Archive for September, 2008

360realhometours, a virtual tour company in Monmouth County New Jersey is alive and kicking! September was a very strong month and we are looking forward to a busy Fall season creating the best commercial and residential property virtual tours in the New Jersey Monmouth County, Ocean County and Middlesex County areas.

We’re enjoying our 4th successful year and are blowing our competitors out of the water. We’ve witnessed several virtual tour companies going out of business and we have worked successfully at getting their business.

Our goal is simple: Deliver high quality work at a fair and competitive price. Stay in touch with our customers using frequent email campaigns and keep the lines of communication open.

RTV supplies its full time providers with neat and helpful weekly tips that offer a fun and wonderful way of keeping in touch with your customers. My customers love them and it has started the ball rolling for many new 360 virtual tour orders.

Zivko Grcic
360 real home tours
New Jersey Shore Virtual Tours
www.360realhometours.com
Order a virtual tour – 732.299.7895

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We just received the following testimonial from one of our virtual tour clients in Northern Virginia: Teresita Vignale of Long and Foster:

“I want you to know that I sold the townhouse in 6 days. I truly believe that my marketing package was excellent and that a very important part of it were the photos, the virtual tour and the dedicated website. This property generated a lot of interest since I put it in the market a little over a week ago. Thank you for your help! ~ Teresita Vignale

Our BakerB Solutions Virtual Tour photographer, LeAnne Anies, did a fantastic job giving our client exactly what she was looking for and what she was expecting. The result is that we helped this agent accomplish something that very FEW agents are doing right now. We helped her get the house sold in less than a week! And as you can see from her own testimonial, she believes that the marketing, photos, Virtual Tour and Web Sign Rider with Single Property Website (www.8505WestownWay.com) were a BIG part of that! So congratulations to Teresita for a quick transaction and congratulations to LeAnne for doing such a wonderful job!

Alex Saenger
BakerB Solutions
Maryland Virtual Tour Provider
www.bakerb.com
Order a virtual tour – 301-424-8272

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It’s a small world…

One day, as I was doing some social networking for my photography business, I found an old friend who I hadn’t seen in about 10 years! I sent a “friend request”, we sent a couple emails back and forth, then she called me and we chatted and caught up for an hour or so. During the course of the conversation, I asked what she was doing. “Virtual Tours” she said. “How do you do those?” I asked.

She spent about 5-10 minutes explaining to me what she does, all the while I was thinking “I should be doing that. That would be a great addition to my photography company.” I loved photography, business, and real estate. Talk about a perfect match.

I looked up a ton of MLS listings from all the local towns – Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville – none of them had real virtual tours. There were a few slideshows, but it was obvious from the photography that there was not a professional involved. The market was wide open for professional photography service!

My next step was to find the company I wanted to align my business with – my friend wasn’t happy with her virtual tour company, so I stayed away from them.

While researching virtual tour companies I picked out a name, Brick Road Visuals, I bought the domain, I had a logo professionally designed, and so on. I just needed to find the company that had the tools and offerings that were important to me – above all quality, but also marketing tools, support, and affordability. I kept coming back to RTV.

I talked to my salesperson for weeks, if not months. He never grew impatient with my gazillion questions comparing RTV to other providers- well not visibly anyway. And every time I called him guess what happened. He answered the phone! It seems like such a simple thing, but so rare these days. I thought if I can actually get these people on the phone now, surely they will be there for me when I’m paying part of their paycheck.

In the end, it came down to RTV and one other company. RTV had features the other didn’t, the other had something RTV didn’t have – I can’t remember now what it was, must not have been that important. I made the call and now here we are – providing Northwest Arkansas with full service tours through RTV.

Sandy Jagmin
Brick Road Visuals
Bentonville Virtual Tour Provider
Order a virtual tour – 479-696-7520

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So you think you’ve been there done that right? Well try this one on..

While I was taking some shots for a riverfront property virtual tour, I decided to go out into to middle of the river to take some shots to show off the grand view for developers. I got in an old unstable canoe with my tripod and camera and went out to some large rooks in the middle of the river.

I get out on the rocks and find out that my rotator had gotten knocked out of whack so my settings were wrong. What to do? Cell phone …woo hoo!! So I call up Team RTV and they gave me my settings. I never thought I would have to field set it so I didn’t have my settings with me. I’ll always carry them in my bag from now on!

Thanks to that great customer service at RTV. I recommend keeping your settings with you in your bag or on the rotator for that one chance you might need it. If you have gotten in and out of an old canoe before then you understand they saved me a lot of trouble.

Vincent( Chip) Millerick
Grand Tour Virtual
Columbia South Carolina Virtual Tour Company
Order a virtual tour – 803-518-5966

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Well it’s been a while since my last blog submission, and all I can say is WOW!!! I am 95% complete with my website www.bigskyvirtual.com. The only thing missing is the shopping cart hookup, once that is completed I am ready to go!

My wife Nicole and I are very excited about this virtual tour adventure, she is serving as operations manager for our Montana virtual tour company. I also hired a photographer/account rep, Jordan Webber.

I began marketing in three publications, and have two fairs coming up. One with Green Directory of Montana www.greendirectorymontana.com (definitely check these guys out) on September 20, and the other with the Billings Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has its annual fair and is limited for booths, 50 in all.

Let’s see….business cards, pamphlets, letterhead, envelopes, notepads, prize registry pads, a 2×6 table banner, and a 7 x 3 vertical banner has all been ordered. Oh yeah, also logo shirts for all that will be working the booth ( I like uniformity).

Yes…it may sound like I may have gone overboard, but being in real estate I have learned it takes money to make money, but at the same time I have learned what works and what doesn’t when it comes to marketing. I can’t wait to grow my virtual tour company.

Thanks a million to Team RTV for all their amazing help and support!!!

Damian Forrester
Big Sky Virtual
Montana Virtual Tour Provider
Order a virtual tour – 877-528-6868

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