Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: A Tool from RainCamp - Have You Used Xtranormal.com?

A Tool from RainCamp - Have You Used Xtranormal.com?

ActiveRain's RainCamp came to Dallas TX back in mid-February.  At that time, I (we) were given many great and new technology ideas to use in our businesses.

The first thing I talked about was Klout.com. Klout tracks your "popularity" on Twitter. I went from a rating of 10 up to 21 in just a couple of weeks. Great tool as it got me to mingle more with people I don't know.

On to something new...

I downloaded State from xtranormal.com. This is a very interesting tool as you can create videos with animated characters and they take your text and act out whatever scene you create for them. I took it a step further and did a voice-over so it didn't sound robotic, though I do talk fast, but that's normal.  Here is it... what do you think?

Using the program, you can have your actors walk around, make hand gestures, move their eyes, and many other things. There is a fee to download a group of actors, but it was something like $10.  (Just a heads up, I did receive a charge of like $0.26 on my credit card saying it was an international charge, and I'm assuming it came from this as I don't buy anything international.)

I am probably going to start emailing this out to my database and giving people an actual voice to the emails they're receiving from me when they ask for listings.

Thanks for a great new tool, RainCamp guys!

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsDonna Harris • March 18 2010 01:07PM

Comments

I've used Xtranormal before, but your video just gave me some new ideas!

Thank you Donna!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 8 years ago

That is really cute, Donna.  I like that you added the voiceover.  I'm going to have to give Xtranormal a try to see if I would recommend it to my clients who are more on the "camera-shy" side of life.  I still prefer a video of a live person, though.

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 8 years ago

Craig, Glad I could help!

Heather, My hair is at an in-between-stage right now, so the "Actor" works great!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

That was well done Donna! I like the hand moves but the voice over came out really loud and tinny sounding, like you were in a tin can.  Overall it was really cute!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Donna,

This is just way too cool. It has been added to my list of items to try. Thanks

Posted by Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks (Resort Realty - Duck) over 8 years ago

Evelyn, Thanks for the feedback. I tried many things with the volume and I chalked it up to everyone's volume levels being different and people would adjust them.

Linda, Great!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

We all knew you could walk on water, but now we know you can walk through concrete, too!  LOL!

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Lorrie, I have many powers that most don't know about!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago
Donna - That is so cute!! I am still going through the list of sites we got at Raincamp and haven't checked this one out...I will be doing that asap!! Great Job!!!
Posted by Jeanna Martinez (RE/MAX Access) over 8 years ago

Donna,

Very cute and to be able to do your own sayings!

Posted by Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) over 8 years ago

Jeanna, Thanks! It took me 3 weeks to finally figure out just making a statement was easier than an "interview".

Sheila, Yes, I bought a new mic yesterday and everything because mine wasn't working.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Donna,

Sorta reminds me of Atari, I just don't like the graphics and Nintendo look to it.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 8 years ago

I have played around with it since Dallas Raincamp but havent done one yet - its cute. I saw one yesterday that was so funny - its on youtube about buying a bank owned home...

Posted by Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty) over 8 years ago

Greg, It's not meant to have a perfect look, it's animated....

Nicky, I'll have to look for it.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Donna, that was great. I had not seen that before. Thanks.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine (Davidson Realty Inc.) over 8 years ago

Ted, Thanks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Hi Donna ~ Awesome! I love it.  So glad to learn about this. You did a great job with it.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 8 years ago

That is WAY KEWL! I have got to check that out.

Posted by Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive (The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany) over 8 years ago

Well, it may not be perfect, Donna, but it will certainlyu set you apart from the crowd still sending out text-only messages. You are courageous. People will like that.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 8 years ago

I have played with it a few times since Raincamp, but it really takes some time to get it right. It was fun to play with though.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 8 years ago

Donna - so, so cool...I think I found my new toy! Thank you thank you! Julie 

Posted by Dave Murray (DMTX Realty, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors) over 8 years ago

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