Hello all, I was curious if anybody out there shoots video tours of their homes when they list them?
With all of the listing competition in Phoenix and the explosion of You Tube I thought I would give it a try.
My response over the past few months has been HUGE.
It seems that the average web surfer does not want to click around on some "Virtual Tour" but rather watch a short 2 to 4 minute video tour of the home.
I have read some articles on the net stating that “Virtual Tours” were dying, plus for starving agents like me, the cost is too high.
Shooting a quick video tour with a “Flip” Camcorder works great!
I have made up a system and I can shoot, edit and publish a tour in less than 1 hour..
I also make up a cool looking flyer, with the MLS info, a couple pics of the home and put a picture of the video player linked to my short tour and post to CraigsList, Backpage.com, etc.
I actually have agents call me and thank me as they can send this to their client to preview the home from the comfort of their home or office.
I don't "brand" the video with my contact info, just a quick blurb at the end in the credits stating I made it.
I actually receive offers from folks that have not went to the home, just watched the tour.
I also receive a lot of calls from buyers WITHOUT agents who see me as some kind of "expert". This has really helped my buyer side of the business grow.
I am shooting 3 homes later today and will post links to my CraigsList ads as a response to this reply for your previewing pleasure or critique :)
I am curious to hear any comments about this type of “Out-Of-The-Box” advertising.