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The Value of a Pre-shoot Checklist

Hello RTV virtual tour providers! A Pre-shoot checklist holds immense value for the virtual tour photographer. It’s always a great feeling to walk onto a location for a real estate photography shoot and see that every detail your Pre-shoot Checklist has been covered.  It makes the whole process go much smoother and leaves the brain free for creative thinking, and to pay attention to the technical details of the photo shoot.

For any given image, the photographer has a myriad of tasks and details to be concerned with. Camera angle, diverging lines, composition, white balance, shutter speed, ISO, aperture, lighting, and the list goes on.  With so many critical details to attend, it is easy to miss little things, like a wrinkle on a bed spread, the distracting floral arrangement that obscures a key element, or a bulb out in a hallway.

A well laid out Pre-shoot Checklist is valuable because it will work to cure many of the repeat issues we see when shooting a property. I like to follow through with my agent to ensure that the home owner has in fact received a copy of the checklist.  I encourage my agents to hold off on the shoot until all items on the list can be completed.  The most frustrating thing for me for real estate photography, is showing up and neither the agent or home owner has ensured all bulbs are working prior to shoot time.  

Another value of the Pre-shoot Checklist is marketing.  Make your checklist attractive and include your branding.  An attractive and informative checklist will be retained by agents. Brand your checklist with web and phone numbers. Include a call to action.  Keep your name in front of the customer.  On my website, www.360-Media.us, I provide all visitors a free download of our checklist. The customer is required to enter their email prior to download.  We use the emails in further marketing for our Tyler, Texas Virtual Tour Company

Final thought on the value of a Pre-shoot Checklist.  A good checklist, is another way to serve the client.  It’s the first step in making sure the final product meets the expectations they have of you.  The checklist is also another key part of relationship building with your client.  So, in closing, I encourage my fellow RTV virtual tour software customers to dust off your checklist and see how you can use it to better serve your client and smooth out your shoots at the same time.

FL virtual tour provider

 

 

Dave Hall
Owner-Photographer
Office: 903.502.0360
iPhone: 903.253.3979 (Primary)
Order Professional Real Estate Photography  – www.360-Media.us
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RTV Adds Virtual Tour Software Programmer!

Virtual Tour Software ProgrammerRTV Virtual Tour Company is proud welcome Erik Jacobson to our growing programming team. Erik comes to RTV with several years of experience under his belt and will be primarily focused on addressing your enhancement requests and bug fixes in the Fusion virtual tour system. Erik’s first task here is to make your Fusion virtual tours secure (HTTPS) and take our virtual tour manager secure (HTTPS). After that we’ll be having him expedite the many updates and features our customers have requested. Keep an eye out for update announcements to start rolling out very soon.

Tyler, Russ and Tom are currently working very hard to get our new responsive virtual tour player out of beta mode and into prime time for you. We expect that we’ll have narration, floor plans, hot spots and a new Ken Burns transition live for previewing on the mobile tour next week. Thank you to all of our dedicated customers for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services
Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687
www.RealTourVision.com


New From RPM Marketing – Green Up Service Postcard!

real estate photography marketingSpring has nearly sprung folks and the time is NOW to get in front of your virtual tour customers with a lovely “GREEN” piece to advertise your photography green up service.  Over at BlueLaVaMedia (Traverse City Virtual Tours) we have inched our green up pricing to $75 per session.  Check out our real estate virtual tour pricing on our site! 

If you’re not selling a green up service you’re missing out. Most RTV virtual tour providers offer this and you should too. It’s a brilliant way to put a KICK into your Spring sales. Every real estate listing that you have shot for your customers since Autumn that’s still active has a high percentage of ordering this service from you!

Login to your RPM dashboard TODAY and download this awesome and fully customizable piece.  As with most of our virtual tour marketing pieces as of late they are created using Adobe Photoshop giving you the ability to customize them with software you already use, and providing the most professional look in today’s demanding world.

Also RPM fans please keep an eye out for a triple video bonus series starring none other than Darryl Stringer a professional photographer from AU.  Darryl’s video will be available to all RPM subscription based users in a few days!!

Thanks for your continued support!

Team RTV

RTV, INC

Virtual Tours & Virtual Tour Software

866-947-8687


Marketing Tip for Real Estate Photographers

Have you been looking for a pretty slick marketing idea for your virtual tour and photography business?  Are you looking to get your brand in front of hundreds or possibly thousands of potential customers?  If you said yes to either of those questions then read on team!  Last Fall the team over at BlueLaVaMedia a Traverse City Real Estate Photography Company and Aerial Drone Service reached out to C-21 of Michigan and offered to take photos of their next event free of charge.  Well, not completely free. In exchange for taking portrait and event photos we asked if we could have a trade show booth setup and possibly get five minutes or so in front of everyone.  What we got was far beyond what we expected and I think you can do this too!

On the day of the event close to a thousand real estate agents from all over Michigan began to pile into the convention center at the Grand Traverse Resort here in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  BlueLaVaMedia had setup our trade show booth right next to our portrait backdrop area.  We were able to show off many of our most popular services like our True-Blue photos, our new responsive the virtual tour player, our slick real estate photography app, the amazing drone photos and videos, our popular agent green screen video services, our single property websites, our virtual staging services, Fusion’s printable flyers and we even got a chance to give realtors a look at our up and coming 3D Goggle virtual tour. The exposure we gained from the show was beyond our greatest expectations. Jim Blue and Melissa took hundreds of photos of the event as well as many group photos.  The photos they took were later uploaded to a drop site for C-21 to snag and distribute accordingly.  No editing on our end by the way!

All in all we had hundreds of Michigan Realtors stop on by our booth throughout the night. The highlight of the evening occurred just after dinner when they gave us about five minutes on stage to address the entire room.  That’s right!  We were actually up there in front of everyone in the spotlight for our five minutes of fame. Here’s a video of the speech I gave for you to check out – https://youtu.be/uoTOOozDdag

If you’re looking for a great marketing opportunity I would highly recommend to anyone that you try this out.  Simply reach out to your local branch office and find out who you should speak with at corporate with regards to donating some of your time to a similar event in your area.  Good luck out there and we look forward to hearing about your similar success stories!

Traverse City Drone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Jason
BlueLaVaMedia, LLC
Traverse City DroneTraverse City Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour – 231-946-1360
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The FORMULA 79 – Get Your Photography App

Apps – Big companies have them, they’re easily accessible to any Droid or Apple device and they put your products and message in front of the masses like never before.  If you’re like most small business owners you probably thought that having an App built for your local virtual tour and photography business was WAY down on the list of things to do.  After all, only big companies can afford to have an App developed right?  WRONG!  

Please join us on February 7th at 7:00 PM Eastern https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1391796283530185731 for a live webinar event that will leave you thanking RTV for many years to come.  On the webinar we’ll be introducing our followers to Joe Cammarata from GetWithMobile who will be designing an App for any RTV account holder for half off.  You can feel free to visit their site at http://www.getwithmobile.com/ prior to the show.  For those of you that would like to check out the quality and features available in their Apps, be sure to check out the App we got rolling for BlueLaVaMedia (a Traverse City Real Estate Photography Company). 

Visit the Droid Playstore or the Apple App Store, search for BlueLaVaMedia and check out what they did for us for only $349.  Yes there are no extra zeros that have been left out here folks.  We’re talking about you getting an App like the one that you’ll find for BlueLaVaMedia for a fraction of the cost of having an App developed.  This special RTV pricing is 50% off their normal retail price!

Real Estate Photography App

What’s the catch here? No catch.  Just one amazing App for you to promote the heck out of.  Here at RTV we think the items listed below are the most powerful features your business will benefit from by having GetWithMobile develop an App for you.

•    Push notifications, messages, sales and special offers instantly to anyone using your App
•    One button click to call feature.  Perfect for the busy agent!
•    Instant ordering of your products and services
•    Quick and easy communication tool for your customers to reach you
•    Integrate RTV RSS virtual tour feeds for latest tour production button
•    Upload still images to your App gallery – Perfect for agent listing presentations
•    Social sharing capabilities and YouTube channel linking
•    You’ll seriously have an App!  How cool is that??!!!

If any of this sounds amazing to you be sure you don’t miss out on our show Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 PM Eastern.  We’re likely to have some guest speakers on during the event and we will be discussing other creative ways to get the most marketing mileage out of your new business App.  See you there RTV!  

Register here – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1391796283530185731

Sincerely,

 

Team RTV

PS> Remember to download the BlueLaVaMedia App before the show by searching for it in your App Store / Play Store!!

 

 

RTV, Inc

866-947-8687

Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography