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Matterport Chief Marketing Officer Chris Bell and Matterport Vice President of Product Management Damien Leostic

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Hi All,

✓ Are you unhappy with Matterport new pricing?
✓ Got questions about how Matterport new pricing affects you?
✓ Got suggestions about what and how to fix the Matterport new pricing?
✓ Matterport new pricing giving you concerns about getting started with Matterport?

Then, vent and/or ask your questions directly with Matterport executives on a special edition of WGAN-TV Live at 5Matterport New Pricing Town Hall

Matterport Chief Marketing Officer Chris Bell and Matterport Vice President of Product Management Damien Leosticwill be my guests on this special edition of WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT | GMT -4) on Thursday, 16 May 2019.

Have you been living in a cave since the Matterport new pricing announcement on Thursday, 9 May 2019? Here are all the WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Matterport New Pricing Announcement

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Special thanks to Chris Bell and Damien Leostic for joining the show to hear directly from the WGAN Forum Community about the Matterport new pricing.

Best,

Dan

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Do the Zillow listings with Zillow 3D Home get a Marketing Boost? Possibility of other platforms? Other 360º Cameras?

 

How to Make Money with Zillow 3D Home with Zillow Sr. Director, Product Development, 3D & Computer Vision Josh Weisberg and Zillow Senior Development Manager, Mitch Dawson

Hi All,

How do you make money with Zillow 3D Home?

Zillow Sr. Director, Product Development, 3D & Computer Vision Josh Weisberg will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT - GMT -5) on Thursday, 9 May 2019.

In addition to covering How do real estate photographers make money with Zillow 3D Home, during this show, we'll cover:

✓ the gear
✓ how to shoot
✓ how to do post production
✓ Does Zillow treat listings differently that have a Zillow 3D Home tour associated with it?
✓ Zillow research about why real estate agents outsource shooting these
✓ the benefits to the homeowner (real estate photographers wants to understand this)
✓ the benefits of Zillow 3D Home to agents and brokers (photographers want to understand this)
✓ the benefits to real estate photographers 
✓ Zillow’s big picture vision for Zillow 3D Home (Including why this will grow business for Pros)
✓ a demo of shooting with a 360º 1-click camera
✓ a demo of back-end workflow
✓ Why Zillow 3D Home is called Zillow 3D Home and not Zillow 360º Tour? (What’s 3D about it?)

You (all) are invited to join the show to discuss and ask Josh your questions directly.

Best,

Dan

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Which 3D or 360º Tour Platform is right for you? Kevin helps you decide.

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Hi All,

Imagine shooting the same multi-million mansion with:

✓ Matterport 3D Tour
✓ GeoCV 3D Tour (including 3D aerial)
✓ Nodalview (360º Tour)
✓ Zillow 3D Home (360º Tour)
✓ Cupix 3D Tour

Greater Los Angeles Matterport Service Provider Home3D.us (@Home3DKevin Dole imagined that. And, except for substituting one house for one of the shoots, that's exactly what Kevin Dole is in the midst of completing.

Kevin will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) on Thursday, 21 March 2019 to talk about his experience with five platforms.

Among the questions I will ask Kevin ...

1. What was the learning curve for shooting?
2. What was the learning curve for post production?
3. What was the shooting experience like with each platform?
4. What was the post production experience like with each platform?
5. Show us each tour that you shot. Which do you like best and why?
6. What did you like/dislike about shooting each platform?
7. What did you like/dislike about post production for reach platform?
8. Can you tell us about the GeoCV aerial 3D shooting and post production experience?
9. What else would you like to share about your experience shooting/publishing with five platforms?

Kevin will be starting new topics in the WGAN Forum around many of these questions. I could imagine that each topic will be a single subject such as:

1. each camera/platform
2. comparing learning curve
3. comparing shooting experience
4. comparing post production experience
5. comparing 3D/360º Tours
6. overall conclusions and recommendations

This is an amazing labor of love for Kevin to shoot and publish with five different platforms. And, I am SO thankful that Kevin is sharing this amazing experience with the WGAN Forum Community.

This WGAN-TV show will likely be tremendously helpful if you are thinking about:

✓ which camera/platform to get
✓ adding a camera/platform
✓ switching a camera/platform
✓ what this other platforms are like

What questions would you like to ask? Please join us on the show and ask your questions live.

By the way, this project was made possible (in part) by the WGAN 360º Camera Loaner Program.

You can borrow a camera - free* - if you are a WGAN Basic, Standard or Premium Member. 

WGAN 360º Camera Loaner Program Order Form (Private Message me for the password.)

Not yet a WGAN Basic, Standard or Premium Member? Compare WGAN Membership Plans | WGAN Membership Benefits | www.JoinStandard.com

Best,

Dan

*Except for return shipping with insurance for the value of the camera

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GeoCV: a platform to help real estate agents win more and bigger premium listings.

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From GeoCV Co-Founder and CEO Anton Yakubenko ...

Dear community members,

I'm excited to announce that we're releasing GeoCV solution for capturing and visualizing spaces in 3D+360° in beta!

We've received significantly more responses to our survey and email blasts than we anticipated. We'll be reaching out to these early adopters in the coming days with particular proposals including pricing info.

The highlights of GeoCV solution include:
UNLIMITED PLAN: unlimited processing + unlimited hosting + unlimited floor plans for a flat fee per camera per month (or per year)
FREE CAMERA included into subscription
White labeling
Self-hosting
Customers own the copyrights for delivered content
Download of full-resolution 3D model and 360° panoramas
Content editing and re-upload
- Offline viewing for PC and Mac
- Password protection for 3D tours access

Our capturing features:
- Small and lightweight scanning kit, carrying case included
- Scanning kit comes with everything required, you only need a tripod
- Fast and easy training, FaceTime remote training for early adopters
- Easy-to-use solution not prone to human mistakes
- Real-time feedback during scanning (preview of captured space)
- Optional HD capturing
- Automatic processing in the cloud
- Web dashboard to edit 3D tours

Our viewer features:
- Realistic 3D scan view
- High-resolution HDR 360° panoramas
- Walkthrough with smooth transitions
- Floor plan with dimensions integrated into 3D tour
- White labeled floor plan delivered as file in black & white and textured versions
- Info block with space address, parameters and description, client contact information, photo and logo
- Pins (annotations) with rich media content
- Standalone 360° panoramas added as viewpoints (e.g. for outdoor or amenities)
- Short custom URLs, optional MLS compliant unbranded version of 3D tour
- Optional 3D and 2D interactive minimap in walkthrough mode
- Zoom for HD 3D tours
- Clean, sleek, minimalistic design
- Support of the absolute majority of devices and browsers (both desktop and mobile)

Plus custom projects premium features:
- Integration of exterior 3D and 360° visuals captured with a drone
- Virtually staged 3D tours
- Video narration dependent on room

We have been in the shoes of a service provider by ourselves. Now we're passing our service business in NYC to independent third-party service providers.

We want to empower service providers to avoid a race to the bottom with squeezing margins by providing you more differentiation and control over data and viewing experience. Our unlimited pricing plan and such features as white labeling, branding and self-hosting should allow you to make 3D tours a standard part of your growing business.

While we scale our production and iterate on product improvement based on early adopters feedback, we will be offering our solution in limited quantities. Please drop us a line at info@geocv.com or simply fill in "Contact Us" form on our website to join the waitlist. Our website is legacy and will be updated with more information about GeoCV solution.

The whole GeoCV team and I personally are very excited and look forward to your GeoCV 3D tours and feedback. I want to sincerely thank you for your patience and continuous support. Let's join forces to capture the world in 3D, one space at a time!

Anton Yakunben

Co-Founder and CEO

GeoCV

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Tip: When your Clients are speaking glowingly of you, ask to record a short "shout-out" video (like this).

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All,

Brooklyn, NY-based 3D VUZ Owner and Chief Photographer Howard Witz (@3dVuz) did this "shout-out" video about his three years of WGAN Standard Membership over dinner while we both were attending Inman Connect NY 2019last week (28 Jan - 1 Feb 2019).

Tip: When your Clients are speaking glowingly of you, ask to record a short "shout-out" video (like this).

Compare WGAN Membership Plans | WGAN Membership Benefits | www.JoinStandard.com

Best,

Dan

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360º Platform for shooting, hosting, viewing and sharing tours

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Hi All,

WGAN-TV interviewed Ogulo President USA Raul Guevara at Inman Connect New York 2019. (Video above)

Your thoughts about the Ogulo platform for shooting and hosting 360º Virtual Tours?

Best,

Dan

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"Virtual Tours are terrific," says Ryan.

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Hi All,

At Inman Connect NY 2019, I spoke with NRT (Coldwell Banker®) President/CEO Ryan Gorman on Virtual Tours. 

"Virtual Tours are terrific," says Ryan. Virtual Tours enable the get there before you go experience so that potential buyers do not need to spend as much time in the home since they have already experienced the home virtually. Agents can use Virtual Tours to differentiate themselves to get more business.

"Agents being able to demonstrate their value quite clearly to their consumer base helps them differentiate themselves and to ultimately generate more value and generate more customers. So, this could be - the 3D as well as individual technologies - could be one of those things that agents use ... to grow their business," says Ryan.

You may want to share this brief WGAN-TV interview with your potential Coldwell Banker clients (and ask for the order).

The more that Coldwell Banker uses Matterport, the more likely that their competitors will (have) to.

What has been your experience with Coldwell Banker + Matterport?

Best,

Dan

About Ryan Gorman

"Ryan Gorman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of NRT in 2018. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NRT’s company-owned brokerage operations doing business under the Coldwell Banker® brand."

"Gorman most recently served as Chief Strategy and Operating Officer of NRT and as its Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations where he brought a heightened focus on service delivery, defined a comprehensive integrated growth strategy and leveraged the resources of NRT and Realogy to drive a superior experience for affiliated agents, employees and customers."

Source: NRT (A Realogy Company)

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"Matterport is a great technology. A lot of our agents do use," says Adam.

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Hi All,

At Inman Connect NY 2019, I spoke with RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. Adam told me he recommends RE/MAX agents and brokers use Matterport 3D Tours.

"Matterport is a great technology. A lot of our agents do use," says Adam in this WGAN-TV interview at ICNY19. "Do I recommend it? Yes I do. Using 3D Virtual Tours is a great way to engage with the ... customer; a great way to set you apart from those that are not." 

You may want to share this brief WGAN-TV interview with your potential RE/MAX client (and ask for the order).

The more that RE/MAX uses Matterport, the more likely that their competitors will (have) to.

What has been your experience with RE/MAX + Matterport?

Best,

Dan

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"We're had a great experience with [Matterport] so far," says Eric.

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Hi All,

At Inman Connect NY 2019, I spoke with Purplebricks Group PLC US CEO Eric Eckardt about Purplebricks use of Matterport 3D Tours.

"We're had a great experience with [Matterport] so far," says Eric.

If Purplebricks is in your market, you may want to share this brief WGAN-TV interview with your potential Purplebricks client (and ask for the order).

The more that Purplebricks uses Matterport, the more likely that their competitors will (have) to.

What has been your experience with Purplebricks + Matterport?

Best,

Dan

P.S. From Eric Eckardt's LinkedIn Profile ...

"Purplebricks (LSE: PURP), with offices in five major real estate markets including the United KingdomGermanyAustraliaCanada and the United States, is the leading next generation real estate brokerage, combining highly experienced and professional Local Real Estate Experts with an innovative and intuitive technology platform to make the entire process of selling and buying homes much more convenient, transparent and cost effective," says Eric Eckardt's LinkedIn Profile.

Source: Purple Bricks

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Help Property Managers and Developers get more money sooner (pre-leasing)

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Hi All,

One of the ways that Matterport may make its competition irrelevant is offer 3rd party integrations on Steroids.

Soon, Matterport will launch 3D Virtual Staging powered by RoOomy (presently in private beta).

Imagine that you shoot Matterport of just built multi-family apartment community without furniture in the various apartment types. Now imagine that these same Matterport 3D Tours are virtually staged: not one photo virtual staged, not one 360º virtual staged, but the Matterport 3D Tour virtual staged.

When you look at a Matterport 3D Tour with this virtually staged experience by RoOomy, it feels like magic. It's that amazing.

In my WGAN-TV interview with RoOomy Head of Business Development Taylor Wilding (above) at Inman Connect New York 2019, Taylor talks about the Matterport strategic alliance with Matterport - first announced 18 December 2017 – and how Matterport Service Providers can make money with RoOomy.com.

For Matterport Service Providers, at least three ways to make money with Matterport 3D Tours virtually staged by RoOomy:

✓ Matterport 3D Tour scanning
✓ Add RoOomy Virtual Staging (make the spread between what you charge and the amount that you pay RoOomy
✓ RoOomy will offer a Reseller Program for Matterport Service Providers.

Best prospects, according to RoOomy are:

✓ multi-family (just built: various apartment or home types)
✓ single family home communities (just built: various home styles)
✓ developers
✓ property management companies

How to Make Money

✓ Showcase every floor plan with virtual staging
✓ Property Managers can show properties where tenants have not yet moved out
✓ Help Property Managers and Developers get more money sooner (pre-leasing)
✓ Evergreen spaces work best (renters do not remodel spaces)

"The collaboration between roOomy and Matterport is due to a growing demand by customers for virtual staging of 3D spaces across industries, in particular within multifamily. Property managers, for example, will be able to use virtual staging instead of physically staging model apartments, allowing renters to easily decide on flooring and furniture upgrades and customizations for multifamily units. Interior designers can more easily work with customers to design living spaces," according to the 18 December 2017 Matterport-RoOomy media release.

Your thoughts?

Best,

Dan

P.S. I will reach out to RoOomy to see if we can get some examples to share in this discussion ... I had a chance to view examples at ICNY19 and they are amazing.

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