YouTube Thursdays - ThrowBack Thursdays, The Power of Video

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

YouTube Thursdays - July 1, 2021



This week, we revisit a YouTube Thursdays Post from March of 2016. It underscores the value of video to transport and awaken a viewers senses. While great photos are essential to marketing real estate, video adds that extra oomph, and has the ability to showcase the lifestyle. A good video can actually transport us to the scene. 


We always enjoy servicing our waterfront properties, and this one, located on the Washougal River, was no exception.  The waterfall certainly added to the "Nature As Neighbors" magic. In fact, several of the agents who showed the property, referred to as the "magical waterfall house." 



Talk about a soothing respite with nature as neighbors. As lovely as the photo is of the river and waterfall, it can't give you the sensation of actually being there. A well-crafted video can do it.


In this case, there was deferred maintenance inside and outside the home due to one of the owner's illness. Therefore, capturing the essence of the property was critical.


The agent who represented the buyers told us her clients fell in love with the house after watching this video. Those of you with keen observation skills will notice the worn deck, and other signs of neglect. It didn't matter, they were buying the views and the lifestyle. 



If a picture is worth a thousands words, consider the power of video. 

By the way, the buyers met years ago as river guides in Colorado. They say the river speaks their language. Since purchasing it, they have made major renovations to the home, and torn out all the wood decking, replacing it with stone material. Smart choice! 

Happy Thursday from Alaska! 



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 (10)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sorry.  This didn't auto post.   Day late!

Jul 02, 2021 07:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD it just proves your point since it did not auto post.  Thursday is still good on Friday,  evergreen.  A

Jul 02, 2021 07:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Happy Friday to you both from Santa Barbara,

Another wonderful reminder of the power of videos.  Wishing you both and your family a wonderful Friday in Alaska.  A

Jul 02, 2021 07:49 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

That is a beautiful location and I would love to spend some time there with my fly rod.  😃

Jul 02, 2021 08:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - story-telling can certainly remain as impactful even when it arrives a bit later than usual.  So can the power of video when the message is meaningful.  

Jul 02, 2021 08:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Enjoy your adventure in Alaska. It must be wonderful to be with family again.  I enjoyed your video presentation featuring the riverfront.  I can see how it could help draw in potential buyers.  Glad to hear that the buyers have made improvements. 

Jul 02, 2021 12:25 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Debb and Bernie - I'm so happy knowing that your up in Alaska with family and enjoying every moment! Ahhhhhhhh enjoy!!   Great videos too!

Jul 02, 2021 01:19 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Does not take much water 'noise' of any source to pleasently catch the attention of our senses.  Mark

Jul 02, 2021 04:06 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a beautiful area to showcase!  I love videos but if they are long, I rarely watch them all the way through.

Jul 03, 2021 05:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Debb... a magical location indeed... and a magical video. You had me totally absorbed. And I learned something new... the meaning of the word washougal.

Jul 03, 2021 06:41 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I love babbling  brooks and rivers because they are so soothing to me and I thank you for sharing this example Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Jul 11, 2021 08:54 PM