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Woow Baby! Will YouTube Let You Flip Homes With a Click of a Button?

Written on by Peter- REBB Founder

Whoa baby! That’s exactly what I said when I found out about this new technology Google has introduced to the world today.  My little wheels in my head started spinning and coming up with different ideas of what I could do with this new technology for my real estate videos once it is available to me.  It looks like Google is bringing on the big guns.

Are you curious?  Well, here’s the deal.

After getting a lot feedback from their users, Google has finally decided to implement some new tools into YouTube.com.  And I think this is just the beginning.

Here’s what’s going on.  Google has just launched a new tool that will allow you to purchase whatever product you are watching on the video.  For example, as you can see in the screen shot of the video below, Katie Perry is singing her song  “I kissed a girl.”

Now if you look down below the video, you will see an option where you can purchase this song either from Amazon or iTunes right from YouTube.  Are you seeing the potential here? Are you seeing the power this new feature can have on your real estate videos and your real estate investing business? If not, let me explain that to you.

Imagine for a minute that you just signed a contract for a house that you are planning to flip right away.  You go to the property, roll the camera, record the house and prepare your video to upload on the internet.  You go to YouTube.com, upload your video there, insert the necessary links into their designated fields, upload the video and your video is ready to sell.

Now, when someone watches your real estate video and wants to buy the house, they can just look down below the video, click a button and buy your property.  Now do you see the power in this?

Great, but don’t get your hopes up yet because I have some bad news.

If you have been on my blog for a while, you know that there are times where I have breaking news to help you in your real estate business.  Now, a lot times breaking news means that the technology is still in beta program.  Which is understandable, the company wants to test the technology out before rolling it out into the world.

Same here.  YouTube has just released this new technology, and they are testing it in few markets.  As you can see, one of those markets is the music industry.  That’s the bad news.  You can’t use it in real estate just yet.

The good news is that YouTube has said, and I quote:

“This is just the beginning of building a broad, viable e-Commerce platform for users and partners on YouTube.  Our vision is to help partners across all industries, from music to film, to print, to TV -offer useful and relevant products to a large, targeted audience and generate additional revenue from their content on YouTube beyond the advertising was served against their videos.”
Source: YouTube.com

So as you can see, not all hope is lost.  Hopefully they will allow their users to include click able, buy it links within their videos, including real estate.  I will keep a watchful eye on this technology, and once it is available for you and me,  I will let you know here on this blog.  So if you haven’t subscribed yet, do so in the top right corner of this blog so you won’t miss the news.

Real Estate Videos Tip Below

But what should you do in the meantime?  Use YouTube for your real estate videos to sell properties and market your business.  Here’s a little trick that not many people know about.   You can type in a link at the beginning of the video description and when you upload the video, that link will be click able.  Just make sure that your link includes the http:// in it.  Otherwise, the link will not be click able.

So, that’s all I have for today.  But before I sign off on want you to tell me what you think about his new technology?  If YouTube allows real estate to have click to buy button’s, do you think you’ll use it?  Share your comments below.

To your success,

Peter K.

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19 Comments on “Woow Baby! Will YouTube Let You Flip Homes With a Click of a Button?”

  1. Brian |

    Peter,

    Your ability to locate fresh and cool ideas like this are what separates you from a lot of the other info-marketers out there that are promoting old information. Thanks so much for giving! I wonder if they can convert it to items that our one time purchases, i.e. real estate, into an ebay auction model too where you can bid for houses?

    Thanks as always,
    Brian

  2. Peter- REBB Founder |

    Thanks Brian. I’ve got my sources 🙂

    In regards to your feature suggestion for YouTube, I think it would be cool but I don’t think they’ll ever do it. Why? Because it’s not part of their business model. Ebay does it but their whole business model revolves around that.

    I think YouTube wants to provide features that will automate the process for them. It’s a really good idea on your part though.

    Peter

  3. Al Mills |

    Please expand on the clickable link tip or give a typical example. It is probably simple to do, but I do not have experience with uploading to YouTube.

    Thanks, Al

  4. Peter- REBB Founder |

    Originally Posted By Al Mills
    Please expand on the clickable link tip or give a typical example. It is probably simple to do, but I do not have experience with uploading to YouTube.

    Thanks, Al

    Hi Al,

    Here’s what I meant by adding a clickable link to your description:

    When you upload video to your youtube account, at one point, youtube will ask you for a description of your video. Before you start writing the actual description, write your url at the beginning in the following format:

    http://www.yoursitenamehere.com – (make sure that you include the http:// prefix)

    Then you can start writing your description. Make sure you have your keywords in there and a call to action. I hope this helps. let me know if you need any other help.

    Peter

  5. Keith Mracion |

    WOW!!!!! Peter, you are truly a genius and a generous man. Thanks for sharing that piece of information and the many others.

    Best Regards
    Keith Marcion

  6. Peter- REBB Founder |

    Thanks Keith. I appreciate your comments. Keep coming back here because there will always be more great stuff like that.

    Peter

  7. John |

    That is really cool. I can’t thank you enough for bringing this to my attention. There are so many different ways that this can be used. It is really exciting.

  8. Peter- REBB Founder |

    @John @ Maryland Real Estate

    No problem John. It is exciting, isn’t it? I can’t wait until they make this thing public.
    Are your little wheels turning and giving you all kinds of ideas? My little brain wheels are in overdrive 🙂

    Peter

  9. marie |

    Nice post. Just discovered this blog – new to me in 2009 – so I’ll be coming back for more useful comment. Happy new year to all

  10. Peter- REBB Founder |

    Originally Posted By marie@wedding planning
    Nice post. Just discovered this blog – new to me in 2009 – so I’ll be coming back for more useful comment. Happy new year to all

    I’m glad you discovered my blog. Better yet, let others know about it. 🙂

    Happy New Year to you too!

    Peter

  11. Zaldy |

    @Peter- REBB Founder – isn’t youtube flagging this type of description as spam?

  12. Peter- REBB Founder |

    @Zaldy@Baby Names
    Hi Zaldy,

    I have had several videos with my links in there and none of my videos have ever been flagged. I also know of many internet marketers who use this tactic with no problems.

    Peter

  13. ashley |

    This is funny. I am in the process of buying a house and now I have a new idea.

  14. Peter- REBB Founder |

    Thanks Ashley. Let me know how it turns out. I would love to hear your story.

    Peter Kolat

    @ashley@Unique baby names

  15. Tonya Lappel |

    I’ve been having problems subscribing to this feed. It lets me subscribe and it loads in the rss reader program I use (which is netnewswire for mac) but it’s not showing new posts. A few duplicates too. Am I using the wrong url perhaps?

  16. Peter- REBB Founder |

    @Tonya Lappel

    Hi Tonya,

    Did you use the button I have set up at the top right corner that says: “Subscribe” under the blog lounge? I’ve subscribed using Google’s Reader and it worked fine for me. I’ll look into it and if there is anything wrong there, I’ll make sure to fix it. Let me know if the problem still occurs.

    Peter Kolat

  17. Aditya |

    Hi,
    very nice post.I really enjoy the reading.
    Thanks for sharing,

  18. AudioProNews |

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  19. paulthe1 |

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