DENVER – It is not surprising that RE/MAX agents top the 2017 Real Estate Video Influencers Guide of real estate video influencers in 2017. RE/MAX agents beat all other brands, with 12 awards for making a big impression with video.
“I’m so impressed with our RE/MAX agents who have shown us that you don’t need to have a TV show or celebrity status to get great traction with online videos,” said Abby Lee, RE/MAX Vice President of Marketing and Media Strategies Abby Lee. “Whether it’s a couple thousand or just shy of 10,000 views, videos allow our agents to connect with home buyers not just in their own home towns, cities and states, but around the world.”
Industry leaders BombBomb and VScreen created the guide and received more than 200 nominations and vetted more than 3,000 videos. Five categories were: All Around Video Influencers, Home Tour/Listing Video Influencers, Community/Neighborhood Video Influencers, Recorded Video Influencers and Live Video Influencers.
“More than ever, video gives real estate professionals a powerful and uniquely human way to connect with prospects and clients at scale,” said Ethan Beute, BombBomb Vice President of Marketing. “We wanted to recognize and celebrate the best-of-the-best, teach from their tips examples, and help the industry keep moving forward with the best strategies available today.”
An impressive 12 RE/MAX agents made the list:
#2 Jesse Peters, RE/MAX One Group, Winnipeg, Manitoba
#3 Michael Thorne, TMB Real Estate Group, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Fort Langley, British Columbia
Honorable mention: Hal Feldman, RE/MAX Advance Realty, Miami, Fla.
#4 Melanie Galea, RE/MAX La Biche Realty, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Honorable mention: Brian Teyssier, RE/MAX Advanced Realtors, Pittsburgh, Pa.
#10 Craig Veroni, RE/MAX Masters Realty, Vancouver, British Columbia
Honorable mention: Jesse Rene Garza, RE/MAX North – San Antonio IV, San Antonio, Texas
#2 Sue Benson, RE/MAX Dream, Naples, Fla.
#3 Leigh Brown, Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty, Concord, N.C.
#4 Andrew & Angela Duncan, Duncan Duo, RE/MAX Dynamic, Tampa, Fla.
#10 Buddy Blake, RE/MAX Essential, Wilmington, N.C.
Honorable mention: Mary Nacarato & Mandy Coz, RE/MAX Premier, Vaughan, Ontario
The judges visited nominee websites, social media profiles and other sharing networks like YouTube channels, noting the number of views and followers each video garnered to help determine the best video influencers.
Top Five Reasons for RE/MAX Agents to Use Video Marketing Online:
1. By 2019, global consumer Internet video traffic will account for 80 percent of all consumer Internet traffic. (Source: SmallBizTrends)
2. Facebook generates 8 billion video views on average per day. (Source: Social Media Today)
3. Fifty-five percent of people watch videos online every day. (Source: Digital Information World)
4. Ninety percent of users say that product videos are helpful in the decision process. (Source: MediaPlatform)
5. Social video generates 1,200 percent more shares than text and images combined. (Source: SmallBizTrends)
View the 2017 Real Estate Video Influencers Guide that honors 80 finalists. With a presence in over 100 countries and territories, the RE/MAX network’s global footprint is unmatched by any other real estate brand. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides, and more than 115,000 agents worldwide are a part of the RE/MAX network.
About the RE/MAX Network
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 115,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $157 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.
BombBomb makes it easy to build trust, convert leads, and generate referrals through simple videos in emails, text messages, and social media. Ranked #665 on the Inc 5000, the software company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. To learn more visit www.bombbomb.com.