John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I use Animoto....anything else is well beyond my paygrade..... I use Animoto through Realbird....I LOVE REALBIRD.... more great direction from Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina)...

Aug 01, 2016 03:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have done some things on Animoto.  You may want to ask John Meussner his company has some interesting things to offer.   

Aug 01, 2016 03:06 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There is a webinar tomorrow on AR I think sponsored by City Blast about Facebook ads. It may include learning more about their videos.

Aug 01, 2016 01:08 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, no!  Not the eerie background music!  

There is so much really bad video out there.  When I used the kind of format you're talking about, the feedback was pretty negative.  I think that once the format that Redfin uses gets the navigation bugs ironed out, it will be the way to go.

Aug 01, 2016 04:01 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sounds like you are asking about a photo slideshow, maybe?  I met a guy at an IEEE networking event a few months ago (yes I still get my nerd on) who works at  It sounds like what they do is similar to what you are looking for.

Aug 01, 2016 02:38 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My webmaster does mine - they're basic but get the point across and that's what matters to me

Aug 02, 2016 12:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the advice from Barbara Todaro.

Aug 01, 2016 10:16 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading...

Aug 01, 2016 10:06 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Barbara has a great tip.

Aug 01, 2016 09:59 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - I'll share couple of services I use for this... (and can also create market reports etc using the same.)

Aug 01, 2016 03:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good question John, I am sure we will all learn something here.

Aug 01, 2016 10:56 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I use still shots and create the videos: 

1. Right in YouTube Creator, free and never have to worry about copyright slaps on your music. We add text to each image. 

2. I also use iPhoto slide shows, well, now Apple just calls it Photos. But the slide shows are fun to make with this free app. 

3. Realbird - as Barbara Todaro suggested. My market does not like the fast pace of animoto so we like to create our own for our baby boomers. 

Aug 01, 2016 10:11 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Parked and learning.

Aug 01, 2016 06:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I've hired out for that in the past. It did not work out real well. Whatever I do now, I do myself. I use Realbird for listings ... love it.

Aug 01, 2016 05:16 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Are you looking to do it yourself or hiring a professional?

Aug 01, 2016 05:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it would make sense to hire a professional for this, epsecially if it's something you are going to use over and over as part of your marketing. Animoto works well for just a slideshow with music and it's easy to use

Aug 01, 2016 04:33 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Maybe realbird or animoto.


Aug 01, 2016 03:33 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Unless you are good with graphics and animation, consider hiring a professional.

Aug 01, 2016 01:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am not sure what you are asking for. We would use a professional to do something like that, and I would make sure that the pro knows what you are talking about.  A

Aug 01, 2016 01:54 AM
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with either of the video products that those two companies produce so I can't compare to others.

Aug 01, 2016 01:54 AM