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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


IMAGE 24 Studios now offering San Antonio Virtual Tours

Houston San Antonio Virtual Tour CompanyImage 24 Studios is proud to say that we have opened up in the San Antonio Market. Michael Stolte, Founder and President of Image 24 Studios along with Dave Chavez, Co-Owner and Vice President of Image 24 Studios now offers more High Definition photography and Virtual Tour services for both Houston and San Antonio, Texas. Our newest member to our Team, Bryan Nguyen, has been a professional photographer for many years. Bryan’s command of Commercial photography is his forte and now adding Real Estate photography, Virtual Tours powered by RTV is a Win Win for Image 24 Studios and the San Antonio Market. Bryan says, “I am excited about this opportunity to expand my ability with photography. This is truly a dream come true and I am super excited to be apart of the Image 24 Studios team!”

Image 24 Studios is a Commercial and Real Estate Photography Studio based in Houston, Texas. We offer High Definition photography, 360 Interactive Virtual Tours powered by Real Tour Vision, the leading virtual tour software in the world, elevated photography, Twilight photography, Virtual Staging, Cinematic Video, and much more. You can visit us at sanantonio.image24studios.com to learn more or to book your first appointment with Image 24 Studios and receive 20% off your first order!.

Ask us about how you can receive 20% off EVERY photography Order!

Image 24 Studios

Michael Stolte Founder and President
Dave Chavez CoOwner and Vice President

Image24Studios.com

San Antonio Virtual Tours

Order a virtual tour today – Toll Free 877 – 900 – 6932


RTV Announces New AudioPal Text to Speech Options

AudioPal Virtual Tour Text to Speech

Hello RTV fans! As many of you already know, computer generated voice over narration is a great up-sell opportunity for your virtual tour productions or at the very least a wonderful way to differentiate you from your competition. Clients love the ability to choose from scene level, as well as tour level narration to add interest and personalization to their virtual tour presentations.

We are happy to announce the AudioPal computer generated voice over narration system has been updated. There are now 25 English voices with several accent choices, as well as many multi-language options. You will no longer be limited to 5 voices only in English! We have chosen Laura as the default option and we believe you will agree she is a great choice for virtual tours of all types.

Earlier this year Amazon acquired our former AudioPal technology partner and implemented new pricing that was several times higher than before. We were also unable to continue creating audio files the way we had programmed the system to do so. A change in providers was required and we were forced to seek out an alternate solution. We believe that the combination of offering many more voice options as well as keeping rates low for AudioPal subscribers will make this tour add on a much better value for our customers. We sincerely hope that you feel the same way! Please take a moment now to check out this virtual tour with several of the new AudioPal voices in it. Let us know who you like best and feel free to skip through the voices within the tour http://fusion.realtourvision.com/143288

If you don’t currently have an AudioPal subscription and would like to try it please go ahead now and give it a whirl. RTV will be honoring any AND ALL AudioPal trial requests that come in throughout the month of April, even if you’ve had a trial before.

We would like to encourage all of you to give it a try on your virtual tour productions and stand out among the competition.

Login to your TMS now at http://manage.realtourvision.com, click on any of your virtual tours to go into edit mode. From there look under the “Additional Services” menu and choose AudioPal. Request a trial account from this page or go ahead and make your purchase if you’re ready to do so! You will be glad you did.

Sincerely,
Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools
Questions or Comments? Give us a call today – 866-947-8687
http://www.RealTourVision.com 


Social Realty Episode 14 Featuring Charlotte Snyder April 5th

Photography Marketing WebinarHave you ever struggled with getting new business, or retaining clients over time? Getting the attention of new customers, and keeping your past clients from calling your competition can be challenging. Let’s face it, most of us started our business because of our love for photography not because we are marketing experts.

Social Realty Episode 14 will feature Charlotte Snyder of Most Wanted Advertising. Charlotte and Jay will discuss her experience in what works and what doesn’t work in the real estate photography industry. From social media advertising to in-person networking you will gain valuable insights into what works and what doesn’t for both gaining and retaining clients. On top of all that, you might learn a new skill or two you can upsell as part of your business.

If you have struggled to grow your photography business or you would like to make sure your business continues to thrive be sure to join us on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM Eastern. We look forward to seeing you there RTV!

Our webinars are free for RTV photographers on the night they are hosted and are available to listen to anytime as part of our RockPointeMarketing membership.

We hope you can join us on April 5th at 7:00 pm for this exciting episode. You’ll be glad you did!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!


Staging Kitchens With The RTV Virtual Staging Software

Virtual Staged KitchenThis 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 or agent. For kitchens I suggest removing towels, most small appliances, knives and replace with contrasting colorful fruit. A bowl of fruits and vegetables can look great! Like many photographers, I provide a staging list prior to the shoot.

For the best look, virtually stage the way you normally recommend staging to agents or home owners.

Many photographers don’t touch staging in a house but for those of you that rearrange kitchens how do you handle staging? Often 5 minutes of minimizing in a kitchen makes a huge difference. Some agents keep a few staging supplies in their car such as fruit bowls.

Virtually stage primary rooms for a polished look: living, dining, master, bedrooms, kitchens and outdoor areas. The RTV stager has added several fires available for fireplaces that may give an extra pop. Generally, after I stage a living area I like to take 5 minutes in Photoshop to add a fire and TV image.

The RTV Virtual Stager now has over 2,000 staging items in the library, Look under kitchens to find perfect staging items. If you have issues with getting items to sit properly on counters you can use the re-calibrate button and change the ceiling height. Training blogs will be available weekly as well as webinar training. There is also help and training directly on the RTV staging platform. Just visit the “?” for helpful tips.

Go ahead and create your best staging job to submit here:

https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/#houses

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Jim

RTV Staging Team
Virtual Tour Software & Virtual Staging Software – 866-947-8687