Slide Shows want-to-be Virtual Tours

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Services for Real Estate Pros with VirtualSuccessllc.com

How many of you out there think that fading in and out pictures are Virtual Tours? If you think that than have you considered what's the difference between a still image and one that fades in and out? The answer "NOTHING"! The fact is the image is still the same image fading or sliding in and out and this is not what we  in the industry like to see tagged as a virtual tour. The main reason is we invest literally Thousands of dollars into our professional virtual tour equipment and software and to see agents raving about a slide show tells me that people don't understand what a Virtual Tour is or just like to pass on to the consumer that the slide show is a virtual tour.

Further if you can get unlimited Virtual Tours for $29.95 per month be aware "this is not a Virtual Tour" it is a SLIDE SHOW with fading and sliding images.

If you would please take a moment and review Real Interactive Virtual Tour Samples at www.realtourvision.com This way everyone can began to understand the differences between a Virtual Tour and a Fancy Slide Show.

 

 

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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Mark Milton welcome to Active Rain.   What are your tours?  360° ? 

You got your blog started quick!

Jan 03, 2007 12:21 AM #1
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Mark Milton
VirtualSuccessllc.com - Prattville, AL

Yes our tours are 360 degrees with linkable scenes that display a clickable icon on the picture. So, you can link each scene so its like your walking through the entire property and the user has full control over where to go next throughout the tour. It is truly an interactive experience!

Yes I am glad to find another group that has some good ideas and knowledge about the RE and VT industry. It really helps to collabrate with other people that have similiar issues and knowledge to discuss.  

Thanks for the welcome and comment.

Jan 03, 2007 04:13 AM #2
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Jason Bennett
Nashville Virtual Tours & Photography - Nashville, TN

Mark,

Welcome to Active Rain!  Nice to see another Real Tour Vision provider.  I provide 360-virtual tours (as well as PDF floorplans, flyers, etc) in the Nashville, TN metro-area.

You are SPOT ON in your comments.  Many bloggers on this site state that "360 virtual tours" make them dizzy, etc.  - BUT none of my clients who see the quality of the Real Tour Vision solution say that.  I think its because ours offer more control when viewing them - and of course the hotspots are a must!

I'de be interested in speaking with you some more surrounding your current marketing efforts, etc. - contact me and we'll see what's working for each of us.

Happy spinning!

Jason

Jan 04, 2007 07:14 AM #3
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Mark Milton
VirtualSuccessllc.com - Prattville, AL

Hi Jason, glad to see us RTV fans out spreading the word and marketing our wonderful product. Below is a link over to the RTV group that has been started. See you there!

Or look at groups and find RTV

http://activerain.com/groups/rtv

Jan 04, 2007 09:35 AM #4
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Nick McGullian

Very nice virtual tours, Mark. We, (the real) virtual tour providers, must spread the word of thruth to others, no doubt ;-)

3Dtour 

May 14, 2007 04:39 PM #5
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Mark

Thanks for the comment Nick.

I've looked at your scene shots and wow you have some really unique places to shoot virtual tours. Do use the One-Shot lens to get the panaramo?

May 14, 2007 10:55 PM #6
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Charles Pennington
Credit Investigators, Inc - Winter Springs, FL

Hi Mark:

 As a 64 year old retired realtor with holdings in excess of 10 million dollars, looking back on my 35 years in the business, you guys make me wonder how was I so successful without your virtual tours. They were not available. Maybe I just worked harder or smarter.

May 15, 2007 01:49 AM #7
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Mark

Yes I'll agree times are changing us younger generations expect to see as much information as possible about everything not just homes. The internet and now virtual tours save each of us time and the hassle of looking at every home. Now we can look with zero pressure and only pick the homes we're interested in seeing (which to me is the greatest benefit of the virtual tours). So, in that aspect of the new technology age I would say you've probably worked hard and smart to build a process of listing/generating the home buyers the old fashion way which is very commendable. Even with the most powerful IT/virtual tours it still comes down to good old fashion face-to-face service to close the deal. I have heard of a few homes selling via virtual tours and that may become a common practice but either way the agent still will be the mediator. Personally I think the Internet and virtual tours are great tools to help weed out the "Tire Kickers" so you at-least give the agent a better shot at dealing with only serious buyers. I'm not sure if all agents will be able to sell homes via the Internet with little to know on-site intervention but it's something for all of us to begin to experiment with.

 

May 19, 2007 12:08 AM #8
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Tom Sinclair
About the House - Home Inspections - Fairhope, AL

Thanks for sharing that information. It's certain to come in handy every year. Personal experience is the best way to know that you know!

In the final analyis, it' really up top each individual person to make that right choice.

May 21, 2007 03:29 PM #9
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