Spice Up Your Real Estate Listings with Video

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Cameras are revolutionizing the way we sell our homes. It's only customary for home sellers to offer photos of properties put up for grabs. But adding video clips could boost credibility and add detail to your real estate listings - and you may reap a nice reward from your efforts.

 

Using Webcam to Sell a House

 

Home owners can also use a Webcam to sell their home’s features on For sale by owner website Fizber.com. Webcam is the easiest way to create a property video because there is no need to transfer it to a computer for upload because it is already on the computer. Just remember to save it on your computer in an easy-to-find location – such as your desktop – when prompted to save your recording.

 

How to create a property video with a webcam?

 

Install your webcam and plug it on your computer. Turn on your device and select the position "Recording". Press the button "Rec" to start the recording and then "Stop" to end it. When your film is finished, your video is automatically recorded on your computer's hard drive.

 

Going Live

 

It may not be Hollywood, but preparation does count. Be sure to have your lighting and background set up, and have a good idea what you are going to say.

 

Editing

 

If you want to be a bit more hands-on with your video, most new computers come with basic video-editing software installed (like Apple's iMovie or Windows MovieMaker). Once you have copied the video from your camcorder to your computer, you can bring the video into these programs. Most allow you to not only edit the video, but add effects, titles, and music to make your video look and sound more interesting.

 

However, there is no need to edit your movie before you upload it. Just keep it short and sweet.

 

Upload

 

Once you're happy with your video, you'll need to save the video in a format Fizber.com accepts in order to upload. They accept videos as QuickTime .MOV, Windows .AVI and .MPG files — these are the most common formats and they work well within our system. You may need to use a program such as iMovie, QuickTime or Windows MovieMaker to save your video in one of these formats. They specifically recommend the MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format at 320x240 resolution with MP3 audio. Resizing your video to these specifications before uploading will help your clips look better.

 

Fizber.com is the largest "homes for sale by owner "website dedicated to providing efficient, cutting-edge tools and services to homeowners who prefer to advertise without the assistance of a real estate agent..

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Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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Thanks for a great post - I love the videos for homes and hopefully will begin to use them soon!

Aug 22, 2008 11:16 PM #1
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Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
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Good morning Olga. Do you have any of your videos that you can share with AR?

Aug 22, 2008 11:41 PM #2
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Michael Sahlman
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Thanks for the info Olga. We look forward to seeing more and more videos out there.

Aug 22, 2008 11:51 PM #3
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Olga Roy
Fizber - Miami Beach, FL

I was happy to know that my post was useful! These are my first experience with Activerain. So, your comments are really inspiring )))

I'll check if we have anything to share. Especially for AR.

Aug 23, 2008 12:17 AM #4
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Michael Setunsky
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Olga, I think we will see more and more real estate videos in the near future. Thank you for the tips.

Aug 23, 2008 01:03 AM #5
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