Oct
20
2006

I Tube.. We Tube.. Googles for YouTube

This just in. Google acquires YouTube.com for $1.65 bil. But I bet you already knew that. Not too shabby for a company that hasn’t even seen a profit!

Now we can call it GooTube.

Well, I posted a “tube” for the first time today. It is a listing I have in Oakland. Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0QFMqurAk0

Kinda fun and quirky.

The crazy thing about this video entertainment portal is that it has forever changed the way people consume media and branding. My husband posted a goofy video he took of birds attacking a squirrel in our front yard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxpJGB61ro As of today nearly 200 people have viewed it and 2 people have even linked it to their personal websites.

What does this mean for real estate and marketing your house? Well, if you watched my video, you probably have a good sense of what the condo looks like! It shows space, intimacy, texture, and light. It allows me to demonstrate features as well as tell a story. People in another part of the country can click on the link and have a hands on tour. Combine this with CraigsList, and you have captured the local market as though you were a king.

Although YouTube is all the rage, I suspect that before long these clips will be lost in a sea of .wmv files. But for now, it is a superb means for watching bloopers, videos of loved ones, and marketing your home.

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