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Virtual Tour Software Updates – July 2019 Update

Hello and good afternoon RTV fans! It looks like 2019 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years on record. I know that many of you are also saying the same thing out there with your photography and virtual tour businesses. That’s fantastic! Keep up the great work and we appreciate your support and dedication. BlueLaVaMedia is going to the moon and back on new business and we attribute much of that to our new BOOST Marketing office pitch that you might have heard about by now. In the days to come, I will be sending out a message to you all with a step by step guide that will help you stand out in your market and grow your business faster by harnessing WOM marketing. More on that later though. Stay tuned!

The programming team here has a lot of great things cooking for you, and we even have some great surprises that are yet to come this summer. Let’s take a look at the latest changes that you will find the next time you log into your RTV Virtual Tour Software system.

Those of you that would like to watch our latest technology update feel free to watch the video below.

Branded Tours on Portal Sites: There’s nothing more important than having your brand on your virtual tours. From your name in the URL to your logo on the end productions. It’s all a vital part of you spreading the word about your unique services and amazing photography business. That’s why we decided it was time that the national portal sites (Realtor.com, Homes.com, Movoto.com, Redfin, Zillow.com, and others) pulled up the branded virtual tours and not the non-branded. Even though the national real estate portals pull directly from the MLS, your branded virtual tours will appear on those sites. Be sure to let your customers know about this noteworthy change in virtual tour behavior. Branding is EVERYTHING!

AstroZoom Property Lines: So Property lines have been a HUGE seller over at BlueLaVaMedia. About a third of our aerial drone orders coming in are ordering Enhanced Property Lines. It might be our best add-on for 2019 next to our Exposure Engine. Because of the interest level, we decided to bring you the same type of service for your AstroZooms at RTV! You can now add property lines to your AstroZoom videos for only $5.00!

TinyTurls Now Secure: We have trained most of our customers to encourage the directing of traffic from print to digital so it was essential for us to secure the TinyTurl short printable link via HTTPS. If you notice that your customers are utilizing your photography for print marketing, you should take that opportunity and educate them on our TinyTurls link that is nice and short for print marketing and redirects to your online virtual tour. From print to digital is where it’s at!

Social Media Video Files: More local real estate professionals and business owners than ever are asking for short videos that they can use on Instagram and Facebook. The RTV Video Ripper is great for making videos out of your production but it’s not able to support short clips from your video files or custom transitions just yet. In light of this, we thought it would be a good idea to offer a new product to you in the form of a custom Social Media Video file. Our social media video file is 1 minute because that’s the limitation of Instagram and studies also show that 45% of people stop watching a video after the one minute point. Whether you want to use Fusion to make your short Social Media videos or have us do it, this is something that you need to start offering! The custom social media video files can now be ordered directly from RTV for $12 each from your video promotion section. See how we make your social media video file here – https://youtu.be/2LAt24sQ_0k

Ask Alex Webinar: We have launched a new weekly training show called “Ask Alex”. This is a show for anyone and everyone that would like to learn a little more about our Fusion virtual tour hosting platform. If you would like to register for this webinar-based show, log into your virtual tour manager and click on the little blue ? (question mark) in the lower right corner. From there you can register. The show runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 11:00 AM Eastern. We hope to see you there so you can ask Alex!

Keep your eyes peeled for many more system updates to come team. We’re currently in the middle of a full re-write to our system. After we finish, we’ll be announcing a brand new Single Property Website Layout as well as a new RTV Client Center 2.0.

The upgraded Client Center will take our existing private-labeled login and kick it to the next level. For starters, you will enjoy full integration with Stripe. This means you’ll be able to have your customers pay before they download your photos. The Client Center will also support a much-needed photographer scheduling system which will allow your customers to book online without having to speak with you. We’ll take mileage fees and travel time into consideration as well. We will even allow for photo only scheduling since so many of you do hundreds of photo only jobs each month.

In addition to these two bigger ticket items above, please note that we will continue to make the overall virtual tour building process much more streamlined for you by implementing smart settings and system-wide/profile defaults which equates to fewer clicks for you and faster tour creation time. Thanks for checking in for our technology update and get ready for more coming soon!

Check out these updates now in your RTV Virtual Tour Software Manager – https://manage.RealTourVision.com

Thanks for your support!

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687

www.RealTourVision.com

 

 


Virtual Tour Software Updates – Lots of Time Savers & What’s to Come

Latest Virtual Tour Software Updates for RTV

  • EasyMLS Updates – We have made EasyMLS even easier and faster for our users. Less buttons to click now for both USA and Canadian users.
  • Photographers Creating Orders – By popular demand, you can now permit your virtual tour photographers to place their own orders and create tours from within Fusion. When your virtual tour photographers create a tour, you are given a notification and can keep track of their activity.
  • Photographer Login – We’re very happy to let you know that you can now log directly into your virtual tour photographers account from your master virtual tour system account. This is a HUGE time saver for those of you with a large photography team.
  • Additional Agent / Owner Permissions – When you grant them permission, both agents and owners are now allowed to log into your private labeled login (http://login.BlueLaVaMedia.com) and delete tours. Remember that you will need to grant this permission and it is off by default!
  • Video Ripper Improvements – The video ripper that can be found under the “Video Promotion” section of your virtual tour manager now rips the videos with the audio tracks in the correct order. Consider using the video ripper to create short “Social” videos in addition to your longer YouTube versions. It’s easy and a great money maker!
  • Video Delivery Update – For those of you wishing that you could find a way to easily send your customers your drone video, or home walkthrough video directly through Fusion we are happy to tell you that you can! Check your deliverables section for both your created .mp4 video from our Video Ripper as well as the ability for you to send your customer any videos that you have added into your virtual tour production.
  • Image Delivery Engine Update – We are very happy to let you know that you can now send your virtual tour customers their images in a zip file named one of three ways! Our Image Delivery Engine will now allow you to deliver your images to your customer using your scene sort order, the name you gave your images or you can choose to use your own scene title. Choose your favorite and most convenient naming convention and keep things easy on your customers with these new improvements to the RTV Image Delivery Engine!

Virtual Tour Player Updates

  • Improved Tour SEO – We know that the better a tour ranks in the SERPS the more views it will get, so we stand committed to making sure that your tours will get noticed by the search engines. Our new improved Tour Tags and META should give you a noticeable boost in both MacroSEO site and virtual tour ranking. Remember that your tours MUST be linked onto a site with “Follow” tags for the search engine spiders to pick them up and index them. We encourage you all to use the MacroSEO site to help accomplish this and be sure to blog all of your tours. See www.TourGrandTraverse.com for pointers.

Thanks for your continued support!

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


Potomac, Maryland Photographer Receives T4 Accreditation

tinyt43 Deborah Stevens of Potomac, Maryland has worked in the photography industry since 1971. She started as a freelancer for sporting events, commercial real estate, and portrait clients and hasn’t looked back. In 2002 she added realtor to her list of abilities. As a realtor and a virtual tour photographer Deborah can provide her clients as well as RTV’s clients with professional quality imagery in the Maryland/Washington D.C. markets. She joined the RTV network in 2014 and has utilized our virtual tour system successfully since.

As part of her T4 certification Deborah has learned to produce high quality Google tours for businesses as well. These tours are unique as they are visible on a businesses Google profile in search results. While most Google photographers are unable to get the best quality on their tours, T4 accredited photographers receive advanced training to avoid the common pitfalls often seen in these tours.

Deborah works hard to provide great quality photography and virtual tours for her clients. RTV is proud to grant her T4 accreditation, and we know she will continue to provide the best images for her clients.

If you need a virtual tour of your home, real estate listings, or businesses in the Potomac or Washington D.C. area give her a call to learn which options are best for you.

Congratulations Deborah, and thank you for your hard work!

Potomac, Maryland Virtual Tours

Deborah Stevens
Owner

Call To Order A Virtual Tour: 301-919-1961

Potamac Maryland Real Estate Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 


New From Rock Pointe Marketing Center

This month we’ll revisit a few of our older virtual tour marketing pieces and give them a nice facelift.  These three pieces were originally made for our Tour Builder 4.0 virtual tour software platform but we’ve revamped them with a new look and feel along with updated information pertaining to RTV’s advanced Fusion virtual tour system.

We think you’ll enjoy sending out the two flyers and postcards this Winter to keep your brand ‘front and center’ in your customers eyes.  Remember that if you have not done a virtual tour for a customer in three months you should send out a postcard, direct email, make a phone call, or plan a visit to their office to say hello. If you have not done business with anyone in over a year they’re most likely not a customer anymore.

We cant stress enough the importance of your continual marketing plan.  Do you have one?  Remember that you’ll need Microsoft Publisher to customize and edit these three marketing pieces.

As a reminder please keep your eyes open for this month’s webinar lineup and from the RTV marketing team we sincerely thank you for your business.

Login now to your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account and snag these awesome Winter marketing pieces.

Let’s have a great 2014!

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687 
 


Tour Track 2014 – Getting Ready For More!!

Are you ready to make more money with your RTV virtual tour system than ever before?  Are you aware that RTV is sending out hundreds of tour track dispatches to our professional photographers all the time?  If you’re not properly setup in our new Fusion virtual tour system you’re missing out on several thousand dollars a year in revenue that could be yours for the taking.

With new large accounts coming in at a faster pace than ever before you’ll want to be on this show so the Tour Track department can get you ‘On Track’. During this show the team will assist you with creating an account, setting up your profile, and finding jobs in your traveling area. We’ll also be discussing the necessary tools that we recommend you have for receiving jobs as well as a whole new set of standards and expectations that some of our new accounts require.

Make sure you attend this show as it will cover the key elements that you need to get started, such as:

• Creating a descriptive profile so that Tour Track can match you with the perfect jobs.
• Setting up your personal Gallery of tours and photography work. We will show you how to get creative!
• Creating a tour, starting from uploading your photos to completing the order.
• How to add voice-overs and other extras to your tours so that they look professional.
• The basic layout and features of your Tour Track system.
•  Devices, software, and tools you should have in your arsenal
• Answering your frequently asked questions.
• The Do’s and Dont’s while on a shoot
• When to walk away or contact RTV
• Other great tips!

Even if you were receiving tour track orders in our 4.0 virtual tour system you’ll need to take a few minutes to setup your new Fusion Tour Track profile.  With more national hotel chains signing up with RTV the standards for quality are beginning to change on some of these more lucrative accounts.  Please join myself and Gabe Clark on October 1st 2013 for a full one hour overview on our Fusion Tour Track system and what’s expected of you when you’re on site.

See you there!   Register for this show NOW in your TMS!!

Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687