Blog Tag: 360 virtual home tour

The Power of Blogging

Last month I wrote an entry for the RTV Blog on the subject of Home and Business Inventory virtual tours using our virtual tour software. It was put out there to get a response from other providers in order to see if any of them were currently producing 360 virtual tours for this market sector. There were a few responses on the forum but the biggest surprise came from two people that weren’t providers (one is now). Both had found the blog through RSS Feeds keying in on home inventory services which they have been involved with for some time. We have traded info on how their format works compared to ours and are trying to come up with a system that will be efficient and worth the effort money wise.

I’ve also been in contact with RTV about this lucrative market and will continue to post info as we learn more. If there are any RTV providers that are currently serving this sector, your input is greatly appreciated. Step forward with any criteria or materials that may help us all.

Just another reason to post on this blog. Not only will it give your business better rankings in the search engines, but it can also lead you to entirely different markets that we have yet to tap into. One little suggestion from one person may give an ‘ah-ha’ to another that could break this wide open!


Rob Lenthe
Remote Global Viewing
South Utah Virtual Tour Creator
Order Virtual Tours 702.449.2850

Southeastern PA Virtual Tours Booming

Here at SCI we have been primarily a Medical Meeting Service and Consulting Firm for the past 5 years. When we got on board with RTV we thought it would be something to fill in down time in the very seasonal Medical Meeting Biz. It started out slowly but now we have quite a busy book. Restaurants, Real Estate and Even School Districts are ordering our interactive virtual tours.

Recently Virtual Tours of Clifton Heights have suddenly boomed. We have several appointments to shoot 360° Virtual Tours and many appointments for sales demos. We expect to add a second Camera setup within the next three months. Finally, I cannot say enough about the staff. Ben and Jonathan have been great working with me on a project with which I was having a difficult time. They all have been gifted with exceptional patience. Thanks Real Tour Vision!

Michael Scanlon
Scanlon Communications, Inc.
SCI- Virtual Tours
Clifton Heights Virtual Tours

The Real Estate Virtual Tour Freeze

Winter in Northern Michigan sure is a pretty time of year and there was plenty of that fluffy white snow this year to go around. Lots of snow is great for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and enjoying all those great winter sports. It is also a wonderful time to setup and establish ourselves for creating the best Traverse City Real Estate Tours around.

This time of the year is pretty slow in general and most Traverse City Realtors are waiting to do the big marketing push when the “Big Thaw” hits us around April. It is our goal to make the winters for this new Northern Michigan virtual tour company better and better as time goes on. For example some homes photograph brilliantly at night for our BlueLaVa Night Shots and we also have our BlueLaVa Green-Ups that are very affordable so agents can market year round.

While setting up shop, not only have I been very busy absorbing everything there is to know about making 360 home tours and virtual tours of businesses, I have also been spending much of my time becoming reacquainted with old real estate friends from my days in the camera store selling film products. I know all of these contacts will pay off as they are quite receptive when talking with them over the phone. They are also very complimenting when I send them the great marketing pieces that we get from the RPM marketing system. All in all thought I still hear the all too often “we will be doing a lot of tours in the spring Jim….a lot of virtual tours in the Spring!”

While spreading BlueLaVaMedia seeds all over Traverse City and Cadillac my wife suggested I contact a friend in the restaurant business who had expressed an interest to her, in a virtual tour. The next day we were on the phone with each other planning a 360 virtual tour of two La Senorita restaurants in Traverse City! The ball was rolling and we were on our way. They were interested at first with just having an online presence of the banquet room for prospective clients. We soon decided to include the lounge area at both locations and input some still shots of the dinning areas too.

The tour has been up a little over two weeks and the banquet room has received 67 hits according to the RTV hit stats with 197 hits of all the scenes. That is pretty impressive in my book. Perhaps winter is a great time to pursue those business and commercial virtual tours. They seem to be most interested in showcasing the inside of their establishments… the winter winds howl outside.

Be sure to take a look at this Traverse City Virtual Tour

Jim Blue
Virtual Tour Coordinator / Sales Manager
Traverse City Virtual Tours
Order Virtual Tours – 231-946-1360

360 Perfect Images in Vero Beach Florida

I received a call from someone who was remodeling a house on the island in Vero Beach. My company Perfect Images was referred to him by a real estate agent. This person purchased a single story home and decided to embrace the adventure of remodeling. The house turned out to be more like a three story luxurious residence with a perfect view of the Atlantic Ocean, and even though it is not completed the owner decided to do a virtual tour to start advertising. This is the unfinished home:

Of course he will call us back when it is completed to do another 360 virtual tour. The beauty of virtual tours is how they can show a property. Certainly it all depends on the person who is behind the camera, the equipment used and working with a company like Real tour Vision and their technology. This home, although not completed, shows very well and lets the viewer see what could be the finished home.

As an agent myself, I’ve had several properties that are not that special but show beautiful on the real estate virtual tours and has helped me bring people into the house and guarantee a great lead even if they decide not to buy that particular home.

So to all real estate agents out there, virtual tours do sell properties! You get leads and eventually buyers and sellers. I’ve had calls form all over the world, of people interested in one of my listings. Great Photos are the foundation of successful real estate marketing. Virtual tours are a 24/7 open house, requiring no on site effort from you.

I’ve had Realtors tell me after they see the virtual tour I make for them that it doesn’t seem to be the same property. The technology that Real tour Vision uses is outstanding. I am very happy to be a Real Tour Vision provider.

For all real estate agents, renters, and FSBO clients located in Indian River, Saint Lucie and
Brevard Counties, Florida.

Log on to our website, look at our work, call Claudia at 772-559-2364 or Ivan at 772-532-9877.

We guarantee the best work ever, thanks to the best virtual tour software provider out there, Real Tour Vision.

Claudia Jaramillo
Vero Beach Virtual Tour Company
Order a virtual tour – 772-559-2364

PRESS RELEASE – Lancaster Virtual Tours Announces HitStats 2.0(TM) — New Virtual Tour Internet Traffic Reporting Technology

Lancaster, PA —, in conjunction with Real Tour Vision(TM), announces the release of HitStats 2.0(TM) a proprietary internet traffic reporting technology. This newest marketing tool was specifically designed to enhance our already successful PanoRider(TM) (panoramic sign rider) and single property website services. HitStats 2.0
produces statistic reports that not only show real estate agents where virtual tour views are coming from but also displays which scenes from the 360 tour are being viewed online.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this advanced traffic reporting service. HitStats 2.0 allows real estate agents to automatically send out extremely detailed weekly traffic reports to homeowners. Today’s tech savvy agent demands to be more informed as to which of their marketing strategies are producing the best results in the marketing of their commercial and real estate properties,” Rick Simons, President of RTV(TM) said.

RTV introduced their panoramic sign riders (PanoRiders) and single property website services back in October of 2007 after a highly successful six-month pilot run in the Metro DC area. During their trials, HitStats 2.0 showed that an average of 50% of all visits to the property tour were from the use of the PanoRider and single property website. Some traffic reports showed statistics as high as 79% coming from the use of their custom URLs, which are displayed above a high-quality full color panoramic photo on highly-durable type 1 PVC signs.

“We are quite pleased to offer HitStats 2.0 to our customers and clients,” George Sheldon of said. “Everyone likes having the instant stats available. Several of my clients have already made adjustments to their marketing plans based on the data they are receiving from HitStats 2.0.”

About is a division of George Sheldon Photography. George Sheldon is the author of more than 30 books, and has a freelance photographer for over 30 years. George Sheldon is a Full Service provider of Real Tour Vision (RTV). RTV is a recognized leader in interactive 360 panoramic virtual tours and virtual tour software.

George Sheldon
Lancaster Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour: 717-293-1718