Blog Tag: virtual tour camera

Dallas Virtual Tours by Optimum Yield

Not long after becoming a virtual tour provider with RTV I felt privileged to be asked to do a Dallas virtual tour for the home of one of the prominent businessmen in my church. The tour was for a $1.5M luxury home on a 7-acre property which backed up to a golf course.

I provided him with a complete photo package including the high-res pans and stills for printed media as well as the smaller-size versions for use on the web. I was later happy to learn that the 360 tour was instrumental in helping with home’s sale. According to their Realtor, the lady who bought it just kept looking at the tour over and over again and basically fell in love with the home before she ever saw it in person.

During a Richardson, TX virtual tour shoot I had some trouble when one of the screws in my rotator slipped out. I instantly called RTV whose number I had in my cell phone and they immediately showed me how to reset my equipment so I could continue with the 360 home tour. I really appreciated all your willingness to help and tenacity in following up so I could complete what was a very important tour for me.

Thank you so much RTV!

Carol Barnes
Optimum Yield
Dallas Virtual Tours
www.OptimumYield.com


Attending Vendor Fairs Brings New Orders

Beth Brown Photography of Maggie Valley, North Carolina recently attended a vendor fair that was hosted by our local Haywood County Board of Realtors. It is our second year attending this event and we weren’t disappointed.

It was very well attended by the local real estate agents, bankers and mortgage companies. This was a great opportunity to announce and promote our virtual tours. We set up our vendor table with sample materials, including a May Special, and a slide show running a virtual tour. We also had the camera positioned on the RTV system rotator.

It looked quite impressive and we were well received by all the attendees. We received a lot of excitement from the real estate community on what we are offering. The good news is that the momentum continues to build. We are getting calls on a daily basis from agents asking more questions and scheduling virtual tour dates on the calendar. I guess you could say that this was an event worth attending!

Beth Brown
Beth Brown Photography
Maggie Valley Virtual Tour Company
www.bethbrownphoto.com
Order a virtual tour – 828-550-1272


Houston Virtual Tour Company Adds New Employee

Digital Tours and More, Houston’s #1 virtual tour company, is proud to announce that Suzy Bush has joined our team. Suzy Bush came from 104 KRBE Radio in Houston as part of the Street Scene. She photographed party goers at Radio functions. Suzy wanted to expand her Photography knowledge by joining forces with Digital Tours and More. As an Advertising Major, Suzy is a very vital part of our business. Welcome aboard Suzy.

Mike Stolte
Digital Tours and More
www.digitaltoursandmore.net
Houston Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour – (832) 247-0634


South Central Michigan Virtual Tour Company

Here at PowerPlayMMP located in South Central Michigan in the small community Litchfield, we are dedicated to providing answers to all of your online marketing and virtual tour questions. We specialize in showcasing your property in a way that will keep online shoppers at your site longer and coming back for more. Our virtual tours and interactive marketing tools will literally take your breath away and give your marketing campaign the pizazz it needs to catch the eye of todays online shopper. You you seen our PanoRider and single property website yet? From start to finish we will do all of the work for you and construct a fully interactive virtual tour filled with many feature sets and vibrant images that will make you look your best online and off.

Being ranked at the top of Google, Yahoo, MSN and ASK, is where we want to be. Being at the top gives us the competitive advantage in the marketplace. While submitting to the Real Tour Vision blog is a very fast and effective way to get to the top of the serps right out of the gate, let us not forget other means of getting to the top of these powerful search engines. As the RTV/RPM SEO Guide points out, make sure that your website is full of relative content, external links, the proper use of meta tags and updated material. Good luck everyone!

Sandra Gibson
Power Play Multi Media Productions
Central Michigan Virtual Tour Company
www.powerplaymmp.com
Order a Virtual Tour – 517-869-2707
sandragibson@powerplaymmp.com


Distribution of 360 Virtual Tours

As a Dayton Ohio virtual tour provider for RTV, it was great for me to see the release of the new virtual tour hit stat reports . Here the Dayton – Cincinnati area the feedback I have got so far is great, my clients love it and say they like the fact that it is filled with more detail then before, but the lack of the email counter has some of my clients disappointed, but with new virtual tour reports being more in depth of a report now and showing what the referring sites are, this makes it easier for your clients to target areas where they are getting a lot of traffic, but, are you sure the numbers are right? I have clients who get a 100 hits a day easy, granted they are resort tours. I have found the hit numbers to be right on the money and I have been doing testing to see it in action and then showing my clients.

Do you have those “refrigerator magnet” agents, you know the ones who are older than dirt and are still using a headshot from the 60’s back when they were still 30 and refuse to understand how to maximize this media, by sending the tour to sites like Realtor.com. They place the link on the MLS and then get all upset at you because the tour gets no hits or only one or two a month, you know the type, right? We all have these types of agents and most of them will only use you once because they refuse to send out the tour links and make up their mind that virtual tours don’t work and silly free slide show is good enough or stop using any type of virtual media altogether.

Without virtual tour distribution the tour is literally no good at all. That is why I do what is called “gorilla” marketing. I push the virtual tours to as many places on the web as possible for the real estate agents. This does 2 things, one it will show in search engines and hit on the keywords and two you will drive traffic to your clients tour and spike the numbers that show up in those virtual tour reports. Yesterday I did this on two real estate tours and on one it had 19 hits in 24 hrs. With in the first 5 hours there was 10 hits. were talking a tour that ZERO hits in two weeks and the listing is 3 weeks old and the only hits before that were the home owner and listing agent looking at the tour. Once they saw the numbers spike it was pretty hard for them to say using those sites are a waste of their time or “those don’t work”.

Here it is 35 hours later and those tours show up in yahoo and Google searches in my local landing pages and there in the ad is my company name and website address. I then called the agent and told them I would be sending and report to them that will show them the number of people I drove to their listing by distributing the virtual tour. I explain to them that if they want to get the most out of their tours it is in their best interest to get it linked out to as many sites a they can, such as realtor.com and the others, but the use of the free ad’s only cost them the ten minutes or so it took to place the ad and by doing so two times a week they will keep the listing at the top of the pages.

Because I think outside box and I’m always seeking out the best way to get the most out of my marketing dollars, I landed a very large commercial account this week, while talking to the president of this company, I talked about the many ways I was using free advertising to improve my local landing page ranking. None of those high priced marketing agency’s had done something so simple as what I’m talking about, this president loved my ideas and we talked an hour and a half and spent time searching the net together to see where he ranked and where my efforts were paying off in my rankings. It’s not always about throwing money at problem to solve it or get a better result, sometimes it’s about using you brain power. If you really think
the numbers are wrong, then reset the counter in the reports page in TMS in the lower left hand corner and start it over.

William McCauley
President
Dayton – Cincinnati virtual tours
www.marketmediallc.com
Order an interactive virtual tour – 937-974-4877