As a real estate photographer in Albuquerque I sometimes shoot out of town up in the Sandia mountain range. This was a listing the agent had not seen before I shot it and the window curtains had not been hung correctly. Of course neither the realtor nor home owner were there and I hiked over 2’ of snow.
I proceeded with the photography shoot and got the dreaded email from the broker saying that she wished the curtains had been different. This would have been a 3 hour fix dealing with the drive, shoot and post. (more…)
We are all so excited at RTV about how many of you have been using the new DIY virtual house staging software to make extra income. Many of you are purchasing 100 credits or more at a time to virtually stage multiple projects.
Also many folks are just getting their feet wet with 10 credits to try a room. We want to reward you with volume discounts so we have set up a new pricing model which will start next week as follows. (more…)
If taking your photography to the next financial bracket sounds good to you, this blog is for you!
I know this is a crazy busy time for RE photographers. That is why this is the perfect time to delve into the new virtual home staging platform RTV has implemented.
In my market about 20% of my virtual tour shoots are for vacant homes. Another 10% are new homes models or specs. Another way to look at it is that there is potential to double my photography income 30% of the time. I shoot about 40 homes per month… so when I virtually stage a home, I stage an average of five pictures at $75 each. I can use an extra $375 on top of my photography fee.
I also like being the vehicle that helps home owners get their property sold faster! On the last RTV webinar we talked about how being a one-stop shop is a sure-fire way to grow your virtual tour business while helping others. RTV’s platform is filled with amazing property marketing services such as Virtual Home Staging designed to help you create customers for life while increasing your income.
So what is the best way to close the virtual staging sale? Agents know the key to showings is quality staging and MLS photos. As a photographer you will have either direct access to the broker or home owner. Most reputable agents have already done their best to coach sellers on staging while some provide minimal staging. Some sellers just don’t have the money for traditional staging, but still need quality marketing for their pictures.
So in a nutshell I always am prepared when shooting vacant homes. While I don’t shoot tethered as often as I used to, I will when shooting a vacant home so that I can hand my iPad to the seller or broker. They see the vacant rooms that I am shooting. So a bit into the shoot I will show them a listing with before and after pics that have been virtually staged. Then I remind them where it is syndicated to and that the cost is about 1/10 the cost of traditional staging.
Using this marketing approach with the larger iPad and showing them the difference in activity to the tour for a virtually staged home results in a closing ratio of over 50% for staging orders. Then it’s about 2 hours extra to stage the pictures ($200 per hour definitely fits in my pay scale).
So now that you know how easy it is to book virtual staging gigs, make sure you sign up to try it out here: https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/#houses
Thank you for your time!
RTV Staging Team
Island Digital Images is proud to introduce our newest property marketing product, Virtual Staging. Virtual Staging is ideal for Realtors, Builders and long term Rental Companies who need a low cost solution to show unfurnished properties with virtual furnishings in photos and online within the Virtual Tour.
A common obstacle when a perspective buyer or renter is looking at a new property that is unfurnished is trying to visualize what the room would look like with furniture. This visual barrier can even be more challenging when looking at a property online. By introducing Virtual Staging we further enable your prospect to see the home in a way never before possible.
See why we say that Virtual Staging is the best invention since the introduction of the Virtual Tour for viewing unfurnished properties.
Feel free to contact us at Virtual Digital Images at (512) 255 – 3200, for more information and to schedule your Virtual Tour and Virtual Staging appointment.
You can also go to www.VirtualTourStaging.com to view a few examples of how this unique feature looks when used within your virtual tour.
We look forward to helping you with all your digital marketing needs.
Virtual Staging is here so there’s no better time to announce this new and unique service to your customer base than now! Login to your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account today and download this ready to go virtual home staging email and printable flyer to announce the new service to your customer base.
This is an HTML ready email for you to use with your favorite email program. It contains all of the necessary text, images and HTML formatting for you to load and send!
Be sure that you get this out soon and get ready to increase your bottom line with your new virtual staging service! To use the template simply swap out the logo and photo with your own, adjust the text and blast away!
For those of you that have not seen our latest webinar on the virtual staging service you can watch it now here: https://youtu.be/h_zzLoSMNy0 Enjoy the show and we look forward to seeing all of your virtually staged homes RTV!
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