Tutorial: How to Turn On Automated Listing Videos

August 22, 2018

RE/MAX does it again to bring you the best features that help build your business!

Did you know that with every listing you can have a narrated video automatically created and ready to share within 24 hours? 

These videos appear directly on remax.com on the property's listing page. At first glance, the page shows a carousel of photos and the price of the home. However, if you look at the top right corner of that photo, there are 3 buttons: "Photos", "Videos" and "Map with INRIX". By selecting video, the page then shows a video to be played!

The listing videos are created using the property information found in LeadStreet. Each video can have up to 8 photos, which are received from the MLS board. Tagging the photos in the MLS with property metadata will not affect the order of the photos in the video.

Because the videos are automatically generated, there isn't a way to indicate what area of the house the photo reflects. To avoid any mixups, some headlines appear over a blurred image; this way the video won't be discussing the amount of bedrooms while showing a photo of a bathroom!

Want to take advantage of this feature? Here's how:

  1. First, take a look at one of your existing property pages on the RE/MAX website. If you see the option for "Video" in the top right corner of the photo, look no further, you're ready to rock n' roll!
  2. If you do not see this feature, log into your LeadStreet account through MaxCenter. *Remember, you need to log in with your "@remax.net" email address to access MaxCenter.
  3. Once you're in Leadstreet, use the drop-down menu in the top left corner to select "Listings" and then "Listing Video"
  4. Under "VScreen Videos" there is a slider to turn on listing videos for all of your listings on remax.com. Turn this on so it is red and says "yes". Once this is turned on, it will take approximately 6 hours for any existing listings to have a video offered and all new listings will generate a video within 24 hours. *If you see a message saying this feature is disabled, please reach out to lauren.kurtz@norcalgold.com to assist in resolving any issues.

Currently, these videos can be shared to Facebook and Twitter directly from the video page. If you would like to share the video elsewhere, simply copy and paste the link and it should anchor the page to display the video tab when clicked. At this point, these videos cannot be downloaded.

There ya' have it! Just one more tool in your RE/MAX arsenal. We can't wait to see all your beautiful listings displayed in your own video!

RE/MAX Gold sells more homes each year than any other independently owned real estate brokerage in California. With 66 offices in 21 counties to serve you; we serve areas throughout Northern and Central California; from Oroville to Fresno and Placerville to Marin.

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