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Video podcasts showcase real estate

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MTV, move over. A Texas Realtor is making music video podcasts to showcase his company's properties. Of course, the virtual-tour videos, with eye-catching images such as a waterfall winding its way down a terraced, lighted front lawn, are not exactly MTV fare. There's nary a glimpse of Britney Spears or Madonna, osculating or not. But the videos do offer buyers a new way to eyeball Bruce Kink's properties as they come on the market. The Woodlands, Texas, Realtor has produced 10 videos available for download on his Web site offering virtual tours of his listings with a music background. From now on, he will create video podcasts for his listings as they arrive, Kink said, and will soon add voiceovers. Because it is a newer technology, it may be necessary to install updates to the various players to view the podcasts. Instructions for doing so are available on the Kink Team site. The podcasts launched only last month, but have already generated major buzz, Kink said. "Since introducing ...