VIDEOGRAPHY IDEAS AND STRATEGY FOR REALTORS
This real estate marketing guide will show you the best practices to generate free real estate leads using video. These real estate videos can be used to generate leads on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. This is important since 37% of buyers reported using online video sites during their home search journey.
Why Real Estate Agents Need to do Video Marketing?
Recent Facebook marketing research “Real Estate Trends & Insights” recommended video. Here’s why:
69% of real estate agents are using Facebook to generate real estate leads. 86% of prospective homebuyers use video Video ads are 2X more likely to create an emotional response 74% of people visit Facebook daily Other more specific real state marketing stats beyond Facebook.
Real Estate Video Stats
54% watch video to obtain general real estate information
37% of home buyers search online videos (2019 NAR research)
56% find video very useful in the home search process
85% of buyers and sellers want to work with real estate who use video
Social video posts get shared 1,200% more than text & images
TWO BASIC TYPES OF REAL ESTATE MARKETING VIDEOS
When it comes to video content for real estate there are two primary video types.
1. Real Estate Related Videos
This type of marketing video content can be reused in many ways since it is always timely. You should focus on creating a library of evergreen real estate videos for every step of the buyer and seller journey.
You can then use the real estate videos to build a real estate lead funnel. This content is used to identify target audiences.
These videos would include the following:
Brand / culture videos
You can also use the real estate listing videos as offers for your other marketing to develop relationships with referral partners and businesses.
An example is to highlight a local divorce attorney who can then refer your business.
2. Property or Listing Videos
These videos have a shorter lifespan since properties sell quickly. You can repurpose these listing videos as part of your listing presentations. Use these past videos in your listing presentations to help you win new listings. These videos will generate more immediate buyer and seller inquiries.
REAL ESTATE CINEMATOGRAPHY
If you're in a hot market, hopefully there will be a local Media Solutions Company that doesn't offer Videography but CINEMATOGRAPHY (Wink, Wink)
You may be wondering what the difference is between standard videography and cinematography - and we'd love to explain. In today's world, it is easy to get your hands on an economical camera that will put out decent work and yet don't be fooled - simply because someone offers 4K video doesn't mean the quality is going to be top of the line and truly make your brand stand apart from the competiton.
When your listing hits the market - we want it to hit with a BANG and have ALL EYES ON YOU.
Simply put, Listing Cinematography brings audio and video together to creat an immersive experience that invokes emotions, enticing buyer to fall in love with thier new home. While most videos blantly show the property, we help SELL your listings by mastering our craft and years of dedication of sharpening our skills. We pride ourselves on having 20+ years of experience in the Cinematograhpy industry - Here is an example below.
USE YOUR PHONE TO MAKE YOUR MARKETING VIDEOS
If you're looking to make economical marketing videos from home - you do not necessarily need to hire a media professional depending on the content and quality you are wanting to put out. If you are looking to learn how to produce these videos yourself and have them looking great - check out our other blog post "How to Create Stunning Marketing Videos from Home"
7 REAL ESTATE LISTING VIDEOS IDEAS
Coming Soon Listing Video
Target Audience: Active homebuyers
Scene: Start with a shot of your real estate sign for branding and contact information then focus on you walking to the front door. Stop at the front door to open a curiosity loop.
Script: Open with a description of home, price, details but don’t give full address. Use curiosity to get the address as your call to action.
Call to Action: “Get notified of first available showings…”
Open House Video
Target Audience: Early-stage active homebuyers (possible neighbors thinking of selling)
Scene: Start shot focused on open house signs to build familiarity for people. Switch camera to you and describe the open house, giving hours.
Script: Short description of the house, sharing price, location, open house hours.
Call to Action: “Get open house details now…”*
Listing Video Walkthrough
Target Audience: Active in-market homebuyers
Scene: Start walking towards your yard sign giving a quick street view, focus on the sign, and then walk into the home.
Script: Do a walkthrough narrating the details of the home as you go from room to room, ending with price and call to action.
Call to Action: “Interested in this home or any others, contact me to schedule same-day private showings…”
(One of the) Highest Priced Home in City
Target Audience: Luxury buyers and aspirational early-stage homebuyers
Scene: Street view with a home in the background.
Script: “I’m standing in front of the highest-priced listing in _.” and go into details about the listing and other high-end home listing details.
Call to Action: “Request a list of luxury homes in ….” (if applicable mention that you have off-market / coming soon’s in your list)*
(One of the) Lowest Price Listing in the City
Target Audience: First-time homebuyers and investors
Scene: Street view of the home in the background.
Script: “If you are a first-time buyer or investor here’s currently the lowest priced listing in __.” Give details of price and what the down payment and mortgage payments would be using FHA 3.5% down mortgage.
Call to Action: “Learn how much your current rent payment would allow you to afford…”
Just Sold Listing
Target Audience: Local Sellers
Scene: Front of your just sold listing
Script: Talk about how you just sold this listing in _ days and the number of offers received. Highlight activity and demand in the neighborhood.
Call to Action: “Interested in learning the final price of this listing or one in your neighborhood…”*
New Home Development Details
Target Audience: Move up buyers (who may also have a home they will need to sell)
Scene: Driving or walking around new development(s). This can be a compilation of each new development into one big video or smaller videos for each community.
Script: Open with the name of community, location and then go into descriptions of homes and price ranges. End with the benefit of using an agent to buy a new home, especially if they need to sell a home to buy the next one.
Call to Action: “If you are thinking of buying a new home, learn how to negotiate the best deal on new construction, and save if selling a home…”*
Using these video content ideas for your real estate marketing, you'll identify buyers in every price range.
12 COMMUNITY MARKETING VIDEOS
86% of home shoppers watch community videos, making them the most-watched type of real estate related videos. Create a large library of these community videos to become the digital mayor.
Some of these videos will focus on your knowledge of the local real estate market. This is one of the most important qualities buyers and sellers seek when selecting an agent.
Neighborhood / Community Video
Target Audience: Homebuyers
Scene: Standing in front of primary city sign or landmark so scrolling users recognize the city/community.
Script: Discuss community type and housing details like average price ranges, size, total homes in the community, etc.
Call to Action: “Request a detailed _ estate market report”
Highrise Building / Condo Communities
Target Audience: First-time buyers, move up or move down buyers
Scene: Standing in front of the main sign with the name of the building.
Script: “Are you thinking of buying or selling in (building/project name).” Go into details about total units, price ranges, HOA, amenities, unit size, etc. Share knowledge about the building or community.
Call to Action: “Get a free detailed report of available listings and past sales in _”
55+ Senior Communities
Target Audience: Downsizing seniors who may have a home to sell
Scene: Start in front of the signage of the community entrance interview style with the community manager.
Script: Interview style with the community manager. Discuss community amenities and property details including marketing conditions.
Call to Action: “If you’d like to learn more about moving into a senior community, call/text/email…”*
Airbnb Rental Rules
Target Audience: Real estate investors
Scene: Front of city welcome sign
Script: “Are you interested in Airbnb rentals in _.” Discuss rental income, local rules, etc. about owning a rental a property via Airbnb.
Call to Action: “If you are looking at buying an investment property in _ …”*
Target Audience: 9% of people bought a new home because of pets.
Scene: Front of signage of the dog park ideally during the event or busy time.
Script: Talk about events, training that is happening at the dog park.
Call to Action: “If you are looking to move to a pet-friendly community or home…”
Target Audience: Connect with younger families who may buy larger homes
Scene: Front of park signage
Script: Talk about the park amenities for kids parties, events, and sports if applicable. Gather contact information about the park.
Call to Action: “If you have a growing family and to buy or sell in _ “*
Target Audience: Younger parents who may be first time buyers or move-up buyers
Scene: Front of school signage
Script: Interview the school principal talking about the school details, registration, etc.
Call to Action: “If you want to learn more about moving into the boundary areas to attend __ school…”*
Target Audience: Younger parents, possibly first time home buyers
Scene: Front of a kid's daycare center.
Script: Interview style of daycare business owner discussing admittance, prices, etc.
Call to Action: “If you have a growing family…”*
Local Kids Sports
Scene: Front of kids sports location (can be AYSO, baseball, etc or private businesses like karate, dance, cheer, etc.)
Script: Share details of registration, dates, times, cost, etc. It can be done as an interview with the local business owner.
Call to Action: “Contact me for a free list of all kids’ activities in…”*
Target Audience: Younger families, first-time buyers or move-up buyers
Scene: Local swim school location (public or private)
Script: Share details about the swim school in an interview format with the manager or a business owner. Attempt to get a discount code to share with viewers.
Call to Action: “Get your free discount coupon today…”*
Senior Care Homes
Target Audience: Move down seniors (or their kids helping them)
Scene: Front of the senior care home.
Script: Interview style with management sharing home details.
Call to Action: “Contact me for a free list of all senior care homes in the area…”*
Reoccurring / Seasonal Community Events
Target Audience: Everyone in the city
Scene: Location of the event like a farmers market, art walks, movies in the park, car shows, etc.
Script: “Today we are at (event name) in (city). This is a ….”.
Share details of the event. It can also be an interview of attendees and vendors at the event. Call to Action: “Request our free list of all events in…”*
19 REAL ESTATE “HOW TO VIDEO” IDEAS
Home Improvement Tips
Target Audience: Existing homeowners who may be thinking of selling
Scene: Front of your own listing with sign in the background for branding.
Script: “Best home improvements to make if you are thinking of selling your home…”
Call to Action: “Get our free home seller checklist…”
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