Yes, it’s true. We have another community member adding video comments on Trulia Voices. A couple of months ago, Patrick Mahony was the first real estate agent to post a video comment to Trulia Voices. On Monday, Judy, a home buyer from South Dakota, asked a foreclosure question on Voices about a property located at 2525 Marie St in Simi Valley, California. Ted Mackel, a real estate agent from Simi Valley, answered via a video comment. He became the second real estate agent ever to do so on Voices.
Yesterday, he added a second follow up video comment, with even more detail, on the same question. How great is that?
Are video comments the wave of the future? Well, that may be pushing it a bit. But they sure do add another level of interaction between home buyers, home sellers and agents. In fact, it’s another way for an agent to differentiate themselves from their peers. Sometimes it’s not what you say but how you say it that matters. Text has a funny way of getting misinterpreted. However, in addition to showcasing your local knowledge, video has the potential to show your personality to someone thousands of miles away. For some people, it can be the difference between choosing agent A versus agent B.
Will we ever get home buyers and home sellers asking us their real estate questions on video? Hmmmm? Now that would be really interesting……