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Real Estate Websites With Video For Generating Real Estate Leads

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Lead Generation, Real Estate Videos, Real Estate Websites | Posted on 16-01-2011

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Real Estate Websites with Video help real estate agents solve one of their greatest challenges, how to become competitive at generating leads for their real estate business.

Most of real estate agents are well aware of the benefits of having a website but the challenge lies in driving targeted leads to their websites and then converting those leads to clients. The new standard toady involves the use of website video to assist with selling homes and acquiring targeted leads. The use of video for marketing real estate property is still at a stage of catching on due to various misconceptions among the real estate agents on it ease of use and cost to produce.

Creating video for your website is pretty simple if you already know how to use a camcorder or you can turn photos into video. All you need to do is walk through every room in the house and take videos or photos of the features that you want to promote about the specific property. Describe it in detail as you would to a prospective buyer who is physically present with you. Once you get the hang of this then you are on your way to producing quality video content to help you generate leads and market your listings.

Creating a video tour is not as expensive as is often thought. If you do not want to engage the services of a professional video production company, then here are a few pointers on how to make your own.

Record the video on your camcorder and then transfer this video to your computer using either a firewire cable or a USB connection. These cables come standard with most camcorders.

Edit your video using video editing software. It is possible to get suitable editing suits that are completely free on the internet, but if you are thinking of incorporating advanced video effects in your tour then you might consider purchasing a premium package. These video packages are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased for about one hundred dollars.

My two favorite video editing software suites are Pinnacle Studios and CyberLink Power Director for Windows; the Macs come with their own proprietary software. You can also use PowerPoint and Camtasia to make some pretty cool videos out of slides and photos.

You should make sure that your computer has the capacity to handle video editing tasks. Using a computer that has lower specifications will lead to constant crashes and you may have to compromise on quality.

The benefits of using video to generate useful leads for your real estate business are often underestimated. You can sell a property directly with the use of video tours. You will definitely get more traffic to your site than a competitor who is using static images. Consider the costs that you incur when you have to follow the traditional method of selling a property. Video tours can save you plenty of time to that you would otherwise spend on marketing efforts so that you can concentrate on other aspects of your real estate venture. The best benefits occur when you place your videos on YUouTube.

A video website will not only increase the visibility of your properties and help you generate leads, or close more deals, it will also show that you are a professional who thinks outside the box. This will serve to boost the confidence that prospective buyers will have in your business and you will find that you are more effective in your marketing than before. To get a better understanding about video and its overall benefits I would recommend reading this article and looking at some of the examples provided with it.

Real Estate Websites with Video | The Amazing Benefits

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd
800-409-9850

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