This is intended as a crib sheet for people new to Twitter who either work in residential property or are fascinated by it. I follow 1000 people, so clearly there are many more worthwhile ones out there. However, if you follow all of these people you will kick-start yourself straight into the Glitterati of the property Twitterati.
Boring and predictable of me I know, but their in-house stats are invaluable for raising debate and they actually engage.
and @lawrencejhall @kyreniaj who tweet on behalf.
Generally more frivolous in their postings than Rightmove but amongst the Sleb stuff is useful information.
A small Estate Agency showing the ‘big boys’ how Twitter should be done. Constant flow of really excellent property links.
‘The’ property writer for the Times Bricks and Mortar. Would be No.1 if the links Anne tweets (which are probably some of the best mainstream property articles out there), were available to non-paywall peeps.
and @sarahbeeny Lots of interesting tweets for consumers and property professionals.
Not suggesting you will enjoy this follow, main emphasis seems to be on who earns more than David Cameron. However, would be ill-advised not to follow the housing minister despite it being a part-time (why?) role.
(7) @Primelocation and @property_whore @findaproperty @thomasinagr
Usual portal stuff, slightly less active than those above but nuggets of juicy stuff.
A surprising high rider in the charts, as they are spring chickens in the Twitterverse. But I always click on the links to their daily pieces and I am rarely disappointed by either the content or the often very well-researched and written journalism.
Engaging, interesting and some great off piste blogs as well as his broadsheet pieces, from freelance property writer Graham Norwood.
(10) @andrew_oxlade @thisismoney
Constant high quality pieces on the money side of property.
Doyenne of all things finance and mortgages within the media and Twitter. Sartorially and financially ‘keeping it real’.
Queen of Twitter in the architecture and construction industries.
Editor of What?House and Showhouse who’s industry tweets are interspersed with rugby chants.
BBC property pundit and consultant to many ‘posh’ Estate Agents. His statistical analyses and conclusions of the property market make me judder between head nodding and head shaking, creating good debates.
Lest we forget what a mess the housing market is in for many, these guys are there to remind us.
Essential follow to keep up with the intricacies of behind the scenes estate agency issues and news.
The nearest we have to a celebrity Estate Agent, commenting on the Central London market. Thankfully, honestly.
Good straight forward property tweets with humour and personality.
(19) @jamesatupad @avoidthevoids
With a focus on the lettings side, must follows for insight into that side of the market.
Good and interesting property related tweets.
Interesting round up of the key property stories of the day and very well written.
Tweets from Chesterton Humberts on the state of the market in real time.
Peter Rollings tweets about the London market, some useful stuff (but sometimes stuffy) and overly PRish on occasion. You have been warned.
(24) @academyblog and @housingdabble
Essential follows for those in the industry and incredibly helpful folk.
Julien O’Dell an Estate Agent and a trainer of them.. essential follow for insights into the back office of agency.
Immersed in the world of Estate Agency and so are his very useful tweets.
(27) @liambaileyresi & writeaproperty
Tweets from the poshest of the posh, Knight Frank. Important data but could benefit from a warmer approach and more frequency.
The arbiter of all things related to social housing.
(29) @ricssurveyors @ricspress
Tweets from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Rarely amusing and not profligate with their tweeting but a necessary follow.
Property tweeting from the Independent. Sadly doesn’t really talk back but you won’t miss the decent stories the Independent produces by following.
A lawyer specialising in Landlord law. Excellent articles about the legal side of being a Landlord.
Estate Agent, surveyor and estate agency trainer, tweeting useful news, information and banter.
For ‘proper’ writing about eco and sustainable building and more…
Knowledgable blunt tweeting about investing, developing and making money from property.
Feisty property tweeting from an Aylesbury Estate Agent and EPC aficionado.
Does what it says on the tin.. news and views from The Negotiator magazine.
Tweeting and blogging from a woman in thick of buying, renovating for investment.
An anonymous Estate Agent in the West country talking about how it really is… difficult to be mean about EA’s when you follow this lovely chap. The poster boy for ‘Estate Agents are people too’.
An independent Estate Agent in Milton Keynes, talking market and personal stuff brilliantly. The corporates should watch and learn.
An essential follow for the most glorious architectural and design links from their website. Delicious.
Freelance property journalist who is human and engages… a rarity.
A property PR looking after clients across Estate Agency and buying agents. Really good interesting tweets and she chats back.
A landlord with properties in guess where! He shouldn’t be interesting but he is.
The only developers worth following that I have found. Bags of personality, they even make me click on their new homes links, which quite an achievement.
A London lettings agent who know their stuff and are happy to share insights and help out.
Heads up NAEA, does not Tweet much but access to government means worth a follow for the odd tidbit of important stuff.
Tweeting personably about property auctions, with the odd ‘frightful’ property thrown in to delight us.
Some good property tweeting and links going on here.
Kathy Griffin runs Sawdye & Harris independent EA’s in Devon. Consistently good links and blogs.
Blunt tweeting about mortgage products, tells it how it is along with a very enjoyable dollop of cheeky-chappieness.