Take a Ride With Sacramento Realtor

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

Take a ride with Sacramento Realtor, Gena Riede through Silver Springs and Wildhawk neighborhood which borders Elk Grove, CA.  Find out what the most important thing you can do for yourself and help your Realtor do the best job for you in the home buying process.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Erin Newington and Terri Moule
(916) 548-9198 Real Estate Masters - Elk Grove, CA
Elk Grove Realtors (916) 585-3858

Great video and advice.. no point in breaking your heart looking at homes your can not afford!  Quick question.. are you using the Flip camera to record this?

Jan 23, 2009 02:23 PM #1
Rainer
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Mike Parker
Blackwater Consulting - International, INT
Without giving offense, I view this video as precisely the embodiment of why most agents should not put video on their blogs or sites. I find it unlikely that any prospective client will watch four minutes of rambling while someone drives around to nowhere. I also believe that it is a mistake to "refuse to take anyone out who is not prequalified." In this market, it's true that some will not qualify, but it seems to me that an experienced agent should be able to initially basic qualify someone without bringing in a loan agent. Better to write offers--as many as we can--rather than refuse to engage lest we be 'wasting our time'. That's my opinion--no offense meant. Some of those earnest lookers will pass through qualifying, but not for you if you won't even engage with them. Last time I checked, we are all looking for buyers.
Jan 23, 2009 05:58 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

You are always on the cutting edge of technology.  Thanks for sharing with us.  Did you use a flip camera?  I was looking at them yesterday.

Jan 23, 2009 11:09 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Erin Newington and Terri Moule
(916) 548-9198 Real Estate Masters - Elk Grove, CA
Elk Grove Realtors (916) 585-3858

Mike.. Every heard of YouTube? People watch video.

Jan 24, 2009 08:22 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Todd & Erin,

Yes, the flip camera is what I am using. You are absolutely right, there is no point in getting your heart set on a house to buy BEFORE finding out if you are qualified for a loan.  Thanks for your comment.

Jan 24, 2009 09:06 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Mike,

You are welcome to your opinion.  However, I obviously don't agree with you for the most part.  4 minutes was a bit long...by 1 minute. However, I was driving in a neighborhood called Silver Springs on my way to a past client's house and there may be future clients who would like to know what this area looks like.

In regards to taking someone out that is not qualified...that is not how I do business.  Since it only takes a phone call and a few minutes of a buyer's time to get pre-approved, my clients are prepared to write offers since they have a stake in finding a house.

I don't write offers and waste the seller's, buyer's or both agent's time without a pre-approval. That's not the type of reputation I want nor is it the right way of conducting my business.

Yes, I am looking for buyers but only qualified buyers.  You can take on and drive unqualified buyers around and write bogus offers but that's not in my business plan.

No offense taken.

Jan 24, 2009 09:15 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Audrey, yes I do.  It's a great camera.  I was concerned since I bought a new car that the view wouldn't be as large in the window but it seems to be working out just fine.  I highly recommend the Flip.

Thanks for popping on over.

Jan 24, 2009 09:17 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Todd & Erin, you're absolutely right. They do watch videos.  Thanks for your second comment and letting Mike know about You Tube.

Jan 24, 2009 09:20 AM #8
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

This is awesome, Gena. Good for you for taking the plundge. I love to watch Ian Watts, I would think consumers would enjoy this too.

Jan 25, 2009 07:52 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI
Gena, I do enjoy these videos and I am considering doing something similar for my neighborhods and to psot in a way that is more personal. You have a great on camera persona and your talks are informative and well done. If I may ask, what kind of camera do you use and do you have a apecial mounting device for the camera? Thanks!
Jan 25, 2009 11:39 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Missy, thank you. Not as easy as it may seem but the public seems to enjoy them.

Russell, the camera is a Flip and I found a small tripod that with a little manipulation fits into a cup that I place in the cup holder. The suction cup on the tiny tripod didn't work on the jag nor does it work on the Mercedes so I had to be creative.  Hope that helps and I can't wait to view yours...I'm sure that it will be one to envy!

I really am camera shy so it is quite an effort for me.

Jan 25, 2009 12:43 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI
Gena, thanks! And I have to say, you are so natural, I would have never guessed that! Have a great week!
Jan 25, 2009 01:05 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant

Hi Gena..I've been watching 2 young Realtors in Vancouver BC doing Video to promote themselves and their Homes. One just did a 72 hour open house live his million dollar loft condo listing this weekend. The National News picked up on his on line video and wrote a news story. Love your video kid, you're on the right track, I'll need to get with it too.

 

Cheers, thanks for sharing!

Jan 25, 2009 11:13 PM #13
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Thanks for showcasing another usage for the Flip.  I have it and am still playing with it.

Jan 26, 2009 12:06 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Russell, Hollywood hasn't called yet but the Sacramento readers seem to enjoy them. Thanks.

Fred, thank you. It is a challenge and one that I hope is widely accepted. Nice to hear about the National news picking up the ball and running with it for one of your Realtors. He must have done a spectacular job.

Christine, I really didn't spend the time to learn about it, just jumped in with both feet. It seems to be a great little camera for the job.

Jan 26, 2009 11:20 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Gwenn Tanvas
Peoples Home Equity, Inc. NMLS-274839 - Appleton, WI
The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE

Gena - I record videos, however I just love this concept - Driving in the car chatting. Great Stuff - How long do you think it will take to outlaw mini cams while driving????? Thanks again. Love the way you think.... forward.

Feb 01, 2009 03:05 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Gwen, the view was a bit better when I had my jag versus the SLK 320 that I bought last week. But, it seems to be working, ok.

It may not be long before they are outlawed but they are hands-free so not sure how that would be any different than using the blue tooth on a call.

Feb 01, 2009 03:50 PM #17
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