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@TerryMoyemont Terry...your comments make a lot of sense. I'm hoping you see from the comments above what the issue are.
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@SteveEwing Thanks Steve...a lot of what you are saying, such as "agents keep telling me they haven't lost a presentation since they started using my 'real' video tours," are things that have remained consistent since video began finding its footing in real estate.
"I don't think we have found a very good way of educating the homeowners of the world about what we do; because if we had, I don't think many people would choose the absolute mind-numbing garbage that shows up in these automated 'videos' ."
Totally true and you will see developments from us that address this issue. You definitely have the issue framed correctly - it was always going to be consumer demand for videos from listing agents that drive this revolution.
@FredLight You're right Fred: it is a content battle and agents, brokers and their filmmakers-whom are creating unique/quality video content-are the primary losers. Robo slideshows and animations are an insult to consumers' intelligence - instead of seeing a video when clicking play, they will come to expect a card trick version of the text and images they have already seen. Is this building consumer confidence in our industry?
Video automation companies will argue that they too value video because they insert relevant, locally-focused video clips into their content. They seem to think that filmmakers won't see through automators' effort to minimize video producers' value. Meanwhile, the only unique portion of their offering are the video clips they insert.