WGAN-TV Podcast



Sunday May 05, 2024

[Part 1: https://wgan.info/MetrarealOnWGAN]
Would you like to see a back-end demo of Metareal Stage V2.0, including:– how to create a before and after slider within the tour?– how to add drone 360 panoramas?– how to create a virtual tour of a space that has not yet been built?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 2 May 2024, my guest Metareal Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Morgan. (@gareth)WGAN-TV Part 2 | Deep-Dive Demo of Metareal Stage V2.0 for Creating 3D Digital TwinsGareth will show and tell us about the back-end of Metareal Stage V2.0.What questions should I ask Gareth during the show?Best,DanP.S. ....In Part 1 of WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 25 April 2024 ...[i]Are you seeking a 3D Digital Twin platform that:1. saves you thousands of dollars annually?2. requires up to three times less time on site?3. always includes floor plans?4. includes aerial (drone) 360 panorama support?5. can be shot with any 360 camera (or DSLR with a fish-eye lens)6. has Revit, CAD and BIM integrations for AEC7. enables easy before and after comparisons (Variants)?8. includes deep building insights documentation?9. makes sure your content is yours?10. includes an option for DIY 3D Digital Twin 360 panorama linking to save you $$$?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 25 April 2024, my guest Metareal Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Morgan.WGAN-TV Topic: Features and Benefits of Metareal Stage V2.0 for Creating 3D Digital TwinsGareth will show and tell the features and benefits of Metareal Stage 3D Digital Twin platform. Gareth will also include a demo of the front-end: what the user sees.

Saturday Apr 27, 2024

Are you seeking a 3D Digital Twin platform that:1. saves you thousands of dollars annually?2. requires up to three times less time on site?3. always includes floor plans?4. includes aerial (drone) 360 panorama support?5. can be shot with any 360 camera (or DSLR with a fish-eye lens)6. has Revit, CAD and BIM integrations for AEC7. enables easy before and after comparisons (Variants)?8. includes deep building insights documentation?9. your content is yours?10. includes an option for DIY 3D Digital Twin 360 panorama linking to save you $$$?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 25 April 2024, my guest Metareal Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Morgan.WGAN-TV Topic: Features and Benefits of Metareal Stage V2.0 for Creating 3D Digital TwinsGareth will show and tell the features and benefits of Metareal Stage 3D Digital Twin platform. Gareth will also include a demo of the front-end: what the user sees.

Saturday Mar 23, 2024

-- Is there an easier, faster and more affordable virtual staging solution?-- When you shoot empty homes would you like to wow your real estate agent clients?-- Would you like to see a demo of virtual staging in less than 10 seconds?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, March 21, 2024, my guest will be Virtual Staging AI Co-Founder and CEO Michael Bonacina.Our show topic:✓ WGAN-TV | Intro to Virtual Staging of Real Estate Photos powered by Virtual Staging AI (VSI)Michael will show us how to:✓ virtually stage - in 10 seconds - using AI powered by Virtual Staging AI✓ virtually declutter a space - in 10 seconds - using AI powered by Virtual Staging AI✓ use different virtual staging furniture optionsAmong the questions that I will ask Michael about the "world's first virtual staging algorithm powered by artificial intelligence" are:✓ Why should a photographer offer virtual staging?✓ Why a photographer that is presently outsourcing virtual staging should try Virtual Staging AI?✓ What are the benefits of virtual staging from a real estate agent's perspective?✓ What are suggested pricing strategies for real estate photographers to charge real estate agents?✓ Why should virtual staging be included in a real estate photographer's bundles?✓ Should virtual staging - and virtual decluttering - be offered as an Add On (or no charge)?✓ How does virtual staging differentiate a real estate photographer?✓ What does "Decluttering Included" mean?✓ What does "Unlimited Revisions" mean?✓ How did Virtual Staging AI get started?✓ How many clients does Virtual Staging AI have?✓ How to get the best virtual staging results with Virtual Staging AI?✓ Talk about: "World's first virtual staging algorithm powered by artificial intelligence."✓ Talk about: "Developed at Harvard Innovation Labs."Special Offer for We Get Around Network Standard Members✓ Receive the free use of Virtual Staging AI (VSI) Standard Plan for 12 months✓ WGAN Standard Member? Receive VSI Benefit (To receive the password, please Private Message @DanSmigrod)✓ Virtual Staging AI Standard Plan includes:-- 25 photos per month-- Unlimited renders-- All room types and styles-- Decluttering included-- No watermark-- 10 seconds turnaround-- Image storage foreverAccording to the Virtual Staging AI Website✓ Increased Buyer Interest - Virtual staging has a positive impact on 83% of buyers.✓ Get Higher Offers - Homes with virtual staging sell on average for 25% more.✓ Sell Faster - Staging homes sell 73% faster than their non-staged counterparts.✓ Stand Out From the Competition - Convince more homeowners by using the latest technology

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

In this WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod interviews ARCADUS Co-Founder Javan Clark to explore the groundbreaking partnership among Matterport ARCADUS and RSET. Javan delves into how their collaboration is revolutionizing training for first responders, including police, fire, medical services, and potentially military applications.Key HighlightsARCADUS and RSET Partnership: Clark discusses how RSET complements ARCADUS by integrating Matterport scans into a game-like training environment for first responders. This innovative approach allows for detailed, scenario-based training exercises.Use Cases: The partnership is currently focusing on a fire campaign, assisting fire investigators in reconstructing incident scenes for training purposes. The technology enables the combination of multiple 3D models, including drone and Matterport scans, for comprehensive training scenarios.Benefits for Matterport Service Providers: Clark addresses the ease of use and security as primary advantages for local emergency services using this technology. He also highlights the strategic alliance with Matterport, emphasizing features like unlimited access to MatterPaks and secure data storage on AWS GovCloud.Government Contract Procurement: Through the collaboration with Carahsoft, ARCADUS facilitates the procurement process for government agencies, bypassing the need for extensive bidding processes. Clark’s background in law enforcement and his partnership with Carahsoft and AWS GovCloud offer a streamlined solution for agencies to adopt this technology.Key Questions Answered1. How does the partnership improve training for first responders?2. What are the technological advancements introduced by ARCADUS and RSET?3. What are the specific benefits for Matterport service providers in this ecosystem?4. How does the collaboration with Carahsoft and AWS GovCloud benefit government agencies?ConclusionThis episode provides an in-depth look at how the synergy between ARCADUS, RSET, and Matterport is setting a new standard in training for first responders. With Javan Clark's insights, viewers gain a comprehensive understanding of the technology's potential to save lives through enhanced training scenarios.Call to ActionFor Matterport Service Providers and government agencies interested in leveraging these advancements for first responder training, visit:www.ARCADUS.iowww.rset.comwww.Matterport-comWGAN Forum topics tagged: ARCADUS
(Description above written by ChatGPT-4. lightly edited by Dan Smigrod)

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

In this WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod interviews ARCADUS Co-Founder Javan Clark to find out how ARCADUS is transforming the procurement process for Matterport Service Providers targeting the public sector and large enterprises, offering a streamlined path through the often complex and secure demands of government and big business contracts.Highlights1. ARCADUS's Mission: Javan Clark introduces ARCADUS, emphasizing its unique role in facilitating the purchase of Government cloud for Matterport through partnerships with Matterport and Carahsoft. This collaboration aims to simplify the procurement process and ensure data security on AWS GovCloud, offering a reliable solution for sensitive government and corporate data.2. Solving Procurement Challenges: Clark discusses the intricacies of government procurement, highlighting how ARCADUS enables bypassing the lengthy bidding processes through its partnership with Carahsoft, offering a smoother path for providers.3. Data Security and Ownership: The conversation turns to the paramount importance of data security, where Clark explains how ARCADUS ensures client data is securely housed on AWS GovCloud, allowing clients to maintain ownership of their data, a crucial factor for entities with high-security needs like NASA and the US Department of State.4. Addressing Service Provider Pain Points: The dialogue covers common challenges faced by Matterport Service Providers when engaging large companies and government entities, including security concerns and the benefits of having ARCADUS and Matterport’s solutions engineers facilitate these discussions.5. Broad Market Opportunities: Clark shares insights into the diverse market opportunities within the public sector, from law enforcement to insurance, stressing the importance of identifying and empowering internal champions for Matterport solutions.6. Streamlining the Upload and Contracting Processes: This episode of the WGAN-TV on Location podcast explores how ARCADUS simplifies the upload process to the Matterport for Government cloud and accelerates the contracting process, turning what could be multi-year negotiations into matters of days.7. Navigating Contracting and Compliance Challenges: Clark outlines how ARCADUS assists with overcoming common barriers such as meeting minimum insurance requirements and navigating the complex demands of government and large corporate contracts.8. Expanding Market Horizons for Service Providers: The discussion concludes with Clark encouraging Matterport Service Providers to consider pursuing government and large enterprise clients, highlighting how ARCADUS’s services can facilitate access to these markets.
(Above Written by ChatGPT-4. Lightly edited by @DanSmigrod)

Sunday Feb 18, 2024

-- Do you have potential clients calling you at night, weekends and holidays?-- Do you miss out on business because you were not available to answer the phone?-- Do you wish there was an easier way to schedule photo shoots?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, February 15, 2024 our topic is:WGAN-TV | Intro to Oppy: 24/7 Phone & Web AI Assistant for Lead Capture, Scheduling and Follow-upMy guest is Oppy Founder and CEO Alex Gustafson (@_AG).Among the questions I will ask Alex about Oppy:Oppy's Features and Functionality1. How does Oppy use AI to automate the booking process?2. Can Oppy be integrated with my existing calendar system?3. How does Oppy handle multiple bookings and avoid double-booking?4. How does Oppy's triggered SMS feature work?5. Can Oppy provide insights into customer behavior?6. How does the chat interface enhance user experience?7. How does Oppy's traffic-aware scheduling improve efficiency?8. Can Oppy handle multilingual interactions?9. How does the snappiness filter optimize appointment slots?10. Can Oppy assist with collecting and managing customer reviews?Oppy's Pricing and Additional Services11. What is included in the 100 bookings per month?12. What does "up to 1,000 AI responses per month" entail?13. What are the benefits of having up to 20 active “Oppies” (Assistants)?14. What are the benefits of the Tycoon plan vs Pay As You Go?15. How can Oppy help real estate photographers?16. How are charges calculated for bookings and AI responses above the included amount?17. What are the costs associated with additional Oppy Assistants and phone numbers?18. How does Oppy ensure a seamless user experience on mobile devices?19. Can you explain the pricing structure for blocks of bookings and AI responses?20. What is the process for requesting additional service providers?
About Oppy (from the [Oppy website)Oppy is a 24/7 phone and web AI assistant for real estate photographers that need:✓ Lead Capture✓ Scheduling✓ SMS✓ MoreYou can set up and share Oppy within minutesOppy was built by real estate photographers tired of losing business and sleep due to mediocre response time. [Oppy is the COO you always wanted but could never afford.]Traffic Aware Instant Booking Explained (Patent Pending)Our Traffic Aware Instant Booking feature is designed to maximize your efficiency and ensure you're always on time. By considering real-time traffic conditions, Oppy schedules showings with enough buffer time to allow for travel. This means no more stress about late arrivals or rushing between appointments. Simply set your availability and let Oppy handle the rest.Snappiness (Patent Pending)We understand how important it is to fill your day with back-to-back appointments - clients don’t. Our booking interface shows clients appointment times that will snap into place before and after existing appointments. Less wasted time means more revenue.Travel Time Based Fees (Patent Pending)This feature encourages clients to book at more convenient times for you. For example, rather than book in the middle of rush hour, clients can book in the middle of the day for a lower rate.About Alex Gustafson (Provided by Alex's Oppy)Alex Gustafson is the founder and CEO of Oppy, an AI assistant designed to help businesses streamline their operations.With a background in technology and entrepreneurship, Alex has always been passionate about finding innovative solutions to common business challenges.He created Oppy with the goal of making businesses better by empathizing with clients, answering questions, qualifying leads, scheduling appointments, and more.Alex believes in the power of AI to transform the way businesses operate, and he's committed to making Oppy a tool that businesses of all sizes can use to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.Contact Info✓ Oppy Founder and CEO Alex Gustafson✓ Phone: 707-309-7373✓ Email: Alex@Oppy.Pro✓ Website: www.Oppy.Pro

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

Are you looking to improve the look and feel of your client’s Matterport tours? A quick way to add an overlay with custom logos (client logo and your logo), fonts and colors?Watch a deep-dive demo on Thursday, June 1, 2023 on:✓ WGAN-TV | Openhaus Themes: Pre-Built Matterport Overlay Templates for all Your Clients' Tours!My guest will be:✓ Openhaus Co-Founder Christian Adams | @christianadamsOpenhaus demo will include:1. Front-end Matterport tours with an overlay of Openhaus Themes (show all features)2. Back-end demo showing Openhaus Themes Store and Openhaus Themes Store Portal3. Matterport tours with overlay of Openhaus Themes (in the wild) such as a House Beautiful exampleTopics for discussion include:1. adding robust lead generation2. analytics and sharing analytics3. deep-link sharing4. pricing, guarantee and 7-day free trialUse Cases Include:1. Retail and Showrooms2. Tradeshows3. eCommerce4. Media5. Entertainment6. Interior Design | Design Loves Detail Example7. Real Estate | The Old House on Main Example8. Matterport ProsOpenhaus Offer for All✓ Start Openhaus 7-day Free Trial (no credit card required)Best,DanOpenhaus Links1. Openhaus website2. Openhaus for Matterport Pros website3. Openhaus Theme Store4. Start Openhaus 7-day Free Trial (no credit card required)5. Talk to Openhaus Sales website6. Openhaus Vimeo Channel (Carson)7. Openhaus on LinkedIn8. Openhaus Co-Founder Carson Clement9. Openhaus Co-Founder Tosch Trumen10. Openhaus Tour Example11. Openhaus iOS App12. Openhaus on Twitter13. Openhaus YouTube Channel14. Openhaus on Facebook15. Openhaus on Pinterest

Thursday May 18, 2023

Previous WGAN-TV Podcast featuring ZUANT3D: https://www.wgan.info/ZUANTonWGAN
On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 18 May 2023, the topic is:WGAN-TV | Case Study: Plug Power Lead Generation powered by ZUANT3D + MatterportMy guests for this WGAN-TV show are:1. Plug Power Global Events Manager Tracy Oakland2. ZUANT Chief Executive Officer Peter GillettWhile we touched on how Plug Power uses Matterport + ZUANT3D for lead generation and insights in this previous WGAN-TV show - Lead Generation and Real-Time Insights for Matterport via ZUANT - we will do a deep-dive case study in our upcoming show.Demo and Discussion Topics Include1. The Problem Plug Power faced and how ZUANT3D solved this2. Demo and walkthrough of the Plug Power ZUANT3D experience3. Walkthrough of the ZUANT3D dashboard demonstrating stats and analytics4. Future Plug Power "times" ZUANT3D projects5. New ZUANT3D feature - Live Video and ChatQuestions that I should ask about this ZUANT3D + Matterport Case Study with Plug Power?---Free Zuant Offer✓ Up to 5 Experiences (Matterport tours)✓ Visitor Activity Tracking✓ Lead Generation✓ Email Notification---Here is an example of Sales Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.com ...=> Example of Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.comBest,DanZuant Contact InfoWebsite: www.ZUANT.comLanding Page: www.ZUANT3D.comBook a Demo: Contact UsEmail: sales@zuant.com | info@zuant.comPhone: 866-616-4958WGAN Forum: @petergillettAbout ZUANTLead Capture is at the very heart of what we do. Streamline lead retrieval and data capture at events, showrooms, trade shows or in the field. Anywhere in the world. Follow-up instantly with a Content Showroom at your fingertips. Integrate seamlessly. Manage data securely. Analyse easily. All within the Zuant system.From lead capture at events, engagement in Retail and now 3D, Zuant is the must-have automated data capture solution to streamline the start of any customer journey.Zuant Cloud continues that journey by providing reports and analysis and connects to your CRM and Marketing Automation systems.Let’s turbocharge your quality lead capture and follow-up now!ZUANT is a self-funded, independent company with all of our tech development based out of two offices in the UK’s Silicon Valley. From here, we orchestrate our global operations and are building great partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands.What began with boxes and boxes of lead capture forms, processed weeks after an event when the leads had gone cold, has blossomed into a digital platform in pursuit of ease and speed. And the name Zuant? It’s derived from the medieval Anglo-French word suant – meaning fast and light.About Plug Power Inc.Plug Power is building the hydrogen economy as the leading provider of comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) turnkey solutions. The Company’s innovative technology powers electric motors with hydrogen fuel cells amid an ongoing paradigm shift in the power, energy, and transportation industries to address climate change and energy security, while providing efficiency gains and meeting sustainability goals.Plug created the first commercially viable market for hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology. As a result, the Company has deployed over 60,000 fuel cell systems for e-mobility, more than anyone else in the world, and has become the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen, having built and operated a hydrogen highway across North America. Plug delivers a significant value proposition to end-customers, including meaningful environmental benefits, efficiency gains, fast fueling, and lower operational costs.Plug’s vertically integrated GenKey solution ties together all critical elements to power, fuel, and provide service to customers such as Amazon, BMW, The Southern Company, Carrefour, and Walmart. The Company is now leveraging its know-how, modular product architecture and foundational customers to rapidly expand into other key markets including zero-emission on-road vehicles, robotics, and data centers. More Info: www.PlugPower.com

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

Do you want to create sales, marketing and explainer videos to help tell your story, but are camera-shy?Synthesia is the world’s largest AI video creation platform with 100+ photo-realistic AI digital twin avatars.Using Synthesia, you can quickly create videos. It’s done in a web-based app that is accessible in your browser. No software to download. No plugin needed.Synthesia enables you to make awesome video content without the need for any physical recording process. That means, no cameras. No actors. No studios. None of all the things that generally make video production a lot more difficult. With Synthesia, anyone can make video content.Synthesia converts your text to video within minutes.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 13 April 2023, my guest will be Synthesia Photo-Realistic AI Digital Twin Avatar Alex.✓ WGAN-TV | 15 Tips for Using Synthesia to Help You Make Money, Save Money and Save TimeI will ask Alex to show and tell us about:✓ 100+ avatars (like her) including different ethnicities, ages and styles✓ 85+ fully customizable video templates✓ 120+ languages and accents✓ easy-to-use tools suitable for beginners (and robust enough for expert video editors)✓ free media libraryWe will also chat about mashing up ChatGPT and Synthesia.

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023


Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Commentary and Analysis by
Dan Smigrod
Founder and Managing Editor
We Get Around Network Forum
WGAN-TV Live at 5
WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)
Matterport hit a grand slam home run with the design, build, distribution and pricing of the Matterport Pro3 Camera for Matterporters around the globe.
The Matterport Pro3 Camera solves 10 problems and enables at least five new use cases for Matterport Service Providers (MSPs). 
While the Leica BLK360 image laser scanner paired with the Matterport Capture app solves most of the following challenges with its LiDAR scanning tech for capturing spatial data (versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera’s structured light tech), the BLK360 $20,400 starting price – versus the Pro3 $5,995 starting price – is simply too high (and capturing spatial data too slow) to scale a global network of Matterporters with the necessary image laser scanner required for scanning much of the built world. 
Until the Pro3 announcement on August 30, 2022, that was a big-big-big problem for Matterport.
Given Matterport’s ambitious plans for its Matterport Capture Services On-Demand program - now in 150 plus cities among seven countries – and the challenges of the Pro2 and BLK360, my only surprise about the Pro3 is that it took Matterport so long to introduce it. For more on this topic, please see my post in the We Get Around Network Forum in January 2022: Why Matterport will Build and Sell a Leica BLK360 Clone for Less Than $7,500.
Unlike Leica that likely needs to make a profit on each BLK360 LiDAR scanner sold, I could imagine that Matterport is uniquely positioned with the Pro3 to sell at or near cost because Matterport has additional fly-wheel revenue stream opportunities from scanning spaces, including:
[We Get Around Network Forum Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod's Commentary and Analysis continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Sunday Aug 28, 2022

Are you wondering:1. how to seamlessly integrate Matterport + Shopify or Matterport + WooCommerce?2. how to enhance brand identity, with customized menus, MatterTags and billboards?3. how to add interactive design elements for marketing events that include gamification, virtual staging or live streaming?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 25 August 2022 when my guests will be:1. L2VR.co Business Development Kelly Zhang (@l2iot) and2. L2VR.co General Administration Danny NgKelly and Danny will demo and discuss how L2VR.co can help you with their official Matterport Partner eCommerce integrations.If you need custom integration (development) of Matterport + eCommerce, L2vc.co can help you with that as well (and demonstrate a couple of high-end eCommerce integrations showing that!You can sign-up for a 14-day free trial at: www.L2vr.co and/or email: support@L2vr.coBest,Dan---About L2 (Info Provided by L2)Value-added Service for your Matterport SpacesL2 is a virtual tour solutions provider, dedicated to 3D reality creation and virtual experience application development. L2 provides online and offline solutions, including:✓ service robot customization✓ VR/AR applications✓ tailor-made brand experience✓ And more!L2 serves users in more than 30 countries.The services provided by L2 include:✓ 3D panoramic scanning✓ interactive game experience design✓ 3D navigation✓ online location-based services in virtual space✓ 3D furniture display✓ service robot integration✓ user browsing data analysisL2's unique 3D navigation service is applicable for:✓ large shopping malls✓ hotels✓ museums✓ other large complexesFeatures of virtual tour also include:✓ virtual staging✓ gamification✓ synchronized guided tour✓ multi-language audio tour✓ e-commerce shop integration✓ 3D space web design customizationPlease visit L2VR.co for more information and sign up for 14-day Free Trial.L2 is an official Matterport Partner.

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

1. Are you seeking robust data analytics for Matterport digital twins and Mattertags?2. Are you seeking insights that allow you to understand your customers better?3. Do you want to be able to better understand how visitors to Matterport tours interact with your models?4. Wondering what the demographics are of your Matterport tour visitors?5. Wondering how to schedule and share reports with stakeholders easily and efficiently?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 21 July 2022 is Matterport Partner Mattertaffic CTO and Founder Diego Orofino (@mattertraffic).Diego will demo and discuss all this and more on:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5 | Intro to Mattertraffic for Real-Time, In-Depth Matterport Stats(Diego is also runs a long-time New York City-based Matterport Service Provider business: RealVirtualZone)Diego will do a deep-dive demo of Mattertraffic that includes:1. Mattertraffic Real-Time Traffic (Matterport digital twin and Matterport Mattertags)2. Mattertraffic Granular Location Insights3. Mattertraffic Audience Demographics4. Mattertraffic Schedule Reports (automated delivery)5. Mattertraffic Shared Reports6. Mattertraffic Navigation Heatmaps (coming soon)7. Mattertraffic Matterport Mattertag statistics8. Mattertraffic implementation workflow9. Mattertraffic pricing10. What problems does Mattertraffic solve?11. What are the best use-cases for Mattertraffic?12. Why did you create Mattertraffic?13. Specific Mattertraffic implementation shopping/e-commerce conversion tracking examples?(such as Whirlpool example | Matterport Digital Twin | Adweek)14. Syncing15. Custom Links (sub-set of tour)16. Uses Cases: Retail | Real Estate | Hospitality/Travel (such as Museums)

Monday Jan 24, 2022

HomeJab Founder and Owner Joe Jesuele is my guest on this WGAN-TV Podcast (that aired live on Thursday, 20 January 2022.Joe discusses:✓ WGAN-TV eBook: HomeJab Professional Real Estate Photographer Survey ResultsYou can get a taste of the HomeJab Survey results below.
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Monday May 03, 2021

Hi All,What's the Future for 3D Tour technology for Real Estate Photographers?Watch (above) WGAN-TV: Imagining the Future for 3D Tour Technology for Real Estate Photographers on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 with Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson (@kcoursa), Researcher at Texas Tech University (and incoming Assistant Professor of Marketing at College of Charleston effective 14 May 2021).WGAN-TV Live at 5 Show Includes► Imagination is a driving force in market development, growth, and market futures.► Methodology: Qualitative, Socio-historical analysis. Including a historical review of Silicon Valley, starting from the early 1900’s and a historical review of over 8 years in the development of a 3D/VR-tour technology.► The Silicon Valley’s technoculture provides guidance for market futures, such as 3D tour tech, but also constrains the future market.► While developers use their imagination to launch this market, the photography customer (including those first experiencing as an end-consumer) are pivotal in expanding this media into multiple markets beyond developers’ expectations.Possible Futures:➨ Positive: wider legitimacy, targeted marketing, convenience➨ Negative: (tensions) – photographer customers’ creative rights and end-consumers’ privacy rights► Ethical growth and potential legitimacy is possible through external imagination.What is the future for 3D Tour Technology for Real Estate Photographers?Find out on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.Plus, we discuss:✓ why the data captured matters (and why it may be more valuable than the 3D tour)✓ does innovation come from "Silicon Valley" or photographers or elsewhere (and why)✓ the tension/constraint of who owns the 3D tour✓ verticals such as museums, insurance and mortgage documentation✓ tips for 3D Tour photographers such as diversify your portfolio (and why)It's fun to hear about the future given that many of us are focused on today, tomorrow or next week.By the way, Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson was previously my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5:✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Virtual Tour Super-Heroes at Your ServiceGot a follow-up question for Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson (@kcoursa)? Post it here.And, thanks to @kcoursa for participating in another WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.Best,DanP.S. It's likely that you are familiar with Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson. Her research is often quoted by Matterport regarding homes with virtual tours sell faster and at a higher price.✓ Matterport Blog (February 25, 2020) With 3D Tours, properties sell up to 31% faster and at a higher priceListings with a Matterport 3D tour statistic examples include:- Sold 20% faster (less days on market)- For 4.8% more (higher sale price)

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021

Free 44-Page Stats Loaded Pitch Deck Added to WGAN Sample Forms LibraryHi All,Gilroy, CA-based Coldwell Banker Realty agent - and real estate photographer - Dave Avilla (@Dataventurer) has created a 44-Slide PowerPoint presentation for real estate photographers to communicate with real estate agents how buyer/seller/market conditions have changed in the last 12 months due to COVID and why real estate agents should adopt virtual tours.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 [5 pm EDT | GMT -4] on Thursday, April 22, 2021, Dave walked us though his real estate agent pitch deck:✓ Adoption of Virtual Tours for Real Estate MarketingExamples of statistics in the statistics-packed presentation deck include, listings with 3D tours:-- sell 20 percent faster-- sell for 9 percent higher sales price-- 55% of buys would buy a property sight unseen-- 82% would switch to an agent offerings 3D toursDuring the show, we talked about how WGAN Forum Members can get this Dave's deck (.pptx and .pdf) at no charge.Spoiler Alert: The 44-page PowerPoints is in the WGAN-Sample Forms Library.Please see:✓ How to Receive Free Access to the WGAN Forum Sample Forms LibraryThis WGAN-TV Live at 5 show is for you if you are having trouble handling objections such as: the house will sell anyway.Best,Dan

Thursday Feb 25, 2021

Let's ask a real estate agent whom has created virtual tours and now outsources virtual tours.
---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.)---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 ToursOn 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,DanAbout Brandon DoyleBrandon 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---List: 74 Reasons Why Real Estate Agents Buy Virtual Toursby 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 properties4. 1st showings are done online5. Sell for more money6. Sell faster7. Many examples to show prospects8. Save everyone time (if not the right property for the buyer): seller not leaving the house unnecessarily9. Safe way for prospective buyer to tour the house10. Sight-unseen offers11. Enable the homeowner to share the virtual tour on their Facebook and with their friends12. Steers the listing presentation conversation away from discounting commission13. Steers the listing presentation conversation away from pricing the listing14. 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 leads17. Synergy from using virtual tours on all listings; regardless of price18. Advantage of putting your best foot forward every time19. Use for Coming Soon window20. Multiple offers happen sooner21. Including virtual tours on every listing results in in-bound requests from home sellers22. Consistent marketing for all listings. Prospective home sellers pick up on that!23. Helps with repeat business24. Helps with referral business25. Streamlines the workflow to include a virtual tour in the same digital package for every listing26. Helps with the heavy listing that the internet does to market a listing27. Now I have a 24/7 Open House that gets syndicated to all the listing services28. Virtual tours move the needle; easy to justify the cost29. Invest in marketing the property; not the ego of the agent30. Money spent on marketing the property is a good reflection on the agent’s brand31. Win more listings32. ½ of virtual tour investment is getting listings; ½ is marketing the property33. 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 popup36. 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 possible41. “Digital resume” every time we sell a house.42. Virtual tours are a no brainer43. Missing out on future opportunities if you are not including a virtual tour44. It’s too expensive not to do virtual tours45. 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’ listings51. 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

Monday Nov 23, 2020

Up to 9 percent of MLS listings with a 3D tour sell at a higher price
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 ServiceAmong 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---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)."---Best,Dan---Free Text Reminder: Text Me 5 Minutes Before Air!

Thursday Jan 30, 2020

with MasterMessaging Founder David Kurkjian (www.MasterMessaging.com)
WGAN-TV: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Selling Matterport 3D Tours and Real Estate PhotographyHi All,Are you selling as many Mattterport 3D Tours as you would like?If not, you need a S.U.C.C.E.S.S. formula and understand how to apply it to selling Matterport 3D Tours.MasterMessaging Founder David Kurkjian, was my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.The topic:✓ How to Speak the Language of Decision: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Selling 3D Tours and Real Estate PhotographyI have attended two of David's seminars: one six years ago that has helped me succeed faster and his S.U.C.C.E.S.S. seminar that I am eager to have David share with you.Among your take-aways will be learning what this mnemonic - S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - spells out and how to use it to help increase Matterport 3D Tour and real estate photography sales.David Kurkjian BioDavid Kurkjian is a 35-year sales veteran with success both as a quota carrying rep and sales leader in companies like Bellsouth and CareerBuilder.An engineer by education, David sought after and discovered the secrets to his success by exploring behavioral psychology and understanding the science of human decision making.In 2012, he founded MasterMessaging to help clients increase their revenue by mastering the ability to elevate their value.| MasterMessaging | dkurkjian@mastermessaging.com | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog |

Friday Aug 23, 2019

Matterport 101 for a Pro Photographer Considering Buying a Matterport Camera
Hi All,If you are a professional photographer thinking about adding Matterport 3D Tours to your service offering, you likely have a lot of questions about if and how to get started with Matterport.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 the topic of our show is:✓ Intro 101 to Matterport for Pro PhotographersMy guests will be:✓ Matterport Marketing Manager Amir Frank ✓ Matterport Representative Jonathan Buckley ( @Jwbuckl )I will ask my guests to assume that I am a Pro photographer (photos, video, drone); I just heard about Matterport and I am wondering:1. what's Matterport1. why should I add Matterport to my visual storytelling services?2. (and if they convince me) how I should get started with Matterport; including ...3. should I buy a 360 1-click camera or a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera?4. how will you help me succeed?What questions do you want me to ask? (Or, better yet, join the show and ask your questions.)Best,DanP.S. Just getting started with Matterport?✓ WGAN-TV: Matterport Workshop 3.0 Training - All 5 Episodes with Matterport Marketing Manager Amir Frank✓ WGAN-TV Training Academy✓ WGAN-TV CAPTUR3D Training Week for Matterport Pros | 12-16 August 2019

Thursday Jul 11, 2019

Pro3 | VRBO/HomeAway | 360º Cameras | SDK | CDN | MSPs | International | Partners
Hi All,Find out how Matterport plans to scale exponentially - and why that 'matters' to you - from Matterport Chief Marketing Officer Chris Bell on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT | GMT -5) on Thursday, 11 July 2019.Among my questions for Chris, how Matterport plans to grow exponentially powered by:✓ People, process, technology, vertical and geography expansion✓ Will there be a Pro3 camera?✓ How will Matterport Service Providers benefit from this growth? ✓ What about Matterport Scanning Services?✓ How does international figure into growth?After an hour, it's your turn to ask Chris questions directly.Two Easy Steps to Join the Show Live1. Now: Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)2. When the show is live, Click Here (Automatically Launches the Zoom Meetings app and you will be in the WGAN-TV Virtual Green Room. I will bring you on the show when we begin Q&A with the WGAN Community)“The Matterport Cloud is an unrivaled dataset of precision 3D environments that represents an enormous opportunity to scale the company’s data services business exponentially. This will open up new strategic partnerships and investments as we realize the full value of this data for a rapidly expanding set of market opportunities around the globe,” said Matterport CEO RJ Pittman in the Matterport Press Release on 3 December 2018 announcing RJ joining Matterport.I have written about exponential growth coming to Matterport for five years now. (So, I may not be the best at predicting when.)✓ Matterport + Meero + VRBO/HomeAway = Exponential Growth✓ 10 Reasons Matterport will acquire GeoCV✓ Imagine one company ordering 20,000+ Matterport 3D Tours✓ Matterport + All 360º Cameras = Exponential Growth (for all of us)✓ Matterport Exponential Growth powered by It's APIs/SDKs✓ Exponential Growth Coming Soon to Matterport✓ Matterport Cloud to Support Other Cameras?✓ Matterport and Leica partnering in 2018✓ Ashton Kutcher/News Corp/CBRE invest in Matterport✓ Sweet Deal: Matterport Equity for Influence✓ Matterport Syndication: a Blessing or Curse?✓ Matterport Announces Massive Chinese Partner✓ Preparing Matterport for IPO or AcquisitionHow to Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Three Options)1. Use the link: www.WGAN-TV.com (See bottom right for the pop-up player for WGAN-TV Live at 5)2. Watch on our YouTube Channel (Tip: To get a reminder: SUBSCRIBE and Click on the Bell3. We'll record the show and add the episode to our WGAN-TV Podcast in the Apple iTunes Podcasts App and post to this WGAN Forum discussion. (Within a week of broadcast, you will be able to watch this WGAN-TV episode on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.)Special thanks to @Jwbuckl for arranging for this interview.Best,Dan

Friday May 10, 2019

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 DawsonHi 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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