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Should I Invest in Providing Matterport Tours as a Product?

August 9th, 2017

Bill in South Carolina says: I own an aerial videography company and have done several virtual home tours using an Osmo with my DJI X5 camera for interiors. I recently started researching the Matterport camera system for actual 3D virtual tours, but it just seems too good to be true and I don’t want to […]

What Is the Best Business Model for Selling a Matterport Service?

February 15th, 2017

James in Georgia says: I am getting pressure from a few of my real estate clients to invest in Matterport. As you all know the camera is very expensive and there is also a monthly hosting fee, adjusted based on the number of projects that are hosted. I am also talking to some of my […]

Are Matterport 3D Tours A Money Making Product For Real Estate Photographers?

January 27th, 2016

Kelvin in Big Sky Country recently asked the following: Searching your site regarding Matterport, I found some thoughts about it from 2014 that would sway me to believe that the value wasn’t there as compared to the $4500 investment.  I’m curious to know if that has changed, or if anyone reports recouping that investment and […]

Matterport vs Autodesk 3D Max Floorplan Video

July 9th, 2015

David in Arizona asked the following question: We have a potential homebuilder client that is interested in 3D floorplans that we can incorporate into a 2-4 minute video. These are the kind of videos that are created in Autodesk 3D Max. Here is an example of a similar video.  Do you know of a company […]

Is There A Business Opportunity For Real Estate Photographers In Providing Matterport Tours?

June 2nd, 2015

Last week several readers pointed out that Zillow is now allowing Matterport 3D models on listings. Dave asked the following: This morning I got an email from Inman News about Zillow now serving up 3-D models on listings. The system in question is: Matterport. The direction our business has been taking, as you’ve also mentioned, […]

Is Matterport An Important Tool For Real Estate Photography?

September 23rd, 2014

Several readers have asked me what I think about Matterport because they just raised $16M in venture capital funding and there have been several articles in the real estate press this last week. Also, Redfin is using Matterport to create 3D walkthroughs. In Seattle apparently you get a free Matterport tour if you list with Redfin. Observations: The effects shown […]

[Webinar] Beat the competition with 3D photography and VR

September 1st, 2017

The 3D & VR revolution is here. In a 2017 survey of real estate professionals, 76% stated they either plan to use or are already using virtual reality to stay competitive. Are you prepared to offer the comprehensive property marketing package that real estate agents and property managers are starting to demand? Register for the […]

What Is the Best Way for Real Estate Photographers to Increase Income?

August 20th, 2017

Ryan in Texas asks: What is the point at which real estate photographers should hire a contractor or employee to take on shoots for them? I have years of experience in RE photography, but a lot less in the business side, especially marketing. Would you take on an apprentice and let them go on their […]

What Are the Best Alternatives for 3D/VR Platforms for Real Estate?

March 30th, 2017

Peter in Calgary asked the following question: I’ve looking at Planitar iGuide and Matterport. I would love to hear yours and the groups’ thoughts on one vs. the other. Since iGuide doesn’t have pricing on their website, I have emailed Planitar regarding their pricing. Their camera is doubled that of Matterport. I am not a […]

Full Frame: Help For Organizing Your Real Estate Photography Business

March 10th, 2017

Recently, we talked about some alternatives for real estate photographers to get help managing their clients so I thought it may be useful to point out some of the features of “Full Frame,” one of the PFRE advertisers. Full Frame Systems started their real estate photography business in 2008 in the Southern California market. They […]

What Services Should Real Estate Photographers Offer besides Still Photos?

February 22nd, 2017

Peter in Calgary asks: I’ve been doing real estate photography for the last few years. I’ve been asked numerous times what other services I offer other than photography. I do want to offer measurements and floor plans but I am not sure where to start. Any suggestions on how I can go about learning to offer […]

What Are The Important Current Trends In Real Estate Marketing?

December 12th, 2016

I’ve had a number of discussions recently on what the trends are in real estate marketing. Rob in Boston asked: Is there any unbiased information of some trends happening in real estate photography? In other words, is there a paradigm shift  – moving away from stills and doing more video? Conversely, keeping stills and using […]

How to Create Real Estate Floor Plans

October 26th, 2016

Ivy in New York asks: I was wondering if you know where I can learn how to create floor plans for my real estate clients? Is there an app you can recommend. There is a huge number of floor plan Apps. Most people that do floor plans use some kind of laser measuring device to quickly measures […]

Is It Possible To Put A Clickable Hyperlink in An Ordinary Video File?

October 18th, 2016

Paddy in Virginia has a challenging question: I currently provide still photos and MatterPort 3D Tours to my clients but occasionally get asked about drone video. My idea as I don’t currently shoot any video is to see if I could record video (drone or otherwise) and end up at the front door with a […]

Are Real Estate Photographers Open To Risk Of Liability From Privacy or Security Issues?

September 8th, 2016

Jonathan asked the following question: I just got off the phone with a potential client whom after nit-picking my service agreement brought up a point that made me wonder if I’m missing an important indemnification point in my contract: She told me that her new listing agreements state that there may be “residual exposure” After […]