One of the questions I get most frequently is how to add multmedia content to a real estate web site. Flash (if it’s not overdone) can be a great way to add some life to your otherwise static page. It used to be you’d have to learn to code Flash by yourself, and tackle a fairly steep learning curve. No longer, thankfully – as there are many sites out there that can crank out a Flash movie or animation for you almost instantly.
Still one my favorite web sites to create new content is OneTrueMedia.OTM creates a slick Ken Burns-style presentation, complete with music and professional quality transitions. The downside that is with all the options that are available to you, OTM interface’s can be a little unweildy.
sellsius° real estate blog recommends FilmLoop to accomplish a similar result – though that site requires downloading and installing a client onto your computer. Personally, I prefer keeping everything web based though.
Slide on the other hand, allows you to quickly create an embeddable Flash graphic very quickly. Unlike OTM, Slide is designed for ease of use. Uploading and reordering images is very straightforward and then you simply pick one of a number of themes, apply it to you picture and instantly have your graphic. Slide even provides the HTML code for you to include it your web site or blog.
Using Slide you could quickly throw together a multimedia presentation of your listed properties or even a tour of a particular home. Here’s what I put together quickly, by way of an example.