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Zipvo Platinum the next great Real Estate site?

Zipvo Platinum Real Estate

In case you are not familiar with Zipvo.....Zipvo is a Real Estate Media and Video Platform that allows Reators, Videographers, Bloggers, or anyone else involved with Real Estate to either create or upload a video that will enhance themselves and their listings through the use of video, photovideo, blogs, and news FREE and EASILY. It is similiar in some respects to the Real Estate shows.

By the way you can send your Real Estate shows to Zipvo via the Video tab located in the upper left corner in the Real Estate shows site.                                                                                                                     Zipvo Real Estate news

Zipvo however, has a useful tool called Zipvo News where you can send your blog posts from Active Rain or outside blog. This is a great way to get more inbound links for your blog as well as the possibly of a few more readers.

 

Some of the other features at present include the ability to automatically syndicate your ActiveRain blog posts to ZIPVO in real time! When in the site under the "UPDATE PROFILE" section you simply enter your ActiveRain username and your ActiveRain blog posts will instantly appear in your ZIPVO Blog.

In addition you can link up your Twitter account to your ZIPVO account to feed live status updates to and from ZIPVO in real time. How cool is that!! Lastly you can add your linkedin, facebook, and trulia accounts as well!!

 

 

So the big news is that Zipvo will be upgrading their site to Zipvo Platinum on September 10th. They have not released the complete details but below is a quick understanding of what they expect the site to become.

 

According to Greg Affarian who works for Zipvo and is a member of Active Rain:

"The basics of what we are feeling is that after MANY, MANY, months of development we have put together an AWESOME, POWERFUL, and EXPLOSIVE product to help the Real Estate Community conquer on-line marketing.  Our tools will help Realtors market themselves and their listing effectively while increasing productivity by putting together an on-line marketing strategy that consumers (buyers and sellers) demand.  All others that don’t embrace what is happening in Real Estate and Technology have to ask themselves are they serious about their marketing efforts?  We feel that “official” print media / advertising is dead!"

See a sneak peak at Zipvo Platinum here.

 

ZIPVO is here to revolutionize the way real estate professionals market themselves and their listings online, and how consumers find and connect with them.

I have already started sending a few of my blog posts to Zipvo News and plan on intergrating their video site into my marketing arsenal as well.

 

You can see my Zipvo profile here Zipvo Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate.

Zipvo has a page over at Facebook so that you can connect there as well if you like.

 

As a top producing Massachusetts Realtor, I am always looking for new ways to improve upon the marketing of my clients homes. Zipvo will be just another avenue to accomplish this goal.

 

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The above information regarding the Zipvo Real Estate site was provided by Bill Gassett, the team leader forRE/MAX Executive Realty the #4 RE/MAX Team in Massachusetts in 2007.

Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of many Metrowest towns for the last 22 Years. Bill's office is conveniently located in the center of Hopkinton MA at 77 Main Street.

I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! I would welcome the opportunity to earn your business.

Selling your home in Metrowest Massachusetts see Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate. Want to have MLS access to beat other buyers to your dream home? Sign up with no obligation at my MLS Property Finder Site.

I service the following towns in Metrowest Massachusetts: Hopkinton, Milford, Upton, Southboro, Westboro, Ashland, Holliston, Mendon, Hopedale, Medway, Grafton, Northbridge, Uxbridge, Douglas, and Framingham MA.

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Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys providing helpful information to buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.

Comment balloon 58 commentsBill Gassett • September 04 2008 07:13AM

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Thanks Bill for another great site on where to get our names out there.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) almost 11 years ago

Russ - Your welcome. Zipvo looks like it has the potential to be a truly great site. Video is becoming more popular by the day. I really like how easy it is to utilize their news site as well.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill, thanks for the info.  Just signed up on Zipvo and added some of the links and feeds.  I've been seeing this teaser info about Zipvo Platinum for a while and looking forward to seeing what all the buzz is about.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) almost 11 years ago

Brian - The Zipvo site is already pretty decent. It will be interesting to see all the new features that Zipvo Platinum provides.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Goodness!  Another site to concor.  There are so many of these coming along, it's going to take some time to let them shake out. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Lenn - Your right there are new sites popping up every day. It will be interesting to see which ones stand the test of time. Zipvo has been around a little while and seems to be gaining momentum.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Was this on Brad's "collage" this morning?! I think I need to rent out a room to an IT person to help me get better connected--- is anyone selling herbs or vitamins that will help my brain become more techno-minded?! ;-) This is great, Bill!

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) almost 11 years ago

Mara - There are so many sites and so many more to come I am sure. I am not sure if it was on Brad's list but would not be surprised Zipvo gets consideration.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

I don't know if this will be the next great real estate site, but one thing we're learning is that all those silly nonsense domain names are starting to get used for sites that actually do stuff!  LOL.(What the heck does "Hulu" mean...ya know?)

Posted by Suzanne Champion (N.J. Realty - Westerville Ohio) almost 11 years ago

Bill - Great post! Thanks for helping to get ZIPVO Platinum out there.

We have a new product announcement today at 12 PM EST so stay tuned.

Posted by James Shiner (Yelling Mule) almost 11 years ago

Suzanne - It will be interesting to see what Zipvo has in store.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

James - Your welcome. I will look forward to the new Zipvo product announcement today as well as Zipvo Platinum.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

@Suzanne - ZIPVO (pronounced zip-voh) - The name was chosen basen on our original vision: zip code to local real estate videos.

The site has since expanded to also include real estate news, blogs, social networking, and much more. We allow agents to market themselves and their properties FREE and EASY in a ZIP.

Posted by James Shiner (Yelling Mule) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Bill for the great blog on our site http://www.zipvo.com/

As you said, we have been HARD at work for MANY, MANY, months to produce a product for the Real Estate Community to help be more productive and see exactly what can be done to achieve the ultimate goal of working less and making more MONEY!  As everyone knows time is money and video can help cut down time spent driving clients around looking at properties that they might not really be interested in.  We hope to assist you in accomplishing your clients "American Dream" of Home Ownership!

ZIPVO, Real Estate Media Network

Posted by Greg Afarian (Virtual Media Realty & ZIPVO) almost 11 years ago

Greg your welcome. I am looking forward for all the new tools that Zipvo has to offer.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Great way to market yourself and your properties.  Easy to use and the video feature is a GREAT way to show local information as well as virtual tours.  Can't wait to see the new features of Zipvo Platinum!

Posted by Jessica almost 11 years ago

Very interesting! I'll be picking your Zipvo brain ovet time to make best use of this wonderful site!

Gina Kay

Posted by Gina Kay Landis almost 11 years ago

Jessica - I agree. I will be using the Zipvo site as another marketing tool.

Gina - Anytime you want to pick my brain on Zipvo or other Real Estate topic, I would be happy to share my knowledge:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

@Jessica - We have great tech support - http://www.zipvo.com/Company/Contact - if you ever have any questions please drop us a line.

Posted by James Shiner (Yelling Mule) almost 11 years ago

HI BILL!

Awesome info!  I'll put this at the top of my to-do list.  I need those linkbacks!!  Thanks for keeping the masses informed!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) almost 11 years ago

Hi Yvette - Good luck with Zipvo and those all important links.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Ahhhhh another great site from a SEO Master!  Where do you find these sites?  I can't wait to get started.  Thank you. :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago

Hi Janice - When you are in the Real Estate shows hit the button that says "publish". This will take you to a page that says video in the upper left corner. Hit that button and you will be there:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

There you go again Bill - getting something added to my to do list.  I don't know whether to thank you or hate you!  Just kiddin' - thanks for the info!

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate almost 11 years ago

How do you keep up with it all? Im getting overwhelmed with possibilities.

Richard

Posted by Richard Stabile, Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor (Re/Max Real Estate Limited) almost 11 years ago

April - Good luck with Zipvo. Video is where it's at in Real Estate.

Richard - There is a lot to keep track of for sure. I know how powerful the internet is for business. I know the exposure online will continue to drive business. Hope you enjoy Zipvo.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill - once again you're on the cutting edge. I still think you need to join CyberProfessionals! Come to Orlando for the 2 days before NAR....

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 11 years ago

Bill - As Sharon said, you are on the cutting edge.  How do you decide what to spend your time on and what can be ignored?  There are so many sites to syndicate our posts and our listings to and so many social networking sites to keep up with.  I can't keep up with the ones I already knwo about and then every 3 days you point out a new one that sounds great and I feel like am I going to be left behind if I don't jump on it - but at some point there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Any chance you will do a post and break it down by sites you "must be on", sites you "should be on" and sites you can "ignore if you want"?

-Al

Posted by Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago

Sharon - Thanks for the compliment. When is NAR?

Al - One of the biggest considerations for me in looking at a site is if it will help with my SEO. If the site will do that I am in. It is too early to tell if Zipvo will do that but I suspect it may. Video is becoming more popular by the day.

Sometime I will do a post like you suggest but that is a huge undertaking. I will give you insight into my favorite site other than AR for google juice...hands down it is Topix.I would apply to be a local editor and submit your blogs. Check out my post about Topix here:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/499129/Increase-your-Real-Estate

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

This sounds quick, painless, and user friendly. Wonderful tip. Thanks.

Posted by LS Rogers Realty (LS Rogers Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Trunda - Zipvo is really easy to use. Good luck with it.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Bill, we had not heard of Zipvo before and so we'll have to check it out.

Posted by Patty Carroll almost 11 years ago

I haven't even gotten acclimated to AR and now I need to check out Zipvo? The question becomes how to allocate my extra time...

Posted by Patrick Randles (Nova Home Loans) almost 11 years ago

Patty & Scott - If you use video I would certainly check Zipvo out. You can also use your photos as well like the Real Estate shows.

Patrick - Why don't you make some testimonial videos for your services at Zipvo. Balancing time is everyones issue:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

thanks for the tip and the information!

Johnathan Smith
Staten Island
http://www.johnresales.com

Posted by Johnathan Smith (Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty) almost 11 years ago

Johnathan - Your welcome....best of luck with Zipvo.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill, I was so busy yesterday I missed this - sounds cool, looks pretty cool - will find time today to get it going! Thanks again!

Posted by Jo Olson, HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County (HOMEFRONT Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Jo - Good luck with Zipvo!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

ZIPVO Platinum

http://www.zipvo.com/Real_Estate_Video/001813

http://zipvoplatinum.com/

COMING SOON! September 10th!

Posted by Greg Afarian (Virtual Media Realty & ZIPVO) almost 11 years ago

I've not yet had an opportunity to play around with this tool, but I'm soooo looking forward to it. I've seen some pretty impressive videos in blogs I've been reading. Thanks for the info! GBU!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) almost 11 years ago

Elizabeth - Good luck with Zipvo. It is real easy to add videos and Real Estate news.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill,

Very cool !  I will definitely add this to my to do list over the weekend as far as doing some research and signing up on this site !

 

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) almost 11 years ago

Chris & Stephanie - Good luck with Zipvo...have fun with it.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Bill... You've sparked my interest!  I'm checking out your profile right now.

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 11 years ago

Thanks Bill! Another useful site for us to use and get our names out there! How do you find time to research all these sites? By the way I did go check it out and it's pretty cool, although some people still don't know how to take a decent video clip!

Posted by Meli Gerogianis, Broker, CRS, ABR, SFR, CDPE, Licensed in TN & KY (JKA Properties (Meli G Realty & Investment Group)) almost 11 years ago

Hi Debbie - Good luck iwth Zipvo..I hope it can enhance your business.

Meli - Your welcome. Zipvo is excellent for video and check out Zipvo news as well.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Bill - even though it's been awhile since I've been around, I do appreciate all the cool things you continue to keep us posted on.  And I appreciate the emails I get when you find a cool new tool to use.

I'll be sure to check this one out - it sounds like it's really great to know about.

Thanks,
Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago

Hi Ann - Glad to see you back. It is understandable why you would not want to be concentrating on Real Estate. Hope you get a chance to check out Zipvo.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Check out www.zipvoplatinum.com for the final product announcement!

Posted by James Shiner (Yelling Mule) almost 11 years ago

With ZIPVO Platinum you will be able to edit your videos online! No software to download and easy to use!

Posted by James Shiner (Yelling Mule) almost 11 years ago

bill, thanks for the tip and recommendation. I hope its not as good as it looks :) thats less time on AR - just kidding, thx

Posted by James Wexler (wexzilla.com) almost 11 years ago

Thank you for the information. I have not used videos yet but will bookmark this for future.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 11 years ago


James - Hope you like Zipvo.

Gita - I would start with Zipvo as you can just add pictures you have already taken of your homes to make a slide show video.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

I have seen the ad for this company at several places here around the rain.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTORĀ®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) almost 11 years ago

Jeremy - You should check Zipvo out. It is real easy to add your video to the site.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

David - Thanks for the compliments. I checked out the site you mention and it looks interesting.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

Is it REALLY necessary to pad these blogs with individual and repetitive responses to every comment?  It makes for very tedious reading and adds nothing to this information.  

Posted by Melanie almost 11 years ago

Melanie - nobody is forcing you to read the comments. In fact why do you need to read them if it bores you? The post is about helping a Realtor increase their exposure online. If your not a Realtor, I agree why waste your time.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 11 years ago

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