YouTube Thursdays - Top Ten Lists for Videos

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


Top Ten Lists


Love them or hate them, there's no denying the popularity of Top 10 lists. Here's a few reasons why many folks seem to like them. 

The Power of 10. According to research, people are drawn to round numbers, and in particular, the number 10 for rankings.

Easy to digest. We are information swamped...a Top 10 list gives people an easy way to absorb the data, without much thought. 


Cocktail Chatter. The information can be fun to share with others. 


Great for current events. Subject matter, matters. Top 10 Christmas tree lists in April won't be as popular as those in November and December.  


Social Media Sites. Top 10 lists translate well to social media, perhaps that's why we see so many of them posted in any given day.  


You can always use Top Ten Lists to your advantage.  We are using Google's, recently released, Top 10 list of the most popular costume searches for 2019 in our SOI video email blast this month.  It's fun and timely,  and will give our recipients plenty of time to think about costumes for themselves or family members. Do you think we entertained, informed, and gave our viewers value? 



A word of caution, don't let Top 10 lists become a crutch. Use them wisely and keep in mind the basics to inform, entertain, or offer something of value. Best case scenario - you cover all three of the aforementioned. 


We are certain you can think of other timely Top 10 lists to share with your SOI this month. 


YouTuber of the Week! 

This week YouTube Thursdays features AR YouTuber, Toby Barnett.   He does a great job of consistently using videos, both drone and 360 video tours, for his listings.  We encourage you to support his efforts and subscribe to his channel at Barnett Associates Team.


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!  


Happy YouTube Thursdays. 

Posted by

Debb Janes  Bernie Stea
Call or Text 360-608-4900

We help buyers and sellers in Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie/Hockinson, Salmon Creek, Felida, and other Vancouver, Washington Areas. 

We bring our passion for nature and beautiful environments to Real Estate. Multigenerational and family estates, country land and homes, and small farmsteads are our speciality.

We agree with our clients, "The true luxury of rural living is having elbowroom for the soul.


Comments (70)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - for whatever reason, the popularity of top ten lists makes them a part of life.  Relevancy matters as does timeliness.  

Oct 12, 2019 08:17 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb,  I learn lots from your video I just wish I was better at it.  Thanks for doing these.


Oct 12, 2019 08:54 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Great video!  I know I need to do videos but have yet to take the plunge!  I love the Top Ten.

Oct 12, 2019 11:09 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great idea.  Using numbers in your posts, blogs, videos, email campaigns, etc. seem to be more attractive and offer a promise of gaining a prescribed amount of information, etc.  Thanks! 

Oct 12, 2019 02:25 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I have certainly found people tend to stop and take notice  which using the list concept.

Oct 13, 2019 12:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Debb and Bernie- You hit the nail on the head about lists especially when you promise them a certain number and give it to them. I know that when I read a title with a Top Ten ___ I usually end up reading the article or watching the video. 

Oct 13, 2019 01:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday afternoon.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Oct 14, 2019 10:25 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, people like lists, I know I do whether its a video or a blog, thank you for pointing it out.  

Oct 15, 2019 07:41 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great advice, Debb and I love the video you did. I also like that you used it in your October mailing for your sphere. I always try to lighten mine up too and make it so that it's not all about real estate. 

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