Nat Wallen, Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM (BellaRuby LLC)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

14 minutes is not short. Now this is just me, but I do not want to see the agent doing an on-camera narrative. It's distracting. Your opening flyover of the area was gorgeous.

I do a lot of video, it's all about the demographics of the area leading into the property that I'm marketing. I come from media as a profession. So I'm always thinking how to cram a lot of information into a very short window. The brain can take in information a lot more quickly than it can be spoken to them, so slamming images and info fast can be effective.

Mar 16, 2017 06:37 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I've felt the consumer's attention span is short..keep then less than 2 minutes. I do videos on my community, surrounding area, parks, amenities, community and school events, listings, open houses etc. Keep them short and alternate them!

Mar 16, 2017 07:08 PM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!


Mar 16, 2017 04:46 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No I have not. They tell  me I should but I don't know who 'they' really are. How can you tell if it is helping/hindering your business?

Mar 17, 2017 06:12 AM
LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea

14 minutes for most is a lot.  I do lots of videos about listings all the way to a short clip about the local flavor of an area, a community or a city. I would think that one to four minutes should be enough to create a message. Video tours can be very efficient including blog videos. Nat Wallen : I like a lot the idea of a catalog of video tours. To keep the viewer interested can be tricky.

Mar 16, 2017 09:28 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Yes, I do listing videos, open house videos and emails to clients with regards to their next steps, etc.  The listing videos are long but, the others are 60-seconds or less.

Mar 16, 2017 08:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We make 2-3 minute videos of our work and have a series on niche marketing.  A

Mar 16, 2017 08:25 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do videos on neighborhoods, listings, the market, parks and places of interest. The secret is to keep them short and mix them up. The consumer's attention is short.

Mar 16, 2017 06:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do a fair number of videos - How To videos on buying, sellling, and relocation; community videos; things to do and places to visit, etc.  I sometime so market updates via video as well

Mar 16, 2017 06:25 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have just started and look forward to expanding. For me it is editing that i have not mastered. Love the studio idea

Mar 16, 2017 04:05 PM
Nat Wallen
BellaRuby LLC - Charleston, SC
Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM

For me, I decided to create a catalog of video tours. I created one main tour that shows off the different areas of my town, and then offer my full catalog when you register on my site. It is doing well by breaking the ice and avoids forced registration. Here is my Charleston Overview Video.

Mar 16, 2017 03:30 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Debe Maxwell, CRS posted a drone video that is superb. 

  Another great video series is by Broker Michael Saunders of Sarasota, Florida.  Her videos are top notch.

Mar 17, 2017 06:06 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do but I don't do talking head videos

Mar 17, 2017 05:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Short videos about why a seller is selling and what they enjoyed about the home can help a listing!

Mar 17, 2017 05:23 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Mar 17, 2017 05:13 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Hi Nat Wallen, I took a look and signed up for the PDF and Video.  Received the PDF - but no sign of the 8 minute video.  Can you post a link here? "Free Info Includes: An 8 minute video on how to choose the best screen capture software, audio pitfalls to avoid, pocket tour examples and a PDF that provides links to all my purchases on Amazon. NOTE: I hate spam too and will never send unwanted emails. "

Mar 17, 2017 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Minimally and only for my listings.

Mar 17, 2017 03:55 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nat Wallen - yes, I do. And plan to add some more functionalities through animated videos.

Mar 16, 2017 10:45 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I create listing videos. I also record inspection videos when tenants move in or out. I intend to start recording "blog" videos but have not done it yet.

Mar 16, 2017 08:32 PM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Video is the new age of marketing.  If we are not doing them we will get lost in the shuffle.  More people are watching video blogs than reading them.

Mar 16, 2017 08:12 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Apple iphone.  It works not professional so what ?

Mar 16, 2017 05:02 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I like video marketing and find it effective.

Mar 16, 2017 03:58 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, people tell me that it does nothing for them

Mar 16, 2017 03:51 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I do and I plan to do more of it this year.. preview videos for blog posts, explainer videos, promo videos, listing videos

Feb 25, 2018 03:02 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do listing and neighborhood videos.

Mar 20, 2017 10:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No need to get in to this.


Mar 19, 2017 09:45 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I use it for virtual tours and phot slideshows on youtube for SEO.  Drones are not useful out here 98% of the time.

Mar 18, 2017 10:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Mar 18, 2017 08:34 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Localism, neighborhood posts and of course, home walk-through vids

Mar 18, 2017 07:26 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Yes, I have used video a lot on my listings and am moving toward doing 3D interactive ones as well via my Matterport Camera.  I am learning how to create short tours with them so I can post them on YouTube, Vimeo etc. too.

Mar 18, 2017 04:28 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I make a lot of youtube slideshows and an occasional atv video.

Mar 17, 2017 02:57 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the only video I use is Animoto...and I do that through Realbird when I prepare a website for each listing....

Mar 17, 2017 12:13 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

So far we only do listing videos. I will have to check out the links later when I am not in a public space and can watch them with sound.-Kasey

Mar 17, 2017 09:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Most videos I do are video testimonials.  I want to do more videos however time and budget constraints are an issue. 

Mar 17, 2017 08:17 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I use video, journalistic, evergreen, professional, clips from TV & Radio interviews of me, Video on all our Podcasts of the guests we interview, drone, etc. I shoot out in the market though, I have no need for a studio; I want La Jolla & San Diego in my background in every video.

Mar 17, 2017 07:25 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

video is on my bucket list this year

Mar 17, 2017 06:02 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Excellent video.

Be aware, a video can not be TOO LONG, it can only be TOO BORING.

Without a doubt, it requires exceptional skills and communication to continuously draw a viewer forward and into the message and expereince. That is why so few good videos exist.

Just make sure the promise and the experience are in alignment when presenting the message.

As we all know every minute of quality video equals nearly an hour of post production work. For many, that investment is WAY too much. So, how do you make it faster, cheaper, easier and better?  Keep it short.

A good video, like a good novel, requires a good craftsman.



Mar 17, 2017 05:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Mar 17, 2017 04:56 AM