Our Northern Illinois Drone Service has been in business for about 6 months now. We recently joined the RTV Team after about 3 months of discussion. The delay was due to the fact that we are very focused on the commercial market in the Northern Illinois market. Although we do a lot of real estate photography and video, our target market is helping business market their establishments via ‘new perspectives’. Our services include general Photography, 3D Virtual Tours, Floor Plans, Drone Aerial Imagery, and Website Development.
Most recently we add ‘Interactive Mapping’ to our service listing, whereby we provide an interactive map (either Google or image) and provide links to photos, videos, virtual tours, web pages, etc. We are currently developing these maps for cities, resorts, amusement parks, and stadiums. We had developed our own platform to compile different elements for our clients, however there are certain applications where the RTV virtual tour software platform performs perfectly.
Summer is here and from our end it looks like everyone’s virtual tour numbers are UP UP AND AWAY! This is great and so many of you out there are shifting gears and bringing on new 1099 photographers, aerial drone pilots, and back-end helpers to keep your production lines rolling and virtual tour company humming along.
This month we bring you two new pieces that we feel will help you tremendously on that side of your business. The first piece is a Non-Solicit / Non-Compete document that you can feel free to use. What we like about this document is that is never ends so you don’t have to broach the subject more than once with your 1099 employee. The contract renews every time you pay them for one year from that date. It’s also more binding than a typical non-compete document since you must pay them a lump sum to agree to the agreement. This is available now as a stand-alone item in RPM!
Next up we have a step by step aerial drone delivery manual. We know that many of you have helpers and this document takes the BlueLaVaMedia drone delivery process and breaks it down step by step to help move the drone videos and still photos from Google Drive into Fusion and finally get delivered to the appropriate listing agent. We even include template emails that are pre-written for you based on different scenarios! This step-by-step manual was originally developed in 2017 and helped BlueLaVa deliver more than 200 aerial drone tours. It was recently updated and modified to accommodate the new Fusion media manager updates and bulk edit features. This will be a great manual to customize and make your own if you have staff that is helping you out during the busy season!
Enjoy the new pieces and feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have!
Login to RPM today https://www.RockPointeMarketing.com to download.
Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services
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.
Jason & Team RTV
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!
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!
Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools
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All 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.
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