As we all know Real Estate is an industry that gives the power to the individual. Sure there are huge companies like Realtor.com, MLS.com, Zillow etc. that have thrown money at having the most listings and data but none of them actually SELL the property. The Realtor is the deciding factor in that arena. To paraphrase some of my earlier post, the advance of technology has literally put the power in the realtors hands. This power (technology) actually gives the realtor an advantage over a lot of these huge realty companies and today I’m going to point out a very simple but very powerful tool available to everyone. VIDEO! I saw a realtor do something that I thought was brilliant at an open house that I recently had. She asked me if I was ok with her taking a video for her client. Naturally, I said “Sure”. It’s what she did after taking the video of the house that caught my attention. She proceeded the record the neighborhood, and the traffic of a near by intersection. That’s when I realized that SHE WAS A GENIUS !
Video is something that just about everyone has access to through their computers and/or their smart phones. Much like a photograph, video can convey a sense of personality and intimacy. These traits are what make video such a powerful tool to the realtor. With a video you now have the ability to capture things that a huge company cannot. With tap of a button you can send your client a realistic view of the condition of the neighborhood, the neighbors (that’s always important), traffic, schools, construction(if any), condition of home, etc. The uses are endless. This creates a deeper level of trust between you and your client, something that is sure to be conveyed when recommending you to a friend. Current Technology not only allows you to share the video instantly but it allows you to stream live if needed.
Video is a crucial addition to realtors who want to take their business to the next level. Going the extra mile to create a quality video could not only be the deciding factor in your sale, but it could also be the deciding factor in the potential for future listings. So before posting your next listing think about using video to do something “outside the box”.
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