Blog Tag: 360 tours

Seattle Virtual Tours go T4 with RTV

RTV’s latest professional photographer and virtual tour provider to join our vast network and utilize RTV’s powerful Fusion virtual tour software is Mike Judkins owner of Nimbus Photographics.  Nimbus Photographics is a northwest based virtual tour provider and photo agency providing a full range of professional photo services and fine art printing.

Mike says, “Our photo studio features a Phase One medium format system capable of producing unparalleled image quality. Our print studio uses a state of the art Epson 9900 wide format printer that produces astounding detail and tonality. In addition we offer immersive HD virtual tours, photos and virtual tours for real estate and industry. We are certified by Google to be a Google Trusted Business View photographer and produce and publish tours for Google Street View | Trusted. These 360 tours are an extension of Google Street View and bring people into your store or office. It’s just like being there.

Nimbus Photographics Services include: 360 panoramic services and tours, high pole photography for documentation and inspection, architectural and panoramic interior work, commercial and product photography, production and printing of wall and window graphics, video production and editing.

Seattle, Washington-virtual-tour-company

Mike Judkins
Owner – Nimbus Photographics
Seattle Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour – (206) 972-8003

Oak Harbor Washington Virtual Tours – T4 Status Achieved

RTV’s latest T4 certified professional photographer comes to us from Oak Harbor Washington.  On an island, but willing and able to travel, Al Everett who goes by Tre owns and operates Intrepid Media.  This Oak Harbor, WA virtual tour company services all of North West Washington and more!!

They deliver only the very best 360 virtual tours, portrait photography, HD still images as well as many powerful marketing tools for real estate professionals and local business owners.  Also available are self service solutions for brokerages that elect to make the switch over to Intrepid Media’s powerful DIY service and still reserve the option to have Intrepid Media service those special listings that need a professional touch.

Tre says, “All of our services, and tools are elegantly designed so you look your best, drive more traffic, and increase sales while spending less. Through our network of service providers, we are also able to offer virtual tour services anywhere in the United States and Canada! Our virtual tour technology is not limited to real estate virtual tours. We can customize the look and feel of our 360 tours to create a professional grade virtual tour of any type of property and business.”

Intrepid Media’s powerful virtual tour exposure engine is currently something that no other virtual tour company in Island County, Skagit County, Whatcom County, or Snohomish County offers. They are able to distribute real estate virtual tour listings to over 100 portal sites world wide.

If you are a real estate agent or a business owner in the Oak Harbor or Washington state area, we encourage you to reach out to Intrepid Media so you can quickly see how easy it is to make your website receive more traffic.  Contact Al today!

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Al “Tre” Everett
Intrepid Media
Oak Harbor, Washington Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour – 360-720-3547

How to Promote Your VT Business Through Real Estate Agents

Joining RTV virtual tour company has been a great experience the past 8 months.  When I am not busy providing virtual tours to my customers, I work on educating myself with all the marketing materials and extended education classes that are provided through RTV’s marketing portal, Rock Pointe Marketing.   One can never stop learning.  Every day, one should learn something new.

I remember when I did my first virtual tour, it took me almost 10 hours!!! Taking the pictures of the property, editing the pictures late into the night, stitching all of the 360 panoramas.  That alone took me 2-3 hours. I am a lot faster now and can complete a virtual tour production in about an hour and a half. I’m growing my virtual tour business and always trying to gain new leads.

One of the best lead generators, that Accents Virtual Tours, a Peachtree City virtual tour company participates in, is attending open houses with agents.  When I provide a 360 tour for an agent, I will provide a gift card for a drawing for the agent’s open house.  I will also set up a computer, or download their virtual tour on a DVD or CD to be played during the open house on a large TV screen. 

I participate in helping the agent serve food or other help that they need.  One of the best ways to get realtors to an open house is to offer free food and a raffle. This is a great opportunity to meet new Agents and Brokers from other companies as they come to see a house that is listed to view for their potential clients.  In any market, you can never have too many eyes on a home.  An open house may have 8-25 different agents from other real estate brokerages come through in a two-four hour period. 

This could be a door opener for many reasons:
•     You might have called or sent information to a prospective agent but you never got a response.
•     You are on site and can give your virtual tour company information and business card to a new prospect.
•    You have your interactive HD virtual tour running that you created, which can be a wow factor to the agent that has never experienced an interactive virtual tour before.

Accents Virtual Tours has great success with this lead generator.  If you can capture one agent from a new Realtor or Broker, word of mouth is the best way to promote your virtual tour business and service.  They will refer you to others, and your virtual tour business will grow.

Teaming up with RTV has been an excellent choice in my career.  The tools are all there.  To grow a real estate photography and virtual tour business, you have to take the time to learn and go through the trial and errors.  Success isn’t made over night.  As long as you keep learning, and think outside of the box, you and your company will grow. 

Good luck with your future endeavors!!  Go RTV!

Brenda Stewart – Designer/Creator
Accents Virtual
Peachtree City Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour today – 678-481-7274

Good Housekeeping

I have been an RTV provider since May of 2010. My Ontario virtual tour company provides Virtual Tours that get you Up N Close!  My business not only provides Virtual Tours but also Home Inspections.  I am located in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and I service the area within a one hour drive of Woodstock. The Fusion virtual tour software system that RTV brought to market in June of 2012 has created tremendous momentum in the Virtual Tour industry. This momentum has been felt around the industry as photographers are signing up in droves for the opportunity to use this state of the art virtual tour system. I can speak of multiple reasons why people are switching from other solutions to RTV but for today’s blog I thought I would talk about just one feature – The Tour Shredder.

As I stated earlier I have been creating 360 tours since 2010. In that time I have managed to create over 1600 virtual tours and counting.  Every real estate virtual tour created has expectations placed on it.  The virtual tour must be available at all times, it must be responsive and it must be deleted when no longer needed. This fall, RTV’s Fusion system added the ability to obtain virtual tour credits for deleting virtual tours. What a wonderful idea! For every 20 virtual tours I delete, the system gives me back 1 tour credit. I simply delete the virtual tour, the tour management screen refreshes, and my tour shredder counter decreases by 1. I can watch the counter move towards my free tour credit every time I use the system.

Sometimes when I’m out of credits and know that I have tours that should be deleted, I will start deleting virtual tours that I have deactivated for agents already knowing that the listing was already sold and completed. As of December 2013, I have grabbed 9 free tour credits, because I deleted old, unnecessary virtual tours!

Something to be careful of when deleting tours: Make sure the deal has actually closed!! I have done this long enough to know that when the agent says the property is sold that the deal doesn’t always go through on the closing date. If you can deactivate it when instructed and delete it after closing, is the best solution.

Whether you are new to creating Virtual Tours or new to RTV. I have found the staff to always be more than helpful. My fellow RTVers are always able to coach and advise on possible solutions to any photography or issues.

You are in good company when you are with RTV

Glen Farrell
Woodstock & London, Ontario Virtual Tours
Up N Close Virtual Tours
Tours that get you Up N Close!

Building a Virtual Tour Brand

Building your Virtual Tour Company Brand And Reputation

Interesting Virtual Tour Fun Fact:
The first use of a virtual tour and the derivation of the name was in 1994 as a museum visitor interpretation, providing a ‘3D walk-through‘ of a 3D reconstruction of Dudley Castle in England as it was in 1550. This consisted of a computer controlled laserdisc based system designed by British based engineer Colin Johnson.

One of the first users of a virtual tour was Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, when she officially opened the visitor centre in June 1994. Because the Queen’s officials had requested titles, descriptions and instructions of all activities, the system was named and describes as: “Virtual Tour, being a cross between Virtual Reality and Royal Tour.” Details of the original project can be viewed online. The system featured in a conference held by the British Museum in November 1994 and in the subsequent technical paper.

Building a trustworthy reputation and brand for your virtual tour business is essential when desiring success, but this success isn’t achieved overnight. It requires a lot of hard work, time, and dedication. Obtaining the level of a great & profitable virtual tour business is an amazing feeling and with the right mindset, you can make this happen.

If you are currently creating beautiful looking virtual tours and have a great area to market your virtual tour business, then you are already on the right path! When people hear your name, they should associate you with a great virtual tour business. To make sure that your current and potential future clients will remember your work and come back for more, you can do the following :

•    Provide your clients with professional photography & virtual tour photography that shows your attention to detail and stunning shots. “WOW” them so that they will want to use your interactive services again for their next project.

•    Pay attention to all of the options and settings within a virtual tour so that it matches your client’s style.

•    Organize the images & 360 panoramas properly so that the flow of the tour makes sense.

•    Make your 360 tour stand out even more by adding features such as audio narration.

•    Double check your work before finalizing the tour and submitting it to your clients. The first impression is very important.

•    Take advantage of our marketing strategies and SEO tips so that you can receive more business in your area.

•    If you build a solid brand for yourself and virtual tour business, your work should speak for itself and  “word of mouth” will be your new best friend.

•    Give your virtual tour business time to grow. Patience and positivity will lead you to success!


Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Professional Healthcare Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687