YouTube Thursdays - Adding Elements to your YouTube Videos

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

YouTube Thursdays - August 9, 2018


Last week, we promised to show you how to add a video suggestion and a subscribe call-to-action to the end of your videos in YouTube. Speaking of last week, if you want to learn how to add a trailer to your YouTube Channel, here's how to do it. 


It might be easier to follow if you view the video tutorial in full-screen.  If you want to add a link to a website, YouTube now requires 1000 subscribers, and 4,000 hours of viewing within the last 12 months. If you don't have that option under the "add elements," that's the reason. Also, your video has to be at least 25 seconds to add an end screen element. Plus, for some reason, you have to choose at least two elements to add. 




Much like Anita Clark 's Facebook Fridays, we encourage you to subscribe to each other's YouTube Channels - and take a minute to "like" or leave a comment. You can also add your own YouTube Channel in the comments below, and ask for subscribers. Be sure to subscribe back though - it's quid pro quo! 



Today, we feature Lisa Heindel 's YouTube Channel Cresent City Living  - specifically check out this neighborhood video. The music is perfect for New Orleans - and love the natural sound. It's the way to attract clients.  





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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”.





Comments (33)

L. Scott Ferguson
Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional

wow, I had already added elements, but there was that 'sneaky little step' that made it that much easier! :) Thanks for sharing and congrats on the feature



Aug 09, 2018 01:17 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

OMIGOSH OMIGOSH>> I HAD NO IDEA YOU COULD DO THAT!!!  I thought that when a video was uploaded that was it.  You had to have everything in the can before uploading.  wow. wow.  I have work to do!! 

Aug 09, 2018 02:47 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Glad you like it, John. :) 

Aug 10, 2018 07:04 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

Congratulations on the featured are rocking YouTube Thursdays! Love all that you are sharing and definitely thumbs up on the video by Lisa Heindel!!!!

Aug 09, 2018 04:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Debb and Bernie

These posts are such fun to read, watch and learn from. I know about the requirements and I am not there...some day perhaps.


Aug 09, 2018 05:16 PM
Dave Kinkade
Home Locators Property Management Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL
Director of Marketing - Property Management

I was an early adopter on YouTube and had great success with it but the past few years have kept me distracted with other projects.  I'm glad I took a moment to read your post.  The 1,000 subscribers rule is not a nice thing to discover.  It used to be a lot easier but if nothing else, the internet is always evolving and pressure to improve makes for a better product for our viewers.  Time to change (again).  Cheers!  My best neighborhood video:  Ybor City: Tampa's Hottest Historical and Entertainment District   After seeing the work you featured, I realize I have to step up my game.  


Aug 09, 2018 06:57 PM
Lise Howe

I went over to your channel and subscribed 

Aug 11, 2018 05:03 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Debb, Thank you for making this look so easy! I sure do need to get going on making more local videos and adding elements like your tutorial. Going to check out Lisa's video now!

Aug 09, 2018 07:15 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I will definitely take a look at Lisa's neighborhood video, and will bookmark your video tutorial!

Aug 10, 2018 01:38 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Excellent advice and tutorial as always!

Aug 10, 2018 03:16 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb and Bernie, you are incredibly generous with your knowledge. I appreciate you sharing it with us more than you know. Lisa Heindel'a neighborhood video is excellent, really gives a great sample of what it's like to live in Lakeview. 

Aug 10, 2018 04:56 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author


Aug 10, 2018 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, still need to add the subscribe button if possible, but know I don't have 1000 subscribers yet.   Will come back to subscribe to all.

Aug 10, 2018 06:43 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Joan Cox you don't need the 1000 to add a subscribe button or video suggestion - only to link to your website...

Aug 10, 2018 06:45 AM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

We have been meaning to spruce up our YouTube channel.  We do have the capability for better videos now after investing in some good lighting and tripods.  

Aug 10, 2018 10:04 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Smart you - and if you plan to speak, use an external mic too. And, You're in business for good videos, Kevin. Tripods and good lighting and good sound are critical. 

Aug 10, 2018 10:47 AM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Thanks Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD , I've never had more than 130 views, let alone "SUBSCRIBERS!" Only a dozen subscribers! !  I have to figure how to make these things go "VIRAL"!

Aug 10, 2018 10:55 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good tip to share Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !

Aug 10, 2018 10:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I look forward to your Thursday posts about videos. I always learn a new tip or two. 

Aug 10, 2018 08:15 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am on my way over to subscribe to Lisa's video channel - that is a great idea of locality

Aug 11, 2018 05:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great information, Debb! I don't have the 1,000 subscribers it takes but, perhaps by the time I retire, I will! LOL

I was playing around in elements yesterday, trying to tweak a video for a neighborhood post. I do wish it was a bit more user-friendly. It takes a bit to figure out where you need to be!

And, I love Lisa's channel and have been following her for years - she lives and breathes what she posts and does a wonderful job with her videos too. If you want 'real' in NOLA, she's the one to call!

Aug 11, 2018 08:04 AM
Lisa Heindel

High praise coming from you, Debe! Thanks. 

Aug 13, 2018 07:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hey, "real" always gets my vote, Lisa Heindel - you know that! And you really do an amazing job with your videos too. 

Aug 15, 2018 01:23 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Debe, They are wonderful videos - and worth trying to replicate in other markets, 

Aug 15, 2018 03:15 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Debb and Bernie and I almost missed this post from days gone by!

Congrats on the GOLD STAR, great post, video with some great information and featured to the group:


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