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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 […]

I’m Now Eating My Own Dog Food!

May 14th, 2012

About a month ago I went on a rant about so many PFRE readers using Flash, Java etc that can’t be seen on mobile devices and Terry Iverson rightly accused me of not eating my own dog food, since my site still used Flash based 360s and slideshows. Who me? Okay, okay, so I’ve got […]

Flash, Java or QuickTime Plugins Should No Longer Be Used For Real Estate Sites or Tours

April 10th, 2012

I think it’s time stand up and say that for practical business reasons if you want your tours and sites to be seen by real estate agents then forget about Flash, Java or QuickTime on any site or tour that you want real estate agents to see. The simple reason is that iPads are rapidly […]

Is The Use of 360 Images for Real Estate Marketing on The Decline?

January 2nd, 2012

My personal experience and my impression of the feedback I get from agents and professional real estate photographers suggests that the use of 360 tours is declining in general but there are hotspots of interest in 360s. It’s difficult to quantify this impression. So I wanted to do this poll and hear what readers experiences with 360s […]

PTgui Version 9.0 Now Includes A Combination Flash/HTML5 Viewer For 360 Images

December 9th, 2010

Skip Soehner at SanerMedia.com pointed out to me that the PTGui folks recently released PTGui 9.o. Along with a long list of other great features, PTgui now comes with a 360 viewer that will display 360 images in Flash if the viewing browser can run Flash or in HTML5 if being viewed on a iPad […]