As mentioned, sure agents can handle the dozens of details that are involved in marketing a property but a better use of our time is delegating some of these tasks to the specialists so that we can be spending either more direct time with clients or developing new business. I rarely take my own photos but hire it out & I'd very likely hire out video.
You may be hearing from me for my next listing.
*part of the Trulian team ^^
Wouldn't you agree that there are many agents who are too busy being agents to also wear other hats? By the way, I appreciate your point of view...its why I asked the question in my original posting.
Good luck with the business. I don't think it will be long before we are all doing it more. Youtube has good loadiing, more consistant than other sites.
While there are companies out there who will shoot a video for you, all the agents I know have gone ahead and done it themselves. I would say at least try and do it yourself. Get a video camera, and walk through the property describing it like you would to a buyer. Show it to a few colleagues and get their opinions.
It should be short, and to the point. You may be surprised at how good it is. Of course, if it is a total disaster, get outside help.
But try it yourself first.
As far as why more agents are not doing it? It has taken our industry forever to get to the point where we are now. When you compare out industry to others and their use of technology and when they adopted new forms of marketing and information distribution, you will see that we lag far behind. Fear of the new, we are too bull headed as independent contractors, who knows?
But if you see something that can help your business, go for it.