Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm not even the least bit camera shy. 😇We went through this a long time ago using Skype a lot. For messaging, it's too much trouble. My written and spoken word is more powerful without a live physical image. And I'm not always ready for showtime either. LMAO

Nov 20, 2017 06:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Thank you for doing the validation testing Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I am not a fan of the camera (if I am in front of it) or video. I suspect the major reason I am so turned off by it is the OBSESSIONS people seem to have with the camera ... selfies ... look at ME ME ME ME ME.  It's like junkies on steriods with self-obsession.  

I am not camera shy ... I feel video is over-used. It's become just another someone yammering in front of the camera ... look at ME! 

Nov 20, 2017 07:14 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The good ones have backend meterics to allow you to test effectiveness.

Nov 20, 2017 07:49 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Camera shy 1st off. 

Second, the ones that I've seen really don't give me really good info. It's just sort of a mortgage/real estate related hello. Not really worth watching. 

Third, recipient should not say 'well that was a complete waste of time' after viewing.

Nov 20, 2017 07:38 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 20, 2017 06:42 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I use video email and text weekly; I like being able to customize my graphics that frame the video and it should be a system that doesn't trigger spam filters.

Nov 20, 2017 06:32 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've not used video email....but I'll check out what you have to say about it...

Nov 20, 2017 06:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Locked in and ready to learn. Need to get started! Thanks!

Nov 20, 2017 05:59 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Annette, that will be an important post.

Nov 20, 2017 08:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never used video email. 

Nov 20, 2017 06:05 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use a lot my iphone for video messages. I send my property tours, inspection update, congratulations with closing, anything. And I'm not shy to use facetime, skype, facebook talk if necessary. Yet, I did not yet turned into auto messages, I need to prerecord those. 

Nov 20, 2017 08:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Quick communication/reminders only - person-to-person and it works for me. I'm not good on that side of the camera - I MUCH prefer to be the one holding the camera!

I would like to know what you used for the videos you did last week - those looked really sharp, Annette.

Nov 20, 2017 05:27 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I am not camera shy.  But email marketing with me as the star is not presently on my "to do list".

 I look forward to your blog post.  Please provide the link when it's ready.

Nov 20, 2017 03:38 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

These are my personal views on the subject:

Email is meant to be words on a page, not video.  Get facetime or Android Duo for that.  Video and podcasts are considerably slower than my reading speed and for that they will forever be a disliked form of communication.  Video's purpose is to demonstrate an action, building a webpage, installing a backup generator to your house, performing a cooking technique, etc.  It is not a "Hey, what's up.  Here's the latest in the market" communicaiton method.  If you want actual "face time" go take people out for lunch/coffee or god forbid... DOOR KNOCK!  When I open up an email, the last thing I want to see is someone's ugly mug and hear their god awful voice.

Nov 20, 2017 10:51 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Camera shy and time ...

Nov 20, 2017 09:56 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

The only reason I don't is because I don't have the time to dedicate to it consistently.

Nov 21, 2017 04:50 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I feel it serves its purpose but not sure how to best utilize it.

Nov 20, 2017 08:16 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used it.

Nov 20, 2017 04:35 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I just do the basics and it's enough for me.

Nov 20, 2017 11:57 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Nov 20, 2017 07:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Still not a fan

Nov 20, 2017 06:58 AM
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Bomb Bomb is the most popular video tool for emailing video. Customers love it, especially when it is personalized for them. 

I love video, use it all the time, although now I am moving more to FB live and YT live. 

We do explainer videos and doodles too. But I prefer using my mac as always with keynote or screenflow. 

I am not camera shy because I was a teen model and actress. However, I am super overweight now - which happened somehow when I reached menapause, and so I don't like to be full length in front of the camera but face and talking is just fine. 

We do a lot of stills that we turn into video and video clips mixed in with stills to get better attention resetting. 


Nov 21, 2017 09:02 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Joe Pryor nailed this one!

Nov 21, 2017 03:39 AM