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Old April 25th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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Old April 25th, 2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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NICE!! Some of the pans were so smooth I wondered if you had panned through still photos. I am looking at property in Florida so I have been watching a lot of these lately.

Nothing to do with the quality of the video but some questions from a buyers point of view:

1. Where do I park? Is there a driveway or garage? (I want my car to be protected from the weather)

2. The current owners seem house poor..I wonder if they did proper preventative maintenance? I really thought this when I noticed cheap folding chair in bathroom and unrepaired wall damage in bedroom next to worn futon. (Move or avoid these types of items that don't fit the house)

3. Current owner has a temper problem and will likely be hard to deal with when making offer. I decided this when the dents from punching the refrigerator were shown. (Maybe put the kids school work on fridge...this tells me its a good place to raise kids or there are good schools in the area. Or if no children maybe generic snapshots of beautiful local destinations)

4. The door opening shot made me feel welcome! I would have loved it if the realtor was opening the door (from the inside) and telling me how many bedrooms/bathrooms the home featured. This would also have avoided the feeling of being invited into a haunted home with doors that open themselves.

5. I loved the fact that this is a gated community but wait for the gate line to be just one or 2 cars. I thought there is going to be a traffic jam and line just to get into my neighborhood...yuck!!!

Your on the right track here and these are all things I learned by making these same type of shots. Please do not think this is a negative post. I WISH someone would have taken the time to mention things like this to me when I was getting a feel for real estate shoots!!!
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Old April 26th, 2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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Randy, I thought the same thing about the traffic at the gate. It turned a potential positive to a negative.

Its interesting how you came to some of your other conclusions, not sure if your really experience at property video or a conspiracy theorists? [just kidding] I had to go back and watch it again to notice the things you mentioned.

I've been watching Rudy's videos for quite a while, his property videos are much better than most of the ones produced in my area of Southern California. Realtors don't want to pay much for video.

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Old April 26th, 2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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Please don't for a moment think that I was trying to knock the video in any way. It is a very well produced.

My (overbearing now that I re-read) comments were simply intended to remind that the intent of a property video is to entice a buyer to travel sometimes hundreds of miles to view a property. With that in mind and knowledge gleaned from having a number of real estate agents (most are Realtors) in the family was to pass on tips. I fully admit that my tone was a bit off and for that I truly am sorry.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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@Randy I agree the many cars at gate I should have maybe took a closer shot so the line of cars was out of picture that community is really busy and had been waiting for quite some time so could not really afford to wait any longer. I do think realtor mentions side entrance and this shows the double garage and driveway as for the fridge yes I did notice unfortunately there was no magnets or anything to cover it but I do agree however not that owner would have a temper he actually is a very nice guy ;) I was not aware people would make such judgements based on a dent on a fridge but again I do agree it would have been better not to show some of the poor furniture because the house with high end furniture would look probably ten times better unfortunately I can not do much about that except not taking any close up shots so it isn't to obvious.You would almost have to hire or do a real staging job to get the best looks out of a home but like Chuck also mentioned most realtors are not willing to spend much money on video. I feel very lucky with my clients he invested already a lot of money in landscaping etc.. But I always do learn something from any feedback so thank you for watching and your feedback.

@Chuck Thank You Chuck for the great comment and for following my work that is really nice it inspires me to even make better videos :) maybe even great shots like yours and now that drones heli law changed I might buy one what do you think
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Old April 27th, 2014, 09:48 AM   #6
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I am sometimes bewildered by the logic of real estate agents and property owners. I have worked with agents who will spend hundreds or more dollars placing ads for open houses in hopes of several dozen viewings. Then they will try to be cheap and squeeze a video to half that budget when it will generate sometimes hundreds of views. I have even had some say "hey, while your here with that nice camera snap me a few great pictures as well".

Our world has moved to digital content and the best agents understand that. While video isn't a great solution for all homes it has become a necessity for premier properties and "destination" homes.

We need to have a measurable way of communicating to agents that videos work! I have used YouTube analytics to show how many views a home gets but there is no way to measure how serious the watcher is. Perhaps a link in description that emails the listing agent at a unique email? This would prove that the lead was generated as a result of the video.

Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.

How much do you find listing agents are willing to pay for a video in your area? Is it a flat rate or does the homes value come into play? Do you also include still photos as a part of your service?
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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:43 PM   #7
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5. I loved the fact that this is a gated community but wait for the gate line to be just one or 2 cars. I thought there is going to be a traffic jam and line just to get into my neighborhood...yuck!!!
The line is for visitors, no waiting in the owner's lane to the right.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 09:36 PM   #8
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That's right Duane I believe they even have two lanes for owners as well as a second back entrance.

Btw I just check out some of your work Duane very nice loved the aerial views what are you using to capture them?
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Old May 5th, 2014, 11:43 AM   #9
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I had a phantom 2 for a couple of weeks before it flew off never to be seen again. Had my new gopro3+ on it too. Probably won't buy another until they develop a more reliable GPS system to prevent this from happening.

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