YouTube Thursdays - The Beauty of Evergreens

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

YouTube Thursdays - May 27, 2021




Evergreen videos are the backbone of a solid real estate video library. Neighborhood videos, in particular, are a great way to establish yourself with relocation clients as a local expert. And, they withstand the test of time. 


We've been working on our  on-camera template to use for producing multiple videos. Last week, we debuted our rough draft. Our weather is improving again this weekend, and we hope to get more video shot to complete this series. 


Part of our filming this coming week will include a template example for those of you not interested in speaking "on-camera." We know it can be so uncomfortable to stare into a camera and be natural. 


Here is an evergreen video produced in 2014, when I (Debb) was still working solo as an agent for The Carl Group. While it needs a branding update, you can see, six years later, it still showcases the neighborhood well. Although, the home values are considerable higher today! 


This is a good example of a video with no "on-camera" speaking parts.  Instead, there's a slide with a photo of "Mac and Me," and video of us walking along a neighborhood trail to establish connection and build familiarity. 



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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 (20)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hi Debb and Bernie,

I enjoyed seeing this video, even if it is six years old, it still hold us its value.  Wishing you a splendid Thursday.  A

May 27, 2021 09:00 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, it has been so busy, have had no time to do any videos.  Sad too, as the weather is finally nice.   Hopefully will settle down enough to get some done.

May 27, 2021 09:07 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Good problem to have Joan Cox 

May 28, 2021 05:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - This is what I miss when I am gone 10 days on vacation and hiatus!  As you have already stated, this is a great template for those who do not wish to have on-camera speaking parts.  It holds up well. Happy Thursday.

May 27, 2021 09:38 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Oh, I'll have to come visit and see where your vacation took you. How wonderful. D

May 28, 2021 05:58 AM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...


You're a featured sharp cookie @The Art of Marketing YOU !


May 27, 2021 09:42 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks so much and have a great weekend marti garaughty

May 28, 2021 05:59 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Debb, your videos are so well done. Kudos for these professional and informational movies in the areas you serve.

May 27, 2021 10:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Debb... nice reminder about evergreen videos... just like evergreen blog posts they are very impactful.

May 27, 2021 11:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - you know how to turn evergreen into perennial favorites.  

May 27, 2021 11:19 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tell me about your area, give me a personal tour, you are the local expert right who lives, works, plays there right? Great low key friendly tour Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and buyers shop for an area, a community BEFORE the house hunt begins. Video is the easy peasy beam them to your zip code location instantly. The best option for saving everyone time and the travel expense of plane tickets, motel receipts and on the road tolls / eats, etc.

May 28, 2021 04:16 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Ron and Alexandra Seigel

May 28, 2021 06:00 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If I were moving to an area, I would definitely appreciate seeing videos of things that are nearby.

May 28, 2021 06:05 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb,   staying off feet for a while with slip disc that happen 4 weeks ago and do not know how.

May 28, 2021 08:17 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Hi there, I am bummed about it. So sorry to hear. No slips on ice or snow?

May 29, 2021 12:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

May 28, 2021 08:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Debb, this was a great video to share with us here in the Rain.  You have a great voice for them.


May 28, 2021 11:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

Wow!! this video still is relevant..definitely an evergreen video. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience in creating videos and their importance to our business.

May 28, 2021 04:10 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - your creativity always inspires me! I can't imagine planet earth without evergreens, dogs like Mac, and people like you. I love the neighborhood you showcased too. It's a place that certainly feels comfortable in a very special place called home. 

May 28, 2021 07:21 PM
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

Hi Debb,
I love the calming feeling of the music, images, and your voice. It's the perfect combination. This is an excellent example of an Evergreen video.

May 29, 2021 06:11 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thank you!

May 29, 2021 12:48 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You have such a great speaking voice, something to emulate.  I'm excited to start working on interviewing vendors for a Park Bench site.   Your instructions, videos and suggestions have all helped.  Here we go!

May 29, 2021 08:54 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

So good to hear you find these posts useful.  

May 29, 2021 12:48 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We are spoiled here in Western Washington state when it comes to the color green Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

May 29, 2021 08:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debb and Bernie:

There is terrific value in videos like this, and it's a great example of what can be done, along with evergreen blog posts, to showcase the neighborhoods, and niche, we serve.


May 30, 2021 04:11 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Always enjoy your  videos and your YouTube Thursday tips - Thank You 

Jun 04, 2021 07:16 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks Hannah Williams 

Jun 04, 2021 07:45 AM