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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Sadly..... more than you can imagine....
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Old December 9th, 2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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I can tell you even more,
for portfolio, some are doing this for no compensation at all
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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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It's ridiculous. One could just go to small business companies and offer video services and post it to their Facebook page, or set one up for them. And charge more than $100, although I doubt they'd pay a whole lot more.


I did a somewhat similar gig for real estate tours. $75/house, not great money, but good side money if I got say 10 gigs a month. I didn't. I'd get one here & there, averaging 1 a month. And the only homes which real estate agent are willing to pay the exxtra expenses to sell are those with high markups & comission (ie million dollar homes ie big homes which take very long to videotape all the rooms). Most gigs turned out to be closer to 2 hours. Factor in gas money, taxes etc, it just wasn't worth while.

I've thought about offering the service, however an agent I kinda know told me they pay for that stuff out of pocket, and paying a couple hundred dollars on video tours probably isn't gonna happen on average homes for sale.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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It's ridiculous. One could just go to small business companies and offer video services and post it to their Facebook page, or set one up for them. And charge more than $100, although I doubt they'd pay a whole lot more.
Really? Small Businesses wouldn't pay more than $100? I'm in the SF Bay Area and I see small businesses pay for TurnHere.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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I did a somewhat similar gig for real estate tours. $75/house, not great money, but good side money if I got say 10 gigs a month. I didn't. I'd get one here & there, averaging 1 a month. And the only homes which real estate agent are willing to pay the exxtra expenses to sell are those with high markups & comission (ie million dollar homes ie big homes which take very long to videotape all the rooms). Most gigs turned out to be closer to 2 hours. Factor in gas money, taxes etc, it just wasn't worth while.

I've thought about offering the service, however an agent I kinda know told me they pay for that stuff out of pocket, and paying a couple hundred dollars on video tours probably isn't gonna happen on average homes for sale.
I do Real Estate tours for 199.00 per. I've done it for 5 years and I set realtors up with a youtube channel with their own branding. I have a few regular realtors but the local market has hit the skids and I've lost a few of my regulars. I've shot over 400 homes over the last couple of years, and you do get pretty efficient at it. Here's an example:

Islandhomesales's Channel - YouTube
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Old December 19th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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Really? Small Businesses wouldn't pay more than $100? I'm in the SF Bay Area and I see small businesses pay for TurnHere.
I'm sure some do. Alot don't. I guess it leads back to the fact of marketing. Would one want to spend time hitting the pavement going door to door to mom & pop companies, and doing the marketing, vs waiting for TH to contact you with a business. $100 seems low though for shooting & editing.

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I do Real Estate tours for 199.00 per. I've done it for 5 years and I set realtors up with a youtube channel with their own branding. I have a few regular realtors but the local market has hit the skids and I've lost a few of my regulars. I've shot over 400 homes over the last couple of years, and you do get pretty efficient at it. Here's an example:

Islandhomesales's Channel - YouTube
Sorry, I guess I didn't clarify. I responded to a craigslist ad to a company which shot real estate tours in another city. Their pay model was $75, but for shooting only, not editing, which is nothing to sneeze at. But the fact it was only about 1 house a month if that turned me off to it, more of a pita than work. Yeah, I've thought about soliciting the service to different realtors myself.
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