Blog Tag: virtual tour software

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.

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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 – Powerful Marketing Tools & Custom Message

virutal tour marketing

Attention professional photographers & virtual tour providers alike! This month’s RockPointe marketing piece is a very unique piece indeed. It’s a customizable double sided standard sized post card that allows you to write a handwritten custom message on the back side to your client.  This is a great way for you to say hello, reach out to someone that has not used you recently and even talk about some of your new powerful service offerings like aerial drone videos or Zillow video walkthroughs.

The front side of the postcard allows for space for your virtual tour company logo as well as allows you to list out your most powerful property marketing tools. This piece is made to send out to your real estate customer base and or prospects.  Feel free to customize as needed and enjoy the new marketing pieces from RPM marketing.

This piece was created using Adobe Photoshop giving you the ability to customize it with software you already use, and providing the most professional look in today’s demanding world.

 

 

RTV, Inc

Virtual Tour Software & Powerful Property Marketing Tools

Order a virtual tour today – 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!

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Sincerely,

Jason
BlueLaVaMedia, LLC
Traverse City DroneTraverse City Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour – 231-946-1360
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New Furniture Removal Tool – Virtual Staging Software

We are proud to announce a recent upgrade to our virtual staging software which will now for allow for easy furniture removal. It only made sense for a virtual staging software to also have the built in capabilities to remove furniture as well.  Now that exciting new feature is officially built into the virtual staging system and is ready for you to use! Check it out now by logging into your virtual staging system here – https://stager.virtualhousestaging.com/  You will need Chrome or Safari to login.

Virtual Staging & Furniture RemovalDigitally editing unwanted furniture out of images can be very time consuming and costly. With our new furniture removal tool that is no longer the case and starts out for as little as $13 per photo. We’ve setup the pricing for this unique service to fluctuate depending on the amount of photo editing a photo will require.  However even at our highest tier we feel that you’ll find the following pricing very affordable:

(Discounts ARE available with Bulk Purchases)
1-2 Items – $13
Lightly Furnished Photo – $17
Light to Medium Furnished Photo – $21
Medium Furnished Photo – $25

Furniture removal

Furniture removal is a great tool to use when you want to de-clutter a room or a series of rooms. Maybe the furniture in the room is outdated.  Perhaps it’s just not your style.  Whatever your reason for wanting it gone, it is no longer necessary to put up with it or spend hundreds to have it professionally removed. Let us remove your unwanted furniture today with our all new furniture removal tool at an unbeatable price!

This amazing service is now available and active in your RTV Virtual Staging account.  Use the link above for access.

Once the furniture has been removed from your photo you can immediately begin virtually staging the photo using our virtual staging software and vast library of digitized furniture. Please note that in some cases photos may be rejected if they are overly furnished.  In these rare cases your full amount of money will be refunded back to you after your photo is evaluated. As always, happy staging!

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

 

 

Virtual Staging & Virtual Tour Hosting Services

Order a virtual tour today – 866-947-8687