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Lots of RTV System Updates & Happy Memorial Day!

Hello everyone and happy Memorial Day to you all! I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some very slick virtual tour software updates that have taken place over the last month that will help you save a lot of time on the tour creation process as well as greatly enhance your productions.

  • Log into your RTV tour manager today and take advantage of the following enhancements:
    New “Latest Changes” log that will keep you up to speed on our development process and updates!
  • 100 brand new music tracks all royalty free and purchased by RTV for you to use in your tour productions. These tracks are FRESH!
  • Single Property Website registration through RTV is now private, and your information is no longer sent to GoDaddy to register the domain name. Say goodbye to unwanted phone calls and emails!
  • All image, video and panorama uploads now take place in our new Media Manager section of the TMS. We have added an AutoName feature too that automatically names all of your images for you. You will also fall in love with our new Bulk Edit feature that allows you to set all of your Ken Burns transitions for you at once. The new media manager also allows you to upload, name and organize all of your media while your it is uploading too to our servers.

Some very big time savers here team and we hope you appreciate everything that we are doing to make sure that you stand out in your marketplace, look your best and have more free time in your life.

Enjoy the updates everyone and get ready for a battery of virtual tour player updates coming your way over the next five to ten days. You’re going to love what we have coming your way.

Have a safe holiday everyone and thank you all so much for your dedication to RTV and brand.

Sincerely,

Jason & Team RTV


New From RPM Marketing – Professional Photographer & Tour Provider Facebook Ad

Great news from RPM at www.RockPointeMarketing.com team! We are proud to announce our first ever Facebook Ad! This very sleek five images Facebook carousel banner ad comes just in time for a Spring marketing push for your virtual tour company. Show all of the listing agents in your area what a great photographer you are and all of the powerful property marketing tools that your company offers with your photography packages. Stand out from the photographers out there just shooting and delivering with this sleek and elegant looking facebook ad!

virtual tour provider facebook ad

As with all of our modern RPM marketing pieces, you will need Photoshop to edit this marketing piece. Please feel free to update the graphics with your own photos or feel free to use the ones provided courtesy of team BlueLaVaMedia! We left nothing out on this marketing piece either as ALL of the tiles are pre-written and we even include ready to go text for you to place under each tile as you set up your ad campaign.

To download this new marketing piece log into your RockPointMarketing account. If you need any help setting up the ad please feel free to reach out to Jason Stringham at RTV. We are here to help! If you have suggestions for more marketing pieces please drop us a line at marketing(at)realtourvision.com We love suggestions!

Enjoy the new marketing piece team!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software  & Powerful Property Marketing Tools

Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


Always Hire a Professional Real Estate Photographer!

professional-real-estate-photographyAll too often I see properties listed with pictures that were either taken from a cheap camera or, heaven forbid, a cell phone. I can not stress how incredibly important it is when selling your home to have professional photography. Whether you are listing it For Sale By Owner or with an agent make sure you get professional real estate photography. If you choose to list your house with a real estate agent you should require them to hire a professional photographer that specializes in real estate photography. I would even go as for to say that if your agent is not willing to take on that marketing cost for you it’s time for you to interview a different agent to assist you in selling your home. It’s not 1999 anymore and over the last dozen or so years it has been statistically proven without a doubt that professional real estate photos not only make homes sell faster, but for more money too. Try googling it for yourself and do three minutes of homework here. Try searching for “Professional Real Estate Photography Statistics” It is such a popular search phrase that Google will likely finish it off for you. After only three to five minutes of reading you will see some hard-hitting statistics that have been put out by companies like Redfin, Zillow, Realtor.com and more. The facts are the facts here.

The two key components to successfully selling a home is Pricing and Marketing. Pricing is first for a reason, no matter how good the pictures are if it is overpriced you WILL sit on it and end up taking less for the property than if you had priced it right. Moreover, when marketing your home, you have to have top-notch real estate photography as this will be every potential buyer’s first impression of the house and quite often be the deciding factor on whether they will set up a showing.

Now with all that being said I always hire a professional Traverse City real estate photography team for all my listings. The team over at BlueLaVaMedia does a superb job for not only myself but just about every agent in our office. Just for clarification, I pay for all of my listings photography, drone shoots, virtual tours and interactive media out of my pocket, and this is a cost I absorb even if for some reason your home does not sell.

To wrap things up if you are in the market for a new home or need to sell yours, please feel free to reach out to me. All of my contact information can be found on my Traverse City Real Estate Website. If you liked my article and found my real estate photography statistics useful please be sure to come on over and sign up for more of my articles in my Traverse City Realtor Blog.

Thanks!

Dereck Dykes
Century 21 Northland
Traverse City Real Estate Agent
231-714-0627


The IMAGE 60 – Tour Track 2018

National Photography ServiceDo you have what it takes to shoot a high end assisted care center, a five-star hotel or an entire apartment complex? Are your friends, family and customers wooing over your photos and drone videos? Do you have your 107 drone certification with the FAA and are ready to monetize that by aligning yourself with a national drone service company? Are you a good communicator that can follow instructions? If you said yes to several of these, you are likely a perfect match for Real Tour Vision’s Tour Track team. Tour Track is a national photography service.

Those of you that are already on the team are likely to have already seen the increased chatter regarding RTV’s national accounts. You have also been receiving more jobs over the last couple of years than ever before from RTV. With a larger Tour Track sales staff here at our global headquarters, we have been securing an increasing number of national accounts. Nearly two thousand jobs were completed last year, and RTV’s job payouts remain some of the highest among Google Certified Photography Agencies. We are not only securing more accounts and teeing up more jobs for our Tour Track team, but we’re also once again taking strides to make the shoot and deliver process even easier for you. This year we are pleased to announce that we have brought on scheduling support for your Tour Track jobs which makes the job completion process SO MUCH EASIER!

We will be discussing all this and more on our up and coming Tour Track 2018 webinar. Please join Jason Stringham, Beth Nixon and Bobbi Jo Lawrence on Tuesday February 27th at 7:00 PM Eastern for a full one-hour discussion on what’s new with Google photos shoots, RTV’s T4 program and up and coming Tour Track shoots and processes. See you there team!

Those of you that are new to Real Tour Vision and our Tour Track program please visit our Tour Track Orientation page prior to the show – http://www.realtourvision.com/tour-track-info-orientation.html

 

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7447741410847624707

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Hotel Photography & Professional Virtual Tours

866-947-8687

 


The FORMULA 83- Become a Virtual Staging Expert

Virtual Staging WebinarMaybe you’ve heard of virtual staging on the real estate photography boards and thought it was something you should add to your virtual tour business. Perhaps you have not started offering this yet because you simply don’t have time in your busy schedule to learn a new piece of software. Whatever the reason the time to get started with Virtual Staging is now and we are pleased to offer a one hour virtual staging training webinar on Tuesday February 20th at 7:00 PM Eastern. Please join us on the live event and learn how to become a virtual staging expert!

REGISTER NOW – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8668201516552871682

We will have guest speaker Julie Carpenter joining us on the show. Julie has staged several hundred photos over the past several years using Real Tour Vision’s virtual staging software system! She will be showing some insider tips and tricks that are sure to save you time and make the training process very easy on new up and coming virtual stagers. Additionally, she will be going through the virtual staging process from start to finish for those who are new to virtual staging.

Before attending the show please make sure you have already setup a virtual staging software account – https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/signup

Whether you are new to virtual staging or you have staged dozens of homes we are confident that you will learn something on this show.

Click the link above to register for the live event and we look forward to seeing you there!

RTV, Inc

www.RealTourVision.com

Virtual Tours & Virtual House Staging

Order a virtual tour- 866-947-8687