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videographerAfter a month long series on videos, ending with quite a dynamic interchange on a local company who is trying to get their agents to use video . . . it is your turn. This is month of top 50 and top ten lists of the biggest, baddest, cutest, most social and now . . . drum roll . . . who in your humble opinion creates and produces some of the best videos for their real estate business. Fill out the form below and I will publish my top FIVE list . . . next week.

My top three are Mike LeFebvre – The Uncommon Agent, Brian Copeland of Nashville and Beyond and Pat Wattam of Baton Rouge Real Estate.

Can’t wait to see the results! Click here to tell us your favorite(s)

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  1. Tino

    October 5, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I’m going to have to vote for Jim Klinge, a.k.a. Jim The Realtor (https://www.youtube.com/user/JimtheRealtor) — nobody else I’ve seen even comes close. And this despite the fact that, in many ways, his videos suck. He records these things on his phone, often while driving around the neighborhood — and they’re still the best real-estate videos I’ve seen.

    Why is that? It’s because nearly all real-estate video is the product of listing agents, produced in an attempt to get people to come see their listings. And this is a terrible use of video. These things take their inspiration from TV commercials, despite the fact that what they’re selling is far more complicated and individual than anything sold on TV.

    A good video might be able to give you a better sense of a space than can most still photos, but that’s about the only thing listing-agent video has going for it. And what does that cost us? We get low-resolution pictures — in most real-estate videos, literally still pictures that have been Ken Burns’d — that we have to look at at the listing agent’s pace, not ours. All while listening to terrible, repetitive music. Phooey. Far better to offer good, well lit, high resolution stills.

    I don’t think these things are all that useful from an agent’s perspective, either. What do they say to potential future listing clients? “If you list your property with me, I can make a video about it. If your house is as striking as this one, it’ll look as good as this.” That undoubtedly impresses some people, but what it really says to me is that the agent has a camera and a copy of iMovie.

    Klinge’s videos, on the other hand, do a *lot* to sell him as a buyer’s agent. I might be wrong, but after watching some of his videos I get an impression of what it would be like to work with him, and I get the strong impression that he’d be particularly helpful for someone who needs to buy now but who is worried about the state of the market. I’m sure that most of the agents making these listing-agent videos are great ones; but Klinge is the only agent whose videos have specifically caused me to think well of *him*.

  2. stephanie crawford

    October 7, 2009 at 12:45 am

    YaY Brian, you networker you.

  3. Peanut

    October 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Are you crazy? Jim’s videos look like my two year old did them. Maybe I didn’t watch enough of them to find “the good one”. Our http://www.TuesdayMorningCoffee.com videos are never about a particular listing because I agree listing videos are almost overdone propaganda, there are some good ones out there and they can still help sell a house (which is what we’re all out to do right).

    Brian Copeland does a great job on his videos at http://www.NashvilleandBeyond.com and includes lots of info on neighborhoods, attractions and even general living, adding lots of value to his website along the way. Mike LeFebvre’s https://www.TheUncommonAgent.com/VideoBlog.ubr is always cool too in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. Also Dale Chumbley’s “Identity Crisis” on http://www.ClarkCountyRealEstateBlog.com is very engaging. All three of those make “Jim The Realtor” videos look second rate. I don’t see the difference in those opposed to every other Realtors videos…am I missing something?

    My personal favorite? https://www.johncjones.com/Blog/John-Jones-on-The-Late-Show-Spoof but I’m obviously partial. Apart from that I think Dale’s ROCKS!

  4. Dean Ouellette

    October 11, 2009 at 1:03 am

    I am actually looking for frequent real estate video bloggers besides Ian Watt… not much out there it appears

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