I’m sure you all have noticed the marked increase in “virtual tour” providers and Do it yourself “virtual tour” services that have materialized in the past year or two. I have put virtual tour in parenthesis because, frankly, they are not virtual tours at all. It seems the service that we as Real Tour Vision providers offer has been lumped in with every other service that provides some sort of visual representation of a property (no matter how basic or poor it is), and all of them labeled as “virtual tours”.
It’s quite frustrating to be speaking to a Realtor who claims I am twice as expensive as other “virtual tour” providers, or that they can create a “virtual tour” themselves for far less. A basic photo slide or a slide show that slightly pans or zooms across still images is NOT a virtual tour! What those companies do or offer in a Do It Yourself virtual tour package is not NEARLY as comprehensive as what I do. I typically shoot EVERY camera-ready area of the home (sometimes from two or more angles for larger homes and bigger rooms) whereas some of my competitors “who charge much less” put up a measly 3 or 4 scene slide show.
So, I have come up with a solution that differentiates my product, and has allowed me to raise my prices significantly to compensate my extra time and effort, and all it takes is two extra words. I have officially changed the name of my virtual tours to Virtual WALK-THROUGH Tours!
RTV has given us superior virtual tour software to simulate walking-through the home through crystal clear, comprehensive scenes and the use of multiple hot spots, so why not use it to differentiate our product? I guarantee you’ll beat your competitors and book more tours if you simply change the name of your tours, and in your marketing pitch say something to the effect of, “Hey look, just about everyone out there calls their product or service a virtual tour these days. But what I offer is different and far more comprehensive. I actually simulate a walk-through tour of the home using superior technology. I shoot all the camera-ready areas of the house, and then link up all the rooms and scenes with navigation links called “hot spots”.
This is the type of home representation that online home buyers are looking for and appreciate, not a few slides moving across their screen or a few cloudy and distorted panoramas.”
Give it a try and see if your virtual tour company doesn’t benefit.
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Real Tour Vision recently sent me a lead for a virtual tour assignment in a town where I have had no prior business. I don’t normally have to travel far for my assignments, but I wanted to fulfill this request since it was generated by RTV and I am so happy that I went.
The homeowners were discouraged with their previous attempts to sell their home and they were especially disgusted with the quality of virtual tour they had received, citing the fact that it made their hand-sponged walls appear black instead of green. I assured them that I would do a great job and made sure to force the flash in all instances in that room!
Well, the client was so happy that she wrote her real estate agent “WOW! This is the very best virtual tour I have seen . . . since our house has been on the market, I have seen a lot of virtual tours. There is no question; this is by far the best! Thank you and Cynthia for all the work. I am absolutely delighted and can hardly wait to brag to my neighbors about the fantastic job you have done.
You have assembled a great Team!! “ I was so pleased to be able to present a quality virtual tour for this agent and her homeowners and I am starting to get more business out of this agency because of this one good experience. I don’t object to traveling any more when the results are this rewarding. Actually, these out of town jobs have been some of my favorites and I get to try out to new restaurants!
In a recent conversation with a potential new client I discovered an objection to the use of virtual tours, one I hadn’t come across before. The Realtor in question had never used virtual tours because the ones he was exposed to didn’t do the property justice, in his opinion. He didn’t want to use virtual tours because he didn’t want to tarnish the listing in any way! He contacted me, with a view to me doing some work for him, after he had seen one of the tours I did for a mutual client. He said, “I haven’t done tours before because more often than not they don’t do the house justice. When I saw what you did for Denny I was blown away! You turned a really small house around and your images were amazing!”
Image is all important in our line of work and as a Real Tour Vision full service provider I know that what we produce is at the top of the list when it comes to professional virtual tours that are pleasing to the eye. The fact that tours were not an option for this Realtor until he saw one in a Real Tour Vision window is absolutely amazing to me and this is a story that is worth sharing again and again as not all virtual tours are the same.
Florida Eye Tours, LLC
A www.RealTourVision.com Full Service provider
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