Real Estate Videos

Services for Real Estate Pros with Virtual Vista

What's really good everyone?  

So, I read this press release talking about real estate video, and how it is replacing virtual tours in the industry.  This press release, specifically spoke about What I Want Real Estate.  Check out the site, you will see what I mean.

The two kinds of video tours they are talking about are slideshows and actual full-motion video.  Do I think the virtual tour industry is in jeopardy, absolutely not.  However, I do think converting virtual tours to video is a service Team RTV should offer.  We here at Virtual Vista, are going to be offering video conversion within the next two weeks.  This way, people will be able to post their tours on and other video hosting sites.  

Look at this quote from the press release: 

"Virtual tours severely limit your visibility..." 

Obviously they haven't seen RTV Virtual Tours.  They must be referring to the lower quality of the competition.  As far as visibility goes, what they are offering is extremely limiting.  Slideshows and full-motion video eliminate the interactivity we offer.  Neither one of which gives the viewer the feel of actually taking the tour in-person, that a 360 degree virtual tour provides.  

Also while I am on the subject of visibility, I have a few suggestions for some RTV dealers: 

  • Try to stay away from the partial 360's.
  • Use enough hotspots as to not leave your viewer stranded anywhere in the tour, especially on incorporated stills within the tour.  I believe, while the options are available, the user should never have to use the "next" or "back" button or the "drop-down box" to switch scenes.

Again these are just some suggestions, but I believe they increase the quality of Virtual Vista's virtual tours and could increase the quality of yours, as well. 

Another point I would like to make is that their full-motion video is quite expensive.   

Well, that is it from Virtual Vista, for now.  I thought this press release was amusing, and a good heads up to the angles the competition may be trying. 

Let's all get out there and keep showing people what Excellent Quality really is!!!




Brian Castro

Virtual Vista



Comments (3)

Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I went to your site. . too bad you don't offer SAMPLES of your work. .I looked for them and couldn't find it.

how can I see a sample?


May 22, 2008 10:51 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

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May 25, 2008 11:45 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Mkaing your pictures in to videos is not my idea of a true, full motion video where sound is 40% of that production.

Oct 16, 2010 01:39 AM