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youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 14, 2024 3:48 PM
       youtube videos (by Larry [MN]) Feb 14, 2024 5:12 PM
       youtube videos (by Larry [MN]) Feb 14, 2024 5:13 PM
       youtube videos (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 15, 2024 12:32 AM
       youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 15, 2024 8:17 AM
       youtube videos (by Deanna [TX]) Feb 15, 2024 9:20 AM
       youtube videos (by LisaFL [FL]) Feb 15, 2024 9:20 AM
       youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 15, 2024 1:48 PM
       youtube videos (by Jason [VA]) Feb 15, 2024 2:17 PM
       youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 15, 2024 9:33 PM
       youtube videos (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 16, 2024 1:13 AM
       youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 16, 2024 9:54 PM

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youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2024 3:48 PM

For those of you, like Brad, who do YouTube Videos, what is the process?

How do you create a video and then put it on YouTube?

Does it cost anything to do this?

Can anybody do it?

Is there anything to be aware of, such as not putting certain things in the video?

The more details the better.

Thank you for your time.


youtube videos (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2024 5:12 PM

It's pretty simple assuming you have a smart phone. Go to Youtube and create an account. Take a video with your phone and upload it to your account. Just take a test video and try it out. Obviously you can get fancy with video editing and adding titles, etc, but that's a little more advanced. A simple walk through of a property video is easy. You can narrate as you go.

If you have kids or grandkids I'm sure they can walk you through it. --172.56.xx.x

youtube videos (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2024 5:13 PM

I should add, there is zero cost. --172.56.xx.x

youtube videos (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 12:32 AM

6man,Like Larry said, set up an account (a channel) on YT. Use an easy to say and spell name for your biz. Mine is

Invest in an iPhone 14 because it has wide angle lens without distortion and stabilization. These are not critial but they improve the quality, give you a business write-off, AND make you cool!

I name the video with the house number and my company name, all one word, NEVER the street name because anyone in the world can see your video promoting a vacant house.

Unlock all the doors, tilt the blinds down sho we're not looking at the neighbor's junk, turn on all lights, toilet seat down, shower curtain pulled neatly aside, no stuff sitting around.

I start with a shot of the front for a few seconds, then slowly pan 360 to show the neighborhood, careful to avoid the mess next door.

I also do a close up of my yard sign to mark the video as mine.

I like to tilt down then slowly tilt up to reveal the room. Walking between rooms I tilt down to show the floor - so viewers don't get dizzy.

Show the backyard. Pull in on nice features such as appliances, dishwasher, waterfall showerhead, programable thermostat, ceiling fans...

You can get a water mark for them but I don't bother. Maybe I should.

Transfer your phone file to your hard drive, THEN upload to YT. This gives better picture quality and it's super slow.

I don't add narration because they can see it's a kitchen. I DO add their free music, something pleasant and not distracting, just to make it interesting.

The whole thing is free.

You must promote the video in your ads or no one will see it. Mine is ***Walk thru video - search on YouTube***

You can search YT for and see several videos.

It's easier than it sounds. And people LOVE it! Hellps us stand out from the competition.


youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 8:17 AM

Thank you very much for the descriptions. I will check out your videos, Brad. This will give me a good visual example.

youtube videos (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 9:20 AM

Shoot your video early in the morning, or perhaps late in the afternoon. The light is softer at those times, and there's less traffic. Avoid shooting your video when the light is direct and harsh. Be aware of background noises, like barking dogs and street traffic--- you want to give people the impression that the neighborhood is a nice place to live. So sometimes, I've stopped and re-started my video five or six times before I get one that's tranquil enough. If it's possible, I try to shoot it during a pretty part of the year--- maybe there's snow, maybe there's flowers, maybe there's green. I try to avoid it when everything is dead and brown, but you can't always choose when a vacancy happens.

I wear sandals I can easily slip off at the door. That way, I'm not clomping through the house.

When you shoot in a room with a mirror, figure out your angle of approach so that people can see the mirror, but don't necessarily see your reflection filming it. :)

Another vote for toilet seats down, shower curtain pulled aside enough to show the showerhead, that things are clean, any tiling, etc.

I make sure all my lights and ceiling fans are on when I go inside, so people can see they work.

I reshoot the video after a major renovation. When the house has changed enough after various turnovers so that it's no longer a good match to the video, that's my cue to update it.

I usually narrate mine. Because I'm not urban, I give the address. "This is (address) in (town) (state). It has (square footage), (bedrooms), (baths), (central heat & air), (washer/dryer hookups), (other features)." I deliberately don't give the price, because the price changes. I start at the mailbox or the front door, and the first shot is always the house number. I pan up and down the street, so that people can get an accurate idea of the other houses nearby, but if there's anything undesirable, I don't linger on it. I try to get a shot of the closed front door, and have it ajar so that I can push through easily. Then I go through the house in the way that makes sense, ending up with a shot of the back yard. For the final lingering shot, I return back to the most photogenic room in the house, and reiterate the address.

Try to move smoothly so that you don't bob your video up and down as you walk. You're looking for more of a glide than a bobble. :)

I make sure that my YouTube channel is attached to a biz Gmail/Google/Youtube account and not an account I use for personal stuff.

youtube videos (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 9:20 AM


Who did your website. It’s fantastic. You should start a side business setting other landlords up with something similar. I’d pay. --24.236.xx.xx

youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 1:48 PM

Thank you, Deanna. I always appreciate your details.

youtube videos (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 2:17 PM

I edit my videos so that I elimate the walking. People’s attention spans are short, so I edit the videos down to 2 minutes or less. I pan each room and have pop-up text highlight whatever features there are that may be missed. I intentionally slow the video speed playback in areas that I want to highlight and create cut-scenes between areas.

I remove the sound completely from the video and replace it with a soft baby makin track. I adjust the volume slightly up in those “wow” areas and slowly fade out when transitioning out of them.

youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2024 9:33 PM

Thank you, Jason

youtube videos (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 1:13 AM

Any video is better than none.

Deanna hit a good point - pretty blue skies and green grass help a lot. Film when the sun is on the front of the house.

If it's a grey day with dirty slushy snow shoot anyway. You can re-do it in the spring.

And like she said, it's free to delete and start over if you trip or the ugly truck drives into your shot.

I used to do this in my socks to avoid clunking on hardwood floors but learned to turn the sound off when I upload it so they don't hear the traffic or barking.

YT will show you stats on viewings. A large 2 story home can take 5-7 minutes. The stats show me that most people watch for a while but only some watch the whole thing. Attention spans are short but it's a big house.

If you don't have a phone or GoPro with built in stabilizer, buy one on Amazon for $99. Smooths out the bounces on walking and looks more professional, for a mere tax deductible $99!

Bright lighting is important. I bought a $54 rechargable 1000 lumens work light from Harbor Freight and wear it on a lanyard around my neck to light up the room when I step in. It will even light up a dark basement!

Grab your phone and shoot a video of your own home from easy practice!


youtube videos (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 9:54 PM

Thank you Brad for the added details.

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