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An amazing website in 7-10 days for Matterport Service Providers that are WGAN Standard or Premium Members

by Imagineer Consulting LTD Founder Angus Norriss

We all know it’s so hard to keep up with the number of benefits that we should be implementing across our websites in this niche, and provided by WGAN membership40+ WGAN Membership Benefits at my last count! Dan is a machine on that front!

When I started there were many challenges that we all face;

✓ How do I sell Matterport when I haven't scanned anything?
✓ How do I diversify from Matterport scanning into other services such as drone, virtual staging etc?
✓ How do I present the power of this camera to different industry niches?
✓ How do I get online quotes?
✓ How do I capture leads when I'm busy scanning?

Questions answered below...

Finally, there is a fast-activation website platform, done-for-you, one that builds Matterport-ready websites packed with WGAN benefits for newbies and seasoned pros. And it keeps up with Dan's benefits and answers these questions.

It’s powered by www.3dvr.io

Developed by a seasoned digital marketing pro, Matterport Pro, and founder of Imagineer Consulting Ltd (Angus Norriss - me + my team). I achieved quick Matterport success and would like to help others, it's not easy sometimes and your personal brand, digital profile, often gets neglected. You do need to diversify, be discoverable and be memorable. I do this daily too and apply my learnings into the 3DVR.io service.

This is how I can help you.

3DVR.io have released the first product, the ‘Fast-Start Website’, as part of it’s exclusive digital marketplace aimed at helping Matterport Pro camera operators grow their digital-first presence.

The ‘Fast-Start Website’ service provides a rapid installation, design and support of a customised website loaded with WGAN Standard Membership benefits, unlocking the power of your membership benefits to your audience.

Features include:

• 3D tour gallery of 15x professionally captures properties
• Instant Quote calculator tailored to your pricing model
• iPad demo
• Mattervids Tours 5x
• Real Estate Benefits Calculator
• Presentation layouts for; Real estate, AEC, Commercial and Public/Cultural Spaces
• Integrated Social Media footers
• Personal Branding
• Google Analytics
• Boosted performance plugins
• Fully Responsive across smart devices
• Content Editing and Training
• 1:1 design/editing support

It doesn’t stop there…

As your WGAN benefits grow, 3DVR.io bolt them on to your website for no extra fee, enabling you to focus on the things that matter, giving you peace of mind that your benefits are activated on your own website as they are made available.

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✓ WGAN Premium Members: FREE
✓ WGAN Standard Members: $99/month

It’s not a faceless chabot thingy! – it’s powered and supported by people you can talk to easily!

Happy Customers so far:

"As a new service provider I wanted to hit the ground running. Time was of the essence, given I wanted to launch ahead of competitors. At the same time I wanted to achieve excellence in my launch and accordingly, I was very choosy with whom I partnered. Angus exceeded my expectations! I provided direction and was blown away by the execution. Only a truly subject matter expert with technology and marketing expertise could have delivered such a premium product. I highly recommend him."

(Aileen Hagert – Mexico in 3D)

"Angus (3DVR) was absolutely instrumental in the development of my website. From creating my logo, to the overall sites design, I’m incredibly impressed. His attentiveness and communication during the building process was all the more impressive, as we are separated by more than 3,500 miles and 5 time zones. You would have never known. The incredible feedback I’ve received from clients about the overall design and flow of the website is fantastic. I don’t know where my business would be without him, and I’m glad I never will."

(Blake Kilcoin – Future View Imaging)

It's been tried and tested from Canada, UK, Mexico and USA – ramp up your WGAN profile with a ‘Fast-Start Website’ here.

About Me:

✓ 25 years+ digital experience helping brands around the world be amazing.
✓ Imagineer Consulting Ltd – CEO
✓ Google (APAC) - Strategy Director
✓ OMD/Disney (EMEA) – Chief Digital Officer (Star Wars/Marvel/Frozen)

I'd be delighted to help you.

My best to you all and I hope the US folk had a Happy Thanksgiving,

Angus

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How to pursue and how to pitch the benefits of Matterport scanning

Hi All,

For Matterport Service Providers, documenting property within businesses and inside of homes of high net-worth individuals for insurance underwriting and risk engineering may be the next big opportunity.

Matterport 3D models will make a huge difference in how insurance underwriting and risk management are done today. By providing underwriters with the ability to pull up, on demand, a Matterport 3D model of a given location, underwriters will be able to do their jobs faster and more effectively.

Matterport Meets Insurance Underwriting and Risk Management are the topics for WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | -5 GMT) on Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

My guests will be Matterport Director of Accounts Brandon A. Donatelli - and Matterport Account Managjer Rodrigo Abreu – whom will walk us through this topic.

For context for this WGAN-TV show, imagine that you are an insurance company. A business owner seeks millions of dollars in property insurance within a very large space.

Before Matterport, insurance companies had few options when assessing the risk: essentially sending someone out to inspect and document.

With a Matterport “Digital Twin,” it becomes possible for a Risk Engineer to inspect a property remotely and without compromising quality and much more cost-effectively (time and traveling savings).

A Matterport 3D model, which can be quickly and easily captured, gives insurance companies the upside of virtual on-site inspections with none of the drawbacks.

Among the questions that I will ask Brandon are:

✓ what is insurance underwriting and how does this work today?
✓ what is risk management and how does this work today?
✓ what are the problems - the pain points - for insurance underwriting and and risk management?
✓ Can you give us an example of each and highlight the pain points?
✓ How does a Matterport 3D model solve these problems?
✓ How does a critical mass of Matterport Pros help?
✓ How does a Matterport Service Provider get this kind of business?

What questions do you have for our guest?

Matterport will disrupt – in a good way – how properties are inspected and analyzed. Watch this show to help you figure-out opportunities for your Matterport Service Provider business.

Best,

Dan

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Two ways Matterport Service Providers can make money with CAPTATE 3D Tours

 

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WGAN-TV: Captate 3D Tour is like Matterport, but for Un-Built Properties

Hi All,

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My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) Thursday, 5 December 2019 is Captate Founder Conor Brady. Conor will demo and discuss Captate Solutions for Un-Built Properties.

In addition to the Captate 3D Tour, Captate offers complementary CGI services (Animation3D Rendered images).

Captate Pricing

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The next time that you meet with the Chief Marketing Officer of a residential Property Management Company, imagine this conversation:

Your Prospect: Thank you for showing me Matterport. I icon_heart.png it. But, our next residential Community for young adults will not be built for 18 months. Can you circle back to me then to schedule Matterport?

You: Yes. Of course. That said, we offer a solution like Matterport for un-built multi-family Developments. We can help you speed-up pre-sales and pre-leasing to millennials and international buyers by creating a 3D Tour now. Like Matterport, the 3D Tour is Cloud-based and it works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers using Web-browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox for a seamless experience. Our solution for Un-built Residential Communities is called Captate 3D Tours.

Here are two Captate 3D Tour examples:

✓  Residential Pre-Sales/Pre-Leasing
✓  Office/Commercial Pre-Leasing

Captate 3D Tour Features

✓  Three ways to experience the Captate 3D Tour: walkingexterior and panorama
✓  Actual view outside the windows (via your drone footage)
✓  2D Schematic Floor Plans
✓  Hotspots that link to video or a webpage (by 31 August 2019)
✓  easy social sharing via Facebook, Twitter and Email
✓  property description
✓  lead generation link
✓  white-label
✓  share via link and embed on your website

You: To get started creating the Captate 3D Tour for you, all we need are your:

✓  all available Architect's plans (2D, .RVT, .DWG)
✓  interior space planner's renderings (some reference images or links as to how the interior will look)

Your Prospect: Sounds GREAT! Sounds like it might cost a million dollars! How much?

You: Here's the Captate pricing.

Your Prospect: That's all?! WOW! Yes! Let's do it! I will ask our architect and space planner to place the Architect's files and rendering files in a Dropbox and send you a link.

You: Great! Thank you for your business. We look forward to helping you Succeed Faster.

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Two Ways for Matterport Service Providers to Make Money With Captate

1. White Label: Make the spread between what you charge your client and what you pay Captate
2. Affiliate Referral Program: Introduce Captate to your client and receive a commission on the project

To learn more about Captate, please Private Message @Conor_Brady or Contact Captate.

Best,

Dan

P.S. Captate is a service of my friend and colleague of many years, @ConorBrady ... Here's what QB Studio Project Co-Founder and Director Alex Brennan has to say about working with Conor and the Captate team about this Captate 3D tour:

“We worked with Captate to do an online tour of a commercial development in New Zealand. It was a very positive experience working with them – great communication, responsive and professional. Project was delivered on time and we exceeded our pre-leasing targets. Recommend.”

Special Offer for We Get Around Network Forum Members

✓ Ask @Conor_Brady at Captate for the Captate Special Offer for WGAN Forum Members, or complete this form
✓ Captate Contact Us form

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The one-year journey to be a Thriving Matterport Service Provider in in Idaho/Washington State

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Hi All,

If you are thinking about getting started with Matterport – or still early in your Matterport Service Provider business journey, there is a ton of great insight in this (above) WGAN-TV show with Jeff Nitschke with CaptureNW serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington State.

Topics Include:

✓ A 'Snapshot' of CaptureNW today
✓ Services Offered
✓ Pricing
✓ Unique Pricing Strategy
✓ Matterport Pro2 3D Camera versus RICOH Theta Z1
✓ How long to shoot a Matterport 3D Tour versus a Zillow 3D Home tour
✓ Gear
✓ How to get inside a brokerage
✓ Syndication
✓ Matterport 3D Showcase app
✓ Pitching Real Estate Agents
✓ Camera 'ready' real estate listings
✓ Shooting a $20 million listing
✓ Benefits of Matterport 3D Tour to homebuilders
✓ Power of Blue Booties
✓ Matterport 3D Tour shot with iPhone (beta)

@lilnitsch ... much thanks for being my guest - and sharing your Matterport journey - on WGAN-TV Live at 5 yesterday (Thursday, 21 November 2019). And, thank you for being a WGAN Forum Member.

Best,

Dan

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The two-year journey to a thriving Matterport Service Provider Business

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Hi All,

If you are a professional photographer thinking about getting started with Matterport, you might find it helpful to hear the journey of a successful Matterport Service Provider.

My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) this Wednesday (20 November 2019) is Grays Lake, IL based Matterport Service Prover 3D RoomScapes Founder Ross R. Zanzucchi (@rzphotoman).

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Matterport Customer Journey: Ross R. Zanzucchi with 3D RoomScapes

I will ask Ross about his Matterport Service Provider business today and his nearly two-year journey to get there.

Dan

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Plus, Ben Claremont on: Which 360º Camera you Should Buy for Virtual Tours

Hi All,

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (above) earlier today (Wednesday, 13 November 2019), 360º Subject Matter Expert, Mentor and Virtual Tour Pro Course Creator Ben Claremont discusses:

 Top 10 Tips for Starting a Virtual Tour Business
✓ Which 360º Camera you Should Buy for Virtual Tours
✓ Virtual Tour Pro course for learning how to plan, shoot, edit, host and the business of Virtual Tours

Special WGAN Offers

1. Free 3-months WGAN-TV Training Academy Membership when you Enroll in Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont with this WGAN Affiliate Link for Virtual Tour Pro course by Ben Claremont.

2. Save 15 percent on Virtual Tour Pro with the WGAN Coupon Code (You automatically receive this WGAN coupon code when you join the free WGAN Forum. Already a Member? Private Message me for the WGAN Coupon code for Virtual Tour Pro.

3. Free Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont when you:

✓ pre-pay for 24 months of WGAN Standard Membership

Best,

Dan

Ben Claremont Links

YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Bio | Courses | Virtual Tour Pro Course | Virtual Tour Pro Course Curriculum

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Matterport Director, Business Development Tomer Poran

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This is a "must watch" WGAN-TV show if you are in the insurance-Remediation-Restoration Space or are a Matterport Service Provider trying to understand the space and opportunities for Matterport Pros.

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Hi All,

When a house has a flood or fire, Matterport there are many ways Matterport can help with:

✓ document flood and/or fire damage
✓ document remediation
✓ help plan restoration
✓ help with marketing to show before/after

Plus, there are at many opportunities for Matterport Service Providers when there is fire or flood damage.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) on Thursday, 7 November 2019, Tomer Poran - Matterport Director, Business Development, Head of Partnerships and New Market Development (and Matterport Insurance Subject Matter Expert) - will be my guest on the show.

To help us understand the the challenges and opportunities for Matterport Service Providers in the Matterport meets Insurance space, I will ask Tomer to:

1. walk us through the mitigation, remediation and restoration companies' residential customer journey
2. show examples of Matterport 3D tours during the phases of the customer journey
3. identify the stakeholders
4. identify the use cases for the Matterport 3D Tour and MatterPak during the customer journey
5. discuss challenges, opportunities and additional gear needed for Matterport Service Providers
6. Jargon: Xactimate, Mitigation, Remediation, Restoration, Smoke Trails, moisture points, psychometric readings
7. take questions from viewers (at the end of the show)

What questions would you like me to ask Tomer during the show?

Best,

Dan

P.S. Add this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show to your calendar (optional: and receive reminders)

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84% of photographers that have a Matterport camera upload to Google Street View.

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Hi All,

"We found, in a survey that we ran in 2018, that 84% of photographers that have a Matterport camera upload to Google Street View. We also found in that survey that 71% of photographers that use the Google Street View function with Matterport have found it the fastest way to upload to Google Street View," said UK-based Matterport VP James Morris-Manuel at the 2019 Google Street View Summit in an interview with WGAN-TV.

If you are not using Matterport to publish to Google Street View, why not?

[Note: All 2019 Google Street View news coverage will be tagged: GSV19 | More news coming through Friday, 4 October 2019]

Best,

Dan

Transcript of WGAN-TV Interview (Above)

Hi, I'm James Morris-Manuel, I'm the VP for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Matterport and we're at the 2019 Google Street View Summit here in London. It's been a very exciting two days. We've been talking about lots of different contents and how things can be uploaded and provided to Google Street View.

Just to talk you through where Matterport's at, this is our workhorse camera, this is the Pro2 Camera that Matterport has designed and invented. We have changed the way our business ingests content in the last couple of quarters so essentially we now can accept content from the Ricoh Theta V and the Ricoh Theta Z1 as well as the Insta360 One X.

You can capture content with these devices, upload it to the Matterport platform. Our AI then makes that become 3D so you get the full Matterport 3D experience that you're used to with the Pro2 camera. From there, you can then upload to Google Street View.

We found, in a survey that we ran in 2018, that 84% of photographers that have a Matterport camera upload to Google Street View. We also found in that survey that 71% of photographers that use the Google Street View function with Matterport have found it the fastest way to upload to Google Street View.

It's been very useful for travel and hospitality especially, where clients have captured the lobby and then uploaded the lobby of a hotel to Google Street View. Also, with leisure and some of commercial real estate as well. Thank you very much.

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UK-based Matterport Vice President James Morris-Manuel at the 2019 Google Street View Summit in London

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Hi All,

"Matterport is the industry leader for residential real estate and a very big percentage of our business is in that market," said UK-based Matterport Vice President James Morris-Manuel at the 2019 Google Street View Summit in a WGAN-TV interview.

"... we're also moving into travel and hospitalityarchitecture, engineering, constructioninsurance, and a number of other verticals because the application of Matterport is so broad, essentially any physical assets can be copied and we can make a digital twin and that can be represented online."

[Note: All 2019 Google Street View news coverage will be tagged: GSV19 | More news coming through Friday, 4 October 2019]

Best,

Dan

Transcript of WGAN-TV Interview (Above)

Hi, I'm James Morris-Manuel.

I'm the VP for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Matterport. And just wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things that we're focusing on in EMEA at the moment.

So few different core focuses. Obviously, one is geographic expansion. At the moment we sell into four core territories.

The first is the United Kingdom and English-speaking Europe, so some of Northern Europe. The second is France and the French-speaking Western Europe. The third is the DAC territory, so Germany, Austria, Switzerland and some of Eastern Europe, and the last is a Southern Europe, so Spain, Italy, Portugal, are the four core markets that we sell into.

So that's the geographic expansion that we're looking at.

And then the other piece is the segment development or the new verticals that we're going into.

So as everybody knows, Matterport is the industry leader for residential real estate and a very big percentage of our business is in that market.

But we're also moving into travel and hospitality, architecture, engineering, construction, insurance, and a number of other verticals because the application of Matterport is so broad, essentially any physical assets can be copied and we can make a digital twin and that can be represented online.

Thank you very much.

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Scanning a multi-million dollar, ocean-front home in real-time: Video 1 of 4

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Hi All,

St. Simons Island, GA-based Matterport Service Harlan Hambright scanned a multi-million dollar, ocean-front, 5-bedroom, two-story, beautifully decorated home on Sea Island, GA yesterday (Wednesday, 28 August 2019).

During this nearly three hour Matterport scan, I interviewed Harlan about what he was doing (and I added my own color commentary too).

These 4 sequential videos were shot in real-time.

You scan see Harlan's Matterport 3D tour here: WGANexample.com

While our intended audience are newbie Matterport Matterporter that have done zero to five Matterport scans, its likely that even seasoned Matterport Pros - like you - would find these videos helpful regarding techniques, gear, best practices from a Matterport Service Provider that has scanned 850 locations since he bought his Matterport Pro 3D Camera in August 2015.

What did you learn by watching Harlan scan this home?

Best,

Dan

P.S. These videos will be publicly viewable until 30 September 2019 in the WGAN Forum. The videos will then be viewable exclusively in the WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport). (50+ Hours of Matterport training, including scanning, Matterport Workshop 3.0, Matterport Capture App (and much more) to help you succeed faster. 

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