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I posted an entry today at my other blog about agents getting more creative in a down market.  One agent here in Northern Virginia using YouTube to give potential (in this case) renters a full view of not only the apartment for rent, but also a little bit of the neighborhood.  The production could be a lot better, but it was only three minutes of my time to get a great feel for what was being offered.  Since it isn't exactly rocket science to get a video up on YouTube, it's just another great way to showcase listings and get through all the clutter.

 Here's the video.

 This might seem like a no brainer, but I've been seeing more listings with fewer pictures lately and I wonder how well potential buyers or renters are hooked when they can't see more than one picture of a listing (especially in a down market).

Comments (5)

Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

I think with market conditions the way they are people are trying new and creative ways to get customers attention. Some good, some not so good, but at least they are trying.

Sean Allen

Nov 01, 2007 07:22 AM
Jacqulyn Richey
Prominent Realty Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate
Chris, just curious. How many blogs do you have/own/post to? -Charles
Nov 01, 2007 07:54 AM
Christopher Burgess
Sterling, VA

Charles -

 My main forum is my foundation blog, but I thought this was a worthwhile topic for the AR community.

Thanks for checking out my post and reaching out.


Nov 01, 2007 08:02 AM
Chris Pollinger
Berman & Pollinger, LLC. - San Diego, CA
Consulting for Luxury Teams and Brokerages
We are seeing much more video these days in California coastal communities.  Videos not only on the houses, but also on the area, schools, features, etc.
Nov 01, 2007 08:32 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Yes, Christopher, video on the web, is the next wave of presentation past multiple pictures and virtual tours.
Nov 02, 2007 11:13 AM