YouTube Thursdays - Be Yourself, Everyone else is already taken.

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

 

The Best Way to Be - Be Yourself 

 

We often talk about the importance of being yourself in video marketing. As our friend Alexandra  (Ron and Alexandra Seigel) says, referencing an Oscar Wilde quote, “everyone else is already taken.” 

 

Being genuine and authentic is the best way to put others at ease and build relationships.  Phony is a turn-off, and while it can fool some for a while, eventually the facade chips away. 

 

Last week, Andrew, with Bozeman Real Estate Group asked members of Active Rain to critique a video. One of the things we immediately appreciated about it is the authenticity coupled with a sense of humor. 

 

The video pokes holes in some common misconceptions about REALTORS. We especially laughed at the scene with the Range Rover versus the older Subaru. 

 

 

Naturally, we subscribed to their channel and enjoyed watching a few of their other videos.  In keeping with the style of the aforementioned video, this one is also playful.  We think it’s a cute way of highlighting the lifestyle in Bozeman, Montana.  Plus, it shows the agents actually taking part in the local scene. Something we both appreciate. 

 

 

 

YouTuber of the Week 


No surprise, this week we highlight Bozeman Real Estate Group. Be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel and take a minute to leave a "like" or comment on a video or two. 

 

Much like Anita Clark 's Facebook Fridays, we encourage you to subscribe to one another'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 

 

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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”.

 

360-608-4900 

info@natureasneighbors.com
 

                                                                             

 

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations on your feature recognition.

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Dec 19, 2019 12:02 PM #12
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
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Congratulations on the feature. You knocked it out of the park.  I knew you would. 

Dec 19, 2019 01:02 PM #13
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Grant Schneider - I agree. He's very comfortable in his own skin. 

 

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® I agree, they are both entertaining. 

Dec 19, 2019 01:21 PM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Thank you for the mention in your wonderful post.  That quote came from Oscar Wilde and Ron and I love it.  Being a fake is tough but some seen to revel in the role, as if they are petrified by finding out who they are.

Dec 19, 2019 04:01 PM #15
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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What a clever title to convey your point, Debb and Bernie!

I missed Andrew's video before - loved it!! So creative and great points!

Jeff

Dec 19, 2019 04:25 PM #16
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Laura Cerrano
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People helping people here And I love it! I want to see people succeed

Dec 19, 2019 10:15 PM #17
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
That makes a lot of sense to do it this way. I have to come back and check it out

Dec 19, 2019 10:18 PM #18
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I like their style, the sense of humor, and the message it put over, although reading their comments makes me realize not everyone got it. Interesting to see how few people reply to comments in YouTube. Maybe that is a topic for another post.

Dec 20, 2019 01:16 AM #19
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Good Morning Debb: They are a greedy bunch:).. They try to instill negative messages to evoke the positives. Great pick!!!

Dec 20, 2019 04:10 AM #20
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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Cute videos. I saw the first one earlier. I like the Bozeman video too.

Dec 20, 2019 05:25 AM #21
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Mimi Foster
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What great videos! Enjoyable, good length, professional but playful. Thanks so much for sharing their work. Gives you a great feel for Bozeman and I'd definitely want to use them as Realtors.

Dec 20, 2019 05:28 AM #22
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Laura Filip
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Thank you for the reminder to be yourself. Enjoy the process of each video and just do it. Merry Christmas to you both.

Dec 20, 2019 06:27 AM #23
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Thank you Roy. 

Sharon Lee thanks for the vote of confidence. 

Dec 20, 2019 07:11 AM #24
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

I enjoyed both the videos featured on ActiveRain. Lighthearted videos keep you engaged while getting the message across! Nice job!

Dec 20, 2019 03:56 PM #25
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Laura Cerrano
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I might start saying:Be yourself, everyone else is taken. What a great expression and so inspiring!

Dec 20, 2019 11:00 PM #26
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Adam Feinberg
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I haven't given much thought to video marketing (aside from a video within my brokerage profile) but I will be soon as I widen my marketing efforts. Good to keep things in perspective.

Dec 21, 2019 09:19 AM #27
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Steven Nickens
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Nice touch, maybe I will move there.

Dec 21, 2019 05:50 PM #28
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

Another excellent post and a great reminder! Loved the videos...love your series!!

Dec 21, 2019 07:11 PM #29
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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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Great advice, God Bless you for sharing!

Being genuine and authentic is the best way to put others at ease and build relationships. Phony is a turn-off, and while it can fool some for a while, eventually the facade chips away!

Dec 22, 2019 05:59 AM #30
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Debb, that is a great statement, but have yet to do a video that I am in.   One day....

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