Twitter Chat, Oct. 16, 3 pm ET: Technology in the Home Buying Process

Join us for our next Real Insight Twitter chat this Friday, October 16, at 3 pm EST on technology use in the home buying process. We will be discussing how home buyers use technology to research and identify properties as well as how they connect with and ultimately choose their REALTOR®.


NAR will be co-hosting this chat with Lauren Mitrick, an award-winning REALTOR® for Chicago-based Newman Realty. Lauren’s been recognized as a “30 Under 30” Realtor by Forbes, REALTOR® Magazine and the NAR Young Professionals Network. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenmitrick.

Lauren will be joined by an esteemed panel of current and recent homebuyers:


Lexie Kier, Managing Director of LaterPay USA, a micropayment company for digital content, and Founder at Cuurio, an index for tech startups and a partnership platform for brands, is currently going through the process of buying a new home. Follow her on Twitter at @a0k.


A recent Chapel Hill, N.C. transplant with her husband and two daughters, Beth Torrie is VP of Strategic Engagement at Sitecore, an enterprise content management platform. Beth has 20 years of experience leading marketing and communications programs for innovative software companies. Follow her on Twitter at @bethtorrie.

Follow the #RealInsightChat hashtag on Twitter to stay connected to the conversation. We encourage you to ask your own questions and participate in the chat, just don’t forget to use the hashtag!

We hope you can make it!

TJ Doyle

Thomas “T.J.” Doyle is the Director of Social Media for NAR’s Communications Division. T.J. Doyle oversees NAR’s social media content, campaigns, and initiatives aimed at building and promoting online communities of value to NAR and its members. In his role, he advises and provides guidance to other NAR departments as how to best capitalize on opportunities for enhanced engagement on issues of interest to NAR and its membership. T.J. monitors and tracks NAR’s social media engagement efforts through a variety of software and programs, providing monthly reports to senior management team regarding engagement trends and relevant online conversations and actions taking place on blogs and other social media sites. Through this analysis of digital analytics the association’s social presence can evolves to best serve membership. T.J. has been at NAR for 10 years, previously serving as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Research Division. In that role, he focused on marketing the products and services the Research Division produces to members and non-members alike, while also overseeing the Research Division’s social media presence, promoting NAR Research to members, state and local associations, the media, Congressional staffers, and other real estate-related industry groups. T.J. is a proud graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and is currently pursuing a Masters from Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

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