Archive for the 'Tours' Category

What Real Estate Photography Tour Company Do You Use?

March 21st, 2019

Chip in Minnesota says: I’m looking for a tour/client portal solution for real estate photos, 360 panos, 360 tours, etc. I do both residential and commercial work. Is Tourbuzz still a viable solution? Any other solution for a real estate photography client management, publishing, sharing platform?

What Are the Popular Tour Platforms that PFRE Readers Use?

October 31st, 2018

John in New Jersey asks: I don’t think you have discussed virtual tour creation platforms recently. I currently use as my VT platform but I’m wondering what other platforms are out there to choose from? A number of years ago I created a Tours page which you can find by clicking “tours” in the menu bar […]

Does Anyone Use

October 3rd, 2018

Ashley in South Carolina asks: Has anyone heard of or used a product called Inside Maps for virtual tours, 2D floor plans, and other products using an iPhone? I’ve never heard of before but as I look through their website, I have to say I feel uneasy about their quality, prices, and approach. Here […]

Tourbuzz As an All-in-One Support Platform

August 2nd, 2018

Ray in North Carolina asks: My question is about Tourbuzz as an all-in-one support platform. I am in the process of expanding my service offerings with drone video and altering some business practices (e.g., collecting payment on delivery) and am trying to decide if I should commit to Tourbuzz as my all-in-one platform, or utilize […]

Getting School Information for Any Given Address

June 26th, 2018

Ashley in South Carolina asked: Is there a website that will show a home’s location in relation to schools, restaurants and such without having to manually input them? I was looking at Google Maps but didn’t see one. Of course, I am old and probably simply overlooking it! This is a feature that is built […]

Significant New Events in the Evolution of 360 Real Estate Tours

May 13th, 2018

Felix in Florida recently sent me a link to a new service that Ricoh, the 360 camera maker has launched for Realtors: Ricoh Tours I’ve followed the evolution of 360 tours for many years because I used to do 360 tours like the one on the right for all my wife’s listings. Back in 2000, it […]

MLS Delivery – An Affordable Option in the World of Virtual Tours and Photo Delivery

January 21st, 2018

?MLS Delivery provides an array of services to help photographers create immersive virtual tours, organize, resize, present, and deliver images, as well as manage and notify clients with an easy-to-use interface. After uploading, images are formatted for the web and print, zipped, and displayed on a dedicated client page. If enabled, the system generates an […]

Is There an Advantage to Having Tourbuzz Create a Slide Show of Your Still Images?

December 17th, 2017

?Bert in Oregon asked: Is there any advantage to paying Tourbuzz to push the tours out to your YouTube channel instead of just uploading them yourself? First, I would warn that in general, putting the still images from your shoot into a YouTube slideshow is not visually the most effective way to present a property. […]

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 […]

Are 3D Virtual Reality Tours Practical for Real Estate?

July 27th, 2017

Dave in California says: (RTV) is now into offering 3D Virtual Reality Tours. I bought approx. $450 worth of software to do the same thing called 3D Vista before I did a survey of approximately 25 agents. None of them would purchase the tours based on not wanting to subject their clients to wearing headsets, […]

Making Slideshows of All the Listings You Shoot

July 26th, 2017

Patrick in Texas says: I am feeling like I’m not taking advantage of all the listings I am shooting. I want an automated way of building a gallery and putting it up on my website so I can refer to it, build meta data, and link to it as needed. Is there a discussion on […]

How Do Real Estate Photographers Get around the Bad Presentation of Photos on Real Estate Sites?

June 21st, 2017

David in Colorado says: The most frustrating thing about real estate photography is the horrible reproduction of photos on most real estate sites. We spend the time creating beautiful photos for our clients that we are incredibly proud of then those photos are run through real estate sites where they are compressed, darkened, over saturated and […]

PFRE Reader Recommended Tour Hosting

February 3rd, 2017

I’ve gotten several questions recently asking who the best tour hosting vendor or what the best tour software is. So it’s apparently time to remind everyone of the Suggested Tour Vendor page again. First of all, I recommend you use a tour hosting vendor rather than trying to use slideshow software to create your own […]

Real Estate Photographers Need To Look at Adobe Spark!

December 26th, 2016

I have to admit that I have been aware of Adobe Spark for a while (I think it has been available since May of 2016) but until Wayne Capili sent me this example of how he used Spark Page to build a tour of a property that he shot in the Oakland Hills, I completely […]

What Is A Good Way To Host 360 Images For Real Estate In A Tour?

November 17th, 2016

George in Maryland wants to know how to host 360 images. He says: I purchased the Theta S in order to capture still 360 degree spherical images at reasonable expense. The captured digital 360 degree images are save as JPEG images. What can I use to create a slideshow utilizing several of these images that […]