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 $350 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.

Fusion 2.0 is Coming Soon – RTV Virtual Tour Software

RTV is soon to launch the second version of our powerful Fusion virtual tour software system.  The new system will have the same look and feel, the same layouts, and the same features that you have come to love, but will be built on a stronger and even faster platform.

The newly improved system is being built with server to server efficiency, unlimited growth potential, and extreme stability in mind.  Any feature that is currently not working as perfectly as it was intended to during Phase One and Two of our launch, will be improved once the new system is taken live.  Since October of 2013, we have been working on laying these new pieces of Fusion into place. 

Once the new virtual tour system is fully integrated, RTV will begin coding Phase Three of our Fusion development plan. Get ready virtual tour providers!!  The current system has been unbelievably successful. This Summer we have seen our customers literally double or triple their virtual tour and photography business using the Fusion platform.   We feel confident that the new system will deliver the same results, and insure sustainable growth for thousands of virtual tour providers and professional photographers worldwide.  

Phase Three of our development plan will include several new features, new templates and layouts to choose from, improved workflow, and the implementation of several new ideas and suggestions that we have acquired from our top producing virtual tour providers during private webinar sessions held throughout the long winter.

Since 1999 RTV has released five versions of our virtual tour software. We’ve brought on and trained thousands of professional photographers.  We continue to add new national accounts to feed the network every month, and we’re showing no signs of slowing down.  As mentioned during our 2014 Virtual Tour Provider Convention, we have incredible ‘momentum’ right now. RTV has always, and will continue to remain committed to you, our loyal followers, to keep our virtual tour technology at the forefront of the industry. We will never slow down.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our brand. 

Login to your Fusion account today and create the world’s finest interactive virtual media presentations –


Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687 

The IMAGE 52 – RTV 2014 Convention Recap

If you missed the 2014 RTV Virtual Tour Provider Convention this year make sure you attend this webinar! The theme for the 2014 RTV Convention was MOMENTUM and let me tell you that is exactly what we experienced.

Jason LaVanture, Vice President of RTV, Inc. and the MOMENTUM behind RTV, shared information about all the new up and coming opportunities for RTV virtual tour providers with new National Photography Service Accounts.

We will recap this information to make sure that you have the 411 on all the great new opportunities that will be available to you as an RTV Tour Provider.The RTV Convention offers classes focused exclusively on the Virtual Tour industry to help you with training you can’t get anywhere else on topics that will help you grow your virtual tour business.

Some of the classes this year presented some additional services you could use to increase your revenue. It is these additional services that we will focus on for the remainder of this webinar. For each of these additional services that were presented at the convention we will cover best practices for adding these services, tips and tricks to save you time and/or money, and how to be efficient with these additional services.

The bottom line is we will give you the information you need to plan ahead for new business opportunities from RTV and additional services that will help you make more money with your virtual tour business.

Join me, Ben Knorr, your IMAGE webinar host, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the IMAGE 53 – Convention Recap. You won’t want to miss it!

Register Now –

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training 

Big Things To Come From RTV!

Good afternoon team RTV! We at RTV virtual tour software company sincerely hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far.  By the looks of the vast amounts of virtual tour productions coming through the system we know you’re all certainly very busy. While it has been awhile since our last update to you, please rest assured that we’ve been very busy on several fronts. 

Since the 2014 virtual tour provider convention in April, we’ve been reorganizing, staffing up, moving into a larger office location, starting to wrap up the reprogramming of the Fusion system, and finally, we’ve been getting things ramped up to take RTV to the next level.

Over the next two weeks we will be sending you a series of important messages regarding the important updates and changes we’ve been making.  We HIGHLY recommend that you read these messages as they come in, as they will contain several months’ worth of important updates.

Please be on the lookout for updates on the following topics:

•    RTV appoints new Photography Director, Elizabeth Tiffany

•    Introducing New RTV team members

•    RTV wins 500+ Hotel Tour Track contract

•    Fusion 2.0 system rewrite to be deployed late August early September

•    RTV implements new Tour Track photography standards

•    RTV working with Google to help photograph several thousand hotels

•    New Tour Track guidelines and policies

•    RTV to launch ‘Upper Tier’ Tour Track program

•    2014 Virtual Tour Provider Convention Recap & 2015 Orlando Convention

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our product line!  Again please stay tuned for these updates as they begin hitting your inbox early next week.



Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687 

How to Take Great Panoramic Shots

Panoramic images can really enhance your still photo tours or interactive virtual tours—and of course, the better the shot, the better the finished virtual tour. There are actually several ways you can take panoramic pictures. You may have the RTV virtual tour software system with Panohead and photo stitching software, you may have a camera with panoramic mode, or a ball attachment that lets you take 360-degree shots.

Whatever type of camera or method you use, here’s how to take terrific panoramic shots. You’ll need a tripod, a camera with panoramic mode or manual mode, and a regular (not wide-angle) lens—since wide angles create distortion at the edges of a photo.

Choose a time and place without motion
For the best results with panoramic photos, take pictures of the property or business at a time when there isn’t likely to be a lot of motion. Moving people, cars, and even trees blowing in the wind can be problematic for panoramic images, because movement creates blurring and places objects in different spots for subsequent pictures.

Setting up for the job
Use a level surface to mount your tripod, which should be sturdy enough so that it won’t be bumped or moved by the wind, or by you as you’re photographing. If you’re in deep carpet take care not to step too close to the tripod legs. Begin taking your photos from left to right if you’re using a panohead and if you’re using an internal stitcher in your camera be sure to set the camera to panoramic mode. 

Once the camera is positioned, use a leveling tool to ensure that it’s perfectly horizontal. You can use an actual level, or download a free level app for your smartphone.

Taking the pictures
Snap the first shot from the camera’s position, and then move the camera smoothly to the next part of the scene using the tripod handle or panohead. Take care to avoid bumping or jostling the camera or tripod. If you are using panoramic mode on your camera be sure to go slowly and take pictures with some overlap between each shot. This not only keeps you from leaving out part of the scene, but also helps to prevent the distortion that can occur around the edges of the photos. If you’re not using a rotator or panohead, begin each new shot with about 1/3 of the previous scene included.  If you are using a panohead simply take one photo at every click of the head to assure perfect accuracy. 

Completing your panoramic image
With panoramic mode, you won’t need to make any more adjustments—but you may want to take a second or third series of shots, so you can choose the best group for use in your virtual tour.
For regular images, you’ll need a software program that lets you stitch them together in a panorama, such as RTV’s Fusion HD+ or FusionMax X3. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more about this powerful virtual tour creation software.

Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687