Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

Your Realtor Coming To You Live - Streaming Live Video Via Your iPhone or Blackberry

your realtor coming to you live


I did my first LIVE walk-through today.  Most of my investors close by mail.  One of my assistants or I usually perform the final walk-through.  We typically inspect the property and take pictures of everything and sometimes even shoot video, which we then e-mail the clients. 


Today was different: my clients were many miles away, watching their new property on their computer monitor at the very same time I was going through it.   When they wanted to see a detail of their new condo they just asked and I would turn the camera that way.   They looked inside the cupboards, the bathrooms; it was almost as good as being there.  I must admit, it was pretty cool.  My very first live walk-through; what a treat!


I went on to shoot several live videos today:  one of the locksmith who changed the locks on the property and told me some incredible stories while he was refitting the cylinders, a few others for a client out of New York who wanted to make an offer on one of my listings site unseen.  


I shot everything with my 3G iPhone and saved it all on the UStream website.  I watched the videos tonight and I must confess, I still need to tweak this whole “live videotaping thing”.   One of the main issues was the sound quality.  My own daughter heard the video and did not recognize my voice.  It sounded like I had a speech impairment every time I uttered the letter “S”; taped from behind the iPhone, my words sounded very flawed.  The person talking in front of the camera sounded infinitely better.  


When taping live video it appears that you need to move at a much slower speed, otherwise the images get garbled.  You also need a lot of light, more so than when you shoot regular pictures or video. 


In spite of the sound distortions and all the other imperfections, shooting live video of my walk through proved extremely helpful.   If you want a quick tutorial on streaming your very own live video, check out my post:  Your Realtor Coming to You Live – Part 2.


Please let me know what you think of this wonderful new tool!


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Comment balloon 9 commentsMirela Monte • December 15 2009 10:20PM


I hope you find this as exciting as I did.  It can really help us in our business, particularly for agents located in resort areas.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago


Very interesting never thought of doing that will plant that idea for my future things

that will work.

Posted by John Douglas (Berkshire Hathaway HomServices Partners Realty) over 10 years ago

I have the new Kodak 8i and I am looking forward to dong more streaming with this new tool

Posted by Glenda and Steven McDaniel (Long and Foster Smith Mountain Lake Office) over 10 years ago

Likely this will become an everyday occurrence before long.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 10 years ago


I use my 3G iPhone but bought the flip camera and the sound quality is much better. It is amazing what we can do now!! Technology is fun!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 10 years ago

Dorie:  I have a flip also and I love the sound quality, but I can't stream live video through it.  With my 3G iPhone the sound quality is also very good when I just shoot normal video.  It's only bad when I stream LIVE video.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago

The iPhone is such an incredible device.  I'll share this with my fellow agents.  I currently own a blackberry device and am keenly looking at all the things that the iPhone can do.  Great job!

Posted by Jordon W.Y. Wong, Jr. (Marcus & Associates, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

Mirela, Get one of these. Blue Mikey  Plug it in and Bam, stereo recording. Here is the main site. Blue Mikey main site  I got mine 2 weeks ago and love it. Great for podcasts and I just recorded a video of my daughter's symphonic band playing. i am going to strip the audio from the video and insert the recording from the Mikey. 


PS You can also do this with any video camera. Like your flip.  

Posted by Jeff Link, "Your Asheville Real Estate Link" over 10 years ago

Jeff:  Awesome!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! 

That iPhone produced speech impairment just didn't sit well with me...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 10 years ago