Animated Micro-Videos ... Are You Using Them?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services FA100050874

For a number of years now we have been poked, proded, urged, and nudged
to us VIDEO in our business development plans.

Google and Youtube are like Peanut Butter and Jelly,
so, of course, each and everytime you post a (PROPERLY TAGGED) video
to your Youtube Channel, your GoogleJuice cup runnith over!

Animated Micro-Videos

While we probably all know the potential value in using video, most have never taken the leap into this arena. 

Now, as video has continued to BOOM, there is a new "craze" in town.
The "Animated MICRO-Videos".
These videos are
SHORT and SWEET  (should be NO LONGER than 30 seconds)
and are perfect for sharing on Social Media (size appropriately)!
*You can also use a LONGER animted video based on your needs*

How Can You Use a Micro-Video:

1.) Branding - Explain WHO and WHAT your business is.

2.)Explain Your Value Add (WHY Should your target market
choose to work with you)

3.) ASK for New Business

3.) A short home-preview tour (Can EASILY be made with photos as well)
4.) Promote an Event (OPEN HOUSE ANYONE?)

5.) Congratulating a Client on a Closing
5.) Sending to Your Sphere (Happy Birthday, Happy Holidays, Tips, etc)

6.) Market Updates / Interest Rate Reports
7.) Local Events

 

You might be scratching your brain wondering HOW DO I DO THIS??
Well, there are lots of software programs available and plenty of tutorials to watch. You can also choose to hire someone and to do this is actually quite affordable and easy to do. 

 

When working with a client I suggest that we start
with ONE video that explains your brand and go from there! 
The opportunities are endless!

 

Animated MICRO-VIDEOS ... Are You Using Them?

Animated Micro-Videos

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Comments (49)

Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I use them on one of my websites and it seems to work for making my site sticky.  I've had good response from those that have viewed and it's rather simple to implement.  

May 12, 2016 11:49 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All these substitutes for doing business are fine. The bottom line is what matters

May 13, 2016 12:26 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Erin, are you a member of YouTube Thursdays, if not please join. I'd love to have featured this post. Great information. D

May 13, 2016 12:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Erin, not animated but I am using more video. I'm working on an entire series of videos right now. 

May 13, 2016 03:26 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Erin,

This is something that I will work on incorporating into my business plan.  Sounds like good marketing tactic: short and sweet and to the point.

Brigita

May 13, 2016 03:27 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

On the to-do list for sure.  Thanks!

May 13, 2016 05:40 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Brigita McKelvie - ABSOLUTELY! I love your horse picture, are your horses incorpated into your brand at all? 

May 13, 2016 08:07 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker

The horses are definitely part of my brand.


Brigita

May 13, 2016 11:31 PM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Roger D. Mucci - Hi Roger! I have been thinking lots about you and Mickey (From FB). Hope you are doing well my friend. 

May 13, 2016 08:08 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Sham Reddy - thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed!

May 13, 2016 08:08 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Jeff Dowler CRS - you nailed it. Asking consumers to "click, click, click" is becoming a "thing of the past". Bounce rates are climbing all the time and finding a way to get in front of someone BEFORE they have a chance to bounce ... is KEY!

May 13, 2016 08:09 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Teri Pacitto - LOVE your term "sticky" - that is too clever. You are right though, videos keep the engagement up and bounce down! 

May 13, 2016 08:33 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Richie Alan Naggar - yes, of course the bottom line is doing business. I like to help people who need to get more business so they can do business! Ha! In today's world there is always something you can do to get new business and if it's not one-on-one interactions, then maybe it's videos! :) Google sure thinks so...

May 13, 2016 08:34 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

You explain yourself well Erin Bates ...thank you

May 13, 2016 09:31 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Kathleen Daniels can't wait to check them out!

May 13, 2016 08:35 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I wasn't apart of that group, but am now! Thank you for the good suggestion. I am glad you stopped by and love your new profile picture, you look very professional and happy. 

May 13, 2016 08:36 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for joining Erin. We look forward to your future posts and tips about the importance of video marketing.   D

May 14, 2016 04:58 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oops, not posted in group yet. If so, I can get it to the top of the blog roll. D 

May 14, 2016 04:59 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

It's on the 2-do list.

May 16, 2016 04:52 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

It is an interesting possibility. My market (NYC) is such a particular market, I would definitely need to think carefully before using this type of tool.

May 17, 2016 02:19 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - WOOHOO, the group finally showed up in my "groups" section allowing me to post this article to your group. I will be sharing another one tomorrow. THANK YOU so much for your assistance!

May 18, 2016 08:25 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

Can a personal photo be turned into the face of an animated character to customize it?

I haven't used videos yet, but it's on my list.  I have been learning WordPress and blogging.

Jun 09, 2016 06:58 AM