Video Blogging Tips

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Few days ago I blogged about that I am going to start some video blogging for 2010. And to challenge myself to keep on track, I started a video blogging group here in Active Rain. I invited some of my bestest buddies a.k.a. ActiveRain associates to join the group and also start video blogging. JOIN THE Video Blogging group here (

I am happy to see that one of our best blogger here on ActiveRain Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes had posted a video this weekend on how to video blog on Macbook!

For those of you who does not know where to start or may be camera shy... here are some tips:

1) Maybe invest a SONY Flip Camera - For $200 (some other websites may be cheaper), you can take High definition videos of your listings, yourself introducing the listings, or sit infront of the laptop and record few minutes of your market report.

2) No need to have a script, just be yourself. Have some ideas of what you want to say, but no need to write them down and memorize them. people rather have you be yourself than reading off some scripts that is rehearsed. If you make a mistake, it is fine, it is really not that serious.

3) No one is going to see that extra pimple or wrinkle that you want to hide! If you do two takes, that is plenty, pick one of those two takes! It is unneccessary to take 10 videos or more, the idea is to do short informative videos and post them! You will get better at it.

4) Have fun with yourself. Start taking videos of random things and experiment. Don't be afraid to make a mistake, it is ok to be a perfectionist, but we all know that no one is perfect!

Here is a video of my partner Catherine Jin taken of me, *** it is in Chinese language***

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We are both English and Chinese Speaking Real Estate agents under one of the most successful Manhattan Brokerage firm Prudential Douglas Elliman with extensive market knowledge. In addition, we specialize in connecting the local Manhattan sellers with both local and international buyers with our preferred buyer networks. Call us today at (212)321-7122 or (917)837-8869.

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

I couldn't understand a word your speaking in your post!

VB ;o)

Jan 31, 2010 10:39 AM #1
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Thanks for the post.  I haven't tried video blogging, but you make it sound easy.

Jan 31, 2010 10:40 AM #2
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Nice video. A tripod is a good idea and when driving I use a dash mount to hold the video camera.

Jan 31, 2010 10:41 AM #3
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

VB - Maybe now that you reach 500k points you can take a break to go learn some Chinese? :)

Renee - Yes Video blogging is easier than you think! Jump in!

Monika - Yes Tripod is a great idea also! dash mount is a fantastic idea for those that drives, although maybe not drive and video at the same time!

Jan 31, 2010 10:45 AM #4
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

On the other hand, I understand every word you said (smile). Awesome. I must say I love having videos because I love giving the voice to the face and name.

Jan 31, 2010 10:58 AM #5
Bob Willis
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Orange, CA
Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent

Ni hau ma?  OK, now we'd all like to see and hear you in English!  Shi-shi.

Jan 31, 2010 12:04 PM #7
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

With a remote and a dash mount all you need to do is drive and talk.... easy to do.

Jan 31, 2010 12:28 PM #8
David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Newtown Square, PA
Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA

I've wanted to try to do market updates, but I'm afraid I've been using it only for homes, places, and meetings.  So much to try and so little time.  Love my Flip.

Jan 31, 2010 12:51 PM #9
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Maybe I will start some video blogging too. Although I will have to practice much more before the real take!

Jan 31, 2010 01:21 PM #10
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Okay..what did you say :O)) Great plan, I use my Casio for video work, and often drive though an area doing my market report or just show a neighborhood..then I post the video here and my web site

Feb 01, 2010 02:41 AM #11
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

You look very relaxed on video.  I think you'll do well in this medium.

Feb 04, 2010 09:11 AM #12
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