How it all Started – RealVision History

This all started about about 34 years ago. At age 16 I was photographing weddings and already doing portrait photography. I had a love of photography that stemmed from my Grandfather. He was not a professional but he also had the same passion. I worked in Allen Brooks Studio in Westland, Michigan for many years as a portrait and, wedding  and commercial photographer. In the early 90’s I was burned out and decided to make a career change. I decided that I would work in the computer field and worked as the lead Technician for Michigan Mulitple Listing Service now known as MIRealSource. In 1997 I met the love of my life Joy and we were married in 1998. Joy also share my same passion for photography and computers. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with degrees in business and computers. Joy was working for JC Penny as a manger and was not happy. I told Joy that we should start a web design company.  From there Web Wizard Creations we born.

Joy started the web design company in 1999 and that’s when things really started to change. Joy was working very hard and building the new business. In 2001 I decided that it was time for me to focus on our future and continue building our business. I left the MLS came to work with Joy.  To this day she always reminds me that I work for her (smile). When I was working at the MLS virtual tours where just staring to come out. I thought that they where pretty cool and would make a great marketing piece. I immediately know that I had a passion for virtual tours and as a professional photographer I knew the quality of the tours I was seeing was horrible. I started doing research and I found a virtual tour software company here in northern Michigan called Real Tour Vision (RTV) they had the process for doing virtual tours that I liked and they looked great. At that time we where doing web design for real estate agents and resorts, both of which could benefit from virtual tour technology. In 2001 Joy and I decided that we would make the investment and start offering virtual tours. Real Vision Studio, a Metro Detroit virtual tour company was born.

After a very short time the virtual tour company took off and we found we had made the right decision. We where shooting virtual tours all over Michigan and also traveling across the US for larger accounts. Also we discovered the benefits of being a part of the worlds largest virtual tour network that spans into 50 countries and with over 2000 photographers offering  360 tour technology. No matter where the job was located we had the network to get the job done.

Present day, we have two very unique companies to help anyone with online marketing. Web Wizard Creations  and Real Vision Studio. With our years of experience in photography, web design, and digital marketing we know how important online presence is and we help build stronger brands every day.

Remember that everything is all about perception. More people today use the Internet when making decisions that affect their life from buying a home to going on vacation, so make sure your web site has everything they need to make an educated decision about you!

Michael & Joyce Thompson
Real Vision Studio
Southeast Michigan Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour today: 734-727-2276