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Tour Tracking Through Southern California

Brad and I have been professional digital photographers for many years and use only professional Canon Equipment, Lighting, and Editing Software.  We pride ourselves on our relationship with our agents, vendors and clients.  This was an incredible trip to Southern California and should serve as a model to other RTV virtual tour providers who are willing to push themselves a little out of the box.

We had a party scheduled in Santa Barbara, Ca on Saturday night we really wanted to go to but wanted to optimize the trip with business as well.  It started with a seven hour drive to Santa Barbara from Scottsdale on Friday.  Saturday morning when we woke up, we had scheduled an exterior virtual tour photo shoot of a custom home built on Oxnard Beach.  The weather cooperated fully and just as we needed to shoot, the clouds, the sky and the sun came together to provide a magnificent combination of elements to enhance our picture (which we shot in HDR).  From there we went to the marina and shot some 360 virtual tours to make samples for our website.   Then back to the hotel for a nap and to get ready for the party in Montecito.

We are shameless, we met a couple of real estate agents at the party and gave a pitch on RTV’s new virtual staging product.  I had my blackberry with me so I was able to pull up Jason’s samples from his newsletter to show them.  By the way – a great time to show our Scottsdale Mobile Text Marketing sample site, and don’t think this didn’t make an impression on them as well.  Party, Party, Party and back to the hotel.

Sunday morning was mentoring time.  We hooked up with a retired TV/Movie Producer/Director who mentored us on light and video.  The afternoon was spent with relatives looking at kyacks for a future trip to California.

Monday morning we were exhausted and needed to rest up because……
WE HAD OUR FIRST TOUR TRACK job from RTV. By letting RTV know we were going to be in Southern California we were able to get a Tour Track scheduled and bring in additional income to cover the trip.  Boy are we green for professional photographers.  We figured 5 hours was fine for a shoot, but….did you know that two different sets of dusk and twilight shots cannot be shot at the same time if they are a 20 minute walk apart from each other.  Did you know that when shooting a Model home that is suppose to be furnished, that furniture may not be provided (great opportunity for virtual staging by the way).  Did you know that an occupied unit in no way shape or form can conform to the rules of Tour Track without weeks of cleaning, straightening, boarding the pets and moving personal belongings.  Also, can anyone define:  get a neighborhood shot of Sprinter.  Anyway, we did our best, we were scheduled for 30 shots and ended up taking about 60, so I am sure the client will be happy.

But, the most important lesson is this.  We took all the Formula, Image and Tour Track advice.  In no way, shape or form can an apartment complex be adequately shot in less than 6 hours and meet the standards.   Lesson to you fellow providers: whether it is a high paying tour track or the lowest paying, be sure to scout out the property first.  Even if you have to take neighborhood outdoor shots the day before and mark on a map your outdoor shots of the complex or hotel, spend the extra time – you will need it to properly light the caves that show up as apartments, to creatively carve out shots without parking lots or cars or people and to meet all of the shot requirements on the list.

Good luck on your Tour Tracks – they are a great source of income, and can be fun to shoot as there is very little post if you do it correctly and definitely no setup, juicing or boosting required.  Above all Tour Track is a way that Mother RTV gives back to its’ loyal virtual tour providers. Even $175 for the complex and the 5 hours time to shoot more than makes up for the time to do post and/or set up all of the things you promise to clients.

P.S.  Jacque Burque and her crew are great to work with.


Final Call For Mobile Text Marketing Discounts

TXT2Look and RTV are pleased to announce a Special TXT Connect Offer to kick start 2010.

This is a limited time offer only available to RTV providers who sign up for the TXT Connect mobile text marketing program during the month of February.

It includes: special pricing, free demo codes, commission incentives, and additional income opportunities.

We will offer anyone who signs up during the month of February:

•    A custom TXT Connect site and license fee for $249
•    A commission of 20% for all sales including all recurring sales

PLUS an additional bonus to the first 50 RTV providers who sign up – 5 free packages of TXT Connect 10 code plans.

These 10 code plans can be used for demo purposes or sold to interested agents. We will pay a further commission bonus on the initial orders for any of these plans that a provider sells. The 20% commission has been increased to 50% commission on the initial order and then 20% every month the plan stays active.

This is a great opportunity to sell an exciting new technology and service into the accounts you already do business with. If they are using virtual tours they can benefit from TXT Connect. Act fast to take advantage of this great opportunity.
 

 For more information on the RTV TXT Connect program please visit:RTV TXT Connect in your TMS!

www.RealTourVision.com
International MLS


Special 2010 TxT Connect Offer

RTV is pleased to announce a Special 2010 TxT Connect Offer to kick start 2010. Did you participate in our TxT Connect program last year? Are you a new provider with RTV that would like to get setup selling our new Mobile Text Marketing System? The time is now to get your site going. This is a limited time offer only available to RTV providers who sign up for the TxTConnect program during the month of February. The commission plan is not quite as generous at it was the last time around but we’re still offering one heck of a deal on the white label site. For $249.00 you will get the following:

• a custom TxTConnect site and license fee for $249
• a commission of 20% for all sales including all recurring sales.
An additional bonus to the next 50 RTV providers who sign up in February including 5 free packages of TxTConnect 10 code plans. These 10 code plans can be used for demo purposes or sold to interested agents.

We will pay a further commission bonus on the initial orders for any of these plans that a provider sells. The 20% commission has been increased to 50% commission on the initial order and then 20% every month the plan stays active.

This is a great opportunity to sell an exciting new technology and service into the accounts you already do business with. If they are using Virtual tours they can benefit from TxTConnect. Act fast to take advantage of this great opportunity. Sign up now in your TMS!

~Go RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
International MLS


Florida Mobile Marketing System

Virtual Florida Tours is presenting the new text messaging service for real estate marketing. This is the best service provided since the advent of virtual tours.
Virtual Florida Tours is always searching for the top notch technologies that will allow our customers top the market and provide their customers the best possible service available at the lowest prices possible.

We made an exhaustive research of all the providers of this service and selected the one that gives the best quality service available on the market. Our provider offers this service on all the United States and Canada. That is a greater coverage that you can obtain with most of the companies. Allowing prospector to text the number to friends and family that are willing to relocate to the area and they will be able to see the property and the realtor will receive immediately information on the telephones that have contacted their advertisement.

If you will like to receive a better idea of the service we are presenting just SMS prop123 to 43766 or click to see a little presentation.

Gabriel Duque
Miami Virtual Tours
www.VirtualFloridaTours.com
Order a virtual tour today: 305 331 8960


Albuquerque Virtual Tours Expanding

DragonFly 360 Imaging, an Albuquerque virtual tour provider and iindependent RTV full service provider continues to offer a vast range of property marketing tools to the Real Estate Professionals here in New Mexico.

Since setting up shop in Albuquerque, NM a little more then a year ago, DragonFly 360 imaging, an Albuquerque based Virtual Tour Company, has continued to strive to bring the local Real Estate industry products that enhance the marketing of your listings and personal Brand.

Starting with cutting-edge, fully interactive, 360 Virtual Tours custom branded for you, These SEO powered and Google linked Virtual Tours are the most important tool in your marketing arsenal given that 80% of home buyers start the search for their new home on the internet first.
Virtual Tours such as these offer the potential buyer a Virtual “Open House” 24 hrs a day and allow sellers a bit more peace of mind not having curiosity seekers traipsing through their home.
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http://rtvpix.com/BU-7495-TZ48WB-01
http://rtvpix.com/BU-7095-48VOXD-01

To further enhance your 360 Virtual Tours DragonFly 360 Imaging offers syndication services through Realtor.com and other venues such as YouTube allowing for greater exposure of your listing and additional back linking to your website.

In August we introduced Text Message Marketing with our new DragonFlyTxt2look service offering property specific text messaging service with up to 10 photos to interested buyers and giving you, the Realtor exclusive lead capture! http://www.dragonfly360imaging.com/

As of November, you can now bring Properties to Life with Interactive Floor Plans that are easily integrated directly into your 360 virtual tour. This technology leapfrogs the competitors with the unique ability to add photographs, panoramas AND move furniture around!

Now, as we approach the end of the year, DragonFly 360 imaging is proud to offer you a Video Channel for your website. This very inexpensive service will allow you to have professionally produced, high quality videos with fresh industry relevant content directly on your Website automatically updated every month! These entertaining and informative videos will keep clients coming back to your site, increasing website optimization, building powerful links to your site and reducing bounce rate.

This, along with all the all of the tools provided by DragonFly 360 imaging will help position you as the industry expert clients keep coming back to. As we proceed into the New Year, DragonFly 360 imaging, Your Albuquerque, NM Virtual Tour provider, will continue to bring you, industry leading, cutting-edge technology that not only enhances your listings but allows you to shine as a leading Albuquerque Realtor.

Dale Hart
DragonFly 360 Imaging
Albuquerque Virtual Tours
505 962 2207
http://www.dragonfly360imaging.com/
Using the finest Virtual Tour Software!