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You might be a Bloodhound if…you do an intro video like this.

In the world of Google upheaval that I have lived through in the past couple of months, I have consumed my share of Diet Mt. Dew and aspirin. So to cure my headache and to continue to contribute to all that is good in the real estate conversation, I offer you the first of hopefully many Jeff Foxworthy style best practices that I am seeing in the real estate industry.

I have entitled these posts, “You might be a Bloodhound if…” I think it is appropriate.

The first entry is from a friend in Manhattan Beach Ca who has what I think is one of the classiest videos to introduce himself ever. Try competing with the sincerity and the authenticity of this REALTOR:

Get to know ya video for Greg Geilman

Seriously. Go to the page…click the video and please share your thoughts.

I personally think that this type of video connects in all the right ways with a consumer. It would if I was the consumer.

Would love your feedback. (And NO I did not do the video. 😉 He sent it to me for my thoughts. grin

You might be a Bloodhound if…you create a video to connect with people like this. #justsayin for those of you twitterers..grin


15 Comments so far

  1. Dylan Darling April 24th, 2012 6:45 am

    Agreed! He does a great job of connecting with the consumer. If you took the video away and just used the sound, it would still connect. Maybe a good radio ad?

    I got into reale estate for the same reason as Greg. It’s all about the clients and building relationships. Honesty and integrity will prevail in the real estate business…

  2. Rob Thiessen April 24th, 2012 7:47 am

    Yep…I would have this guy help me with my home purchase. Would likely refer him some clients as well.

  3. Eric Blackwell April 24th, 2012 8:03 am

    @Rob – I think that is the essence of it.

    @Dylan – Had not thought about the sound alone, so I turned off my screen and re-listened to it. Same message was conveyed. GREAT point.

    Another other examples of great intro video out there?

  4. Jeff Brown April 24th, 2012 12:42 pm

    He works where I was raised. You can’t watch the video without likin’ the guy. Great stuff.

  5. Greg Geilman April 24th, 2012 11:38 pm

    Hey guys, thanks for all the positive feedback. Really appreciate it. I had a lot of fun putting it together. Please post your own intro vids. Would love to see what others are doing.

  6. Lori Aaron April 25th, 2012 1:15 pm

    I like what you’re saying, Dylan! I could see this being a great radio ad! Greg seems like a guy who really understands the finer points of forming relationships in real estate.

  7. Susan Zanzonico April 26th, 2012 8:45 am

    I see and hear sincerity and warmth which pulls me in right away. I also thought the scenes that were shot were great and the music soft and in the background so it didn’t detract from the message.

  8. Don Reedy April 26th, 2012 12:14 pm


    Thanks for bringing this great video to our attention.

    Greg, most excellent job with the video. Is this YOUR work, or was the video professionally done. I noticed a lot of superior camera work (rather than just seeing your face, it’s sometimes cut off/part of it, etc. Very interesting camera work.

    And YES, you certainly come across as a dude I’d like to know….and that’s good marketing. Congrats!

  9. Sean Purcell April 26th, 2012 2:52 pm

    I’m with Don on this: did you do the video yourself? Was it someone in-house? Very professional, very well done. Congrats. And thanks Eric, for giving us all a good idea.

  10. René Fabre April 29th, 2012 11:28 am

    Not only is the video very well produced, the message is one of the best distillations I’ve heard from an agent using online social media sensibilities. The law of attraction rules.

    Greg is believable and comes across sincere by what he is saying and visually. He’s not in your face and the use of 2 cameras for the side shots enhance the message. Greg is not always looking into the camera and this makes his message more poignant and authentic. He kept my attention.

  11. Greg Geilman April 29th, 2012 10:45 pm

    Hey everyone, thanks so much. I really appreciate the support. Definitely had some help (interviewer, camera guy, decent equipment, editor), but it was my own work. I did the video so that people who don’t know me could have a short get-to-know-ya. And also address the big elephant in the room.

  12. Al Lorenz April 30th, 2012 12:33 pm

    That is the best intro video I’ve ever seen. Great message with compelling reasons to work with Greg. The video production is stellar.

  13. Stan May 1st, 2012 7:30 am

    In the vast sea of Realtor websites that are mostly “all about me!” Greg’s video is a breath of fresh air. He manages to introduce himself while remaining client-and-community focused. Great work.

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