Blog Tag: real estate marketing

Word of Mouth Advertising is Bolstered by Free Giveaways

As an added FREE bonus for my agents I set up a URL Redirect through my website so that their virtual tour gallery is forwarded to a unique website name. I do it this way without paying for a new domain for each agent and it gives them an easy to remember URL.

I also offer them a FREE email account that I forward to their regular email address. At first it may take you a few minutes to figure out how to do the settings, but once you get it you will do it faster and faster. Anything you can do to give your agents something unique will guarantee that they use you again and refer you to others.

I do not advertise my virtual tour company but rely on 100% word of mouth referrals. Word of mouth is better than any other advertising. I am doing over 200+ tours per year just on word of mouth. Below are the examples of my web redirects.

Here is what my web url redirect looks like:

360photoshoot.com/diannemartin

and

360photoshoot.com/joyicejones

Here is what the property url redirect looks like:

360photoshoot.com/16205villarreal

To do this it should be in your CPanel control if you have your own website and will be under REDIRECTS. If you don’t have that option contact your web host provider and tell them what you are trying to do and they should be able to help you.

Thanks and good luck to all!

Chuck Small
Spring Hill Florida Virtual Tours
360PhotoShoot.com
Order a virtual tour – 813-774-8605


Most Secure Places Article Lauds Areas of Maryland

BakerB Solutions provides interactive virtual tour and marketing services to real state agents throughout Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

Recently, Yahoo published a list of the “Most Secure US Places” and parts of Montgomery and Frederick Counties were ranked as #3 on the list. This study ranked cities on the following criteria:

* crime statistics
* extreme weather
* risk of natural disasters
* environmental hazards
* terrorism threats
* air quality
* life expectancy
* job loss

To see the full article, click here:

realestate.yahoo.com/promo/most-secure-us-places.html

This factoid is certainly helpful to our clients when promoting our market area, especially to out of town buyers who are not as familiar with our area. This also allows those buyers to narrow their home search to view properties in Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Frederick that have a BakerB Solutions Interactive virtual tour.

Should you need to have a 360 virtual tour done of an upcoming listing in any of these secure places, or any nearby areas, including Rockville, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, North Potomac, Potomac, Montgomery Village or another city, please contact us immediately at 301.424.8272.

We will help you promote your home to get it sold as quickly as possible! Just look at one of our recent testimonials from Teresita Vignale of Long and Foster.

Alex Saenger
BakerB Solutions
Montgomery County Virtual Tour Company
www.bakerb.com
Order a virtual tour – 301-424-8272


BakerB Solutions testimonial

We just received the following testimonial from one of our virtual tour clients in Northern Virginia: Teresita Vignale of Long and Foster:

“I want you to know that I sold the townhouse in 6 days. I truly believe that my marketing package was excellent and that a very important part of it were the photos, the virtual tour and the dedicated website. This property generated a lot of interest since I put it in the market a little over a week ago. Thank you for your help! ~ Teresita Vignale

Our BakerB Solutions Virtual Tour photographer, LeAnne Anies, did a fantastic job giving our client exactly what she was looking for and what she was expecting. The result is that we helped this agent accomplish something that very FEW agents are doing right now. We helped her get the house sold in less than a week! And as you can see from her own testimonial, she believes that the marketing, photos, Virtual Tour and Web Sign Rider with Single Property Website (www.8505WestownWay.com) were a BIG part of that! So congratulations to Teresita for a quick transaction and congratulations to LeAnne for doing such a wonderful job!

Alex Saenger
BakerB Solutions
Maryland Virtual Tour Provider
www.bakerb.com
Order a virtual tour – 301-424-8272


Big Sky Virtual Starting Out Big

Well it’s been a while since my last blog submission, and all I can say is WOW!!! I am 95% complete with my website www.bigskyvirtual.com. The only thing missing is the shopping cart hookup, once that is completed I am ready to go!

My wife Nicole and I are very excited about this virtual tour adventure, she is serving as operations manager for our Montana virtual tour company. I also hired a photographer/account rep, Jordan Webber.

I began marketing in three publications, and have two fairs coming up. One with Green Directory of Montana www.greendirectorymontana.com (definitely check these guys out) on September 20, and the other with the Billings Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has its annual fair and is limited for booths, 50 in all.

Let’s see….business cards, pamphlets, letterhead, envelopes, notepads, prize registry pads, a 2×6 table banner, and a 7 x 3 vertical banner has all been ordered. Oh yeah, also logo shirts for all that will be working the booth ( I like uniformity).

Yes…it may sound like I may have gone overboard, but being in real estate I have learned it takes money to make money, but at the same time I have learned what works and what doesn’t when it comes to marketing. I can’t wait to grow my virtual tour company.

Thanks a million to Team RTV for all their amazing help and support!!!

Damian Forrester
Big Sky Virtual
Montana Virtual Tour Provider
Order a virtual tour – 877-528-6868


Professional Photography Gives the Right First Impression

After reading an article from RISMedia I thought that all of the clients of Virtual Florida Real Tours should hear some of the main points of interest.

According to RISMedia in a recent study researchers found that the use of professional photography increases the perceived value of a home by nearly 12 percent. Additionally, 7 times as many respondents to their survey admitted that were very likely to visit the homes marketed with professional photography service than those houses which showed only property information.

Buying a house is greatly impacted by the first impression of the prospective buyer decision making process; a professionally photographed home will give you a better chance to influence the prospective buyer to visit your listings, and also will incline the buyer to make a higher offer. Perceived value is not the same as what someone ultimately pays for a property, but it sets the first idea as to what the property is worth in a buyer’s mind compared to other homes in the same neighborhood.

Real estate is a referral promoted industry and the satisfaction of your customer will undoubtedly generate more clients. Most clients will quickly understand that if you are able to invest a little of your hard earned money in obtaining a professional virtual tour of their home you are willing to go a lot further than the real estate agent that only wants to place a yard sign in front of their homes and hope for the house to sell itself. Customers will realize that their house is being set apart from the rest of the properties in the area.

According to Realtor.com more than 84 percent of prospective home buyers start their search on the Internet. The data also shows that individuals who viewed a virtual tour of a property felt the listing would be on the market for a shorter period of time when compared to similar homes.

Gabriel Duque
President, Virtual Florida Tours
Miami Virtual Tour Provider
www.virtualfloridarealtours.com
Order a virtual tour – (305) 331-8960