What Can You Tell me About RTV?

Dear Sharon,

I’m considering starting up a virtual tour business.  What can you tell me about RTV?

Thanks for your reply,

Randy

Hi Randy,

I started with RTV 3 years ago this spring.  I bought the 200 tour package because I knew I would use them eventually.  I was buying my second 200 tour package in about 8 months.  I think I’ve bought a couple more 200 pkgs since then, not sure how many exactly.  It’s a lot easier now because you don’t have to purchase that many to get the $10.00 rate.  In fact after you do 120 tours you don’t have to purchase tours in bundles at all.  As far as the virtual tours go they are very well received by realtors because they are THAT MUCH BETTER than the competition especially now with the HD Full-screen capability.

When I was looking for a company to go with, I went online looking for a quality product.  RTV had what I wanted and so much more.  I never expected their support to be so awesome!  Believe me, in the beginning I was calling “support” every day, several times a day for help.  I’m sure they thought I would never last but I was determined to learn the virtual tour system and do the type of quality virtual tours I knew I could.  The learning process took about 2 weeks.  

Probably what impresses me the most is their loyalty.  I can’t count the times that Jason LaVanture has turned away interested people who wanted to start RTV virtual tour providerships in my area.  Jason would even call me if the person was wanting to start a providership anywhere in Missouri or Arkansas to make sure it wouldn’t be infringing on my territory.  I think the “loyalty” issue is one of the things I most respect and appreciate about RTV.  I was a provider for another virtual tour company before RTV and they did not show me that kind of loyalty which is the reason I went “shopping” for another virtual tour company in the first place (and took all my Springfield virtual tours and clients with me!)

Getting started . . .
I started part-time basically.  I had one “big-hitter” realtor and was doing all of her virtual tours on her high-end listings.  Other agents would see her virtual tours and want tours just like “Ethel’s”.  It just built from there.  I now have several “big-hitters” and lots of “little-hitters” and full-time work during most of the year.  In fact, my husband also helps with the virtual tour photography and my daughter-in-law helps with the stitching.  It may start out a little slow, Randy, but it will snowball if you hang in there.

In my market here in southwest Missouri, I have to be competitive with my pricing.  I only charge $75 for a basic tour, so, after the $10 I pay RTV for the tour hosting, I net $65 per tour.  I’m doing roughly 10-15 per week, so netting $650 to $975 per week.  In your market, you may have no problem netting $90-100 per virtual tour (maybe more).  Our selling season slows down considerably from November–February, then it takes off again.  At that time I’m lucky to have 2 tours a week.  Just being honest.

Please feel free to call me later this week if you have any other questions.  I wouldn’t hesitate too long though.  You definitely want to grab your territory while its available.  Going with RTV was the best decision I could have ever made!

Virtual Tour Company Testimonial written by:
Sharon Wasson
Springfield Virtual Tours