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Apartment Photography

Choosing an apartment or a condo to rent is an important decision—and the more information you can give prospective renters, the more likely you’ll be to get your lease signed. If you are a real estate agent, property owner, or virtual tour service provider, don’t overlook creating virtual tours for rental properties like apartments, town homes, and condominiums.

Why should you create virtual tours for apartments?

Most people who are looking to rent an apartment are just like home buyers in that they want a place to call home, where they’ll be comfortable and happy. Whether they’re moving locally or from a long distance, an apartment virtual tour will give them the opportunity to experience individual units without having to schedule an extra trip to the property. This convenience helps you to attract more interested renters, who are able to see exactly what your units look like right from their computer or mobile device.

In addition, virtual tours for apartments allow you to point out the unique characteristics of each unit you have available. Not all apartments, condos, and townhouses are the same, and renters like to know that there’s something interesting or different about the unit they’re considering.

What to include in an apartment virtual tour
As with any effective virtual tour, a great virtual tour for an apartment will show all of the major areas that renters want to know about. Include stunning, high quality images and video of the unit’s living area, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. For units with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, be sure to include photos of each individual room—even if they have similar or identical designs.

Your apartment virtual tour should also include images of the interior of the unit building, along with any shared amenities available to tenants, such as laundry rooms, vending machines, or gym areas. Show the exterior of the building, as well as outside areas for use by tenants such as courtyards, porches, or balconies. If you have dedicated parking areas for tenants, include them in your virtual tour as well.

Finally, many renters want to know about the surrounding neighborhood and community. Take photos and videos of nearby amenities and conveniences, especially those that are within walking distance or accessible by public transportation. Don’t forget to include contact information at the end of your virtual tour, so interested renters can find out more or schedule a viewing!

RTV provides high quality, professional virtual tour software for real estate agents, property owners, and business owners, as well as a network of experienced virtual tour providers who can help you create a stunning and effective virtual tour for your properties. Contact us today to find out more about what we can do for you.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Services
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687

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High quality virtual tours are an excellent way to showcase a business and let potential customers experience your facilities and people from the comfort of their home. They’re designed to engage people and interest them in visiting your business, where they’ll hopefully become customers. But does your school or preschool need a virtual tour?

Virtual tours can definitely benefit both schools and preschools. In much the same way that colleges and universities use these powerful tools, Daycare centers, preschools, and schools can show prospective young students—and especially their parents—exactly what to expect when they come to your school.

See a sample here: http://fusion.realtourvision.com/53516

Overcoming the first hurdle

Enrolling in preschool can be a scary time for both parent and child. For children, it’s often a major transition, and may be the first time in their lives they will spend any significant amount of time away from their parents. And of course, parents want to be reassured that their little ones will be taken care of in a safe, clean, and fun environment with friendly caretakers.

You may tell parents that your facility is a great place for kids, but a virtual tour will be able to show them your wonderful environment. High-definition photos and video of your play areas, kitchens and eating areas, nap areas, and more will paint an impressive picture of your preschool.

And since virtual tours are visual in nature, even young children can watch and understand more about your school. Being able to see the preschool before they visit for the first time can help them overcome fears and separation anxiety.

Professional virtual tours for schools and preschools
A virtual tour consists of so much more than images. While detailed, stunning photos and video are central to the creation of a virtual tour, they can also include floor plans, captions, info bubbles, links, staff bios, and even fun music to delight young viewers.

Marketing your preschool to parents is also easier with a virtual tour. You can embed the final presentation on your website, and also post it to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook to increase visibility and awareness for your school.

Are you looking to increase enrollment at your preschool with a professional virtual tour? Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you and your school!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

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www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
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RTV is proud to announce that we have been selected as the preferred photography and virtual tour vendor for Motel 6, an iconic American brand managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC. As part of this new partnership, RTV will be photographing nearly 500 hotels between now and Labor Day 2014. The intense photography initiative has already begun, and will ramp up to over the next several weeks.  This is an amazing undertaking that will surely test the capabilities of RTV’s vast professional photography network and unique Tour Track system.

The intense photography initiative has already begun and will ramp up to over the next several weeks until all 500 hotels have been photographed, approved, and delivered.

See one of our first Motel 6 productions here: http://fusion.realtourvision.com/73582

RTV was chosen to provide this service to Motel 6 because of our extensive professional photographer base, amazing virtual tour technology, and lightning fast turnaround time.  With RTV, a photographer can literally be in your lobby and ready to photograph in a matter of days, not months, and the client is given a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

As many of you already know, RTV has been successfully photographing hotels now since 2005, and remains confident in our ability to complete a professional hotel photography shoot anywhere in the USA or Canada within two to three weeks.

RTV clients have come to love the RTV process from start to finish as the entire process is extremely simple, streamlined, and provides hotels and other businesses with an amazing professional service at a consistent and affordable price. Our clients are literally getting the best of quality, speed, and price when they choose RTV!

Professional Photographers are still needed in some areas throughout the USA.  Setup your RTV account today: http://manage.realtourvision.com/trial.php

RTV will be attending the Motel 6 convention in Hawaii this September which will expose RTV to SEVERAL HUNDRED additional Motel 6 hotel owners. RTV photographers can expect many more orders to come through the system by these franchise owners throughout the end of this year and into 2015.

Those of you that would like to receive jobs from the Motel 6 initiative, as well as other major national accounts that RTV is currently working with, are encouraged to make sure that you are currently a part of our network and up to speed with our new 2014 Tour Track guidelines and policies.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our brand.

By joining our team of professional photographers, you will receive Tour Track jobs from our contracted national accounts (OVER 80 National Accounts), get leads from our unstoppable SEO efforts, and love using the world’s best virtual tour software to reach customers in your area.

If you are already creating virtual tours and have a large customer base, one of our Transition Coordinators will help you move your clients over to RTV for you at no charge. Visit our virtual tour gallery today and take the RTV system for a spin: http://www.realtourvision.com/tourdemos.php 

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687


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RTV is proud to announce that we have been selected as the preferred photography and virtual tour vendor for Motel 6, an iconic American brand managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC. As part of this new partnership, RTV will be photographing nearly 500 hotels between now and Labor Day 2014. The intense photography initiative has already begun, and will ramp up to over the next several weeks.  This is an amazing undertaking that will surely test the capabilities of RTV’s vast professional photography network and unique Tour Track system.

The intense photography initiative has already begun and will ramp up to over the next several weeks until all 500 hotels have been photographed, approved, and delivered.

See one of our first Motel 6 productions here: http://fusion.realtourvision.com/73582

RTV was chosen to provide this service to Motel 6 because of our extensive professional photographer base, amazing virtual tour technology, and lightning fast turnaround time.  With RTV, a photographer can literally be in your lobby and ready to photograph in a matter of days, not months, and the client is given a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

As many of you already know, RTV has been successfully photographing hotels now since 2005, and remains confident in our ability to complete a professional hotel photography shoot anywhere in the USA or Canada within two to three weeks.

RTV clients have come to love the RTV process from start to finish as the entire process is extremely simple, streamlined, and provides hotels and other businesses with an amazing professional service at a consistent and affordable price. Our clients are literally getting the best of quality, speed, and price when they choose RTV!

Professional Photographers are still needed in some areas throughout the USA.  Setup your RTV account today: http://manage.realtourvision.com/trial.php

RTV will be attending the Motel 6 convention in Hawaii this September which will expose RTV to SEVERAL HUNDRED additional Motel 6 hotel owners. RTV photographers can expect many more orders to come through the system by these franchise owners throughout the end of this year and into 2015.

Those of you that would like to receive jobs from the Motel 6 initiative, as well as other major national accounts that RTV is currently working with, are encouraged to make sure that you are currently a part of our network and up to speed with our new 2014 Tour Track guidelines and policies.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our brand.

By joining our team of professional photographers, you will receive Tour Track jobs from our contracted national accounts (OVER 80 National Accounts), get leads from our unstoppable SEO efforts, and love using the world’s best virtual tour software to reach customers in your area.

If you are already creating virtual tours and have a large customer base, one of our Transition Coordinators will help you move your clients over to RTV for you at no charge. Visit our virtual tour gallery today and take the RTV system for a spin: http://www.realtourvision.com/tourdemos.php 

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687


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In April of 2014 RTV recruited Elizabeth Tiffany (Liz) as RTV’s new
photography director. Liz comes to RTV with a professional photography
degree and seven years of experience in sales and business management. 
Over the last several months Liz has been overhauling and reorganizing
the Fusion Tour Track system to handle thousands of orders a month
versus hundreds of orders.  This includes the rewriting of all
photographer instructions and style guides for each RTV national account
in a much more logical manner, developing RTV’s new upper tier
professional photography program, and implementing new Tour Track
guidelines and policies.

As you can imagine this has been an
incredible undertaking for Liz and the entire Tour Track team. These are
all vital steps that Liz and her team are taking to make things easier
and more efficient for our virtual tour photographers and national accounts.

The
following are a few things that you will notice right away and should
be aware of as new Tour Track jobs are assigned to you:

First of
all you will notice that Tour Track instructions are broken down on a
per-package basis and can be found under the “View Notes” section of
your order.  Please make sure you check here for your updated
instructions.

Next you will see in your instructions that we have
increased mileage payouts to .56 / Mile. If you require mileage in
order to accept an order YOU MUST ASK FOR IT PRIOR TO ACCEPTING THE
ORDER. Mileage will NOT be paid out unless you ask for it BEFORE
accepting the order.  The RTV Tour Track team will always strive to
choose virtual tour providers that do not require mileage and qualify
for the shoot over those who qualify and ask for mileage so make sure
you’re staying competitive, or jobs will pass you by.

RTV has
made a new policy that will give you TWO (2) attempts to successfully
complete a Tour Track job.  If you do not successfully complete the job
after two attempts RTV will appoint another photographer and you will
not receive payment for that job. You will notice too that the Tour
Track team will be doing a MUCH better job detailing out comments as you
complete each job.  Training classes will be given to those that need
extra help by RTV’s on staff photography trainer.

Effective
immediately, you will begin to notice slightly higher payouts on some
accounts. As RTV’s Tour Track  contracts expire, the National Sales
department will begin stepping clients into higher priced virtual tour
and photography packages. Higher payout of course comes with more
expectations from our photographers such as an increased image quality, a
mandate on bracketed shots, no window blowout, and making sure all Tour
Track instructions are carefully followed.
 
On that note, we
will be announcing a fee schedule that will be included in our Tour
Track Guidelines PDF.  This is a fee schedule that RTV will use to
charge back to photographers should they not follow Tour Track
instructions. Often when Tour Track instructions are not followed, RTV
must put in extra time and effort to properly complete the job. Fees
will be charged on a variety of items including, but not limited to,
naming images, having to rebuild a virtual tour, image stitching, HDR
processing, organizing photos, and fixing overexposed windows.  Please
keep an eye out for the fee schedule in our up and coming Tour Track
Guidelines PDF.

Finally, and most importantly, Liz and the Tour
Track team would like you to take this opportunity to update your Tour
Track section in the http://manage.realtourvision.com.  Pay close
attention to each switch on the Tour Track profile.  Be honest, and only
choose the switches that apply to your abilities and hardware.  Please
pay special attention to the mileage section.  The mileage here
indicates the round trip distance that you are willing to travel before
you would charge for mileage.  This section gives RTV a good idea as to
how far we can send you.  Remember that whenever possible RTV will use
the closest qualified virtual tour provider as to avoid paying out
mileage. When mileage is continually paid out in an area, that area
becomes a HOLE in the RTV network. That’s when we begin looking for a
provider to cover an area.

Don’t forget to update your virtual
tour gallery within your Fusion virtual tour software system!  Your virtual tour gallery posted on your tour track setup
page is our only way of knowing what you’re capable of.  Below are a
couple of sample virtual tour gallery tours that you can use as a model
to create your own.  Once your gallery tour has been completed you can
use a virtual tour credit and make the tour active for marketing
purposes, or you’re free to leave the gallery tour inactive and simply
used as a Tour Track Gallery Tour.

http://tours.bluelavamedia.com/84787

http://tours.bluelavamedia.com/11425

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Services
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687

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