Blog Tag: virtual_tour_business

Google Juice Comes From Freshly Squeezed Blogs

Listen up RTV!

Blogging is arguably the simplest (& cheapest) way to start generating traffic to your virtual tour website. It is extremely powerful and very easy to do. Whether you have a blog already, or aren’t yet familiar with them, understand that they are a key factor in your online marketing for virtual tours and real estate business.

Blogging is not only a great way to drive traffic to your site but is incredibly important in building your credibility and brand for your virtual tour or real estate business!

Some Benefits of Blogging:

Boost Traffic: Blogs and RSS feeds can make a positive change in your the traffic to your website. By adding new content to your site on a regular basis, you ensure that the search engine’s spider crawls your site more often.

Back Links: Note that lots of Google juice comes from freshly squeezed blogs. Through blogging, you can find a number of business partners together because people having different interests and thoughts are closely knit with each other.

Lower Costs: Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web site. Virtual Tour and real estate business owners that don’t have the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an economical method to get your company’s name out on the Internet.

Cheap Marketing: By Blogging you can raise your website profile and increase visits to your virtual tour website almost instantly!

So, are you blogging yet? If not, you should be! Sign up now in your BRC for the RTV 12 Week Blogging Course. Inner circle members may also now download our entire NEW 12 WEEK Social Ignition Course under the “Systems” tab in the RPM Site.

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A Shout From Tehachapi

I started my Tehachapi virtual tour business about 4 years ago and have had a blast ever since. Even thought the economy is tanked, there are many various opportunities for the utilization of virtual tours. Real Estate is only one.

The price of your homes fits into a great market for VT’s. Keep in mind, with a virtual tour business you are only limited by your energy and creativity. The ROI is really rather rapid.

Your relationships with real estate agents and the local association is what really keeps things going. The tours will get you started. Don’t hesitate to give a few away in the beginning as they will sell themselves after that. Also, make sure you visit the offices and talk with the agents OFTEN! That is when I seem to get my orders. (out of sight out of mind).

As far as how much can be made. Well that really depends on your market and how creative you are. The team at RTV is one of the best I have worked with. They have always been there for support, and if you can catch a couple of Jason’s ideas you are bound to be successful.

David Shaw
http://www.realistic360tours.com
Tehachapi Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour: 661-333-4156


Tell Google Yahoo and Bing About You

As a property marketer and provider of virtual tours in your area you need to let more than people know that you exist! By quickly filling out a listing on these 3 sites (Google Listings, Yahoo Listings and Bing Local Listings), you instantly let the major search engines know that your virtual tour business is important, and they show it to more potential customers.

Google Listings: Free listing – Local customers already search Google for the products and services you offer. Create a business listing to be sure they find you. Free updates – Keep your address, phone number, hours of operation, and more up-to-date. Even create coupons and display photos and videos, all for free. Free insights – Use the power of Google’s data to learn where your customers come from and what they search for to find you.

Yahoo Listings: A Local Basic Listing displays your information in Yahoo! Local Search results when customers search for businesses like yours in your area. Add or update your business’ name, contact information, and category. You can also add information such as hours of operation, accepted payment methods, services offered, and products available for sale. Leverage the power of Yahoo! Local, a leading destination for motivated customers looking for local information online.

Bing Local Listings (Formerly MSN): Bing Local lets users find businesses near them, or near where they want to go. Because listings are returned in search results, businesses don’t have to search for new customers—the customers have already found them. It’s free – It’s like free advertising! The more information you provide, the easier it is for customers to find you. It’s fast – Improve or update your listing anytime to suit your needs. There’s no schedule or hassle. Reach your customers – Customers are already searching for what you provide. What better time to reach them?

Frugal Marketing U
Detroit Virtual Tours
http://www.realvisionstudio.com
Order a virtual tour today!


Another RTV Testimonial!

Good morning, Jason!

…and thank you for your warm welcome –and for being the creative and mgmt force that launched RTV! You and your team have provided such a terrific business opportunity to so many folks.

I’ve had a great experience working with Mike Thompson recently as I prepared to jump onboard with RTV and know that he, and others on your support team, will be watching my back as I get ready to launch my V/Tour company, “VIRTUALLY THERE MEDIA.COM” (and feeder site “PROPERTY MARKETING SPECIALISTS.COM”)!

I’m 100% committed to Rockin’ Chicagoland for RTV!

Sincerely,

-Alan


Why RTV

Dear Judy,

Real Tour Vision gave me your contact information as a reference to their virtual tour business opportunity. I am considering starting a Virtual Tour Company with the RTV system. My market would be Metro-West Boston, MA. A rural area with home prices ranging from $450k-$950k+. Obviously the economy and the housing market have taken a beating, but I still think there is opportunity and a need for RTV services. I would appreciate any words of wisdom or any concerns you have as I pursue this venture. Is this a viable business? How much money can realistically be made in a week/month/year? What has been your experience with RTV?

Thanks in advance for any information you can share.
Ricky

Ricky,

Let’s start with the economy . . .

My business really picked up when the economy slowed. During these times, realtors have to “pull out all the stops” to sell the listing — even just to keep the listing long enough for it to sell. In addition, sellers are internet-savvy and more and more are insisting their realtor put on a virtual tour or they’ll go with an one who will. The recent NAR reports that 80% request a virtual tour these days! Yea!!!

I started with RealTourVision 2 years ago this spring. I bought the 200 tour package because I knew I would use them eventually. I was buying my second 200 tour package in about 8 months. I think I’ve bought a couple more 200 pkgs since then, not sure how many exactly. The tours were, and are, very well received by realtors because they are THAT MUCH BETTER than the competition.

When I was looking for a company to go with, I went online looking for a quality product. RTV had what I wanted and so much more. I never expected their support to be so awesome! Believe me, in the beginning I was calling “support” every day, several times a day for help. I’m sure they thought I would never last but I was determined to learn the system and do the type of quality tours I knew I could. The learning process took about 2 weeks.

Probably what impresses me the most is their loyalty. I can’t count the times that RTV has turned away interested people who wanted to start RTV providerships in my area. RTV would even call me if the person was wanting to start a providership anywhere in Missouri or Arkansas to make sure it wouldn’t be infringing on my territory.

I think the “loyalty” issue is one of the things I most respect and appreciate about RTV. I was a provider for another tour company that did not show me that kind of loyalty which is the reason I went “shopping” for another company in the first place (and took all my tours and clients with me!)

Getting started . . .I started part-time basically. I had one “big-hitter” realtor and I was doing all of her virtual tours on her high-end listings. Other agents would see her tours and want tours just like “Ethel’s”. It just built from there. I now have several “big-hitters” and lots of “little-hitters” and full-time work. In fact, my husband also helps with the photography and my daughter-in-law helps with the stitching. It may start out a little slow, Jim, but it will snowball if you hang in there.

In my market here in southwest Missouri, I have to be competitive with my pricing. I only charge $75 for a basic tour, so, after the $10 I pay RTV for the tour credit, I net $65 per tour. I’m doing roughly 10-15 per week, so netting $650 to $975 per week. In your market, you’ll probably have no problem netting $90-100 per tour (maybe more).

Our selling season slows down considerably from November–January, then it takes off again. At that time I’m lucky to have 2 tours a week. Please feel free to call me if you have any other questions. I wouldn’t hesitate too long though. You definitely want to grab your territory while its available. Going with RTV was the best decision I could have ever made!

Sharon Wasson
Springfield Virtual Tours