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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Google Loves Youtube – Youtube is Google’s baby brother. 

That is why we need video ... that said, no harm in having both. 

Nov 28, 2018 02:36 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Youtube is valuable for any type of marketing.

Nov 28, 2018 01:40 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have... but don't find a difference in results when the photography is top notch in terms of how quickly my homes sell. I generally find that what people want is first-class, deluxe photography that provides a really good look at the home... the delivery method seems less important.

Nov 28, 2018 12:27 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 When I was a kid, Virtual Tours were called Slideshows.

Nov 28, 2018 02:54 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

it depends on the magnitude of the home....we have professional drone videos used for multi million dollar homes....  we hire that videographer.....interior drone photos...

we use animoto for all other homes...

slide shows via Realbird for homes.... and virtual tours via Realbird....

Nov 28, 2018 01:13 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We have had some discussions about using video but have not yet embraced it.

Nov 28, 2018 12:45 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do both Ken Jones .

Nov 28, 2018 12:21 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ken,

It really depends on the marketplace.  Most of the luxury buyers dislike virtual tours, it makes them dizzy.  They also dislike videos.  They prefer photos.  A

Nov 28, 2018 12:14 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do, depends on the listing over 1Million and up. 

Nov 28, 2018 05:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've done virtual tours through the house with a video camera on a rolling tripod and I've done the slideshow of photos.  Both get zero interest.  I've also done video of special features like an incredible pool/spa/waterfall.  Very little views.

 

Video may have killed the radio star, but it's not impressing me in real estate.  It's dead to me for now.

Nov 28, 2018 03:20 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

We use videos for most of our listings but not virtual tours! I agree with Ron and Alexandra, VR is very confusing (at least for me LOL).

Nov 28, 2018 01:31 PM
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Peter Mark SEO Services
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Full Time SEO

My partner and I built the first interactive floor plan virtual tour back in late 90's early 2000 . This was in Chicagoland markets. It was a Panorama image combined with a floor plan. So like a interactive video. Inside the floor plan you could measure rooms, furniture placement and had a compass. This is what buyers wanted not some movie where you have to watch from start to finish with a slide show of photos. Buyers want to interact inside a property at their own time. Every listing that I hand measured the floor plan and we developed the tour we sold in house to either a relocation buyer online. No big brokers had nothing close to what we had. On listing presentations the sellers were drooling.  Below is a screenshot of the java based app. Then copycats came. Each listing I had I knew more about the home than the sellers did after hand measuring the floor plan and recreating it on the tour as a whole floor plan.

interactive floor plan tour

Nov 28, 2018 01:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Nov 28, 2018 01:13 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We are using professional videos more and more...

Dec 01, 2018 07:51 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great question, Ken, and I love all answers. 

Thank you.

Nov 29, 2018 01:13 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I know, Ken, it is better to use a video. 

Will read your blog. 

Thank you.

Nov 29, 2018 12:28 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have not, but think one should give it serious  condsideration. An opinion from a retired guy!

Nov 29, 2018 04:25 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Video works. Real full motion with natural sound video is the most powerful marketing tool bar none. Excellent for SEO too. The biggest critics of video try to justify not using it. The list of excuses for not using video... If an agent or brokers says buyers don't want video, whoa. That's like a store owner saying he does not carry milk because people don't drink it. Community, FAQ,  the real estate process explained videos are powerful Ken!

Nov 29, 2018 03:19 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Ok, thanks.

Nov 28, 2018 11:24 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, on every home! Professional photos and videography. It makes a HUGE difference and yes, buyers in the Charlotte market love them - in every price range!

*After reading the comments - if done professionally, there is no dizziness! The 3D floorplan (Matterport) videos do tend to cause dizziness but, not a well-done walk-through video.

Nov 28, 2018 09:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Sometimes, and yes I should do much more of this.

Nov 28, 2018 07:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks for the Link!

Dec 04, 2018 11:39 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have virtual tours and I prepare a video of each listing, unless it goes under contract too quickly.

Dec 02, 2018 08:06 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

On some listings I do but I am careful that I don't give away the secretes

Nov 30, 2018 06:24 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Video and photos yes. All listings. 3D VR on some. I know that is a mixed bag, but we like it and think it is the way of the future. Traditional Virtual Tours? No longer. A strategy of the past. -Kasey

Nov 29, 2018 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only if an exceptional property with many high-end features.

Nov 29, 2018 05:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On some occasions.

Nov 29, 2018 05:49 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 28, 2018 05:57 PM