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Create You Tube Videos for Your Listings on RealBird

As I blogged about a few months ago, RealBird offers real results for real estate listings.  Now, RealBird is offering you the option to create a free video using your static photos via Animoto.  It's now super simple to create YouTube videos from your RealBird listings.

It's really easy to create a YouTube video from your Real Bird listing using Animoto.After you have created your RealBird listing, click on the yellow Create Video button.  This will direct you to the Animoto video website.  If you have an Animoto account, you just need to login to your account.  If you don't have an Animoto account, you will be able to create one at that time.  With the free Animoto account, you can create a short 30 second video using the photos on your RealBird listing.  Those photos are automatically pulled over to your Animoto account when you click the yellow Create Video button.

With the free Animoto account, you are limited in templates and length of time.  However, you can add text, move the photos around, shuffle them, rotate them and even add more photos if you would like.  You can also add music from Animoto's library or from an MP3, as long as you have permission to use the music.  Animoto's musical library includes selections from pop, indie rock, jazz, electronica, country, classical, hip hop, latin, gospel and oldies. 

It's really easy to create a YouTube video from your Real Bird listing using Animoto.

Once you finalize your video, you will be allowed to enter a title and description.  This is what YouTube will show as your title and description as well.  It's a great place to add keywords and even your contact info and/or web address.  Once the video is rendered, you will be able to export it directly to your YouTube account.  Animoto does all the work for you.  However, you will want to make sure that you add tags and even an annotation or two to your video once YouTube has finished processing the upload.  These are great ways to showcase your client's listing and help drive more traffic to your website.

It's really easy to create a YouTube video from your Real Bird listing using Animoto.

If you're confused on how to create your own YouTube video from your RealBird listing, just contact me.  I'll be happy to lend a hand.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

Comment balloon 16 commentsPamela Cendejas • April 15 2010 05:17PM

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Hi Pamela~  I think that would be a great way to get exposure.  So many people use you tube!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 9 years ago

We're trying to get brave enough to do our first You Tube informational video. We'll save your blog post so we can take advantage of your step-by-step process. This is a market we realize we're missing out on. Thank you!

Posted by Carol S Snyder, Design Consultant To Property Investors (TheStyleStagers, LLC) over 9 years ago

I did one already and it is snazzy and fun! I also had a more elegant Tour Factory longer tour on the same feature sheet.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 9 years ago

More useful information for us to try.  Thanks!  I'll have to give it a try.

Posted by Irene Tron over 9 years ago

Hi Vicki - This will give your listings more exposure.  Be sure to tag your video with good keywords.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Carol and Sharon - It's never too late to get started.  Getting started, though, is the key to success.  Even taking baby steps - putting your toe in the water, so to speak - will be better than not doing anything at all.  Good luck with your first video.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Great, Cheryl!  My team and I are always on the lookout for marketing tools and methods of getting seen.  Please let me know what kind of results you get from your listing.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Irene - Thanks for stopping by.  I'd be curious to know what you think of this marketing tool after you try it.  What kind of results you get, how quick and easy was it to use?

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Pam ~ This is a powerful tool.  Candice Donofrio uses it and thinks it is wonderful!  Great help!

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Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 9 years ago

Pam, I love Animoto.  I'm just starting out using it but love how easy it is to get a great finished product!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 9 years ago

Pamela,

I'm not that advanced in this end of things. I have bookmarked this post as I have many of your other posts.

This is great information and well presented. However, I don't have time to focus on this until the Spring market is over.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Hi Carra - Well, if Candice thinks it good. . . ;)  Yes, it is a great tool.  Thank you for responding.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Susan - It's a wonderful - and so easy - tool to use.  These are the best kind!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Brian - I know how hard it is for agents to keep up with the administrative side of their businesses.  Have you considered outsourcing those projects?  You might find it's much easier on you and a lot less expensive than you might think.  I've written an article entitled, Outsourcing, What You Need to Know.  Maybe this will help you.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Pamela - I LOVE RealBird!  And I LOVE ANIMOTO!  It's well worth the $250/year they charge.  FANTASTIC!!  If people aren't convinced I would urge them to give the free account a go first.....and I'm betting that quite a few people will sign up to be paid members! :)

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Coleen - I agree with you.  With all the things we have to do, isn't it wonderful to find such great timesaving tools?!  Thank you for commenting.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

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