Dusty Rhoton CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI, Northern Arizona Real Estate (RE/MAX Fine Properties)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No.... I have taken video and shared with clients.

May 18, 2015 11:50 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

YES!! And it was a BLAST! I was down on the floor showing the client a flaw in the hardwood and we were giggling the whole time. My client LOVED the tour and submitted an offer on the condo "Sight unseen". I started the tour from the street, through the parking lot so she could see exactly where the condo was situated. We went to the pool, met a couple of potential neighbors and toured the grounds area. Would do it again in a heartbeat. My client lives in Sitka, Alaska.

May 20, 2015 02:35 AM
Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Any form of video, streaming or not can be of benefit

May 20, 2015 12:09 AM
Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

Not tried that.  Why?  Didn't know it existed.

May 19, 2015 11:46 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes when one of the buyers was not there and I wanted the buyers to make a decision and not prolong it. Skype also works and is effective since the buyer on the other end can ask questions and ask to see something one more time with a narrator.

May 19, 2015 10:51 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I have, but need wireless to do it and ask sellers permission thru listing agent when I do. 

May 19, 2015 04:02 AM
Karen Butler
RE/MAX Coastal Properties - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach /Destin Relocation

No, apparently it's only for the ipad/iphone.  I have an adroid.  But I have used something similar.  I think it worked better when I just did video though.

May 19, 2015 12:16 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I have husband/wife clients who used FaceTime during the purchase process.  The husband is currently working in Baku, Azerbaijan and he saw properties on FaceTime. 

May 19, 2015 12:16 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Actually sold one last year at Easter. For some strange reason a REALTOR® listed a property on Easter Sunday morning at a great price. I had an investor in California ready to buy and knew that the timing was perfect. I go an appointment to show before Noon, and I showed it to him on Facetime. We had a signed contract that evening. 26 years ago I was taught in real estate school, time is of the essence, so this enabled us to contract a home that is a 9% cap rate.

May 20, 2015 03:41 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

No I guess I am too old.  I have taken pictures and e-mailed them.

May 20, 2015 02:18 AM
Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

No I have not. It's not easy for an old dog to learn new tricks especially since I'm doing well enough just using all of my old ones. Learning the new tricks would just take away from the time I can spend serving my clients.


Short-sighted? Not Really. Am at the stage of my career where I'm just not concerned if I fall behind in a few years.

May 20, 2015 01:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I use Android, so it doesn't work for me. But I've "walked" a home with clients overseas through skype.

May 20, 2015 12:47 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

 We have had two buyers who did use it....to show their family the house who could not be on the home tour....both bought after they used it !

May 20, 2015 12:43 AM
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Yes!  Yesterday we showed a home to the wife while having the husband on FaceTime.  Works great and it keeps you from showing a house twice.

May 20, 2015 12:37 AM
Woody Edwards
First Choice Realty, Inc - Chesterfield, VA
A Realtor® Who Answers His Phone!

Have not tried Facetime.  I have used video twice.  I'm gettin' too old to learn ALL these programs & software!

May 20, 2015 12:04 AM
Melissa Daniels
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty - Clarksville, TN

Yes, quite a few times. It isnt necessarily my favorite way to do it but we have sold  quite a few houses this way. Being in a military community, I think people like the idea of having everything ready to move straight in and not have to wait in a hotel for several weeks.

May 20, 2015 12:01 AM
Ed Poirier
Coldwell Banker Top 1% - Parkland, FL
Top 100 Agent - over $650 million in home sales!

I have sold two homes to out of country buyers just using facetime.  The clients can see any parts of the house as many times as they like so they get a good enough feel to purchase without even seeing it in person.

May 19, 2015 11:53 PM
Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

I don't do Facetime. It can be limiting. But I do take videos of properties for out-of-town buyers.

May 19, 2015 11:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, whatever it takes. Sometimes I would just record a video by Iphone and text them. I use Skype for international clients.

May 19, 2015 05:41 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dusty Rhoton, SFR, SRS, CDPE, RSPS - I did not - however, my client showed the home to his wife thousands of miles away, using Facetime.

And yes, he bought that home!

May 19, 2015 10:34 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My experience has been that the taker and the receiver have vastly different points of interest which is lost in the form of vertical video scenes. The viewer has no control to zero in on their particular likes and interests. It's a cool toy but not for real estate, save it for the amusement park.

May 19, 2015 09:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Every time I've tried this, the quality of the connection was to poor for good video.  I've found it easier just to take videos of any parts of the home that is of special interest. (Provided I have permission from the sellers and their agent)

May 19, 2015 05:04 AM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

I never have, but one of my younger agents had a client with limited time moving in from across the United States. The buyer had received a job promotion in a rural area near San Antonio and the agent literally showed the property they were interested in via Face Time and it worked, they made an offer with a 10 day feasibility period, flew in and proceeded with the purchase!

May 19, 2015 04:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes, with a relocation buyer who was out of town. The wife flew in to find a home and we facetimed from every home we went to, we narrowed it down to 2 and the husband flew in to help choose. 

May 19, 2015 12:48 AM
Terry McCarley
Coastal Real Estate - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL

I tested it at my own home and it worked great but when I went to do it at a home that an out of state buyer was interested in it wouldn't work so I'm still trying to figure it out.

May 19, 2015 12:44 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

OK, ok, OK! I am going to check it out already!!

May 19, 2015 12:42 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I did not but I had an agent do it on one of my listings and it work great. They put in an offer but were too late.

May 19, 2015 12:34 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Personally no.

Dec 24, 2017 03:45 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

No...I have done my own version by talking with a buyer as I walk thru the houses..  Telling them everything that i see on t he cell phone. They bought the houses...LOL  ...must have described it well...



May 22, 2015 11:40 AM
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

I've used skype to show a client who was overseas a warehouse.  I loved it and would use it again.  He got enough of a sense of the building to make a decision about offering on it.  My client was a droid guy otherwise I would have chosen facetime.

May 21, 2015 11:18 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I have an Android.

May 21, 2015 10:06 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

My client did that for his wife as she couldn't attend.  It worked for them so I need to try it next time!

May 20, 2015 12:16 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I have not but it sounds like a great idea, if the person is able to connect.  

May 20, 2015 05:13 AM
Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT

That is very interesting, Dusty!  Actually, it never occurred to me; good idea. Question:  would we need Seller/Agent permission?  I've taken photos but always asked permission.   

Thank you! 

May 20, 2015 04:39 AM
Laura Moore
Coldwell Banker - Granite Bay, CA
Competent ~ Caring ~ Committed

Yes. I was showing the husband homes with the wife on facetime.  Worked great and allowed her to participate real time while thousands of miles away.  They were able to choose a home togther and we closed escrow. Amusing now, but I just about froze to death while the wife enjoyed the view off the back porch of a poperty during a horribly cold and windy day! 

May 20, 2015 03:34 AM
Rose O'Reilly Sievers,CRS,SRES
Carlsbad, CA

I didn't know about Face time.  I use video and photos.  I'll check it out,  I like learning new stuff,

May 20, 2015 03:16 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I would not think that Facetime would lend itself to show a property in it's best light. WHat you get most times is a firehose effect where the camera is being waved around much too fast. Note that this is different from a video that is edited and filmed properly.


But judging from some of the responses maybe I should rethink this.

May 20, 2015 02:53 AM
Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
Kona Home Team (luva llc) - Kailua-Kona, HI
Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!

Yes, several times, 

Being in area where most of our buyers live at least 2500 miles away and many times in other countries (Canada the largest buyer). We use Facetime, Youtube, Vimeo, and now I even create a private facebook page for my clients, only they can see it, and it so much faster and easier to upload a video than the other choices - and who doesnt have a facebook account - lol 

May 20, 2015 02:32 AM
Gary Rossignol
RE/MAX Preffered Group - Cincinnati, OH
Greater Cincinnati's Rock-n-Roll Real Estate Agent

As I am writing this I am with a buyer who was back home in Gehring NE wanting to buy a hot new listing in Cincinnati,  oh. In an effort to be the first offer on this gorgeous home we Skyped them through it and used DotLoop to write the offer and get it presented and accepted all within 3 hours of it hitting the market. This was last Saturday and they flew in Cincinnati to walk thru the house they are buying to see it in person. Guess what. Doug the Buyer just said "this house is practically perfect". So there you go. ...technology at its best. 

May 20, 2015 01:39 AM
Mark Miranda
Silvercreek Realty Group - Meridian, ID

I recently completed video tours of 10 homes for a client.  The videos I took were uploaded to YouTube and my client viewed on their own time.  They made an offer (which was accepted) on one they had previewed that way.  No Face time - 

May 20, 2015 01:27 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I've done it to preview homes for out of state buyers.  It's kind of fun!  

May 20, 2015 12:02 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Dusty - I have not had the opportunity to use FaceTime, but would certainly not be opposed to using it. 

May 19, 2015 04:29 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No I have never.  I have used photos and videos to sell homes to out of state sellers

May 19, 2015 01:55 AM