Why online video is Key for Small Business and Selling Real Estate in Steamboat Spring.

With Youtube becoming the second most-used search engine to Google, if your real estate agent isn’t using video, then you might want to ask them why.  With video, your property will be viewed more times, will be viewed longer, and will sell for a higher price then if you don’t have a video of your home, town house, or condo.

Using video in real estate means more exposure. And more exposure means more buyers viewing your property. More buyers means it will sell faster and if it sells faster, it will likely the real estate will sell for more money. And isn’t that what it’s all about.

It’s not just real estate that online video is making an impact on. Every small business can put video to use. This is illustrated with this  . . . video of course, from David Garland.

David Garland write for Small Business Trends:

“1. Cost Of Production: Your video budget no longer has to have a lot of zeros especially with the rise of high quality pocket cameras including Flip CamerasKodak zi8iPhones and the webcam on your computer.

2. Easy Hosting: All kinds of easy options. If you are using it for selling, talking about your products and other major business functions, Brightcove might be a great solution. Looking to add mobile video? Check out Widget Realm. Creating awesome, engaging content? Nab more eyeballs via viddlervimeoyoutube, and blip.tv.

3. Many Functions: Entertain, inspire, sell, recruit, add personality, have a show related around your expertise. If you think it, you can create it. One piece of advice is not just talk about you and your product but relate it more to a subject. For example, Zappos rarely talks about shoes. Instead, they talk about customer service and company culture.

4. Personality: People like doing business with people. The second best thing to face-to-face is video. Video creates a much more personal connections with your customers and clients.

5. Easily Spreadable: Like peanut butter, video in 2010 is now easily spreadable. Links can be posted to Twitter and Linkedin. Video can be uploaded Facebook. Plus you can send it out via Tube Mogul to multiple sites.”