Meet Jason LaVanture! Jason finished college in 1999 with a degree, a private pilot’s license, and a burning desire to make a difference in the world. He saw the need for a greener home shopping experience, as well as digital marketing partners for real estate agents, so Jason began developing the RTV virtual tour software system. Several months into his endeavor he met Doug Knorr, owner of Knorr Marketing, a Traverse City ad agency and web development company.
Present day, Jason is the Vice President of RTV, Inc which maintains the largest network of independent virtual reality photographers in the world. RTV has sold several thousand of their virtual tour software kits, has created over two thousand jobs in the USA, and RTV’s virtual tour photographers service over sixty thousand real estate agents worldwide.
In late 2008 Jason was challenged to “walk the talk” and start up an RTV providership of his own in the small town of Traverse City. He accepted the challenge and BlueLaVaMedia came to fruition to become the area’s largest Traverse City Real Estate Photography service. BlueLaVa is presently amongst the top fifty RTV providerships in the world and since 2007 has already published over 7000 virtual tours. Jason takes the vast information that he learns from running his own successful RTV providership and hosts a talk show for his virtual tour photographers twice a month called The FORMULA so he can share the secrets of success with the network of providers.
Jason brings over 20 years of internet savvy and expertise to the table and wears many hats at RTV including sales, marketing, product development, and head money spender. Jason loves assisting his virtual tour photographers and making the RTV network the strongest network of independent photographers in the world.
Jason is happily married to his lovely wife Heather. They have a beautiful son named Emerson who has become the center of their life.