Make Memorable Neighborhood Videos - Try this template for Animoto!

Services for Real Estate Pros

Hi there Active Rain Members!

Shahzad at Animoto here - just wanted to let you know we just joined AR to answer any questions or feedback you have about us, share tips for making awesome videos, and help you grow your business :)

We have a lot of realtors using our Pro subscription to make videos for listings, sales, and neighborhood videos - anything that promotes you and your business. We're adding more features and I can't wait to tell you about them in future posts.

Today I just wanted to share a quick template for making a neighborhood video - like the one below.

Words make the area sound interesting, but if you want to really sell it, bringing it to life could seal the deal.

We created that video using the King William Historic district as an example. Here's a simple template you can use to create compelling neighborhood profile videos to help add value to your listings.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Open with company logo and contact info (if applicable).
  2. Follow with two best neighborhood images.
  3. Neighborhood map (you can take a screenshot from your favorite map site)
  4. Text slide introducing neighborhood.
  5. Another house image.
  6. Street sign.
  7. Text slide describing architectural style.
  8. Follow with 2 – 4 housing images.
  9. Text slide discussing neighborhood bonuses (e.g. Great school! Nearby park. Abundance of dining options.)
  10. Follow with 2 – 4 bonus images.
  11. Close with logo (if applicable).

To make a branded video – one that features your company information, a link to your website, and none of our branding – you’ll need to use Animoto Pro. If you want to test your skills, start with free 30-second videos to see how easy it is to create. Then upgrade when you are ready to start selling!

Do feel free to reach out to me on AR or via email - - if you have any questions or need some help!


Shahzad and the rest of the team at Animoto!

Comments (11)

Ryan Stewman
Hardcore Closer - Plano, TX

Hey, thanks for sharing this. I couldnt agree more, awesome advise. I am currently sharing to my clients how important and impacting Video Marketing is and how effective it is with connecting with clients and customers and viewers. Take a look at some of my ideas if you like.

Do you use Facebook to market your comoany at all? you can find me

Thanks again for sharing.

Ryan Stewman

Mar 05, 2013 09:26 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog , email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Mar 05, 2013 01:39 PM
Animoto Videos
San Francisco, CA
Shahzad @ Animoto

@Ryan - Animoto is pretty active on facebook. But we wanted to get into more discussions with realty professionals here here. Are there facebook groups you use for real estate purposes that you'd suggest?

Mar 06, 2013 01:58 AM
Animoto Videos
San Francisco, CA
Shahzad @ Animoto

@Todd - Thanks so much for the welcome! Will take you up on that offer :)

Mar 06, 2013 02:00 AM
Marcia Hawken
Naples Luxury Specialist

I will check it out.  I am just back to AR and can see how Animoto has moved with the times.  

Mar 06, 2013 05:15 AM
Animoto Videos
San Francisco, CA
Shahzad @ Animoto

Marcia - Sounds great - let me know if you have any questions. Have you used us before? We just added some great features this week (multiple song support for longer videos...and 1000 really energetic soundtracks). We really want to learn more about how we can make life easier for our Real Estate customers so all feedback is appreciated :)

Mar 06, 2013 05:53 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager
Welcome to ActiveRain! I am an Animoto fan and subscriber....great product! Look forward to your posts.
Mar 06, 2013 10:24 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Shatzad and welcome to Active Rain.  This is a nice presentation, but is it video or a great slide show?  Now I happen to think that a great slide show is really a whole lot better than a lot of the actual video we're seeing these days, and I think you are smart to have put together a simple way to use images for branding ourselves. 

Mar 06, 2013 10:27 AM
Animoto Videos
San Francisco, CA
Shahzad @ Animoto

Sharon - Great to hear from you. Love meeting our fans and hope you enjoy our posts!

Mar 07, 2013 01:59 AM
Animoto Videos
San Francisco, CA
Shahzad @ Animoto

Patricia - Thanks for the welcome. Animoto videos are a hybrid of what we think the best parts of videos & slideshows are.

You can pull in video clips (like a pan around a property) and then also have a series of interior shots  - all in one place, all synced to any soundtrack you want. It's a lot more dynamic than a slideshow you might normally see.

Compared to hiring a videographer and spending a lot of time/$ editing, we do that work for you. You just drag and drop your photos into our site and tweak it 'til you love the result. Many of our customers make their first video in a few minutes.

Here are a few more example videos. Try us out - you can make a 30 second video for free.

-Shahzad @ Animoto

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