Virtual Staging Category

RTV Launches New & Improved RockPointe Marketing

If you have ever attended one of RTV’s live webinars, you know how much these shows can help you grow your business. You may also be aware, that those who subscribe to RockPointe Marketing have access to hundreds of past shows as well as a great selection of customizable marketing pieces that can be used to help promote their virtual tour business. While RockPointe Marketing was great, we wanted to make it even better!

The all-new www.Rockpointemarketing.com is now live with a fresh new look and best of all, members now have the option to purchase individual shows and marketing pieces. If you would prefer to access ALL that RockPointe Marketing has to offer for one low cost, you can still subscribe for $400 per year.

Did we mention the generous offering of free webinars? That’s right, free webinars to help you get the most out of Fusion (our powerful virtual tour software), maximize your profits and get the competitive edge in your business. If you have heard about our new 3D VR Headset tours but didn’t catch the webinar,  you can watch it along with many other shows by registering for a free membership and visiting the complimentary webinar category.

Our paid webinars cover topics from traditional as well as internet marketing methods, photography techniques, post processing tips, and tricks, to gadget reviews and much more. There is a wealth of knowledge from Jason LaVanture, Jason Stringham, Ben Knorr, and many other industry experts that will help your photography, virtual tour and aerial drone business achieve the competitive advantage you need. We will be adding new webinars and marketing pieces as they become available, so be sure to check back often for the latest tips and tricks to help your business stand out from the crowd.

Those who had a paid subscription on the old RockPointe Marketing have already been transferred over and can continue to access all of the premium content. Monthly and quarterly subscriptions will no longer be available for purchase, but those currently using these plans will have access full access until their current subscription expires. These folks will be able to continue on as a pay per piece customer or can opt to purchase the yearly subscription and access all the webinars and marketing pieces they would like.

Those that had a complimentary membership on the old site or RTV photographers who would like a complimentary membership will need to visit RockpointeMarketing.com and register for an account on the new platform. These free memberships will give full access to our entire library of complimentary webinars, and allow the user to purchase individual pay per piece items. Each membership request will be sent for approval by an RTV staff member to ensure that only approved RTV photographers have access.

If you haven’t watched the excellent 3 part video series in which Darryl Stringer shares some of what he has learned during his 30 years in the real estate photography industry, Beth Nixon’s hand blending exposures webinar that will take your image quality to the next level, or if you haven’t updated your marketing materials in a while, visit www.Rockpointemarketing.com today and take advantage of great prices on individual shows and pieces.

Enjoy the updates!

Sincerely,

Team RTV
RTV, Inc
866-947-8687

Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Marketing Tools

 

 

 


Editing a photo in post-production with virtual staging

Virtual Staging Software ExampleAs 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 shot it and the window curtains had not been hung correctly. Of course neither the realtor nor home owner were there and I hiked over 2’ of snow.

I proceeded with the photography shoot and got the dreaded email from the broker saying that she wished the curtains had been different. This would have been a 3 hour fix dealing with the drive, shoot and post. (more…)


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


RTV Announces New Pricing For It’s Virtual Staging Product

We are all so excited at RTV about how many of you have been using the new DIY virtual house staging software to make extra income. Many of you are purchasing 100 credits or more at a time to virtually stage multiple projects.

Also many folks are just getting their feet wet with 10 credits to try a room. We want to reward you with volume discounts so we have set up a new pricing model which will start next week as follows. (more…)


Using Virtual Staging To Think Outside the (Photography) Box

VirtualstagingonipodI had a phone call Saturday morning while I was out working in the back yard. I was dealing with the mixed emotions that come from the enjoyment of working outdoors when you know you should be out shooting homes on a Saturday. But no orders this weekend!

The caller was a home owner who had just listed her expansive home in Colorado which was completely vacant. She saw on my photography site that I also offer virtual staging. Like many home sellers, she was there on the weekend doing her agent’s job trying to figure out a way to improve the marketing on the MLS to get more showings. Not able to afford the several thousand dollars for traditional staging she wanted to know if I could help her virtually stage her rooms.

So I told her that not only could we do that but if she ordered 5 our September online special would include a tour format to syndicate to the MLS and real estate sites. She could have it to list by Monday for about 1/10th the cost of traditional home staging! Since her agent had used a professional photographer I explained it was just a few quick steps to have the agent ask the photographer for approval to send us 5-6 images for staging and a tour. Two hours later and $450 richer, I continued my yard work feeling guilt free – without putting 1 mile on my car!

Do I just make this stuff up as I go? Absolutely!! Welcome to the dream of making 6 figures using fine arts! Seriously though it’s really a matter of creating additional income streams from your base of services and marketing them to the right audience. Virtual Staging is about to explode because sellers know that great photos are the primary vehicle to showings. In many cases pictures of vacant homes look better staged. As a realtor and real estate photographer I can say first hand that when sellers move they generally take what’s little is left of their money with them. Asking a seller to stage a house after they move is not generally successful, this also applies to virtual staging. But when they are staring at a $3,000 staging job that is the time to give them the options and show them examples.

RTV has had 100’s of homes staged by their photographers in the few months they have offered virtual staging to their photographers. They have examples if you have not staged any yet. Give sellers and agents a choice and watch your income increase.

To help launch this we will be starting a weekly contest on the RTV Facebook page for the best virtually staged home. The weekly winner will receive 20 free credits to stage 2 rooms for free! Stay tuned for the contest details next week. Go ahead and create your best staging job to submit to RTV virtual staging system.

If you are new to our virtual staging system this video will help you learn to use the system.