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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, I do! I post all sorts of videos - neighborhoods, testimonials, listings...

I don't seek followers, I just use YouTube to send links and embed code on websites/social media. If I get followers, that's wonderful!

I did a listing consultation last week on a high-end home - they brought up one of my videos on their 65" TV screen (they have YouTube on their TV)! They said the marketing and especially the video was what sold them on me. They said (and I've heard this many times before) -  it wasn't a slide-show but, that they could actually walk through the home and get a much better sense of the layout of the home.

Feb 22, 2019 04:24 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If you're interested in You-Tube you should follow Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD for pointers, tips and just because   you will benefit from her overall knowledge.   She has a regular ActiveRain post that you may find to be a "must read".

Feb 22, 2019 03:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes I have one, it is great for SEO on localism and listing posts, but I do not try to get subscribers.

Feb 22, 2019 06:08 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I previously did video using Animoto and exported the video to You Tube.... I don't use it for business anymore....only for workouts....lifting sessions...

Feb 22, 2019 03:43 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Alexis,

We did and still do.  However, we are dormant when it comes to Google.  It used to be you could have a privacy button that kept them from promoting other videos, and now you have to do a "watch later" setting to prevent that.  We prefer Vimeo, because we don't have their logo on our videos!

PS Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD has a series on Thursday on the subject of videos.  Be sure to follow her advice,  it is good sound advice, and she is excellent at creating videos.  A

Feb 22, 2019 03:35 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do.

 

Feb 22, 2019 09:30 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't have a YouTube Channel. I never got around to it. Seemed to be a great deal of time to script, produce and edit.

Feb 23, 2019 06:13 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I have one but I don't know why honestly. I put all my home vids on there & I see someone watches them and ???

Feb 23, 2019 06:00 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

the goal is to get that platform to send viewers to you, not you sending viwers to them.

Feb 23, 2019 04:37 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

no Youtube for me yet...I have thought about it but just never got there!

Feb 23, 2019 01:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never got into it when I was active!

Feb 23, 2019 12:11 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm not sure I'm talking the same language but I use Youtube a lot and always share it here and on other social media Alexis Davis United Country | Ozarks 

Feb 22, 2019 07:31 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No Youtube for us. Our photographer puts property tours on Youtube.

Feb 22, 2019 04:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Feb 22, 2019 03:50 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I do not, but it's on my to-do list. I'll plan to start following  Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD as recommended to get oriented.
Bruce

 

Feb 23, 2019 09:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I have a Youtube channel and I post market reports, client testimonials, lstings, other real estate related videos.

Feb 23, 2019 05:24 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do, but I do not use it anymore. 

Feb 23, 2019 12:28 PM
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Judith Kahansky
You Can Live Rich On Less - Toronto, ON
Lifestyle writer, photographer

I highly recommend following The Bite Shot on YouTube.  She is a food photographer, but very experienced.  Another resource is VidProMom.  Both are excellent and have tons of how to videos. 

Feb 23, 2019 11:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do have YouTube channels. I invite or ask people to subscribe. 

Feb 23, 2019 10:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  I post video walkthroughs and virutal tours of my listings.  I've just started making videos showing the transformations my investor flip listings go through.  I'm not worried about subscribers, I just want video views.

Feb 23, 2019 09:27 AM
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yes, we do. And we have a variety of videos. Community videos are especially good for agents to produce. You can brand yourself as the community expert --- 

Feb 23, 2019 09:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not

Feb 23, 2019 08:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I speak at investment seminars I end with information including my video channel.

Feb 23, 2019 07:56 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

 yes, i have one and use it to market my self and my farms

Feb 23, 2019 07:35 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do, but it's used more as a host for content that I publish in other places.

Feb 23, 2019 07:32 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't specifically encourage subscriptions but post a variety of videos - listings, tourist stuff, communities, things to do, How Do videos, etc

I also recommend following Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  - here Thursday YouTube series is excellent education and she does terrific videos.

Feb 23, 2019 07:22 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It enhanced ones marketability. One should be professional not post crap as these shaky camera often backfire as being unprofessional.

Feb 23, 2019 08:13 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do, and post on all social media sites.  

Mar 08, 2019 11:25 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do.

I do not solicit subscribers.

Most popular content is regarding community. Unaffiliated buyers and sellers (my target) find these posts organically.

Most frequent content is regarding houses. This is my opportunity to share a back-story that is keyed to location.

PRIVATE content is about loyalty strategy. This component is to establish the benefits of being loyal. For example, 'where to go to receives grants and a mortgage with a 620 score." Be aware, many buyers are seeking solutions who are much more qualified that those with a 620.  However, this creates a good referral option for those agents with which more business is possible.

Real estate agents who have not grasp the bestowed power bigG has placed on video really are living in a different world, a different reality. Video is the single biggest step to jack up SEO on any web posting. The shame is much of what needs to be do is available via FREE on-line resources.

SIDE NOTE: Do people look for houses for sale on YouTube? I can say 'Yes."

Feb 25, 2019 06:01 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do and use ot for marketing but do not concern mtself with getting subscribers.

Feb 25, 2019 05:00 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We have a slowly  growing channel, but we don't ask for subscribers specifically. We use YouTube videos as links and embedded in blogs/emails/social media posts.

Feb 25, 2019 03:35 AM
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Thomas Hamrick
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Agent on LivingCbus: The Hamrick Home Team

We use it to embed videos on our website! Other than that, we do not try to actively get subscribers, but if we do, GREAT!

Feb 24, 2019 08:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 24, 2019 07:25 AM