Blog Tag: 360 home tour

Shreveport Virtual Tours – PRESS RELEASE

Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours Announces New PanoRider™

SHREVEPORT VIRTUAL TOURS Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours is proud to announce the addition of PanoRiders to its line-up of POWERFUL marketing tools. The addition of these unique real estate sign riders to Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours’ current services will allow their current and future clients to have the competitive edge in marketing their property listings and businesses utilizing these advanced marketing tools, which drive traffic to single property websites, in the Shreveport and Bossier City area.

Gary Bolda, Owner of Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours stated: “We are excited to be able to offer this new virtual tour service to our clients. The addition of PanoRiders and single property websites to our already powerful line-up of marketing tools will give our clients the competitive edge they need in this tough market.”

Rebecca Bolda, Owner of Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours stated: “This unique real estate sign rider will enable our client’s listings to stand out in the crowd and add unique curb appeal to entice neighborhood shoppers. It also provides the buyer with a simple and memorable single property website address of the home that they can revisit again and again.”

Since 2005, Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours has continually led the way as a Shreveport and Bossier City area virtual tour provider with marketing implementations such as Real Tour Vision proprietary interactive software, interactive virtual tours, PanoRiders, single property websites, on-demand Virtual Tour Traffic Reporting 2.0, 2D – 3D floor plans, 3D Animations walk-throughs, custom websites, proprietary order-dispatch system, tour audio solutions, and tour discs. For more information call 318-572-1779, or visit their website.

Gary and Rebecca Bolda
Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours
Bossier City Virtual Tours
Order Virtual Tours (318) 572-1779

Virtual Tour Presentation is Key to Your Success

Here at Power Play MMP presentation is the key to your success.

Have you seen the limited, so called virtual tours that show a few still pictures on prospective homes for sale? No interaction. No key features. No personal care to details that let your viewer be in control of what can be seen.

We consider virtual tours to be all that you can imagine. Interaction – getting your prospective customer involved in their experience, keep them looking longer.

Let Power Play Multi-Media Productions, (virtual tour provider for South Central Michigan, specifically Litchfield, MI), and in partnership with Real Vision Tour, (national renowned virtual tour 360 panoramic provider), do the work for you. We shoot, construct, set up your 360 home tours and distribute your tour while you sell your property.

Don’t limit yourself! Contact us today to see what WE can do!

Sandra M. Gibson
Litchfield Virtual Tour Company
Order a virtual tour – 517-869-2707

Virtual Tours on

A recent blog entry mentioned the viewing stats for two particular tours – one was put onto and the other wasn’t. Of course, the one on received the most views due to it being the most popular real estate website and having numerous outside links.

Yes, charges a fee to link the tour (unless the agent has enhanced listings) but most agents don’t understand the return on investment it produces. A virtual tour does little to no advertising on the agent’s site alone. Getting it linked out to the various real estate websites is crucial to marketing. ‘No one is going to know about it unless you get it out there’ is what I tell them.

Last year I shot a virtual home tour for an agent and within 3 days of the 360 tour going online to and various other sites, the home sold. The agent credited the virtual tour as the key point in selling the home so quickly. How do we know this? Because the buyer was from out of state and bought the home just from viewing the tour multiple times. And last month a new realtor who didn’t use to market, even though he had a tour, decided to give it a try. The very next home I did a tour on for him sold within 7 days and the buyer cited the virtual tour on as the key element in making a decision.

Those two real estate agents are talking to others and getting the word out that our virtual tours linked to the various real estate sites are key to selling the listings. There is no better form of advertisement than referrals. Give the realtors in your area a little insight on the marketing power and watch your virtual tour business grow!

Rob Lenthe
Remote Global Viewing
South Nevada Virtual Tours
Order virtual tours! 702.449.2850

Ozarks Virtual Tours Going BIG

What an exciting, or at the very least interesting, time to be in the real estate business! My husband Roger and I have been in (and out) of this somewhat volatile business, since 1983, and I’m telling ya, there’s not a better business to be in if you can “weather” the ups and downs, not get discouraged and look for days to turn lemons into lemonade.

For a little background on myself, I have my own brokerage, The Real Estate Store, and am a member of the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors and Springfield Multilist Service for the sole purpose of networking with other agents. I offer my services as a virtual assistant to real estate agents and help them with their websites, brochure creation, photography AND producing TOP-OF-THE-LINE virtual tours.

I own and operate my virtual tour business under the name 360 Ozarks Virtual Tours. In addition to serving some of the finest and most productive agents in my area, I have been chosen by southwest Missouri’s leading local magazine, 417 Magazine, to help bring their online presence into the 21st century. We do interactive 360tours of restaurants, retail businesses and any other venues that might benefit from quality 360 tours.

In this current climate of slower sales, depreciating home values and longer times on the market, the challenge the agents we serve face is keeping the listing long enough for right buyer to come along. Here’s where we can turn lemons into lemonade. With 87% of home buyers beginning their search on the internet, there is NO greater cost-effective means of marketing a home than an RTV virtual tour.

Think about it, no matter what market you’re in, for approximately $100, the agent can offer their seller a beautiful top-of-the-line tour, making their property a “virtual” open house, 24 hours a day, for AS LONG AS THE HOME IS ON THE MARKET!!! You can’t do that with any other form of advertising — believe me, I’ve been that agent since the mid 80’s — I know that of which I speak!

Anyway, we’ve got a product that agents need right now so SELL IT! And here’s a little secret, from one virtual tour provider to another; shhhh, I don’t want any of my local competition to know this. You just need one REALLY GOOD agent. Do what ever it takes — wine them, dine them — offer to babysit their kids every weekend (just kidding!) .

But seriously, if you will offer your virtual tour services to one exceptionally good agent (big hitter) in your area, and take extra care with them by servicing their listings in a timely manner, doing extra panoramas, create a nice banner and go ahead and do some extra still shots future business will come on it’s own. As other agents look at “big hitter’s” listings and see your tours, guess what? They all wanna to be like “big hitter.” They’re going to want YOUR tour.

Trust me, it’s happening for me, it’ll happen for you. Like I said, I LOVE my virtual tour business. I REALLY do. I work in the most beautiful area in the country (gotta feeling we can all say this) for the best agents in the country. You can too — just do it. Do it now. There’s no better time to be in the business.

Sharon Wasson
360 Ozarks
360 Ozarks Virtual Tour Company

Strangest Virtual Tours

Virtual tours are a useful tool for selling real estate, booking hotel rooms and checking out your local Doggie Daycare. While these type of tours are commonplace, Real Tour Vision providers everywhere have had some strange and unique virtual tour requests.

About a year ago I had a virtual tour provider in Florida have someone in his area fill out a Contact for Order on our website. Her business was listed as a popular discount hair salon so when I called the virtual tour provider I speculated that maybe she wanted a spin of the salon. He pondered this with me, wondered how many spins he could possibly do for a $10 hair cutting place, but made the call anyway to see what she wanted. Turns out we were way off! Apparently this woman didn’t want a tour of the salon she worked at, but wanted a virtual tour of herself…, interesting situations. I received a very amusing call from the provider after his conversation with her. Sure, it didn’t turn out into a sell, but it sure gave him a good laugh and that can be worth a lot.

Of course not every unusual request is of that comical nature. Here are a few unique virtual tours I’ve seen come through our server. View these tours and start thinking outside the box about how virtual tours can be used in more ways than you’ve imagined.

For instance, have you ever seen a virtual tour of a cemetery? This one was shot by Steve Domark and makes for a very interesting addition to his tour gallery.

What about Motor homes? You may wonder how one can shoot in such a confined space but our provider in Texas did a phenomenal job!

Speaking of motor home, Britt Mcallister did this tour of a mobile cigar bar. Now this place is definitely unique!

And our Rock Star of interesting and amazing tours, in my opinion, Tinus Le Roux. He has done tours for entire cities like Cape Town , Sports stadiums like Gauteng Stadium and a whole slew of national parks like Augrabies Falls National Park . His tours are amazing and beautiful!

What are some of your interesting and unique tours? What has been your most unusual request?

Jacqueline Burke
Director of National Accounts
Real Tour Vision
Virtual Tours of tomorrow
Order a virtual tour 866-947-8687