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Milwaukee Virtual Tours & Night Shots - 02/26/10 02:33 PM
Night Photography what a great topic for The IMAGE. Last night’s IMAGE was filled with some great suggestions and tips from an excellent photographer Brian Peterson. The team here at 360 Image Media offering Milwaukee Virtual Tours, really learned some great new ideas and tricks to make our night photography even better. We will also experiment with some of the tips learned and apply them to some low lighting and creative shoots we have coming up real soon. With this enhanced virtual tour photography knowledge we are also really looking forward to the launch of the new Full Screen HD virtual (0 comments)
Outshine Your Competition - 02/26/10 02:20 PM
"As an Indianapolis Real Estate Auctioneer and Broker, RTV's virtual tour software offers me a distinctive service differentiator. None of my local auction competitors have the ability to offer such a product. I mix it up a bit by providing 360° panorama virtual tours as value proposition which is always enjoyed by my varied client base.
Bonham's is affiliated with United County Auction Services - the largest national organization of auctioneers, holding auction licenses in 48 states. We work with Lawyers, Bank Asset Managers, People that are Downsizing, etc., to auction Commercial & Residential Real Estate and Personal (2 comments)
Setting up for Virtual Staging - 02/25/10 07:35 PM
Attention RTV virtual tour providers: I know that you're all working very hard to setup your virtual staging program and we've just done something that will make your job much easier. As you the virtual staging catalog is nearly 14 MB which is much too large to email your prospects. RTV has uploaded an unbranded version of our virtual staging catalog that can be found here: RTV Virtual Home Staging Catalog. Once you click on that link you will want to follow the steps below PRECISELY to add this catalog to your website just as we have done so below in (0 comments)
Attitude is Altitude - 02/23/10 12:05 PM
There is nothing like a best friend you can count on to say just the right things, keep your secrets and believe in you. That’s why I called mine last night as I was obsessing about a presentation I had to give today to 20 Nova Scotia real estate agents. I am currently taking a Toastmasters Leadership course to help me establish my confidence and public speaking skills, but this was to be my very first opportunity to speak in front of (what I call) a large crowd. Nervous was an understatement. She told me (my BFF) just say to yourself, (0 comments)
Virtual Staging Sales Begin - 02/22/10 11:53 AM
We're starting to see the very first virtual staging images roll off the assembly lines. RTV proudly gives our tip of the hat to Suzanne Feinberg from Scottsdale Virtual Tour Company PowerVision360.com for getting the very first virtual staging order completed over the weekend. The quality level shown above is quite amazing considering what we're seeing from other companies virtual home staging products. RTV has led the way in 3D Renderings and 3D Walkthroughs for many years now. It is likely that our virtual staging product will also dominate the industry. If you're looking for a source for virtual staging contact (4 comments)
Panorama Jack on "When Malware Strikes" - 02/19/10 11:57 AM
Dear Jack, During the RTV virtual tour webinar regarding the LifeLock system, Jason LaVanture mentioned a few steps to take if you thought you had spyware on your computer. Could you please do me a HUGE favor and outline those steps? Yours Truly, Melissa
Melissa my dear, Thank you so much for your interest in keeping your computer running smoothly. There's simply nothing worse than having a virus or spyware taking your valuable time away from you. Let me run through what Jason (The Virtual Tour Guru) was talking about on the webinar and explain what he referred to as (0 comments)
Hamilton Virtual Tours - 02/19/10 11:49 AM
Hello from our Hamilton Virtual Tour Company 360 Virtual Solutions & Marketing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We are new to the virtual tour industry but not new to real estate. As a realtor with Coldwell Banker, I have seen and heard what is required by realtors in order to provide customers with unique powerful property marketing solutions. The competition here for virtual tours is fierce and now is the time to offer this innovative marketing tool to your clients. This would also apply to any of your clients selling anything via the web such as restaurants, resorts, vehicles and so on. (0 comments)
Must Love Blogs Webinar Summary - 02/17/10 02:16 PM
Hey there RTV. Special thanks for all of you out there who attended last night's show! I'm very sorry about all the little gremlins that were vexing me during the presentation and really appreciate you putting up with that. Our new blog http://www.PanoramaJack.com site seems to be working properly today and if you have not already done so please send me your Active Rain username now and I will add you onto the blog as a contributor. Between now and our next show PLEASE get your home page setup. Add your photo and your name to your site. Add a local (0 comments)
Meet the REAL Kate McCoy - 02/17/10 11:59 AM
Hello, RTV Dealers! My name is Kate McCoy. I’m the owner of Just Kate real estate marketing located in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex. I decided to call it “Just Kate” because from my personal experiences.
I’ve seen quite a few real estate agents’ desks. I could just picture them frantically trying to remember some off the wall company name I would have come up with while digging through that hot mess of an office and saying out loud, “I’ve got to call Kate” or telling someone, “You just need to call Kate and she will help you.” Thus, a (0 comments)
Virtual Home Staging Service - 02/16/10 09:35 AM
Virtual Home Staging is here from RTV! With more and more homes now being vacant due to foreclosures virtual staging is more in demand these days than ever before. Are you an RTV virtual tour provider? Are you looking for additional property marketing services to add to your offerings menu? If you answered yes to both of these questions then look no further. A powerful property marketing tool packing a dramatic eye-catching punch is here! RTV is now able to offer you this new virtual home staging product at an extremely low price. Please review our latest RTV newsletter for ordering (3 comments)
Like a hand in glove - Joining the Chamber - 02/12/10 10:28 AM
When RTV suggested that my Nova Scotia virtual tour business become a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, I put it on (what seemed at the time) a very long "to do" list. Priority was given to developing my brand, mastering the RTV virtual tour software, learning my new camera, establishing a website, marketing and staying abreast of what RTV's Inner Circle Marketing constantly had to offer.
After the launch of my Nova Scotia virtual tour company (http://www.supernovastudios.ca) and with more time on my hands, it was time to consider RTV's recommendation. Could the Chamber offer me opportunities to (0 comments)
FSBO Property Marketing - 02/11/10 12:33 PM
The advent of the internet has forever changed the Real Estate market, allowing home buyers and home sellers to be more empowered then ever. Unfortunately, the recent Mortgage crisis and state of the economy has put us in the middle of one of the most challenging Real Estate Markets in recent history. With foreclosures on the rise, mortgage money hard to come by and an abundance of homes on the market home buyers are being very cautious with their time and choices.
As a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) home seller the challenges are even greater. The question is; how (3 comments)
Calling All RTV RAINMAKER Bloggers! - 02/09/10 01:48 PM
Calling All RTV RAINMAKERSAre you currently on Active Rain? Are you grandfathered in as RAINMAKER status? Have you paid for your RAINMAKER status with a paying subscription to Active Rain? If you’re already at RAINMAKER status the word RAINMAKER will appear under your photo when you login and click on your profile. Assuming that you are, you will now be able to participate in the RTV Virtual Tour Provider Blog http://www.PanoramaJack.com. To get things started with this new initiative please email jason(at)realtourvision.com and let me know that you would like to participate. I will simply need your Active Rain username that (0 comments)
Alamo Virtual Tours are Here - 02/09/10 01:17 PM
The New Year is sure to bring new technology to our San Antonio virtual tour company, especially under Jason’s tutelage. While we are embracing new virtual tour software technology, don’t forget to keep tabs on your present virtual tour technology.I recently had my website compromised and didn’t find out about it until I was looking at my Google Analytics and saw a flat line for a number of days. I did a search on Yahoo and Bing and Google and lo and behold, what did I find but to my dismayment, that while my site name was there, there was ‘nothing (0 comments)
Wilmington Virtual Tours - 02/08/10 11:47 AM
When it comes to Virtual Tours and what’s new on the market I have seen a few things that make me want to say there is a very bright future coming and I need to get on board before I miss the boat.First is the talking website Avatar that’s lets you use your own face for the Avatar and voice. It comes up on your front page and will be interactive to your viewing clients. We all know (or should) that the amount of time spent looking at a webpage is very short so your front page has to Wow them (0 comments)
Virtual Tours Used by Criminals - 02/07/10 05:14 PM
In the article virtual tour doubles as search warrant by Realty Times, Broderick Perkins addresses two homeowner / real estate agent objections about 360 virtual tours. Both objections relate to homeowner concerns of privacy. Although the article is very outdated with the popularity of 360 virtual tours (Dec 2002), these objections are still sometimes show up and I just wanted to write this today to show how they are easily put to bed with some intelligence and solid facts about our industry.Objection number one:According to his article, homeowners give up their fourth amendment right to 'expectation of privacy' and therefore expose (1 comments)
So You're Ready to Start Blogging - 02/07/10 04:19 PM
Many of you will be participating in our blogging/SEO training over the next few weeks. You will receive your first email real soon unless you have not already signed up. In the meantime, take some time and get to know the community. Subscribe to groups that you believe would benefit from your blogs. I highly recommend joining the Realtors(r) group. Also be sure to read the following: Active Rain Guidelines Getting Started Setting up an Effective Profile History of Blogs What is Blog Spam? Once you have read all of the above, you should have a pretty basic understanding of what (2 comments)
The Importance of Lighting & Framing - 02/04/10 11:39 AM
Virtual Tour Photography, taking pictures versus tech savvy training and experience, can be a perplexing challenge for a novice photographer and especially a virtual tour and real estate photographer, in the world today.Once upon a time, in the not too distance past, I can remember when being a photographer meant heavy, expensive equipment not to mention the technical training involving the operation of this equipment. A special talent, passion and extensive training were basics in starting a career as a professional virtual tour photographer and of course a mentor never hurt.Very few in my world had these opportunities, so the question (0 comments)
The IMAGE Photography Show Gets Praise - 02/03/10 12:25 PM
I was pleased to participate in the Webinar last night, The IMAGE, about lighting and framing. Ben Knorr was extremely helpful with his tips about lighting and looking for artistic framing of our shots. As a new RTV dealer who has not done any Tour Track jobs, knowing settings of the camera that others use for these Hotel/Hospitality tours is very helpful. I enjoy learning something new from each of the webinars I listen to. I hope that my images quickly reflect that. The Faststone Image viewer seems very helpful as well. What a great piece of software to get for (0 comments)
San Francisco Bay Area Virtual Tours - 02/03/10 12:23 PM
I learned a long time ago to take life One Day at a Time... Well to use that same philosophy, we plan on saving the world one house, one seller, one buyer, one property at a time... Well, we may be exaggerating a little bit, but hopefully we got your attention! If we all do our part and focus on small improvements (Kaizen), we can make a difference. So, how do we all market and promote real estate today? Traditional methods include:• Local Newspaper• Local Real Estate Guides and Magazines• Real Estate Flyer's (either mailed or hand delivered)• Post Cards - (0 comments)
Virtual Tours in Thailand Anyone? - 02/03/10 12:19 PM
Happy New Year from Koh Samui, Thailand Virtual Tours!At JFK Enterprises, our main business is operating two pubs in Koh Samui, Thailand. But since I had a computing background (after spending more than 20 years in automatic identification solutions), I thought it would be good to continue providing some form of IT solutions.We started with providing web hosting packages from Hostgator, one of the leading hosting providers in the industry. A few years ago we were introduced to Joomla, a content management system. After seeing the power of the solution, we decided to embrace it and include that into our offerings (0 comments)
Why are you Hiding? - 02/03/10 12:18 PM
Your relationship with your current and potential virtual tour client is somewhat of a personal one. Most of your business comes from real estate agents. Agents have personal relationships with their clients and vendors. I say this because I look on many virtual tour provider sites and on their about us or contact pages do not display the virtual tour providers name or their photo.I think some providers are missing out by not displaying this very important information. What are you hiding from?? Real estate agents put their photos on just about every piece of marketing material they utilize from their (0 comments)
Scottsdale Virtual Tours are Here - 02/03/10 12:16 PM
Hello RTV Dealers out there! We are PowerVision360.com - Brad and Suzanne Feinberg - Real Estate Photographers in Scottsdale, ArizonaJust a quick hello to let you know that we are around. Our specialty is to produce Scottsdale virtual tours here for Arizona Real Estate Agents and Brokers. We also love servicing our clients in Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler in the East Valley Real Estate Market. We love Phoenix, Arizona as well as the West Valley Real Estate Market and find ourselves in Surprise, Glendale, Peoria. We wouldn't want to forget all of the MLS listing agents in Carefree or Cave Creek (0 comments)
Photography Training Webinars from RTV - 02/03/10 11:45 AM
RTV,Last night Ben had another excellent IMAGE webinar. Although I was late to the Lighting topic I was able to take away enough in the framing portion to make it well worth it for my virtual tour business. Like always Ben broke it down to a very easy to understand level, while still getting straight to the point when balancing artistic expression. For all the virtual tour dealers that were not able to attend you may want to watch this one, On top of the excellent tips that Ben threw at us he explained exactly what our national virtual tour company (0 comments)
Virtual Tours in the Mountains - 02/02/10 12:21 PM
I want to thank Ben Knorr for our virtual tour IMAGE Webinar this past Tues. evening, having a 2nd flash available on a shoot is really a valuable idea. I’ve been carrying a 2nd flash around for a while and I’ve had a few instances where I needed it.www.knoxtours.net is shooting a lot of virtual tours in the resort rental cabins in the Great Smokey Mountains area, more exactly in Wears Valley right outside Pigeon Forge, all this just down the road from Knoxville, TN. It’s really great, I get to see some really beautiful mountain and valley views while shooting (0 comments)
Virtual Tour Success Begins with RTV - 02/02/10 12:10 PM
I have been involved in land development, on the CAD (Computer Aided Design) side, for over 20 years. When the economic downturn occurred, the land development industry slowed to a crawl, forcing many engineering firms to have layoffs. I was one of several thousand engineers in the industry who was affected by this.One always has to be open and ready for change. Now was the time to be proactive. With the absolute belief that I am in control of my own success or failure in life, I began to make some changes. I had always wanted to start a business involving (3 comments)
Preparing for a Virtual Tour - 02/02/10 11:48 AM
On a recent trip to Florida, we had dinner on the beach during a beautiful sunset. The sky looked like it was on fire as gorgeous shades of red and orange lit the horizon. Wanting to capture the moment, we asked a friend to take our picture. In the picture, you can see the sunset if you look hard enough but unfortunately, the first and potentially only thing you see is my pretty but very distracting pink and orange paisley shirt.Preparing for a virtual tour is just like preparing for any photo shoot…it’s vitally important that nothing distracts the viewer from (0 comments)
Text Message Marketing - 02/02/10 11:42 AM
RTV is pleased to announce a Special 2010 TxT Connect Offer to kick start 2010. Did you participate in our TxT Connect program last year? Are you a new provider with RTV that would like to get setup selling our new Mobile Text Marketing System? The time is now to get your site going. This is a limited time offer only available to RTV Dealers who sign up for the TxTConnect program during the month of February. The commission plan is not quite as generous at it was the last time around but we're still offering one heck of a deal (0 comments)
Virtual Tour Marketing - 02/02/10 11:40 AM
Each month our Virtual Tour Company strives to help you become more efficient and better connected to existing and potential virtual tour customers. Our virtual tour marketing pieces are professionally made, easily customizable, and typically just require you to insert your specific company information and logo. We recommend using Vistaprint for postcard printing and other printing needs. They seem to have fast service and extremely great rates. Did you know that you can also get 100 free postcards from them each month by going to http://www.vistaprint.com/nar?Take a moment to read the text through and make sure your virtual tour and property (0 comments)
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