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Selling your house on YouTube

An article on Yahoo! Finance talks about “The ‘YouTubing’ of real estate marketing” where people are starting to use the popular video sharing website to showcase their homes for prospective buyers.

Here’s a sample video I got while searching YouTube:

For some time now, I’ve been scouting for a house to permanently settle in so whenever I get some free time or chance upon a local real estate website, I’d browse around and check out their model homes. However, you’d only get 3D presentations, maybe a couple of pictures and a layout or sketch of some sorts. Most people would want to see the real thing but going on trips just to do that could be time consuming.

With the video, you can get the feeling of being walked through the house and see the actual thing. Anyway, I hope brokers or agents could get a hint and do the same.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. skiper says:

    Great idea, no more field tripping. Agents/brokers should create a video like this.

  2. SELaplana says:

    I already seen a lot of marketing video uploaded at Youtube. Some are selling their books, ebooks, second hand properties, even a wife….

  3. j4s0n says:

    Sounds like a new idea for a website. :) oooppsss… i shouldn’t have said that.

  4. ManuelV says:

    I don’t know why property specialists are reluctant to post videos online. They prefer to have a prospect sign a form (to mark them as belonging to that particular agent), and then invite them to physically visit the site.

    Maybe they’re worried that the person viewing the video might buy the property via another broker?

    Hmmm… brandible/brandable videos, anyone? :-)

  5. Noemi says:

    Brokers can break or make a sale. Get one who is really on your side, a buying broker . I’ve had so many headaches from brokers…deals broken because of commission spats.

  6. Chris says:

    Now that is new to me. I did not know about this latest fad. This is a fabulous way to view homes in the future!


  7. Maita says:

    Hi, I already experimented using YouTube to sell my lot on my blog, http://architerra.wordpress.com (I’m a realtor, by the way.:))

    It’s true it’s engaging and adds some hi-tech sheen to the posting. But I guess like Flash, You Tube vid can slow down the site’s download. You have to consider those who aren’t on broadband.

    You can try the virtual tour of some properties on my site,www.architerra.org–the closest thing to video. Maybe I can help Yuga or any 1 of you guys here look for a property one of these days. . ;-)

  8. Vix says:

    Neat idea. But it also gives robbers the chance to “case the joint” without actually going to the place!

  9. Carla says:

    I visit everyday some web pages and sites to read articles, however this website offers feature based

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