Who We Are:

Realty Video USA’s primary emphasis lies in providing and distributing tightly focused, branded videos for the real estate industry…aimed at equipping brokers and agents with the means to differentiate themselves in the market place, and become the "go to" video source for a wide variety of information and feature material. Also included are videos designed specifically for broker and agent education…including interviews and live Webinars with some of the nations leading real estate experts and coaches. To that end, our unique VScreen program allows for the distribution of multiple video channels via website, electronic newsletter, or email, by means of a single wide screen, interactive player. In addition, our Mobile Listing Service allows agents to capitalize on the convenience of cell phones to distribute text and website information about their listings, including photos and video.

What's the bottom line? Agents and brokers now have a single source for high quality video production, coupled with the latest in Internet and cellular distribution…all under one roof. This "one stop shop" approach provides real estate professionals with the simplicity and technology they've been looking for to uniquely position themselves in a highly competitive market.


How We Came About:

Realty Video USA's parent company, Schweickart & Associates, began widespread distribution of audio ‘point of sale' messages in the mid 1980's…serving a variety of national retail clients from Sears to Wal-Mart. Telephone "message on hold" service was added in 1990…initially utilizing endless loop cassette tape, and later progressing to "digital" audio sources with no moving parts.

As CD-ROM’s, DVD's, and video via Internet developed…so did opportunities for video production. Against that backdrop, Schweickart & Associates began production of a variety of business related videos on CD-ROM, and later on DVD. Since the message on hold division of the company specialized in serving property management companies, many of the video projects involved existing clients wishing to add video to help market their apartment communities. The emphasis on real estate related video continued to evolve as Internet video technology improved. This combination of improved Internet technology and more affordable production capabilities has resulted in new and exciting marketing opportunities for the real estate industry. To that end, although Realty Video USA had been a department within Schweickart & Associates since 2006, it was established as a separate corporation in January of 2008. This new and improved technology has created unprecedented opportunities for real estate marketing.


Management

Stephen Schweickart, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer, was born in 1980, and received a BA in Communications from Charleston Southern University in 2006. He earned NAIA All-American Honors in Collegiate Baseball and is a born entrepreneur, starting his first company at the age of 21. He spent several years with Holland America Cruise Line moving to the position of Youth Director while traveling to over 40 countries. He spent five years in real estate investing and management before joining with his father to form Realty Video USA.

Jim Schweickart, Co-Founder, was born in 1950, earning a BA in Political Science from Taylor University with additional study at the University of Toledo. He has extensive background in radio and audio programming through his work as a News Director for WCMR Radio in Elkhart, Indiana, News Anchor for WOWO Radio in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, News Anchor for KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, Journalism Instructor at Indiana University Regional Campus in Ft. Wayne, and Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and the General Manager at WBCL Radio in Ft. Wayne. He then founded Schweickart & Associates, Inc. in 1985, serving as its president and continues in that role to this day. Jim is a private pilot, and received his real estate license in 1977 (no longer active).

Amie Jonsson, Chief Operating Officer, was raised in both Montana and Denmark. She excelled in sports, which lead her to receive a collegiate volleyball scholarship and graduated with a degree in Recreational Therapy from Lake Superior State University. A natural leader and problem solver, Amie was later hired as the Marketing & PR Coordinator for Club Paris. In addition, Amie was also was the Manager of Marketing & Promotions for Buena Vista Corporation’s Sports & Entertainment division, where she assisted in launching Orlando’s professional indoor soccer team, the Orlando Sharks before she made her way to Realty Video USA.

Will LeBlanc, Production Director, a native of New Hampshire, Will traveled south to Florida and attended Fullsail University, graduating with a BS in Film and Video Production. Previous to him being Production Director at Realty Video USA he worked for a variety of production companies including Disney, the Travel Channel, and ESPN.

Amber Pitts, Marketing Coordinator, graduated from University of Indianapolis with a BA in Psychology. She has had several years experience in marketing and management with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, as well as within the hospitality industry before coming on board with Realty Video USA.

Additional Staff includes many talented and experienced film producers, cameramen and editors, all of whom have earned degrees in film production, and have worked for networks such as HGTV, PBS, and NBC Sports.