Yesterday’s conference on Grassroots use of Technology at MIT has reenergized my interest in moblogging in real estate. Will the prevalence of iPods, smartphones, and digital video recorders create a new generation of house hunters turned citizen journalists? Not if the decade-long, lemming-like rush continues to cause home buyers to view each other as competitors, is my guess.
But if the housing market begins to slide as real estate bubble watchers caution, buyers may look to each other for information about what is really happening in the marketplace rather than traditional real esate agents / listing agents who are obligated to get the highest price for sellers and continue to fan the flames of "irrational exuberance."
How will those peer-to-peer exchanges occur? Will those amatuer roving real estate reporters begin to post their own comments in writing, audio clips, or video clips to the web? Those are the kinds of questions I would like to explore in this discussion of "Moblogging in Real Estate."
In addition, I’d like to use the forum to experiment with my own attempts to learn each of the means of communicating above. I am particularly interested in experimenting with Podcasts and Videoblogging, and seeing how VR images can be incorporated into blog posts to give real estate consumers richer information than otherwise possible from look-alike listing sites published by over a million real estate agents nationwide.
Here’s one attempt at posting a VR movie in Quicktime. Does it load on your site and are you able to rotate the VR image with left or right with your mouse? Need to learn how to make my videos load online… anyone else in the real estate community — or any home buyers or sellers — experimenting with moblogging?