JUST SOLD on Real Estate Shows

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties

Can you believe this?  Jeff Turner demonstrated his Real Estate Shows at my company office last Tuesday.  I read his name on the intro slide, and I thought "I know that guy!"  But I didn't see his shaved head anywhere.  It turned out that it was a webinar and he was in Cali at the time.  It was still very nice to hear him in real time and I even got to ask him a question.  I bet Jeff still doesn't know where O'Fallon, IL is on the map.

I've seen Real Estate Shows hundreds of times here on AR, but I haven't bought into it since I have a friend who offers a more extensive home tour.  However, Real Estate Shows is  now offered by my company, so I might as well use it.

I just sold this property and thought I would create a show for my buyers to share with their families and friends.  Check it out...


It's fairly easy to use even for me.  Downloading the pictures didn't take much time, and adding/editing titles is painless--nine pictures, nine short descriptions.  What took time for me was choosing the appropriate music since I wanted to hear most of the samples...yeah, my problem not the the show.

In addition, creating a flyer for it is simple, limited only by the short list of choices.  I haven't created a listing flyer yet--that will take more time since it's just like filling out the MLS data sheet only in a much shorter version.

What I like the most is the ability to preview the show at any stage of creation.  Being a visual person, that means a lot.  I think Jeff bent over backward to provide the most use for the show, i.e. offering different options for embedding with branded and unbranded versions, strict MLS compliant show, different HTML versions to fit just about any platform like Wordpress, or AR where they differ, and custom web sites.  There are other features offered, but I have limited time.  You can create as many shows as you're able--for the price, it's well worth it--and it leaves quite an impression on your clients.

Finally, I'm not sure if the Real Estate Shows was created initially just for real estate, but it's obvious that it has expanded to a wider utilization for things like seasonal greetings, and special occasions...and why not?  It's a great tool.

Yolanda Hoversten - O'Fallon, IL Real Estate
Real Value. Real Service. Realtor®.
Broker Associate, Prudential One Realty Centre
YolandaHoversten.com
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Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Yolanda--Nice of Jeff to get you to post again! Nice quite show you put together...Great little bonus your company added!

Oct 08, 2008 12:38 AM #3
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Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA

Yolanda... :) I know exactly where O'Fallon is. One of our closests friends lives in Waterloo and she is originally from O'Fallon. We usually stay in the Waterloo area every summer for at least one night. It was a pleasure to do the presentatons for your company and I'm glad to hear you've picked up the message that Real Estate Shows is NOT just about listings!

Oct 08, 2008 03:21 AM #4
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Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

I have been using Real Estate Shows for some time and have found it an effective marketing tool.  I'll put my show up where ever I can and track it's performance.  Real Estate Shows gives you an excellent tracking tool for the number of views, etc.  It has so many uses; they are only limited by our imagination!

Oct 08, 2008 03:24 AM #5
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Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV

Hi, Yolanda!  This really made me smile -- you totally get it! :)  If you ever want a quick tour of our other features, just give me a call at 888.580.7627.  I'd be happy to talk to you!!

Oct 08, 2008 03:43 AM #6
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Karen Hurst
RICOASTALLIVING.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Yolanda, I was going to comment that I "bet Jeff knows exactly where OFallon is", but he beat me to it.. Very nice start to showing off what you can do with Real Estate tours.  I know "another" house that would look nice in this format:)

Oct 08, 2008 10:56 AM #7
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Christine!  It's quite a useful tool for the business, check it out at realestateshows.com.  If you sign up it's good for a year and you can create as many shows as you can handle. No, I'm not getting anything back from Turner, although...  :)  Thanks for the comment.

Oct 08, 2008 02:10 PM #8
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Lori!  I was not "up" on it before, but I'm learning. :) I like the versatility of it and the tracking is very helpful in finding out whether anyone is viewing the shows.  Now, I just need more clients to create shows for.  LOL

Oct 08, 2008 02:14 PM #9
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Teri, my good friend!  Been busy building a new house and I changed brokerage so blogging got parked.  :) I have to say that Jeff T got me thinking about posting the show on AR.  My clients loved it, too.  Thanks for saying, 'hi', and great to see you again!

Oct 08, 2008 02:25 PM #10
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Jeff!  Hee, hee where is Waterloo?  Well now, if you're ever in the area--you have another AR member here who'd like to get together with you and your family.

It was a very effective presentation. One of the agents was all agog about the show she created, e-mailed it to everyone in the office.  Best endorsement for your product...I'm miffed because she beat me to it.  LOL

Oct 08, 2008 02:34 PM #11
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hello, Jon.  I agree with your assessment of the show.  I'm sure Jeff is just grinning from ear to ear.  :) Thanks for your comment! 

Oct 08, 2008 02:37 PM #12
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hello, Sarah!  You'll probably get a call from me in the near future.  I know you're busy, so I appreciate the invitation.  Thank you!

Oct 08, 2008 02:40 PM #13
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Karen, my buddy!  Whose house might you be referring to?  :))

Though Jeff didn't know me from Eve, I thought I'd give him a little joshing.  Hey, I think I earned it since I'm promoting his RE Shows gratis.  Tee hee.

Oct 08, 2008 02:45 PM #14
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Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Yolanda, I just found this post -- good to see you post again.  You did a great job on this one.  I subscribed to Real Estate Shows soon after I discovered it here on AR.  In fact, I just renewed so I've been using it over a year now.  I love it!!   I've used it more for personal use than Real Estate.  I put together pictures of a friends wedding in Hawaii for them -- they love it!!!

Oct 12, 2008 10:16 AM #15
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hello, Judi!

I guess I've been holding out. My company offers it for a fee, so why not.  It has a lot of uses for sure.  I'm now a real estate shows fiend.  :)  Great to see you, and thanks for stopping by!

Oct 12, 2008 10:22 AM #16
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Yolanda - I just happened on this blog and you have done great with this video with music and tags; maybe one day I can do something like this with one of my home inspectins.

Hope you are doin well. Miss ya. I'm going to look for some more of your blogs.

Your Texas Bud!

Nov 15, 2008 10:01 AM #17
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hello, Carl!  It's been a while--thank you for stopping by.  You can certainly use the show to promote your business.  It's very user friendly, so don't be shy and try it out!  :)

Nov 17, 2008 01:12 PM #18
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Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Hey there Yolanda:  I ran across a mention of you in Karen Hurst's blog and had to look you up.  I love the Real Estate Shows.  It is so easy and finally, something that doesn't cost a small fortune.  Looks like you have some great properties for sale.  Wishing you the best always.

Dec 01, 2008 11:06 AM #19
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Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Hey Yo, where are you???  We miss you.  

Dec 01, 2008 02:28 PM #20
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Jessica Cox
Perfectly Polished Home - Dallas, TX
Dallas Home Staging

Yolanda, I'm glad you shared. I have seen this around for quite sometime, but have never looked into them. Maybe I should check it out!

May 06, 2009 05:34 AM #21
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Jessica!  It's a very useful tool especially for staging homes.  I believe they'll let you try it out for free first...what have you got to lose?  Thanks for your comment!

May 08, 2009 04:33 AM #22
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