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Relax… Summer Themed Marketing Piece Now Available In RockPointe Marketing

Virtual Tour Photography Marketing Piece

Summer is quickly passing us by! It’s easy for your virtual tour company clients to forget about how important professional photography is and how bright beautiful images captivate. Good marketers know that it’s vital to keep your clients thinking about you year round. Use this month’s RockPointeMarketing piece to remind them of your high quality professional photography and powerful marketing tools!

This flier is a fully customizable multifold piece with color and graphics that relax and entice like a beautiful summer day. Use our pre-written text to tell your clients what you have to offer, or customize it to send the exact message you want. This eye catching piece will look great in your client’s listing presentations and they will love how professional it looks as they explain why they only use professional photography and virtual tours for their listings.

Don’t wait until the skies have turned grey and the winds cold to remind them that beautiful pictures sell homes faster, and for more money.

Click here to watch a video on this unique and exciting marketing piece!

This piece is available for all Rockpointe Marketing subscribers as part of their membership subscription. If you aren’t currently a rockpointe marketing member, reach out today and ask how you can take advantage of all the benefits that Rockpointe Marketing has to offer.

This piece was created using Adobe Photoshop giving you the ability to customize it with software you already use, and providing the most professional look in today’s demanding world.

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3d VR Webinar for Virtual Tour Providers

You’ve read about it on facebook and you’re seeing everyone around you gear up with virtual reality goggles. Last week RTV launched their virtual reality pilot program for their customer base. What now? How much should you be selling this for? How do you roll this out? Will people in your area be interested in this new burgeoning technology? How can you test the waters without making a huge investment? What is the investment and how does it all work? What additional equipment do you need to pull this off and offer it to your customer base?

We’re sure you’ll have these questions and many more as we dive further into the world of RTV’s new 3D VR product line. As you’ve heard us say, we certainly feel this is the next natural step for virtual tours and we want to take you there team as we feel the potential is HUGE! In our pilot tests that we ran on several trade shows up here in the Northern Michigan market we found this technology attracted large lines of real estate agents waiting to see the VR experience. More often than not those left the experience stating that they would certainly add the service to their virtual tour service as soon as it became available. Several stated boldly they would add the new service to every listing! One thing is for sure, we have their eyes and ears and they’re loving the product! Now it’s time to evaluate, learn and launch!

Come to the show and find out why Northern Michigan’s LARGEST RE/MAX office (500+ listings a year) just told BlueLaVaMedia they would be getting the VR Headset Tour upgrade on every listing!!  This add-on really packs a punch team.    

Join Jason LaVanture and Jay Stringham on Tuesday August 15th at 7:00 pm Eastern for The Formula 80, where we will discuss how RTV’s 3D VR tours are revolutionizing the virtual tour industry as well as everything you need to know about creating these tours. You will learn what gear is needed, how easy they are for photographers to shoot, as well as strategies to start selling these tours in your area! The best part is, offering 3D VR tours is very economical and more than likely uses the gear you already have.

We hope to see you there team!

Visit our webinar information page to sign up


New 3D VR Headset Tours from Real Tour Vision!

3D Virtual Reality ToursVirtual Reality virtual tours for VR headsets certainly are taking the virtual tour industry by storm. The next generation of virtual tours are here and, at RTV, we call them 3D VR Tours. Many of you may already know that Real Tour Vision has been busy piloting a program and testing out 3D VR tours for the last year or so. We’re proud today to announce that we have officially launched a pilot program for our new 3D VR tours.  Please visit the following order page for more information and pricing – http://www.realtourvision.com/order-vr-tour.html

Feel free to sample some of our productions here below.  You will want to use a Virtual Reality Headset.

http://3d.realtourvision.com/707550/?vr – Walkthrough Style

http://3d.realtourvision.com/189982/?vr – Highlights Style

For a full overview of this exciting new product by RTV, please take a moment and watch the following video to get a sneak peek at how BlueLaVaMedia will be rolling things out over at BlueLaVaMedia, a Traverse City Real Estate Photography & Tour Company – https://youtu.be/DyoIfNk6o_M

We’re confident that you and your customers will be impressed with the VR technology and this new easy add-on to your Real Tour Vision virtual tours! As always please reach out to us and call for any questions that you may have!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

PS. The first RTV Provider to get twenty five (25) 3D VR Tours under their belt will win $100 in free virtual tour credits!


Picture Perfect Green Grass!

As a Tyler, TX Real Estate Photographer, it is important to me that I provide the client with a clean image with no visible distractions or photographic issues.  No matter how technically good a photo is, overcoming a bad lawn is just about impossible when comes time to show the house.   Having been a Smith County Master Gardener, I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about green grass. These are our Picture Perfect Green Grass tips for photographers to pass on over to their customers. I hope they help.  

1. Watering: Water early in the morning and avoid night watering as it can lead to disease.  I like to water less frequently, but for a longer duration. The longer duration ensures that the water goes deep, the lower frequency prompts roots too search deeper for water.  Watering more frequently causes roots to stay mostly near the surface and as a result, when drought comes or a missed watering day, the plant is less tolerant. Automatic sprinklers are best for the exact amount of saturation.

2. Mowing: Mow your lawn once a week keeping it from 3 to 4 inches in height to keep weeds at bay. Some lawn care professionals pay no attention to this and every client gets the same cut regardless of grass type.  You want a lawn care pro with a dedicated residential crew.

3. Weed Prevention: We’re talking broadleaf and grassy weeds. They all cost money to get rid of but once gone it is a easy process for the home-owner to maintain. If, however you have established weeds, consult a local pro and start a regimen of pre and post emergents to gain control of and eliminate weeds.  There is an old adage that goes, ” one year’s seed equals three years’ weeds.”  A good lawn pro is well worth the investment.  The same as with mowing, You want a lawn care pro with a dedicated residential crew. It not unimaginable that a crew could cut the lot behind your local xyz store which was full of weed and then drive over to you home to shack all the weed seeds off in your yard.

4. Soil: Poor quality soil ph and nutrient issues can lead to thin and patchy lawns. Each spring have your soil tested so you can provide the nutrients that are missing so it remains balanced to keep grass healthy. Your County Extension can provide you a soil sample kit, which is then sent in for university analysis. They will send you a report specifying what is needed for you soil and grass type.

5. Fertilizing: In the spring fertilize your lawn using a 20-5-10 slow release mix and apply it with a broadcast spreader. To ensure proper, even spreading apply it tire to tire up and down the lawn so you don’t have any burn marks. Read the instructions so you apply water properly as some fertilizers such as granule mixes usually recommend a good soaking prior to spreading the fertilizer.

6. Winter Green: Have you seen real estate photography made in the winter? Flat, dull, boring. If your selling in the winter, the last thing you want to have is a brown lawn or a bunch of mud holes. Over-seed with winter rye to have a beautiful green lawn during the winter.  It’s not that expensive and many lawn care companies offer this a part of their routine annual service. If your lawn is full but just a bit dull, then 360-Media Real Estate Photography and Marketing can certainly retouch your photos. But you could also consider adding iron to your lawn for a very fast green up. 

Hop on over to http://www.360-media.us/, to see our full line of photographic and marketing services for real estate agents in the Dallas and East Texas market. Our Virtual Tours are AMAZING to look at and come preloaded with POWERFUL marketing tools thanks to Fusion Virtual Tour Software by RTV.

Dave Hall
Owner-Photographer
Office: 903.502.0360
iPhone: 903.253.3979 (Primary)
www.360-Media.us
Property Marketing Experts


Traverse City Drone & Virtual Tour Company Offers Online Booking!

At BlueLaVaMedia, we’re excited to inform our followers of a few new features that are now available to you for your next real estate virtual tour shoot or Traverse City Drone Session. First please direct your web browser to www.BlueLaVaMedia.com From there navigate to our real estate pricing page off the upper navigation section of our virtual tour company website.

Here you’re going to see all of our real estate virtual tour packages as well as our new stand alone drone virtual tour packages that we’ve just added. At BlueLaVaMedia we have four professional real estate virtual tour packages starting with our BlueLaVa basic tour at just $125 to our popular full house photo package.  While you’re on the order page please be sure to check out our all new Aerial Drone Virtual Tour packages for those of you that would like to have a stand alone aerial drone production made. Starting at only $200 you can get our Highlights aerial drone package that will come with ten professional aerial drone images. Care to add some video? Get our new premier drone virtual tour package for $259, and we’ll deliver up to twenty aerial drone photos and up to three minutes of aerial drone video footage. Our new aerial drone virtual tour packages are perfect for those of you that would like to market a property using only our aerial drone marketing with our powerful virtual tour player. http://fusion.realtourvision.com/192466

All of our virtual tour packages as well as our new standalone aerial drone packages come with images that you can use on your website and on the MLS. We also incorporate all of your media, into our HTML 5 interactive virtual tour player that you will be able to put onto the MLS as well as link onto your own website. Best of all, you’ll receive a weekly traffic report showing all the visits that your listing has received in the past seven days. https://fusion.realtourvision.com/report/trafficreport.php?tourid=469165 We strongly encourage you to share this email report with your sellers. It’s an incredibly powerful weekly communication tool between you and your clients!

To save you time we have recently added a booking system to allow you to book your real estate photo shoot and aerial drone session. BlueLaVaMedia now has five professional real estate photographers and two certified aerial drone pilots on our growing team. This new feature will save you precious email time and of course lots of back and forth phone coordination required for us to get you on our books. To book with us, simply click our book now button on the corresponding package you would like to order, and your shoot will be added to our queue that day. You will instantly be next in line to receive a phone call from one of our representatives to schedule your shoot!

Next, it’s important to note to you that we now have both short and long aerial drone add-ons available with the purchase of any of our professional photography packages. Scroll down on our real estate pricing page to our Add-Ons section and you can choose between a short aerial drone add on that will come with up to six aerial drone images and up to one minute of video footage. For those of you that need more, choose our Long Add-On drone package that will come with up to twenty images and up to three minutes of video footage! After you use the booking system for your photography shoot, please be sure to also book your add-on drone session!

Finally we would like to take this opportunity to talk to you about our all new Zillow Video walkthrough offering. We are proud to say that BlueLaVaMedia is the ONLY Zillow certified photography agency here in Northern Michigan. Order a Zillow video walkthrough for any of your single family home properties and it will show at the very top of the Zillow search results. Your listing will always show up at the top of the Zillow search results when you add this powerful add-on to any of your single family home tours. Did you know that Zillow gets just over 150 million visitors a month compared to Realtor.com’s 30 million visits? That’s five times the traffic. Put your listings in the limelight today with our new Zillow video walkthrough! 

As always, thanks for your continued support and we’re always just a phone call away if you need us. Check out the BlueLaVaMedia app in the App store for Apple or droid or call us at 231-946-1360. Thanks and have a great day!

Sincerely,

Team BlueLaVa

Order a Traverse City Virtual Tour Today – 231-946-1360