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New Fusion Agent Training Video

There are many of you that use RTV’s Private Labeled Login feature with your virtual tour photography customers so they can login, make price changes, create flyers, manage virtual tours, place new orders and more.  This increased use of our private labeled login feature has been stirring up several inquiries for RTV to provide a training video for YOUR customers.  A video that is created in such a way that it provides quality training without driving any attention away from your brand.  

We’re pleased to announce that we have created just such a training tool for you to use with your customers.  You may embed the video onto your website, or if you prefer you can download the video from this page and upload it to your own YouTube account for embedding.   

Thank you all for your continued support and we hope this video helps you make your job easier!

Fusion Agent Training Video

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Property Marketing Tools

866-947-8687

Google Street View | Trusted and RTV Tour Track Update Webinar To Be Held July 19th, 2016

google-trusted-agencyThe old saying “The only thing constant is change” applies to many things and the Google Street View | Trusted program is certainly one of them. The Google Street View | Trusted program was started in April of 2010, in an effort to bring local businesses more attention in search engine results and increase the high-quality content that is served up in search content. Since that time Google has continually redefined the program including who can become a trusted photographer, what the final product will look like, and how it can be viewed. With each new announcement, photographers and the businesses they serve, are left to interpret what the changes mean, and do they increase or decrease the value of the final virtual tour product.

RTV became a Google Trusted Agency in 2014 and added Google’s walkthrough style tours to the services we offer to businesses across the country. In a short year and a half, many virtual tour providers within the RTV network took the initiative to become T4 Certified, which enabled them to shoot Google style tours for RTV, as well as allowing them to sell Google tours in their local area. Hundreds of Google-style virtual tours have been completed for our national clients, in addition to the high-quality professional photography and interactive virtual tours that have been the mainstay of our Tour Track professional photography service for years. 

On July 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm est, Shawn Roach and Jay Stringham will be hosting an informational Tour Track national photography service webinar, covering the most recent changes to the Google Street View | Trusted program and how RTV as a company will proceed with the program in the future. If you are a veteran Tour Track photographer, a recent newcomer, or an RTV photographer who is considering shooting Tour Track jobs this year, we encourage you to join us. You can register for this webinar through your Fusion dashboard. We look forward to seeing you there. 

If you would like to order professional photography or a virtual tour please contact us for pricing and additional information. Our network of photographers spans across the US and Canada allowing us to deliver the high-quality imagery you need quickly and efficiently.

If you are a photographer who is interested in offering virtual tours as a part of your business, we encourage you to start a free no-obligation trial account today.

Aerial Drone Agent Listing Presentation

How are you marketing your new aerial drone service? Have you ever thought of giving your customers printable inserts for their listing presentations? We have taken our ‘Section 333 FAA Approved’ piece and reworked the text on it so you can GIVE it to your customers to add to their listing presentations.

Simply swap out your info and you’re ready to go. You can print and hand out to your best virtual tour customers or better yet you can give them a link and let them do the printing on their side. Upload to your website and share the link that way, or simply use a third party service such as HighTail or DropBox to distribute the large printable flyer to your clients for printing.

Watch your aerial drone sales soar as your customers start adding your unique service into their listing presentations to gain an edge over the other agents not offering your drone service.

Login to your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account now and download this marketing piece. 

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687

How Can You Leverage Local Listings For Your Small Business

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If you run your own photography business, it is very likely that the term SEO means something to you. For small virtual tour businesses, visibility on the web is a big deal. If people aren’t able to find your website your chances of growing your business are greatly reduced. For this reason, search engine optimization is the lifeblood for healthy small businesses.

Google has led the charge for local businesses in search results. A few years back 7 out of 10 first page results were for national companies and 3 spots were left for the little guys. Google realized that if you were looking for something like tires, it was more likely that you were looking to purchase tires from a local store rather than read the website of a tire manufacturer. Since that time, the typical search will yield only 3 national results on the first page of search results. Google has also shown a tendency to push their local listings as well as other relevant business listing sites to the first page of search results.

Many of these online business listings will automatically pull in information about your business, but in order to leverage the full benefits, small businesses should claim the listings and manage the information that is presented.

On Tuesday, June 7th 2016 RTV will present Social Realty 15, and talk about how you as a small business owner can decide which local business listings you should claim, the best practices when it comes to claiming these local listings, and how you can offer local listing management as an additional service you provide your clients. Whether you are a new small business owner or a seasoned marketer, you will learn something valuable that you can immediately begin to apply to your repertoire.

We will also be discussing the popularity of the Google Street View | Trusted program and the importance of having photographers who are able to complete these types of shoots as a part of our national photography service.

RTV’s webinars are free for all virtual tour photographers in the RTV network as well as select guests. After the shows are live they are archived into Rockpointe Marketing. Rockpointe Marketing is a subscription based sales and marketing tool for RTV affiliated real estate photographers who are looking to grow their business. Members have access to past webinars that cover everything from photography techniques to gadgets, to marketing. In addition to the webinars, there are also customizable fliers that photographers can download, customize and print out to help raise awareness of their brand in their community, and more.

If you would like to join in the fun please register for Social Realty 15 in your RTV Virtual Tour Manager!

We hope to see you there RTV.

 

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

P.S. If you have a topic that you would like RTV to talk about in a webinar, or if you would like to host a webinar with a member of the RTV team, please contact jstring@realtourvision.com

New From RPM – Pro Photos VS Amatuer

Professional Photography Marketing PieceAs a professional photographer and virtual tour provider you know the value of photography. Even Realtor.com in recent years has published articles clearly showing statistics proving that professionally photographed homes sell quicker and for more money. The issue photographers face far too often is that unless agents and homeowners see professional  and amateur photos side by side, they don’t understand the difference. Many agents are under the impression that their cell phones and low cost point and shoot cameras are just as good as a professional camera in the hands of a professional photographer. It is up you the business owner, entrepreneur and professional photographer to convince them otherwise. The ability to effectively prove this point to multiple customers is too often the difference between a successful real estate photography business and a hobby that trickles in money here and there.

This month’s new RPM marketing piece addresses this issue head on With clear examples of professional quality photos and armature cell phone quality photos on the same piece, realtors will be able to see the difference and gain a new respect for the value that your photography service provides.

This marketing piece, available to RockPointe Marketing subscribers, is a printable, high-resolution double sided piece with examples of amateur and professional photos taken of the same property. It is presented in a Photoshop file allowing for complete customization to match your business’ colors and branding. This piece uses proper 1/8th inch bleed areas to allow printing to the edges, for a more professional looking flier.

If you are not currently a RockPointe Marketing member and would like to learn more please visit http://rockpointemarketing.com/ . As a paid subscriber you will have access to tons of useful information including many webinars covering a multitude of topics, customizable marketing pieces and much more.

Visit www.RockPointeMarketing.com today to watch past webinars and download this new piece!

Thanks for your support!

 

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

Virtual Tours & Property Marketing Tools

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687