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97-WGAN-TV - Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques and 9 Bonus Matterport Tips and Tricks with Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Founder Kevin Dole (@Home3D) | Thursday, 8 April 2021

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Hi All,

1. How do you get the Matterport Dollhouse view to include pools (not black)?
2. How, why and when to use SunSurveyor for your Matterport shoot?
3. How to avoid issues switching between a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera, Ricoh Theta Z1 and a BLK360?

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 8 April 2021, Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Kevin Dole (@Home3D) - a Matterport Service Provider was back on WGAN-TV to show and tell his:

✓ WGAN-TV | 10 Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques and Bonus Tips and Tricks

Show Topics

1. Differentiate your Matterport virtual tours by mastering exterior shooting
2. Using Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and Ricoh Theta Z1 together for better dollhouse models
3. Advance time/sun planning using Google Maps and Apple Maps satellite 2D/3D views
4. How, why and when to use SunSurveyor on location
5. Using drone for lot mapping and improved Site Plans / Floor Plans
6. plan your interiors for exterior scanning
7. capture exterior areas partially in sunshine, shade and twilight
8. issues switching cameras, Matterport Pro2, Ricoh Theta Z1, BLK360 - match scan position to last
9. duplicate and remove Ricoh Theta Z1 scans to get floor plan made by Matterport
10. MP2FP better solution:
✓ use drone straight down to capture home and site layout
✓ use county assessor’s map files for layout and measurements
✓ send MP2FP: Matterport digital twin model; drone photo down; Google capture; assessor’s plat map

Kevin Dole Bonus Tips and Tricks (Also Discussed During the Show)

1. orientation of Matterport Pro2 3D Camera before 1st scan
2. mark mirrors and windows as you enter a room
3. use single-lever bowl tripod head for quick leveling
4. Manfrotto tripod - with riser - to minimize legs
5. use 360 pole tripod with ball base
6. Matterport MatterTags for elevators: URLs to internal node positions - Cmd-U
7. favorite iPad case
8. favorite door stops
9. favorite wheels (and issues)

Examples of Tours by Home3D.us Kevin Dole with Exterior Lot Scanning / Yards and Pools

✓ 14410VillawoodsPl.com
✓ 4541Comber.com
✓ 4523Grimes.com
✓ 5115Allentown.com
✓ 1576ElDorado.com (no water in pool)
✓ 6451Chesebro.com
✓ 15245Greenleaf.com

WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) | Includes These Courses by Kevin Dole

✓ 17A-WGAN-TV | Matterport Workshow 3.0 Training with Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Kevin Dole
✓ 19A-WGAN-TV | Matterport Workshop 3.0 Mesh Training with Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Kevin Dole
✓ 77A-WGAN-TV: Intro to 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro with Kevin Dole of Home3D.us

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Best,

Dan

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Kevin Dole

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Much thanks to Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Founder Kevin Dole (@Home3D for his Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques and Matterport Tips and Tricks.

If you want to take your Matterport scanning skills to the next level, this is a "much watch" WGAN-TV show.

Plus, for the gear that Kevin recommends, please see the WGAN Matterport Gear and Accessories Web App under the section: WGAN Member Suggestions.

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To save $$$$, use the WGAN Affiliate Links (below) and Coupon Code: WEGETAROUND

Hi All,

On this WGAN-TV Podcast, my guest is Ft. Worth, Texas-based Norman & Young Founder Eli Jones. Norman & Young is a real estate photography agency (including Matterport) and has 18+ employees. Eli is also the Creator of four real estate photography courses. This interview aired live on Thursday, 25 March 2021:

 Four Real Estate Photographer Pro Courses: Which is Right for You with Courses Creator Eli Jones

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Succeed faster with the training that is right for you: (watch this WGAN-TV Podcast for help deciding)

1. Real Estate Photographer Pro - Save $400 with Coupon Code: WEGETAROUND
2. Crash Course 1 | The 5 Day 3D Tour Professional - Save $50 with Coupon Code: WEGETAROUND
3. Crash Course 2 | The 5 Day Real Estate Photographer - Save $100 with Coupon Code: WEGETAROUND
4. Business and Finance Pro for Photographers Course by Eli Jones | Save $400 with Coupon Code: WEGETAROUND

Use the WGAN affiliate links (above) and receive a bonus of an all access pass for 12 months to the WGAN-TV Training Academy.

Succeed faster with these training courses (above). (And save - and receive the all access pass - with WGAN Affiliate links (above). Each course includes a 30 day money back guarantee from Course Creator Eli Jones.

Best,

Dan

P.S. Eli Jones previous guest appearance on WGAN-TV Live at 5

✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV MSPs: How to Price Matterport, Photos, Video and Drone with Eli Jones

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PocketBuildings Links within the Show

1. https://www.PocketBuildings.com
2. https://app.pocketbuildings.com/building/PBHQ-Demo

Hi All,

✓ Part 1: Intro to PocketBuildings for Matterport Service Providers
✓ Part 2: How Matterport Service Providers can Make Money with PocketBuildings

PocketBuildings Links within the Show

1. https://www.PocketBuildings.com
2. https://app.pocketbuildings.com/building/PBHQ-Demo

PocketBuildings Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Gregory Moulton (@GregMoulton) for his help understanding PocketBuildings and how Matterport Service Providers can make money with PocketBuildings.

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How do you add value to commercial real estate prospects so that they engage you to shoot ...

✓ Matterport digital twins
✓ photos
✓ video
✓ provide 2D schematic floor plans
✓ provide other digital assets

Answer: PocketBuildings!

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 that aired Wednesday, 3 March 2021 watch:

✓ Intro to PocketBuildings for Matterport Service Providers (How to Make Money!)

PocketBuildings Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Gregory Moulton will demo the PocketBuildings platform for bundling, curating and sharing:

✓ Matterport digital twins (as well as RICOH Tours, HaloBuilder and other 3D/360 content)
✓ Photos (jpg)
✓ Video (YouTube, Vimeo, mp4)
✓ Floor Plans
✓ AEC Files (SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD, Point Clouds (las, rcs, e57), Visio and DWG files)
✓ Description (Text, doc, ppt, xls, pdf)

Big Picture Discussion

1. problems PocketBuildings solves for commercial real estate
2. Opportunities for Matterport Service Providers
3. Demo PocketBuildings - front-end user experience
4. Demo PocketBuildings - back-end for bundling, curating and sharing digital assets.

Plus, sharing by PortfolioBuilding and Content Bundles for use cases such as:

✓ leasing info for Broker
✓ sales info Broker
✓ marketing (advertising, social media marketing)
✓ AEC (ArchitectsEngineers and Construction)
✓ Facilities Management
✓ Building Plans
✓ As-Builts

PocketBuildings Back-End Demo

✓ How to Create a Portfolio
✓ How to Create a Building
✓ How to Upload
1. Matterport
2. Photos (also via seamless integrations with: Dropbox, OneDrive and Box)
3. Video
4. Floor Plans
5. AEC Files
6. Description / Text
7. Links

And, Sharing Permissions (ViewerSubscriberMember and Contributor)

By the end of WGAN-TV Live at 5, you will understand how to leverage PocketBuildings to add value to commercial real estate prospects so that they engage you to shoot Matterport digital twins; photos and videos and to provide 2D schematic floor plans and other digital assets; and how to upload and share the digital assets to help your commercial real estate clients.

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==>Start at 1:20:03 for Augmented Reality of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D

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Receive 6 free CAPTUR3D 2D Floor Plans and 6 free CAPTUR3D Site Plans when you use this WGAN Affiliate Link to create a free CAPTUR3D account.
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Hi All,

==>Start at 0:30:05 for DIY Virtual Staging of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D
==>Start at 1:20:03 for Augmented Reality of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D

CAPTUR3D adds HUGE value to Matterport Service Providers, clients and the entire Matterport Eco-System (across verticals, across the country and around the globe.)

This WGAN-TV Live at 5 show covered:

1. DIY Virtual Staging of Matterport Digital Twins powered by CAPTUR3D
2. Augmented Reality (AR) Mashup of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D ARConnect App
3. How to participate in the free beta programs for CAPTUR3D Virtual Staging and Augmented Reality
4. High-Level Overview of CAPTUR3D platform
5. What's New in CAPTUR3D: UX/UI
6. CAPTUR3D Template Creator
7. CAPTUR3D White Label on ARConnect
8. CAPTUR3D White Label of Single Property Websites (your domain and SEO benefiting your website)
9. CAPTUR3D Coming Soon: Credits for Payments of CAPTUR3D Services
10.Impact of Matterport Going Public on CAPTUR3D

Thanks to PHORIA Co-Founder and COO Steven Kounnas for providing WGAN-TV with the world premiere of DIY virtual staging of a Matterport space powered by CAPTUR3D.

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Receive 6 free CAPTUR3D 2D Floor Plans and 6 free CAPTUR3D Site Plans when you use this WGAN Affiliate Link to create a free CAPTUR3D account.

Best,

Dan

P.S. Look for the elephant in the room!

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==>Start at 0:30:05 for DIY Virtual Staging of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D

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Receive 6 free CAPTUR3D 2D Floor Plans and 6 free CAPTUR3D Site Plans when you use this WGAN Affiliate Link to create a free CAPTUR3D account.
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Hi All,

==>Start at 0:30:05 for DIY Virtual Staging of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D
==>Start at 1:20:03 for Augmented Reality of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D

CAPTUR3D adds HUGE value to Matterport Service Providers, clients and the entire Matterport Eco-System (across verticals, across the country and around the globe.)

This WGAN-TV Live at 5 show covered:

1. DIY Virtual Staging of Matterport Digital Twins powered by CAPTUR3D
2. Augmented Reality (AR) Mashup of Matterport Spaces powered by CAPTUR3D ARConnect App
3. How to participate in the free beta programs for CAPTUR3D Virtual Staging and Augmented Reality
4. High-Level Overview of CAPTUR3D platform
5. What's New in CAPTUR3D: UX/UI
6. CAPTUR3D Template Creator
7. CAPTUR3D White Label on ARConnect
8. CAPTUR3D White Label of Single Property Websites (your domain and SEO benefiting your website)
9. CAPTUR3D Coming Soon: Credits for Payments of CAPTUR3D Services
10.Impact of Matterport Going Public on CAPTUR3D

Thanks to PHORIA Co-Founder and COO Steven Kounnas for providing WGAN-TV with the world premiere of DIY virtual staging of a Matterport space powered by CAPTUR3D.

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Receive 6 free CAPTUR3D 2D Floor Plans and 6 free CAPTUR3D Site Plans when you use this WGAN Affiliate Link to create a free CAPTUR3D account.

Best,

Dan

P.S. Look for the elephant in the room!

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Let's ask a real estate agent whom has created virtual tours and now outsources virtual tours.

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Hi All,

Please Note: the original title of the show was 7 Reasons Real Estate Agents Buy Virtual Tours.

(We actually discussed 74 reasons! Please see list below.)

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New to virtual tours for residential real estate?

Why do real estate agents buy virtual tours?

We think we know, but do we really know?!

1. win more listing presentations?
2. win bigger premium listings?
3. have a competitive advantage for listing presentations?
4. be on par with other REALTORS?
5. sell homes faster?
6. reduce days on market?
7. sell homes for more money?
8. love technology?
9. help real estate photographers retire in Hawaii?

Let's ask a real estate agent whom has created virtual tours and now outsources virtual tours.

✓ WGAN-TV 74 Reasons Real Estate Agents Buy Virtual Tours

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 18 February 2021, my guest was REALTOR® Brandon Doyle. Brandon is Team Leader at Doyle Real Estate Team with RE/MAX Results in Maple, Grove, Minnesota.

Brandon is also a frequent contributor to Inman and an early adopter of virtual tours. (Brandon - @DoyleRealtor - was among the first to join We Get Around Network in August 2014.) Brandon is also Co-Author of Mindset, Methods & Metrics; Author of Real Estate Marketing Playbook and Success Rate Marketing (Book Descriptions)

Brandon is also on the Board of Directors of Minnesota Realtors®.

Best,

Dan

About Brandon Doyle

Brandon Doyle is a real estate industry consultant, bestselling author, and a nationally recognized speaker.

He’s known for implementing cutting-edge technology like aerial photography, video, 3D tours and smart home technology into the day-to-day operations of real estate sales. He even conducted the world’s first virtual broker open using VR goggles.

In 2014, Doyle was nominated for the Inman Innovative Realtor of the Year and has been recognized as one of the most influential people in the industry according to Inman News. Success Rate Marketing: How Small Businesses Can Leverage KPIs and Stop Losing Money is his third book.

Brandon's Links: LinkedIn | Facebook | Doyle Real Estate Team | Success Rate Marketing | Inman | REALTOR Magazine | The Real Estate Tech Institute

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List: 74 Reasons Why Real Estate Agents Buy Virtual Tours
by REALTOR® Brandon Doyle (@DoyleRealtor) Brandon is Team Leader at Doyle Real Estate Team with RE/MAX Results in Maple, Grove, Minnesota. From WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 18 February 2021 (video above)

1. Differentiate the real estate agent (marketing yourself)
2. COVID: Fewer in person showing appointments available (due to social distancing)
3. Showcase properties
4. 1st showings are done online
5. Sell for more money
6. Sell faster
7. Many examples to show prospects
8. Save everyone time (if not the right property for the buyer): seller not leaving the house unnecessarily
9. Safe way for prospective buyer to tour the house
10. Sight-unseen offers
11. Enable the homeowner to share the virtual tour on their Facebook and with their friends
12. Steers the listing presentation conversation away from discounting commission
13. Steers the listing presentation conversation away from pricing the listing
14. Keep the higher commission (despite the competitors discounting their commission)
15. Prospects see our virtual tours (on our website, elsewhere) (even before our listing presentation)
16. In-bound leads
17. Synergy from using virtual tours on all listings; regardless of price
18. Advantage of putting your best foot forward every time
19. Use for Coming Soon window
20. Multiple offers happen sooner
21. Including virtual tours on every listing results in in-bound requests from home sellers
22. Consistent marketing for all listings. Prospective home sellers pick up on that!
23. Helps with repeat business
24. Helps with referral business
25. Streamlines the workflow to include a virtual tour in the same digital package for every listing
26. Helps with the heavy listing that the internet does to market a listing
27. Now I have a 24/7 Open House that gets syndicated to all the listing services
28. Virtual tours move the needle; easy to justify the cost
29. Invest in marketing the property; not the ego of the agent
30. Money spent on marketing the property is a good reflection on the agent’s brand
31. Win more listings
32. ½ of virtual tour investment is getting listings; ½ is marketing the property
33. Half our time is working on getting business. Virtual tours help generate more business.
34. Text this code to see the virtual tour.
35. Popcorn Effect: Sell one house in a neighborhood and more popup
36. Virtual tours are like an online digital resume.
37. Win bigger listings (average price point increases)
38. To get million dollar listings, you need to be dining virtual tours for your other, lower price-point listings.
39. Getting million dollar listings starts out with virtual tours for everyday listings.
40. Your fiduciary duty you your seller: you owe it to the seller to use virtual tours! As agents, we are obligated to use the best tools possible
41. “Digital resume” every time we sell a house.
42. Virtual tours are a no brainer
43. Missing out on future opportunities if you are not including a virtual tour
44. It’s too expensive not to do virtual tours
45. Virtual Tours helps you win business from other agents that feel that they are entitled to a listing.
46. WOW factor gets you more listing presentation opportunities and to win more listings.
47. Make it easy for home sellers to tell their friends about you (and your virtual tours).
48. Homeowners can share the virtual tour (before it goes live on MLS); which agents can not do.
49. Stats say houses sell for more money and faster if they have a virtual tour. The percent increase helps pay for the virtual tour.
50. Virtual tours help you get more than just family and friends’ listings
51. Virtual tours help buyers with that second look (after they have visited multiple listings)
52. Virtual tours help buyers with friends/family that are helping the buyer make a decision.
53. Virtual tours reduce the number of times the buy needs to keep visiting the property for measurements.
54. Virtual Tours can increase touch points with prospects; particularly when using other tools to automate.
55. Virtual Tours enable the real estate agent to be efficient with his/her time.
56. Virtual Tours help eliminate tire-kickers.
57. Virtual Tours help pre-qualify buyers for in-person showing.
58. Virtual Tours help the real estate get full-commission.
59. Virtual Tours help you justify your full-commission.
60. Virtual Tours help you also get the house seller as a house buyer; typically at a higher price point.
61. Virtual Tours help you get more referrals (from the home seller; from the home buyer and home buyer prospects.
62. Virtual Tours are a small portion of the marketing budget for a listing.
63. Virtual Tours help an agent not miss out on getting the listing; getting more leads and more referrals.
64. Are you winning 100 percent of your listing presentations? (Virtual Tours will help you win more listings!)
65. Are your listings as big as you would like? (Average sales price). Virtual Tours will help you get more.
66. Getting a higher average sales price is a huge value for real estate agents. Virtual Tour will help get there.
67. Did you lose a listing presentation in the last 60 days? Virtual Tours will help you win listings.
68. Would you like to have a higher average sales price? Virtual Tours will help you achieve this.
69. While the house will sell anyway, not statistically for as much money with a virtual tour.
70. While the house will sell anyway, how does that reflect on your brand (versus agents using virtual tours)?
71. While the house will sell anyway, you may not get as many referrals from the home seller, had you WOWed them by getting the most offers sooner and for more money.
72. While the house will sell anyway, you are missing a key piece of your digital resume.
73. While the house will sell anyway, when you use virtual tours, you are making a digital marketing resume that says, “I am an agent that uses the best marketing possible to get the highest price possible.”
74. Virtual Tours help you avoid competing on price

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Save 10 Percent with https://realty.momenzo.com/?fpr=wgan and Momenzo Coupon Code: WGAN10

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Hi All,

Whether you are an ...

1. experienced real estate photographer spends too much time editing real estate videos, or
2. newbie real estate photographer thinking about adding real estate listing videos, or
3. Matterport Service Provider wondering how to easily add real estate listing videos as an Add On ...
4. Real Estate Agent that shoots your own photos and thinking about adding video

... the Momenzo shooting/editing/sharing real estate videos app can simplify the real estate listing video creation workflow to make it super-easy and super-fast to offer real estate listing videos as an Ad On for $149, $199, $249 or $299 per video (depending on your market and listings).

What's the Momenzo smartphone app shooting/editing/sharing experience like?

Spoiler Alert: You can create real estate listing videos without video editing! You can create branded real estate videos in less than five minutes from your iPhone or Android smartphone. The Momenzo app does the video editing for you!

Momenzo Co-Founder Guillaume Taieb was my guest on Friday, 12 February 2021 at 5 pm EST (GMT -5):

 WGAN-TV Live at 5: Introduction to Momenzo for Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Photographers

The Momenzo app demo and discussion includes:

1. DemoMomenzo example real estate video (one of two dozen templates)
2. Why Momenzo for real estate agents (what problems does Momenzo solve?)
3. Why Momenzo for real estate photographers (what problems does Momenzo solve?)
4. Demo: how to create a Momenzo real estate video
5. Demo: how to change templates
6. Demo: how to add existing video
7. Demo: how to add property info
8. Discussion
✓ smartphone stabilizers versus hand-held
✓ adding a wide-angle lens to smartphone
✓ how long to be proficient?
✓ tips for smartphone camera movement
✓ changing the length of a segment
✓ how to add voice over
✓ how to speed up video play
✓ How to do mini-lapse
✓ Using FiLMiC Pro

✓ Background music
✓ Momenzo Pricing
9. Special Offers for Momenzo (Dan Smigrod)
10. What’s coming soon ...

WGAN Forum Related Discussions

✓ Real Estate Agent/Videographer Reviews Momenzo App for Shooting Real Estate Videos
✓ If you are shooting Zillow Tours, would this be a great Add On?
✓ If you are NOT shooting real estate videos because the workflow is too long
✓ Save 10% on Momenzo App to Easily Shoot/Edit/Share Real Estate Videos
✓ Free! 12 Months Use of Momenzo App to Shoot/Edit/Share Real Estate Videos
✓ How to double your revenue shooting Momenzo real estate listing videos
✓ How to Make $100,000+ Annually with 1 RE shoot a Day: Asteroom and Momenzo
✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Momenzo

Best,

Dan

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How does a public insurance adjuster and restoration contractor use Xactimate and Matterport to help clients receive an accurate estimate on their insurance claim? Why does this matter to Matterport Service Providers?

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Hi All,

How does a public insurance adjuster and restoration contractor use Xactimate and Matterport to help clients receive an accurate estimate on their insurance claim?

Why does this matter to Matterport Service Providers? (1. accurate measurements; 2. eliminates sketching a space by hand; 3. eliminates photos; 4. saves money/time related to travel)

Now that Matterport offers its TruePlan Service to create Xactimate models (TruePlan public beta), Matterport Service Providers have a powerful tool to offer for insurance claims of properties that have experienced fire and flood damage.

Find out much more on WGAN-TV Live at 5 that aired Thursday, 28 January 2021. My guest was: Omaha, Nebraska-based Property Damage Estimating Services Owner Jacek Kazimierz Latarewicz (@Jacek):

✓ WGAN-TV | MSPs: Understanding Matterport & Xactimate for Insurance Adjusting

Learn the lingo and value propositions from an experienced Xactimate insurance estimator so that you can develop new business with:

1. Public Insurance Adjusters (PAs)
2. Renovation and Remediation companies
3. Insurance companies
4. Law Firms (litigation of property damage)
5. Claim consultants for insurance companies ($1+ million claims)
6. Other companies that find the Matterport TruePlan Xactimate helpful

Jacek walks us through an Xactimate plan and a Matterport digital twin of a house fire to show how the Xactimate and Matterport tour are used for insurance claims (and why these tools are much better than just photos for documenting claims).

Jacek has 20+ years of experience using Xactimate to help policy holders get the most money back on an insurance claim by having an accurate estimate. @Jacek previously worked as a Senior Xactimate Estimator estimating insurance claims.

I met Jacek in 2016 in Atlanta when he helped my wife and I with insurance adjusting for water damage in our home (when we were not getting as much money as we thought we should have from the insurance company).

What questions do you have about marketing your services for Matterport and Xactimate for insurance adjusting?

Best,

Dan

WGAN Forum Related Discussion

✓ Transcript: Matterport Webinar: Matterport TruePlan™ (Xactimate)
✓ Transcript: Matterport Insurance Claims: Flood/Fire Remediation/Restoration
✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | How to (Easily) Add Lights to Matterport Pro2 Camera
✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV: Matterport Meets Insurance Underwriting and Risk Mgmt

WGAN Forum Discussions Tagged

✓ TruePlan
✓ Xactimate
✓ Insurance
✓ Insurance Adjusters
✓ Insurance Claims Settlement
✓ Flood
✓ Fire
✓ Remediation
✓ Renovation

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How to protect and transport your Matterport Pro2 3D Camera

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Free Course: WGAN-TV Training U: Four Hard Cases for Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and How to Customize Foam with the My Case Builder App

Hi All,

1. Need a hard case for a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera?
2. Need custom foam for an existing hard case?
3. Got questions about Pelican cases versus other hard cases?

This free WGAN-TV Training U Course is likely to answer many of your hard case/custom foam questions:

✓ Four Hard Cases for Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and How to Customize Foam with the My Case Builder App

Plus ...

Special Offer for We Get Around Network Forum Members

✓  Free MyCaseBuilder ground shipping in the Continental U.S. on this (and all) MyCaseBuilder cases
✓ Private Message me for the Promo Code
Free! 12-Months WGAN-TV Training U n Matterport w/ $150+ MyCaseBuilder Case

Special Offer for We Get Around Network Standard and Premium Members

✓ Free MyCaseBuilder ground shipping in the Continental U.S. on this (and all) MyCaseBuilder cases
✓ 15 percent WGAN rebate on all MyCaseBuilder cases (on before tax and shipping price) with WGAN Promo Code
✓ Private Message me for the Promo Code

Best,

Dan

 

Related WGAN Forum Discussions

✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Top 10 Matterport Pro1, Pro2 & Pro2 Lite Camera Repairs
✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: MyCaseBuilder

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Up to 9 percent of MLS listings with a 3D tour sell at a higher price

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WGAN-TV Live at 5: Virtual Tour Super-Heroes at Your Service: How Business Communities Inspire Creativity to Mitigate Crisis with Texas Tech University Marketing PH.D. Candidate Kelley Anderson, M.S.

Hi All,

If you are a Matterport Service Provider, you are a Super-Hero and it's likely that your virtual tour business has increased as a result of COVID-19, concludes a survey of WGAN Forum Members conducted by Researchers Kelley Anderson, M.S., PH.D. Candidate and Ashley Hass, MBA, PH.D. Student at Texas Tech University.

71 percent of WGAN Forum Members saw their virtual tour business increase, according to the research paper. While ALL services - photography, video, drone, 360 imagery, Virtual Tours - increased - virtual tours increased the most. 90 percent of those surveyed anticipate that virtual tours will be more essential following COVID-19 too.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, I will interview Researcher Kelley Anderson, M.S., PH.D. Candidate at Texas Tech University

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Virtual Tour Super-Heroes at Your Service: How Business Communities Inspire Creativity to Mitigate Crisis with Texas Tech University Marketing PH.D. Candidate Kelley Anderson, M.S.

WGAN Forum Members are Super-Heroes according to the Summary of the research paper titled:

✓ Super-Heroes at Your Service: How Business Communities Inspire Creativity to Mitigate Crisis

"[WGAN Forum Members took on] a new identity of a ‘super-hero,’ where they assist to bring normalcy and sustain the market while keeping others safe," according to the study's authors that researched the impact of COVID-19:

1) How do [virtual tour photographers] react and modify strategies to maintain services during a crisis?
2) How [does the We Get Around Network Forum] influence strategic changes?

"76% participated in [the WGAN Forum] because of information exchange is beneficial for them and their businesses, concludes the researchers.

The researchers methodology also included content analysis of the We Get Around Network Forum: "1001 total posts; 221 discussions from [WGAN Forum was] scrapped (NVivo NCapture January to June 2020)," according to the Summary Report.

The 14-page Summary Report - Super-Heroes at Your Service - is available free to WGAN Forum Members. (When you join the WGAN Forum, you automatically receive a link to this Summary. Or, Private Message me - @DanSmigrod - with the Subject Line: Super-Heroes at Your Service

Among the quotes from the WGAN Forum included in the 14-page Summary Report:

Ambiguity and Role Conflict - I live in a state that has a stay at home order....but.... Real Estate is considered critical...Photos/VR-tours are very important right now, under the circumstances. I’m just not sure if they are legally "essential" since Realtors can, technically, do them without a professional photographer. One of my clients thinks this is the exact time that you NEED professional help. (WGAN Forum post)

Creative Community-Driven New Identity Practices - feel like people in the neighborhood look at me wearing a mask and going into the house. They know that I'm a service provider, and they respect that. Some of them even wave at me. ... It's nice. And it's also respecting their community because I don't want to be the guy that brings the virus to their community where they live, where their kids are... (WGAN Member interview)

Outcomes of a ‘Super-Hero’ (or Villain?) Identity - ... Before the coronavirus, VR-tours were seen predominantly as a cool gimmick that many companies could live without. But since the virus started getting out of hand, and nation-wide quarantines began, VR-tours have become essential to businesses, which gives us VR-tour makers plenty to be optimistic about. (WGAN Forum post)

This virus is beyond any global research and is evolving faster than any testing against it. It is self-weaponizing. The United States is now the largest carrier and sufferer. No money nor business acumen will stop it unless people stop spreading it. Stop scanning. Stay home. Save lives(WGAN Forum response)

And, this from the Study's section titled:

Implications

● This study helps to answer calls for how [virtual tour photographers] can help others cope with the crisis and support the economy (Pantano et al. 2020).
● We find specifically that online business communities [WGAN Forum] can build creativity to manage a crisis and that there is an opportunity for business [virtual tour photographers] innovation to be a positive result emerging from COVID-19.

Stakeholder Implications

● [virtual tour photographers] engage in [the WGAN Forum] to gain creative inspiration to pursue productivity
● Collaborative networks - there is a more significant role beyond information-offering, including prompting creative strategies
● Policy makers - play a greater role in protecting our service ‘super-heroes’ as they protect our community and the marketplace

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It's sweet to have independent researchers do a deep-dive into WGAN Forum posts and reach out to WGAN Forum Members to speak to at length.

In an email to schedule her WGAN-TV Live at 5 appearance, Kelley writes, in part:

"... I wanted to let you know that the paper we presented this week was the piece where we used the “data” that came from your amazing Forum. It is de-identified purposely to maintain anonymity for the conference until this is accepted as a publication."

"We’re still working to get this published formally in an academic journal, but I wanted to let you know of this progress. It received amazing feedback: This working paper won the best services paper for the conference – an amazing honor and a testament to the importance of your communities’ work! So thank you again for all of your support on this project. I will be adding a proceedings paper to my website in a week or two, but don’t want to do so before sharing some of the managerially important insights with the Forum as we agreed."

"Again – I am still excited to share insights of this and any other insights related to this research stream with the community via the WGAN-TV Live at 5. Nonetheless, I would like to share a report summary ahead of this. I’ve attached a report that you can share with the WGAN community. If you have any questions or suggestions related to this report, let me know. This report from the working paper should only be shared with your WGAN Community (and not shared without prior approval from us)."

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Best,

Dan

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