July 23, 2008
Launch of PropertyPreviews.Com Provides Free Real Estate Video Creation and Distribution Services
CHICAGO, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PropertyPreviews.com today announced the launch of its new Web site, which provides real estate professionals, photographers and home sellers with free and easy-to-use technology to instantly create engaging real estate video tours. In addition, the site is a one-click stop for distributing videos and property information to real estate and video sites including YouTube, Trulia, Zillow, Oodle, Google and others. PropertyPreviews.com users never need to install software, sign contracts or incur video or subscription fees to use the free video creation service.
"Research shows that 84 percent of home buyers begin their home searches online," said Jeff Harris, General Manager for PropertyPreviews.com. "Giving these prospective buyers an interactive, visual experience viewable from computers and iPhones enables real estate professionals and sellers to effectively market their properties. It's like having an Open House, 24-hours a day."
Photos uploaded to PropertyPreviews.com are automatically converted into a Controlled Motion Video (CMV). CMV gives visual movement to static property images to create videos without the typical pixelization and loss of quality of videotaped tours. While the video creation is automated, users can personalize tours with editing tools and a variety of background music selections. PropertyPreviews.com creates the video tour and displays the property details, tour and photos in an ePostcard that can be distributed to an agent's Web site or other real estate listing services.
PropertyPreviews.com distributes the property information to a variety of Web sites, including Zillow, Trulia, Oodle, Google and YouTube -- with one click of a button, and at no cost. The site also provides the ability to buy such marketing materials as DVDs, 5x7 photo books and to distribute the video tour to Realtor.com.
With the current housing market tightening budgets, the PropertyPreviews.com free video creation and distribution service is a cost effective solution for more than 1.2 million real estate agents who need to market their properties across a variety of media. Competitive Web sites that provide self-service tour-making capabilities require special software and equipment, and charge $19.95 to $30 per video or per month depending on usage and site fees.
"PropertyPreviews.com has perfected the design of the CMV photos-to-video creation tool," Harris said. "There was a need in the market to provide a better solution than videotaping, which typically delivers lower quality and a less than ideal user experience. No other video creation tool available today has this level of sophistication and engineering behind it."
The PropertyPreviews.com free video creation service is primarily used for the residential real estate market, but is also available for rental properties, condos, new constructions, time-shares, commercial properties and apartments. The services are also of use to For Sale By Owner independent sellers. Brokerages, associations, and MLSs can also work with PropertyPreviews to manage bulk production of video tours by automatically creating videos from their property listings.
PropertyPreviews.com is the industry's premier Web destination for free, easy real estate video creation. PropertyPreviews.com saves real estate professionals, photographers and home sellers time and money so they can spend more of their marketing budget on the distribution and listing services necessary to sell their properties. PropertyPreviews.com is a privately-held, venture-backed business. Additional information can be found at http://www.propertypreviews.com/ .
CONTACT: Mark Bouffard, Arras Group, +1-216-333-5959,[email protected], for PropertyPreviews.com
Web site: http://www.propertypreviews.com/