Blog Tag: virtual_tour

Charlotte Virtual Tours

Media Tours 360, a service of Rob Armstrong Photography, has recently partnered with Real Tour Vision™ (RTV), the world’s largest and fastest growing virtual tour software provider. As a Real Tour Vision full service provider Media Tours 360 offers state-of-the-art virtual tours and innovative online marketing solutions to local Real Estate Professional and Business Owners in the Charlotte, NC Metro Area. Media Tours 360 has completed proprietary training as a certified RTV full service provider and will be offering their clients and customers expert advice on internet property marketing.

We are really excited about bringing the best in virtual tours, professional photography services and excellent personalized customer service to the Metrolina. Whether you need a full service virtual tour or you just want to increase online exposure of your business or Real Estate listing, we are here to provide you with the expertise you deserve. Call us today to discuss your marketing needs.

Rob Armstrong
Media Tours 360
Charlotte/Metrolina Virtual Tours
www.MediaTours360.com
Order a Virtual Tour (704) 904-3466


SEO Anchors and Text – Oh MY!

Hello all you fellow Bloggers. Yes, I typed that with a capital B because I think Blogging is important and I think the Bloggers are priceless. I had no idea when I signed up with RTV that I would learn so many new things that would improve not only my Web presence but also my web “intelligence”.

I have had a web page for the last year and thought I had it going on but now I am not so sure at all. I have learned so many new things my head spins every night when I lay down to sleep. I keep thinking about SEO, Anchor Text, Active Rain, LinkedIn, MySpace, FaceBook, RTV Blog and so on. WOW, I think a new one comes out everyday. I wrote one of my first Blogs quite awhile ago, before starting this new part of my life, about being “Left Behind” in the internet world. I think that it gets more true everyday. I don’t know how people that don’t have a wonderful mentor like Cheryl Waller will ever get there.

I am a little older than the normal New Blogger, and I have no background in computers (other than working on them everyday for years now) but I think everyone that wants to have a successful business had better take a close look at this new form of doing business on the internet. This is the way of the future and I don’t want to be “Left Behind”, I want to be right in the middle of it(actually I want to be in the forefront). Although I realize that I am not doing all of this perfectly yet I am getting better at it and will continue to hone my skills as I learn more about all of these wonderful new tools that are not only available, but free to those who will take a risk and learn something new.

It is time consuming at first but it is great to Google yourself and you show up first on the page. That makes you want to just keep Blogging and linking back more and more. Like I said, it takes a while to get it right so don’t give up. You may be closer than you think. So I will continue to follow Cheryl’s instruction and Blog weekly, tag frequently, link often, anchor wisely, and believe it or not I am having a blast!

I am so excited about new technology and new ideas I feel absolutely young again. I am not looking forward figuring out the blonde parts all over but I will get there. Don’t forget to check out my Blogs on Active Rain, and visit my pages at Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, Active Rain and at Carol’s Place. Thanks for reading my blog and let me know what you think about being left behind.

And to just think, if I hadn’t signed up to be a Real Tour Vision provider I still wouldn’t know all of this. It may have taken years for me to reach this new height in my skill level on the internet. Thanks Cheryl and all of you at RTV and RPM. I really appreciate you.

Carol Harris
Colonial Heights Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour – 804-731-4113
iMediaTree.com – Coming Soon!!


What the Heck is SEO

Its no secret that the customer base for many businesses has moved online. This is especially true of the real estate market. The number of buyers shopping online has steadily increased yearly for several years. Now, that number has reached 87% according to the 2008 National Association of Realtors(R) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, making an effective online marketing campaign essential if you want your business to continue to grow.

So, how do you get noticed on the world wide web?

One essential is SEO. Just what is SEO? Do I need one? Where do I get one? Is it easy to use? Does it come with instructions or , even better, a hotline? If you are one of the many who ask yourself questions like this, then read on…

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential if you want your website and online marketing to be found on the internet. It is based on a couple of things – one is what people search for on the web, the other is how relevant your information is to that search.

Here is how it works:

You are a real estate agent marketing your listings online. You are located in Shreveport, La. Your website should include information about real estate in your city, your listings, information on your local market and so on. When a home buyer sits down at their computer to learn more about what is available they will search for something like “homes for sale with virtual tours in Shreveport”. The results they will receive will include websites that have virtual tours of homes for sale in Shreveport. Whether or not your marketing will appear in the results depends on how relevant your content is to this search.

Google Search Results

Google Search Results

Viewers will look at those sites that appear on the first or maybe second page of the search results. Rarely do they view information found on page 10 of the results. Therefore, placing content on the web that is directly related to your business or product is essential to being found. But it is also essential to establish that information as being relevant to the topic. This is done many ways such as linking to other related information from your website, having other information linking back to you, visits to your website by interested people, etc.

SEO is a driving force in effective online marketing.

Creating a volume of relevant content on the web can be a time consuming effort; however, the effort is well worth it when you consider the market share available to be reached.

If your time is already spread thin, then you may want to consider hiring someone to help. Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours has optimized all of our online marketing on behalf of our clients in order to help drive them to the top of the search results and to create related relevant content on the web. Contact us today to learn more.

Rebecca Bolda
Ark-La-Tex Virtual Tours
Shreveport Virtual Tours
www.TheVirtualTourPeople.com
Order a Virtual Tour (318) 572-1779


Social Ignition Webinar for TAAR Members

Over the last year while Jim has been in and out of several hundred homes here in Northern Michigan, I have been busy working on something truly unique, that is so powerful, and yet incredibly easy to learn. In fact, every time I show someone they always wonder why they have not been doing it all along.

I must admit that I used to plug my ears anytime someone mentioned Digg, Delicious, Furl, Technorati, Backflip, or Twitter to me. But that was before I realized the sheer potential for literally ANYONE…in ANY business…anywhere in the World to maximize their online exposure. So yes, this does mean YOU!

Like you I used to hear these new buzz phrases and ignore them.

I used to see little symbols like this AddThis popping up all over the web and, yes, I simply looked the other way. Do you remember when email was the same way? Back when you could still run your business without a website? Times are quickly changing and once again real estate agents must do the same.

Don’t worry because once you learn a few of the basics this will be just as easy for you to do as it is to send an email. I promise! If you are a member of TAAR and would like to find out how you can start to leverage the power of social networking and bookmarking I highly encourage you to attend the BlueLaVaMedia Social Ignition Webinar next month. You will be able to view our webinar from the comfort of your home computer via the internet!!

The webinar is absolutely FREE to all TAAR members. Yes I said FREE. The only thing that my program will require of you is a bit of your time and willingness to make some small changes in the way you conduct business online.

Are you ready for Social Ignition? Stop by our website www.BlueLaVaMedia.com/socialignition and sign up for this event! Once you’re pre-registered just keep an eye out for our next BlueLaVaMedia newsletter which will contain our activation link and webinar schedule.

See you at at the show!!

BlueLaVaMedia
Traverse City Virtual Tours
www.BlueLaVaMedia.com
Take your business to the next level today: 877-941-TOUR (8687)


Planning Ahead Pays

Last May Eric Stewart of Llewellyn Realtors went on a listing appointment. During that appointment he told his prospective clients about the wonderful photos and virtual tours he has made for each of his listings. The grass was green and the flowers on the bushes were still in bloom. The problem was his prospective clients were not ready to sell their home yet. They wanted advise on what to do to get ready to sell their home in 6 to 9 months.

Knowing what the weather would be like in the Washington DC Metro Area, Eric knew he had to take charge of his listing, and without a listing agreement in place, he called BakerB Solutions to come out and do a virtual tour of the prospective sellers home. By doing so, he extended a leap of faith that these clients would eventually use him to sell their home. In addition, he secured the best possible photos available for this listing. So 9 months later when the sellers knew the time had come to put the home on the market they called Eric and had the virtual tour loaded and linked to the MRIS and Realtor.com. They had no choice to go to any other Realtor since Eric was the only one they spoke to that spent money in advance of a contract to secure the best photos of their house. If they called someone else, they would have photos with a dead lawn, leafless trees and bushes with no flowers. In addition, the sunlight coming through the windows to illuminate the interior would not have been as favorable either.

The result is a wonderful virtual tour of 14 Enid Court, Potomac, MD 20854.

If you want to take advantage of the season in the upcoming Spring Market to get great photos of your prospective listing in Potomac, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Silver Spring, Hyattsville, Frederick or any other part of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC, give BakerB Solutions a call at 301.424.8272.

BakerB Solutions
www.bakerb.com
Your Maryland Virtual Tour Company
Call and order a virtual tour today – 301-424-8272