I've been posting my real estate videos to www.wellcomemat.com for quite a while now. No offense to Jeff Turner's Real Estate Shows. I like Jeff. He's a nice guy and Real Estate Shows is a great product that is also very affordable. But I am a fan of "free" =)
But this post is to find out if anyone else here uses WellcomeMat. I'm asking because WellcomeMat has made a lot of changes to their site, including a points system. (Gee. I wonder where they got that idea) But part of their points system is "Connections". When members mutually "connect" with each other, they earn profile points. So, if you're a member on WellcomeMat, can you please let me know in my comments? Unless we're competing in the same area, which is not likely, we can "connect".
If you're not familiar with WellcomeMat, it's not just a site where you upload your real estate videos or slide shows. That's how I use it, because I like to do things myself. But you can actually find professional real estate videographers in your area, to create video presentations of your listings. And I have to admit, the pros obviously do a better job than I do.
So let's connect on WellcomeMat! Let me know if you're a member and/or consider joining. But if you're considering joining, will you let me know before you do? Yes, we get points for inviting others as well. Again, I wonder where they got that idea.
If you've been using You Tube for your real estate videos, you really need to switch to a more professional platform. I'm on You Tube all the time, but it's for play. When it comes to business, I don't like not knowing what other videos are going to show up next to mine. On WellcomeMat, you have total control of your channel, and have different sized widgets you can use, to embed on your blogs and web sites.
Finally, since I know the WellcomeMat guys are here on Active Rain also, I thought I should let them know, the site looks great! The changes look much more professional!
EDIT: One of the comments made note of the still shots instead of video. You can use either still shots alone and create a slide show, or video, or combine them as I did for this property. I do that frequently since some rooms are too small for video, or sometimes there are certain rooms that just don't look good in a video OR, I couldn't get enough light in a room. I am after all, a REALTOR. I don't carry huge lights into a house, just to video tape it. These are instances when I use still shots instead. But if you want all video, you can hire a professional videographer... or bring big lights with you. =)
AND: Don't make the mistake I did in this video. I forgot my tripod =/ It will be wobbly without one, but you can find them at Sam's Club for only $25 or get a sturdier one for under $100. I have both.