April 2nd, 2009
07:38 PM ET

Man tries to sell home on twitter

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Josh Green

It was a week ago Sunday when DJ Waldow decided to start an experiment from his laptop computer. And it began with a simple question:

"Is it possible to leverage power of Twitter to sell our house," he typed.

Call it "Tweal Estate" if you want. Call it an extra outlet for selling in a down economy. But Waldow is hoping the 1,150 people who follow him on the social networking site will help him and his wife sell their home near central Durham.

"When I first started talking about it on Sunday, I had 108 different clicks on the site," Waldow said. "When I Tweet something out - it could potentially be seen by a thousand people following me. But when somebody else re-Tweets it - it can be seen by a thousand people following them. So it spreads pretty quickly."


Filed under: 360° Radar • Housing Market • Twitter
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Aghasi

    Dear Mr Anderson Cooper.
    Thank you very much for Ahmad Batabi,s video.

    I wish a free Iran.

    Hello from Denmark

    April 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  2. Mott Marvin Kornicki

    The more exposure the better! I guess one never knows where the next potential prospect can come from. I've been using twitter for about a month and it is very interesting.

    April 3, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  3. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Best of luck---Next thing you hear is that the Realtors will have a Twitter office on line--what ever floats your boat.

    April 3, 2009 at 9:00 am |
  4. Annie Kate

    This might actually work. I hope we hear if he does sell it on Twitter. It would make it so much simpler for folks who want to sell their house themselves rather than use a real estate agent. I wish him the best of luck!

    April 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  5. Joanna

    I'd say innovative. As far as comparing this to some "bimbo" trying to sell his wife on craigslist – give me a break!

    April 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  6. Maurice

    This is not as bad as the guy selling his wife on craigslist

    April 2, 2009 at 7:53 pm |

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