Virtual Tours? Win/Win!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner 21498

 Virtual Tours? Win/Win!



How Do You Feel About Virtual Tours On Your Listings? I think that in today's market, most clients expect a virtual tour on their home. If you don't offer it, you are probably losing some listings that you could be getting. Virtual tours can attract more buyers than just photos alone. Buyers today want to see everything about a home, not just a few still shots of a few rooms. I recommend not only doing a tour on the inside of the home, but of the outside as well. And don't just stop there; you can tour the entire subdivision...and should! One great advantage of this strategy is that once you do a tour of a subdivision, you can use it on any home in that subdivision. You can also use that tour to advertise for listings AND/OR buyers! The tour helps you become THE neighborhood expert! The more info you provide, the more people look to you for answers! Win/Win!

What Virtual Tour Company Do You Use?  Well, I have tried a couple different ones. Right now, I use PREVISITE. In a word,  I love it. It is very cost effective and user friendly. You can use their camera with a fish eye lens, or you can use your digital camera and make normal photos. After you upload them to the PREVISITE site, they are instantly converted into virtual tours!! No work involved!!  No stitching, No headaches! No problem! Win/Win!

What Do You Do With Your Virtual Tours Once You Have Made Them?  With PREVISITE you can upload your tours directly to YouTube©, facebook©, twitter©, your MLS, your website, and/or many other sites! You can also send your tours directly to®. My favorite PREVISITE feature is the ability to copy the html code of the tour and insert it directly into my blogs. If you follow my blogs regularly, you may have seen some of my PREVISITE virtual tours. Win/Win! 

So, How Much Does PREVISTE Cost? Like all sites, it is subject to change, but at the moment, it costs around $299 per year to avail yourself of their site and services. And there is no setup fee!  That is less than $25 per month! And you have unlimited virtual tours at your disposal! To date I have yet to find a site I like better. I have used PREVISITE now for over 3 years. Win/Win! 

If you want to give it a whirl , go to   the PREVISITETM website.

If you want to see it in action, go to my website and take a look at my tours or go to :  to see what you think. 

I hope you find this info helpful. I know it took me a lot of digging and searching  to finally find a tour that I liked and felt was affordable. I wanted to share this info with my active rain friends. So… consider yourself shared with!!! Win/Win!

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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Sheila, I like the virtual tours that are made from still shots but do not like the ones that are moving.  The moving ones always seem to draw everything out of proportion.  I have a professional point 2 agent site that I use for my virtual tours.  They turn out great and then are snydicated to about 30 or 40 sites from the point 2 agent site.

Mar 24, 2011 03:47 PM #1
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Sheila,  I use TourFactory and really like their tour, photos and services.  I will keep this company in mind in case I ever decide to change.  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 24, 2011 03:49 PM #2
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Marchel - I agree with the moving photos.. I also prefer the virtuals made form stills. especially if you can use a wide angle lens.

Judith - I think it is a flexible site. I have never used Tourfactory so not sure how they compare. :)

Mar 24, 2011 04:25 PM #3
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

I just use whatever it is our broker provides, but I will say that for someone to NOT use the Virtual Tour when they actually have access to it (in whatever format) is downright neglectful to their seller..

Mar 24, 2011 04:34 PM #4
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Brenda - For sure.. And I am amazed at the number of agents that do just that..

Mar 24, 2011 04:35 PM #5
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I don’t like virtual tours because they go too slow. I like a bunch of pictures that I can quickly glance at. Maybe pictures and a virtual tour would do the trick! By the way, be sure to stop by and read my Pay It Forward (part 3) post; you have a shout-out!

Mar 25, 2011 05:39 AM #6
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

cool!! I will go there now.. I do like both too.. I love to make photos.. :)

Mar 25, 2011 06:56 AM #7
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I think you've got to try a lot of different ways to set yourself apart and still keep their attention! The bottom line is, if you want to move your inventory quickly, you have to be creative with your virtual tours - not too fast; not too slow, but just right!

And of course, just when you think you've got it... something new comes along!

Thanks Sheila!


Mar 25, 2011 09:19 PM #8
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