YouTube Thursdays - Harness the Power of Live and Local!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

YouTube Thursdays - Community Videos 



Once again, our delayed Spring prevents us from producing our next community video. We had hoped to take you on a tour of downtown Camas. However, we have decided to wait until the trees are leafing, the flower baskets are hanging, and the streets are filled with activity. 

Fortunately, we have some great examples to share with you this week from other members in Active Rain. For those of you who think you don't have the right equipment, or that shooting a video is difficult, perhaps these videos will help inspire you to give it a whirl. Live and local is a powerful combination. 


Ron and Alexandra Seigel  used an old flip camera to shoot this impromptu video in 2010.  This chocolate shop in Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful illustration of live and local.  Eight years later, it's still a fun and entertaining - and makes me want to visit and taste their handcrafted chocolate. 

LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKETING: Food For the Gods from The Language of Luxury on Vimeo.


This one from Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 illustrates how we can look for an opportunity to showcase our area. I really liked how Nick used a snowfall to show us Valley Forge - and how it might have looked during Revolutionary Times. Years from now, this video will still be relevant. 



In this one, Dorie Dillard, the local Real Estate expert in Canyon Creek in NW Austin, Texas, takes a few minutes to show us the annual fun run at the local elementary school. Imagine how well this video will play with families who value local schools. ( Although, would love to see some branding at the end of the video, Dorie!)



And finally, I'd be remiss leaving out a video from Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573  - while he defies my rule to keep videos short, you can't argue with his success.  If it works, it works.  He truly masters the art of capturing the local scene in his videos. 




Hope these videos inspire you to grab your smartphones, or camera, and start highlighting your areas with Live and Local! It's one of the most effective ways for potential clients to find YOU online. 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

Not one of the best videos I've ever done and you're right the branding was absent from that video! Thanks for using it anyway.

Apr 12, 2018 09:10 AM #1
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Flip video does do the job doesn't it .I loved mine until it somehow disappeared off my desk  ..People do love video  as long as  I find as you keep it under 2 minutes

Apr 12, 2018 09:34 AM #2
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

marti garaughty, abstract art, graphic design, marketing, WordPress consultant

Apr 12, 2018 10:16 AM #3
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Thanks for the mention, appreciate it, love the variety of videos there are out there.

Apr 12, 2018 10:18 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Debb and Bernie - local posts have always worked so putting them to video will certainly add to the engagement.

Apr 12, 2018 10:51 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thank you for the feature and mention on your post.  I had seen Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 video, and Dorie Dillard .

I will watch Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 because I am looking forward to  seeing the ski runs in Maine, as we missed the ski season this past year.


Apr 12, 2018 11:09 AM #6
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I am sure the rest of them are just as good, but I can't stop watching the video about the truffles.

Apr 12, 2018 12:31 PM #7
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

These are all good in their own way, but I must say Andrew has an awesome radio voice!  These also illustrate that videos don't have to be so intimidating to think about doing...I'm so not about standing in front of a camera, so these are great illustrations of other approaches.  Thanks!

Apr 12, 2018 12:56 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for the example videos.

Apr 12, 2018 01:08 PM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are some great examples from some really great Rainers, your posts continue to motivate me to start doing videos myself.

Apr 12, 2018 02:24 PM #10
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Debb... sorry to hear your weather isn't cooperating with you. But you gave us a wonderful selection of video to take a look at. 

Apr 12, 2018 02:27 PM #11
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, you provide great examples for us to learn from. I always look forward to your YouTube Thursdays posts.

Apr 13, 2018 05:27 AM #12
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, our crazy spring weather is preventing videos too, yesterday it was 80, and today we have snow and only 40.   These are great videos.

Apr 13, 2018 05:48 AM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hannah, but then there are the exceptions to the 2 minute rule. Andy frequently has long videos and he gets plenty of views with them - and results. Go figure, right? 

Apr 13, 2018 07:07 AM #14
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb, Thanks for all your information that has help me so much over the weeks.  My assistant is still learning that we need to get mine face shot better at the the beginning.  We just purchase a editing photo shot yesterday!!

Apr 13, 2018 08:15 AM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Love your represented videos - all of them very different but, they serve the same local purpose and as you said, will be relevant for years to come, Debb! I had seen 3 of the 4 - hadn't seen the one Ron did but, loved seeing him again - it's been awhile!

And I agree, Andy's are captivating and the length doesn't matter at all - you get so engrossed in them! Imagine if you were moving to the area - how exciting to watch all of his before you venture to the area!

Apr 14, 2018 08:47 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb and Bernie- you have been, IMHO, the driving force behind many here who have started using videos in their marketing. I have to go get a piece of chocolate now. 

Apr 15, 2018 12:23 PM #17
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Live and Local video will get attention.

Thanks for the great examples you shared.

Apr 27, 2018 07:05 AM #18
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Debb & Bernie,

Quite the plug for    YouTube Thursdays   at Activerain and your post has been featured to the group:


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