Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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My quick easy solution is to just pull out my phone and go.

Google does not care how great your videos are, and most people dont watch them so over production is just wasting time and money.

Jan 19, 2018 12:23 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Nathan!

I use Biteable and love it as does Hannah Williams. BombBomb is another one that is reasonably priced and very user-friendly.

Also, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD just started an impromptu challenge with videos and you may want to follow the series. 

Jan 18, 2018 09:16 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Don't stand in front of a wall in your office and make a long introduction. You will lose people at the beginning. Make it friendly, use graphs, make it short and to the point. Don't talk in a monotone.

Jan 19, 2018 06:07 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Follow the lead of Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Jan 18, 2018 10:11 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Your database wants you, not pre-made videos.

Your webcam ot iPhone with Videolicious, BombBomb or just straight video text under 1 minute is all you need.

Jan 19, 2018 04:53 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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I use video blocks. I can't remember how much I pay annually around $100 or thereabouts. I use their clips and add them to still shots, etc. And I have audio clips membership too. We make our own videos, and my team of virtual assistants make client videos, for listings, SEO keywords, how to, and we also do explainer videos. 

For me personally and for my business, I use my iPhone and take raw footage and do live Facebook video and live YouTube video because that is what is most effective. 

Jan 19, 2018 07:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Personally, videos aren't something I like to watch unless they're funny (think OzzyManReviews), a music video or instructing on something (like replacing a fuel filter in the car).  Real estate videos (or some other topic) are just not something I enjoy watching.  I'd rather read the data at my pace.

 

Now if you had Kate Upton giving the presentation... then we'd be watching!

Jan 19, 2018 09:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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we hire our photographer for those....

Jan 19, 2018 08:07 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Jan 19, 2018 05:23 AM
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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here Nathan Gesner 

Jan 19, 2018 04:58 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I use BombBomb . its very user friendly, and is now integrated with Ixact Contact CRM, which use also... It doesn't have to be fancy..and try to keep it under 90 seconds.. people start to lose interest after 1 minute.

Jan 19, 2018 04:49 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'll have to go look at this. I've been using Lumen to do quick housing market updates for my market. Watch here.

Jan 19, 2018 03:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Beyond my paygrade, but follow the techies who are in the know!

Jan 19, 2018 03:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the blogs by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Jan 19, 2018 03:28 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Nathan Gesner I use services like VideoScribe - just need some extra time to work on those videos.

Jan 18, 2018 09:16 PM
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

All I know is that I've got some good info  here! Biteable was something I had previously used, and Animoto looks very promising.

Jan 19, 2018 03:40 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Just jump in!

Jan 19, 2018 03:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hey Nathan, I have to look into them.  Do you see Brad blog in the rain every day.  

Jan 19, 2018 01:33 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Good quality will cost a higher premium, IMHO.  I've looked at Biteable and it just does not work for me.  If I can get past my dislike of being in front of a camera, I feel BombBomb might work well.

Jan 19, 2018 08:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do my own and best to keep them under 4 minutes. If it is going to be longer do a series.

Jan 19, 2018 06:28 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
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I use Animoto.  It is a great service, very easy to use. The results are fantastic.  They have a library of music to use too.  If you would like to see the results, click here.  This short video on a new listing took about 20 minutes to create.

Jan 19, 2018 06:01 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No .

Jan 19, 2018 05:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, I have none.

Jan 19, 2018 05:34 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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IMO depends what you want to do and how much you want to spend. We do our own and get very good traffic from them

They're not talking head videos however

Jan 19, 2018 05:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Like cell phone videos and slide shows labeled video, biteable.com does make it easy.....and common.....and not as effective as you want.

But the REAL question is. "DO you want easy or effective?"

Effective means:

1 Video is interactive like ESP. At the very least, have annotated call to action within the video.

2, Voice over

3. Scribble.

Since it's a marketing video, not a market report, the need for frequent updates is removed. A  video marketing your business and services is worthy of the investment of your blood, sweat, tears and genius.

Jan 19, 2018 05:22 AM
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James Dray
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Yeah, don't have me do it....  You would be laughed out of the industry

Jan 19, 2018 02:58 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Check with Hannah Williams who I think uses Biteable. Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  do a terrific weekly series on video with lots of great tips.

Jan 18, 2018 08:52 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nathan,

You may want to fofllow Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .  Debb is an expert on videos and is currently doing a series on AR.  A

Jan 18, 2018 08:31 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had not heard of biteable, and will check them out.  

Jan 22, 2018 06:55 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Ormond Beach, FL
Premier Sotheby's International Realty

I think you received some excellent information here. It’s always nice that AR members are so willing to share great information. Thanks for the question. 

Jan 19, 2018 10:21 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see less and less of these in my market

Jan 19, 2018 08:33 PM