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One of the most common complaints about video Tours is the poor quality of the video and stalling or unsteady video flow.

In most cases the two complaints can be easily alleviated by using a new technology called Flash.

However, hosting and delivering quality and non-stalling Flash video is expensive.

So here is our question to you.

Would you consider a per video Tour per month cost of between $4 to $6 dollars for "crystal clear non stalling quality video" hosting?


Is the quality of existing free video acceptable?


Lori Lincoln And Associates
Top Agent Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more! - Taunton, MA
Top Agent Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth &more
Robert- Some of us are just tech challenged. I hire a professional photographer now. I need to learn how to take great photos. Until then, I would rather pay a pro.
Sep 07, 2007 01:39 PM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

At this stage in the game, the free stuff is acceptable.  Even compressing the video within an inch of its life is still acceptable because so few agents are utilizing them.  Just having a well produced, well compressed version of the real thing is enough to wow most folks.  What the future holds in store, on the other hand, I suspect will be a different story...


Sep 17, 2007 05:30 PM
George Sheldon
George Sheldon Photographer - Lancaster, PA
Video is nice, but quality video is difficult to produce because of lighting. Walking from room to room, or even within a room, causes shaky camera and a wide range of dark-to-light-to-dark images. For this reason, I haven't been recommending video to my clients. I am sure this will change in time, but the technology has to improve.
Sep 22, 2007 02:22 AM
Norvell Rose
www.RexNet.tv - Virginia Beach, VA


Your concerns about quality are indeed legit.  However, they're certainly not universal.  It's not technology, George, but producer experience and capability that makes all the difference.  My 30+ years in broadcast TV have leds to the high-quality presentations you'll find on www.RexNet.tv.  No shaky, poorly lit video here - check it out and let me know what you think.

Norvell Rose
Founder, www.RexNet.tv


Sep 24, 2007 01:49 AM
Hector Gavilla
LIP REALTY - Melville, NY
Hector P Gavilla
I use www.DiamondHomeVideos.com for my video tours and they are pretty good at producing high quality flash videos!!!
Oct 30, 2007 12:27 PM
Kathy Clulow
Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

There is a growing number of good quality video service providers out there, as the quality improves and the price drops they will replace the 360 degree tours of today, and the slide show tours of yesterday. However right now many of our web site users are still using dial up so we offer a wide selection of options for viewing.

rex net looks impressive diamond homes looks good we use clulow and associates see http://activerain.com/blogsview/252438/Private-Estate-or-Corporate 

Oct 31, 2007 04:13 PM
Norvell Rose
www.RexNet.tv - Virginia Beach, VA

Hi, Kathy.

Thanks for the "impressive" comment about www.RexNet.tv.  We're starting to make real inroads in our flagship market of Hampton Roads, Virginia...with many more markets to come!

Please let us know if we can help you.

Norvell Rose
Founder, President


Nov 07, 2007 12:38 PM
Robert Krames
Smart Media Creative Solutions - Gainesville, FL
Norvell, that's some great video there. Do you have any experience trying to market your video on YouTube? As a web marketer, and fairly well skilled flash animator, I am interested in learning about digital video, I have been experimenting with it. Thanks for the examples.
Jan 07, 2008 01:15 AM
Shane Trotta
CT Appraisal Group, LLC - Guilford, CT

That's a nice tour, I like it. The tours of old are going away (should be gone already)...I do floor plans and  high quality photos for www.floorplanonline.com and it's one of my favorites when I'm looking at listings. Check it out if you haven't seen them before, it's an interactive floor plan so you can tell where you are and what you're looking at!



Jan 07, 2008 11:40 AM
Michael Marshall
TidewaterVideoTours.com - Virginia Beach, VA

www.TidewaterVideoTours.com has the best Quality Real estate Video Tours Available in Virginia and North Carolina. While rex.net does a really nice job, Our Realtors and Homeowners all, yes all, said that the Video Tours on www.TidewaterVideoTours.com are the Best Tour Available and the price is comparable to the old Virtual Tours.

Jul 07, 2008 10:01 AM