Blog Tag: Interactive virtual tour

Virtual Tour Samples

As a virtual tour provider in Erie, Colorado I am part of the network of providers with Real Tour Vision. Real Tour Vision has provided us with 360 panorama software that is truly amazing! Rather than a one-shot system we take a series of 12 shots every 30 degrees to get the 360 degree panoramic image. Being able to adjust the lighting for EACH shot allows us the providers to produce the highest quality images from the start.

At Insight 360° Tours, I then take each shot into a post editing software to straighten walls, enhance lighting and contrast etc. What happens next in the tour building process is the most amazing part of our virtual tours… the Interactive HotSpots.

Interactive HotSpots are clickable buttons within the virtual tour window. When clicked, the viewer moves through the home from room to room as though they were really inside. It’s a truly interactive experience!

Click here to see a sample Virtual Tour shot in Highlands Ranch, Colorado that includes HotSpots.

Hotspots can be left out for those who would prefer they not be added. This is where the next best feature of our virtual tours would take front seat AutoPlay. With AutoPlay the viewer opens the tour, sits back and watches as the tour automatically moves from scene to scene. The order the virtual tour is played is set during the building process.

At Insight 360° Tours, I allow my clients to select the scene order should they choose to do so.
Click here to see a sample of Virtual Tour shot in Boulder, Colorado without HotSpots.

Vikki Granger
Insight 360°
Erie Colorado Virtual Tour Company
www.insight360tours.com
Order a virtual tour – 303-828-0557


Houston Virtual Tour Company Applauds RTV

Five years ago I got my real estate license in Houston, Texas and started to work hard. I love the industry!!! When I would work with buyers and searched for listing in the Houston market I kept seeing terrible photos of homes. Some, way too dark, some with dates and so forth. I came across a cool program on my laptop to enhance my listings and started to show others what I was doing. This is how Digital Tours and More was born.

Fast forward to the present, 5 years later, Digital Tours and More offers so much more than just a digital virtual tour. We now offer, thanks to the team at RTV, 360° Interactive Virtual Tours, Professional Brochures, PanoRiders with Single Property Websites, 2D and 3D Floors Plans, 3D Walk through and much more. The staff and I at Digital Tours and More are so excited with what is to come in 2008. Since adding on the Floor Plans and PanoRiders we have received more calls and gotten more orders waiting to be done.

To be honest, I do not think that this company would have been this successful with out Real Tour Vision and their true vision for the providers across the nation and the world. We all applaud the efforts that Real Tour Vision gives to us for us to succeed as the #1 Virtual Tour Provider in the World.

Thank You Real Tour Vision,

Mike Stolte
Digital Tours and More
Houston Virtual Tour Company
www.DigitalToursandMore.net
Order a Virtual Tour – (832)247-0634


Making a Property Marketing Expert Look Like One

When the first marketing pieces started rolling off the lines from our new RPM marketing department I was ecstatic. Happy as I remember being in years. Full color documents with up-to-date hard hitting stats on the virtual tour industry. There were easy to manipulate power point presentations as well as downloadable virtual tour preparation messages that one could upload to a phone system or stream directly off of their website as I have done here: All of these new pieces would make setting up shop a whole lot easier!

I had my first success in making some marketing materials when I used the RPM “Grand Opening” piece found in the marketing control panel. As a new member of our local MLS board the Traverse City Association of Realtors TAAR I am able to print and distribute one free flyer through the entire system at no charge. I downloaded the virtual tour company grand opening piece and went to work.

My total editing time on this piece was about fifteen to twenty minutes. When I was finished I sat back and smiled. I was truly amazed at my own work…well something like that. Who would ever find out that I really had no talent in graphical design and layout? Nobody…unless my customers read this blog and even then it does it really matter? The fact is, I am good and I make my customers look even better online. When I sent my grand opening flyer through the Traverse City real estate board the feedback I got on my piece was phenomenal. Let me tell you right now that it is one thing to walk into an office and tell people that you are an expert in online property marketing but another thing all together to have your marketing pieces transmit the same message.

I was told by my friend at the local MLS that my marketing piece looked better than most she had seen. Kudos to RPM!! If RPM can take a lackey like me who knows nothing about layouts, layers, fields, graphical design, and flyer creation look like a pro…it has got to be good.

As far as the software that you will need, I highly recommend that one uses an up-to-date editing program like Microsoft office 2007. Office 07 will be quite a hog on your computer but well worth the buy if you are looking to edit the materials that the Real Tour Vision marketing center is kicking out. I am told that you can also use Adobe to edit the marketing materials but I have yet to try that program out. For those of you out there using Office 2003 or less make the investment and upgrade. In starting this virtual tour company in Traverse City I have found that Ebay is a great place to save some money on your software. Finally, for those of you out there who are non inner circle members be sure to log in often as we are continually creating more and more free materials too!

Good luck everyone and have a great weekend.

Best,

Jason LaVanture
BlueLaVaMedia
TC Virtual Tours
www.BlueLaVaMedia.com
Order a TC Virtual Tour- 877-941-TOUR


Customers Provide Ideas for New Markets!

A&D Marketing Solutions has been a Virtual Tour provider in Central Florida for over three years. As is often the case, most of our new virtual tour service ideas result from a customer suggestion or request. Just this past week a customer called and asked if we could provide a virtual tour of a house that was under construction.

We have provided many virtual tours of newly built homes throughout Central Florida, so we assumed that by under construction they meant the final landscaping hadn’t been completed or that maybe the appliances hadn’t been installed yet. Boy were we surprised when we arrived at the property to find a house that had not yet even been dry walled! As it turns out the customer wanted us to provide a virtual tour of this construction site for two purposes. The first was to provide the out of town home owners with an update on the progress of their new home and the second was for insurance documentation purposes.

While we have heard of other Full Service Virtual Tour Companies providing insurance documentation virtual tours, we had never really given this market much consideration, until now! The customer wanted 360 degree virtual spins of every room in this 6000 sq ft, oceanfront house and also a way to “tie” in the still shots of the ceilings in each room into an interactive presentation he could present to the homeowner. Because our 360 virtual tours are interactive, we were able to utilize hot spots to tie this 70 scene virtual tour together into a very nice presentation. The customer was very satisfied, and now we have a new market niche to explore!

Cathal & Michelle Duffy
Central Florida Virtual Tour Provider
www.VirtualOnlineTours.com
Order a Virtual Tour – 888-598-6562


Advantages of using a Realtor

There are many advantages to using a Realtor in Warner Robbins!

Don’t use a Realtor to purchase your next home and you may miss the mark! There is a lot of information in the news about Realtors being overpaid and you can save money by not using a Realtor. Good Realtors work especially hard for their money and offer a plethora of information and services to their customers. Here is a list of reasons that you should use a Realtor to find and purchase your next home!

  1. Professional Service
  2. Seller pays Realtor’s commission, not the buyer.
  3. Experience in buying/selling houses on a daily basis
  4. Knows the local market
  5. Answer all questions
  6. Understand and explain the Contract, Exhibits, Addendums, Closing Costs, and explain the entire home buying/building process
  7. Make sure everything is in writing – verbal contracts are not valid in Real Estate in Georgia
  8. Listen to your needs and help ensure the home you purchase/build is the home you intended to purchase and meets your needs
  9. A smooth and pleasant home buying process
  10. Assist with financing options
  11. Assist with contingency options on your current home
  12. Explain all your options

John Cobb – Coldwell Banker SSK Real Estate Agent
Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
www.johncobbmiddlega.com/moving_center.shtml
Phone Number: 478-396-2440