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Virtual Home Staging Tutorial

Great news everyone! The RTV Virtual Stager is adding about 200 furniture items per month and currently has over 2,000 staging items in the library. Training blogs will be available weekly as well as webinar training.  We want YOU to experience the success that the virtual stager has given to 100’s of our photographers since its launch one year ago.

So you have logged on to the RTV virtual staging platform, but time is money and you want to make your first project look great. We are here to help with any questions from straightening/calibration positioning furniture downloading and pricing.  

Once you log into the stager, on the bottom left you will see a “?.” Everybody using the virtual stager should have spent some time there. Click on the “Support” tab and you will see all the menus as the picture below shows.

If you need to know how to navigate the menu then “RTVStager Menu Structure” is for you.
Everyone should spend 30 minutes or so with “Getting Started.” The pictures can be clicked showing more detail in several areas:
1.    View and edit sample scenes
2.    Taking photographs
3.    Upload your photos
4.    Straighten and calibrate your photos
5.    Setup payment
6.    Create and edit scene for calibrated photograph
7.    Save and download your scene

Virtual House Staging

Showing the Tooltips is a great way to prompt the program to show you things such as how to move, rotate furniture or move pictures up and down.
You may have some questions that can be answered in the “FAQs” area. If you are stuck, please use the “Contact Us” tab and someone will get back to you – generally within an hour or two.

On the RTV virtual tour company webinar last week I went over pricing and it is very well covered here under the pricing tab. You will not be asked to use credits until you have straightened a picture and are ready to add furniture. You can remove watermarks by the picture, month or year by contacting us.

Go ahead and create your best staging job to submit here: https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/#houses

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,  

Jim

RTV Staging Team

Virtual House Staging & Virtual Tour Software
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687


Social Realty 14 – Marketing With Charlotte Snyder Webinar Now In RockPointe Marketing

Photography Marketing Webinar

 

Who better to learn from than someone who is in the trenches every day and has a proven track record of success?

Charlotte Snyder of 406 Productions is just that person.

In Social Realty 14, Charlotte joined Jay to discuss how she has become a very successful virtual tour provider while at the same time being able to charge the highest prices her in her small market. Charlotte’s combination of social media expertise, photography prowess, and marketing instincts has allowed her to offer services and value that set her apart from the competition. She opens up her book of tricks and shares many of her techniques to help other photographers grow their businesses and gain market share.

If you have ever wondered exactly how you should be using Facebook, what good is email marketing, or what other services you could be offering this webinar is for you. Social Realty 14 is now live and available to all RockPointe Marketing paid subscribers.

RockPointe Marketing is a great resource of information on the latest photography gadgets, marketing techniques, customizable marketing materials and much more. If you are just starting your photography business, have experienced a plateau, or simply want to grow your virtual tour business a Rockpointe Marketing membership is for you.

If you don’t have a Rockpointe Marketing membership we hope you will consider joining.

If you have any subjects you want to learn more about and would like to suggest a webinar please email jstring@realtourvision.com.

Thanks for your support!

Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Tools
Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687


RTV Announces New AudioPal Text to Speech Options

AudioPal Virtual Tour Text to Speech

Hello RTV fans! As many of you already know, computer generated voice over narration is a great up-sell opportunity for your virtual tour productions or at the very least a wonderful way to differentiate you from your competition. Clients love the ability to choose from scene level, as well as tour level narration to add interest and personalization to their virtual tour presentations.

We are happy to announce the AudioPal computer generated voice over narration system has been updated. There are now 25 English voices with several accent choices, as well as many multi-language options. You will no longer be limited to 5 voices only in English! We have chosen Laura as the default option and we believe you will agree she is a great choice for virtual tours of all types.

Earlier this year Amazon acquired our former AudioPal technology partner and implemented new pricing that was several times higher than before. We were also unable to continue creating audio files the way we had programmed the system to do so. A change in providers was required and we were forced to seek out an alternate solution. We believe that the combination of offering many more voice options as well as keeping rates low for AudioPal subscribers will make this tour add on a much better value for our customers. We sincerely hope that you feel the same way! Please take a moment now to check out this virtual tour with several of the new AudioPal voices in it. Let us know who you like best and feel free to skip through the voices within the tour http://fusion.realtourvision.com/143288

If you don’t currently have an AudioPal subscription and would like to try it please go ahead now and give it a whirl. RTV will be honoring any AND ALL AudioPal trial requests that come in throughout the month of April, even if you’ve had a trial before.

We would like to encourage all of you to give it a try on your virtual tour productions and stand out among the competition.

Login to your TMS now at http://manage.realtourvision.com, click on any of your virtual tours to go into edit mode. From there look under the “Additional Services” menu and choose AudioPal. Request a trial account from this page or go ahead and make your purchase if you’re ready to do so! You will be glad you did.

Sincerely,
Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools
Questions or Comments? Give us a call today – 866-947-8687
http://www.RealTourVision.com 


Going Green Screen – Video 5 of the 2015 RTV Convention Series Now in RPM!

Virtual Tour Video Add On

Are you looking for new products you can add to your marketing repertoire? Green screen video is a great way to increase your service offering, and the best part is, you likely have most of the equipment to produce full HD video already. Realtors and business owners love the level of professionalism a custom video adds to their virtual tours, websites and social media profiles. Once the initial recording is done, the video clip can be superimposed over photos of any listing creating a repeating revenue opportunity for your business.

Meg Paxton and Josh Beechraft of BlueLaVaMedia join Derek Conrad in the fifth installment of the 2015 Virtual Tour Convention series, to discuss the equipment, software and techniques you will need to know to begin offering this unique service. Creating your own green screen videos is easier than you think. Meg and Josh share their experience in what works and what doesn’t work for creating these videos as well as how to maximize the profitability of this service.

The 2015 Convention series is part of a large library of recorded webinars covering photography techniques, equipment, marketing tools, and much more, available to Rockpointe Marketing subscribers. If you aren’t currently a member we highly suggest you consider joining. In addition to the webinars, you will also have access to powerful marketing pieces, presentations and much more that are completely customizable for your business. 

We hope you enjoy this webinar, and if you choose to offer green screen video your efforts will be handsomely rewarded. Keep your eyes out for our final video of the 2015 RTV Virtual Tour Provider Convention Series coming soon!

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687


Social Realty Episode 14 Featuring Charlotte Snyder April 5th

Photography Marketing WebinarHave you ever struggled with getting new business, or retaining clients over time? Getting the attention of new customers, and keeping your past clients from calling your competition can be challenging. Let’s face it, most of us started our business because of our love for photography not because we are marketing experts.

Social Realty Episode 14 will feature Charlotte Snyder of Most Wanted Advertising. Charlotte and Jay will discuss her experience in what works and what doesn’t work in the real estate photography industry. From social media advertising to in-person networking you will gain valuable insights into what works and what doesn’t for both gaining and retaining clients. On top of all that, you might learn a new skill or two you can upsell as part of your business.

If you have struggled to grow your photography business or you would like to make sure your business continues to thrive be sure to join us on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM Eastern. We look forward to seeing you there RTV!

Our webinars are free for RTV photographers on the night they are hosted and are available to listen to anytime as part of our RockPointeMarketing membership.

We hope you can join us on April 5th at 7:00 pm for this exciting episode. You’ll be glad you did!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!