Do it yourself home video tours?
“The Real Estate Home Show” is the latest New Home Marketing 2.0 offering from ExplicitMedia design and advertising solutions. To their credit, they are one of the first Internet companies to offer Web 2.0 services to the tech savvy street level real estate professional.
Their entry level service which starts at $79 for a 40 second home video tour is a good value considering that the same service five years ago would have cost about five times that.
Video hosting is included, and the sales agent merely has to take a half dozen digital pictures of a home, and upload them to The Real Estate Home Show’s website. Adding a few details and specifics about the property provides information for a script, and REHS produces a voice over narrated video slide show ready to distribute in about 48 hours.
Click below to see a brief video designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about TheRealEstateHomeShow and their services.
The technology and skill to create this kind of real estate video tour is not the most innovative part of this marketing service. (Almost anyone can do this with free software, a microphone, and an Internet connection.)
What is unique to ExplicitMedia’s offering is a well developed distribution platform, which includes the opportunity to distribute video tours to millions of potential buyers via partnerships with major satellite and cable companies (for an additional charge.)
It will be interesting to see how The Real Estate Home Show will progress their technology development in 2007 and beyond.
For now, this is a good example of early stage New Home Marketing 2.0 services, and the direction of house marketing to come…