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Interactive Youtube Video - Technology That Makes You Play & Think

This is one of the first interactive videos on Youtube, so what's next?

Here's an interactive video on Youtube that allows the viewer to play the piano and control the guitar player.  My first thought was, "How did they do this?" My second thought was, "What song shall I play?"  But my third thought was, "How can this cool video technology be used in our business, or any business for that matter?"  This may seem a bit far-fetched but if someone can assign the keys on your computer keyboard to do specific functions in their video, imagine the possibilities of how this might work for Real Estate in the future?

Here's another cool video that let's you interact and play.

So there's 26 Letters and 10 numbers creating 36 potential keyboard video marketing opportunities?

What if the keystroke "V" offered a virtual video tour of the home, maybe "A" could give an aerial view of the neighborhood, or "S" search all the homes available in the neighborhood?  I can see how allowing folks to interact with your videos could become a huge marketing/advertising opportunity and still be fun at the same time.

In the meantime, if you're one of the skeptics out there who thinks this will never happen, hold everything.  Creating an interactive Youtube channel that allows viewers to do more than just watch your videos is already here, you better fasten your seat-belt.  Take a look what one Bay Area Real Estate office is already doing with their Youtube Channel.  Make sure you check out the tabs and the interactive options available.

Finding ways to use technology to better serve your business (and your customers needs) is one of my favorite ways to contribute to this network.  If you're looking for ways to stay ahead of competitors, use technology to increase your online potential, and trying to find ways and tools to help improve your business in 2011, then stay tuned...

I'll be back next year to continue my journey sharing my explorations and findings with you here in the rain.

Enjoy, have a safe and Happy Holiday season~



"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 54 commentsBrad Andersohn • December 27 2010 01:02PM


Thanks for bringing this to light Brad. I'll certainly by checking this out.

Posted by James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate (Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first) almost 10 years ago
Technology moves at such a lightning pace, it's hard to keep up with everything!
Posted by Ann Gioe, CRP, GMS, Central and Southern Indiana Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad, how do you keep up with all of it?  Knowing it and then learning enough about it so that you can implement it is a full time job!

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 10 years ago

very cool, how do I get that map... that is very cool....

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) almost 10 years ago
Brad, thanks for sharing...very smart of CB to be doing this for their offices throughout the US...Merry Christmas & thanks for sharing so much!!
Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Brad, just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Brad, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Wishing you a prosperous and healthy 2011.  I know you've been a good boy  this year so I'm sure that Santa is coming to your house tonight!

Judi in Extreme Southeast Oklahoma

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 10 years ago

Brad, you keep me on my toes and help me think outside the box. For that, and for your sharing spirit, I thank you! Merry Christmas!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 10 years ago

Wow.. Brad, you just opened a creativity floodgates on my mind. . Merry Christmas!

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 10 years ago

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I thank you kindly for all or the great information that you have provided throughout the year.

Posted by Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland (RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Brad

Brad, sure do hope you and all the members of your family have had a mighty fine Christmas day!

Merry Christmas


Have a Good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 10 years ago

Woah!  OK, now my head hurts for real.  This is way cool.  I've got to go back and look at it to see the full benefits.

Posted by MeLisa Minter, Realtor, Bay Area Houston Real Estate Agent (Minter Real Estate Services) almost 10 years ago

Definitely cool.  Now I have to figure out how to do it!

Posted by Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR® (Advantage Real Estate) almost 10 years ago
Hey Brad, OMG, now this is really cool! Taking videos to the next level, I loved it. Also clicked around on a few of his others, great stuff.
Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Very cool Brad, thanks for showing us how folks are pushing the envelope once again.

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Brad I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2011

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 10 years ago

My prediction is that there will be a huge movement with Interactive video this year!!!  On another note...

I hope everyone had a great Holiday, just being with all our family and friends makes every year get better and better. 
Santa brought one of my sons (Dustin) a Canon EOS rebel, so I'm a little jealous.  lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago their youtube channel.  My channel doesn't look that cool.  It seems like they have a survey on it & a couple more widgets that make it look awesome.  Thank you for sharing :)  Now I have to make mine better :)

Posted by Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California (At Home Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago

I don't know how they do that, but I agree the uses of video in our business is huge. I see they are selling a 3-D camera now... I wonder

Brad, thanks for everything in 2010, hope you have a great 2011!

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) almost 10 years ago

This is great.  I smiled while watching the video the whole time.  Thanks- Happy New Years.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 10 years ago

This interactivity really excites the senses Brad.  My song was downright horrible but the Real Estate possibility is phenominal.  Now to learn how it's done! 

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad, This is awesome!  I can't wait to check out the Bay Area site to see all the bells & whistles.  Thanks!!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) almost 10 years ago

Things are always changing at a pretty fast pace.  Thanks for sharing the latest!

Posted by Justin Dibbs, REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale (Pearson Smith Realty) almost 10 years ago

brad first hope you had a joyous Christmas and all the best wishes for the new year. Thank you for this post and I will be using many of these tools more in the New Year

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( almost 10 years ago

Great post Brad, I am looking forward to learning all the in's and out's of interactive video so that I can set it up for my real estate clients. 

I'm already checking into a few things. If you have any suggestions on learning more about it I would LOVE to hear them.

I'm with you on this one Brad, the video train is about to rock the rails in 2011! 

OMG, this is so fun and there is so much you can do with your videos.

All aboard or be left in the dust.


Posted by Laurie Millane, (Real Estate Support Pro, Millane Virtual Assistants, LLC ) almost 10 years ago

Technology brings you in front of thousands faster than ANY snail mail can do... Especially, since we all work various hours and time of day and the extra video type marketing and getting 'YOU" out there is just one fabulous way of getting your message and market area data and info. about what you offer. Excellent technology~!

Posted by CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) almost 10 years ago


I have seen the Coldwell Banker Channel when you first talked about it. When I try to go to the Channel you suggest to see the interactive feature I end up in my local area on the map. I guess its a function of my IP address. Can you give me the direct url?

Posted by Rich Cotton, Waterfront Specialist Cecil and Kent Counties MD (Rich Cotton The Waterfront Specialist EXiT Preferred Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Brad - so glad to have you still posting here. Looks like you had a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing this bookmarked for later consumption

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Christie's International Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Brad, that is so very cool.  Thanks for the great info and for all of the insight you have given this past year.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker) almost 10 years ago

More gadgets!  Great.  This was a fun video to watch, and so interesting too!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 10 years ago
What an amazing concept! It gets better all the time! Jane Pacheco
Posted by Jane Pacheco (Pacheco Realty & Financial Services) almost 10 years ago

A youTube channel that is interesting, creative and educational and fun.   I want that. 

Posted by Deborah Wilson, Stark County OH Real Estate (Hackenberg Realty Group) almost 10 years ago

Very cool, Brad. I thknk we can expect some amazing changes in technology again this year, adn I look forward to being part of it.



Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 10 years ago
Really cool Video Brad, Thanks for bringing this to our attention.. I am always looking at ways to improve our business through technology. Have a Very Happy New Year! Ryan
Posted by Ryan Penner (REMAX Signature Properties (Calgary/Okotoks, Alberta Canada)) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad... What an amazing video! Thanks so much for sharing and bringing this to our attention.


Posted by Hilary Young, Team Assistant - The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team Realty) almost 10 years ago

Very Cool.  Thanks Brad for sharing.

Posted by Melissa Furman, Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes (Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad - Interactive video will be a great idea.  I can think of many ways to use such features.  We just need to find out how it was done on YouTube.

Posted by FN LN almost 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing with us this amusing video today.  It's appreciated!!


Patricia/Seacoast Nh & ME

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago
Brad very cool can't wait to find out how to apply some of this new technology to my business.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 10 years ago

Going to take a look at the CB YouTube channel over the weekend. Could be a fun project to emulate in 2011.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 10 years ago

You can't miss out on your blogs or you miss a big boat. Thanks for the tips!

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge almost 10 years ago

I wonder if that was flash technology that mapped events to areas of the screen (keys)?  I would be curious as to what technology was used to create it.
Very cool.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 10 years ago

Oh man! It looks like you're giving me more homework assignments to work on.  This is incredible!

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 10 years ago
This is great! I agree with other contributors about the challenge of keeping up, but if we employ a small amount of what is available, we are AR's are ahead of a large number of our competitors. Happy New Year Brad and thanks.
Posted by Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate" (HomeXpress Realty) almost 10 years ago

Very cool my friend! BTW something from Texas will be in your mailbox next week ;-) Shhh...

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Russell - I'll be running out to the mailbox every time I hear the squeeky brakes on that ol mail truck!! 

Thanks my friend.  :-)


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago


Happy New Year to everyone here in the rain,
I hope your 2011 is more than you expect and all that you deserve!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago
That is amazing! Thanks for sharing. Seems like the possibilities are endless.
Posted by Tara Cummins, Marketing Concierge, Strategy4SuccessNow (Stratagy4SuccessNow) almost 10 years ago


Thats a great use of Google maps and youtube video hits. There will be no end to all the creative uses for interactive videos...


Posted by Brent & Deb Wells, Prosper TX (LivingWell Properties) almost 10 years ago

Very cool stuff.  However, like QR codes :), is it really relevant for our business?  Time will tell.

Posted by Peggy Lyn Speicher, Co-Founder & REALTOR® (The Speicher Group) almost 10 years ago

HA HA...Happy New Year to you and all your family my friend!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Brad - My mind is twisted with the possibilities of this type of video use. Great post... I re-blogged it to share!

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

My mind was running wild with ideas on ways to use this in Real estate and other related businesses too, glad you enjoyed it!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Intresting,  I have been having a ball with youtube this year you should be using it if you are not...

Posted by Dave Sullivan, Michigan Realtor with an investor viewpoint (Real Estate One) almost 8 years ago