Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vacation Rental Photography & Professional Virtual Tours

Vacation home rentals are very popular at this time of the year. But with so many properties available for vacation rentals, especially those in and around popular destinations, it can be hard for property owners to attract renters to their particular vacation homes.

A well-made vacation rental virtual tour can give you a competitive advantage in marketing your vacation home rental. Whether you’re a property owner, a real estate agent working with vacation homes, or a virtual tour provider looking to expand your customer base, creating vacation home virtual tours is a great place to start.

The benefits of professional vacation rental photography virtual tours
For most vacationers, choosing a vacation home is an important investment. A listing that describes the layout and the amenities can be helpful, but being able to see the property is more important. However, many people on vacation are unable to visit the vacation rentals they’re considering, since they have to travel for the vacation itself.

With a virtual tour, you can give potential renters the experience of seeing your vacation home live. An interactive virtual tour is more impressive and engaging than static photos, and will make it easier for vacationers to fall in love with your property and decide to rent it—they’re able to envision themselves there, already enjoying their vacation.

What’s more, a virtual tour offers customers reassurance that your property actually has the features and amenities described in the listing, and that they meet the expectations of the renters.

Tips for a stunning vacation rental virtual tour
The foundations of a great virtual tour start with using a professional RTV virtual tour photographer for your photo shoot.  Using a professional to do your photo shoot and vacation rental virtual tour will insure the quickest turn around time as well as insure that you're getting the most out of your production.  Your RTV photographer has expertise in blending high definition images with full motion video, scene by scene captions, music clips, voice overs, floor plans, hot spots, AstroZoom Space fly-over and more. To truly bring your vacation property to life for potential renters hire out your photography and virtual tour service to one of our professional photographers.

When you have a completed virtual tour for your vacation rental property, be sure to post the video on your website, YouTube, and any other online destinations where vacationers look for rental property information. Remember that RTV is an approved photography supplier for HomeAway.com and VRBO.  Be sure to reach out to these outlets to post your listing too! Enjoy more bookings with a fantastic virtual tour that sells your vacation rental for you!



Good luck out there!


Sincerely,

Team RTV

RTV, Inc
Vacation Rental Photography
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hot Springs, AR Virtual Tours - New T4 Photographer - Impact 360

Impact 360 Media, your custom virtual tour and Google Business View 360 tour specialist, serves the entire state of Arkansas and beyond.   We have had the privilege of shooting 360 virtual tours in Alaska, Washington, California, Arkansas and even Florida.

We have been serving business clients since 2006 including:





    Retail
    Medical
    Private Schools
    Manufacturing
    Restaurants
    Hotels
    Universities
    Venues

and much more!

Our ability to offer the highly sought after Google virtual tour along with a custom RTV virtual tour with immersive imagery, still shots, logos, background music, stats, and more features found only on the RTV virtual tour software platform makes us the market leader.

Our extensive background in print and digital media advertising allows us to offer a free consultation on how to best integrate your new virtual tours into existing advertising efforts.   A virtual tour will enhance your print, website and social media which leads to more conversions and a higher ROI for all of your advertising.   A virtual tour is one of the only tools in your advertising tool bag, which will make the others more efficient.

We are proud to use the RTV Fusion virtual tour software platform to service our business clients.   The platform is state of the art, customizable and provides great Search Engine Optimization value as well.

A custom tour and Google Tour are the ultimate immersive experience with a side benefit of increased search engine exposure.   Do not miss this opportunity to be a market leader in your category.

Call today at 501-520-1815 for your free consult and we look forward to being of service.


Hot Springs AR Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
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John Varnedore
Hot Springs Virtual Tours
www.impact360tours.com
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jim Rector - First RTV Provider to Achieve T4 Status - Servicing Roanoke, VA


RTV proudly welcomes James Rector to the T4 virtual tour provider group!  Jim runs Image 360 Studios, an interactive media marketing company founded in 2006; specializing in 360 degree Panoramic photography and High Resolution architectural images. 

Located outside of Blacksburg, in southwest Virginia, the studio mainly provides service to areas in Roanoke and New River Valley area; although they also service many cities in North Carolina, western Tennessee, and West Virginia.  Jim Rector graduated from Radford University where he first studied photography using film cameras and learning time honored dark room techniques.  Upon receiving his BS Degree, he then worked briefly as an assistant for two advertising photography studios; one in Richmond, VA and the other in Bethesda, MD.

It wasn’t until in 2004 that he began shooting in digital; and later in 2006, at the request of a Real Estate associate, began his career in panoramic photography shooting Virtual Tours. He quickly progressed on to filming hotels and commercial properties, which have now become the principal market for the studio.

Image 360 Studios provides virtual tour photography services in Virginia, West Virginia,  North Carolina and much of the Mid Atlantic area. Contact them today for your photography needs.

Roanoke, Virginia Virtual Tour Provider - Jim Rector

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

4 Places to Promote Virtual Tours

Whether you’re a real estate agent, a business owner, or a virtual tour provider, marketing is an essential part of making virtual tours work for you. After all, the more people see your stunning, high quality virtual tours, the more business you’ll generate. Posting your videos on YouTube and your own website is a great start—but you can do more to get views for your virtual tours and increase your profits, all without spending a dime.

Here are four different but effective places you can display your virtual tours in order to capture more potential customers and buyers.

Facebook: High visibility with video thumbnails
Posting your virtual tours to your business Facebook page can really help you get more views. When you post a link to a video on Facebook, a thumbnail image is automatically generated and displayed on the post—helping it stand out from text-based posts in user feeds.  We do this all the time at BlueLaVaMedia.  Check out our Facebook business page here to see how it looks: https://www.facebook.com/TCVirtualTours

If you have a little money to spend on marketing your virtual tours, you should also consider Facebook Promoted Posts. This inexpensive pay-per-click advertising ensures that the post you’re promoting gets more views on the pages of your customers.  One of the things that you can do is use the advertising tool to find local real estate agents and business owners to promote to.  It's great for local business advertising! Facebook Promoted Posts costs just a few cents per click, and you can set your own price.

Pinterest: The image-centric social platform
Since its launch, Pinterest has exploded in popularity. People use Pinterest to browse things they want to buy, and often make purchases based on what they see on Pinterest. While Pinterest began as an image-based social network, the platform now allows users to post, or “pin,” videos on their boards.
If you don’t already have a Pinterest account, joining is a great way to promote your real estate listings, business, or virtual tour services. You can pin still images to your boards along with your virtual tours and generate even more engagement with potential customers.  Included in the BlueLaVaMedia exposure engine is also a posting to our Pinterest page.  Check it out here and see how we're using it: http://www.pinterest.com/bluelavamedia/virtual-tours/  it's super easy and only take a moment through Fusion from the syndication page!

Google+: The search engine favorite
Yet another social network that is often overlooked for promoting virtual tours, Google+ comes with a lot of unique opportunities for visibility. Of course, Google+ is operated by Google, the most used search engine in the world—and posts on this social platform are given a higher priority by Google’s algorithms, which helps more people find your virtual tours.

You can also use Google+ Hangouts to promote your virtual tours. These free video conference calls let you arrange meetings with a lot of current and potential customers at once. One suggestion might be to hold a “virtual tour party” with a Google+ Hangout whenever you make a new virtual tour, and give your Hangout participants an exclusive sneak preview of your new video.

Your mobile device: Marketing on the go
Finally, it’s a great idea to save your virtual tour videos directly to your tablet or smartphone. This way, you can show off your stunning virtual tour to anyone, wherever you are—even if you don’t have service. Tablets and smartphones are ideal for showing virtual tours at sales meetings, conferences, trade shows, and any business-related event you attend.

Don’t limit your virtual tour promotion to YouTube and your website. The more places your virtual tours appear, the more people will see them—and the more business you’ll bring in!


Sincerely,


Jason LaVanture


RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Training
866-947-8687







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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

RTV Announces New Talkshow - Through The Lens

Through the Lens – Portrait Photography 101

Attention RTV family and fans: The inaugural Through The Lens webinar hosted by Jay Stringham is finally here. This exciting opening episode will focus on portrait photography and will feature special guest Mike Drilling of Windborne Studios in Traverse City, MI.

Mike has a been a very successful portrait and commercial photographer in Northern Michigan for over 30 years.  This is a great opportunity to learn from a very experienced on location lighting expert. We believe photographers of all skill levels will benefit from his experience and encourage you all to attend this show. We will be discussing on location portraiture photography using off camera lighting.  This specialized portrait training is in anticipation of two new RTV Tour Track accounts that will require portrait photography.  One new account will require photos of flower bouquets and business owners, and the second account calls for photos of medical staff and doctors.

In preparation for these two new national Tour Track accounts, RTV has put together an inexpensive portrait light kit with a double sided, portable background. RTV will be drop shipping these light kits to our selected photographers prior to their photo shoots. Photographers that show expertise in using these kits will have the option to purchase them from RTV at a discounted rate and receive additional jobs from these accounts from their area.

Along with RTV, Mr. Drilling has thoroughly tested the kits.  During the show we will be offering insight as to how to properly light your subject to allow for the separation of the subject from the background for high quality portraits. We will also be discussing posing and making your subjects feel as comfortable as possible to get great natural looking portraits.

We believe the skills and experience gained from this show and these accounts will open new doors for RTV and our photographers. Whether you are looking to achieve T4 status at RTV or you’re just looking to add another specialized service to your offering, you will not want to miss this show. See you there RTV!

Register now in your TMS.  Look for our new "Through The Lens" Icon on the left side of your virtual tour manager.

Sincerely,

Team RTV

RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Training
866-947-8687






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Friday, September 19, 2014

Virtual Tours for Hospitals

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Just about every business or service provider can benefit from high quality professional photography and a virtual tour of their facilities. This includes hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and other health service organizations. Whether you’re a health care service provider interested in the benefits of a virtual tour, or a virtual tour provider looking to offer your services to hospitals, these tips will help you create successful virtual tours.


Why Professional Hospital Photography?
A great virtual tour provides an interactive look at the environment of your hospital or health care facility. You can use virtual tours to help patients feel more comfortable and secure with their surroundings before they arrive at your facility, or to introduce your programs and services to potential new patients.

Health care provider virtual tours are also a wonderful way to help new staff familiarize themselves with your facility, especially for large or complex hospital buildings and grounds. Virtual tours allow incoming staff to tour the grounds at their own pace and gain a better understanding of the layout and the vital areas of the hospital.

In addition to hospitals, virtual tours can benefit:
•    Private practices
•    Health care clinics
•    Dentists and dental care facilities
•    Mental health professionals
•    Children’s hospitals and health care centers
•    Universities and teaching hospitals

What to include in your hospital virtual tour
The purpose of a virtual tour is to help your patients or staff become familiar and comfortable with your facility. It’s a good idea to include patient rooms on your virtual tour, including both private and semi-private rooms as well as standard ward rooms. If you have different room types, such as adult rooms, children’s rooms, consulting rooms, and ICU rooms, you should show at least one of each type.

The lobbies, waiting areas, and play areas of your hospital or health care facility should also be included in your virtual tour. If you have a large facility with a dining room or cafeteria, this can also be shown. You may also want to show examples of your corridors, elevators, reception areas, and operating theaters (for the benefit of surgical patients and new doctors).

If you have any questions about hospital virtual tours, or would like to engage a virtual tour service provider for your health care facility, please feel free to contact RTV at any time. We look forward to helping you create stunning virtual tours that will put your patients and new staff at ease.




RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
866-947-8687
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hospital Photography






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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SEO Time For Virtual Tour Providers

Hello to all of our RTV fans and friends out there. Did you know there are over 40,000 Google searches per second happening on the Internet right now? GO GOOGLE!! Quite a few of these constant internet searches could be directly related to your virtual tour photography service or professional photography company.

The problem is that your virtual tour company website might not show up high enough in the results to get any of that traffic.  We're here to help!  If you have not taken a little time in the last month to perform a little search engine optimization strategy, you could be missing out.  Each of you can greatly increase your chances of being found by spending just a little time each month writing a blog or news release about your business and posting it to your site and here at the RTV blog. Getting your website higher in the search results is quite easy to do and if you watch our SEO shows found in www.rockpointemarketing.com and spend just a bit of time at it you'll be on that first page or even at the very top in no time at all!  

You say,"I'm already in front of all of the most important real estate professionals in town. They already know about me."

We say, "You're still missing out on a huge opportunity in other verticals, business owners, and home sellers that may not yet know about you."

Being found at the top in Google search results makes other businesses money every day and it can do the same thing for you too! By reaching people that are actively seeking professional photography or virtual tour services, you give them a direct route to the end goal: Your virtual tour business.

This means more website traffic (Just ask Greg and Paige Mitts), increased phone calls, and additional form submissions, which all lead to more revenue for your virtual tour company. Unlike traditional forms of advertising, appearing high in Google’s search results offers a high return on investment or ROI and reaches people already looking for your products or services.

Want to learn more about SEO for your virtual tour company and professional photography business?
RTV will be kicking off several new webinars in the near future that will help you with just that and lots more!

We have recently recruited Jason Stringham (Jay), as RTV's Internet Marketing Coordinator. Jay comes to RTV as a professional photographer and a Social Media Expert. He will be the new host of our popular webinar series "Social Realty" and will also be hosting a brand new webinar series we're calling "Through The Lens".   Jay's skill sets make him a perfect candidate for these shows, and we could not be happier to have him here on the team.


Those of you going through RTV's new T4 program will be getting a free SEO consultation session with Jay as we relaunch our popular Local Market Landing Page program that began in 2011. Those of you that would like to brush up on your SEO are encouraged to revisit the several SEO shows that we have back in our webinar archive in your marketing center and please do keep your eyes out for up next up and coming shows. 



In the meantime if you've already watched all of our past SEO and Social Realty shows be sure to send in a blog to Info@RealTourVision.com and we'll drop you a backlink. See you on top RTV!




Sincerely,


Jason LaVanture


RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Training
866-947-8687







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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

IMAGE Webinar 54 – Video Editing

RTV WebinarsFull motion video is an important component to virtual tours and can be used in several ways.  It is great for Realtor Introductions, video walkthroughs and for showing off those property features that have motion and sound. 

After you shoot your video it is important to edit your video to make it look its best for your client and the viewing public before uploading it to your virtual tour.  It needs to look like a finished product.

In this webinar I am going to show you some basic video editing skills that are a must.  We will use Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for editing the video.  We chose to use the Adobe Premiere Elements editor because is it easy to use, has a great amount of features and tools for a low price, and it is compatible with both PC and Mac. 

Make sure you attend this webinar so that you can start using video to enhance your virtual tours, increase your product offering to your clients, and grow your virtual tour business.

Join me, Ben Knorr, your IMAGE webinar host, on September 9, 2014 at 7pm eastern for the IMAGE 54 – Video Editing.  You won’t want to miss it!

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2563789897306331138

RTV, Inc
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866-947-8687
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

RTV Launches T4 - Top Tier Tour Track Program!

RTV, Inc is proud to officially announce the start of our Tour Tier Tour Track Program that will be called T4.  T4 utilizes only the very best professional photographers within the RTV photography network to acquire national accounts that are seeking the highest quality photography and that are willing to pay a higher fee for such a service.

T4 will have many requirements and will also be a limited opportunity within the RTV network.

To apply for T4 status start off by attending our short webinar this Thursday (8-21-14) evening at 7:00 PM Eastern. Please check your email for an email invitation to the event.

During this 20 - 30 minute Webinar we will be discussing in detail the new T4 program, the requirements, and how to get started.  We’ll also be providing you with an update on other up and coming photography initiatives with national accounts.

This Webinar will be our official launch of the T4 program so be sure not to miss the show. We're confident that our T4 program will pave the way for thousands of future photography opportunities for RTV providers.

Attend this show and learn why becoming an RTV T4 will pay off many times over for your virtual tour business and how to get started in the new program.

See you on the show RTV!

RTV, Inc
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Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Training
866-947-8687





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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Never Stop Learning



It is easy to get caught up in the day in and day out of life. Paying the bills demands so much of our time and energy, that we begin to set aside our own professional and personal growth.

Most of the professional photographers I know, and believe me I know a lot of them, picked up a camera as a hobby first. I have seen it a thousand times, it is like they have a new love relationship. They pine for their camera when they aren't shooting. They voraciously seek out tips and new techniques as they seek to master their new love. They begin to dream of how great would be to be able to make a living with their camera, so they begin to advertise their new business to family and friends.

If these folks are lucky enough to be able to drum up enough business to continue to work as a pro photographer, they realize how much work the profession really is. Don't get me wrong it is certainly fun, but it is a lot of work. From the day to day client communication and scheduling, to shooting and don't forget the hours of post processing! That doesn't leave much time for learning and growing as an artist.

To complicate matters further the photographer must have confidence in themselves to present themselves as an expert in the field, and inspire confidence of potential clients. Very few of these photographers have attended college or a trade school for photography, so their growth as an artist and expertise is solely dependent on their drive to learn.

Learning opportunities is one of the many benefits of partnering with RTV virtual tour company & professional photography service. We host webinars to help photographers to continue to grow both in their craft as well as marketing their businesses. As a member you also have access to a library of past webinars to refer back to at your convenience. Do you have an area  you would like to know more about? Find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google +. We have several professional photographers on our in house staff that would love to connect with you and answer any questions you may have.

If you are a photographer looking for a new avenue for income, or simply looking to start your own business, consider our proprietary virtual tour software. We provide the training and equipment to get you started quickly and with out hassle. You can learn more about our system by visiting our "Start a Virtual Tour Business" page or calling us at 866 947 8687.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Your Virtual Tour Checklist

A stunning virtual tour can be a great tool for anyone who’s promoting a real estate property, or just about any type of business. And like many creative endeavors, there are nearly as many ways to make a virtual tour as there are types of 360 virtual tours you can make. However, there’s a basic formula you can follow to create a powerful and effective virtual tour that will help you sell what you’re promoting.

Whether you’re a virtual tour provider just starting out, or a real estate agent or business owner who’s never made a virtual tour but would like to learn more, these steps will help you put together an effective and engaging virtual tour.

Scout and prepare your virtual tour location
Your first step should be to check out the location of your virtual tour and plan your shots. Do a walk through of the property or business with an eye for the best areas to include on the tour. Look for the money shot! Consider the best times of day when areas will look good with any natural light you can use, as well as the places where you may want a short video in addition to photos.

Have the right gear
Smartphones are coming out with better built-in cameras all the time, but a good quality digital SLR camera is still the best tool for creating a virtual tour. A camera that allows you to take high resolution photos, can possibly offer up some HD video capabilities, and preferably one that allows you to bracket your shots.  Look for the Canon T series and you're sure to find success!

Remember that no camera is any good without a good lens so try to scope out a nice 12-24 wide angle lens to go along with your camera and images will look amazing!

In addition to a great digital camera, you should strongly consider investing in a tripod. Using a tripod allows you to capture professional quality images that will enhance your finished product and deliver better results in your marketing.  Go for sturdy without breaking the bank.  Check out the Vanguard Tracker pods. They're amazing!

Use fully featured virtual tour software
While it’s possible to create a virtual tour using free or common software programs like Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Photoshop, you will have better results using specialized software that’s designed for making professional virtual tours.

With virtual tour software such as RTV’s Fusion virtual tour system, you’ll be able to use powerful features like panoramic stitching, high definition output, the ability to easily use both images and video, easy soundtrack integration and editing, floor plan creation, hyperlinks and bubble text, a submission engine, and much more.

Develop a deployment strategy
Virtual tours must be seen to get results. Once your virtual tour is finished, you can get visibility and views by posting it on your website (or your client’s website), video sites like YouTube, and real estate sites like Trulia. You can also store your virtual tours on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, so you can show your stunning presentation to potential customers wherever you are.


Sincerely,


Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Are Real Estate Virtual Tours Still Effective?

Just as with every marketing tool, opinions on the effectiveness of real estate virtual tours are divided. While some believe that a great virtual tour still does more to attract potential buyers and increase visibility for a listing than more traditional real estate marketing strategies, others suspect the virtual tour has started to lose ground with property buyers.

Opponents of real estate virtual tours often claim they’re a waste of time, and that good quality photos of a property will work just as well—and further, it all gets lost in the sea of digital noise that the Internet has become, anyway. The demise of the real estate virtual tour has been argued across blogs and forums frequently, with no real conclusions drawn.

The good news is that virtual tours do remain powerful marketing tools for real estate. In fact, the virtual tour format is more suited to the current audience than ever.

Real estate virtual tours: Effectiveness by the numbers

Several studies have compiled statistics on the popularity and effectiveness of virtual tours, and the results are encouraging. A few examples include:

•    More than 50% of adult Internet users depend on virtual tours for research on a regular basis, according to a Clickz Stats study

•    84% of first-time home buyers and 79% of repeat buyers search for a home on the Internet, according to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) study

•    Realtor.com statistics report that listings with virtual tours receive 87% more views than listings without tours (including those with still photos alone), and that 54% of buyers who use the site will not look at properties that don’t include virtual tours

Virtual tours make a property stand out among online listings. Home buyers, especially those relocating a considerable distance, prefer the convenience of an available virtual tour that allows them to experience a property without making extra visits—and in many cases, prompts them to schedule a showing.

Tips for successful virtual tours

The effectiveness of a real estate virtual tour depends largely on the quality of the tour itself. Stunning, high definition virtual tours that offer great images and video of the property, along with additional details such as floor plans, MLS data, and links to further resources, provide an immersive experience for property buyers. Great virtual tours will engage viewers further with features like background music, narration, 360-degree interactive panoramic images, and more.

RTV's powerful virtual tour software makes it easy to create these fully featured virtual tours for your real estate property. Use still images, HD panoramic images, and even full motion video in your productions.  Have it your way, as they say!!

 Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Apartment Photography & Virtual Tours with RTV

Apartment Photography
Choosing an apartment or a condo to rent is an important decision—and the more information you can give prospective renters, the more likely you’ll be to get your lease signed. If you are a real estate agent, property owner, or virtual tour service provider, don’t overlook creating virtual tours for rental properties like apartments, town homes, and condominiums.

Why should you create virtual tours for apartments?

Most people who are looking to rent an apartment are just like home buyers in that they want a place to call home, where they’ll be comfortable and happy. Whether they’re moving locally or from a long distance, an apartment virtual tour will give them the opportunity to experience individual units without having to schedule an extra trip to the property. This convenience helps you to attract more interested renters, who are able to see exactly what your units look like right from their computer or mobile device.

In addition, virtual tours for apartments allow you to point out the unique characteristics of each unit you have available. Not all apartments, condos, and townhouses are the same, and renters like to know that there’s something interesting or different about the unit they’re considering.

What to include in an apartment virtual tour
As with any effective virtual tour, a great virtual tour for an apartment will show all of the major areas that renters want to know about. Include stunning, high quality images and video of the unit’s living area, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. For units with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, be sure to include photos of each individual room—even if they have similar or identical designs.

Your apartment virtual tour should also include images of the interior of the unit building, along with any shared amenities available to tenants, such as laundry rooms, vending machines, or gym areas. Show the exterior of the building, as well as outside areas for use by tenants such as courtyards, porches, or balconies. If you have dedicated parking areas for tenants, include them in your virtual tour as well.

Finally, many renters want to know about the surrounding neighborhood and community. Take photos and videos of nearby amenities and conveniences, especially those that are within walking distance or accessible by public transportation. Don’t forget to include contact information at the end of your virtual tour, so interested renters can find out more or schedule a viewing!

RTV provides high quality, professional virtual tour software for real estate agents, property owners, and business owners, as well as a network of experienced virtual tour providers who can help you create a stunning and effective virtual tour for your properties. Contact us today to find out more about what we can do for you.



Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Services
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Using Virtual Tours for Daycare Centers, Schools & Preschools


High quality virtual tours are an excellent way to showcase a business and let potential customers experience your facilities and people from the comfort of their home. They’re designed to engage people and interest them in visiting your business, where they’ll hopefully become customers. But does your school or preschool need a virtual tour?

Virtual tours can definitely benefit both schools and preschools. In much the same way that colleges and universities use these powerful tools, Daycare centers, preschools, and schools can show prospective young students—and especially their parents—exactly what to expect when they come to your school.

See a sample here: http://fusion.realtourvision.com/53516

Overcoming the first hurdle

Enrolling in preschool can be a scary time for both parent and child. For children, it’s often a major transition, and may be the first time in their lives they will spend any significant amount of time away from their parents. And of course, parents want to be reassured that their little ones will be taken care of in a safe, clean, and fun environment with friendly caretakers.

You may tell parents that your facility is a great place for kids, but a virtual tour will be able to show them your wonderful environment. High-definition photos and video of your play areas, kitchens and eating areas, nap areas, and more will paint an impressive picture of your preschool.

And since virtual tours are visual in nature, even young children can watch and understand more about your school. Being able to see the preschool before they visit for the first time can help them overcome fears and separation anxiety.

Professional virtual tours for schools and preschools
A virtual tour consists of so much more than images. While detailed, stunning photos and video are central to the creation of a virtual tour, they can also include floor plans, captions, info bubbles, links, staff bios, and even fun music to delight young viewers.

Marketing your preschool to parents is also easier with a virtual tour. You can embed the final presentation on your website, and also post it to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook to increase visibility and awareness for your school.

Are you looking to increase enrollment at your preschool with a professional virtual tour? Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you and your school!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Hotel Photography
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