Blog Tag: property websites

How to Add Property Lines and Call-Outs to Aerial Drone Footage

The FORMULA 87 – Call Outs, Property Lines & Droppers For Drone

Attention real estate photographers and drone pilots alike:  If you’re looking for a way to make your drone videos pop and stand out among the others in your area, you won’t want to miss this RTV exclusive webinar event. Join us for this live broadcast on August 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern and learn from one of BlueLaVa’s best.  We will be sitting in with Shawn Bradford from BlueLaVaMedia, LLC ( a northern Michigan drone service) as he goes through the process of adding in Call Outs, Enhanced Property Lines & Droppers to aerial drone video footage.  This is a MUST-DO for your aerial drone, real estate photography, and virtual tour business if you want to differentiate yourself and make your productions genuinely pop. During the show, Shawn will show you the programs, procedures, flight capture techniques, and video editing steps required to add these captivating features to your aerial drone footage. 

Sign up now via your virtual tour manager – https://manage.realtourvision.com  Click Webinars on the left to register for the event.

Shawn has a commercial helicopter license and has flown unmanned aerial vehicles as a contractor for the Naval Air division of our armed services. He has numerous hours of aerial photography in several areas ranging from real estate, commercial construction, boats, and vehicles. Shawn has also been actively involved in commercial video production and surveillance. 

Register for this show now and claim your seat.  We are limited to 500 guests, so be sure to register now and get ready to separate yourself from the pack. Learn how to do this and see why over 80% of the drone orders at BlueLaVaMedia include our property line package! 

See you there RTV!

Jason & Team RTV


The FORMULA 85 – Hot Sheet, Google Analytics, & Facebook Pixel Integration

You’ve seen the RTV weekly virtual tour traffic reports  that we overhauled in 2019. While these reports provide a lot of significant useful data and make for a beneficial weekly touchpoint for your customers, there are still quite a few things that you simply can not do with the reports that you can do with more analytics and tracking.

For example, can you imagine standing in a room full of real estate agents or business owners, holding up a tablet that is displaying in real-time anyone around the globe that is looking at your virtual tours or single property websites? Perhaps a real estate brokerage that you photograph for with utilizes Facebook ads for marketing. Did you know that by using RTV’s new tracking center you could drop that brokerage’s Facebook Pixel code into every property website and virtual tour you create? By doing so anyone that looks at their virtual tours and property websites on the MLS, Zillow, realtor.com, or any site for that matter, would instantly see that brokerage’s ads when they log onto Facebook next time. These are just a couple examples of the sheer power that is waiting for you to harness by implementing google analytics and Facebook pixel tracking into your virtual tours and property websites.

Come to our live webinar on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 PM and learn how to add Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel tracking to your productions. We’ll also be sharing with you a brief overview of the new 2020 Hot Sheet set up process that you’ve been hearing about. If you don’t know what a Hot Sheet is, here’s an example for you to look at – Hot Sheet

The above Hot Sheet is from BlueLaVaMedia a Traverse City Real Estate Photography Company. The Hot Sheet is an attractive summary of your last 5-20 productions that get sent out via email to all of your customers and prospects. It’s a fantastic marketing tool and won the #2 slot for providing the most leads to BlueLaVaMedia in 2019 coming in second place to the affiliate logo (https://www.screencast.com/t/dxXy62nB) that BlueLaVa places on all their tours and property websites.

During the show I’ll be interviewing Rob Estep (Entrepreneur & Professional Photographer) from LMP 360 Media – http://lmp360media.com/ and Mitch Park (Web Developer and Facebook Pixel/Google Analytics Expert) from https://www.contemposolutions.net/ We will be taking a look at the Hot Sheet set up process as well as what is required to add the Google Analytics/Facebook Pixel code to your Fusion virtual tour system from start to finish. We’ll also show you how you can add both tracking codes in for specific real estate agents, owners and even brokers from within your system.

We hope to see you on The FOMRULA 85! – PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS ENDED. Those interested may watch the recording via your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jason & Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


RTV Announces Ernie Blood as New CEO/President and Financial Investor

virtual tour software guysTRAVERSE CITY, MI February 13th, 2020 – Real Tour Vision (RTV, Inc) announced today that Ernie Blood acquired the majority of its shares and will take on the new active role as CEO/President. Ernie, an international trainer and author of “The Pocket Real Estate Guides” plans on leveraging his vast business connections and marketing tools from his array of existing companies and partnerships to provide RTV and its network of 1000 plus global photographers with a unique and competitive advantage in their marketplace.

RTV is one of the world’s most established providers of virtual tour software, property websites, 3D walkthroughs, virtual staging, and boost marketing services for professional photographers, enterprising real estate agents, and brokers. RTV is also a Google Trusted Photography Agency and offers professional still photography, virtual tours, and drone services to corporations throughout North America and worldwide. RTV’s major business categories include hospitality, healthcare, assisted living, apartment communities, home builders, and real estate. Some clients include Choice Hotels International, G6 Hospitality (Motel 6), Red Roof Inn, and RLH Corporation to name a few.

Ernie brings over forty years of marketing expertise to RTV after having partnered with or helped start-up and operate companies such as Global Referral Center, Inc., Harmon Media Group, CellaHome, ProspectConverter, Home Actions LLC™, TWPN.com, EMB Lenders, SecureData 365, MAutoSearch.com™, Carmel Digital Printing, ConnectNow Inc™ and more. In total, Ernie has been involved with and helped grow over 45 companies since 1973.

RTV Founder, Vice President, and Co-Owner, Jason LaVanture said, “Thanks to Peter Leon of the Global Referral Center, we were introduced to Ernie, and could not be more excited to have found such a perfect match for our virtual tour company. In the short term, Ernie will give RTV instant access to products and services that have previously been outside of our reach and are also likely to be a financial barrier for our competitors. Looking forward, Ernie will help us create strategic relationships that will keep our virtual tour photographers from around the world growing for years to come. This is a game-changer!”

Ernie Blood stated, “I looked at many companies in this sector to add to our network of technology companies. RTV stood out because of its leadership, strong team, longevity in the industry, business integrity, vast photography network, and consistent advancement of technology since 1999. With Jason’s leadership, cutting edge virtual tour technology, and backing by our local and global partners, RTV will continue to be the dominant leader in their marketplace. RTV customers can expect tremendous leaps in technology and service offerings in the months to come.”

This alignment will not only create more exposure and opportunities for RTV’s network of photographers, but it will also empower these local entrepreneurs with new services and marketing tools such as MLS data synchronization, SMS text messaging, social media video re-targeting, advanced lead capture, print-on-demand, and more, thus giving RTV a unique edge in the marketplace.

Read the full news release here

RTV – Hotel Photography & Virtual Tour Software 

866-947-8687


Happy Holidays & SYSTEM-WIDE Updates From RTV

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It’s been a VERY productive year over here at RTV and being that it’s the holiday season we have MUCH to celebrate. For those of you that keep up with us in our Facebook group, you see our regular posts as we launch new marketing tools, products, and features. For everyone else out there that’s too busy or have not kept up with all of our product launches and enhancements over the last five months you’re encouraged to review this blog post in its entirety as it contains a complete summary of all RTV virtual tour software updates since August of 2019.

Before going over the update list below, please take a minute and check out the massive improvements that have been made to our core technology here at RTV by clicking a few of the links below:

3 New Property Site Layouts:

Centauri Layout – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/s/8176-Lakeside-Trl-Williamsburg-MI-49690-1866756

Anvil Layout – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/s/7734-Elk-Tip-Dr-Rapid-City-MI-49676-1862721

Tyche – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/s/850507

New Virtual Tours Skin Introduced:

Still Photos Tour With Fusion Slim Carousel – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/703969

Mixed Media Tour With Fusion Slim Carousel – https://tours.bluelavamedia.com/391092

Impressive right??!! Now that you’ve seen the really slick front end stuff which is what keeps your customers coming back to you, I would encourage all of you to review the list below as many of these items will put more money in your pockets in 2020. There are some BIG lead generating items below as well as several new revenue boosters that you can start offering to your customers immediately.

“Looking into early 2020, RTV customers can expect Stripe integration for payment collection, payment collection before image download, photography only job scheduling and delivery, improved Fusion default settings for faster tour creation time, and more.”

Fusion Manager Updates:

11-27-19
RTV Launches FusionSite – We are VERY proud to announce FusionSite, RTV’s Property Website Maker. FusionSite allows our users to generate gorgeous individual property websites with the click of a mouse. Our new property sites come with the purchase of any virtual tour credit and will be available as branded and non-branded in the deliverables sections in your TMS. The property sites are fully responsive, playback streaming video and support embedded content such as Matterport productions or 4K YouTube videos.

11-7-2019
New Winter Backgrounds – We have added five new Winter backgrounds in the themes/backgrounds section for our users in the Northern parts of the world. These stylish backgrounds are available as tour backgrounds as well as themes. Enjoy!

10-4-2019
Google Analytics & Facebook Pixel Support Added – This update to our virtual tour system is simply a marketer’s dream come true! You can now drop google analytics and facebook pixel code directly into your productions for even deeper tracking and remarketing. If you have a customer that would like to have their code on the productions as well, no problem! RTV’s Fusion system is capable of handling your code, the broker’s code, the agent’s code and the owner. No marketing left behind! To get started click on “Profile” then on “Tracking Codes” from within your virtual tour manager. Happy Marketing!

9-17-2019
New 2020 HotSheet Code – Power users that are using Fusion’s virtual tour RSS feeds to automatically blog or to generate email blasts are sure to love our new 2020 HotSheet. A HotSheet is a list of your most recent real estate virtual tour productions that get sent out to your customer base as you create new tours. We’ve taken into consideration that 50% – 70% of the recipients will be looking at the HotSheet email message from a mobile device. Our new improved HotSheet is clean, responsive, and very user-friendly. Have a look at the resulting email message here. If you’re interested in creating a HotSheet for your business you will need an email client such as Aweber first. Users may access their HotSheet code from the Fusion Manager by clicking on “FSD”, followed by “Tours”, then on “Map Code, RSS Feed” on the right. In 2019 the HotSheet was the second-largest source of leads for BlueLaVaMedia next to the affiliate logo on the tours.

8-10-2019
New “Take a Tour” Buttons – We have added twenty new and modernized “Take a Tour” buttons. Those adding a production to a website via our “Tour Button” code will like some of the new choices of buttons that we now have. To set your default tour button, log into your tour manager and click on “Settings”, “Resource Pool”, “Button Pool” and choose a new and modern button as your default tour button!

Tour Player Updates:

11-27-19
Audio AutoPlay Improvements – Making sure that audio auto-plays on both our tours as well as our new property sites is very important. It is also however up to each browser and dependant on a multitude of factors such as how often a user has been to a domain and interacted with it. Our users should immediately see improvements with their virtual tours and property sites auto-playing audio as long as they have been to the particular domain twenty times and have clicked on allow audio 20% of the time or greater. Since this is a moving target and different with each browser users should expect it to continually change.

10-4-2019
New Responsive Tour Players Launched – RTV is committed to having the World’s BEST virtual tour players and technology available to professional photographers. This latest round of updates puts our HTML 5 tour players well ahead of the pack. Our new sleek tour designs provide a modern look and feel and work better than ever across all mobile devices. This update to Fusion Experience and Fusion Slim includes the following:

  • The ability to add an image carousel to Fusion Slim – See Example
  • We took this opportunity to give Fusion Slim some additional features such as lead capture, language translation, password protection, scene descriptions, and tools.
  • Fusion Slim’s dropdown menu can now be turned on or off via the Tour Options menu.
  • The Tools button on both tour players can also now be turned on or off from the Tour Options menu.
  • Users will notice that both virtual tour players have a slightly faster image fade time when moving from one scene to the next and we have maximized the efficiency of both tour players to gain even more impressive virtual tour load time – Check it Out
  • This update gave both tour players updated status banners (sold, pending, etc.), the ability to add a drop shadow to both the scene titles and scene descriptions, new modern hotspot caption bubbles, improved language translation, and the carousel now automatically dips down on mobile devices for the maximum viewing area.

Once again, Happy Holidays to you and thank you so much for your continued support. Give us a call or email us with any questions that you may have. If you would like guidance as to how to implement or market any of these new items please don’t hesitate to ask. All of these powerful marketing tools are what make you look your best and secure the most business in your market. As we kick off the new year, look for amazing things to continue coming from RTV and prepare yourself for a very special announcement!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

866-947-8687

 

 


RTV Launches FusionSite with 3 Unique Property Website Layouts

We are very excited to announce the beta release of our new FusionSite, which includes three unique single property website layouts! These new property sites have a clean, and modern look to them, are fully responsive, playback full-motion video, allow for the embedding of third-party content such as Matterport, Vimeo, YouTube, etc, and best of all they are included with the purchase of a $12 tour credit. FusionSite is expected to remain in beta for the first week of December as final edits, enhancements, and adjustments are made.

Explore the three new layouts here – Single Property Websites

RTV users can start using this new feature now by clicking on FusionSite from the “Additional Services” area of the Fusion virtual tour manager. FusionSite replaces RTV’s MacroSEO Site feature; however the original layout is still available to users who wish to continue delivering it. Like its predecessor, FusionSite layouts will run on the RTV domain, any MyBrand domain, and of course any custom domains (www.xyz.com) purchased through Fusion.

As we wrap up our year here at RTV, please be on the lookout for one more round of technology updates and announcements. Looking into early 2020, RTV customers can expect Stripe integration for payment collection, payment collection before image download, photography only job scheduling and delivery, improved Fusion default settings for faster tour creation time, and more. We have a bustling road ahead of us, but because of your loyalty to our brand we are not slowing down anytime soon. Please be sure to write in and thank the developers at RTV who make these continual product enhancements possible.

Single Property Website

 

Visit your tour manager now and explore – https://manage.realtourvision.com

Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays!

Team RTV