All of our 360 virtual tours are built using our proprietary virtual tour software. Our photo stitching technology has been refined over years and is sure to impress you, and your clients. Stay ahead of the competition by purchasing our virtual tour software, or hire a RTV approved virtual tour provider from our nationwide network.
When searching for a 360 virtual tour solution for your real estate needs, there are many factors to consider. Real estate agents should not use do-it-yourself solutions for residential listings unless the finished online 360 virtual tour makes them look professional. Virtual tours do more than market a home – they market the skill and savvy of the real estate agent representing that home!
Here are a few questions that you should ask every virtual tour provider or software company before ordering 360 virtual tours or software to create your own virtual tours. 360 Virtual Tour Questions
- What type of 360 tour do they provide? Make sure you understand the difference between an interactive flash virtual tour and flash slideshow with motion transition effects. Both types of products have merit depending on how you desire to market the home or use for your new virtual tour business.
- Is the final version of the 360 virtual tour interactive? How does the company define ‘interactive’? Make sure that the final product being created looks professional and has in-tour controls. Interactive tours combine the power of a 360 virtual tour with the ‘point-and-click’ functionality of the Internet. They have on tour ‘hot-spots’ that enable viewers to go from room to room without ever leaving the viewing area.
- What kind of virtual tour camera do they use? If they use a One Shot Lens or a fish-eye lens will the virtual tour software remove distortions in the tour (i.e. remove the fishbowl effect)? High-quality 360 virtual tours should not distort any feature of your properties.
- If not corrected, fish eye lenses cause counter-tops and walls to look rounded and windows will look bowed. When shopping around for 360 virtual tours, be sure to opt for companies that use a wide-angle lens. The wide angle lens captures more of the property without sacrificing quality.
- Do they have more than one virtual tour photographer? Face it, things go wrong and your time is limited. If they only have one photographer and that photographer gets sick or cannot make your appointment, make sure that the company can have an alternate photographer arrive at your scheduled appointment.
- Do they carry liability insurance with sufficient per occurrence and aggregate coverage? If a photographer were to cause unintended damage to the home during the shoot, you would not want to pay for any damages. 360 virtual tours require that equipment be carried into and out of residential homes. Many homes have very expensive vases, statues and even furniture that can get unintentionally damaged.
- Are they experienced? Find out right away if your virtual tour provider has experience. Although inexperienced companies will be very eager to sink their teeth into a job and will probably give you a very good ‘deal’, you do not want them ‘practicing’ on your dime. Make sure to get references or check out testimonials.
- Can they provide additional services such as videography, video production, professional CD development, or other marketing support? Some properties warrant additional services to enable you to compete with other real estate agents. If you are looking to list a high-end seller, be sure that you can offer additional high-end services.
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