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Promote Your Virtual Tours & Property Sites – Push a Hot Sheet!

If you’re looking for a quick way to promote your real estate photography and virtual tour business above and beyond the other local competitors, look to the Hot Sheet for a BOOST in your marketing. Our new 2020 Hot Sheet is bringing RTV virtual tour providers lots of new business and it will work for you too!  Increase drone bookings, show off your Zillow 3D’s, attract new prospects with your flashy property websites!  It’s all possible by sending your recent shoots out to your mailing list via a Hot Sheet!

virtual tour hot sheet

What is a Hot Sheet?
A Hot Sheet is a list of your most recent real estate virtual tours that get sent out to your customer base and prospects as you complete new virtual tours and property websites. You create new property websites and virtual tours like you already do now and when X number of productions have been created, your Hot Sheet will be automatically compiled and an email will be sent to everyone on your Hot Sheet email list. Take a look at some recent hot sheets that were pushed out by our Traverse City Real Estate Photography team – BlueLaVaMedia – http://archive.aweber.com/360traverseblog

 

Why the Hot Sheet?
Staying in touch with your customers on a regular to semi-regular basis is VITAL in any business. Being that you’re creating content EVERY day with new virtual tours and single property websites, the Hot Sheet is a PERFECT marketing tool for you to put in front of as many local real estate agents as you can. As people click on and watch the virtual tours from your Hot Sheet email, virtual tour traffic reports will show this referral traffic by putting “Hot Sheet” onto the report. Your customers will know you’re working hard to get them the most exposure and the best part is that it will all be done for you automatically!

How does the Hot Sheet work?
Our Hot Sheet is a snippet of HTML code that we give you to paste into a service like Aweber, MailChimp, or other online email marketing service. MailChimp calls it RSS-to-Email and Aweber calls it a Blog Broadcast. You can log into your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account today and get both code and instructions for your very own Hot Sheet set up. Our customer service team is here to help you get it going so don’t worry!

Our new 2020 Hot Sheet has a “HOT” new layout and utilizes the new Hot Sheet RSS code found in your Tour Manager. We’ve added agent photos to the Hot Sheet too. Enjoy!

As always we’re here to help you succeed!  

RTV, Inc

Virtual Tours, Property Websites, & National Photography Services

Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687


How to Add Property Lines and Call-Outs to Aerial Drone Footage

The FORMULA 87 – Call Outs, Property Lines & Droppers For Drone

Attention real estate photographers and drone pilots alike:  If you’re looking for a way to make your drone videos pop and stand out among the others in your area, you won’t want to miss this RTV exclusive webinar event. Join us for this live broadcast on August 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern and learn from one of BlueLaVa’s best.  We will be sitting in with Shawn Bradford from BlueLaVaMedia, LLC ( a northern Michigan drone service) as he goes through the process of adding in Call Outs, Enhanced Property Lines & Droppers to aerial drone video footage.  This is a MUST-DO for your aerial drone, real estate photography, and virtual tour business if you want to differentiate yourself and make your productions genuinely pop. During the show, Shawn will show you the programs, procedures, flight capture techniques, and video editing steps required to add these captivating features to your aerial drone footage. 

Sign up now via your virtual tour manager – https://manage.realtourvision.com  Click Webinars on the left to register for the event.

Shawn has a commercial helicopter license and has flown unmanned aerial vehicles as a contractor for the Naval Air division of our armed services. He has numerous hours of aerial photography in several areas ranging from real estate, commercial construction, boats, and vehicles. Shawn has also been actively involved in commercial video production and surveillance. 

Register for this show now and claim your seat.  We are limited to 500 guests, so be sure to register now and get ready to separate yourself from the pack. Learn how to do this and see why over 80% of the drone orders at BlueLaVaMedia include our property line package! 

See you there RTV!

Jason & Team RTV


The FORMULA 85 – Hot Sheet, Google Analytics, & Facebook Pixel Integration

You’ve seen the RTV weekly virtual tour traffic reports  that we overhauled in 2019. While these reports provide a lot of significant useful data and make for a beneficial weekly touchpoint for your customers, there are still quite a few things that you simply can not do with the reports that you can do with more analytics and tracking.

For example, can you imagine standing in a room full of real estate agents or business owners, holding up a tablet that is displaying in real-time anyone around the globe that is looking at your virtual tours or single property websites? Perhaps a real estate brokerage that you photograph for with utilizes Facebook ads for marketing. Did you know that by using RTV’s new tracking center you could drop that brokerage’s Facebook Pixel code into every property website and virtual tour you create? By doing so anyone that looks at their virtual tours and property websites on the MLS, Zillow, realtor.com, or any site for that matter, would instantly see that brokerage’s ads when they log onto Facebook next time. These are just a couple examples of the sheer power that is waiting for you to harness by implementing google analytics and Facebook pixel tracking into your virtual tours and property websites.

Come to our live webinar on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 PM and learn how to add Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel tracking to your productions. We’ll also be sharing with you a brief overview of the new 2020 Hot Sheet set up process that you’ve been hearing about. If you don’t know what a Hot Sheet is, here’s an example for you to look at – Hot Sheet

The above Hot Sheet is from BlueLaVaMedia a Traverse City Real Estate Photography Company. The Hot Sheet is an attractive summary of your last 5-20 productions that get sent out via email to all of your customers and prospects. It’s a fantastic marketing tool and won the #2 slot for providing the most leads to BlueLaVaMedia in 2019 coming in second place to the affiliate logo (https://www.screencast.com/t/dxXy62nB) that BlueLaVa places on all their tours and property websites.

During the show I’ll be interviewing Rob Estep (Entrepreneur & Professional Photographer) from LMP 360 Media – http://lmp360media.com/ and Mitch Park (Web Developer and Facebook Pixel/Google Analytics Expert) from https://www.contemposolutions.net/ We will be taking a look at the Hot Sheet set up process as well as what is required to add the Google Analytics/Facebook Pixel code to your Fusion virtual tour system from start to finish. We’ll also show you how you can add both tracking codes in for specific real estate agents, owners and even brokers from within your system.

We hope to see you on The FOMRULA 85! – PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS ENDED. Those interested may watch the recording via your www.RockPointeMarketing.com account. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jason & Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


Happy Holidays & SYSTEM-WIDE Updates From RTV

virtual tour software holiday card

It’s been a VERY productive year over here at RTV and being that it’s the holiday season we have MUCH to celebrate. For those of you that keep up with us in our Facebook group, you see our regular posts as we launch new marketing tools, products, and features. For everyone else out there that’s too busy or have not kept up with all of our product launches and enhancements over the last five months you’re encouraged to review this blog post in its entirety as it contains a complete summary of all RTV virtual tour software updates since August of 2019.

Before going over the update list below, please take a minute and check out the massive improvements that have been made to our core technology here at RTV by clicking a few of the links below:

3 New Property Site Layouts:

Centauri Layout – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/s/8176-Lakeside-Trl-Williamsburg-MI-49690-1866756

Anvil Layout – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/s/7734-Elk-Tip-Dr-Rapid-City-MI-49676-1862721

Tyche – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/s/850507

New Virtual Tours Skin Introduced:

Still Photos Tour With Fusion Slim Carousel – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/703969

Mixed Media Tour With Fusion Slim Carousel – https://tours.bluelavamedia.com/391092

Impressive right??!! Now that you’ve seen the really slick front end stuff which is what keeps your customers coming back to you, I would encourage all of you to review the list below as many of these items will put more money in your pockets in 2020. There are some BIG lead generating items below as well as several new revenue boosters that you can start offering to your customers immediately.

“Looking into early 2020, RTV customers can expect Stripe integration for payment collection, payment collection before image download, photography only job scheduling and delivery, improved Fusion default settings for faster tour creation time, and more.”

Fusion Manager Updates:

11-27-19
RTV Launches FusionSite – We are VERY proud to announce FusionSite, RTV’s Property Website Maker. FusionSite allows our users to generate gorgeous individual property websites with the click of a mouse. Our new property sites come with the purchase of any virtual tour credit and will be available as branded and non-branded in the deliverables sections in your TMS. The property sites are fully responsive, playback streaming video and support embedded content such as Matterport productions or 4K YouTube videos.

11-7-2019
New Winter Backgrounds – We have added five new Winter backgrounds in the themes/backgrounds section for our users in the Northern parts of the world. These stylish backgrounds are available as tour backgrounds as well as themes. Enjoy!

10-4-2019
Google Analytics & Facebook Pixel Support Added – This update to our virtual tour system is simply a marketer’s dream come true! You can now drop google analytics and facebook pixel code directly into your productions for even deeper tracking and remarketing. If you have a customer that would like to have their code on the productions as well, no problem! RTV’s Fusion system is capable of handling your code, the broker’s code, the agent’s code and the owner. No marketing left behind! To get started click on “Profile” then on “Tracking Codes” from within your virtual tour manager. Happy Marketing!

9-17-2019
New 2020 HotSheet Code – Power users that are using Fusion’s virtual tour RSS feeds to automatically blog or to generate email blasts are sure to love our new 2020 HotSheet. A HotSheet is a list of your most recent real estate virtual tour productions that get sent out to your customer base as you create new tours. We’ve taken into consideration that 50% – 70% of the recipients will be looking at the HotSheet email message from a mobile device. Our new improved HotSheet is clean, responsive, and very user-friendly. Have a look at the resulting email message here. If you’re interested in creating a HotSheet for your business you will need an email client such as Aweber first. Users may access their HotSheet code from the Fusion Manager by clicking on “FSD”, followed by “Tours”, then on “Map Code, RSS Feed” on the right. In 2019 the HotSheet was the second-largest source of leads for BlueLaVaMedia next to the affiliate logo on the tours.

8-10-2019
New “Take a Tour” Buttons – We have added twenty new and modernized “Take a Tour” buttons. Those adding a production to a website via our “Tour Button” code will like some of the new choices of buttons that we now have. To set your default tour button, log into your tour manager and click on “Settings”, “Resource Pool”, “Button Pool” and choose a new and modern button as your default tour button!

Tour Player Updates:

11-27-19
Audio AutoPlay Improvements – Making sure that audio auto-plays on both our tours as well as our new property sites is very important. It is also however up to each browser and dependant on a multitude of factors such as how often a user has been to a domain and interacted with it. Our users should immediately see improvements with their virtual tours and property sites auto-playing audio as long as they have been to the particular domain twenty times and have clicked on allow audio 20% of the time or greater. Since this is a moving target and different with each browser users should expect it to continually change.

10-4-2019
New Responsive Tour Players Launched – RTV is committed to having the World’s BEST virtual tour players and technology available to professional photographers. This latest round of updates puts our HTML 5 tour players well ahead of the pack. Our new sleek tour designs provide a modern look and feel and work better than ever across all mobile devices. This update to Fusion Experience and Fusion Slim includes the following:

  • The ability to add an image carousel to Fusion Slim – See Example
  • We took this opportunity to give Fusion Slim some additional features such as lead capture, language translation, password protection, scene descriptions, and tools.
  • Fusion Slim’s dropdown menu can now be turned on or off via the Tour Options menu.
  • The Tools button on both tour players can also now be turned on or off from the Tour Options menu.
  • Users will notice that both virtual tour players have a slightly faster image fade time when moving from one scene to the next and we have maximized the efficiency of both tour players to gain even more impressive virtual tour load time – Check it Out
  • This update gave both tour players updated status banners (sold, pending, etc.), the ability to add a drop shadow to both the scene titles and scene descriptions, new modern hotspot caption bubbles, improved language translation, and the carousel now automatically dips down on mobile devices for the maximum viewing area.

Once again, Happy Holidays to you and thank you so much for your continued support. Give us a call or email us with any questions that you may have. If you would like guidance as to how to implement or market any of these new items please don’t hesitate to ask. All of these powerful marketing tools are what make you look your best and secure the most business in your market. As we kick off the new year, look for amazing things to continue coming from RTV and prepare yourself for a very special announcement!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

866-947-8687

 

 


RTV Announces HTTPS Secure Private Labeled Virtual Tours

We are very excited to give HTTPS Secure virtual tours to the entire network of virtual tour providers, aerial drone pilots and professional photographers using the RTV virtual tour software platform. While the RTV branded virtual tour links have been HTTPS secure for well over a year now, our MyBrand or “Private Labeled” virtual tour links have been HTTP.

HTTPS is vital in the virtual tour world not only when it comes to embedding a virtual tour into a secure website but it’s also vital when it comes to how our weekly virtual tour traffic reports track and record data from referral sites. See Example Tour – https://tours.bluelavamedia.com/322313  and corresponding virtual tour traffic report – https://fusion.realtourvision.com/report/trafficreport.php?tourid=322313 

We live to program new virtual tour software and features for you every few weeks. Stay tuned for some AMAZING updates to hit in February of 2019!  Thank you all for your dedication to our brand and loyalty.  You Stand Out with RTV!

 

Team RTV
RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687