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Steps to uploading real estate video listings onto Youtube


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1. I video the property using a regular camcorder

2. Transfer the VHS to DVD

3. Then convert DVD to a wmv or avs file on my computer using special software. (I am using 123DVD Converter, but there are several out there priced around $30+/-.)

4. If your computer is equipped with Windows Media Player, you can then playback your video, from which you'll upload different clips and remove ones you don't want (as well as arrange an order for viewing) using Windows Movie Maker.

5. Last, you would register for an account on Youtube, upload a video, and you can do additional editting or ad music through the Youtube selection.  If you have a website, you can add the code to the page and the video will appear.


With the right equipment, which I need to get, it becomes easier to post a listing onto Youtube. You can now buy a DVD recording camera that plugs right into your computer to upload the video for editting prior to placement on Youtube.

I've been experimenting with posting my listings on Youtube, and including them on the front page of my website. I realized  have a lot to learn and much practice to have with working the video, though it's quite fun and has potential to be really effective. Here's my site at

Yes, I have a lot of improvement to make, but it's a start! 

Comment balloon 2 commentsStephanie Jacques • January 06 2009 06:42PM


Stephanie, I'm into video in a big way but the time was issue.  How many real estate videos do you post and how much time do you usually spend on the?

Posted by David Wang, Prudential | 650.504.8190 (Prudential California Realty) over 10 years ago

Stephanie,  I watched the video on your site.  You might want to just do the picture slide shows.  They are easier to do.  I would only take the trouble to do video if it gives me something that pictures don't, such as movement through the home for some sense of the floorplan.

But I'm sure you have a vision of something bigger with your videos.  It is pretty technical and time consuming with a lot of little things to worry about.  But I think learning these skills is worth it for the long run.  I've been working out many details over the past few months and am close to getting some stuff out soon.  I'll post them soon.

Posted by Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal (Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage) over 10 years ago

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