Blog Tag: international virtual tour company

More Changes from Craigslist Puts Strain on Virtual Tour Compaines

Over the last several years, Craigslist has made many changes to their policies and also to the HTML and CSS that’s supported in the real estate ads. The recent changes by Craigslist are the most significant to date and have the most impact on virtual tour software companies. RTV’s Fusion virtual tour system has several unique Craigslist ads that you can choose from when posting your virtual tour flyer onto Craigslist. 

RTV’s beautiful Craigslist ads that we had setup for you used the following HTML tags IMG, FONT, TABLE, DIV, and SPAN.  All of these tags are no longer supported meaning we can’t pull your images from our virtual tour software system to automatically populate your ads on Craigslist.

Ultimately this means that we will once again need to be rewrite this section of Fusion for you. If you want images in your ads – which we highly recommend – you will need to upload the images  manually.

We expect to have our new ads done here soon and while it will provide a clean, professional look that makes your ads easy to read it won’t be as elegant as our previous ads that he had setup for you.  If you have outstanding Ads out there, you should re-publish your listing to generate this new format once we release it. 

Please stay tuned and we’ll be announcing the new Craigslist format once it is ready to be used which should be any day now.

Thanks for your continued support!

RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training


RTV Launches Multi-Language Virtual Tours

RTV is pleased to announce the offering of Multi-Language support for the Fusion virtual tour system. With customers in nearly 50 countries, we’re dedicated to our continued growth outside of the USA and Canada. Our international customers can now set up a default language for their virtual tour productions. In addition, property investors living outside of the USA, shopping for real estate in the USA and Canada can now view property descriptions, MLS information, scene captions, and virtual tour instructions in their own language with a single click.  The RTV Fusion system is the very first virtual tour system to support several languages VS one or two.

Our Multi-Language Engine allows the virtual tour creator to either setup the default language on a per-customer or per-tour basis. The virtual tour will start off using the selected language, but the user can change it at any time simply by clicking the flag in the lower right hand corner. Preview a sample virtual tour here:  http://tours.conklinmarketing360.com/39671  To change the language, simply click on the flag in the lower right corner of the presentation.  Adding a new language is quite simple now that the bulk of the programming in place. If you need a language added to our Fusion virtual tour system just let us know!

With the explosive growth of our system outside of the USA and Canada, as well as so many outside property investors purchasing property in the USA right now, our Multi-Language Support Engine was essential. We’re excited about future opportunities with our company, including the expansion of our product line to more countries.

Thanks for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Real Tour Vision
International Virtual Tour Company
www.realtourvision.com
Order a 360 Virtual Tour: 1-866-947-8687


Tallahassee Testimonial

I have been a virtual tour provider for several years. RTV is hands down the best virtual tour software company in the industry. RTV provides lighting fast support, online seminars that are fun and informative on various topics like marketing, photography techniques, business strategies, and the product the product is fantastic to boot.

The major draw for me is that they offer a system for businesses like myself that streamlines the entire tour process from shoot to production to hosting. They even send my customers weekly stats. As a provider with RTV they often send me leads and direct jobs through their 32 national partnerships they have under contract.

My company produces nearly a thousand virtual tours annually, and I could not do it as efficiently any other way. There are other virtual tour building software companies, hosting companies, panoramic stitching software companies, equipment companies, and it is possible to spend a lot of time and money putting together your own system that works.

But you won’t find a single system that works for you like RTV does. You won’t find a system built from the ground up specifically for Real Estate photography and business virtual tours. You really can’t do any better if your in the business and depend on quality AND quantity with a fast turnaround for your customers. Is there room for improvement in their system? Yes. They aren’t a huge corporation with an unlimited budget. But they listen to the needs of their customers, prioritize their upgrades, and always surprise me with new and improved services.  I can’t wait until the new RealTour Fusion system comes out any day now!!
MylesBW

Tally Tours Inc
Tallahassee Virtual Tours
www.TallyTours.com
Order a Virtual Tour (850) 491-3909

Myles produces all of the final products and virtual tours for Tally Tours.  He turns Aaron’s photos into virtual tours, photo tours, and digitally enhanced still photos.

Myles started Tally Tours in 2005. He is a professional photographer with a degree in Digital Media Production from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.

Myles worked in television and film production from 2002 – 2004.  His credits include working with Good Morning America, VH1, various national television commercials, and many large TV & film productions such as MTV’s Making the Band, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village.

Myles began producing Virtual Tours and photography for real estate in Philadelphia before moving to Tallahassee with his girlfriend who has since completed her graduate degree in Classical Archeology from FSU.


The Drive to 1000 Tours

So far our local virtual tour company, “Perfect Images” has done 500 virtual tours. We’ve done tours for 80 realtors and over 35 real estate companies, some commercial business too. Does this make us experts on Virtual Tours? I believe it does. I remember the days when our first virtual tours would take us about two to three hours to finish. Of course, it did not take us long to bring this time down to one hour or less. I am talking about the whole process.

Taking the pictures takes approximately 30 minutes and the stitching process another 30 minutes or less. You know, that what’s so great about working with a virtual tour software company like Real Tour Vision. The process is simple and fast. Their customer service is outstanding, and for that reason we can guarantee our customers the links the same day of the photo shoot! Isn’t that incredible?

It’s amazing the horror stories I here about other virtual tour companies. Some take a whole week to send the links out and some just don’t do it at all.

Real Tour Vision is an example of what a virtual tour company should be, outstanding customer service and a pioneer in technology. I see myself and my company being a part of Real Tour Vision for a very long time.  Great Job Real Tour Vision!

Claudia Jaramillo
Perfect Images
www.360perfectimages.com

Vero Beach Virtual Tours

Ivan Herrera & Claudia Jaramillo
Vero Beach Virtual Tours

Call us today – 772-559-2364


More Secrets from The Traveler’s Gift

The book The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrew is about Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success and I am reflecting on how these decisions apply to our virtual tour business. I wrote earlier about the first Decision – “The buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future.”  The next three decisions are somewhat interrelated as they are all about our actions.

The second Decision of the book came from King Solomon and was “I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others”.  It seems strange that the man who is considered the wisest man ever would advise the traveler to seek wisdom.  But there is truth in the idea that the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.  Our virtual tour technology provider, RTV, Inc. has a national conference that we will be attending in May.  I will be teaching other virtual tour providers about how to market their virtual tour business but the real reason we are attending is to learn from other virtual tour providers about their best practices.  Even after almost 15 years as a professional photographer, Greg is always open to learn better ways of improving his skills and systems as a photographer.

The third Decision of the book is “I am a person of action. I seize this moment. I choose now.”  This decision was shared by a Civil War colonel at a critical time in the war.  Given the choice to surrender or charge, the colonel gave the order to charge and in doing so changed the outcome of the war.

Quitting is often a temptation but as the colonel in the book said, “When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act.”  Most of us will never face a physical battlefield but we must make this same decision on a daily basis in the battlefields of our minds.  Armed with this simple philosophy, we can usually win our battle at least for the day.

I have found a way to work my way through a quagmire is often not to focus on the big picture but instead to break my actions down into manageable pieces.  I have a goal of making at least 100 contacts every week and that number can be overwhelming so when faced with the temptation to take a break or quit before the end of the day, I force myself to make 5 more calls.  Usually, the 5 turns into 10 and the 10 turns into 20 but by deciding to do SOMETHING, I am often able to get over the hump.

The fourth Decision, “I have a decided heart. My destiny is assured” was shared with the traveler by Christopher Columbus during his journey to find the New World.  Armed with little other than a dream, Columbus was passionate about his vision of an undiscovered land.  This passion allowed him to push on despite months of travel with no land in sight…and despite the fact that almost everyone thought he was crazy to try.

Having your own business requires just this sort of determination – especially the sales part.  Like I said earlier, I know that when I am calling for a new area, I need to make about 100 calls in order to book two or three tours.  What that means is that I am going to get no one on the phone or get told NO about 97 times a week.   I got an email last week from a business that said they were interested in doing a tour but needed to pass for now.  I exclaimed my disappointment and Greg said, “I think sometimes you think everybody that shows any interest is a Yes”.

I realized at that minute that there’s a reason that he’s the photographer and technical guy and I’m the salesman.  He’s right…I absolutely believe that everybody that I talk to would benefit from what I am selling because before I call, I have researched their websites to see if a virtual tour would be a good addition to their marketing efforts.  I know the value and quality of our tours so I am absolutely flabbergasted every time someone tells me “No”.  If I did not think that way, I would become overwhelmed by the 97 No’s I get and I would want to quit making the calls.
But like Columbus, even though I may not see dry land, I have a clear vision of where I am going and I know without a doubt that if I put in the hours on the phones, the results and my destiny are guaranteed.  There are many things you can’t control when you own your own business but you ARE in control of your actions and your attitude.

Greg and Paige Mitts
Quincy Illinois Virtual Tours
http://www.VisionQuestVirtualTours.com
Order a virtual tour: 404-863-9769