Have a new listing? Create and Add a Video to Your Listing Blog Post
Real estate videos are all the rage right now, but many agents aren’t quite sure how to get started and/or don’t have the budget for expensive video equipment. We have a simple, cost-effective solution for you!
In the “how-to” videos below, you will learn how to create a simple listing video (without a camera), using the Animoto tool. Animoto.com allows you to create an animated slideshow using all of your listing photos, along with the ability to add text, a call to action, and music.
Once you’ve finished your real estate video, you can upload it to YouTube… in just one click! In the second video, you will learn how to add that same listing video to your WordPress blog post. Let’s get started!
How to Create a Listing Video with Animoto
In less than 10 minutes you can add your listing photos to Animoto, add a bit of text and background music and then highlight which photos you would like to get the most exposure in your listing video / virtual tour. We will also show you how to post the tour directly to YouTube .
How to Add the Video to your WordPress Blog
Once you’ve created your listing video and posted to YouTube, we will show you how to add that same video to your WordPress blog. Featuring your listing video on your blog will not only make your sellers happy, you may also get more exposure on the search engines (Google loves video!).
QUICK TIP: If you want to rank on the first page of Google, make sure the title of the blog post is the listing property address. Also, try and create/publish the blog post and video on YouTube at least two days before it is listed in the MLS.
Editor’s note: This article was created by Kerry Lucasse, Agent/Owner at eXp Realty. Information deemed reliable but is subject to change.
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