My first blog post on AR!

Real Estate Agent with 1702 Real Estate

I recently had a video produced for a property in mid-town Mobile. There is also a 360 degree virtual tour on and other sites. I have a professional photographer come in and take photos of my larger listings. I do all of this on listings that merit the service. I notice though that many realtors do not. Why is this? Just curious. The video is targeting people outside the city. We are experiencing some much needed growth in our city and are attracting people from all over the world. I use this the video as a promotional video of the city as well as my listing. Please let me know what you think.

For my local buyers, and those searching sites like,, etc, I have a virtual tour set up with professional photos in a gallery that is attached. You may view this tour by visiting:

Any and all feedback is welcomed with open arms.

Comments (14)

Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN


I am sure that you will get the benefit that many of us get here on AR. Let me know if you ever need any help


Jan 05, 2009 02:07 AM
John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Welcome to AR, Melanie.  I like the video; it would certainly get my attention if I were planning a move to that area. You asked about Realtors not using video to present their properties. It's not just that; many of them don't even do good still photos. And some list properties with no photos at all. It's just a matter of professionalism and dedication to your craft. It's nice to see that some still take their profession seriously. Good luck. I look forward to more posts.

Jan 05, 2009 02:11 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397
Hey Melanie! Welcome to Active Rain! Seems you know a thing or two already about posting a video - you are very advanced for a first time blog! Loved the video. KM
Jan 05, 2009 02:12 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Melanie. Welcome to ActiveRain. Your video is very beautiful and does the town and the home justice. Thanks for sharing, Jim

Jan 05, 2009 02:13 AM
Jeannie Kontis
Lancaster, PA

Welcome to AR!  Loved the video, great job!

Jan 05, 2009 02:14 AM
Dean Akey
Saint Charles, IL
Welcome to AR Melanie. The video is great. I think once you check out the AR site you will see the benefit of being an AR member. Good Luck...
Jan 05, 2009 02:15 AM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
Melanie - welcome to the Rain! If you like high-tech, this is the place to be. Be sure to check out the Active Rain Newbies group for lots of good info.
Jan 05, 2009 02:17 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Welcome ,elanie...thank you for contributing to AR.  I hope you enjoy the community.

Jan 05, 2009 02:23 AM
Melanie Bunting-Seymour
1702 Real Estate - Mobile, AL
Sales- Renovation- Home Staging- Design

WOW Thanks guys! Several comments in a matter of minutes. Thank you for viewing the video and for your warm wishes.


Jan 05, 2009 02:26 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Malanie

Welcome to active rain and congratulations on your first blog, there is great social networking and information available just stay active.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Jan 05, 2009 02:31 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Melanie, Great first post! I loved the video, I think it will attract buyers. I would slow down the sideways pan a little, only because I'm old, I drive slower, too! LOL Thank you, and welcome Melanie!

Jan 05, 2009 02:33 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Welcome aboard and remember to post reguarly.

Brian Madigan

Jan 05, 2009 02:40 AM
James Avera
AD Photography - Graphic Design - Mobile, AL

Hi there Melanie, CONGRATS on your first post. I feel honored that you used this video!




Jan 05, 2009 02:55 AM
Peter den Boer

Hello Melanie!

The 350 degree things make me seasick! But I really like the rest of the show. Very professionally done. You should try doing full motion video where you can voice over with comments. I have been doing this for the past year and my sellers love it.

Jan 05, 2009 02:55 AM