Real estate video is definitely a big trend this year. Producing and directing a great real estate video is a subject best covered in a another post – but if you already have a video you want to show, the big question is where to host it?
I’ve suggested a few options in the past (see Video Hosting Alternatives to Youtube) but I thought, instead of writing about them, I’d show you instead.
WellcomeMatPros: High quality video, multiple players available for embedding
Cons: Slightly longer encoding process
Pros: WYSIWYG HTML editor for descriptions, Creative Commons licenses for videos, integrated advertising with revenue share
Video: Future of Real Estate Marketing
Pros: Integrated with Hotmail/MSN account – no new signup needed
Cons: Slow upload
JumpcutCons: Slow upload
Cons: Slightly laborious sign up process
VimeoPros: Fast, easy to signup
Cons: Slow conversion
Pros: Video available quickly, can embed ads in video
Cons: Must use FLV (Flash) file, no encoding, no upload
Real Estate Video Shoot Out Also-rans
Cons: Didn’t work! Got hung up on upload. The King is dead! Long live the King!
Cons: Video needs to be approved before being published
Cons: Doesn’t support Firefox
The video clip used in these example was produced by Dave Herring of Florida DV – if you’re a Realtor in Florida and you’re looking for a great videographer to shoot your listings; give him a call at (727)686-3638, email him at gulfshooter [at] yahoo.com or visit him on the Web at http://www.wellcomemat.com/florida