homes Team themselves @4homes.

3. Start posting your 140 character tweets – we recommend keeping them light and chatty

4. To reply to someone, you put an @ at the front of the name like @zoopla

5. If someone you follow posts an interesting ‘tweet’ then you can ‘retweet’ it by typing RT at the beginning

Don’t expect people to follow you back right away, it may take some time.

Happy tweeting and we look forward to hearing from you on Twitter.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Quick Property Sale  |  May 28, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Twitter is excellent for Property Advice and info. We have a Twitter account which is @PropertyBA and we get lots of followers from other property enthusiasts. I will certainly be following your suggestions.

    • 2. zooplauk  |  May 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM

      Thanks. Glad you like it. We’re now following you on Twitter.


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