Dena Stevens on Youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/denastevens
For as long as I've been selling real estate and for as long as I've been on Active Rain I've been looking for low cost or free ways to market myself. In fact it's been a challenge to see how creative I can be without opening my wallet. Thanks to Active Rain and all those who share their ideas I've had some success in low cost marketing.
If you're not using Youtube.com why not????
I started and still do many video slide shows. Really all that is involved is a camera, pictures, video software and your computer. And there are LOTS of videos on Youtube on how to use various software. It took several years before I started narrating my videos. I still don't narrate all of them but most of them I do speak about what the viewer is watching. It's actually easy to do after you get comfortable doing them. When I'm organized I can do a video and have it uploaded in a few minutes.
Most of my videos I'm describing a specific property that I have listed. Some videos are for neighborhoods, general pictures. If you're doing a neighborhood I suggest you stick to public places like parks, fire stations, libraries, schools and the like. Talk about the features and benefits maybe even neighborhood statistics. And some rare videos I'm sitting in front of the camera talking about what ever real estate matter is on my mind that day.
Here's why I do the videos! They get me phone calls! After I push the video out on my own site, Google plus, Facebook, Twitter or where ever I get calls. Some times it's people wanting to know about that property. But .... I get calls from potential sellers too! Sellers will do an Internet search on their neighborhood and they find me!
It's not just millennials watching videos any more. Often I have seniors who are Internet searching and find me. They don't necessarily look for "real estate agent my town" sometimes they search "my town" and find me!
If you're not using Youtube.com you're missing out! Please subscribe to my channel! https://www.youtube.com/denastevens