Video - Just Do It!

Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

After reading blog after blog about video and how important it is in today's environment, I'm putting my best "face" forward and will be doing videos.   I'm not a fan of being in front of a camera, but focusing on someone else gives me the boost I need to "get 'er done!" 


My new foray into videos is in part due to the ActiveRain Challenge for June 2021 - Post - Pandemic  "Let Freedom Ring."   I'm excited to venture into video for the first time and will share posts here via the Park Bench site where they will be housed.  As an instructor since 2012, going virtual was a huge adjustment and I'm excited to be in front of people again, so I"m expanding that into video.   Here we go.....! 


Videos are much better than the written word at conveying so much more than a story.  Videos can convey an emotion just by the inflection in your voice that aren't as evident by the written word.  Good videos are quick,  gather more audience attention, and more widely viewed versus a written article.   The visual effects of video can be very powerful!


The videos I'll produce will be with vendors that I've come to know during my last 18 years in real estate, but paricularly those since 2008.   


In 2008, when I earned my first green designation as an EcoBroker,  I set out to find and interview businesses in sustainability to host on a website.    Some of these can be found under the Service tab on my website,  Affectionately, these vendors are my "Green Group" referred to on my Linkedin page


These vendors serve as referral sources for me and my clients and are still housed on the same website,  Providing these referrals has always been a big part of my business so it seemed natural to interview them first!  


Videos will also be hosted on a website that is dedicated to advertising businesses and events in  Phoenix and Scottsdale with great SEO, linking to each businesses' social media and website.  The SEO should be super beneficial for all of them! 


Expect to see businesses in sustainability, energy efficiency, local retailers, and those that work to lower their carbon footprint.   I have a few more in mind that include restaurants that shop local. 


Since working in sustainability, I've found that these vendors work tirelessly to get their message across.  Their work ethic benefits all of us when they help local farmers by purchasing from local sources;  help to create more plant based dishes using local farm produce; work to reduce their businesses' carbon footprint in their buildings; and listen to their customers needs by providing great products and services.  


Dorie Morales

The first interview will be with Dorie Morales, founder of Green Living MagazineDorie has worked tirelessly for more than 10 years to promote sustainable businesses,  hosting and creating events for those in and around Phoenix and sharing it all in her magazine, Green Living Magazine.  She practices what she preaches in her own home in sustainablity and is an excellent source of business referrals.


Dorie's next event is on all day virtual wellness, June 24,  8 am - 3:30.  Attendance doesn't have to be during that time as viewers can purchase tickets and save the events, viewing during a 2 week period - now that's sustainable! 


Today we ran some practice sessions.  Dorie's a natural.  I stumbled but got better.  Getting the mics to work with my iphone includes a little known lightening adapter that was listed in the fine print of my Bietrun wireless mic set - done!


The Bietrun wireless mic set is cost effective, very clear sound, and after watching several Youtubes on that product, I bought it prior to meeting Dorie.  So Amazon to the rescue with one last piece of equipment before my interview with Dorie.  


More information and interviews to follow!  

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Comments (17)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Just do it and get it over with and get it up there and then you can talk about it be about it with whoever you want to maybe. :

Jun 19, 2021 10:56 PM
Jan Green

So true - I procratinated for 30 days and now all of the pieces will be coming together this week.  Fingers crossed!  Thanks for commenting!

Jun 20, 2021 01:53 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I look forward to your videos and your website looks really nice!  It is the first place I go to when I need green resources.

Jun 20, 2021 05:39 AM
Jan Green

Hey Brian England !  Thanks for your support and I'm glad you are able to use the vendors!   The new site will be on Park Bench and the area is Desert View.   I'll write a post when I get it up and running!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 20, 2021 01:54 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jan - this is good news for us.  We will look forward to your videos.

Jun 20, 2021 05:48 AM
Jan Green

Thank you Grant Schneider !  I hope to make this educational with some of the vendors.  Dorie and I have had a practice run, now if I can just get the equipment up and running!  It seems the adapter for my iphone doesn't work right so hopefully the one arriving tomorrow will enable sound on the video.

Jun 20, 2021 01:55 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh this is exciting news, Jan. I can't wait to see your interviews. I know they are going to be very well received. 

Jun 20, 2021 05:59 AM
Jan Green

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD !  I really appreciate your support.  Different types of vendors will hopefully be of interest and I think helpful to homeowners.  Now if I can just get my mic set to work.  It seems the adapter won't allow sound so another adapter is arriving tomorrow. 

Jun 20, 2021 01:56 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't like myself on video either but am getting a little more comfortable with it. You will too! I look forward to seeing your future videos.


Enjoy your Sunday!

Jun 20, 2021 06:26 AM
Jan Green

I so appreciate your comments Kat Palmiotti !  It's getting easier as I go.  Looking forward to the expeience now! 

Jun 20, 2021 01:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jan, I have been doing videos of neighborhoods, and things to do near those neighborhoods.  I have sold a couple homes just because of them!  

Jun 20, 2021 06:34 AM
Jan Green

I can appreciate that Joan Cox and I bet you've gotten quit good at it!  That's great that it's also been profitable for you :) 

Jun 20, 2021 01:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jan - sounds like a solid plan for you to get out the word that is so important to you.  And should be just as important to so many others.    Here's to your continued success.  You consistently prove that's sustainable.  

Jun 20, 2021 06:48 AM
Jan Green

Thank you Michael Jacobs !  I appreciate your feedback and support.  I'm excited to get it started and provide some interesting videos of different vendors.  It's going to be much different than other interviews just because of the vendors - woo hoo! 

Jun 20, 2021 01:58 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 Jan,
I love that you'll be doing videos. This will allow you to show off your wonderful caring personality!   I need to get into video too for my golf website and upcoming road trip. Maybe you can give me a pep talk when we get together.  😃

Jun 20, 2021 07:36 AM
Jan Green

Thank you Carol Williams!  You are such a doll.  Hey if you don't have a microphone set, I have one for you!  It was too late to return one of them.  Look it up - WXM10 Bietrun wireless lavalier microphone.  It was inexpensive and I'd just give it to you.  You need an adapter for it though.  Let's chat when you're in town!  Looking forward to seeing you!

Jun 20, 2021 02:00 PM
Carol Williams

Sounds great Jan Green!  Looking forward to seeing you too!

Jun 20, 2021 09:29 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

LOL I was thinking the same thing Carol Williams happy hour pep talk! 

Jun 21, 2021 12:15 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Jan! Looking forward to seeing how your videos progress

Jun 20, 2021 08:18 AM
Jan Green

Thank you Rocky Dickerson ! I'm sure you're very good at video!

Jun 20, 2021 02:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jan- good for you for jumping in!!! And I think your videos will be excellent because your passion for being green and sustainability will come through!

Jun 20, 2021 05:20 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Good for you Jan!  I have total confidence your videos will be a big hit!  Look forward to seeing you soon!!

Jun 21, 2021 12:14 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Glad you are venturing forward with video for business Jan, you'll do quite well. I would like to do the same!

Jun 29, 2021 06:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Jan. Good luck with your videos.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jun 30, 2021 04:12 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Kathy Streib ! Finally have all of my equipment and ready to get started!  I'm excited to interview Dorie Morales with Green  Living magazine - talk about dedication!

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker !  Super excited to get started and put some peeps on my calendar.  Had an equipment stanfu, but ready to go!

Good luck to you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! !  Can't wait to see yours!

Thank you Roy Kelley !  LIkewise, be safe and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! 


Jul 01, 2021 03:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

People will take a few moments to watch a video as opposed to reading a 2 minute article so you are on the right track.

Jul 02, 2021 10:19 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is an inspiring post. Thank you for all the ideas. Video is my 2nd half 2021 goal

Jul 07, 2021 05:21 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Best of luck with all of your videos.  I just started as well.  It has been a challenge. 

Jul 08, 2021 06:14 AM