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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities and Jeff Dowler CRS are two people that come to my mind that do video blogs. Keep in mind ... you will want to have text/content on your blog as well.

Jan 20, 2016 05:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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John,

It depends, some of the readers don't take time to view the videos and some do.  If you are going to do videos make sure it makes everyone want to see it, it is that good.  A great example are Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD video.  She has a journalistic background, and understanding for story structure and a great voice.  I love her videos.  A

Jan 20, 2016 05:53 AM
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If you are looking for points you will need a fifty word minimum. Use both.

Jan 20, 2016 05:19 AM
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Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I use videos as well as photos, graphics and those all important words in most of my blog posts both here and on my Wordpress sites.  My policy is to provide information of interest in as many different forms as possible.  

Feb 01, 2016 11:42 PM
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William Feela
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I seldom have the time to watch a video r read a long bog

Jan 20, 2016 05:57 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Glad to see you are here, John , and participating. The more you participate, and the more you post, the better for others getting to know you, including consumers who will want to do business with you.

Videos are pretty popular and getting more so all the time. I personally would not put a video out there in a post without some commentary, and if you want to get the points for posting you must have 50+ words.

Sharing a video in a longer post about a community, tourist attraction, event, etc. is also a good thing to do, as is including plenty of photos, to add visual appeal! Keep the vids short, probably no more than 2 minutes or so

Good luck

Jan 20, 2016 05:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Videos are great but do not count on all of the readers to click on your links.

Jan 20, 2016 05:31 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Great!

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Valeria Mola
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Yes, it is great idea.

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John - I think a mixture of videos and written blogs is a good idea. However, you have to make sure what you are putting out is attracting the right audience, and not turning them off, so to speak.

Jan 21, 2016 06:09 PM
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Video is great for SEO, but most AR readers will not take the time to watch them.

Jan 21, 2016 12:29 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning John. Video as part of a blog is ways great.

Jan 20, 2016 06:04 PM
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 Good morning John. I take them as being a good thing.

Jan 20, 2016 05:24 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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That is the best. 

I hope, one day I'll do them too. 

Good luck!

Jan 20, 2016 04:27 PM
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If they are of decent quality I think they are great.  But most of them are pretty awful.

Jan 20, 2016 03:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
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John Cooper - why not? And in fact, you can also use cartoon type videos to deliver the message.

My market reports are coming soon - in a video format!

And they are welcome here in 'Rain.

Jan 20, 2016 01:31 PM
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love video blogs, but don't feel comfortable being on camera myself.

Jan 20, 2016 12:55 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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They are definitely NOT frowned upon!  Some of the wisdom of the day is to move to video blogs, so I highly recommend you have some fun with it!

 

Glad to have you on board.

Jan 20, 2016 12:20 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Good!!!!!!!!

Jan 20, 2016 11:55 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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Great idea along with actual words.  You need at least 50 to get points for your post.

Jan 20, 2016 11:01 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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We should have them.  Would we have to have a minimum time?

Jan 20, 2016 09:58 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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I would think that they would be good. If they don't want to watch then they do not have to.

Jan 20, 2016 09:29 AM
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Hi John- it would seem that videos are the wave of the future, but I would had words along with it.  Some may not take the time to view it but would read it.  

Jan 20, 2016 09:28 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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I believe it is an excellent idea to have video blog. Mixed it up and see what works best for you.

Jan 20, 2016 09:22 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
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I agree with Jeff Dowler.

Jan 20, 2016 08:47 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Videos are great, but don't just post that. Have some text to go with it. I'm not saying you have to write a novel, but a few words to explain the video. 

Jan 20, 2016 08:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

With one billion daily users I say it is good in a lot of places.

Jan 20, 2016 08:06 AM