Synthia  Noble (RE/Max "10" New Lenox)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I have no direct experience oter than looking at some tours. Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS  will likely have some thoughts for you!

Dec 21, 2016 08:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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It seems like an expensive toy ... that said I do not have direct experience with it.  

Dec 21, 2016 05:49 PM
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Bob Crane
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I believe that Florida Tolbert Team of Keller Williams Realty Port St Lucie, FL , aka Kevin Tolbert was an early investor in this system an it seems to work well for him.

Dec 21, 2016 05:39 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

At $4500 plus monthly expenses I think it is an expensive toy that doesn't give me the ROI I need. Expect a lot of emerginf compnaies and technologies to bring prices down quickly, but if you are made of money why not?

Dec 21, 2016 04:47 PM
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Synthia Noble
RE/Max "10" New Lenox - Crete, IL

Thanks so much for the prompt response. seems like the concensus is it is a good "toy"  and clients like it, but it is better to hire someone to do the work rather than buy the camera.   

Dec 22, 2016 04:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I use them/offer them on every listing. Clients love them, buyers seem to too. I hire it done, I'd never buy the camera nor shoot my own listings. I have a guy that does my photos, matterport & drone: 3 hours typically under 2,000 sqft.

Here's my latest coming to market January 11,2017

Matterport: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=hgFomb5d9Kg 

 

Dec 21, 2016 09:14 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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Don't laugh, but when I've seen listings that have had them, it gives me motion sickness!  

Dec 21, 2016 07:54 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Cool, not enough ROI (retun on investment)  A  

Dec 21, 2016 06:39 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes I thought it was cool also until I saw the price of the camera. There are plenty of people doing it now in our area. Some agents don't like how they look but I think in certain situations they are helpful.

 

Dec 21, 2016 06:09 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is a good product but some non-techies have issues with its use.

Dec 21, 2016 05:08 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I really like it in theory.  But they still don't have a smooth transition from view to view.  

Dec 21, 2016 04:39 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Ron and Alexandra Seigel nailed this one!

Dec 22, 2016 02:30 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I wouldn't use it on just any listing because of the expense...

Dec 21, 2016 09:33 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Very cool, yes.  Like any technology the price will likely be reduced and the quality improved over time.   

Jan 01, 2017 07:44 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Unless you are already driving a LOT of traffic to your home videos and undertstand how to keep people engaged, I would question the investment.

I notice a LOT of people do video, and the home goes pending even before the videos are added. In the end that means -0- ROI.

Remember your investment is not only the equipment, but also your time in writing your script, and also shooting and editing.

Dec 23, 2016 05:05 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have heard of them, but are not as popular here.

Dec 23, 2016 10:04 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Out of my price range.

Dec 22, 2016 06:35 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Matterport created a captive coral of photographers at a hefty price for the equipment and for the editing and hosting. We opted for a much lower priced alternative and with open market of editing and hosting choices. Let's see matterport camera $4500 and all the necessary added equipment another $2500, then hosting versus our system $325 Camera and $20/mo editing and hosting for up to 20 properties. It's not Rocket Science

Dec 22, 2016 03:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Synthia Noble - well, it is picking up! Expensive, yes. Cool, yes!

Dec 22, 2016 03:24 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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It is great tech but unless you are marketing a luxury home well over a million... what is the ROI?  It is just too expensive right now.  There are monthly fees besides the initial cost. 

Dec 22, 2016 02:28 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The tours I've seen I have not liked.  Took too long to open for me.  In my book, I wouldn't spend the money on it.

Dec 22, 2016 12:31 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I have no experience with it simple because of your 2 last words.... But Expensive!

Dec 22, 2016 09:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I have never heard of them,  How expensive are they.

 

Dec 22, 2016 07:19 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Most cameras can do video and rather than invest in a special camera, use a good camera you can use for many other purposes and find an editing program that will create the effect you want.

Dec 22, 2016 07:10 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Let me respond by asking a question.

Would you spend $1,000 a month for a presence on Zillow ($12,000 a year) or spend $5,000 for something that is incredibly leverageable AND creates a strategic advantage for you?

Season your response with information available to you regarding what consumers are looking for in the real estate agents they hire.

Or do a little market research of your own.

Now, take a good look at what other 'biggies' in real estate do, such of the owner of Active Rain. They like to own, NOT rent impressions.

The tools of professionals are expensive. Such tools wielded by a visionary are game changers.

Dec 22, 2016 05:49 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sounds like the ROI is not within reason for the normal agent!

Dec 22, 2016 05:44 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Way too expensive for most properties.

Dec 22, 2016 05:22 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not used it but it is expensive.

Dec 21, 2016 10:43 PM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Yes, I looked into this & thought it was great & some agents are using it but after I saw the price of the camera, the rate of return was not worth it to me.

Dec 21, 2016 08:12 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Our brokerage offers that for all listings.   I think they're 'cool' but, I still like my walk-through virtual tour that the user doesn't have to do anything but, sit back and watch as the videographer walks through their new home!

Dec 21, 2016 07:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use still photo's and I have all kinds of people looking at my listings and it doesn't take me hours to seet up.  It leaves me more time to market myself

Dec 21, 2016 06:46 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

This toy seems way out of my budget. Interesting to see what the experience has been from those who have one.

Dec 21, 2016 05:15 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with this equipment. I hope you will blog about your experience.

Dec 21, 2016 04:44 PM