Animoto allows consumers to create, edit (to some extent) and publish professional videos quickly and inexpensively. All one needs to do is (1) download photos and/or a short video clip and (2) pick out a soundtrack. Animoto does the rest. It takes Animoto about 3-5 minutes to finalize your 30 second video and then it is ready to distribute to a variety of social networking sites.
30 second videos are free. For a reasonable fee, you can upgrade your account. This allows you to create longer videos and high definition videos as well as having more editing capabilities. For me, the 30 second basic option works fine.
I think Animoto is great in that it provides a quick and cost effective solution that allows me to bring a little life to my listings. Check out this 30 second video I created for 317 Coty Way in San Jose. Note: it took about 5 minutes to create.
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
If you would like to further information about this and other methods to expose your home to the market, call me directly at 650 917-4250.