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According to Bill Tancer of Hitwise.com, which monitors Internet usage, 80 percent of homebuyers start their home search online.As part of that search, properties that offer virtual tours are selected first to see in person. Another important fact to consider: The average homebuyer is getting you...
09/18/2007
As of August 2006, just over half of American adult internet users (51%) have taken virtual tours of another location online, up from 45% in a previous Pew Internet & American Life Project survey in November 2004. That 51% translates to about 72 million people who have taken advantage of the inte...
09/18/2007
Make your virtual tours different than the others. Why not add a 3D floor plan? Using today's technology, your virtual tour provider can change a 2d floor plan into a 3d floor image. (Adding hot spots also creates a great experience for your visitors.) Don't do this for just new construction: it ...
09/17/2007
Here's a simple tip to help you get noticed and to help you sell your listings: create a CD that includes your virtual tour. CDs are incredibly cheap these days. Discounted by all the major office supplies, you can often find them for about $10 for 50. Create some labels, slide them into sleeves ...
09/17/2007
Those amazing little hot spots on virtual tours can make such a difference -- and really draw the virtual tour visitor into the tour. The idea of the hot spots is simple: a click, and poof! You "walk" through a door way into another room, or from the inside to the outside, or outside through the ...
09/17/2007
Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this virtual tour!It's from Norm Fisher, and his collection of Unbelievable Bad Real Estate Photos Hall of Fame. This is a classic! I like the "Smile Mr. Agent" shot! Hat's off to Mr. Fisher for taking the time to show us all what Bad Real Estate photogra...
09/14/2007
Interesting blog comment here from an experienced agent. She said:"First, it took me awhile to admit that, while my better-than-most camera with wide-angle capability is pretty nifty, and while I consider myself having a keen eye for the shot, having produced about 4 gazillion flyers and brochure...
09/13/2007
Staging often seems to make sense. Maybe it's the popularity of those before and after makeover shows. Stagers can show the difference of their work with a virtual tour. Consider creating a before - and after - of a home staging. Imagine showing a home seller what a staged home can do to make a p...
09/13/2007
As a virtual tour photographer and provider, I have to decide what to photograph -- and what not to photograph -- when I walk into a client's listing. Closets, I believe, can help sell a property. I wouldn't suggest that we create a spin in a closet (unless it is the size of a regular room!) but ...
09/10/2007
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I support the idea of using great photographs to market properties. And here is a tip. Choose the best shot that really makes the property shine as your FIRST shot. The lead or first photograph will often be the one printed on marketing brochures and handed out to buyers in the field.As a virtual...
09/06/2007
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