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Real Estate Video Hosting - Dare To Compare

Here are 5 common Real Estate Video Hosting Sites that I wanted to test and compare. This is to demonstrate the quality of each host. I used the same exact video for each site. It's a 2 minute video tutorial that I uploaded to the following locations. Play them, compare, and then you decide. These are all great video hosting services, each with their own unique tools and benefits, but for this post, I just want to compare the quality. Look what happens when you upload your original videos to these servers.

Youtube Video

Google Video

Viddler Video

Vimeo Video


WellcomeMat Video

 

     

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Comment balloon 118 commentsBrad Andersohn • May 23 2008 03:52PM

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I am very impressed with the quality Brad. You folks do a good job of bringing quality to the community! Thanks for your commitment to quality! Steve
Posted by Steve Homer (The HBH Group (Keller Williams affiliate)) over 11 years ago
Brad, You will have to start going on the road to teach video marketing. AJ
Posted by Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer (A Large Bank in America) over 11 years ago

Brad, I have to admit after #4 the quality of the videos are all very impressive. I know about Youtube and Google Video, could you tell us the cost (if there is any) for the other sites.

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Another comparison I should have included is the "upload" times.  The same 2 minute video took anywhere from 5 minutes to load, all the way up to 8 hours before it could be embeded.  WOW! Can you guess which one was 5 and which one took 8?  Watch for a post on that for sure... lol~  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

You forgot Veoh. Veoh would probably take hours to upload :)

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad - the Viddler platform and the Google Video platform seemed to be much clearer for the viewing, and the initial load was much smoother than the others.  The audio was much cleaner on Viddler and Google, too. 

When I bumped these two to full screen viewing, there was less degradation in Viddler than Google.  But, on the other hand, there was a lot of "dead space" framing Viddler, too. 

Either one of these platforms would be my preference if I were going to produce and post a video.

That's my $.02.  Hope it helps!  Thanks for doing all the hard work!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

Great blog I love it. I will say you tubes quality sucks I had a high end video and it didnt come out that way on their server at all. I am assuming they compress a lot.

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) over 11 years ago

Bradster - Great post, thank you.  I just bought a Flip Video upon your advice, love it, easy to use, checking into Mixpo.  Which is the easiest site to use?  I am tech-impaired, I will sacrifice quality for ease (Don't tell anyone I said that)

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 11 years ago

Question - Using AR Video can I put the award winning video that I am going to produce on another site, like American Towns, and on my website as well as AR blogs?

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 11 years ago

Actually, this was a test.  I wanted to see if I could break the network by putting 6 videos into a single post. lol~  Obviously it's working!!  YEAH!!!   What an upgrade it must have been if you can really view these and even comment.  :-))

Great Job AR Team, Thanks for your hard work all night last night!!  :-)))))))))))))))))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Steve - thanks, you should see a real difference depending on your monitor and settings.  I was pretty shocked.

Thanks AJ - I already am...  let's do lunch sometime soon.

Mana - I agree, there's a real difference.

Monika - I thought if I was going to try and break the network, 6 videos in a post would be enough!!  lol~
I should upload this to Veoh and embed it to make the test here fair. Thanks   :-)

Carol - that's funny, on my monitor, those two aren't nearly as clear as the last 2.  If you try reading the text in each video, that's where you can really see if the quality is up to your personal standards.  I can't read the text in the first few videos.  Maybe I should un label them and do it like a tasters test... hmmm :- My 4 cents change.  :-))

 

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Heather - I think they have to use a method of compression that beats the "you know what" out of the video, but understanably so, look how many videos are uploaded to their server everyday.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Bradster - Great post, thank you. I just bought a Flip Video upon your advice, love it, easy to use, checking into Mixpo. Which is the easiest site to use? I am tech-impaired, I will sacrifice quality for ease (Don't tell anyone I said that)

Virginia - now you know I'm going to be partial to ActiveRain Video (Mixpo), but that's why I put this up, so that members would be able to make their own choice as to which one suits their needs.  They are all easy to use, you just upload your video to them all the same way basically.  So it does come down to quality, uploading time, and errors, and choice.

Question - Using AR Video can I put the award winning video that I am going to produce on another site, like American Towns, and on my website as well as AR blogs?

Regarding your question, they are looking into being able to create a file that you could in fact download to your computer, and then upload anywhere you want.  Not yet available, but keep watching the AR headline news. Have a great weekend, I'm off to the Seascape Resort with my wife, but available via cell...

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Brad thanks for doing a comparison on all these videos.  Well of course my Favorite looks like to still be the winner, Vimeo.  But in all fairness Youtube is pretty picky on the formatting and file types you upload, you have to play around with certain file types for different videos it seems like  .wmv can work great on audio clips or an .avi on web cam clips.  Anywhoo, I was really surprised and impressed with the activerain video, although it did take longer to load than the rest, the quality seemed great!

You might want to check out http://wuapi.com they are High Definition Videos also and the max upload is 4 GB :)

Posted by Justin Williams, Loan Officer (Independent) over 11 years ago

Thanks Brad - I thought the AR Video looked the clearest, I looked at them on my laptop with Firefox and on my hubby's with IE.  I did a video with AOL, pretty cool, but you just send a link not embed.

I may be asking for help next week -- Have a great weekend!

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 11 years ago

I like that for the 30 seconds you kept my attention on the A/R platform there was no jumping or skipping.  Wellcomemat seemed to have a better picture. 

Those were the only two I looked at...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 11 years ago

I gave each one 30 seconds and 4,5&6 were the clearest, with AR being the easiest to read the type.  This was a great idea.  I'd love to see a post from you on the Flip vs the Vado.  Any chance AR will let you expense another toy tool?

Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) over 11 years ago

Brad, how great your tutorials are. I love them!! True story.  Amazing stuff, and I'll check all of them out. I did enjoy the first three though...you had mentioned the google one to me. Thanks as always! ;-)

Pepper

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 11 years ago

I stopped all of them at the "profile selection" point of the video to compare the text.  Vimeo was the clearest, Active Rain 2nd, Wellcome Mat 3rd, Google & Viddler tied for 4th,and youtube worst. 

I don't like that the control bar on AR/Mixpo is black unless scrolled over - peronsal preference from an old lady who does not find this intuitive :)

Audio was clearest for me on AR/Mixpo, with Wellcome Mat second and the rest about the same.

Posted by Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA (Success Realty) over 11 years ago

Hey Brad - you forgot ZIPVO! I may be a bit biased, but I think it's a great real estate video site. Check it out at zipvo.com.


Cheers,

James

Posted by James from ZIPVO over 11 years ago

Brad,  They all seemed really good except #5 didn't load or indicate that it was going to.  Perhaps it was my computer??? 

# 3 seemed to be clearest to me.  I am going to go back through it now that I've read the other comments and see if I agree or differ.

Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) over 11 years ago

Thanks for putting all of them in one place so I can evaluate each. I have been hesitant to get started. This helps. Thanks

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago
Brad - the sound on the YouTube one seems to be much better than the rest.
Posted by Bo Buchanan (Kettley Realtors) over 11 years ago

Thanks Bradster! I thought the AR video was the best, so that was with Mixpo? You'da man!!!! Thanks again. Have a great weekend! David in A-Town.

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Brad: Thank you for sharing all the different options out there for video

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Brad. This is a great comparison. I liked the last 3 the best.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 11 years ago

Thanks Brad...I wish ya wouldve included costs & time to upload...I am trying out viddler right now to put up my first video.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 11 years ago
Brad, this is all ove my head. One at a time. :) bookmarked.
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 11 years ago
Brad, I'm kind of torn between wellcome mat and Viddler. I thought Viddler has a better format and plays much clearer.
Posted by John Ford (Security National Properties) over 11 years ago

Brad - You have to look at WWW.VMDIRECT.COM/LIVEBBB

Attached is a comparison of many video companies and I have done much research on this. It is really great - you can do podcast, video email with changing banners that will work great with e cards -

I CAN'T ATTACH HERE - You can go to the main site and get the PDF - you can also watch my new fit to fabulous blog - as a work 24/7 agent I gained 90 lbs from 1994 - 2000! I am now on my last 10 and I am sharing it now with a video blog - still learning the how to do it all -Just launched it last week - please compare - I know you will be impressed and John Cannon is looking at it as well to integrate with his awesome system -

I am posting my new e card on my blog in active rain at some point tonight - today - ???

 

Posted by Elizabeth Ward Small over 11 years ago
Elizabeth, if Brad has not deleted you before you get this comment, I am offended by your blatant ad on this post. We on AR do not, in politeness, post MLM ads to fellow members. If you are indeed a member (no log in ?) please abide by the rules of ettiquette. Thank you and good luck to you.
Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed the blog

Posted by Brett Noel (Keller Williams) over 11 years ago

Thanks for going to the effort to do this. Bookmarking this and will come back and watch them all.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Justin - thanks for your comment and for testing these out.  I am coming to the conclusion that much of the quality in both audio and video depends on your computer, your sound card, and your monitor.  On my system both HP PC and MacBook Pro, the AR video wins hands down for quality on video.  The audio seems to be louder on Youtube, but their video quality is just blurry.  In a video where there is text and details, we need to consider what host provides the best views. Thanks for your input, you are the man!!  :-)

I'll check out Wuapi.com when I get some spare time, thanks. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks Brad - I thought the AR Video looked the clearest, I looked at them on my laptop with Firefox and on my hubby's with IE.  I did a video with AOL, pretty cool, but you just send a link not embed. I may be asking for help next week -- Have a great weekend!

Virginia - I agree. I haven't looked at the AOL Video platform, but their scrub did pick up 4 of my AR videos and placed them on their site a couple weeks ago. I was shocked!  Call me next week, I'll help you out any way I can.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Lane - I forgot to mention that AR Video has HD.  You might have had it set on OFF. 

If you place your mouse over the lower right hand corner of the video screen, you'll see an option to turn on the HD video.  It usually auto-detects your system, and decides whether it should be auto-on, or auto-off.  Try with HD, I think you'll see a HUGE difference. Thanks for at least checking out the two video hosts, it helps to know what you like and expect when uploading your media to these sites.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Brad, Thanks for the comparisons! We use some of these that you mentioned as well as AOL Video and ZIPVO. AOL Video is good quality and for us they seem to get picked up quicker and better in search engines. Also, we are very impressed with the quality of the ZIPVO platform. The google videos seem to take longer to upload for us. Just our opinion!! Have a good weekend!
Posted by Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (RE/MAX Southern Shores) over 11 years ago

Matt - that's what I experienced too. AR is the only one that lets us add links in the video as well.  When I say "Click The Blue Button to Find Out More" in the video, the other 5 videos won't let me put a button or link in them.  I point to where the button should be, then look like a dork because there's no blue button there.  Guess I better work on that pre productions stuff. lol~ I'd love to do a Vado vs FLIP comparison, what would we be comparing or testing? Let me know, I might be able to make it happen.  Thanks my friend.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Teri - the first 3 aren't too bad, but the last 3 rocked if you're trying to actually read or see what the text in the video says.  If you try to read the text in the first 3, it's just very blurry, it gets better in the others.  However, I am seeing comments here that some feel the others are better, so I am trying to determine what causes that.  Is it the video card on their computer? Is it the Monitor etc.? This is a great way to test, compare, and get opinions and comments to come to a conclusion of what's best for Real Estate Video. Thanks for the sweet comment, have a great weekend, I'll be over soon and expect that we'll get to hook up when I'm there.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Michelle - now that's how you test Video!!  :-)  What a great report back on the results you found. Almost exactly like mine.  It's interesting reading these comments and the different results people are having.  Great stuff, thanks!  :-)

BTW - I think I can adjust the Black Scroll bar in the AR/Mixpo settings.  Thanks for that bit of info and opinion.  Preferences are important and the viewers should also be considered over our own.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

James - I have heard of Zipvo.com, but haven't really checked out your site in any great detail.  I will now, thanks for commenting and sharing that here. I would be looking primarily at three areas: uploading time and file size limitations, playback quality and player compatibility, and features and tools for end users. Do you have any tracking or analytics abilities?  Are embeded files real time updated or does the code have to be reinserted when updates or changes are made? I'll test it next week when I return to the home office, I'm on the beach right now! (BIG GRIN!) :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Sara - I think we are continuing to get mixed opinions and comments, which is great!  AR is the perfect platform to test this stuff, and in the end, many find new or replacement tools in the process that meet their needs.  Gotta love it! The two that are NOT tested here are Veoh.com and Zipvo.com.  There may be others by the time this post gets to wherever it's going. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Terry, thanks. It was nice to be able to compare these all in the same spot. It seemed nearly impossible and hard to test them in all their 6 different locations. I wasn't sure if having all 6 in one post would crash the system or my Blog. :-O  Looks like the upgrades to AR are proving to be very positive in that you were able to view all these videos.  Yeah!!  :-) You really should get started on Video, it's not going away...ever! 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad, I am so exceptionally pleased that you have shared this test with us. I'm about to get a video camera and want to be able to hit the ground running.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Trying to delete earlier post - I never meant to offend anyone. I am trying to help as I have been looking for video systems as well to use and found one to be very user friendly and work with many systems we use as agents.
Posted by Elizaberh Ward Small, REALTOR over 11 years ago

Bo - the audio isn't too bad on any of the players, the quality of the video however has quite a range of responses.  The AR Video has an HD option that many here might not be aware of.  Each of the players has some different features, but the upload time are enough to drive you nuts on some of these sites.  :-)

David - I only used Bradster so I wouldn't screw up my existing account!  It's all I could think of in the heat of the moment  Video. lol~
The AR Video was done using the Mixpo Video (Which we are now calling ActiveRain Video), but I wanted to compare all the players to be fair and see what other members thought of each. 

Roland - no problem, hope you had the chance to compare them. If not, come back later and test the audio and video quality. Thanks.

Wayne - thanks.  The survey says...."The majority agree"  It's interesting to see that others here may disagree. That makes this test  better than expected because I assummed everyone would see what I see.  Not the case, now I have more research to do...  lol~ :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Jeremy - the upload times for these videos varied as I stated in the post. I was really comparing quality, so I didn't keep exact notes on how long each took to upload and then be ready to embed.  AR Video is the only one that uploaded and was ready to go in 5 minutes.  It's also the only one that has a subscription fee.  I don't see members mind paying once they discover all the benefits and tools plus the time and results they'll receive when using it.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Stephanie - take your time, I'm looking forward to seeing your AR Video productions.  I think doing "Community" and "Area" video is a great start.  People love to see video of places they have never been or may never get to go.  They also might consider visiting or moving to an area once they see some video.  Many uses for video in the Real Estate Market today.  :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

John - thanks for taking the tasters choice here.  As you can tell, there seems to be a wide variety of comments and difference of opinions here. It's all good. Whatever one works best on your computer, doesn't mean it's the one that works best on others. That's a conclusion I have determined thanks to this post.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Elizabeth.  I see you are new to AR, and want to thank you for sharing your link to that video site.  I know that others here may see that as spam or hi-jacking so a friendly and respectful way to do it (just so you know in the future) is to just put the URL or Web address without making it a link.  I know your intentions were honest and sincere, and that you were not spamming or hijacking this post. Welcome to AR, and if you sign in before commenting, you'll receive points for comments made on others blogs.  Let me know if you ever need any assistance here.  I did like the video from your link, a bit salesy, but well done none-the-less. I do see our industry going in that direction. Thanks. :-))

BTW - Looking forward to seeing your new eCard on your next post.  I checked out your Blog and didn't see it, maybe you're working on the next post and will have it there.  Have a great weekend. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Elizabeth, if Brad has not deleted you before you get this comment, I am offended by your blatant ad on this post. We on AR do not, in politeness, post MLM ads to fellow members. If you are indeed a member (no log in ?) please abide by the rules of ettiquette. Thank you and good luck to you.

David - I appreciate your looking out for me and my Blog.  Elizabeth is new, and is still learning the ropes here in the rain.

(I remember doing the same thing when I was new and having that person gently inform me how it was perceived and that it's a no-no)

She sent me an email apologizing and asking me to remove her comment.  Her intention was only to share with me another topic related site that has some pretty cool stuff. Sometimes new members don't understand how all this stuff works, and they need us to help them and at times, show them the way. Thanks for being a great community contributor, and such a good friend.

Hope to come see ya soon...thanks David.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brett, thank you, glad you enjoyed this post.

Bob and Carolyn - come back anytime, you're always welcome. Once you review these, I'd love to hear what the results are. See if you can read the text in any of the videos.  Which one has the clearest and highest definition?  You can select HD on one of the AR Video player to see the Highest Quality they make available in their player.

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad,
Thanks for the comparisons! We use some of these that you mentioned as well as AOL Video and ZIPVO. AOL Video is good quality and for us they seem to get picked up quicker and better in search engines. Also, we are very impressed with the quality of the ZIPVO platform. The google videos seem to take longer to upload for us. Just our opinion!! Have a good weekend!

Hi David - thanks for comparing and watching these. I has AOL pick up 4 of my AR Videos, I was shoked. Very cool. I have to check out ZIPVO, I have heard some good things about them.  I am trying to not be bias with ActiveRain Video, that's why I wanted to compare the others.  I still like AR Video best, but that's because I AM BIAS!!  lol~  You guys have a great weekend. Thanks David.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Vickie - when you get that camera, you'll never be the same!! lol~  Let me know if you need any help with the camera or with video, I'd be glad to help. Have a great 3 day weekend.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Trying to delete earlier post - I never meant to offend anyone. I am trying to help as I have been looking for video systems as well to use and found one to be very user friendly and work with many systems we use as agents.

Elizabeth, that is not necessary. My friend David and I have seen many spammers come into posts and try to hijack them.  I understand you are new, and now David does too.  I know you meant well, and that your intentions were friendly and helpful. I will not delete your comment. That would not be helping any other members as they wouldn't get to see what site you referenced.  There is much to learn in this great community of ours, and I welcome your questions and comments anytime.  I'm happy you have chosen ActiveRain as a place to connect with others, and promote and grow your business.  If you ever need any assistance here, let me know, my door is always open to you. Have a great weekend and please don't worry about your comment, it's ok. 

BTW - The video on VMDIRECT.com was pretty well done.  Thanks for sharing.  I think as long as your references and referrals are topic related, it's ok to mention them in others posts, just don't create hyper-links to them in the future, that's where some people can and often do get really upset

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

I will tell you what - I posted my concerns before I left for the movies and I could not wait to get home and make sure I was not kicked out of my new play area! Thanks Brad and David for making me still feel welcome. I am learning the ropes and will promise to follow directions!

I wear many hats in my life now. I am an agent and have been since 94 with Coldwell Banker TRIAD, in Burlington NC -  am still listing and selling to feed my family but I have left ranking #1 in my company, left listing 90+ homes, left closing 150+ units with no team and I have left working my average of 32 hours a week! I started all over prospecting for speaking and training to live my true passion. Helping other agents to live that life I was living! I know what it takes to be the best agent you can be and I want to help agents to do that! Back to my earlier post, as an agent I hated going to a seminar where the person was there to PUSH products on me! I wanted to be motivated to love my business and to be given new and fresh creative ideas to lead generation and ways to improve my business! That is what I was doing. I research just as you do Brad and I do it to save agents time from doing it. You can't list and sell homes when you have to worry about how to do this or that or what is best. I found the system I use to be the best price and the best quality. It uploads fast and the email video links work like the ecards and the best part is putting both together. It will make a very impressive statement. It also is a part of another whole community of contacts with HELLOWORLD community. More leads to find me and more leads to find you!  I am teaching a webinar on that but I am almost scared to state that and so I will not post the link.

So, with all of that said...Thank you for making me feel welcome. I plan to be here with everyone and help all I can -also Brad here is my real estate ecard - I have two - one for real estate and one for speaking! BTW FYI you can have as many free cards as you want but only one card can be made per email account.

I guess what I am trying to really convey is that I am not trying to sell you on anything. I am hoping that ActiveRain will open new doors for me to help others and to venture into more speaking and training. (Yes, that was a plug - HIRE ME!!!)

 

Posted by Elizabeth Ward Small (REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars) over 11 years ago

Brad, it took me all day to get to these. Of course I like the Mixpo because of all the links. I am enjoying video's but they take so much time to upload, then save, then submit. I wish they were all faster.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago

Really like the ability to choose specific scenes on WellcomeMat rather than being forced to watch the video linearly. How soon will the ActiveRain video platform be rolling out?

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 11 years ago

Liz - If you need any help with the "ropes" here in the rain, just let me know, I'm happy to help you out anytime. You sound like a busy person with the same desires as many of us here, to share and help others.  Awesome!!  I am familiar with HELLOWORLD, I think more and more our industry is going that way and accepting the fact.  Great technology is only considered great when implemented with positive results and rewards. Some of us have to be the pioneers of this stuff. lol~ 

When I come to NC, maybe we can have you as a guest speaker to join us.  Can you send me a BIO? What are your "speaking passions" and "experiences" you'd like to share with members here?  Shoot me an email, or give me a call, I'd love to find out more about you.

Welcome once again Liz, you'll get out of AR, much more than you put into it, so invest your time and experiences here, and watch what happens.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Missy - the time really is an issue, I agree.  I have found that 2 minute or less videos take the least amount of processing time and get the most views at 100%.  We just keep learning as we go eh?  Templates on AR Video seem to save a lot of time, are you using them?  If you need help with Templates, let me know. Thanks Missy, good luck in the M2T contest this year!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

John - wellcomemat is cool that way I agree.  AR Video is out now.  Full integration is the next step, let me know if you need any additional info, we have many signing up now even before the full integration.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Google Video doesn't work.  When it doesn't work after loading for 2 hours, they give you an innane message,

COMPLETE

Uh huh!!

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Lenn - sorry to hear that. I have seen it take even longer with these hosts depending on the size of the file and length of the video being uploaded. AR Video is the only one I have seen that uploads and transcodes in most cases just minutes. Two hours to upload a video is just wrong. Let's look at your options. Let me know when you have a few minutes so we can investigate an explore what will work best for you. Thanks Lenn. :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Wow! So interesting... Thank you so much for sharing. Keep up the good work.

And let me share with you my favourite service called StreetView.

Posted by Diana Demidova (RealEst) over 11 years ago

Hey Brad- Thanks for this post. I was a film major and instead of set design I want to bring more interest to film and real estate. I started blogging one year ago on active rain. I told all my good Friends about it. Mara Hawks has been a great contributor and realto that lives in Alabama. We are coming to Inman. You have a big part in it by showing us the ropes. I joined www.HelloWorld/lynnepope so I could do some of the video world,pod, real time conversations and I think if I had read your blog first I may have tried some of these first.

I am learning. All the more reason for going to Inman

Lynne Pope

www.teamatthebeach.com part of Pat Kitano and Kevin Boer www.SoCalblognetwork.com

 

Posted by Lynne Pope, "Out of the Blue" solutions for perfect homes (eXp realty, MFA,Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach,South Bay ) over 11 years ago

Diana - thanks, I'll have to check that one out.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Lynne - make sure you find me at Inman in SF in July, I'd love to meet you and discuss this more in depth. Maybe you'll let m do a "VIDEO" interview with you there. lol~  Thanks for your comment, they're always welcomed.  See you in July. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

So now there are 9 video hosting sites mentioned on this post, six of them demonstrated for you here.  It's an interesting result that we've discovered, and now I think more and more are understanding why quality is important with video.  The competition is only going to get better, therefore the quality must be the best you can offer for your readers. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks for aiding in my research.  I have a goal of having a studio online in the next 30 days. 

i'm sure this will help.

Posted by Find a Notary Public needAnotary (QEC Internet Services) over 11 years ago

Let me know if you need any assistance setting that up, I have been fortunate to work with with some other online studios that have done exceptionally well on the internet.  These are the folks that have convinced me that video is the way to go now, and in the future. Glad to help out if you need.  Thanks and best of luck to you and your studio.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

This is just what I'm looking for to kick off my video blogging.

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 11 years ago

Tracy - there are some great tools available and sites that will host your videos, but after comparing these, a few questions have come up. If you have any, call or email me, I would never send you down the wrong path and I'm here to support your video needs always. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

stressedHi Brad..I know it will be a while before you can get to this question so I "marked " my comment so I could find it!

I am dying to try this and I have a domain but it is tied to my website on Point2. So if I use that will it screw up  my website? I am a total stupe on this stuff even though I do muddle through....stubborn I guess!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Joan - love your mark!  :-)  If you point to the AR nameservers, it will replace everything on your website. May I suggest getting a seperate domain name, so that doesn't happen?  It really depends on what you are trying to do and what you want the end result to be.  We are still testing and fixing a couple minor issues, that should give you a bit of extra time to figure out what you want as the end result. You can call me anytime. Thanks Joan.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

WellcomeMat is really nice with the extra option to skip things that you don't want to see.

http://www.viamediatours.com

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Via Media Tours (Real Estate Home Video Tours) over 11 years ago

I like WellcomeMat too, the chapter concept is genious.  It's one of the answers to the age old problem of people not watching the entire video, especially the 5-10 minute ones.  Now they can sort through to only the topics of interest or parts they want to see.  It's Important that people name the chapters propertly too. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

YouTube has new option that you can select an watch higher quality videos.

Posted by Via Media Tours (Real Estate Home Video Tours) over 11 years ago

Thanks Via Media Tours - i just saw that this week. Thanks for the reminder, did you know ActiveRain Video also has an HD option built into the player?  Very cool and now it uploads to youtube as well.  Even cooler!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Great way to see the differences.  Thank you Brad!  How long did it take to load the Viddler video?  That one is the clearest.

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) over 11 years ago

Kathy - It took me twice to load on Viddler.  I don't remember the exact times on these, but AR video was the fastest, and when you click on the HD, it's clearer than all the others, at least on my screens.  I tried this on all 3 computers in our home and AR video really was the sharpest when it came to reading the text.  WellcomeMat comes in at a close second, I also like the chaptering capability.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Don't bother with Vimeo.  They just removed 280 videos of mine because they do not allow commercial or real estate videos.  :(

Posted by Fred Light, Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH (| Nashua Video Tours) over 11 years ago

Fred - are you kidding me?  That's horrible!!  I'll make a note of that for sure...oh, you already did.  Thanks!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Don't forget vSocial too! http://www.vsocial.com/video/?d=231069
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 11 years ago

Viddler is also not thrilled about real estate videos - I was canned there as well, so I would proceed cautiously. 

Posted by Fred Light, Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH (| Nashua Video Tours) over 11 years ago

Andrew - thank you, I'll check it out!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Fred - When AR video is ready for the MAC, you'll be the first I let know.  You'll never get canned with us!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad-

It's been a few months now.  Any new conclusions as to why so many different quality results?  I've hired Fred Light to produce a community video for me and I know I can put it up on WellcomeMat.  AR video & Viddler seem clearest on my monitor but it looks like Viddler is not an option. 

Posted by Kathleen Buckley (STAR REALTY Hopkinton) over 11 years ago

Star Realty-

I just posted about what you can do with ActiveRain video and the new interface and platform.  Fred checked it out but it does not currently work with MAC. We are working on that feature and hope to have it ready soon.  If you use MAC only, you might want to wait, but if you have access to a PC, you should read my most recent post, do some comparing, and consider using AR Video.  Feel free to contact me if you need help or have any further questions.  You can also ask them here, either way works fine for me.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad-

I did see your other post and you did sell me on AR video.  Until you get MAC up and running, Fred & I will have to use WellcomeMat for the pro videos he'll do for me.  I'm on a PC so I'll work on getting my amateur stuff up myself.  Will the .avi files from my Canon powershot work alright on mixpo?

Posted by Kathleen Buckley, Hopkinton Specialist (STAR REALTY Hopkinton) over 11 years ago

Kathleen - MAC is coming soon I hope.  AR Video works with .avi, .mov, .wmv, and others.  Should work fine with your camera. Once you've created the video from Fred, if you can get it converted to one of the above formats, you can use that too.  Also, The online video and photo library has tons to choose from so you'll find that your amateur stuff won't really turn out to be so amateur. :-))

BTW - I admire how sharp you are, you caught the subliminal message I sent in my comment to you. I noticed you changed your signature.  That should get bonus points!!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Here is an update:

Mixpo and AR are still the best though!! LOL!~

List Of Video Sharing Sites

http://video.google.com
http://video.yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com
http://video.aol.com
http://www.webshots.com
http://www.collegehumor .com
http://www.motionbox.com
http://video.msn.com
http://www.dailymotion.com
http://uncutvideo.aol.com
http://www.metacafe.com
http://stage6.divx.com
http://www.esnips.com
http://www.ifilm.com
http://www.ning.com
http://www.revver .com
http://www.addictingclips.com
http://www.atomfilms.com
http://www.vimeo.com
http://www.tubetorial.com
http://www.current.tv
http://www.ourmedia.org
http://www.thedailyreel.com
http://www.freevlog.org
http://www.fireant.tv
http://soapbox.msn.com
http://vids.myspace.com
http://www.veoh.com
http://www.4shared.com
http://www.multiply.com
http://www.flurl.com
http://www.break.com
http://www.tinypic.com
http://www.livevideo.com
http://www.liveleak.com
http://mix.lycos.com
http://www.ebaumsworld.com
http://www.heavy.com
http://www.putfile.com
http://www.fark.com/video/
http://www.sevenload.com
http://www.guba.com
http://www.grouper .com
http://www.blinkx.com
http://www.gorillamask.net 126
http://www.vidilife.com
http://www.dabble.com
http://www.zippyvideos.com
http://www.yikers.com
http://www.glumbert.com
http://www.jibjab.com
http://www.flixya.com
http://www.jumpcut.com
http://www.videojug.com
http://www.stupidvideos.com
http://www.vsocial.com
http://www.mefeedia.com
http://www.videovat.com
http://www.funnyhub.com
http://www.dropshots.com
http://www.yourdailymedia.com
http://www.5min.com
http://www.tagworld.com
http://www.viddler .com
http://www.spymac.com
http://www.dailyhaha.com
http://www.funmansion.com
http://www.expotv.com
http://www.truveo.com
http://www.vmix.com
http://www.eyespot.com
http://www.danerd.com
http://www.dorks.com
http://tv.oneworld.net
http://www.lulu.tv
http://www.videobomb.com
http://www.viddyou.com
http://www.videodumper.com
http://www.showmedo.com
http://www.clickcaster.com
http://www.teachertube.com
http://www.mixpo.com
http://www.scenemaker.net
http://www.engagemedia.org
http://www.vlogmap.org
http://www.yourfilehost.com
http://www.broadcaster.com
http://www.buzznet.com
http://www.mojoflix.com
http://www.vidmax.com
http://www.sumo.tv
http://www.i-am-bored.com
http://www.jokeroo.com
http://www.funnyjunk.com
http://www.vidiac.com
http://www.dumpalink.com
http://www.maniatv.com
http://www.expertvillage.com
http://www.thatvideosite.com
http://www.kaneva.com 127
http://www.godtube.com
http://www.onetruemedia.com
http://www.shoutfile.com
http://www.twango.com
http://www.sharkle.com
http://www.clipshack.com
http://www.guzer.com
http://www.needforfun.com
http://www.castpost.com
http://www.bofunk.com
http://www.holylemon.com
http://www.getmiro.com
http://www.funnydump.com
http://www.mediabum.com
http://www.babelgum.com
http://www.lifelogger .com
http://www.videowebtown.com
http://www.ziddio.com
http://www.myvideo.co.za
http://www.mogulus.com
http://www.dotcomedy.com
http://mojiti.com
http://www.pickle.com
http://www.dailycomedy.com
http://www.nelsok.com
http://www.flukiest.com
http://www.fliqz.com
http://www.viewdo.com
http://www.sutree.com
http://www.zooppa.com
http://www.eyeka.com
http://www.dave.tv
http://www.youare.tv
http://www.funnyreign.com
http://www.cuts.com
http://www.voomed.com
http://www.treemo.com
http://www.hictu.com
http://www.panjea.com
http://www.dovetail.tv
http://www.hungryflix.com
http://www.dumpthe.net
http://www.coull.tv
http://uvu.channel2.org
http://www.cozmo.tv
http://www.yourkindatv.com
http://www.filecow.com
http://www.clesh.com
http://www.ustream.tv
http://www.vidivodo.com
http://www.kwego.com
http://www.blogtv.com
http://www.funnyplace.org
http://www.caught-on-video.com
http://www.zanyvideos.com 128
http://www.evideoshare.com
http://www.clipblast.com
http://www.bigcontact.com
http://www.pixparty.com
http://www.izimi.com
http://www.zeec.net
http://www.blogcheese.com
http://www.skilltip.tv
http://www.yurth.com
http://www.wewin.com
http://www.vidipedia.org
http://www.qubetv.tv
http://www.video123.com
http://www.onfuego.com
http://www.myextreme.ca
http://video-upload.download.com
http://www.vuze.com
http://jaycut.com
http://www.u2upfly.com
http://www.freeiq.com
http://www.megavideo.com
http://www.funnyordie.com
http://strmz.jot.com
http://www.sclipo.com
http://www.purevideo.com
http://www.vume.com
http://www.operator11.com
http://www.tubearoo.com
http://www.helpfulvideo.com
http://www.seesmic.com

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Brad... it's an ever changing list, for sure. As all of these companies attempt to figure out how to make MONEY doing this (and very few have!), I'm sure it will change a whole lot more in the months ahead.

However, be sure to remove Blip.TV and Spike.com - neither will allow real estate videos or commercial videos of any kind, and they will delete your account AND your videos with NO notice... then they'll 'inform' you.

 

Posted by Fred Light, Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH (| Nashua Video Tours) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the reminder Fred.  Done!!  That's what I love about this network, just think of the time and frustration you just saved REALTORS® by your comment.  Thanks again.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
thanks for the list -- I knew a couple of these and will check out the rest
Posted by Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) over 11 years ago

Scott - there are plenty out there that's for sure, find the one that works best for you and your projects.  I know I have some favs for sure. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks Brad for pointing this post out to me.  I definitely think Mixpro is the best.  Google was very small -is this the usual size of their screen?  How did you make that video - is it just the editing to create the circles on the page and your picture in the middle like this? (Is there another video to show how to do this LOL).  I read a few of the comments and it seems that the only draw back to Mixpro is that you don't have a copy of your own on your computer to download to other places - or is that operational now - I know this post is older.  So many questions - so little time.

Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) over 11 years ago

Cathy - I had to resize google because it looked funny on my outside blog, it was the only one that covered my sidebar.  You can resize any video in the html code by changing the height and width. 

Mixpo has added a NEW feature now that you CAN download the file to your desktop to upload to other locations and they will upload it automatically to youtube for you as well. 

Call me anytime with any and all questions.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
great comparisons. Thanks! Video is going to be more and more important!
Posted by Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents (Advantage Solutions Group) over 11 years ago

Joaann - thanks.  it's not going to be, it already is. :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Forgot about this post, Just wanted to email it to you Elaine in hopes that this answers your question.  Feel free to comment of call me if you have any questions at all.  :-)

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

It's amazing just how out of date this post has become in one year!  Back then, I'd give the quality award to Viddler and the Turkey awards to YouTube and Google.

 

Now, google video is gone, YouTube and wellcomemat have greatly improved video quality and vimeo has told real estate video to beat it.

Overall, for real estate, I still give WellcomeMat the thumbs up because it gives you an MLS acceptable player, as well as more tools for your website, and specific real estate tools.

Posted by Ray Lane (OpenHouseHD) over 10 years ago

Download MP 4 a neat new feature on youtube will help spread the video seeds.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 10 years ago

Andrew - I just saw that yesterday and almost wrote a post about it.  That's great that you spotted that, thanks for pointing it out.  :-)

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

They added another feature today about twitter, google reader and facebook auto post too. You tube has all kinds of new tweaks and updates to improve the experience.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 10 years ago

I've heard of concerns that Vimeo and YouTube are not allowing real estate videos, so I tried one outfit in South Carolina that offered free hosting but the response time was pretty bad.  I tested Wellcomemat.com and it has good response and it's focused at Real Estate markets.  Thanks for sharing and all the great comments.

Posted by Jeff Engle, PlacerAreaHomes.com (Neighborly Realty) over 10 years ago

Download mp4 new feature of youtube too so those local community videos you salt and pepper in among the real estate fruit can end up on an ipod and you have subtle branding or your personality/voice intertwined as the local tour guide providing a free service of area coverage you enjoy working/living in! Still need convincing that video is huge? (Pulling out sledge hammer...) Get on board..the train has left the station.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 10 years ago

Vimeo ABSOLUTELY forbids real estate video....of course that doesn't mean they will delete the video, but they may.

YouTube doesn't seem to have a problem with real estate.  There are tons of real estate videos there, and I have never had one get pulled.

WellcomeMat is the best choice for most things, but YouTube will get the google rankings that WellcomeMat doesn't.....yet.

Posted by Ray Lane (OpenHouseHD) over 10 years ago

Jeff - Youtube does allow RE video, according to Ray, Vimeo does not.  I like WellcomeMat too, especially because you can break down the longer videos into chapters and they are Real Estate specific. 

Ray - thanks, I think Google will pick up wellcomeMat videos too, and youtube definitely gets some juice as well. :-)

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

Hey Brad, what happened to the little video icon when I want to do a blog post?  I was gone from AR for awhile but recently came back and want to get going with the video stuff...FINALLY!  Did the AR peeps give up on the hosting?  Or am I just blind?

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) over 10 years ago

Hi Kathy - that little icon was for Mixpo/AR Video accounts only.  We are no longer using Mixpo exclusively so the icon was removed. There are so many great video hosting sites out there and each member has their own preferences.  You can now embed any video from any of the hosting sites out there whether they are paid for or free.  No need to go find your glasses, you're not blind.  lol~  :-)

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

WOW!  Thanks for the quick response.  :)  What is your favorite video host these days?  I was just looking at Mixpo and it looms looks pretty good but I know there is a fee (not that I'm opposed to that if you get your moneys worth).  You know your stuff and I value your opinion... and I KNOW I'm not the only one that does.

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) over 10 years ago

Kathy - sorry for the delayed response, I was on a webinar and conference call.  I have no favorites, I think they all bring something of value to the table. Each has a different set of features and benefits.  It's up to you to decide what works best for you and your readers.  There are more than just these five, take a look at their sites and determine which is the least time consuming and most effective way to get your videos out there and viewed.  Decisions decisions, I know, but that's why they make Volkswagons and Cadillacs.  (Big Smile) :-))

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

Okay, so I'm going to putting my 2-cents worth in as well as a shameless plug for my new (soon to be launched) website. The problem with most of these site is that they will accept ALL videos. You spend time and money producing a great video of you listing, or a marketing video of yourself and it gets lost among vacation clips, music videos or little kittens doing something cute and silly. Of course, there is always Wellcomemat.com. The say they are "video connecting people & places". Try typing in Baltimore, MD you get 4 houses and a how-to video, you click "view more" and there are no more house videos, only videos of realtor, medical practice info video, custom projects, attorneys profile, etc.  Wellcomemat.com makes it VERY had for the potential buyer to find anything. 

With that in mind..., after the holiday weekend, we will be launching - www RealEstateLiveTV.com!!! (presently password protected while we perform a last security check) This website will be the FIRST, Worldwide, VIDEO based, Real Estate search engine and local area business directory!! Nothing but Real Estate!  We have created a way for the Real Estate Professional to market ther videos on one centralized platform. Real Estate Professionals from all fields of real estate will have, for the first time, a platform not just to display their videos, but also their pictures, property information, property disclosure/files and documents, and have this page fully branded with their own information. They will even have the ability to host their own LIVE T.V. style show. 

Get your videos ready, we will be launching SOON!

 

Posted by Real Estate In Video.com (RealEstateInVideo.com) over 9 years ago

REL TV - thanks for sharing your upcoming venture. I'll check it out (as will others I'm sure) as soon as I get a chance. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Before using ANY service, you really need to do some investigation.

Many services (many listed above) do NOT allow commercial video, such as Vimeo, Blip, VIdder, etc.

Many video hosting services have folded... many more will be folding, leaving you with a big hole where your videos were.  Just this past week, I've received notice from RealeFlix.com (real estate video site) that they are shutting down.  Yesterday, I received notice that MotionBox (where i have nearly 1000 videos hosted) is shutting down, giving me 30 days to find alternative arrangements.

This is an industry in flux.  Do your homework.

Posted by Fred Light, Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH (| Nashua Video Tours) over 9 years ago

These all are great video hosting services having unique tools and benefits which are posted on this site in order to compare their quality.

 

Posted by realestate broker (ncrdealer) over 9 years ago

What about animoto? that seems to be hot noe

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) over 9 years ago

Animoto is another great site, really cool features too!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

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