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One of FranklYRealty.com's agents, Ray Hwang was working on a secret project that I didn't even know about until he launched it.
His service is VideosByAddress.com and it is the first (as of this posting the only) MRIS approved Video Hosting company.
During his beta phase, he is allowing all agents in the MRIS area (DC VA MD) to upload real live videos for free. That virtual tour gets added to Homesdatabase.com and all of the lcoal MLS sites that link to the Virtual Tours. (and Realtor.com for extra)
And these are REAL VIDEOS! Not photos flying in and out to annoying music (hey sorry, some people love that, but it just isn't my thing, if you are gonna show photos, people want them BIG AND FAST).
So if I do not like most "Virtual Tours" that are just a compilation of photos panning in and out, so why do I love Real Live Video? Will anybody watch it? With everyone watch it?
NO! No, most people will NOT watch a 3-7 minute video. BUT... and here is the big butt.
Those few buyers that REALLY are considering the house... THEY WILL! And they will share it with their friends and family. Heck, the buyer will watch a 30 minute video if it was available (max is 10 minutes on Youtube and VideosByAddress).
Also your video will automatically get posted to Youtube.com so if people are searching for that address, your video comes up.
Since only 1/2 of 1% of Listing Agents use video... don't you think this might be a nice competitive advantage for a listing agent to offer in their bullet point of services? I think so.
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