Blog Tag: virtual tour webinar

Social Realty Episode 8 – Facebook Business Pages

Social Realty - Social Networking for Business Owners RealtorsThe time has passed when Facebook was a “good idea” for businesses to try. It’s now essential to your inbound marketing strategy. The thing is, Facebook keeps changing how to set up Facebook business pages — both on the large scale with the roll out of Facebook Timeline, and on a smaller scale with new features that are being released all the time.

Your Facebook Brand Page is the central place to grow your virtual tour business, build your brand and develop relationships with your customers. Over one billion people like and comment an average of 3.2 billion times every day. When you have a strong presence on Facebook, your virtual tour business is part of these conversations and has access to the most powerful kind of word-of-mouth marketing — recommendations between friends.

Don’t waste another day poking around aimlessly on Facebook, trying to figure out what the heck to do. The time is now to get your Timeline up and running like a social networking pro. This webinar will break it down so literally anyone can set up their brand’s Facebook Timeline correctly.

See you on Social Realty June 4th at 7:00 PM Eastern!!

Register NOW in your RTV Tour Management System!



Nancy Bain
RTV Social Media Director
Virtual Tour Software & Social Media Training

Social Realty Episode 7 – HootSuite

So you’re a Google junkie (like me) and recognize the importance of having an optimized profile on each of the major social networks but simply do not have the time to manage them all because you’re too busy building your virtual tour company.  You’re not alone. Many of my clients: restaurateurs, real estate agents, entrepreneurs and small businesses feel overwhelmed by social media. HootSuite can help improve productivity and may be just what you are looking for.

Do you like the idea of logging in to one dashboard to implement and analyze your marketing campaign across ALL social profiles? The free version of Hootsuite allows you post text, links, photos, videos and other media to any pages or profiles (up to 5) for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Myspace, WordPress and others from one place – the HootSuite dashboard.

With Hootsuite you can keep your accounts secure including the ability to add and remove team members without sharing passwords and  track how many users are visiting your website based on the links your shared.

• Sign up at

• Optimize your account and complete the profile section with your photo, email address, bio, virtual tour company name, job title, etc.

• Add networks: click “Add Social Network” (below your bio info) and choose the channel you want to add. You can add your Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, Google+ (Profile and Page) accounts here.

• Next add a stream – HootSuite automatically creates separate pages for your different social media channels – Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page and LinkedIn. This function is extremely useful for managing Twitter, as on one page and you can view all feeds, mentions, customized searches and direct messages.

My favorite feature with Hootsuite is the ability to schedule posts. You can pre-schedule up to 50 unique messages. Users who don’t have time to post throughout the day can can keep their campaigns organized by scheduling posts to automatically post on specific dates and times to reach peak traffic.

With everything all in one place, Hootsuite can enable you to monitor what people are saying about your brand instantly. Give it a try today and get ready for our HootSuite Social Realty webinar on Tuesday April 16th.  Register now in your TMS!

See you there RTV!

Nancy Bain
RTV Social Media Director
Virtual Tour Software & Social Media Training

The FORMULA 70 – Nuts & Bolts of Reselling

Let’s talk about expanding your business plan to include residual income. That’s right, we’re talking about residual income. With a little practice and use of RTV’s aggressive reseller program, you can do a little work and get paid for it on a regular basis. RTV is paying HUGE sales commissions and offering lifetime income opportunity for customers that you help bring to close.

On this show we’ll be discussing the different ways you can resell RTV’s systems and services to FSD, IHD and NAC accounts, and get paid for it. Find out how to get started down the road of reselling, how much you’ll make on each account, and how to spot potential customers.

• IHD – We’ll show you when you should or should not approach a brokerage with RTV’s DIY application. We’ll show you how RTV promotes your company in DIY accounts and how easy it is for them to order full service from you even after they’re setup as a DIY. We’ll be discussing how to price out the systems based on agent count and monthly plan.

• FSD – How can you attract other Full Service providers and help RTV fill in any holes in the network. How can you find out if an area is open? How do you find a good potential FSD that you’ll start generating revenue from right away.

• NAC – We’ll talk about how you can spot a potential national account for RTV and how RTV pays out on these national shoots. We’ll discuss how you should approach them, and once you have their attention, reel them in using the all-powerful “FORM”.

With our integrated reseller’s dashboard that’s built into the Fusion system, it’s easier than ever to create your custom reseller links, embed code and keep tabs on all the people that you’ve referred to RTV, who’s purchased under you, and finally how much RTV owes you in sales commissions.

Now more than ever is the time to sell what RTV has built for you. Don’t let any opportunities pass you by this year! Please join myself and Mike (The Machine Gun) Thompson on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00

Eastern while we discuss how the reseller program will work for YOU! See you on the FORMULA 70 RTV!

Sign up now in your TMS:


Jason LaVanture
RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a KILLER Virtual Tour: 866-947-8687

The IMAGE 42 – Advanced Fusion Features

The IMAGE photography talkshowFusion has a lot of fantastic features that make it the best virtual tour system on the market today.  Out at the RTV Convention in Las Vegas I am teaching a class on Advanced Fusion Features, showing everyone how to get more out of the Fusion system with the more advanced features.

The theme for the RTV Convention this year is “All In”.  It speaks to the fact that we want you to immerse yourself into the Fusion system, to know all the different facets of the system and be able to use them to grow your business.

As soon as I get back I will be ready to share the information from this class with all of you so that you can learn about some of the more advanced features in Fusion and how you can get more out of the Fusion system.

Learn how you can setup the Fusion system for your clients to order tours from you with the Fusion Package Maker system.  Learn how to create custom, interactive presentations for Business.  Learn how to brand your company even more with custom tour links.

Join me, Ben Knorr, as we talk about how you can go deeper in to the fusion system, how to use the advanced features to grow your business so that to can be “All In”.
Join us March 5, 2013 at 7pm Eastern for…IMAGE 42 – Advanced Fusion Features. 

See you there!

Ben Knorr

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

Gaining Exposure Through Pinterest

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Pinterest has been gaining momentum in a huge way. According to Compete, unique visitors to increased by 155% just in one month, from December 2011 to January 2012. It’s a fairly new social networking site that allows users to create ‘Pinboards’. A pinboard is basically a theme-based image collection of, well, whatever you want and you can share them with other users.
Behind all the fun, Pinterest can be a great marketing tool for brands and businesses…like yours.

Greetings from your Nova Scotia virtual tour provider and social media director for RTV Inc. Let’s take a quick look at specific Pinterest tactics you can use to your own marketing advantage.

1. Feature your virtual tour business name on your profile for greater exposure. Use your virtual tour business name as your username when signing up, or you can also change your user name to your business name after your profile is set up.
2. Be sure to fill out the “About” section on your Pinterest profile. It will show up right beside your photo, and will be one way that users can find out more about you, so tell them who you are and what you do.

3. Link your other social media accounts and decide how you want Pinterest to interact with these accounts. Having seamless social networking connections means more followers. It will also put the Twitter and Facebook icons on your profile.
4. Don’t leave out your virtual tour business URL- this also will appear!
5. Pin content frequently and steadily, not in bursts. This will maximize exposure.
6. Your board names are very important. Get creative but try not to make it too long. Every time you share something your board name will be seen so make an impression. You’ve got a 180 character limit.

7. Tagging users in Pins is a feature that is not yet widely used but it’s a great way to get your name out there. Pin other professionals in your field and engage with customers. Do so by using ‘@username’ in your description.
8. Comment frequently on other people’s pins. Just like with tagging use it to engage with other professionals in your industry and to interact with customers/fans. Obviously, use the same social media etiquette that you would use on Facebook and Twitter.
9. “Like” other people’s pins to let them know you think that their content is great and to let them know your paying attention.
10. Variety is the spice of life and Pinterest is no exception. Pin from lots of different sources.
11. It’s OK to pin your own blog posts, but don’t over-promote. Follow the usual rules of any other social media site.

12. Be smart about your image descriptions and always include them — a good description will stay with an image as it gets repinned all over the Pinterest world. Use your virtual tour business name in the description if the image is from your own site.
Pinterest is quickly surpassing current marketing favorites like LinkedIn and YouTube so it would be a great idea to hop on the Pinterest train if you haven’t already.

Make sure register for tomorrow’s Social Realty show if you have not already. Register Here:

We’ll see you there RTV!

Nancy Bain
RTV Social Media Director
Virtual Tour Software & Social Media Training