Home Inspection Video Referrals, Didn't Expect It!

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Home Inspection Video 



I recently was at a home inspection with my buyer. A little voice said, "Don't bring your digital camera, bring your video camera". I first thought this was ridicules. I never brought a video camera to a home inspection; this would be a waste of time. I brought it anyway and taped the house while the home inspector was doing his job. I got back home and uploaded the video to YouTube so the buyer could see the house when he wanted to.

Little did I know that he showed this video to his co-workers, friends, family and so on. They said to my client, "Wow my realtor didn't do that for me when I bought my house, what's your realtor's name?" I started getting leads from his friends and family immediately. I said to myself this is crazy, leads from a home inspection, unbelievable.

Here's what I learned from this incredible discovery:

1) Video holds the buyers' interest while there waiting to go to closing.

2) Video allows the buyers to plan how they're going to decorate their house.

3) Vendors are able to give estimates without having to go into the house before closing.

4) They buyers showed the house to all there friends and family before they went to closing, my sphere of influence started to grow before the sale was made.

5) I got referrals immediately.

Thanks for letting me share.......


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Akil Walker
Bennett Realty Solutions - Bowie, MD



Great video. You definitely seperated yourself from the pack. I never thought about the video inspection. AR bring great ideas together.




Jun 11, 2010 12:11 PM #1
Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

That's such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 11, 2010 12:41 PM #2
Marcus Rice
Equity First Realty - Richmond, VA
Your Richmond & Northern VA Real Estate Broker

Sannon and Akil,

Thanks for your comments, who would of thought of this idea? Only the real estate Gods........

Jun 11, 2010 03:59 PM #3
Ray Lane
OpenHouseHD - Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you for writing this.  This story actually re-iterates what I tell people about real estate video all the time.  The strongest aspect of real estate video is its ability to bring in new customers.  As I often say, only one viewer can buy the home, but EVERY viewer could call you to buy and/or sell another home.  That is also why I highly suggest that the agent appears at the beginning and or end of the video to introduce themselves, and offer their services.

Check out the current episode of 'I Want Video' web TV program, where we help you use the power of video to make more money!

The Real Estate Video Episode

Jun 16, 2010 08:16 PM #4
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