Blog Tag: virtual tour software

Calling All Virtual Tour Providers

Are you new to the RTV Virtual Tour Software system and eager to get started?  Do you feel a little limited by your handle on everything you need to do and skills you need to learn?  Perhaps you’re a seasoned veteran of the old RTV System 1.0 or 2.0 and just aren’t sure how to get back into the virtual tour business.  Either way we have the answer for you.

The RTV National Conference 2014 has an entire day dedicated to getting you up to speed on the powerful Fusion virtual tour system, the sales, and the virtual tour creation process.

Learn side by side with RTV’s TOP VIRTUAL TOUR PROVIDERS and experts in the Fusion virtual tour system, virtual tour photography, and Sales. Come to the virtual tour provider and jump start your virtual tour business.

Those of you that have been with RTV for several years are encouraged to attend too.  There will be classes for everyone at every skill level. We promise that you’ll learn learn advanced techniques and so much more.  We recently posted our new class schedule which you can find below.

What are you waiting for RTV?? See you there.

Sincerely,

Team RTV

RTV, Inc
Hotel Photography
www.realtourvision.com
Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


IMAGE Webinar 52- Methods to Maximize Your Profit II

RTV WebinarsWe expect to see objects in photos appear as they would in real life.  When objects in photos appear as they do in real life, all is right with the world and we can breathe easy.

Join me, Ben Knorr for second IMAGE webinar in this series, Methods to Maximize Your Profit, as we talk about the importance of and how to quickly straighten your photos. Jim Blue, from BlueLava Media, will as join us and share the importance of straightening your photos as well as the methods he uses to make these edits quick.

As virtual tour photographers we make our living off of professional photography and virtual tours.  Like any business, when we sell our photography and virtual tours services, we need to make a profit.  I am sure that most of us would like to make as much profit as we can.  Well, don’t you?

In this IMAGE webinar series “Methods to Maximize Your Profit” we are going to focus on photography methods that directly affect your profit margins.  Whether you shoot quick turn virtual tours for a lower price or you shoot high end property virtual tours and business virtual tours, we will address many different photography methods that will enhance everyone’s profitability through this IMAGE webinar series.

Join me, Ben Knorr, your IMAGE webinar host and our special guest, Jim Blue, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 for the IMAGE 52– Methods to Maximize Your Profit. 

Sign up now in your TMS! http://manage.realtourvision.com

See you there RTV

Sincerely,

Ben Knorr

RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
866-947-8687
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Apartment Photography


Chicago Virtual Tours – XL Visions Story

Photography has been my passion since my teenage years. Over the years it has become my hobby, my job, my profession. During my college years I
have spend many hours lost in the darkness of photo lab’s darkroom…
From developing film to printing, from black and white to color…
eventually the transition came from film to digital.

photo taken with Nikon N60, kodak tri-x film, fall 2000
Over
the years I photographed people, events, buildings and locations for
work related purposes and my own satisfaction. Although, I have to admit
that I always enjoyed photographing architecture and landscapes more
than photographing events and people (nothing against people). I did not
realize it until few years ago, it was when I came upon an idea to
offer my own professional photography services. XL Visions
was born – Exceptional Solutions for Real Estate and Business demands
with Professional Photography, Fusion Virtual Tours and Innovative
Marketing.
photo taken with Nikon N60, kodak tri-x film, fall 2000
I am very dedicated and passionate about my work, my photography,
about the quality of the images. Maybe sometimes even too much. When
one would think that smaller project, a less expensive, with less value
in it would be treated and photographed as one. I still pay same amount
of attention to detail, photograph it just like I would photograph a
“castle” because I have respect and hold to the fact that something with
no value to one could be a treasure to another. 
photo taken with Nikon D300, RAW format, fall 2013

Now,
I am passionate about virtual tour photography and I believe in my skills, but I
needed something to complete and support my services, my business. This
is why I found and chose RTV – The Leaders in Virtual Tour Software, National Photography Services and amazing training services. RTV are the real deal!! Their support is simply phenomenal. A few years ago, when RTV released their new virtual tour system called Fusion I knew this was the tool, the missing link that I was looking for. 

main screen of Fusion Virtual Tour

A Fusion Virtual Tour
is more than just a virtual tour. It’s been build on over a decade of
RTV’s industry expertise. It is an amazing media presentation
of HD photographs, panoramas, video and audio with many powerful and
innovative marketing and sharing options. Together with the Fusion virtual tour software package and my photography services I bring you
everything a real estate agent or business owner could ask for when it
comes to marketing their listings and properties.

Today,
I feel very proud and confident to be able to offer endless
possibilities to help promote your real estate listing, property, hotel,
country club, restaurant, school…
I think you get the picture now.

Tomasz Worek
XL Visions
Chicago Virtual Tours
www.xlvisions.com


Virtual Tour Convention + Class List

If you have never attended the RTV virtual tour Convention, make this your year! Get in person training, meet other providers, meet the staff, shop and chat with our vendors, and be part of all the excitement!

Our Momentum Convention will be a great time for everyone to get hands
on training, socialize, and get to know our virtual tour company a
little better. We will cover the ins and outs of virtual tour creation,
professional photography, videography, and the components that are required to run a successful
virtual tour business. While learning about RTV and meeting other
professional photographers, you will also have time to enjoy dinners,
drinks, festivities and get acquainted with several of our vendors that
will be helping to sponsor this amazing once-a-year event.

April in Michigan is a great time to travel and we are thrilled to be having this
event at the Park Place Hotel once again. Some of RTV very best virtual tour providers will be attending this year and there’s always so much to learn.

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your attendance tickets! Your ticket will cover all of your classes during the 4 day weekend with RTV at the Park Place Hotel. The Park Place Hotel is
located in the heart of downtown Traverse City which is filled with
great restaurants, shopping outlets, and entertainment. Each person attending classes will need to register as a convention attendee and your dinner ticket is included in that price. If you’re bringing someone who will not be attending the classes but would like to come for the dinner you will want to purchase additional dinner tickets below. We have special room rates and rooms blocked out for attendees. There will also be an Awards Banquet after dinner on Saturday evening.

Register here – http://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tour-convention.php

Here’s the Virtual Tour Convention Class Lineup –

Thursday:
Intro to Fusion – RTV Support Staff
Intro to Tour Track – RTV Tour Track
Photography I – Ben Knorr and Brett Weaver
Beyond Exposures: Bracketing and Lighting –Ben Knorr and Brett Weaver
Intro to Sales and Marketing – Jason LaVanture
Guerrilla Marketing
Branding Yourself
Reselling

Friday:
Intro to Light Room – Donna Big
Advanced Fusion Management – RTV Support Staff
Into to PTGui – RTV support Staff
HDR Photography with SNS Software – Jim Blue and Glen Farrell
Intro to Videography –Tony Gaffarri and JC Cherubini

Saturday:
Advanced Marketing –Jason LaVanture & Lisa Castro
Social Networking
Contact Management
Email Marketing
Presentations, Cold Calling and Small Group activities
Advanced Videography –JC and Tony Ghaffari
Advanced Light Room – Donna Bigg

Sunday:
Ask the Expert- Jason LaVanture hosts a Town Hall style Q&A with Allison Schuetzle, Jonathan Leuthe Lisa Freeman Castro James Hoback Ken McCasland

RC Quad-Coptor and Elevated shots (may change depending on weather) –Jason LaVanture
Wrap up – What’s next for RTV

See you there RTV!

Real Tour Vision
Hotel Photography
www.realtourvision.com
Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687

 


Floor Plans Made EASY — Too Easy!

 I hate being new at something.  I love learning new things but I hate that period between trying something new and being competent at it.

When I first saw the demonstration of Magic Plan at the RTV national convention, I was blown away and immediately saw the value of adding floor plans to our vacation rental virtual tours.  I was very enthusiastic until my husband informed me that his plate was full with photographing and building virtual tours and that if we were going to add floor plans, I was going to have to learn how to use the floor plan software.

Another RTV provider showed me how easy it was but I was intimidated and overwhelmed by the thought of learning something new.  I am NOT a detail person.  I am NOT a techie person.  I am NOT good at spacial orientation.  And like I said, I DON’T  like being new at something so I set the idea of offering floor plans on the back burner for almost a year.

One of our big clients called and asked if we could do floor plans for her 35 properties – I said no.  Then another of our big clients said they wanted to do floor plans for their 115 properties – I said maybe.  Then a huge client I have been trying to close for 5 years called and wanted to know if we could do floor plans for their 185 properties– and I said well of course we can and set out to figure out how to do floor plans.

The first one took me FOUR HOURS.  I could not figure out how the pieces fit together, I could not visualize how the doors and windows and plumbing fit.  The second one took me two hours but after about the third one, it all clicked.

In the past 30 days, we have done 76 floor plans so far!  For this client, we are doing mostly floor plans and still photography and on smaller condos or houses, I can get in and out of the house in not much longer than it takes Greg to shoot the stills. We just did a floor plan for a 12 bedroom house and I was finished in less than two hours even on that.

RTV provides us with the best virtual tour software available but just as importantly, they provide us with the tools and relationships we need to grow our Charleston virtual tour business.  I would never have known about Magic Plan without RTV forging a relationship with them.  Floor plans are certainly not going to replace what we are currently doing but they are an additional weapon in our arsenal that has allowed us to take our virtual tour business — and our income — to new levels.