From the Contra Costa Times, creative Realtors are turning to YouTube:

Then she watched a video of a man taking viewers on a walking tour of his hometown on YouTube and had an idea: She would film a tour of her client’s home and be one of the first handful of agents to put it on YouTube.

“I ran it by my seller, who was a 30-something, and he was excited,” she said. “It’s so important for a listing agent to get more creative. You have to because it’s a lot harder to sell a house now.”

Although many may use YouTube to watch embarrassing celebrity moments or quirky videos, many real estate agents see it as an effective way to sell houses.

I’ve written about using Youtube to host your videos in the past (see Tip Tuesday: Creating a Killer Listing Presentation), but these days there are many more options available to Realtors who want to adopt a similar marketing angle.

Try any of the following:

blip.tv
Break
iFilm
Jumpcut
Metacafe
Revver
Vimeo
Soapbox (in Beta now)

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