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Why Real Estate Video Marketing Works – The Statistical Data

Real estate video marketing is opening new doors, solving the age-old ‘client connection’ conundrum for realtors. Rather than a seconds-long in-person, phone, or text introduction, real estate video offers agents the opportunity to meet with prospective clients face-to-face, establishing a repertoire, with little to no time investment.

What makes this marketing medium so much more effective than its predecessors?

Stop the Presses

– Online video accounts for 50% of all mobile traffic – up to 69% for certain networks.

– Visual content (photos and videos) drives engagement over text, with visuals processed 60,000-times faster than type by the brain.

– Mobile and tablet shoppers are 3-times as likely to view a video as those on a laptop/desktop.

– Over 1-billion unique YouTubers watch more than 4-billion hours of video MONTHLY.

– The average user spends 88% more time on websites with video.

– 92% of mobile video perusers share online video content with others, which are shared 1200% more than link/text combinations.

Hold the Phone

– It is over 50-times easier to achieve a page-1 Google ranking with video according to Forrester Research.

– Video and email marketing can boost click-through rates by 90%.

– Landing pages taking advantage of video provide up to 800% more conversion than an identical page without a video.

– 90% of home shoppers use the Internet while searching for properties, with 85% of buyers looking to photos as ‘very useful’ in the decision-making process.

Real estate listings utilizing video get 403% more inquiries than those without.

– Shoppers who viewed videos are 174% more likely to make a purchase than those who do not.

Don’t Put the Brakes on Your Career!

– Viewers retain 95% of video messages (versus 10% of text).

– Viewer enjoyment increases purchase intent by 97%, and brand association (customer loyalty) by 139%

Seventy-three-percent of homeowners prefer a realtor who offers video. Don’t get left on the sidelines. Jump into the world of real estate video marketing with the help of Properties Online today.

What the Top Five Real Estate Video Marketers Share In Common

The amazing advantages of video have many agents dipping their toe in the real estate video marketing waters. With so many agents touting success, newcomers are looking to tricks of the trade for maximizing response time and success in their video marketing endeavors. Is there a common thread?

What the Top 5 Real Estate Video Marketing Creators Have in Common

Among the ‘who’s who’ of real estate video content creators, a wide array of styles, tactics and channels are used. But among them, two facets prevail: Quality and quantity. Let’s take a closer look:

Peter Lorimer, PLG Estates, CA
Delivering quality, quantity, variety and consistency, this obsessive vlogger has racked-up more than 1.25-million views via the 300 uploaded videos on his YouTube channel, with a playlist packed with listing videos, marketing tips – even family vacation clips.

Jessica Riffle Edwards, The Carolinas Finest, NC
With nearly 1.6-million views and 500+ YouTube videos, Jessica records nearly every one of her videos while safely parked in her car (the rest while dancing), answering real estate questions, outlining issues, and exposing problems and opportunities.

Alvin Tapia, Alvin Tapia Homes, CA
Alvin’s personable approach and subtle, yet helpful production techniques shine, helping him connect with the community via his fun, lively video lineup.

Kelly LeClair, LeClair Real Estate, CA
When Kelly began her career in real estate, she knew video marketing would be an ideal way to distinguish herself from competitors. Using her background as a TV news reporter, her beautifully-produced, highly-informative videos and numerous webcam responses keep her firm in the spotlight.

Erik Brown, Teles Properties, CA
Erik’s YouTube channel has earned him tens-of-thousands of views from 100+ videos, including simply-produced, handheld recordings of multi-million dollar listings, proving quality videos don’t require a mega-budget.

Get Googling on these real estate video marketing gurus, taking notes on their successes. Begin developing your own online video marketing arsenal with the help of Properties Online today.

SEO Tips for Optimizing YouTube Real Estate Videos

Easy Steps to Creating Your First Real Estate Interview Video for Marketing

Listing videos are easy for most agents to dive into. Interview videos, however, can make some break out in a cold sweat. Rest assured, whether you’re camera shy or a natural in the spotlight, it’s possible to quickly add a winning interview video to your real estate video marketing arsenal.

Why an Interview Video?
Interview videos are faster to compile than memorized, scripted videos, requiring minimal prep and delivering footage with a more genuine feel.

Steps to Success:

1. Plan Your Narrative.
– We’re here with area realtor, specializing in _________. What’s your name?
– How long have you been in real estate?
– Is this a full-time occupation?
– Do you have any specialty designations/certifications/education? (NAR, CRS, ABR, SRES)
– What (specialty) services do you provide?
– What are your favorite home marketing approaches? (Social networking. YouTube listing video. SMS/text lead capture.)
– Do you have a philosophy/key to success in your specialty? (Staging. Great photography.)
– What do you feel sets you apart from other agents? (Knowledge. Marketing flexibility.)
– How many listings do you typically have on the market?
– How many sold last year?
– How long does it take listings to sell?
– Any expert advice for the current market?
– Give your name, inviting customers to contact you to learn more.

2. Enlist Help.
Enlist on or off-camera help for asking the interview questions.

3. Shoot.
Answer the spoken questions (any pauses and ‘ums’ and ‘likes’ can be edited out later).

4. Submit to Properties Online for Fast, Easy Production.
Our video builder tool makes short work of interview video compilation and editing, producing a professional HD-quality video in just minutes. Simply upload your real estate video marketing footage, and you’ll be on your way to syndicating your video footage to YouTube, your website and social marketing arenas.

Are you taking advantage of all of the available real estate video marketing possibilities at your disposal? Boost your online presence with the help of Properties Online today.

Social Marketing Tips Clients ‘Like’

Marketing on social media sites is integral for agents, yet many have only scratched the surface of their social media potential. In today’s real estate marketing tips, we’ll take a look at maximizing this potential, and how to get potential customers to ‘like’ you… Before they ‘swipe left’ on your brand.

Seven Ways to Step-Up Your Social Marketing Game

– Make Sharing Simpler
With a responsive layout, clear photography, easy to find/use buttons including favorites and links to other social sharing sites.

– Take Advantage of Facebook Groups
Link Facebook Groups to your FB page, using them to boost networking and offer additional client services. Monitor questions buying/selling clients are looking for help on in the group, and show off your expertise!

– Share More, with Reviews & Services
Enable both reviews and services to gain referrals (the best kind of marketing collateral), allowing clients to make appointments or message you with questions and simplifying the ‘connection’ process.

– Add a Cover Video
Facebook promotional videos far surpass page cover photos, instantly grabbing visitor attention. (Don’t forget a matching call-to-action button, such as ‘book now’ for free consultations.)

– Go Live
At a property, promoting a behind-the-scenes, unedited ‘scoop’ on new listings.

– Get Chatty
Building a Facebook Messenger chatbot through Sprout Social to answer common questions, offer impressive turnaround on inquiries, and cut down on your workload. Include closest listings by zip code, listings by price range, how to prep a home for sale, and more.

– Build Trust
With frequent posts, infographics, how-to videos, and other free real estate marketing tips. These are some of the easiest ways to build rapport without openly ‘pushing’ your services.

Eighty-four-percent of boomers and 94% of millennials rely on the Internet to search for their future home. How big a slice might you be missing out on with lackluster, behind-the-times marketing schemes? Step things up with the help of these and other real estate marketing tips from Properties Online today.

Tips for Using Music in Your Real Estate Videos

Professionals are increasingly turning to real estate video marketing to showcase listings. However faux pas abound, from shoddy photos and footage, to irritating, offensive background music that sends potential clients screaming (while covering their ears) in the opposite direction. In today’s video marketing tips, we’re going to look closer at the latter, lending an ear to learning about music selection…

(Don’t) Play that Funky Music
Instead of Dick Clark’s top 40 countdown hits, real estate video marketing should take advantage of instrumental music tracks that set a warm, relaxed tone, engaging the listener, but not overpowering the message (the home listing). Recognizable tunes that have the viewer singing/humming along shift attention from the home to the music, which is not where you want to be. Match your selection to the pace/content of listing video content to add interest, keeping prospects engrossed in the experience.

What About a Voice-Over?
Most videos don’t need a voice track at all. A simple text cue of home features works better, especially with regionally-specific accents (Texas, Tennessee, New York, New England).

Jam-Free Music Access
To avoid legal hoopla (legal action and fines), look to ‘royalty-free’ music. With royalty-free music, you pay one set price, and can use it over-and-over (separately on videos, website, blogs/vlogs) at no additional cost. Watch out for music that’s not royalty-free, or you’ll be forking over every time someone clicks on your video link.

Where to Find Music to Sway Customers
Virtuets, the latest video builder tool from Properties Online, offers a host of royalty-free music for your selection. This service is free with most of our products. Prefer to do-it-yourself, or looking for a wider selection? YouTube also provides free, royalty-free music to account holders. For a small fee, sites like Pond5 and AudioMicro.com also offer realty-specific options.

Sway customers with winning real estate video marketing tips. Set yourself on the path to success with the help of PropertiesOnline today.