If you are like me, then Twitter is an essential lifeline to what is happening world every day. Social media is a quick way to access the stories that I am looking for across many sources. There are currently over 313 million Twitter users.

Real estate and mortgage Twitter accounts are abundant, but there are many accounts that are only self-promotional or that wander off topic.

In order to separate the signal from the noise, I keep a list of the high-value Twitter accounts whose authors consistently provide great content. Each of these accounts contributes to the national and local real estate dialogues in a unique way. Here are my recommendations to add to your stream:

*Click each Twitter handle to be forwarded to that account’s page.

National Focus:

  • @NAHBhome – National Association of Home Builders
  • @DianaOlick – CNBC real estate correspondent
  • @lenkiefer – Deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac
  • @calculatedrisk – blogger Bill McBride relates economic barometers to the housing market
  • @mortgagereports – Mortgage news site and interest rate updates for consumers
  • @JackGuttentag – Emeritus Professor of Finance at the Wharton School and syndicated newspaper columnist behind The Mortgage Professor
  • @DJGInvestigates – MarketWatch real estate and mortgage industry reporter
  • @Taub – Real estate editor at Bloomberg News
  • @JedKolko – Former Chief Economist at Trulia with a focus on cities and housing markets
  • @FHAgov – Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
  • @HUDgov – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • @HomesDotCom – Consumer web portal for home listings and design tips
  • @StanHumphries – Chief Analytics Officer, Zillow
  • @dietz_econ – Chief Economist, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • @Glink – CBS Money Watch contributor, podcast host and real estate speaker
  • @HousingWire – National housing and real estate news feed
  • @RETradio – National sydicated real estate radio show of the National Association of Realtors®
  • @Curbed – Website focused on real estate topics, interior design, home tech, tiny houses and renovations
  • @SvenjaGudell – Chief economist at Zillow
  • @spencerrascoff – Zillow CEO
  • @Zillow – Consumer real estate search portal and news
  • @SmokeonHousing – Chief economist for Realtor.com
  • @housefax – Real estate property history reports and housing trends
  • @Realtors – Main Twitter account for National Association of Realtors®
  • @NARMedia – Media relations team for the NAR®
  • @NAR_Research – Research and housing stats from the NAR®
  • @JessicaLautz – Managing director for Survey Research and Communications, NAR®
  • @HomeAdvisor – Online resource for background-checking housing industry service professionals
  • @BradleyHunter – Chief Economist at HomeAdvisor
  • @realtordotcom – Consumer website of 3+ million property listings operated by News Corp.
  • @HouseLogic – Tips to helps homeowners protect, maintain and enhance their home value
  • @emily_peiffer – Housing, construction and building technology reporter
  • @ARiquier – MarketWatch housing reporter
  • @FreddieMac – Public/GSE that creates the secondary mortgage market with Fannie Mae
  • @FannieMae – Public/GSE that creates the secondary mortgage market with Freddie Mac
  • @CoreLogicInc – Provider of consumer, financial and property analytics
  • @DavidHStevens – CEO of Mortgage Bankers Association
  • @BKFSdata – Mortgage and real estate market data aggregator
  • @LauraKusisto – Wall Street Journal housing reporter
  • @RealEstateonSXM – Real estate radio program on SiriusXM satellite radio
  • @AskTOH – PBS TV show highlighting home construction and repair topics
  • @mattmaisonRE – Director of Research and Analysis at Arbor Commercial Mortgage
  • @candacejackson – Wall Street Journal real estate market reporter
  • @Woellert – Senior managing editor at Redfin and former Bloomberg reporter
  • @BrenaSwanson – HousingWire reporter with a focus on Millennials, housing and mortgages
  • @HSHassociates – Monitors news impacting consumer mortgages
  • @HGTVMag – Decorating ideas from the TV network
  • @shanedphillips – Writing about housing, transportation and cities

Arizona Focus:

  • @AZhousing – The Arizona Department of Housing
  • @johnwake – Phoenix Realtor® with a penchant for digging deep into the data to extrapolate real estate trends
  • @catherinereagor – journalist for Arizona Republic and www.azcentral.com
  • @historicphoenix – Phoenix Realtor® who specializes in historic homes and downtown areas
  • @phxREguy – A Team of real estate agent who maintain one of the longest running real estate blogs in Maricopa County
  • @deanouellette – Chandler area Realtor® and part of the @phxREguy team
  • @appraiseinvstAZ – Scottsdale appraiser and investor
  • @phxbizmike – real estate beat reporter, Mike Sunnucks, for the Phoenix Business Journal
  • @MaracayHomes –  Arizona home builder based in Scottsdale that has built 8,000+ homes in Phoenix and Tucson
  • @PhoenixTM_Homes – Scottsdale headquartered Arizona home builder Taylor Morrison
  • @RosieontheHouse – Arizona home improvement and repair radio show
  • @DickRosen – Arizona Realtor and property investor
  • @TheHomeShows – Producer of the two annual Maricopa County Home Shows
  • @arizonareport – My Arizona real estate Twitter feed with MLS listings, blog posts and data for greater Phoenix including Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe and Glendale

For Investors:

  • @BiggerPockets – Popular real estate investing podcast and social network
  • @WendyAPatton – Author, educator and real estate investment expert in lease options and flipping
  • @RealtyTrac – Delivers tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, and parcel-level risk data for more than 150 million U.S. properties
  • @TarekChristina – Stars of the HGTV show “Fix or Flop” advise on real estate flipping
  • @HUDHomeStore – National inventory of FHA foreclosures by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development REO

For Mortgage Loan Originators:

  • @NatMortgageNews – Breaking national mortgage industry news
  • @FayMortgageNews – Mortgage industry blogger
  • @bcynic – Writer and editor with focus on mortgages and housing
  • @mortgagenewsmnd – News source for the housing finance and mortgage industry as well as MBS and Treasury tracking updates
  • @DSNewsDaily – Mortgage and default servicing industry news
  • @MBSHighway – Mortgage industry news and analysis
  • @MortgageSpeak – Aggregator of mortgage and real estate news sources

For Realtors:

  • @Realtorpro – Productivity news for Realtors®, teams, brokers and agents
  • @InmanNews – Real estate news source for agents with industry reports and technology updates
  • @RETechCampus – Training and education for real estate industry professionals

This list will continue to evolve over time. If you follow other real estate or mortgage Twitter accounts that would be a quality addition to this list (and that don’t heavily self-promote), please message me or leave a comment below.

 


The idea of Twitter started with me working in dispatch since I was 15 years old, where taxi cabs or firetrucks would broadcast where they were and what they were doing. – Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter