In Episode 55 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts Matt Emerson and Jan O’Brien share some ideas on how to use video to grow your business.  In Reach Your Peak they welcome Nick Micheletti to the WBNL Podcast studio to share his insights on Video marketing and in Wandering Zen, Nick shares some of his adventures on the slopes both here in the United States and abroad.

WBNL 52:  Video Ideas to Grow Your Business


We embrace and highly recommend using video in your overall business and marketing plan. Video is a game changer and you can truly stand apart from your competitors with consistent and quality videos.  Enhance your brand and make your mark as a local real estate market expert with more video!

Evergreen Videos

You might want to consider hiring a local videographer or company to shoot and produce some quality videos for your business that you will use frequently.  Some examples of evergreen videos for your business include:

  • About Me/Our Team – Introduce Yourself and Your Services
  • Buyer Focused Services
  • Pre-Listing Package Video
  • Your Listing Marketing Plan
  • Seller Tips Series
  • Buyer Tips Series

Where and how to use these videos:

  • Create a playlist on your YouTube Channel
  • Add a playlist on your Facebook page
  • Post on social media
  • Include them in your client and lead follow-up campaigns

44 Ideas for Facebook Live or Video Creation

  • Use your camera on your mobile phone to record a video
  • Facebook Live (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube all have live options)
  • BeLive This cool program allows you more flexibility, features, branding with your Live video.  You can broadcast solo, conduct an interview or even use a talk show format where you can invite and talk to 3 guests.
  1. Local market updates
  2. Neighborhood tours
  3. Local Business Spotlight
  4. Open House invitation
  5. Live open house tour
  6. Behind the scenes at a home inspection or walkthrough
  7. Client testimonial & interview
  8. Market update for your farm
  9. New business or restaurant opening
  10. Community spotlight (parks, recreation, museums, entertainment, sports)
  11. 10 cool things to do for families in your city
  12. Your top 5 restaurant recommendations
  13. The best coffee shops in town
  14. Favorite shopping spots
  15. Interview a lender about financing programs/ trends
  16. Interview a title or escrow officer
  17. Interview a home inspector
  18. Interview a home warranty rep – why you need one, what you need to know
  19. Interview a home stager
  20. Your top 5 home selling tips
  21. Your top 5 home buying tips
  22. Q & A session with a buyer or seller
  23. Tips for investors/buying investment properties
  24. Explain the short sale process
  25. Discuss the value of upgrades and renovations to a home
  26. 10 Reasons to Live in Your City
  27. Promote an upcoming community event, festival, concert
  28. Holiday – specific tips and ideas
  29. Resources for real estate (zoning, utilities, crime statistics, relo, schools)
  30. Local sports teams news and events
  31. New home builder updates or home tour
  32. Home Maintenance Tips
  33. Home Staging Tips
  34. Real Estate Industry news
  35. 5 Day Trips/Staycations in your city
  36. Best places to hike in your area
  37. Top questions to ask your lender
  38. Top 5 things to enhance your curb appeal
  39. Explain the escrow and closing process
  40. Discuss typical closing costs for buyers and sellers
  41. Answer common questions you get from your clients
  42. Share a topic you are passionate about (social media, negotiation, etc.)
  43. Back to school tips
  44. School information and resources

Take a peek at how we have formatted our videos on our Facebook Page and our YouTube Channel

Reach Your Peak:  Interview with Nick Micheletti on Video Marketing


This week we welcome Nick Micheletti to the WBNL Podcast Studio.  We worked with Nick back in the glory days of Realty ONE Group and he has continued to grow his craft as well as learning early that life is about balance.  In this episode, Nick gives us his take on the importance of video in your business and some tips and tricks for getting started as well as keeping it going.

Nick MichelettiNick is a Video Production Manager, Television Director and Sports Broadcaster who is passionate about creating eye-catching, marketable videos.  Currently, he is the Video Production Manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate based out of Irvine, CA. His main role in the Marketing Department is to create, publish and manage all in-house video and photo content for each brand.

Nick has previously worked for a television station directing and producing 30-second and 30-minute TV commercials and shows. You can also catch him filming and running replays at the Honda Center for teams such as the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Some of his past experience has been in real estate video marketing, where the in-house studio managed all the video and photo content for three different brands.

On the weekends you can find Nick snowboarding or playing the drums at your local watering hole.

Pro Tips:

  • Nick hit the nail on the head when he mentioned that you can make the best video ever made but it doesn’t mean much unless you have people viewing it!  One of the strategies for getting those eyeballs is to make sure that you are writing compelling titles and descriptions about your videos.  Your keywords are vital and you should make sure that you use them every time and as often as possible.  In real estate, for example, Nick suggests making sure that your name, the topic of the video and either the word real estate or real estate agent be worked into your title – Today’s Video Marketing with Nick Micheletti of Real Living Real Estate.  You should also use this same naming configuration in the description if possible.
  • The key to increasing your audience is consistent posting and providing helpful content that is genuine.

Mentioned in this Week’s Reach Your Peak:

Videolicious  – A great video editing app for your phone that makes it easy to create & post video while you are on the go.

vidIQ – Created to build your audience more swiftly and it also a fantastic way to do a little competition research.

Wandering Zen: Wandering the Slopes with Special Guest Nick Micheletti

Winter 2019 is looking to be an incredible snow season across the country and although storms may get in your way it will no doubt extend the ski season.  We’ve been wanting to talk about hitting the slopes and as luck would have it we reconnected with our old friend Nick Micheletti who gets up to the mountains (across the country and the world) as often as he can.  Sit back and take a listen to Nick’s alpine adventures…

Big Sky, Montana

Bansko, Bulgaria

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