Blog Tag: fsbo virtual tours

Finding Virtual Tour Leads on TV

Hey RTV providers! I just wanted to shout out here and let everyone know that I have had some really good success lately in uncovering new real estate virtual tour and commercial virtual tour business. Especially since RTV started making the HD images look SO DARN GOOD. You know the secret!  😉 

I have been looking for new outlets to gain additional 360 tour business. After talking to a number of my Realtor friends they directed me to the local cable channel that realtors buy time to advertise homes. While watching the channel, I came up with an idea to gain new virtual tour business that I am in the process of incorporating into my business model.

One of the programs that the channel employs is the “For Sale by Owner” channel. Its obvious that people who are trying to sell their homes on their own don’t have websites to house a virtual tour of their property nor do most of these people know the importance of them . We’re currently building our website and will make a place on there for these home owners to order our For Sale By Owner virtual tours.

We’re thinking of making the page similar to BlueLaVa’s Traverse City For Sale By Owner page.  Included in our package we’ll have many of the same things such as pushes out to major portal sites, video conversion, a single property website where they can direct potential home buyers and more. As I spoke to many of my friends who were trying to sell their homes on their own they told me the most difficult part was not having a place to put the pictures, pricing and a virtual tour.  With my new bundled services….they do.

My only question is what will a “For Sale by Owner ” customer pay for a virtual tours as they have no comparison base? As the economy changes the way people do business, I believe it is only prudent to come up with new ways to stay ahead of the curve. I hope you’re able to get leads from your

Charles Gise
Revolution 360 Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour: 518-225-3773
Website coming soon!


The FSBO Challenge

The Challenges that (FSBO’s) for sale by owners face!

In a 2006 National Association of Realtors survey, only 7% of sellers actually sell their homes without a licensed broker. The Challenges are many for the owners attempting to sell their own homes with very few benefits, from preparing the home, marketing, and handling the negotiations, the home owner will have many tasks to accomplish with which they may not be familiar. The owner must research and over-come the hurdles to be successful.

First and foremost, when an owner sells the home the realtor commission fees are nonexistent, which can add up to a substantial amount depending on the price of the home.  Another benefit is the vested interest the owner has in the sale of the home. The benefits of setting their own schedule for showings and openly negotiating with potential buyer without the hassle of sending paperwork back and forth with the realtor seems a little less daunting.

Marketing the home can be challenging for sale by owners (FSBO’s) simply because they do not have access to the multiple listing service (MLS) that licensed agents use to share listings and match buyers. Here at Tulsa Eagle Eye Virtual Tours we are able to assist (FSBO’s) by providing this service for a small reasonable fee as well as a single property website to advertise the home which will give you the exposure that you will need in order to present your home to potential buyers. We will post your home online with a beautiful 360 virtual tour displaying your homes beauty with professional photographs from an expert photographer.

We can provide you with all the tools needed to personally network and advertise your home to lead to the sale.A virtual tour is an online open house, so preparing the home for the virtual tour is very important.  As a home owner you will need to keep the home clean and clutter-free, making your home sparkle and shine for all potential buyers.

To increase your home’s value you will need to follow a few simple and easy steps. You can find these steps and tips on our website to help you look your very best and help impress those potential buyers, so please visit; Tulsa Eagle Eye Virtual Tours for our suggested preparations.

If you are a (FSBO) that hopes to sell a home without the help of a broker or realtor you will face more work than you might think, let us help you eliminate some of the marketing task with a virtual tour that will turn heads and make your home and property stand out against all the competition online.

Start today to ensure your success by using a virtual tour company that you can count on that has been using RTV virtual tour software technology that has been in the industry from the start, and the virtual tour company that has the systems in place to make you look your very best, drive more traffic to your property for that potential sale while spending less.

Tulsa Eagle Eye Virtual Tours
Tulsa Virtual Tours
Vicki Tuttle (owner)
Order a virtual tour: 918-622-3280


Going FSBO? Good Luck With That!

So you have decided to sell your home yourself.  Good for you and good luck! For many For Sale By Owners they think the only thing you need to do is put a sign out front and wait for people to come calling and sell the home.  They would probably also put an ad in the local newspaper.  10 years ago that probably would have worked.

I know it worked for me 3 years ago….right before the housing market started to struggle.  I got lucky in that I found a buyer who needed to buy a home and wanted to buy in my town. In the end everything worked out great and we found a buyer but did you know that almost 90% of people who try to sell their home themselves will fail and end up either staying put or hiring a Realtor?

The problem now a days is that the Internet has become the most important part of the puzzle.  Although in reality this evens the playing field for FSBOs against Realtors.  Now buyers who are willing to purchase a FSBO listed home can find them right on the computer and go look at them. But the problem is that many FSBOs don’t put their homes on the Internet.  My question would be…why not?

The stats are clear….
In 2009 about 50% of FSBO homes were advertised online….and yet….90% of home buyers were using the Internet to search for homes and 17% of those people were looking at FSBO sites. So basically 15 of every 100 buyers look at FSBO sites when looking for homes to buy.  If you aren’t on those sites you are missing a lot of views!!

Maybe you don’t know what you need to do.  Well we here at Harrisburg Virtual Tours can help you with that.  We will not only do a professional 360 virtual tour of your home that you can share online but we will also push the listing to multiple sites (YouTube, Craigslist, Facebook, and more) so that when people look online they find your listing.

Now don’t get me wrong offline promotion is still VERY important.  And we do that to as well as a combination of efforts.  First of all you should ABSOLUTELY have a tube or something next to your For Sale sign to hold flyer’s giving more information on your home.  Make sure those flyer’s are compelling and give the information people want.

Yesterday I stopped at a couple FSBOs and grabbed some flyer’s and one of the flyer’s I got didn’t have ANY PICTURES!  To this person I mention this…. OVER 80% of buyers say that the more pictures the better when looking online.

Surely they mean offline to on flyer’s and postcards.  People who are grabbing your flyer want to know what the home looks like inside…not just how you describe it. But at least that person had flyer’s in the tube.  I would say of the 20+ FSBOs I drove by yesterday only about half even had a tube and of those only 4 or 5 had anything in them.

Do you realize how many buyers you could be missing out on by not having something out front for people to take??  Many people won’t even remember where the house was and surely they might forget the phone number to call.  A lot of the buyers you will find are told about a property by someone else who saw a sign and those people (because they aren’t the ones looking) aren’t writing down numbers or addresses BUT they would grab a flyer.

Harrisburg Virtual Tours will create professional flyer’s that offer a description of the property as well as photos of the home.  If you want to be in the 10% of successful FSBOs then you need to take advantage of ALL the tools available to you.  By hiring Harrisburg Virtual Tours and one of our FSBO virtual tour packages you will be doing that.  From professional photography, virtual tours, professional flyer’s, single property websites, and plenty more we will help you sell your home WITHOUT spending thousands of dollars in real estate commissions.

Call us today!

Greg Manning
Harrisburg Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour today: 717-421-0547


Northern Michigan Outdoor Properties Loves BlueLaVaMedia

Northern Michigan Outdoor Properties has formed a powerful marketing alliance with BlueLaVaMedia’s Northern Michigan FSBO division.  With the cost of print advertising becoming too expensive and their reach limited, Northern Michigan Outdoor Properties had to look for other mediums in order to maximize their listing exposure on a tight advertising budget.

BlueLaVaMedia offers us high quality, cost competitive, interactive 360° panoramic virtual tours and several other powerful property marketing tools.  If you’re someone who still believes in a handshake to greet someone BlueLaVaMedia is far ahead of the curve when it comes to putting your listings in front of more eyes than ever before using Social Media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and YouTube to gain you the exposure you need to sell homes faster. 

Finally we’re very excited about the BlueLaVaMedia exposure engine!  This very affordable virtual tour add on comes with a Smart Phone Tour, posting to Craiglist, YouTube, and E-Flyer and gets posted onto http://www.TourGrandTraverse.com which is a blog currently subscribed to by nearly 300 Traverse City real estate agents!

At the end of the day there are just way too many benefits for the dollar to mention here. Even in winter months BlueLaVaMedia media is sure to impress! Here is a tour that we recently did: http://rtvpix.com/RC-0736-H4V5YT-01

We’re very excited about this opportunity. Please keep an eye out for us at http://www.northernmichiganlandforsale.com/

Thanks BlueLaVaMedia!

Bob

Robert  Foster
Northern Michigan Outdoor Properties
15247 Trowbridge Rd PO Box 134
Wolverine, MI 49799
231-525-8289
www.NorthernMichiganLandForSale.com