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Aerial Drone Agent Listing Presentation

How are you marketing your new aerial drone service? Have you ever thought of giving your customers printable inserts for their listing presentations? We have taken our ‘Section 333 FAA Approved’ piece and reworked the text on it so you can GIVE it to your customers to add to their listing presentations.

Simply swap out your info and you’re ready to go. You can print and hand out to your best virtual tour customers or better yet you can give them a link and let them do the printing on their side. Upload to your website and share the link that way, or simply use a third party service such as HighTail or DropBox to distribute the large printable flyer to your clients for printing.

Watch your aerial drone sales soar as your customers start adding your unique service into their listing presentations to gain an edge over the other agents not offering your drone service.

Login to your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account now and download this marketing piece. 

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687


How Can You Leverage Local Listings For Your Small Business

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If you run your own photography business, it is very likely that the term SEO means something to you. For small virtual tour businesses, visibility on the web is a big deal. If people aren’t able to find your website your chances of growing your business are greatly reduced. For this reason, search engine optimization is the lifeblood for healthy small businesses.

Google has led the charge for local businesses in search results. A few years back 7 out of 10 first page results were for national companies and 3 spots were left for the little guys. Google realized that if you were looking for something like tires, it was more likely that you were looking to purchase tires from a local store rather than read the website of a tire manufacturer. Since that time, the typical search will yield only 3 national results on the first page of search results. Google has also shown a tendency to push their local listings as well as other relevant business listing sites to the first page of search results.

Many of these online business listings will automatically pull in information about your business, but in order to leverage the full benefits, small businesses should claim the listings and manage the information that is presented.

On Tuesday, June 7th 2016 RTV will present Social Realty 15, and talk about how you as a small business owner can decide which local business listings you should claim, the best practices when it comes to claiming these local listings, and how you can offer local listing management as an additional service you provide your clients. Whether you are a new small business owner or a seasoned marketer, you will learn something valuable that you can immediately begin to apply to your repertoire.

We will also be discussing the popularity of the Google Street View | Trusted program and the importance of having photographers who are able to complete these types of shoots as a part of our national photography service.

RTV’s webinars are free for all virtual tour photographers in the RTV network as well as select guests. After the shows are live they are archived into Rockpointe Marketing. Rockpointe Marketing is a subscription based sales and marketing tool for RTV affiliated real estate photographers who are looking to grow their business. Members have access to past webinars that cover everything from photography techniques to gadgets, to marketing. In addition to the webinars, there are also customizable fliers that photographers can download, customize and print out to help raise awareness of their brand in their community, and more.

If you would like to join in the fun please register for Social Realty 15 in your RTV Virtual Tour Manager!

We hope to see you there RTV.

 

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

P.S. If you have a topic that you would like RTV to talk about in a webinar, or if you would like to host a webinar with a member of the RTV team, please contact jstring@realtourvision.com


New From RPM – Pro Photos VS Amatuer

Professional Photography Marketing PieceAs a professional photographer and virtual tour provider you know the value of photography. Even Realtor.com in recent years has published articles clearly showing statistics proving that professionally photographed homes sell quicker and for more money. The issue photographers face far too often is that unless agents and homeowners see professional  and amateur photos side by side, they don’t understand the difference. Many agents are under the impression that their cell phones and low cost point and shoot cameras are just as good as a professional camera in the hands of a professional photographer. It is up you the business owner, entrepreneur and professional photographer to convince them otherwise. The ability to effectively prove this point to multiple customers is too often the difference between a successful real estate photography business and a hobby that trickles in money here and there.

This month’s new RPM marketing piece addresses this issue head on With clear examples of professional quality photos and armature cell phone quality photos on the same piece, realtors will be able to see the difference and gain a new respect for the value that your photography service provides.

This marketing piece, available to RockPointe Marketing subscribers, is a printable, high-resolution double sided piece with examples of amateur and professional photos taken of the same property. It is presented in a Photoshop file allowing for complete customization to match your business’ colors and branding. This piece uses proper 1/8th inch bleed areas to allow printing to the edges, for a more professional looking flier.

If you are not currently a RockPointe Marketing member and would like to learn more please visit http://rockpointemarketing.com/ . As a paid subscriber you will have access to tons of useful information including many webinars covering a multitude of topics, customizable marketing pieces and much more.

Visit www.RockPointeMarketing.com today to watch past webinars and download this new piece!

Thanks for your support!

 

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

Virtual Tours & Property Marketing Tools

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687


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