You are viewing our site as an Agent, Switch Your View:

Agent | Broker     Reset Filters to Default     Back to List

What Goes Into a Winning Listing Video

May 04 2016

vscreen what goes into a winning listing video 580x303

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a video is worth...a million words? And if you're trying to sell a house, it could be worth more! More internet consumers than ever are watching videos which raises the question...

What goes into a winning listing video?

Let's start with branding. If your viewer doesn't know who's selling the home or how to reach them, well, a lot of time and effort has been pretty much wasted. Whether you say it, show it, or both, let your viewer know who you are and how they can reach you from the start.You can also incorporate graphics throughout the video with your phone number and email. Just make sure they don't distract from the scene.

Your goal is to make the viewer imagine him or herself living in the home. The most effective way to do that is to properly stage the homestage the home. Depending on your experience and budget, you may want to hire some extra help to make the home look warm and inviting. Another way to make your video listing more enticing is to hire one or more actors. Seeing them engage with the home's features will bring the experience of living in the home to life for your viewer. It can showcase the ease of using the kitchen, for example, or the tranquility of the master suite.

It's estimated that up to 75 percent of all internet traffic will be video content by 2017. So—subtle hint here—well-produced video presentations of your listings could be worth their weight in gold (if you could weigh a video). So with all the competition to get your buyers attention, how can you make your listing video stand out?

Be sure you're selling the features of the home.

If it's a lake property, an outside view of the lakefront and the scene from the deck overlooking the water will help convey the advantages of the location. Drone video can be especially effective in showing off the outside space, giving the viewer a quick bird's eye view of the property.

Keep your intended audience in mind in your listing videos.

If you specialize in luxury properties, show off aspects of the home they'll want to see. How much space is there for entertaining? What are some of the home's security features? How much garage space is there? These are some of the things your video can show off.

Once you've created your listing video masterpiece, it's time to share it with the world! Or, at least, make sure it gets maximum exposure with your target audience. If you've played your cards right, your listing video will get a good number of views from home buyers who have already seen your market video. Make sure your listing videos are available through your broker's website, as well. It may be one of several the buyer watches if the title and brief description catch their attention.

Go where the eyeballs are.

For video, Youtube is still the reigning champion for video views. Your videos should be there. Facebook is another important platform. Be sure to encourage your friends to share it, especially with those they know are looking for this kind of property. There are a number of other websites available to share listings, as well. You can't share your listing video too much, but start with the venues that provide the most viewers.

Ultimately, you want to engage with your viewers. Be sure to provide clickable links so an interested buyer has easy access to you. Make it easy for others to share your video. The more it's viewed, the sooner you'll have another sale!

To view the original article, visit the VScreen blogVScreen blog.