I can't help noticing the huge variety of opinions that discussions of video always brings out. The discussion of video last week seems to have brought out this variety more than usual. I think it would be useful and fun to poll this subject so everyone can see the results.
There are several groups/levels (note these are the same as the numbered questions on the poll below):
For those at level 2, don't be discouraged, as many have pointed out shooting and editing video is way harder than shooting stills. There will be far fewer agents doing this than shoot their own stills but I predict we will see some technically competent Realtors shooting their own video with iPhone 4s. That's OK, it shouldn't be that difficult to deliver a product that looks better than most agent DIY efforts.
For those at level 3, these are hard times for agents (at least in the US and EU) and they are times that agents are less likely to expand their marketing techniques than when homes are selling like crazy. However, how well agents are doing varies widely even in the same city. Be persistant, selling new technology takes demonstration that the stuff works.
For those at level 4, last week several people sent me the this link to a new Realtor.com give-away on Creating Compelling video. When Realtor.com starts promoting a technology you know it's time has come. Realtor.com is talking about video now just like they were talking about still photographs back in 2000.
Take the following poll and let everyone know where you stand on real estate property video. I wish I could some how poll where you are located as well because my gut feel is there is an important geographic component to this data.