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.
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.
RTV creates a custom banner for each real estate agent/owner.
Agent or Owner contact information as well as links to their E-mail and Web site.
The Agent or Owner photo can be added to further customize and market each virtual tour.
Instantly view more panoramic flash tours by visiting the virtual tour gallery.
Professionally voiced premium audio, with or without music, can be added to any tour.
Video – The Video button allows you to add a video clip to your virtual tour for enhancing the user’s experience with motion and sound.
Slide Show – The wonderful slideshow feature will showcase all of your snapshots within the 360 virtual tour in a flash slideshow presentation.
Email button allows viewers to email a link of the virtual tours to family and friends.
The Download button allows viewers to download the virtual tour as a program file for quick and easy distribution by CD, or other types of media.
The favorite’s button allows viewers to add the virtual tour to their favorites section of the web browser.
Custom printable flyers and floor plans can be included with every virtual tour, providing additional tour details.
Additional information about the city can be accessed from the tour.
Detailed information about local schools is included with every real estate virtual tour.
RTV automatically maps the location of each virtual tour for the convenience of the tour viewer.
Allows an overhead aerial or satellite view to be placed on every 360 virtual tour.
Mortgage Info – The mortgage info button allows you to calculate estimated mortgage information. The button can be redirected to your preferred mortgage vendor’s site as a lead generator.
The “Back/Next” button returns the viewers to the previous panoramic tour scene or takes them to the next one.
The virtual tour title is displayed in the upper left hand corner.
RTV makes navigating through 360 virtual tours very easy. Help is just a click away.
Each scene within the interactive flash tour is accessible with our drop down shortcut menu.
The right of the tour window is reserved for the agency logo.
Detailed MLS information is included with every virtual tour.
The RTV virtual tour window is larger than other companies, without compromising download speed. Images appear crisp and glossy, and window shots are not washed out.
RTV tours have Hot Spots that can be customized for each client. Hot Spots give the viewer information and a sense of direction within the 360 virtual tour of home
Navigation buttons give viewers control over turning left, right, up, down, and zoom in or out.
Each slide tells what room or scene the viewer is in, found in the top right corner.
Add a text based description of each scene within the virtual tour.
Use the Affiliates option to add marketing partner banners on the right hand side of the virtual tour. The more marketing partners that participate in the advertising, the more affordable the 360 virtual tours can become for the agent or owner.
The frame around the tour can be modified by using the Theme option where you can change the color/ pattern on every virtual tour allowing for a high level of customization.
Hit Counter – This secret button allows the real estate agent or the home seller to run virtual tour hit traffic reports anytime!