Be sure that you've filled out the registration form on cincvideo.com so our team can enable the service on your platform.
Navigate to the Properties tab, then locate the property you'd like to create a video for and press the "Generate Video Ad" button under the Actions column. You can also navigate to your chosen property from within the Listings Dashboard and press the "Generate Video Ad" button at the top right.
Click "Let's Make A Video"
You'll need to ensure that you're using a logo that is compatible with the video service. Some brokerage logos are too long and cause technical issues with our video rendering program, so we've put this check into place to ensure that the videos work, saving you time and headaches later. If you need to swap out your logo, simply use the "Choose Video Logo" button and either upload a file from your computer or use an existing one from your platform. The "Next" button will be unusable until a suitable logo is used.
Select up to 7 of your listing's photos to use in your video. Try to use a variety of shots that showcase the best the home has to offer. Keep in mind that these photos will show in the order you select them. When you're ready, click "Next"
Edit the description of the property. This text is directly imported from the MLS listing itself, so make modifications as you see fit to convey the property's best features and fit within the character limit shown at the bottom of the text box. You will be unable to proceed until the description fits the length requirement.
Choose a video template and a soundtrack to accompany your photos. Click the Play buttons to get a quick preview of each music track to help you decide what you'd like best. We've also added an option to either generate a full preview or to limit the preview to 2 of the photos you'd selected. The quick option renders faster than the full preview, but the final video will always fully render every frame you'd selected. Click Next to advance to the final slide editorial page and update any necessary brokerage and contact info, then click Next to generate your video preview.
Sit tight while our rendering process creates a preview video for you. This process typically only takes a couple of minutes, but it's helpful to ensure you're satisfied with the end result before the video is counted against your monthly allotment. This preview won't be the full quality of the final render, but should give you an idea of what to expect.
If you're satisfied with the preview, click "Upload to YouTube" to get the rendering process started.
You're all done! When the video is ready, you should get an email from our system that will provide you with a direct URL to the YouTube video as well as a direct download URL where you can grab the video and use as you see fit. Keep in mind that the direct download links are only available for 7 days after you get the email, so if you're planning on keeping the video for your own use, be sure to download it as soon as you can. The YouTube link won't expire until the property is no longer on the market.
You can check on your current video cap and get links to the videos you've made from the Video Dashboard, located under the Properties section of your platform. Remember, you'll only be able to make 3 videos per month, so be sure you're happy with your video before submitting!