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Old 06-24-2018, 11:14 AM
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Just 40 seconds in I felt like I was being forced to watch "my friend's, uncle's, brother's vacation video. Not interested at all. I'm sure it was entertaining, but only to those who made the video...

I don't like Matterport for house hunting. It's like trying to "google street view" the house, takes too long and could be more user friendly.

Clear, non fish eye, non photo shopped, photos are the best. If I like the house after seeing pics, I would probably watch a short 3 minute "ish" video as long as it was just of the house and yard. I don't need or want to hear or see people in it.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mcwick View Post
I hate watching any videos online. I'd rather read about it and see pictures (that goes for everything such as news, not just houses). So the video wouldn't entice me. I didn't even click on it to watch it here.
Iím the same way
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:09 PM
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I have no interest in watching a real estate video that meanders along for 15 minutes. I can determine from pictures in 30 seconds whether a house is interesting enough to warrant further investigation, googling location and birds eye view of the property, or making an appointment to see the property etc. I won’t even watch a virtual tour if pictures are available. Virtual tours are frequently out of proportion, like I’m viewing the house through a fishbowl, and it’s harder to determine room dimensions than from a photo. I prefer a concise description of the house details with particular attention to any updates and improvements. I prefer to view decent quality photos that I can skim through or zoom in on depending on what I’m looking for in a house or property.

That said, if there was a professional, concise 1-2 minute video format that listing agents would follow, like a combo of MLS listing and video tour (minus the fishbowl view), then I’d watch it.
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