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WGAN-TV Podcast: 25+ Tips for Scanning Large Spaces with a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera

Hi All,

Scanning large spaces with a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera can be easy if you know:

✓ what problems that you are likely to experience
✓ how to solve these problems

On Thursday, June 10, 2021 on WGAN-TV Live at 5, Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Photographer Eric Dole (@Home3D):

1. showed some large Matterport scans that he has done
-- Petco
-- Cintas laundry (above)
-- Best Buy
2. 25+ problems he experienced
3. how he solved these 25+ problems

✓ WGAN-TV Podcast: 25+ Tips for Scanning Large Spaces with a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera

Eric uses a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and Ricoh Theta Z1 360 Camera to shoot Matterport digital twins. Eric has created many large residential and commercial spaces; including a nearly 50,000 SQ FT retail store and homes with pools (that create their own set of challenges for Matterport dollhouse view).

Eric is the son of Kevin Dole (@Home3D) whom has also been my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 many times, including: WGAN-TV | Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques.

Plus, Eric and I will discuss what resources are available to help you with large Matterport scans and I will offer a bonus tip about a pricing strategy for charging for large Matterport digital twins.

What problems have you experienced scanning a large space and how did you solve that problem? Join the discussion: www.WGANForum.com

Best,

Dan

WGAN Forum Related Discussions

✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Large
✓ WGAN-TV | Tips for Creating Matterport Digital Twins of Schools
✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV 21 Tips for Creating Matterport Tours of a RV Showroom
✓ WGAN-TV: How to Scan a Grocery Store
✓ Video: How to Scan Large Spaces with Matterport Pro2, Leica BLK360 & 360s
✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV - Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques


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How does the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit compare to the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera for:

1. Scanning?

a. Scanning time?
b. Ease-of-use?
c. Value of iGUIDE PLANIX LiDAR versus Matterport Pro2 structured light?
d. Setup?
e. Scanning App?
f. Preview?
g. Outdoor scanning?
h. Sunlight inside spaces?
i. Reflective surfaces?
j. Trimming?
k. Misalignment: moving a scan that shows up on the wrong place?

2. Processing and Post Production?
3. Hosting?
4. Viewing?
5. Floor Plans?
6. Pricing of Camera?
7. Pricing of 3D tour hosting?
8. Getting started? (Calibration?)
9. Back-up process?
10. Storage?
11. Uses cases such as: AEC, Construction and Foundation Scanning

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, June 3, my guest was Greater San Francisco-based Hopscotch Interactive Founder Emily Olman (@Hopscotch). Emily is a long-time Matterport Service Provider (since 2015). Hopscotch Interactive has five Matterport Pro 3D Cameras and one iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit.

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus Matterport Pro2 3D Camera by a Long-Time MSP

I invited Emily to be my guest when I saw her video (so we could do a deep-dive comparison of the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera.

✓ Video: Is this the Matterport Killer? iGuide Planix versus Matterport

Best,

Dan

WGAN Forum Related Discussions

✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created
✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.
✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion
✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX
✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?
✓ WGAN MarketPlaceiGUIDE

Emily Olman / Hopscotch Interactive Links

✓ Hopscotch Interactive website
✓ Hopscotch Interactive YouTube Channel
✓ Emily Olman on LinkedIn
✓ Hopscotch Interactive on Twitter
✓ Hopscotch Interactive on Facebook
✓ hopscotchinteractive on Instagram


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This is a "must watch" free WGAN-TV Podcast for Matterport Service Providers thinking aboutquoting or actually doing Matterport digital twins of schools in particular and large spaces in general:

✓ Free! WGAN-TV Podcast: Tips for Creating Matterport Digital Twins of Schools

Belfast, Ireland-based 3D Showcase (3DSC Ltd.) Sales Director Mark McBride (@3dshowcaseuk) did nearly 70 rock-solid tips based on doing Matterport scans of 70+ schools including 51 for ONE client: that's nearly one (1) tip per minute based on actual problems/challenges doing Matterport tours of schools.

What problems/challenge have you faced creating Matterport digital twins of 50+ schools? And, as a result, what tips can you offer Matterport Service Providers for creating Matterport digital twins of schools?

On this WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT) that aired Thursday, 27 May 2021, I asked Belfast, Ireland-based 3D Showcase (3DSC Ltd.) Sales Director Mark McBride (@3dshowcaseuk) about:

✓ scanning outdoors (360 Views versus 3D Scans)
✓ MatterTags (adding, managing)
✓ people in the tours?
✓ privacy and the Matterport blur tool
✓ Matterport Highlight Reel
✓ public versus private schools
✓ limitations on time of day or weekend versus weekday
✓ Matterport Collaborator (for privacy blurring, MatterTags)
✓ tips to scan large, open spaces in a school (gym)
✓ tips to scan a school's auditorium
✓ what info, if any, do you share with the school regarding pre-scanning preparation?
✓ how do you know which rooms NOT to scan? Someone with you the entire time?
✓ how long are the scanning days? (Do you need batteries for the iPad? Other prep?)
✓ long days: what about your feet?
✓ meal breaks? Do you bring food and water with you?
✓ why do schools want Matterport digital twins
✓ how schools are using Matterport digital twins

Mark got started with creating Matterport digital twins in 2016.

In addition to creating Matterport digital twins of 50+ schools, Mark – and his team – have done Matterport 3D Tours for:

✓ estate agents (real estate agents)
✓ architects
✓ property developers
✓ construction industry
✓ insurance loss adjusters
✓ retail stores
✓ leisure industry
✓ spa resorts
✓ event spaces
✓ new builds
✓ hotels
✓ auditoriums

In addition to Matterport, 3D Showcase also offers ...

✓ HDR photography
✓ Drone video and images
✓ Single Property Websites

3D Showcase Links

✓ WGAN Forum@3dshowcaseuk
✓ 3D Showcase Website
✓ 3D Showcase Facebook
✓ 3D Showcase Twitter
✓ 3D Showcase Instagram
✓ 3D Showcase LinkedIn
✓ Mark McBride, LinkedIn

What are your thoughts after watching this WGAN-TV Podcast?

Best,

Dan


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Potential home buyers can now book an appointment with the listing agent within a Single Property Website lead generation form powered by WP3d Models WordPress Plugin.

How do you activate this Calendly integration within WP3D Models?

WGAN-TV Training U Free Course recorded on Thursday, 15 April 2021:

✓ WP3D Models WordPress Plugin: Demo of Calendly Integration and How to Upgrade WP3D Models Software

WP3D Models Head of Product Daniel Bennion (@DanielBenion) and Head of Marketing Andrew Pincock ((@WP3D_AP) cover the following:

1. WP3D Models: Overview of Features/Benefits
2. Book an Appointment: Demo what the viewer sees
3. Book an Appointment: Demo back-end
4. How to do this WP3D Models Calendly integration
5. How this works for photographer servicing multi-clients
6. How to upgrade WP3D Models software
7. FAQs

WGAN Forum Membership Benefit

We Get Around Network Forum Members save 10 percent on WP3D Models WordPress Plugin with the WGAN Discount Code.

Plus, when you use the WGAN Discount Code to buy WP3D Models, you also receive the 1st 12 months free of the WGAN-TV Training U in Matterport (includes WP3D Models Training!)

Two Ways to Receive the WGAN Discount Code for WP3D Models

1. Join the WGAN Forum (free) and look for the Welcome email from me (includes the discount code)
2. Private Message @DanSmigrod with the Subject Line: WGAN Discount Code for WP3D Models

WP3D Models is a WordPress Plugin. If you need WordPress, I recommend Ionblade WordPress Hosting Pro Plan with SSL Certificate.

Best,

Dan

WGAN Standard and Premium Members Receive

1. Free Use of WP3D Models WordPress Plugin
2. Free Use of WordPress powered by Ionblade


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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

Hi All,

Transcript below ...

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

Home3D.us | LinkedIn | Facebook

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

==> WGAN Free Service: Text Me 5 Minutes Before WGAN-TV is Live

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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==>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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Why you should offers Real Estate Photos Before Virtual Tours | WGAN.INFO/repp | WGAN.INFO/reppwebinar

✓ Real Estate Photographer Pro Course by Eli Jones
✓ Webinar (Pre-Recorded): How to Get Started as a Real Estate Photographer by Eli Jones

Hi All,

Must watch show (above) if:

1. you are new to real estate photography
2. you are new to virtual tour photography
3. you are deciding your pricing strategy
4. you are deciding on your pricing
5. you are revisiting how you price your services
6. wondering what are best practices for pricing strategies and best practices for pricing
7. wondering how to simplify your service offering
8. wondering how to simplify your pricing

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If you are just starting in real estate photography, you likely have questions about:

1. which media services to offer first? For example: photosvideodrone24/7 Open House Virtual Tours
2. how to price real estate media services

That's why I invited Real Estate Photographer Pro Course Creator Eli Jones to be my guest on:

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Real Estate Media Services and Pricing

This WGAN-TV Live at 5 show aired live: 5 pm EDT Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

Eli is also the founder of Norman & Young. His real estate photography business has grown to 18+ employees.

When it comes to pricing, Eli's mantra is: Simplify! Simplify! Simply!

Among the questions that I asked Eli on WGAN-TV Live at 5:

1. You are the Founder of Ft. Worth, Texas-based Norman & Young, a $1 million; 18+ person real estate photography agency. How did you get started?
When first starting out as a real estate photographer, which media services should you offer and why?
2. Simplify! Simplify! Simply! What does that mean regarding real estate photography services
3. How do you charge for real estate photos?
4. How many packages to offer for photos? (For example, 25 photos; 36 photos and 50 photos?)
5. How to charge for drone photos?
6. How do you charge for real estate video?
7. How many packages to offer for videos? (For example, 25 photos; 36 photos and 50 photos?)
8. Why does it make sense to also offer video?
9. How do you charge for drone video?
10. 20. How to charge for Matterport 24/7 Open House Virtual Tours? Does that include floor plans?
11. How to charge for Twilight photos? (virtual or real twilights?)
12. If you are new to residential real estate, is it okay to begin with 24/7 Open House Virtual Tours?
13. How to structure pricing for each media service: photosvideodronevirtual toursother?
14. 12. How many photos should be included in a photo package?
15. Should you do your first (media) free?
16. How to differentiate from competitors?
17. How might pricing vary based on markets? For example, Los Angeles, New York or Waco, Texas?
18. How long should it take to shoot photos inside a typical listing?
19. How important is it to be the best real estate photographer?
20. How important is editing of photos? Do yourself or outsource?
21. What's the different between offering a "service" and offering a "product" [productising]?
22. How do you make services into products or packages?
23. What is a MLS and how does that affect packages?
24. Your thoughts on charging by SQ FT for a Matterport tour: says, 2,500 SQ FT or 3,500 SQ FT?
25. Do you include floor plans with a Matterport tour or offer as an Add On?
26. What are the best Add Ons and why?
27. How to charge for video?
28. What are your thoughts about charing distance fees?
29. Why do real agents switch to you from other photographers?
30. What pricing strategies to avoid and why?

Best,

Dan

P.S. WGAN Forum Member? Save 70 percent on Real Estate Photographer Pro course when you watch this free video: How to Get Started as a Real Estate Photographer by Eli Jones.


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Deep-Dive Demo and Discussion of the AgentRelay Reseller Program

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Hi All,

Below is the transcript ...

If you are a busy and successful Matterport Service Provider, it's likely that you already offer your clients Add Ons such as 2D schematic floor plans.

You can offer Live Video Chat on Steroids within a Matterport tour as an Add On via the AgentRelay Affiliate Program and earn 25 percent commission on the recurring AgentRelay subscription revenue by your clients.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, my guest was AgentRelay Founder and CEO Dan Cattermole whom gave us a demo to show how Matterport Service Providers can make money with AgentRelay as an Add On service.

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: How Matterport Service Providers Can Make Money with AgentRelay as an Add On: Deep-Dive Demo and Discussion of the AgentRelay Reseller Program

Dan Cattermole showed how agents can leverage AgentRelay to win more and bigger premium listings. And, why prospective home sellers can see how their real estate agent will help them get the most offers; for the most money - sooner - with the least amount of stress for the home seller.

AgentRelay Features Demonstrated on WGAN-TV Live at 5 Included

1. Full in-viewing audio-video-chat integration within a Matterport Virtual Private Tour Viewing
2. Full in-viewing audio-video-chat integration within a Matterport Virtual Open Houses for unrelated buyers
3. Lead generationAutomatically register visitors on self-guided viewings
4. Instant and scheduled private viewing options
5. Scheduled Open House public viewings
6. Automatic viewing notifications and calendar integrations
7. Effortlessly switch control to participants in agent-guided viewings
8. Explore multiple properties in a single guided viewing

So that you are intimate with AgentRelay, I encourage you to:

✓ You can book an AgentRelay demo here.
✓ You can sign-up for an AgentRelay 14-day free trial here.
✓ Join the AgentRelay Reseller Affiliate Program (WGAN Affiliate Link)

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Receive free - a 12 months Membership to the WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) Course when you:

1. sign-up for an AgentRelay Affiliate Program using the WGAN Affiliate link for AgentRelay
2. Email me your first AgentRelay Affiliate commission payment (screen shot from AgentRelay Affiliate Dashboard Payouts) (DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com)
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Thanks for watching WGAN-TV Live at 5!

Best,

Dan

P.S. Real Estate Agent? Just want to sign-up to use AgentRelay? Here is the WGAN Affiliate Link for AgentRelay.

 


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