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Staging Kitchens With The RTV Virtual Staging Software

This week’s virtual staging tip deals with treating vacant kitchens. As a real estate virtual tour photographer, I will often make suggestions prior to the shoot to the home owner …..Continue Reading


The Lightroom Class From The 2015 Convention Series Is Now Available

Lightroom is one of the most powerful tools in a virtual tour photographer’s bag of tricks. The question is are you getting the most out of Lightroom? 

Beth Nixon, RTV’s Lead Digital Imaging Specialist taught this informative class at our 2015 virtual tour provider convention in Orlando, Florida. From the feedback, we have heard she did a great job. We can’t speak highly enough about Beth’s photo editing skills. Her title is well earned, and she is a wealth of knowledge.

We have recreated the class she taught at the virtual tour provider convention into this informative webinar available for all RTV RPM members. You will learn powerful ways to create collections and use keywords to help organize your files. She also shares her workflow as she works through the development module within Lightroom all the way to the finishing touches in Photoshop. There is something to learn from this class whether you are new to the Adobe photography suite or a long time user.

If you aren’t a RPM member yet we hope you will consider joining. There are countless hours of classes covering professional photography, virtual tour photography, post processing to marketing and much more. You will also have access to a large collection of virtual tour related marketing materials you are welcome to download and customize for your own virtual tour business.

As always we hope you enjoy this webinar. If you have suggestions for future classes or would be interested in co-hosting a show please let us know.  We’ll be posting the 2015 RTV Convention Green Screen class here real soon so make sure you’re on the lookout for that show!!

Finally, Please keep an eye out for our up and coming Tour Track 2016 webinar that we have teed up for next week.

Thank you again for all you do!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

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

 


New From RPM – Virtual Tour Affiliate Marketing Flier

This month’s Virtual Tour Marketing  piece was contributed by Mike Stolte a fellow RTV virtual tour provider from the Houston, TX market. Mike Stolte attended The FORMULA 75 and was …..Continue Reading


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RTV’s Tour Track national photography service had a banner 2015. We were able to assign hundreds of jobs to our photography network and 2016 is already off to a great start.

We are excited to announce there are some changes coming to how we will ask our photographers to complete and deliver their orders. Many of our photographers have already completed shoots using our new shoot & deliver method. If you haven’t received one of these jobs yet, your next order will likely be a bit different than how you have operated before.

Our aim is to provide a more consistent quality and look to our national clients. As you know, if you give 100 photographers a subject to shoot you will get 100 different results. The same is true for post processing methods. 

Our new photography workflow will not only help us achieve a consistent product, but it will save our photographers a lot of time in post processing. Our hope is that our photographers will have more time to spend working on their own photography businesses as well as spending time with family.  In many cases they will be receiving higher payments for less work as well!

More pay for less work? Sign me up!

On Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm we will be hosting a webinar to discuss all of the exciting new changes and what they mean to you. Whether you are a Tour Track veteran or have never picked up a photography job from RTV you will want to be sure to join us. You will learn how the new process works and if you haven’t been a part of Tour Track you will learn how you can be assigned paid photography assignments as well.

Be sure to sign up right away. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to sign up for our live webinar Tuesday, March 1st.


Editing a photo in post-production with virtual staging

As a real estate photographer in Albuquerque I sometimes shoot out of town up in the Sandia mountain range. This was a listing the agent had not seen before I …..Continue Reading


Loads of New Furniture Added to RTV Virtual Staging Software

The delivery truck has arrived and RTV’s Do-It-Yourself virtual house staging just got a very nice overhaul with a full load of new digitized furniture for you to use to “Virtually Stage” your rooms! DIY virtual staging technology is gaining traction in the real estate industry as broker’s look to technology to win listings. Furniture companies are beginning to make 3D samples on their sites. They generally show 3-4 views of a piece of furniture. Companies that have the software to sample and  complete the views can create a true 3D piece that can be rotated 360 degrees. Then lighting and shadows are added to give the furniture a realistic look.

What remains is the need for a platform that can straighten, calibrate rooms, position and rotate furniture within a picture. All this technical background on how virtual staging is just to give you a glimpse behind the scenes. Until recently the 3D models available on-line were limited sometimes to unrealistic looking furniture. That is all about to change!

Here at RTV, we will be adding 100’s of pieces of new digitized furniture over the next months to our powerful virtual staging software platform. We have already released many new pieces this week in several categories. Please let us know if there are specific categories or styles of furniture pieces that you would like to have added. As we are able to locate them from 3D online stores we will be adding them to the RTV Stager.

For those of you that don’t have your virtual staging account opened up yet, or if you have not visited the site in awhile please take a moment now to check it out today!

Go ahead and create your best staging job to submit here: https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/#houses

Happy Staging!

Jim
RTV Staging Team
866-947-8687

www.RealTourVision.com


Northern Kentucky Photographer Receives T4 Photography Certification

Christian Vetter is the definition of well rounded. He graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu Hawaii, traveled to Hong Kong, and toured Southeast Asia in pursuit of his passion. On …..Continue Reading


Traverse City Professional Photography Company Now Offering Green Screen Agent Video Introductions & More!

Attention BlueLaVaMedia fans and loyal customers: We are proud to announce our all new Green Screen Powered Agent Video Introductions! All BlueLaVaMedia customers are now able to announce each listing in style using HD Video. One recording session does it all and from then on we can have you announce each of your listings professionally and show off your tech savvy like never before.  Our new Agent Video Introductions allow you to say hello to potential customers BEFORE they ever meet you in person.  Brand each of your listings with your introductions so wherever your production goes, you go with it!

Getting started with this new service from BlueLaVaMedia is quite simple. 

Visit our website http://www.bluelavamedia.com/pricing.html#VideoIntro and order the Agent Video Introduction setup for $249.  This is a one-time-setup fee.   Jim or Meg will contact you to schedule your shoot. Make sure that you show up on your scheduled production day with your lines well-rehearsed and word your introduction in such a way so you can add it to any of your listings!   On your scheduled production day, we’ll capture you in your best light in HD video.  After a few days of production your video will be ready and can then be added to any of your virtual tour productions for only $30.

Give us a call today and harness the power of BlueLaVaMedia’s interactive virtual tours with full motion video to personalize each of your listings. It’s a wonderful way for you to further enhance your listings and create an instant bond with home shoppers looking at your listings online like never before.

Visit www.BlueLaVaMedia.com or give Jim Blue a call at 231-357-4803 to get started! Now also offering Aerial Drone Services in Traverse City!

Traverse City Professional Photography
BlueLaVaMedia, LLC
231-946-1360
www.BlueLaVaMedia.com


Lexington, SC Real Estate Photographer Achieves T4 Accreditation

 It is a story we here at RTV have become familiar with. While shopping for a new home, Brian Hartley saw photos of property that were uninspiring and to put …..Continue Reading


The FORMULA 76 – Your Section 333 in 1-2-3 – Fly Legally in 2016

Hello RTV! Get out your notebooks and grab that cup of coffee because it’s FORMULA time again. That’s right The FORMULA 76 is coming to town and we’re going to …..Continue Reading