Would this concept site assist in a sale? www.iRealEstate.tv

Asked by Dean C. Smith, 94403 Fri Jul 13, 2007

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J Lo, Home Buyer, California Glory, Brentwood, CA
Thu Jul 19, 2007
You and I are kindred spirits of a sort! I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. There is a company that does great work with shots and virtual tours; I'll bet you've heard of them, or seen their work: VHT.

I only mention them because so many pictures out there are dark and even some of the virtual tours are just a compilation of the same dark pictures.

Bright, crisp, and clear is the best way -- or what ever medium you choose to present will still fall short.

Keep those great answers coming!
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Deborah Madey, Agent, Brick, NJ
Thu Jul 19, 2007
Some buyers complain that tours and videos are lacking in quality and distorted. If function, quality, and clarity are there, they really like tours and videos. Clicking to find out the images disappoint lead some to pass in favor of still shots.

I think video or tours need to be a part of the property description page, not a destination unto their own. Buyers know what geography and price range are of interest, and want to learn about any property that meets their criteria.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Mon Jul 16, 2007
What I am finding is that buyers want pictures, but very few are looking at any kind of video or virtual tour. They'll look at one and then want to move on quickly. Of course they might want to look at a video of the one house they really want to buy. My seller clients always ask if we will include a virtual tour, but I always ask my buyer clients if they look at them and they say they've looked at one or two, but don't have time and would rather just look at static pictures. The real killer is no pictures....they'll just pass right over those listings.
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Kevin Boer, , Palo Alto, CA
Sat Jul 14, 2007
Real estate video is already quite a crowded space: turnhere.com and wellcomemat.com to start with. Then there are independent video producers as well. Having said that, there's always room for one player, but success will come to execution, not merely the concept -- since the concept is already well-proven. Best of luck!
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J Lo, Home Buyer, California Glory, Brentwood, CA
Fri Jul 13, 2007
Hi Dean:
I visited the web-site you referenced. I wasn't immediately "wow'd" by the presentation examples. There are quite a few video sources that agents/brokers use. Nothing should be discounted. However, based on price, viewership (membership) - every dollar spent should be wise.

At this time, I would have to say that this resource would be too limited in my market. I will however, keep an eye on it to see if it stands the test of time.

Thanks so much!
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