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Earn a Spare $30,000 Per Year With Virtual Staging

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If taking your photography to the next financial bracket sounds good to you, this blog is for you!

I know this is a crazy busy time for RE photographers. That is why this is the perfect time to delve into the new virtual home staging platform RTV has implemented.

In my market about 20% of my virtual tour shoots are for vacant homes. Another 10% are new homes models or specs. Another way to look at it is that there is potential to double my photography income 30% of the time. I shoot about 40 homes per month… so when I virtually stage a home, I stage an average of five pictures at $75 each. I can use an extra $375 on top of my photography fee.

I also like being the vehicle that helps home owners get their property sold faster! On the last RTV webinar we talked about how being a one-stop shop is a sure-fire way to grow your virtual tour business while helping others. RTV’s platform is filled with amazing property marketing services such as Virtual Home Staging designed to help you create customers for life while increasing your income.

So what is the best way to close the virtual staging sale? Agents know the key to showings is quality staging and MLS photos. As a photographer you will have either direct access to the broker or home owner. Most reputable agents have already done their best to coach sellers on staging while some provide minimal staging. Some sellers just don’t have the money for traditional staging, but still need quality marketing for their pictures.

So in a nutshell I always am prepared when shooting vacant homes. While I don’t shoot tethered as often as I used to, I will when shooting a vacant home so that I can hand my iPad to the seller or broker. They see the vacant rooms that I am shooting. So a bit into the shoot I will show them a listing with before and after pics that have been virtually staged. Then I remind them where it is syndicated to and that the cost is about 1/10 the cost of traditional staging.

Using this marketing approach with the larger iPad and showing them the difference in activity to the tour for a virtually staged home results in a closing ratio of over 50% for staging orders. Then it’s about 2 hours extra to stage the pictures ($200 per hour definitely fits in my pay scale).

So now that you know how easy it is to book virtual staging gigs, make sure you sign up to try it out here:


Thank you for your time!




RTV Staging Team

The FORMULA 74- The “Perfect” Single Property Website

Single Property Websites

Are you looking to make a little more scratch on each virtual tour?  How about making a little more and gaining a LOT of exposure at the same time for your virtual tour business?  We’ve all talked about the benefits of the PanoRider before and most of you know how great a single property website looks both on a sign AND when that traffic report comes in.  Well team I would like you to meet Chris Crummitt of Picture Perfect, LLC.  Chris has been a part of our team now for quite some time now and she shoots over a hundred homes a month and each one gets one of her single property websites and sign rider.

RTV has already turned down five people now in the Frederick, MD area who are DYING to use the Fusion virtual tour system and get a piece of the action that she’s dominating.

Please join us on July 7th at 7:00 PM Eastern while Chris and I chat about the value of a single property website when combined with the effective marketing power of the sign rider.    Are you an aggressive marketer looking to book more shoots and advertise basically for free all over town?  Come to this show and we’ll show you how Chris and her team have turned up the heat by making use of the “Perfect” single property website.  Check one out before the show –

See you there RTV! Register now in your RTV Virtual Tour Manager!



RTV, Inc
Order a Virtual Tour & Single Property Website today – 866-946-8687

New From RPM Marketing – The Best Photos in Town!

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This month we celebrate the start of Summer by letting all of your customers know whose got the very best photos in town – that’s YOU!  Use this artistic double sided flyer to show off your amazing photography skills, announce your most popular virtual tour and photo packages, and we’ve even left some room here for a few of your very best customer testimonials.

The piece is able to be completed by you within twenty to thirty minutes and allows you to bring the very best of your website and powerful add-ons directly to the office or a tradeshow.

This piece was created using Microsoft Office, is quite customizable and can be completed by you within twenty to thirty minutes.  This flyer allows you to bring the very best of your website and powerful add-ons directly to the office or a tradeshow.  We encourage you to swap out the images with your own, adjust the text, colors, customize your service offerings and finally add in some of your own client testimonials.  This virtual tour company marketing piece makes a great office drop off and is even light enough to email out to prospects.  Enjoy the new marketing piece team!!

Login to now to download and customize.


Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Services

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687

The IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger


The IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger
Tuesday, June 16th – at 7:00 PM Eastern

As a photographer shooting virtual tours, it always helps to have the right tools.  The gadgets that help us work more efficiently and make it easier to capture the right images helps us add more profit to our bottom line.

As a follow up to our last IMAGE webinar we will be walking through how to use the CamRanger.  There were many photographers that expressed interest in how the CamRanger works and how it can help them complete their shoots more efficiently increasing their profit. I will answer those questions and more by giving you a first-hand look at how the CamRanger works.

During the IMAGE webinar I will also be giving away TWO FREE TOUR CREDITS.  You have to be present and participate to win.

Join me, Ben Knorr, your IMAGE webinar host, on June 16, 2015 at 7pm Eastern for the IMAGE 57 – The Lone CamRanger.  You won’t want to miss it!

Register now in your RTV Virtual Tour Manager!


Best Regards,

Ben Knorr

RTV Virtual Tour Software

Order a virtual tour today – 866-946-8687

Virtual Tour Business Insurance

As a virtual tour builder, you need to protect yourself and your business with General Liability Insurance.

What would happen if you accidentally knocked over an expensive Ming Dynasty Vase while setting up your camera and tripod? Are you aware that you would be held responsible and would need to pay for the damage?

What if the homeowner or sales agent that hired you to do a virtual tour made false accusations about you or your business? Defense costs alone could cost you thousands of dollars.

You can not afford to be without liability insurance for your business.

Furthermore, proof of insurance is a requirement prior to becoming eligible for work with certain national Tour Track accounts and our new T4 program.

Your insurance policy should include at least the following:

(a)        Comprehensive general liability insurance (with minimum coverage amounts of US$1,000,000 each occurrence bodily injury and property damage combined); and

(b)        Automobile insurance (with at least the minimum coverage amounts required by applicable law for both collision and liability); and

(c)        Any other insurance coverage required under applicable law.

As a Real Tour Vision Virtual Tour Builder, a $1,000,000 General Liability Insurance policy is available to you for $315 per year. The policy is subject to a $500 property damage deductible and subject to all other policy terms and conditions.

Simply answer the questions below to see if you quality for this fantastic offer:

  1. Are your annual sales/receipts estimated under $200,000/year?
  2. Is your business located within the United States?
  3. Are you a US citizen?
  4. You are not currently in bankruptcy—is this correct?
  5. Do you have two or less employees?

If you answered, “YES” to the above questions, you are eligible for your own $1,000,000 General Liability Insurance Policy.

RTV, Inc. has reached an agreement with C&M Insurance Services, Inc. so that C&M Insurance will provide general liability insurance policies to the RTV Full Service provider Network. By leveraging the buying power of our large RTV provider Network, C&M Insurance is able to offer this general liability policy at an unbeatable price.

NOTE: RTV, Inc. is not affiliated with C&M Insurance Services and is not affiliated with the sale of this insurance. RTV providers will make their insurance purchases directly from C&M Insurance Services, Inc.

The first step to take advantage of this $1,000,000 General Liability Insurance Policy offer is to contact C&M Insurance Services, Inc at (231) 946-8300.

A representative from C&M Insurance Services, Inc. will assist you and answer any further questions that you may have. Credit cards or checks are accepted as payment.

Check payments may be mailed to:

C&M Insurance Services, Inc.
Attn: RTV provider Program
206 Munson Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Or email:

Sandi Sauer

If you would like to receive more information about other insurance policies available to you (such as property coverage for your office and/or equipment) feel free to contact C&M Insurance by email at: or by phone at (231) 946-8300.