YouTube Thursday - Still Not Having Fun with Videos? Why Not?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

YouTube Thursdays - Just for Fun Videos 



Last week, we encouraged you to have some fun with videos. First, taking the time to consider topics that matter to the core clients in your niche. Not only are you building a library of entertaining videos, you are showcasing a bit of your own personality - as well as the non-real estate related amenities in your marketplace. Plus, if it's fun, and of interest, you're likely to find it easier to get it done. 

As with all video production, you need to remember the basics. Steady camera work ( no shaking and fast panning, please), decent lighting and audio (if applicable) - and a simple editing program. 

We don't need to be full-time movie producers to create decent videos, either. Here are a few examples I've chosen from recent YouTube Thursdays posts. Hope they inspire you to have a little fun with videos. 


Have you ever got up close and personal with a snail? Well, now is  your chance. Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate knows her Fishhawk Lake core client appreciates Nature - and most likely critters too. Her fascination with this slow-moving snail is going to be shared with like-minded people - and create connections. ( The only thing I'd add, Gayle, is a closing title to reinforce you - and your wonderful Fishhawk Lake Brand.) 



We really fell in love with this magical setting in Sedona. Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and her husband are both talented photographers and they have been really active building their video library this year. The natural sound of the creek is the perfect audio accompaniment for this video. Sedona Lifestyle appears on the screen at times, but we'd still love to see a closing title with Sheri's contact information - and Brand. 




Here's another of Sheri's videos we just had to include today. Who knew there was a monsoon season in sunny Sedona? Do you have unusual weather events in your area too? Notice the links and call to action at the end of this video. We think it's a smart addition. 



Monsoon Sunset Rainbow from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.


Still not having fun with videos? Why not? 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.






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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I really want to do videos. Everytime I try, nothing works. You make it sound so easy and I know it has to be easier than I think. But even seeking help locally, I'm stuck without video.

You have mastered the art of videos and I think you're great. 

Jun 21, 2018 09:29 PM #23
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Ashburn, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, your YouTube series teaches me something new every week and you're the reason I started doing videos. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. Love Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate video of the snail, what a cutie. Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and her hubby are so talented! I've admired her channel a many times. 

Jun 22, 2018 05:09 AM #24
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your advice and your encouragement.

I have not yet produced any videos.

Jun 22, 2018 05:56 AM #25
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I like to cover local community events ... this simple, old video has 55K for views and they are popular. Thes local community videos are the flavor of the area, it is what the home buyer can expect to experience if they bought in your home town.

Jun 22, 2018 06:07 AM #26
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, maybe I should have done a video of our extreme hail the other day?  NOPE, not the message I would give incoming residents!  

Jun 22, 2018 06:40 AM #27
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Debb once again you are inspiring us all!  Now it's all about taking the time to get started.....been a few things going on and it's not been on my plate. I would have so much fun making them!

Jun 22, 2018 09:22 AM #28
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I think you can make everything fun! 

Jun 22, 2018 11:22 AM #29
Dan Jasmer
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Changing the way you look at real estate

I’ve made a few short property listing videos but love some of the ‘outside the box’ ideas represented here. Thanks!

Jun 22, 2018 12:08 PM #30
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! I love the videos you professional yet "real". Thank you for including the videos from Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate and Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ..very inspiring.


Jun 23, 2018 06:25 AM #31
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I have been out of pocket for a couple of days and didn't get to respond until today!  Thank you for including my video's.  I clicked on "stabilize" on the Oak Creek video - I need to republish that without the stabilization!

Jun 23, 2018 07:59 AM #32
Wayne L. Brown
Franklin Advantage Inc. - Alpine, CA

Debb and Bernie

Thank you for the great information.

Have a great weekend.

Jun 23, 2018 08:31 AM #33
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and once again if not for you I would not being learning how to do videos.  Thanks for your Thursday blogs.


Jun 23, 2018 09:33 AM #34
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Thank you again to all of you who watched Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 's and my video and commented! And to marti garaughty for his feature as well as the ACTIVE RAIN gods for theirs, too! Yay, Debb!! 

Jun 23, 2018 10:02 AM #35
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

The snail and Sedona videos were great. I agree they would have benefited from a closing that led the viewer back to their contact info or website.

I like entertaining videos and you have demonstrated them well.


Jun 23, 2018 02:35 PM #36
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

OK it looks easy enough.  I especially like the really short clips and probably other viewers do too.  Great post and congrats on the feature.

Jun 23, 2018 06:56 PM #37
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I had no idea that yours is the site to attach to and learn about videos.  So grateful and be sure that I will be visiting daily.  Thank you, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD.; YouTube Thursday, count me in.

Jun 23, 2018 09:31 PM #38
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I sure enjoy videos that are fun to watch and not the same old content Debb and Bernie

Jun 23, 2018 11:32 PM #39
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Debb and Bernie,

Love your post and featured to the group:


Jul 01, 2018 07:55 AM #42
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

its smart to be on multiple platforms... great info! 


Jul 15, 2018 02:03 PM #43
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I get it! I could do videos like this where I'm not speaking, but just about things in general. Like I said before, baby steps!!

Sep 04, 2018 10:31 AM #44
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