YouTube Thursdays - Coming Up with a Plan

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

Youtube Thursdays - April 29, 2021 - The Planning Stage Involves Some Research. 





We are getting close to producing our generic video intro for our YouTube Channel Neighborhoods in Clark County, Washington playlist. Yesterday, I did some testing of various locations for the shoot. If you've been following this series, you know we have covered a lot of ground over the last couple of months. 


Neighborhood Videos

Weather and Whatnots

Tips for Your On-camera Shots

There's Always An Option B

Neighborhoods in Your Market

Effective Videos for Lead Generation


Now, Bernie and I are putting our heads together to come up with a list of the neighborhoods and areas worth targeting. Since our niche, "ViewHomes of Clark County with Nature As Neighbors," includes a number of rural locations, we need to do some research.

Instead of driving the county taking random videos of neighborhoods and rural areas with view homes, we need to first make sure there are homes selling. Much like exploring a niche, confirming there's enough sales to support the effort is an important step. 


If you plan on creating your own playlist of neighborhoods in your market, we recommend you take some time to do the same.  

The weather is getting better and the landscape is coming back to life. It's a great time to get outside and shoot some video. 


Happy Thursday! 



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 (23)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

That is wise to do research first.  The dynamic duo will come up with the most feasible areas. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Happy Thursday. 

Apr 29, 2021 03:02 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Happy Thursday, and now, Friday,  Sharon. :) 

Apr 30, 2021 05:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Debb and Bernie- I love how you are showing us how to create the videos!  The whole task can be overwhelming and having a plan of attack is the best way to start. 

Apr 29, 2021 05:49 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thank you so much. D

Apr 30, 2021 05:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Debb and Bernie.....your post shows it takes smart planning and watching the neighborhood markets to see if the area is one you want to spend time showcasing and making your own.  Great ideas! 

Apr 29, 2021 09:40 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Anna, it's difficult to cover em all and do it well. We may as well work to "own" the lucrative areas. 

Apr 30, 2021 05:41 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Did you say planning? I must admit I have had to get better about it as I grow p older 

Apr 29, 2021 09:49 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Yep!! Me too. 

Apr 30, 2021 05:41 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great job you guys! I look forward to seeing some of your new videos.

Apr 30, 2021 04:36 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

That's Carla - we are looking forward to it too. 

Apr 30, 2021 05:44 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are definitely doing it the right way and getting to know what is going on in an area before marketing to it will definitely pay off.

Apr 30, 2021 05:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Debb... that is exactly the issue at my end... not enough sales in soooo many of our communities to justify the time spent to write about them and photograph them.

Apr 30, 2021 05:21 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Exactly Nina, and historically too, there are areas and neighborhoods that just seem to have more activity. D

Apr 30, 2021 05:45 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, I haven't had a moment to even think about doing a video.   With so many buyers, it has kept me busy.

Apr 30, 2021 06:44 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

I'm happy to hear it Joan.  Good to be super busy. We are focusing on securing listings - got a couple lined up. We are also working with a few buyers, but honestly, with homes going 100K over list and the AD addendums at 50K - many of them are saying, "let's wait." 

Apr 30, 2021 09:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


For some reason I missed your post, and it did not make my following list, yesterday.  We agree on focusing where the homes are!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  A

Apr 30, 2021 08:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb and thanks again for your great information to get us more involve with videos and how to make a plan.


Apr 30, 2021 09:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Debb and Bernie - this month and next is great for dramatic videos of nature.

May 01, 2021 03:39 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like a website that has categories, pages, calculators, community info, etc. Video channels need playlists, individual subchannels to make it easy for the video user. Otherwise it is one big mess of videos of all kinds like someone dropped the silverware drawer in one big pile. That does not make it easy for saving time or finding what the buyer needs quick and easy. Playlists are departments in your real estate store and help navigation. Communities are what surround the listings so tell me what those areas are like as the local expert....who lives there unlike ZRT. You are so right about showing folks around from far away considering buying in your market Debb IF they like what they see and hear that videos do so so well!

May 01, 2021 06:26 AM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...


You're a featured sharp cookie @The Art of Marketing YOU... cookie image will be uploaded if/when AR fixes their chronically dysfunctional system !


May 01, 2021 06:49 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks Marti! 

May 01, 2021 06:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

So glad to see your post featured! You are doing such a great job to help us stay focused when making a video on what is important. Thank you for all that you do.

May 01, 2021 11:19 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thank you Dorie. 

May 03, 2021 10:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

May 02, 2021 07:41 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Debb and Bernie:

Sounds like an excellent plan in order to be effective, both for our blogging and our videos about neighborhoods.


May 02, 2021 08:36 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thursdays in the rain are always nice when you can have a nice time communicating with people on YouTube

May 02, 2021 09:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Debb and Bernie.

Take care, be safe and have a productive week.

May 03, 2021 07:31 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I enjoy all your blog posts and videos. There was something you said in this one paragraph that was different and struck a chord with me. It began like this: "Instead of driving the county...." That paragraph was very powerful because I hear lots of stories about realtors taking on too much territory without getting results. Doing a deep dive into your target area within your niche makes perfect sense! An inventor always re-invents themselves by trying new things and since I've been following you, you are always thinking, always doing, always accomplishing more. I admire and respect you, so much!

May 04, 2021 09:10 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

They really think very good ways to stay in step with what works and get reinvent themselves too. :

May 14, 2021 11:24 PM