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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 15% with this link for Virtual Tour Pro and Coupon Code: WGANVTP

Hi All,

Thanks to Ben Claremont for his 10 Tips for Building a Profitable Virtual Tour Business on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. (video above).

This is a "must watch" show if you are:

1. new to 3D/360 virtual tours
2. need help with business develop

Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont will help you succeed faster if you are:

1. new to 3D/360 virtual tours
2. need help with business development
3. need help with advanced editing and other post production techniques

Save 15 percent on Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont - and get 1-Year WGAN-TV Training Academy Membership - with coupon code: WGANVTP using this WGAN Affiliate Link for Virtual Tour Pro Course by Ben Claremont.

Best,

Dan

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Shoot an Asteroom Virtual Tour in 15-20 Minutes | Affordable Client Pricing

 

Hi All,

Asteroom Founder and CEO @EricTsai gives us a deep-dive intro - including demo - of the Asteroom virtual tour platform in this WGAN-TV show (above).

Highlights include:

✓ how to (easily) shoot an Asteroom virtual tour (examples) of a 2,500 SQ FT listing in 15-20 minutes with a Ricoh Theta Z1 360 camera (compared to 1-2 hours with Matterport) and thus be able to affordably shoot Asteroom virtual tours for houses for sale in the $250,000 (NAR reports medium home price of $284,600 in May 2020.)
✓ Asteroom Pay Per Tour (PPT) Special Pricing for WGAN Members (nicely loaded).

- No monthly subscription
- create the virtual tour with up to 30 360 photo spheres (likely sufficient for 90 percent of listings)
create the dollhouse view
professionally edit the 360 panoramas
- 6 months of hosting
- (additional 6 months hosting available for $15)
- (additional 360 photo spheres may be added to the tour for $1.50 each)
- $60 one-time payment

Asteroom Pay Per Tour (PPT) Special Pricing for WGAN Members (nicely loaded) is good through 31 July 2021 and then subject to change.

Either join the free WGAN Forum (free) to receive the COUPON CODE or Private Message me (@DanSmigrod) with the subject line: Asteroom Pay Per Tour Pricing for WGAN Members

✓ Coming soon

- virtual staging (presently in public beta)
- 2D schematic floor plans

✓ Asteroom pairs nicely with WP3D Models, Show & Tour, Rela and other solutions for creating single property websites (branded, unbranded)

Best,

Dan

P.S. @EricTsai thank you for being my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 and thank you for the special Pay Per Tour pricing for WGAN Members

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WGAN Forum Membership Benefit: Free Branding and More Digital Assets

Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 for: Matterport Virtual Staging from Imagineer. My guest will be Matterport Virtual Staging Value-Added Reseller Peterborough, England-Based Imagineer Consulting Founder Angus Norriss (@AngusNorriss)

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Imagineer Offers Matterport Virtual Staging powered by VRPM

Hi All,

As a Matterport Service Provider, you now have a new Add On to offer:

✓ Virtual Staging of Matterport Spaces

You can now order virtual staging of Matterport digital twins of empty spaces from WGAN Premium Member Peterborough, England-Based Imagineer Consulting Angus Norriss (@AngusNorriss).

The sweet-spot for virtual staging of Matterport digital twins likely includes:

For Matterport Service Providers, virtual staging of Matterport digital twins is a great Add On and may result in properties being scanned twice: after drywall installation and once furnished.

✓ multi-family rentals and senior living communities
✓ multi-family home communities
 commercial office space

Virtual staging can include:

✓ adding furniture
✓ changing wall colors
✓ adding walls
✓ adding lighting

Virtual staging styles available include:

✓ Traditional Interior Style
✓ Modern Interior Style
✓ Contemporary Home Decor Style
✓ Shabby-Chic
✓ Industrial Interior Design

Imagineer Valued-Added Services for Matterport Digital Twin Virtual Staging Include:

✓ Project Management
✓ Priced Lower than Ordering Direct from the Developer (VRPM)
✓ Exclusive for WGAN Forum Members: free branding in the nadir (tripod patch)

Three Steps for Virtual Staging of Matterport Digital Twins by Imagineer

Step 1: Share the Space – "You will need to transfer your tour to us, we will stage it and once complete, we will transfer the tour back to you."
Step 2: Pick the Style – "Pick out the interior theme you wish to have included in the different rooms. We will then manage the entire process of the production for you."
Step 3: Approve – "On completion we will transfer the Matterport space back to you. You can use this on any website, just like a normal Matterport tour."

For an example of "Before" and "After" virtual staging by Imagineer Consulting Founder Angus Norriss, please see above. For additional examples, please see the Imagineer Consulting Landing Page for Matterport Virtual Staging of Digital Twins.

Questions about virtual staging of Matterport digital twins? Please post to this WGAN Forum discussion or Private Message: @AngusNorriss

Imagineer is a Value-Added Reseller of Virtual Staging by UK-based VRPM.

Best,

Dan

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How to Shoot, Upload, Create, Share and View EyeSpy360 Virtual Tours

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WGAN-TV: EyeSpy360 Virtual Tour Platform Demo for Photographers

Hi All,

What if you could shoot a virtual tour in 30 minutes so that you could offer it at an affordable Add On price for lower priced homes? And, imagine that real estate agents and buyers could do live video chats within the virtual tour. Plus, you could shoot the virtual tour with any 360º camera and the tour has your branding/your agent's branding - not the platform's branding.

That's EyeSpy360™ virtual tour platform.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 (5 pm EST | -5 GMT), my guest will be @EyeSpy360 Founder and CEO Andrew Nicholls.

Andrew will demo EyeSpy360 from the perspective of:

✓ potential home buyers
✓ real estate agent
✓ photographer

EyeSpy360 Virtual Tour Highlights

✓ Often take less than 30 minutes to shoot
✓ An affordable Add On for lower priced homes
✓ Agents and buyers can do live video chats within the virtual tour
✓ Shoot with any 360º camera
✓ Your Branding/Your Agent's Branding

Demo From Potential Buyers Perspective

✓ EyeSpyPLAY™ – narrated virtual tour
✓ Floor Plan
✓ 3D Model
✓ Labels
✓ Hotspots
✓ Thumbnails

Demo from an Agents Perspective

✓ EyeSpyLIVE™ (three options: to potential buyers; potential buyers to family and friends; inbound)
✓ Analytics
✓ Social sharing

How to Create EyeSpy360 Tour

✓ Labels
✓ Hotspots
✓ White-label
✓ Branding for photographer and real estate agents
✓ 2D stills
✓ Floor plans
✓ Embed code
✓ Archive
✓ Training resources

EyeSpy360 Special Offer for WGAN Forum Members

EyeSpy360 virtual tour platform has special pricing for We Get Around Network Forum Members that join (free) the EyeSpy360 Photography Network, now through Saturday, 29 February 2020.

✓ Free! 1st EyeSpy360 virtual tour
✓ Free! 1st month EyeSpy360 hosting
✓ $9.95 per month hosting (unlimited tours) + $19.95 per virtual tour
✓ potential leads (free)
✓ @EyeSpy360 Special Offer for WGAN Forum Members

What questions do you have about the EyeSpy360 virtual tour platform that I should ask Andrew?[/b]

Best,

Dan

 

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If you are deciding on which 3D or 360º platform is right for you, one option in Nodalview.

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Hi All,

If you are deciding on which 3D or 360º platform is right for you, one option in Nodalview.

If you are scanning with Matterport, Nodalview may be an option for lower price properties where you need an easy solution that can be shot quickly – a 360º in 5 to 10 rooms in a house or commercial space in less than 30 minutes - including unpacking and packing up.

For less than $250 in accessories plus a monthly subscription you can begin creating Nodalview Tours.

My guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) Wednesday, 16 January 2019 are:

✓ Thomas Lepelaars, co-Founder, Nodalview (Brussels, Belgium)
✓ Yan Bohyn, Regional Director of Sales Nodalview USA (Orlando)

Thomas and Yan will demo how to shoot and edit a Nodalview tour (and will assume no prior experience with Nodalview).

To to borrow a Nodalview 360º Kit from the WGAN 360º Camera Loaner Program, simply complete this Form:

✓ We Get Around Network 360º Camera Loaner Program (Private Message me for the Password)

WGAN has three (3) Nodalview 360º Kits courtesy of our new friends at NodalView. The shipping order will be based on seniority among WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members that request to get on the list. (For clarification, the longer that you have been either a WGAN Basic, Standard or Premium Member, the sooner that you will receive this loaner Camera.)

Not yet a WGAN Basic, Standard or Premium Member? 40+ WGAN Membership Benefits | Compare WGAN Membership Plans | Join WGAN Standard Membership

Best,

Dan

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