Today we launched an update to TourVista’s real estate marketing platform that allows our Premium users to include a YouTube video on their virtual tours. This is a fantastic enhancement and we encourage everyone to take advantage of using video for marketing their properties online.
What if I don’t have a video of each property?
No problem! Instead of a property video, many real estate agents include a short personal video. Doing so allows them to add additional personalization to their virtual tours and helps to generate new customers.
Do I have to upload my video to YouTube first?
Yes, you do not upload your property/personal video to TourVista. Instead, upload your video to your YouTube account, then copy/paste the YouTube video ID on to the Video page of your virtual tour, as the above video tutorial demonstrates. If you don’t have a YouTube account, set one up — they are free and it only takes a few minutes.
Does it benefit my and/or my property to post the video on YouTube?
Yes! Absolutely! YouTube is one of the most trafficked websites on the Internet. Many people use the search tool on YouTube to find videos to watch. While at this time, YouTube is not what we would consider a “real estate search portal”, it doesn’t hurt to have extra exposure for your properties and your business online.
Plus, YouTube has a world-class hosting platform and converts your videos so they can be seen on mobile browsers, too. Add to that “video streaming” (which means you can jump to a section of the video that hasn’t downloaded yet) and there’s really no reason to not publish your videos to YouTube.
Remember, the Internet is a tool that you can use to better market your properties and your business. TourVista helps you do both!