Virtual tours save home buyers countless hours driving around looking at houses. We value our time, and visit half as many homes if we take virtual tours first. When the virtual tour allows viewers to go between panoramas by clicking on icons, we’ve really done our job:
Selling the house with as few “curious viewings” as possible. It’s frustrating to “pack up the family for half an hour” .. and then experience the roller coaster of feelings afterwards.
Research what’s available and choose a tour you would have on your personal residence. Several Realtors have called us to have a Real Tour Vision virtual tour of their personal residences because they know they work!
We have experienced an exciting development in our Virtual Tour business. Our last four Virtual Home Tours came from Realtors(R) whose clients requested a virtual tour of their home. Homeowners are seeing 360 virtual tours on the internet and want their Realtor(R) to include this dynamic tool in their marketing packages. While many Realtors(R) seem satisfied with calling a slide show a virtual tour, homeowners are starting to know the difference!!
Realtors(R) need to become proactive in the use of 360-degree virtual tours so they will not be embarrassed when a client insists that a genuine virtual tour be photographed to sell their home. Realtors(R) who initiate the process and showcase their client’s home with a 360-degree virtual tour have the edge on property turnover and client satisfaction.
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Did you know that all Real Tour Vision providers have the ability to resell our entire product line and earn perpetual sales commissions on their accounts? Do you have someone that wants to become a Real Tour Vision provider? Do you have a current client or a prospect in your area that might be interested in our national Tour Track System for their virtual tour requirements? Has anyone asked you if you could provide 3D Walkthroughs of a condominium complex that has not been built yet?
All these represent opportunities for you to earn extra money as part of Real Tour Vision’s Referral and Reseller Programs. For more information and the latest policies and changes to these programs please visit your Real Tour Vision Tour Management system or if you are not yet a Real Tour Vision provider contact your sales representative right away.
Summer is coming! Make sure you have your virtual tour company website up and running! Having a virtual tour company website is only one of the many credibility boosters that you should have for your virtual tour company. You have four options when choosing a website:
You can design your own website. You can pay someone to have one created for you.
You are free to use the recently updated website available for download in the RTV Business Resource Center at no charge to you. Finally, you can purchase one of our template based sites that Real Tour Vision has recently has deployed.
No matter who you might currently have your website through now our new and improved Real Tour Vision virtual tour provider sites deliver the perfect marketing punch at the right price. Our new sites are now offering continual updates, back end access, and Search Engine Optimization.
We are even currently offering a rollover program for anyone with an old Real Tour Vision template site. Call your sales representative right away and make the rollover happen with no downtime and no cancellation fees.
“I’m here to take pictures, not clean your house.” That’s what I’d like to say sometimes when I show up to an appointment and the house is a mess. Some virtual tours take me twice as long as they should because I’m either moving stuff out of each shot (dirty dishes, laundry baskets, babies) or the sellers realize they need to clean as soon as I start taking pictures. Which in our world can sometimes mean inconsistent photos.
It’s happened more than once when I’ve arrived back from a tour shoot, stitched a panoramic, only to realize that the seller was moving stuff around behind me and the photos don’t quite match up. I’m always sure to keep a smile and positive attitude no matter what, and if the seller apologizes for their place being messy or because they see me moving stuff around, I always say that “it happens all the time”… which unfortunately is true (maybe it’s because I work in a town populated mostly by college students).
Then I remembered something… Something from my days as a Realtor. One of the hardest things to do as a Realtor can be to break the news to your seller that their home is dirty, and if they want to sell it, they need to clean it first. With this in mind, I came up with a solution to solve the Realtor’s dilemma and my own. I wrote an article and published it on my website titled “Prepare your home for a Virtual Tour” (click link to view the full text). My customers send this to their sellers prior to our appointment. My customer’s love this article because it gives them an out when the time comes to tell the seller to clean up. I love it because it speeds up my tour shoots not to mention makes them look a lot better. It’s also a great marketing tool for me as yet another reason to use virtual tours. Realtors get to use that article I wrote, the sellers expect to get a virtual tour a result, everyone is happy.
Feel free to take a look at that text and play around with your own ideas for your own website. If you republish the article on your own site, I would appreciate a link back to my site. In my summers off in college, my best friend and I would drive to the Outer Banks and clean vacation homes and in return the real estate company we worked for paid for us to stay in our own house on the beach for the summer (this program still exists if anyone is interested). I learned how to thoroughly clean a large home rather quickly, and I use some of those techniques in this article.