Real Estate Video Hosting - Dare To Compare

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy
Here are 5 common Real Estate Video Hosting Sites that I wanted to test and compare. This is to demonstrate the quality of each host. I used the same exact video for each site. It's a 2 minute video tutorial that I uploaded to the following locations. Play them, compare, and then you decide. These are all great video hosting services, each with their own unique tools and benefits, but for this post, I just want to compare the quality. Look what happens when you upload your original videos to these servers.

Youtube Video

Google Video

Viddler Video

Vimeo Video


WellcomeMat Video

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Joaann - thanks.  it's not going to be, it already is. :-))

Oct 12, 2008 01:08 AM #104
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Forgot about this post, Just wanted to email it to you Elaine in hopes that this answers your question.  Feel free to comment of call me if you have any questions at all.  :-)

Apr 21, 2009 10:20 AM #105
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Ray Lane
OpenHouseHD - Salt Lake City, UT

It's amazing just how out of date this post has become in one year!  Back then, I'd give the quality award to Viddler and the Turkey awards to YouTube and Google.

 

Now, google video is gone, YouTube and wellcomemat have greatly improved video quality and vimeo has told real estate video to beat it.

Overall, for real estate, I still give WellcomeMat the thumbs up because it gives you an MLS acceptable player, as well as more tools for your website, and specific real estate tools.

Jun 10, 2009 10:21 AM #106
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Download MP 4 a neat new feature on youtube will help spread the video seeds.

Jun 10, 2009 08:57 PM #107
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Andrew - I just saw that yesterday and almost wrote a post about it.  That's great that you spotted that, thanks for pointing it out.  :-)

Jun 12, 2009 12:27 AM #108
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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They added another feature today about twitter, google reader and facebook auto post too. You tube has all kinds of new tweaks and updates to improve the experience.

Jun 12, 2009 08:48 AM #109
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Jeff Engle
Neighborly Realty - Lincoln, CA
PlacerAreaHomes.com

I've heard of concerns that Vimeo and YouTube are not allowing real estate videos, so I tried one outfit in South Carolina that offered free hosting but the response time was pretty bad.  I tested Wellcomemat.com and it has good response and it's focused at Real Estate markets.  Thanks for sharing and all the great comments.

Jun 17, 2009 09:29 AM #110
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Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Download mp4 new feature of youtube too so those local community videos you salt and pepper in among the real estate fruit can end up on an ipod and you have subtle branding or your personality/voice intertwined as the local tour guide providing a free service of area coverage you enjoy working/living in! Still need convincing that video is huge? (Pulling out sledge hammer...) Get on board..the train has left the station.

Jun 17, 2009 10:17 AM #111
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Ray Lane
OpenHouseHD - Salt Lake City, UT

Vimeo ABSOLUTELY forbids real estate video....of course that doesn't mean they will delete the video, but they may.

YouTube doesn't seem to have a problem with real estate.  There are tons of real estate videos there, and I have never had one get pulled.

WellcomeMat is the best choice for most things, but YouTube will get the google rankings that WellcomeMat doesn't.....yet.

Jun 22, 2009 09:50 PM #112
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Jeff - Youtube does allow RE video, according to Ray, Vimeo does not.  I like WellcomeMat too, especially because you can break down the longer videos into chapters and they are Real Estate specific. 

Ray - thanks, I think Google will pick up wellcomeMat videos too, and youtube definitely gets some juice as well. :-)

Jun 23, 2009 12:41 PM #113
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Kathy Anderson
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Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand

Hey Brad, what happened to the little video icon when I want to do a blog post?  I was gone from AR for awhile but recently came back and want to get going with the video stuff...FINALLY!  Did the AR peeps give up on the hosting?  Or am I just blind?

Jul 13, 2009 11:02 AM #114
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Hi Kathy - that little icon was for Mixpo/AR Video accounts only.  We are no longer using Mixpo exclusively so the icon was removed. There are so many great video hosting sites out there and each member has their own preferences.  You can now embed any video from any of the hosting sites out there whether they are paid for or free.  No need to go find your glasses, you're not blind.  lol~  :-)

Jul 13, 2009 11:09 AM #115
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WOW!  Thanks for the quick response.  :)  What is your favorite video host these days?  I was just looking at Mixpo and it looms looks pretty good but I know there is a fee (not that I'm opposed to that if you get your moneys worth).  You know your stuff and I value your opinion... and I KNOW I'm not the only one that does.

Jul 13, 2009 11:26 AM #116
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Kathy - sorry for the delayed response, I was on a webinar and conference call.  I have no favorites, I think they all bring something of value to the table. Each has a different set of features and benefits.  It's up to you to decide what works best for you and your readers.  There are more than just these five, take a look at their sites and determine which is the least time consuming and most effective way to get your videos out there and viewed.  Decisions decisions, I know, but that's why they make Volkswagons and Cadillacs.  (Big Smile) :-))

Jul 13, 2009 01:29 PM #117
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RealEstateInVideo.com - Annapolis, MD

Okay, so I'm going to putting my 2-cents worth in as well as a shameless plug for my new (soon to be launched) website. The problem with most of these site is that they will accept ALL videos. You spend time and money producing a great video of you listing, or a marketing video of yourself and it gets lost among vacation clips, music videos or little kittens doing something cute and silly. Of course, there is always Wellcomemat.com. The say they are "video connecting people & places". Try typing in Baltimore, MD you get 4 houses and a how-to video, you click "view more" and there are no more house videos, only videos of realtor, medical practice info video, custom projects, attorneys profile, etc.  Wellcomemat.com makes it VERY had for the potential buyer to find anything. 

With that in mind..., after the holiday weekend, we will be launching - www RealEstateLiveTV.com!!! (presently password protected while we perform a last security check) This website will be the FIRST, Worldwide, VIDEO based, Real Estate search engine and local area business directory!! Nothing but Real Estate!  We have created a way for the Real Estate Professional to market ther videos on one centralized platform. Real Estate Professionals from all fields of real estate will have, for the first time, a platform not just to display their videos, but also their pictures, property information, property disclosure/files and documents, and have this page fully branded with their own information. They will even have the ability to host their own LIVE T.V. style show. 

Get your videos ready, we will be launching SOON!

 

Jul 02, 2010 11:42 AM #118
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REL TV - thanks for sharing your upcoming venture. I'll check it out (as will others I'm sure) as soon as I get a chance. :-)

Jul 02, 2010 01:09 PM #119
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Fred Light
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Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH

Before using ANY service, you really need to do some investigation.

Many services (many listed above) do NOT allow commercial video, such as Vimeo, Blip, VIdder, etc.

Many video hosting services have folded... many more will be folding, leaving you with a big hole where your videos were.  Just this past week, I've received notice from RealeFlix.com (real estate video site) that they are shutting down.  Yesterday, I received notice that MotionBox (where i have nearly 1000 videos hosted) is shutting down, giving me 30 days to find alternative arrangements.

This is an industry in flux.  Do your homework.

Jul 14, 2010 08:21 AM #120
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These all are great video hosting services having unique tools and benefits which are posted on this site in order to compare their quality.

 

Aug 19, 2010 05:06 AM #121
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What about animoto? that seems to be hot noe

Sep 05, 2010 07:40 PM #122
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Animoto is another great site, really cool features too!!

Sep 05, 2010 11:34 PM #123
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