Klypper is a cool, new, free app that I know real estate agents everywhere are going to love. I’ve spent plenty of time playing with this new “toy” and I’m about to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Are you ready?
Klypper takes still photos and turns them into a video collage, or as they call it a Kollage, where you are the narrator. Here’s how it works: open Klypper > select kollage > select new. Pick up to five of the photos stored on your device and turn them into a collage. Once you’ve selected your photos, it will prompt you to record a video. As you are recording the video, you use your finger to change the photos as you go along.
Once you complete the video recording of your Kollage, it takes a few minutes to process your recording and turn it into video. Once its done you can share your video on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Or you can email or text the video as a link. By the way, if you want to share your Kollage in your blog, you must upload it to YouTube first.
Here’s what the Kollage looks like when you are done:
I find Klypper easy to use — it’s a great way to differentiate yourself with clients. The maximum number of photos you can use in one Kollage is five, and the maximum length for any video is sixty seconds. As you are recording your Kollage you will see the counter so you know how much time you have. It turns red when there are only five seconds left to record.
“How do I integrate Klypper into my real estate business?”
You could send some photos of a house your client liked with a video brief from you. You could also send a Kollage of all the houses your clients looked at (up to 5) with a video reminding them of the benefits of each property.
I can think of all kinds of ways to use my Klypper Kollages in my blogs as well. For example, if you blog about your community, you could take five photos of your favorite local hot spots with a video of you sharing your thoughts on each one.
By the way, you can swivel the video camera and take video of someone else for your Kollage as well.
Just closed on a property with a happy client? Take a photo of the house, include a video testimonial from your client, upload it to Youtube, embed it in your blog, and share it with the world.
If there is anything that I didn’t like about Klypper, it was that as I started to really get the hang of it, I wanted to include more than five photos, and record more than sixty seconds of footage. That said, I also understand that if that were part of the program, it would limit the functionality, since the current limits make it easy to text and email the video links.
The other downside to the program is that as soon as you are done recording your Kollage it starts processing it into video. Often times I don’t like the first take of the video. I wish it asked “Do you want to process this Kollage?”, because it’s frustrating waiting a few minutes for it to process a video Kollage that you know you are not going to use. Especially when all you really want to do is record a new one.
In addition to making cool Kollages, Klypper allows you to add text, drawings, and emoticons to your video. Klypper is available for Ipad and Iphone. There is a beta test version for Android as well.
Are you using Klypper? What do you think? What other ways do you use it in your real estate business?