Blog Tag: 360 virtual home tour

C21 Northland Recognized by Broker Council

C21 Northland a Traverse City Real Estate Brokerage was recently recognized by the Broker Council.

Traverse City— The CENTURY 21® Northern Michigan Broker’s Council recently recognized several CENTURY 21® Northland Realtors with sales awards for the year 2008.

Individual sales awards were presented to Kevin Molby, Lisa Rossi, Jim Totten and Susan Trout. Team sales awards were presented to Susan Hintz and Al Rice, and Mike Annelin and Mike Gaines. Linda Zajac and Julia Lilley were recognized as the number one team in the Northern Michigan broker council and also received a Quality Service Award, which demonstrates a dedication to providing clients with positive experiences in all transactions.

In addition, CENTURY 21® Northland was recognized for achieving a #2 ranking out of 41 offices in the Northern Michigan Broker Council for the year 2008!

Century 21 Northland offers full-service real estate capabilities, interactive 360 virtual tours and specializes in residential and commercial property sales in the greater Traverse City region.

CENTURY 21 is a registered trademark licensed to Century 21 Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each CENTURY 21 Office is independently owned and operated.

Brad Platt
Traverse City Real Estate

Putting Your BEST Foot Forward

In today’s tough real estate market are you putting your best foot forward for your listings? Are you a commercial business that wants to utilize virtual tour technology to showcase your business on the web? What are some questions to ask when looking for a virtual tour provider?

1. Do they offer 360 degree panoramas? If you want to showcase your property, do you want to see it all or only part of the story. Pro 360 Virtual Tours and Photography we offer you full 360 Virtual Tours, still photographs and anywhere in between. That gives you the power to choose what to show and what to leave out instead of being limited by technology that will only give partial room views.

2. Does the photographer use a Professional SLR Camera? A professional camera lends itself to many more options when it comes to changing lighting and exposure than a simple point and shoot camera will allow. If you are paying for professional photography is that what you are getting?

For example, what do you see when you look out the windows of your latest virtual tour? Can you see the view? Just look at the views captured in the Residential Virtual Tour of this golf course home. Would it be the same if you saw a blurred out window instead of that view? What are you getting from your virtual tour provider?
3. Are you getting Full Room Views for your still photos? Our Dallas Fort Worth Real Estate customers are able to take advantage of the Wide Angle Lens we use at Pro 360 Virtual Tours.

4. Will your photographer take the time to Photoshop to optimize thier photography? Can you see the difference in the Before and After Photos? Look at the straight walls in the second view.

If you are going to showcase a property with a Virtual Tour, don’t you want to put your best foot forward? Call us at Pro 360 Virtual Tours and Photography the next time you need a virtual tour in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
For more information about virtual tours visit this great Virtual Tour Blog.
Lisa Castro
Pro 360 Virtual Tours and Photography
Dallas – Fort Worth Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour 817-676-7176

Stickin to it – Virtual Tour Marketing

BlueLaVaMedia producer of Traverse City Virtual Tours is proud to announce our Tour Sticker marketing blast which is the latest addition to our virtual tour marketing program. What is a tour sticker you say? You should ask Susan Hintz a Traverse City real estate agent about the tour sticker.

Back in the day tour stickers were SO popular that Susan would get in trouble if she forgot to leave one behind on the listing sign. In fact, back in early days, Real Tour Vision actually sold virtual tour stickers by the hundreds to virtual tour providers all over the world who then turned around and placed these little vinyl stickers onto the real estate yard signs of every home that received an interactive 360 virtual tour.

What happened to the tour sticker? Well that is a very good questions to ask indeed. First of all RTV stopped selling tour stickers because they were not branding the providers as much as they were RTV. When RTV stopped selling the stickers new virtual tour providers did not know of their existence. At that time we had no marketing department so the tour sticker simply disappeared from existence altogether only to be remembered by few. While the tour sticker has been lost in RTV past it has certainly not been forgotten and by golly Jim and I are fired up to bring it back!

Here is how the little virtual tour sticker worked back in the day and can still work for you and your virtual tour company today:

First you will want to download the new non branded virtual tour sticker from the RTV site that found here (or make your own):

Real Tour Vision Icons

As a side note there are some pretty nice images on that site that you can use for your virtual tour company like I have done here:

Traverse City Virtual Tour Linking

Next give Bill Modzel (or your favorite screen printer person) a call from Modzel Screen printing and design.

Traverse City Screen Printing

Just tell Bill that you would like the same virtual tour sticker printed out that Jason at BlueLaVaMedia had made and he will hook you up with a very sleek vinyl sticker that measures about five inches by five inches. The stickers do cost a bit to produce but you will have the honor of telling your customers that the stickers will not fade in the sun, bake on in the heat or flake off in the bitter winter cold. In fact the stickers easily peel off years after being in place without destroying the real estate listing sign.

Next you will want to announce to ALL of your real estate virtual tour customers that after completing each virtual tour you will be placing an attractive virtual tour sticker onto the listing sign. You will find that some real estate agents will want to place these stickers on themselves while others will be fine with you placing the sticker on yourself. Just use your best judgment and don’t cover up any letters or images!

To date Jim and I have yet to find a single customer that refused the placement of our sticker. Can you guess why this is the case? Of course you can!! It’s because virtual tours are a sense of great pride for home sellers AND the real estate agents who use them. The more tour stickers that start showing up all around your town…the more people start asking about using virtual tours to sell their homes faster. That my friends is secret of the tour sticker. It works great for you AND your customers. Now go get some and happy sticking to you all!

Jason LaVanture
Traverse City Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour! 877-941-8687 (TOUR)

Las Vegas Home Virtual Tour Marketing – Real Estate Marketing

With Gas prices on the rise and homebuyer becoming more educated and savvy when they buy – Let Virtual Marketing IQ show you the how to better communicate with your future buyers and sellers. We are your everyday virtual tour, we have the best software in the business, we can market your home, we can market your business, your commercial locations, you it name we have done it.

We have a marketing package to get your products on the internet. Virtual Marketing IQ serves Las Vegas NV , Southern Nevada and Southern Utah . We offer the most complete online marketing solution with 360 Virtual Tours – Using the RTV Engine (the best I have seen in the business) , We offer the ability to not only shoot the Virtual Tour but take it viral on the Internet .

Vegas 360 Virtual Tours are a great way to bring your business to the internet – It offers potential customers a way to see your Business, Property or Location . Virtual Marketing IQ uses the highest quality 360 Virtual Tour Software in the Industry . Some of our past clients have been FSBO For Sale By Owner Home Sellers, Realtors, Real Estate Agents, New Home Builders, Hotels, Resorts, Mountain Real Estate Companies, Cabin Owners , Commercial Real Estate Agents / Owners and even a National Park.

As you can see the uses for 360 Virtual Tours are endless . With RTV-Software – We provide online solutions that allow your customers to view it using any browser and they never need to download a plug-in. email your 360 Virtual Tour, Can offer a single property/business websites along with a PanoRider that can gives that property a way to stand out from the competition and provide a direct source of leads and potential customers. Las Vegas 360 Virtual Tours also offers the ability to have property map downloads, custom music, voiceovers – You will be amazed with the quality and versatility of the Las Vegas 360 Virtual Tour that is Las Vegas based.

Las Vegas Virtual Home Tours

Jody Harris
Las Vegas Virtual Tours

Big Sky Virtual Tours

May I Help U Service is now Big Sky Virtual Tours! Same great company with excellent service-just new name. Jen May Owner, of Big Sky Virtual Tours powered by Real Tour Vision is proud to offer Residential, Commercial, Vacant Land, For Sale By Owner, Commercial and Business virtual tours.

Big Sky Virtual tours just finished a community tour for the Somers-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce featuring a summary of these two Flathead Lake front towns. Perfect for tourist, students and businesses to learn more about it’s community.

For Sale By Owners can benefit from single property websites that feature their tours with all the contact information going right to them! Check out by going to

Big Sky Virtual Tours is ready to serve NW Montana and the virtual tours of Flathead Valley.

Jen May
Big Sky Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour – 406-270-5854