Can Videos Generate Leads?

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Can Videos Generate Leads?
According to a blog post that I just read from Keller Williams Family Reunion in Orlando, FL this week, videos are well worth the time and small upfront investment for generating leads.
The panel of experts at this breakout session shared their tips for using videos to generate leads for their businesses. See the blog for Hot Break Out Sessions on Using Videos, and you will want to add producing videos to your marketing budget for 2012 if you haven’t already done so.

You TubeWith YouTube being the second largest search engined used by consumers, it just makes great sense to add videos to your marketing efforts this year. I am told that only 5% of the agents nationally are doing videos, and this makes it a great opportunity to get ahead of the competition in your market area. You don’t really have to be perfect since you will get better as you go along. No one knows this better than I do, since I can see myself improving in the video productions with my community reports.

There are several Active Rain Super Stars, who are way ahead in the video production to generate leads. If you would visit Debb Janes new Group, YouTube Thursdays, you will find a wealth of information about making videos from many of these AR Super Stars, like Richard Yates, Andy Mooers, Debb Janes, Karen Kruschka, Cindy Edwards, Michael Thornton, and Cathy Bureau, just to name a few.

Fred GriffinBut, the one Star that I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to is Fred Griffin from Tallahassee, Florida. Fred has always been my number one resource for social media, and he has this new group in Active Rain that was created back in November, 2011. Fred's new Group is simply “You Tube, and we need subscribers, and other AR members to step up to join Fred’s new Group, and share your You Tube experiences, or give us some tips. Fred has posted several great posts in this Group that will assist you in your video productions. I know there are other great Video Groups in Active Rain, but I wanted to Introduce Fred’s You Tube Group since there are only a few subscribers, and a lot of great posts for your video education.

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Jerry Newman
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Hi Kathy, I can image that you would be awesome with making videos of your "Home Staging Jobs" too.

Feb 15, 2012 11:07 PM #29
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Yes, Debb. I am expecting more AR members to get with the Action of Making More Videos for 2012.

 

Feb 15, 2012 11:19 PM #30
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Yes, Anita. That's two Great Reasons for doing Videos alright. I love how you have added them to your Community Reports in Warner Robins, GA.

Feb 15, 2012 11:21 PM #31
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Jerry Newman
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Jennifer, I expect that percentage will change this year with more and more agents getting into the Action for Making videos.

Feb 15, 2012 11:22 PM #32
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Hi Anna. There is nothing wrong with having Two Assistants to run your business, and let you be out there enjoying what you love to do BEST. Producing more videos will certainly increase your business.

Feb 15, 2012 11:24 PM #33
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Hi Bryan. I am with you, since I am no where near the Level of Richard Yates, and others who have been doing them for years. But, Now is a Great time to get into the Action.

Feb 15, 2012 11:25 PM #34
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Hi Carl and Ceil. I am sure you can find a way to work in a nice video once and awhile with your home inspections. Making a video to promote your inspection business will surely bring your more leads and prospects.

Feb 15, 2012 11:27 PM #35
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WOW! Fred. This is quite an Honor. I certainly didn't expect to be a Moderator for the You Tube Group. I will certainly give it my BEST. Have a Wonderful Evening!

Feb 15, 2012 11:28 PM #36
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Doug Bullwinkel
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Video's are where it's at.  I'm just not there yet but I'm working on it.  Thanks Jerry.  I always enjoy your posts.

Feb 16, 2012 03:47 AM #37
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Wayne Goss
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Jerry,

       I would love to see something like a Pepsi/Coke challenge, whereas readers were given the choice of reading an article or watching a video on the same thing. I'd bet almost everyone taking the challenge would watch the video instead of reading it...Wayne

Feb 16, 2012 12:42 PM #38
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Yes, Doug. I have made this commitment to myself to produce more videos this year. Consumers really love watching them.

Feb 16, 2012 02:53 PM #39
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Hi Wayne. That's almost a "No Brainer". Most would prefer to watch than read. Of course, we need to remember to keep it short for those videos too.

Feb 16, 2012 02:57 PM #40
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Jerry, I don't do nearly enough videos but I do believe that they are great for business when done well.

Feb 16, 2012 05:39 PM #41
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Hi Jerry,

I'm glad you brought this to my attention

Video is definitely the wave of the future and the present of course.

Its a visual extension of photos. The most photos gets the most clicks.

With video its even more so.

 

Caprice

Feb 16, 2012 09:08 PM #42
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Hi Connie. Yes. I believe videos are good for business too. It even gives you an edge on the competition too.

Feb 17, 2012 05:59 AM #43
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Hi Caprice. With the added increase of Internet visitors, more photos and more videos has to be great for business.

Feb 17, 2012 06:00 AM #44
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This is an area where we really need to get on the ball! This was definitely one of the main things in our 2012 business plan and I hate to admit that its fallen by the wayside. Thanks for blogging, encouraging and all the great tips and tutorials on AR!

Feb 17, 2012 07:45 AM #45
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Janis Borgueta
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Jerry, thanks for the motivation here. I'm working on my very first video and to tell you the truth finding a bit of a challenge. I'll be glad for some tutorial and guidance at some point. I will definitely visit the new group! I have been told that 2012 is the year of the video.. so i guess i have NO choice but to get started!

Feb 18, 2012 07:08 AM #46
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Tracey R. Wrisper
American Dream Real Estate, LLC of LA - Leesville, LA
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Jerry I dud a few videos in 2011. They do help with getting my name out there. I plan to more this year. Thanks for the motivation.

Feb 19, 2012 01:05 PM #47
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Hi Jerry...Great amount of useful Information here...I do Videos and I'll join Fred's Group with you.

Cheers

Feb 19, 2012 05:00 PM #48
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