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How 3D Tours Help Sell Properties for Even More
When real estate agents sell homes, their clients are relying on them to get the best possible price. Real estate marketing and skilled real estate photography can help you stand out, but you can't invest too much time in one property without sacrificing your bottom line. Now, there's a tool that allows you to sell homes for more money: 3D virtual tours like iGUIDE. iGUIDE is proven to sell homes for more money. It creates virtual 3D home tours that immerse potential home buyers in the property. The tour also communicates other pertinent information about the home that helps buyer assess it quickly, such as a floor plan and measurements. Perhaps the most impressive part of the tour is the experience. Through it, viewers get a real feel for the home and understand what it would be like to step inside. This experience often leads to an emotional attachment to the home which, in turn, means faster and higher offers. Agents that offer iGUIDE Help Sellers Get More A recent 2018 study assessed the iGUIDE's performance. Researchers surveyed 9,079 homes placed for sale in Waterloo Region, in Ontario, Canada. The study found that homes advertised with only still photos sold, on average, slightly above list price. Homes with iGUIDE's 360° virtual tour sold for 1.3 percent more than the list price. This 1.3 percent increase is substantial. The average home in the survey was $500,000. It would fetch, on average, $7,500 more with an iGUIDE virtual tour than if it had been marketed with only photos. The benefits only increase in higher priced markets. A million dollar home will sell for a whopping $13,000 more, on average, when marketed with iGUIDE. Homeowners will easily see the benefit from an increased sale price, winning you more listings. Selling your client's homes for more makes your business more robust overall. A real estate agent who can consistently make homeowners thousands more on their homes will quickly develop a reputation for success. You can use the iGUIDE and its 360° virtual tours to maximize your value to your clients and strengthen your business. Increasingly, real estate agents recognize the power of virtual tours in real estate marketing. There are now many 3D virtual tour options available to you. If you're investing in a virtual tour, choose the one that performs the best. Homes with iGUIDE sell for more than even homes with other virtual tours. In fact, the same study found that homes with iGUIDE sold for 0.6 percent more of list price than homes with other virtual tours and videos. Real estate marketing is competitive. It's tough to stay modern and to make your listings stand out from the crowd. The iGUIDE is the single most powerful marketing tool you can use to do both and to sell your homes for more. Brought to you by Sara Penny, Communications and Marketing Manager at Planitar Inc., the makers of iGUIDE, and the iGUIDE® Team. Follow the link for more information on how iGUIDE 3D Virtual Tours can help you save time and connect more with your clients.
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Matterport Unveils New Cloud Platform, Unlocking Ubiquitous Access to 3D Technology
Company's AI-powered image-processing software creates dynamic 3D experiences from third-party 360-degree cameras SUNNYVALE, Calif. and NEW YORK – Jan. 28, 2019 – Matterport, the world leader in 3D capture technology and data, today unveiled Matterport Cloud 3.0, a subscription-based platform that puts 3D capture in the hands of businesses and individuals worldwide. The company's new cloud software platform enhances the power of Matterport's flagship Pro2 camera, and enables new users to transform panoramic and 360-degree imagery from spherical lens cameras into Matterport 3D - fully immersive 3D models. A breakthrough in its category, these new capabilities in 3D capture are made possible by the advancements in Matterport's AI-powered image-processing technology, known as Cortex. Cortex is trained on Matterport's world-leading dataset comprising billions of 3D data points, and can construct stunning 3D models from two-dimensional images captured with spherical lens cameras, including Ricoh Theta V and Insta360™ ONE X. This new class of cameras, which start at under $400, provides a low-cost, entry-level solution for the capture, creation and publishing of 3D experiences. Matterport Cloud 3.0 expands Matterport's ecosystem of professional 3D capture - adding to Matterport's Pro2 camera line and the Leica Geosystems BLK360 laser scanner - making its revolutionary 3D experiences accessible to a significantly wider market. The new offering is for customers who don't require the accuracy, performance and image quality of Matterport's professional products. RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport, stated, "Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Matterport, our customers, partners and service providers. With Matterport Cloud 3.0 and Cortex, we are taking an important step in our evolution to better serve new and existing customers and partners with more choices to get started and grow with 3D capture. The power of our new software platform brings us one step closer to camera ubiquity. The versatility enables us to deliver a compelling entry-level solution for simple, smaller projects, while we continue to innovate and extend our industry-leading Pro2 capture experience for professional users." In addition to these important advancements for Matterport Cloud 3.0, the company is committed to thoughtfully opening up the platform to the broader developer community starting this year. This will bring an entirely new suite of functionality to Matterport's customers for both new and existing 3D spaces. Pittman added, "Matterport introduced the category of 3D capture for the built environment and created a market that revolutionized the real estate and construction industries. Looking forward, our newly expanded capture ecosystem and increased focus on Matterport Cloud unlocks our strategy to accelerate innovation, and deliver new features and functionality that our customers need. This includes important third-party integrations that our customers, partners and developers have only begun to imagine." Matterport Cloud 3.0 Highlights Cortex, Matterport's industry-leading AI engine, has the unique ability to transform 360-degree images from spherical cameras into immersive 3D experiences using machine learning algorithms based on Matterport's unique dataset comprising billions of 3D data points. Cortex includes three-dimensional intelligence that can understand objects, rooms and the detailed characteristics of a space; automatically choose well-composed photos; and label specific rooms on a floor plan. Matterport 3.0 Updates Workshop 3.0 - Matterport's core image editing environment now has a more intuitive user interface and better organization of features and controls. Showcase 3.0 & SDK - Released with dramatic increases in both speed and performance, especially when rendering large-scale 3D models. Capture App 3 - Matterport's all-new version of its 3D capture app (in beta) now runs on both iPhone and iPad to seamlessly guide and manage the 3D scanning and uploading process across all compatible hardware devices. It includes user interface enhancements based on feedback from existing customers as well as many other speed and performance improvements. Availability and Pricing Software updates Matterport's new suite of 3.0 software: Cloud, Workshop, Showcase and Capture, are all available to Matterport's existing customers in beta starting today. Subscription pricing and early access for third-party 360 camera owners Matterport will be releasing a new feature-packed free trial option and a $9.99 "Starter" subscription tier for supported 360 cameras beginning in March 2019. Early adopters and existing users of supported 360 cameras can request access now at matterport.com/register. Pro 2 camera launch promotion Pro 2 and Pro 2 Lite cameras will be available at a discounted price for a limited time in celebration of the major announcements this week. The following pricing will take effect, starting today: Pro2 3D Camera - Originally $3,395, will be available for $2,995 Pro2 Lite 3D Camera - Originally $2,495, will be available for $1,995 About Matterport Matterport is the world leader in immersive 3D technology, offering a platform for prosumers and professionals to easily capture, edit and share 3D models of physical spaces. These navigable virtual tours are presented in Matterport's proprietary photo-realistic digital media format. Experience places through Matterport's interactive 3D models online as if you are actually there: matterport.com/gallery.
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Matterport Hires RJ Pittman as Chief Executive Officer
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New: Matterport 3D Home Tours on Homesnap
Homebuyers love the immersive, interactive experience of a virtual tour — it's the most comprehensive way for them to see homes right from their phones. And now, all Matterport 3D home tours are promoted right at the top of listings on Homesnap's website and mobile app! If a listing has a Matterport 3D tour, buyers will be able to see: 1. The "3D Tour" icon at the top of eligible listings 2. A step-by-step, 360-degree virtual tour of the entire home 3. Dollhouse and floor plan views For Homesnap users with Android devices, a Google Cardboard VR experience is also available. Buyers love the interactive experience of 3D tours, and they're growing in popularity. This improved integration with Matterport ensures buyers have an innovative, seamless experience when searching for properties on Homesnap. Start browsing homes to find listings with 3D tours! To view the original post, visit the Homesnap blog.
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VirtualTourCafe Selected as Most Innovative Real Estate Virtual Tour Companies in 2018
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VirtualTourCafe Launches New Real Estate Broker Office Solution Challenging Industry Leaders and Opening Doors
VirtualTourCafe, a nationally recognized leader in real estate virtual tours and property websites offers new solution for real estate agents and broker offices, streamlining the marketing department for small to large real estate offices. PLEASANTON, CALIF. (MARCH 23, 2018) -- VirtualTourCafe, a nationally recognized leader in real estate virtual tours and property websites offers new solution for real estate agents and broker offices, streamlining the marketing department for small to large real estate offices. Until now, real estate agents and broker offices had to use multiple service providers to create virtual tours, single property websites, print flyers and virtual staging. "In the competitive real estate market place, real estate office managers and brokers are concerned with agent recruitment and retention. Anything we can do to simplify technology and marketing to help attract and retain agents is our goal," said Tim Denbo, President and Co-Founder of VirtualTourCafe, LLC. Recently, VirtualTourCafe announced the new EZ-AutoTour™ for automated hands-free creation of a marketing suite for real estate agents and brokers, including a virtual tour, print flyer, video tour, and more, all done with little to no agent interaction... automagically, hands free using a custom IDX feed provided by the association or broker. The VirtualTourCafe EZ-AutoTour™ feature allows a real estate association or brokerage to offer their members an automated tool to create a suite of marketing solutions. The marketing suite includes a virtual tour, print flyer and video, all hands-free. The agent can then customize, add video clips, panoramas, Matterport 3D scans, and more if desired. And now, VirtualTourCafe has added a new Premium Property Website virtual tour theme based on the new parallax website technology to create a custom single-property-website, that some agents are spending hundreds of dollars to create and is now included in the suite of marketing tools. These solutions are just part of the new broker office subscription program. In addition, VirtualTourCafe recognized that virtual staging and photo enhancement are services every real estate agent needs to have in their tool box. As a result, RealEZPhotoFix was developed to offer an easy to use, inexpensive solution integrated into the VirtualTourCafe suite of services and discounted for the Broker Office Solution. Now real estate agents can fix their photos, turn gray skies blue, or even add virtual staging to turn an empty, cold room into a warm inviting space, all from the same company. The real estate virtual tours industry has been evolving over the years. Real estate virtual staging, single-property websites, aerial drone and video and has become more widely used as well as the new Matterport 3D doll-house and walk-through scans. VirtualTourCafe has responded each time to offer a product that meets the needs of today’s real estate professional. The new VirtualTourCafe Broker Office Solution includes the ability to create property website virtual tours using multimedia and virtual staging, all from the same, one-stop-shop, opening new doors for small to large broker offices and associations looking for an easy, affordable marketing solution for their agents. About VirtualTourCafe.com VirtualTourCafe is a limited liability company headquartered in Pleasanton, California with clients coast to coast and in three countries. The business offers real estate associations and brokerage site-licensing as well as individual agents Do-It-Yourself subscription service and full-service professional photography in a growing number of select markets. About RealEZPhotoFix.com RealEZPhotoFix is an online photo enhancement and virtual staging service owned and operated by VirtualTourCafe, LLC. Services include virtual staging, photo enhancement to help the do-it-yourself agent turn good photos into great photos, gray-skies to blue-skies, object removal and floor plans, using a team of highly skilled designers and photo enhancement specialist.
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immoviewer and Wise Agent CRM Announce Integration Partnership
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Virtual Staging Coming of Age for the Real Estate Industry in 2018, According to RealEZPhotoFix
Real Estate Agents find Photo Enhancement and Virtual Staging Solutions to be Effective in Markets with Out of Area and International Buyers. PLEASANTON, CALIF. (FEBRUARY 15, 2018) -- VirtualTourCafe, a national real estate virtual tour service, recently launched RealEZPhotoFix, an online service to help real estate agents convert cold, empty, uninviting homes into beautifully staged, warm and inviting spaces using modern technology and skilled designers. "We had so many of our real estate virtual tour clients asking about virtual staging, we put together a team of professionals to design and launch a service that would be easy to use, realistic high-quality photos and still be inexpensive and fast turn-around. Our clients tell us we achieved our goal, said Tim Denbo, President/CEO RealEZPhotoFix. The new online real estate virtual staging and photo enhancement service also offers real estate agents the ability to convert their photos from good to great in less than 24 hours by using highly skilled photo editors to apply a proprietary 15-step process designed to make the agent look like a professional photographer, and help the real estate agent and home owner sell fast and many times for a higher price. "Real estate agents have a lot of challenges with getting a property ready for the market. There are situations when the photos need to get done even though it is a cloudy day, a car is in the driveway, or the house doesn't get decluttered in time for photos. This is why we developed RealEZPhotoFix said Tim Denbo President/CEO RealEZPhotoFix and Best-Selling Author of How to Photograph and Market Houses to Sell Fast." Virtual staging is coming of age due to new 3D technology enhancements allowing skilled designers and editors to create realistic photos with incredible details that make it hard to tell the difference between a physically staged home and a virtually staged home. In addition, buyers are becoming more accepting of technology tools and are not surprised, as long as the real estate agent or homeowner discloses the facts. A good practice is to show both photos, the before and after with disclaimer that the after photo has been virtually staged. Even with virtual staging coming of age, home stagers are not going to be out of a job anytime soon. Virtual staging is not going to replace physical home staging. If the seller has the budget to do physical staging, this is still the preferred method so buyers visiting the home can see it in person. However, with virtual staging costing just $32 per photo at RealEZPhotoFix, the difference of hundreds if not thousands of dollars can make a big difference if the seller is on a budget. RealEZPhotoFix was developed to help the agent with these and many other issues. The photo enhancement services include turning cloudy skies blue and object removal to declutter or get rid of that car in the driveway. These changes can make the difference between a house selling fast and siting on the market and getting stale. Virtual staging is coming of age, and real estate agents and brokers are helping their clients sell their homes faster and many times for a higher price by utilizing this new innovative tool. About VirtualTourCafe, LLC VirtualTourCafe is a best-in-class online real estate virtual tour and marketing service to help real estate agents, brokers and associations create automated virtual tours, print flyers and videos for their listings, providing more exposure and faster sales for their customers. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, VirtualTourCafe also has offices in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit VirtualTourCafe.com. About RealEZPhotoFix Operated as a DBA of VirtualTourCafe, LLC and is an integrated easy-to-use photo enhancement service that works in harmony with VirtualTourCafe, an online real estate virtual tour service, or as a stand-alone service at RealEZPhotoFix.com.
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VirtualTourCafe Awarded Best of Houzz 2018
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Immoviewer Now Creates Floor Plans From Your 360° Photos
Launching today, you can now create floor plans using just the images in your immoviewer tours. Berlin, Germany - January 30, 2018 - Today, immoviewer is launching a new service – floor plan creation. The service, which has been in beta for several months, allows immoviewer subscribers to generate dimensionally accurate floor plans using just the 360° images from their immoviewer tours. There is not measuring of rooms required. "When I saw the first floor plan generated from just the photos in our tours, it felt a bit like magic," says Jeff Turner, CEO North America for immoviewer. "But it's not magic as much as it is math. As long as we know the height of the lens from the floor, we can generate dimensionally accurate floor plans from 360° images. We are excited to finally be able to launch this service. We know our clients are going to love being able to turn their 360° cameras into a floor plan creation power tool." The immoviewer software platform is designed to accept images from any compatible 360° camera, and the app itself can create tours with just your mobile device as well. "We are truly camera agnostic in our approach," explains Steve Bintz, immoviewer Director of Sales. "Because our tours can be built using images from and 360° camera, we have had to test our software processes on this pretty extensively. We're thrilled with the results." Floor plans generated by immoviewer are automatically integrated into the tour from which they were created. The floor plans can also be downloaded for use in other marketing materials. "When we talked to our clients," Bintz added, "floor plans were consistently listed as a pain point. We've now created an easy button to do away with that pain." The service is launching today and is available to any immoviewer subscriber. About immoviewer, Inc. immoviewer is an international technology company providing fully interactive, virtual reality-compatible DIY 3D home tours with live 24/7 open house capability, floor plans and digital home staging. immoviewer's easy-to-use and affordable software solutions help real estate professionals create an outstanding real estate experience for buyers, sellers, and investors.
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Matterport Enhances Immersive 3D Media Platform with Betas for Google Street View Publishing and Faster Space Capture
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American Homebuyers are Ready to Embrace Virtual Reality, According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey
Smart home technology continues to grow in popularity and could change the way consumers buy and sell homes MADISON, N.J., Jan. 8, 2018 -- Technology has made the process of home buying and selling simpler, smarter and faster. As smart home and virtual reality (VR) technology continues to become more mainstream and sought after, consumers are now expecting high-tech experiences before even stepping foot in a prospective listing. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, conducted online by Harris Poll among over 3,000 U.S. adults, suggests VR is poised to become the next big thing in real estate. Americans appear to be ready to embrace VR as a resource to visualize what is normally left to the home buyer's imagination. In fact, the desire for VR house tours is almost on par with traditional video tours. For those considering a home purchase in the future, 84 percent of respondents would like to see video footage, while 77 percent would like the ability to be able to take VR house tours before actually visiting prospective homes. Furthermore, the survey found that if they were considering purchasing a new home in the future: Americans also see additional applications of VR, with over two-thirds (68 percent) saying that they would love the ability to utilize VR to see how their current furniture would fit in a prospective home. 62 percent of Americans would be more likely to choose a real estate sales associate who offered VR house tour capabilities as a service for their clients that prospective buyers could view on their computer or smartphone over one that did not. Smart Home Preferences: VR is just the beginning when it comes to being smart about technology and real estate. If there's anything the past few years have proven, it's that smart home technology is here to stay. The Coldwell Banker survey also asked consumers about their smart home preferences, with the following key takeaways: This year, 32 percent of Americans report having smart home products in their homes, up from 24 percent in 2016, revealing a 33 percent year-over-year increase If selling a home this year, nearly half (42 percent) of Americans agreed that they would look to their sales agent to provide suggestions about how staging their home with smart home products/technology could impact the sale of their home It's up to real estate professionals to counsel sellers on how to make their listings stand out by having pre-installed smart home technology in their home and provide insight on smart home technology's value to prospective buyers. So what smart products would potential homebuyers most prefer to have already installed? Smart thermostat (77 percent) Smart fire detector (75 percent) Smart carbon monoxide detector (70 percent) Smart camera (66 percent) Smart lock (63 percent) Smart lighting system (63 percent) "Our consumer findings underscore the need for industry-wide smart home education for real estate sales agents," Charlie Young, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "As the smart home leader in real estate, Coldwell Banker is at the forefront of this trend. We were the first to offer a smart home certification and definition of a smart home which positions our network of brokers and agents to deliver a competitive advantage for their customers in an ever-changing market." "It's crucial that the real estate industry stays on the cutting edge of technology. From virtual reality to smart home tech, consumers are now interacting with these technologies in different capacities and expect the same when working with a real estate professional," said David Marine, senior vice president of marketing of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to connecting our independent affiliated agents with the best technology to better serve and counsel home buyers and sellers." For the full results of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace consumer survey, including detailed breakdowns by smart home products, please visit this link. Methodology The 2017 survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate from December 5-7, 2017 among 3,129 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, and the 2016 survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate from November 14-16 and November 18-22, 2016 among 4,108 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For ease of respondents' understanding, in the survey, the term 'realtor' was used when defining 'real estate sales associates.' About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the oldest national real estate brand and franchisor in the United States, and today has a global network of 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 47 countries and territories with more than 91,000 affiliated sales professionals. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by taking a leadership role in the smart home space, being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its website www.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create an iPhone application with international listings, the first to develop an iPad application (CBx) to easily bring big data into home listing presentations, and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On Location YouTube channel.
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roOomy and Matterport Announce Collaboration to Develop Virtual Staging within Matterport 3D Spaces
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Matterport Ranks No. 3 on Silicon Valley Business Journal's List of 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Achievement Follows Recent Recognition in the 2017 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 -- Matterport, an immersive media technology company, today announced that the Silicon Valley Business Journal has ranked the company No. 3 on its annual list of the top 50 fastest-growing private companies in Silicon Valley. This recognition highlights Matterport's recent unparalleled growth spree to meet the demand for its next-generation cloud-based 3D reality capture and distribution platform. Matterport has experienced quadruple-digit revenue growth in the past three years and notable market momentum including geographic expansions to EMEA and APAC, and vertical market expansions serving customers across multiple industries, including residential real estate, travel and hospitality, architecture, engineering and construction, business listings, insurance and facilities management, among others. Matterport has the world's largest VR library of real-world spaces, with 3D models of over 700,000 spaces that have been visited over 250 million times. The company was also recently ranked No. 26 on the 36th annual Inc. 5000 in August of this year. "We're extremely proud to have created an industry-leading platform that makes the creation of 3D digital models easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever before," stated Bill Brown, Matterport CEO. "Our substantial growth is validation of our technology's proven ability to transform the way people interact with the built environment, and we see significant opportunity to continue this rapid expansion, furthering our mission of making immersive 3D media the primary medium for digitally experiencing real-world spaces." This announcement follows Matterport's recent partnership with Leica Geosystems, as well as the recent announcement on Ericsson Ventures joining its growing list of strategic investors with a $5-million investment. Matterport is backed by leading financial and strategic investors, including Lux Capital, DCM Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Felicis Ventures, iGlobe Partners, CBRE, News Corp., AMD Ventures, GIC, Navitas Capital, AME Cloud Ventures, Gordon Segal, and Sound Ventures. About Matterport Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on the Web, mobile devices, and VR headsets. To learn more, visit www.matterport.com or the Matterport Gallery.
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Commercial Real Estate Platform Truss and Immersive Media Technology Company Matterport Partner to Improve the Office Search Process
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VirtualTourCafe Announces Partnership with Loral Langemeier, The Millionaire Maker from The Secret
Under the partnership, Loral has become the third largest share-holder and largest investor outside of the two founding members PLEASANTON, CA (JULY 11, 2017) - VirtualTourCafe, a nationally recognized leader in real estate virtual tours announced today a partnership with Loral Langemeier known as The Millionaire Maker, star of The Secret and a mega real estate guru! Under the partnership, Loral has become the third largest share-holder and largest investor outside of the two founding members, Tim Denbo and Hannele Rinta-Tuuri. As a five time New York Times Best Selling Author, expert real estate investor and entrepreneur, Loral brings a unique skill set to VirtualTourCafe, a national real estate virtual tour service, providing automated virtual tours to real estate agents, offices and associations around the country and Canada. "I have been making millionaires for over 20 years and real estate has played a key role in both my success and our Live Out Loud community. When I first met Tim and learned what VirtualTourCafe was doing for the real estate community, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of," said Loral Langemeier, The CEO and Founder of Live Out Loud, Inc. Earlier this year, VirtualTourCafe announced the new EZ-AutoTour™ for automated hands-free creation of a marketing suite for real estate agents and brokers, including a virtual tour, print flyer, video tour, and more, all done without any agent interaction... automagically, hands free! VirtualTourCafe has been known for their slogan "Real Estate Marketing Just Got Easier" and this new feature is a great example of delivering on their promise to help real estate agents, brokers and associations be more successful marketers while spending less time on technology. The VirtualTourCafe EZ-AutoTour™ feature allows a real estate association or brokerage to offer their members an automated tool to create a suite of marketing solutions. The marketing suite includes a real estate virtual tour, print flyer and video, all hands-free. The agent can then customize, add video clips, panoramas, Matterport 3D scans, and more if desired. Giving real estate associations and agents more options is what makes VirtualTourCafe so unique. With VirtualTourCafe the association, agents and brokers have a choice at both the association level and the agent or broker level to turn features on or off to customize their marketing plan. The real estate virtual tours industry has been evolving over the years. Aerial drone and video and has become more widely used as well as the new Matterport 3D doll-house and walk-through scans. VirtualTourCafe has responded each time to offer a product that meets the needs of today’s real estate professional. The new VirtualTourCafe includes the ability to create virtual tours from images, panoramas, video clips and even 3D WalkThrough Home Tours, all inside the modern responsive design listing website (virtual tour). "VirtualTourcafe was developed to help real estate agents, brokers and associations be more successful and to automate and simplify the marketing of properties. Loral brings to the table a wealth of experience and understanding of the real estate industry and what it takes to be successful. We are excited to have Loral on our team!" said Tim Denbo, CEO/President of VirtualTourCafe. About VirtualTourCafe.com VirtualTourCafe is a limited liability company headquartered in Pleasanton, California with clients coast to coast and in three countries. The business offers real estate associations and brokerage site-licensing as well as individual agents Do-It-Yourself subscription service and full-service professional photography in a growing number of select markets. About Loral Langemeier Loral Langemeier is a money expert, sought after speaker, entrepreneurial thought leader, and best-selling author of five books who is on a relentless mission to change the conversation about money and empower people around the world to become millionaires.
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Property Panorama Offers Free Agent Profiles Using Structured Data
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Matterport Introduces 134 Megapixel All-In-One Camera, Adding New High-Resolution 2D Photos for Print and Digital to Market-Leading 3D Camera
Includes higher resolution 2D images and 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) walkthroughs, 360 images, and significantly greater online zoom capability SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31, 2017 -- Immersive media technology company Matterport today announced the release of the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera. The new Pro2 camera generates high quality 4K 2D photography, in addition to state-of-the-art 3D and VR walkthroughs and floorplans -- all from one device. Now users can get more value from each scan. The all-in-one camera, together with the Matterport Cloud, offers customers an end-to-end solution for capturing, distributing, and visualizing properties, in 2D, 3D, and VR. The 134 megapixel camera now also features built-in GPS technology, which enables automatic tagging of scan locations. "The Pro2 is a breakthrough solution for anyone who needs to convey what it's like to be in a space using multiple online and offline channels," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "Never before has there been an all-in-one camera that generates print-quality photography, high-quality digital images, a full-color 3D interactive floor plan, an immersive 3D/VR experience, and more, from one device and one visit to the property. And best of all, it's incredibly easy to use." Introduced in 2014, Matterport's unique 3D media solution revolutionized the way businesses in various markets, including real estate, travel and hospitality, architecture, engineering and construction, media and entertainment, and other sectors, share the details of their properties. To date, over 500,000 properties have been captured, generating more than 170 million views across 80 countries. With the Matterport Pro2, customers can create high resolution print images and digital 3D experiences with the same push button simplicity. The Matterport Pro2 enables camera operators to expand into new verticals and additional segments of the market, and more efficiently deliver services to their clients. Until now, people marketing a space had to budget for 2D photography and a 3D Space separately. With the Matterport Pro2, they can get both 2D photography and a 3D Space for one low cost. Key features of the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera include: 4K resolution capture for printing, as well as digital photos and spherical images Generates 360 views and spherical images for easy space communication Automated generation of color 2D and 3D interactive floor plans Optional 2D schematic floor plan creation Built-in GPS for automatic tagging of scan locations Access to storytelling features including rich media tagging in 3D Distribution features including syndication and social sharing Core elements of the Matterport solution: Automated end-to-end processing meaning it's push button simple for the user Simple iPad Capture app makes operation quick and easy for anyone Little to no training required to operate The same high-quality 3D sensing capability as the original Matterport Pro camera Convenient and portable "As real estate professionals, we must embrace technology to stay competitive. By providing both traditional and innovative visual assets from one device, Matterport helps to bridge the gap and be a one stop shop," said John De Souza, President at Cressy & Everett Real Estate. "Matterport has helped my team win listings and reach more buyers, and is a must-have for anyone in the real estate industry." Another benefit of the Pro2 Camera is that it captures an entire property in a 3D model that can be revisited online at any time, allowing users to generate additional photos without having to reshoot the space. Research by Matterport found that two-thirds of photographers using traditional 2D cameras often wish they had captured something additional after the photo shoot. Businesses using Matterport will benefit from the recent partnership with Google Street View. Starting this summer, Matterport scans can easily be published to Google Street View with the click of a button. Pricing and availability The Matterport Pro2 Camera, priced at $3,995, is available now for pre-order. Shipping starts June 15, 2017. About Matterport Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on Web, mobile devices, and VR headsets. The Matterport Pro Camera and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. Matterport has a vast network of 2000 photographers around the world that can be hired to create Matterport Spaces. To hire a Matterport partner, click here.
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Matterport Partners with Google to Help Businesses Better Market Online
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VirtualTourCafe Announces New EZ-AutoTour™ Agreement with Bay East Association of Realtors® and Contra Costa Association of Realtors®
PLEASANTON, CA (APRIL 20, 2017) – VirtualTourCafe, a nationally recognized leader in real estate virtual tours announced today in cooperation with the Bay East Association of REALTORS® and Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® that real estate agent and broker members can now create virtual tours, print flyers and videos, all automatically using the new VirtualTourCafe EZ-AutoTour™. Under the agreement, members of both associations can subscribe to VirtualTourCafe with a substantial discount to take advantage of the automated real estate marketing suite of tools designed to help market and sell listings faster using the latest in online web 3.0 technology, and modern responsive design listing websites. "Our members want modern, professional and easy to use tools to market their properties, and for virtual tours, print flyers and videos, VirtualTourCafe is able to provide this solution with their new EZ-AutoTour™. We are all excited to be working closely with VirtualTourCafe to offer this automated solution to our members." – said Tricia Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Bay East Association of REALTORS Earlier this year, VirtualTourCafe announced the new EZ-AutoTour™ for automated hands-free creation of a marketing suite for real estate agents and brokers, including a virtual tour, print flyer, video tour, and more, all done without any agent interaction... automatically, hands free! VirtualTourCafe has been known for their slogan "Real Estate Marketing Just Got Easier" and this new feature is a great example of delivering on their promise to help real estate agents, brokers and associations be more successful marketers while spending less time on technology. The VirtualTourCafe EZ-AutoTour™ feature allows a real estate association or brokerage to offer their members an automated tool to create a suite of marketing solutions. The marketing suite includes a virtual tour, print flyer and video, all hands-free. The agent can then customize, add video clips, panoramas, 3D Walk Through Home Tours and more if desired. "We are always looking for ways to provide our members with the most innovative tools and technology available. VirtualTourCafe provides them with a modern, easy-to-use platform that will increase their efficiency and enhance the home search and buying experience for their clients," said Mr. Michele Manzone, President, Contra Costa Association of REALTORS. Giving real estate associations and agents more options is what makes VirtualTourCafe so unique. With VirtualTourCafe the association, agents and brokers have a choice at both the association level and the agent or broker level to turn features on or off to customize their marketing plan. The real estate virtual tours industry has been evolving over the years. Aerial drone and video and has become more widely used as well as the new 3D Matterport WalkThrough Home Tours. VirtualTourCafe has responded each time to offer a product that meets the needs of today's real estate professional. The new VirtualTourCafe includes the ability to create virtual tours from images, panoramas, video clips and even 3D WalkThrough Home Tours, all inside the modern responsive design listing website (virtual tour). "Real estate agents should be focused on the core of their business, lead-generation, sales presentations and negotiations. Technology is a tool that when used properly should support the agent and not burden them with repetitive tasks that can be automated to help them be more successful!" said Tim Denbo, CEO/President of VirtualTourCafe. About VirtualTourCafe.comVirtualTourCafe is a limited liability company headquartered in Pleasanton, California with clients coast to coast and in three countries. The business offers real estate associations and brokerage site-licensing as well as individual agents Do-It-Yourself subscription service and full-service professional photography in a growing number of select markets.
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VHT Studios Unveils New Real Estate Marketing Tech Tools to Help Realtors® Broaden a Listing's Appeal
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Realtor.com® Announces Matterport 3D Virtual Tours On For-Sale and For-Rent Home Listings
  SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2017 -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services, operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the addition of Matterport 3D virtual home tours on for-sale and for-rent listings on the realtor.com® iOS real estate app, which features the most comprehensive inventory of for-sale listings among national competing apps. "Seeing a home is one of the most critical, but time-consuming elements of the home shopping journey," said Ryan O'Hara, CEO of realtor.com®. "By leveraging Matterport's 3D technology, we are giving home buyers the ability to explore properties they are interested in with virtual tours prior to ever setting foot inside a home." Real estate professionals can leverage Matterport 3D tours to differentiate their listings and create more visibility among consumers given the demand for this type of experience. According to recent research from realtor.com®, consumers rank 3D virtual home tours as the second most desired feature in the home search experience, behind large, high quality photos. "The combination of realtor.com®'s inventory with Matterport's immersive user experience gives shoppers the opportunity to visit a tremendous volume of rentals and for-sale properties, from one location, and get the full experience of being inside. It is the most efficient way to search for a new home," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "We are excited to see companies like realtor.com® paving the way as tech forward leaders in the real estate industry." Currently, thousands of for-sale and for-rent listings on realtor.com® have Matterport 3D tours with volume continuing to increase as real estate professionals increasingly adopt the technology. Realtor.com® is the first company to be formally connected to Matterport's syndicated direct feed, which expedites, simplifies and streamlines the process of including 3D tours on a listing on realtor.com®. Properties on realtor.com® that offer Matterport 3D virtual tours have a hexagon-shaped icon displayed on the property image on the search results page, or on the first property image in the photo carousel on the listing detail page. Matterport's 3D platform, cloud services and photo scanning technology create the floor plans and virtual tours of homes available on the realtor.com iOS mobile app. Realtor.com's direct relationship with Matterport enables the company to provide consumers with access to more 3D tour models in real-time. To view a sample of the Matterport 3D tours on the realtor.com® iOS mobile app, click on the following embedded links on an iOS device: Dramatic 5-bedroom and 5-bathroom home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Colonial style home in sought after Haworth, N.J. Renovated and open five-bedroom home in San Clemente, Calif. Light and bright home in Boerne, Texas For additional Matterport 3D tours and realtor.com®'s complete inventory of for-sale and for-rent listings, download the realtor.com® iOS real estate app on the App Store. Matterport 3D tours are scheduled to be available on the realtor.com® Android real estate app and on realtor.com® this spring 2017. About realtor.com® Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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VirtualTourCafe Announces New EZ-AutoTour™ for Automated Hands-Free Real Estate Virtual Tours
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InstaView 3.0 Introduces First Structured Data to Virtual Tours
Independence, Ohio (January 23, 2017) - This week InstaView 3.0, the newest release of Property Panorama's category-leading virtual tour platform, became the first virtual tour to publish Structured Data. Structured Data allows search engines like Google to render Agent Profiles, Office Profiles, Open Houses, and Property Detail summaries within search results, dramatically improving the search optimization of real estate listings. "Structured Data makes it easier to find and deliver information and is driving more consumer engagement with our new InstaView tours. InstaView tours are already receiving six times more unique visitors than any other listing marketing tool," said Property Panorama CEO Mike Barnett. "By integrating rich listing data with lush visuals into a single package, InstaView 3.0 allows search engines and consumers to find what they are looking for in search results," said Barnett. InstaView 3.0 complies with RESO standards and Schema.org, a collaborative site sponsored by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex. InstaView 3.0 also introduces a completely new fully responsive viewer that has been redesigned to create an image-centric, full-screen tour experience able to render the highest quality photography from sweeping panoramas to fine interior details. InstaView 3.0's platform is so flexible that it easily renders any visual media format in use by any of the Internet marketing tools, including Matterport's immersive media technology, 3DM Digital floorplans, HD and 3DF photography and videography, 360º panoramic photography and more. InstaView 3.0's MLS Enterprise launched this week at the New England Real Estate Network, making the program available to 7083 members. InstaView 3.0 has also been launched at First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) to their 39,250 members. The branded InstaView 3.0 Broker Enterprise solution will follow within a few weeks of the MLS conversions. "We are pleased to offer Property Panorama's InstaView virtual tour product as a Member Benefit. Several factors influenced our decision to offer this product including the level of service, customization options and 99.99 percent uptime record. The ease of use is also a great benefit for our members." said NEREN CEO Joe Ryan. "Agents will be able to access InstaView tours from the Clareity dashboards with the convenience of Single sign on,"said Amy Gorce, president of Clareity. To illustrate how Structured Data improves agents' presence on Google and other search engines, Google has leveraged structured data to greatly expand the agent profile and company information for Ohio Realtor, Hope Marsh which appears on the right hand side of the Google search result page. The "knowledge panel" takes structured data to another level. (See below) "Until 60 days ago, Hope Marsh was nowhere to be found on the search engines. Property Panorama intends to use Structured Data within Instaview with the goal of delivering this powerful search result, for free, to every real estate professional in our system," said Barnett. InstaView 3.0 includes all the features that have made it the virtual tour platform of choice for 548,766 active Realtors. Every InstaView tour is automatically created and attached to the MLS listing, and at the same time, a video is created and automatically uploaded to YouTube and syndicated to REALTOR.com, Facebook and Twitter. InstaView remains fully synced with the MLS and renders an unlimited number of photos. Users can upload custom music, and voiceovers. The InstaView platform also creates PDF versions, virtual flyers, MP4 formatted videos and Turbo Text. "Hundreds of thousands of agents, most without listings, can now have an entirely new tool, a Property Panorama Agent Profile page, to market themselves from the very onset of them entering the industry, where they can add their areas of service and expertise, certifications, designations and eventually their listings" says Barnett. With over 6.7 million tours already created, Property Panorama's Instaview tours set the industry standard for automatically generated, high quality tours that generate quality leads and sell homes. InstaView delivers the highest quality property virtual tours almost instantaneously, with virtually no effort from agents, brokers, or MLSs. Fully automated, they are the only real "click it and forget it" virtual tour system on the market today. InstaView tours update every hour from the MLS, or more frequently upon request. About Property Panorama and InstaView Property Panorama is the highest rated and number one provider of virtual tours in North America. Since the launch of InstaView, Property Panorama has also been able to maintain its position as the number one provider of non-gaming videos to YouTube. Currently, Property Panorama supplies products to 544,686 Realtors© through more than 165 multiple listing services and Realtor® boards and associations, as well as directly to independent broker divisions of leading franchises, including Realty One, RE/MAX, Howard Hanna, Berkshire Hathaway, Keller Williams, Century 21, ERA, Coldwell Banker and many other. InstaView Broker Enterprise is also integrated into Reality Alliance members Northwood Realty and Latter & Blum. Property Panorama has created virtual tours for more than 6.7 million listings around the world. Property Panorama is the preferred provider for CoreLogic and Navica, and has also integrated InstaView in most major MLS Vendors including FLEX/FBS, Black Knight/LPS, Rapattoni, and Solid Earth.
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agents Used Virtual Reality to Change How Brokers Tour Homes
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Delta Media Group Real Estate Platform Equipped for Matterport 3D Showcase
Delta Media Group's customers can now add Matterport 3D Showcase directly to their real estate websites thanks to recent updates to DeltaNet™, the company's real estate website management platform. Matterport 3D Showcase empowers real estate pros with the ability to showcase listings by embedding a 3D virtual home tour of their client's home on their company websites. Mike Minard, President and CEO of Delta Media Group, commented, "Given the increasing popularity of virtual reality and Matterport, providing our customers with the ability to add more media features to their listings is important to us. Anything that we can do to help position our customers ahead of other firms in their marketplace, especially with marketing tools, is a top priority to Delta, and this built-in support for Matterport for all clients is an example of our commitment." Two examples of Delta Media Group real estate customers currently using Matterport on their websites are Cressy & Everett Real Estate and Haring Realty. Delta Media customers interested in adding marketing features to their website pages like—like Vtours, YouTube, Matterport—can contact our Tech Team for assistance or find step-by-step instructions on our website. To view the original post, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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VirtualTourCafe Expands 3D WalkThrough Home Tours and Professional Photography to Real Estate Agents in the Greater Los Angeles Area
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Sotheby's International Realty Global Website Integrates New Technologies
Madison, N.J. 10-11-2016 — Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its global website, sothebysrealty.com, now supports 3D Tours on its property detail pages allowing real estate consumers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in homes listed by the Sotheby's International Realty® brand. The 3D Tours will also feature a Virtual Reality Tour (VR) experience that can be viewed through a compatible device such as an Android phone or VR headset.The 3D and VR Tours are produced by strategically placing specialized cameras throughout a home to create a result that transforms the traditional way people view homes online. The 3D and VR Tours add an additional layer of content to the existing property detail pages on sothebysrealty.com which also provide a written description, high-resolution photographs and high-definition videos.  At launch, the Sotheby's International Realty brand will have 3D Tours available on over 1,000 properties that are viewable on desktop, tablet or smartphone. "Introducing 3D and VR Tours on sothebysrealty.com is just another example of how we are keeping the Sotheby's International Realty brand on the cutting edge while creating an immersive experience for consumers," said John Passerini, global vice president, interactive marketing at Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC.  "Distance can present a challenge when looking to buy a home and virtual reality has provided a provocative solution. This technology is allowing buyers to purchase homes without having to physically travel to view them, which is especially relevant to the global clientele we serve." The sothebysrealty.com site experienced 16 million user sessions in Q1-Q3 of 2016, a 60% increase year-over-year. Property detail pages on the brand site support Matterport, a past winner of the 2014 Realogy FWD innovation summit, and additional compatible 3D Tours. In coordination with this announcement, Sotheby's International Realty is also a real estate launch partner for Matterport's CoreVR release— the largest collection of virtual reality content across multiple disciplines.  With the adoption of CoreVR, Sotheby's International Realty will be able to offer both a 3D and VR experience.  Additionally, Sotheby's International Realty property listings on Mansion Global, the digital luxury real estate destination from Dow Jones, will also be equipped with the 3D Tour feature. Click here for an example of a 3D Tour as shown on a current luxury property listing on the Sotheby's International Realty website. The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm's brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby's auction house and worldwide Sotheby's International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated. About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.  In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby's, the operator of the auction house.  The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.
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VR Leader Matterport Launches the World’s Largest Virtual Reality Library of Real World Places
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Matterport Expands Virtual Reality Portfolio With Support of Google Cardboard
SUNNYVALE, CA--(August 02, 2016) - Immersive media technology company Matterport today announced new capabilities to its comprehensive system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces. These include a new app (Matterport VR for Google Cardboard), outdoor capture and viewing capabilities (360° Views), and enhanced functionality for highlighting key features of a Space (enabling external links within Mattertag™ Content). The new capabilities will help people to more fully experience a property, anytime and from anywhere. The announcement was made today in conjunction with Matterport's participation at Inman Connect. Inman Connect runs from August 2-5 in San Francisco, and Matterport can be found at Booth #4. "Top brokerages and realtors are always looking for new ways to differentiate themselves, to win new listings and bring in qualified buyers," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "These three new capabilities are important to help further set agents and brokerages apart from their competition, and are critical innovations in transforming how people buy and sell real estate." Matterport VR for Google Cardboard Already available on Samsung Gear VR, Matterport Spaces can now also be viewed on Google Cardboard (for Android), Google's low-cost VR platform for viewing VR applications. The combination of low cost and wide dissemination of Cardboard means that millions more individuals are able to view properties, in the form of Matterport Spaces, in VR. Real estate professionals have been early adopters of VR, in order to market properties in the most immersive and realistic way. Buyers, local and remote, can quickly and efficiently experience a host of properties in one sitting, anytime, and from anywhere. Matterport VR for Google Cardboard is an inexpensive marketing tool for agents to differentiate themselves and wow sellers in what can be a very competitive marketplace. They can even send branded Cardboard viewers, with links to properties, to important clients. 360° Views Enables Outdoor Viewing Furthermore, Matterport, historically known to provide the most immersive, realistic walkthroughs of interior spaces, now also captures and integrates outdoor views. With this addition, Matterport Spaces are now unequivocally the most complete way to experience any property online. "Visitors" can experience sweeping exterior views of the landscape in 360°, and then immerse themselves inside, in 3D or VR, to fully experience the interior of the property as if they were there. 360° Views adds an unprecedented five viewing options from a single camera. Spaces captured by the Matterport Pro Camera can now be viewed in VR, in 3D, in 360°, as a Dollhouse view and as a Floor Plan view. These options provide realtors with the means to give sellers and buyers the entire picture of a property - both inside and out. Mattertag™ Content Enhancements for Highlighting Key Features & Upgrades On top of these other advancements, Matterport has provided additional capabilities for highlighting key features and upgrades within a Space. Mattertag Posts, originally introduced in March 2016 to let realtors or sellers anchor a short title and text description anywhere within a Space, can now also include links to external Web sites, pdfs, or other Matterport Spaces. These links can provide immediate access to more information about a property or feature, helping to further engage and sell the buyer, and can even provide quick links to similar homes a buyer might be interested in. Availability Matterport VR for Cardboard is now available on Google Play, 360° Views will be available later this month, and links within Mattertag Posts will be available later in the quarter. Both of the latter features are upgrades that will automatically be available to all customers when they are released, via the Matterport Cloud. About MatterportHeadquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on Web and mobile devices, as well as a Samsung Gear VR headset and Google Cardboard. The Matterport Pro Camera and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. To learn more, visit matterport.com.
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Top Brokerages Launch Property Panorama’s Instaview Enterprise Broker Solution
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VirtualTourCafe Captures Home from Million Dollar Listing San Francisco Using New 3-D Technology
PLEASANTON, CA (AUGUST 20, 2015)--VirtualTourCafe real estate virtual tours and professional photographers captured the featured home shown on Million Dollar Listing San Francisco this week using their new 3D WalkThrough Home Tours™ technology as a MatterPort Service Partner. If you watched the Million Dollar Listing San Francisco show (Episode 7) August 19th, the high-end luxury home featured by Andrew Greenwell and Phyllis Weiner in Pleasanton, Ca, was originally photographed by VirtualTourCafe, a Pleasanton based international real estate virtual tours provider. Walk through the home as if you are there, even walking up the custom tiled stairway as shown on the show, or step out on the balcony to look out over the lush gardens. Experience for yourself the incredible custom features, gorgeous chef's kitchen and walk-in master closet larger than most bedrooms! Being the first national virtual tour service to incorporate professional photography, as well as the new 3-D modeling technology into the real estate virtual tours theme with agent and broker branding, VirtualTourCafe offers home owners and real estate agents such as Phyllis Weiner (sellers agent) an alternative to the traditional open house. And with international buyers making up 20% to even 30% of home purchases according to the National Association of Realtors®, this can be a game-changer for many real estate agents and Brokers. VirtualTourCafe real estate virtual tours provider launched the new 3D Walkthrough Home Tour™ and professional photography service in the San Francisco Bay Area to a great reception by both the real estate community and home owners with plans to expand as the technology gains acceptance. About VirtualTourCafe.com VirtualTourCafe, LLC is based in Pleasanton, California with clients coast to coast and in three countries. The business offers both a Do-It-Yourself subscription service and a We Do-It-For-You full-service professional photography option in select markets.
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Teams up with Keller Williams' Newest Division, Farm and Ranch
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RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Premier Mobile App, Ezflix, now available in iOS App Store
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 4, 2015 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. today announced its unique mobile platform for real estate agents and brokers, Ezflix, is now available for iOS devices through the App Store. Ezflix allows agents to create their own video content to display with listings for clients. The Ezflix platform auto-generates video for over one million listings and makes those available for agents to view and share through social media channels, over text and via email with their prospective clients and customers. The auto-generated videos are HD capable and come with a natural human voice over appended. The system also allows agents to create local content which can be shared to help elevate their digital brand. Agents with upgraded access to Ezflix have the ability to significantly enhance their listings with live video, updated photography and audio enhancements, such as personal voice overs. These advanced features allow the agent to tell his or her story about the home and neighborhood. Ezflix is a powerful tool that agents can use to set their clients' properties apart,while giving consumers unique, local information about the area of interest. The upgraded access also provides auto-generated support collateral and a number of other marketing tools, including syndication to large real estate portals, which helps promote the agent and his or her listings. Brokerage firms can also take advantage of the Ezflix app through the Broker Solution which unlocks all the Ezflix features for their agents. Additionally, it gives the broker more branding opportunities within listings and creates content players for the office. All of these benefits are supplemented by a significant organic SEO boost for the office through Ezflix's stream of rich media content that becomes a part of the broker's URL, allowing for significantly enhanced domain authority over time. Enterprise clients have much the same opportunity to leverage the power of the Ezflix platform with their agents and brokers by empowering them to not only enhance their listing inventory, and therefore sell more properties, but to employ their professional work force to create valuable local content and "crowd source" content from the community either in the form of video or still photos. Ezflix will integrate with other RealBiz platforms to allow agents to earn points for their marketing actions, enhance their customized personal client ecosystem and build customer loyalty. According to a recent survey, 90 percent of home buyers and sellers would use an agent again, yet the majority does not remember their agent's name when it comes time to buy or sell their home. The company's Home and Away Club platform addresses this by creating a customer loyalty and retention solution. The company has several pending contracts for the Ezflix app that were subject to the iOS release and now anticipates thousands of agents will begin utilizing the app this quarter. The Ezflix app can be downloaded in the App Store for iOS devices or in the Google Play Store for Android devices. For more information on Ezflix, visit http://www.realbizmedia.com. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base reaches more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal at http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as NestBuilder Agent, an agent social media and marketing solution known as ReachFactor, a growing MVA network, virtual tours and mobile apps. The company enjoys access to many of the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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VirtualTourCafe Offers 3-D Virtual Reality Alternative to Traditional Real Estate Virtual Tours and Open House
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VirtualTourCafe Year-end Special: 50% off Annual Subscription
What better time to offer a special than the end of the year and the holidays! We hope this brightens your holidays... We want to give you a big head start on the new year, plus you can SAVE TAX DOLLARS by purchasing your subscription this year! Thousands of real estate agents and brokers use VirtualTourCafe to help market themselves and their properties. Will you join them at HALF OFF? Go to VirtualTourCafe and select the Platinum Annual Subscription ($399). Use the PROMO CODE: SP5015 and your final price will be $199. That's 50% OFF our regular price! As a reminder, here are a few things that make VirtualTourCafe so different and such a great value... Fast and Easy as 1-2-3! Create a virtual tour, e-flyer and video in under 15 minutes! Unlimited Virtual Tours, e-Flyers and Videos! Distribution to Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and Dozens of Others... Not Just for Listings! Create Marketing Tours, Neighborhood Tours, e-Flyers and Videos! NEW Supports Matterport 3D Walkthrough Home Tours! NEW Supports Animated Banners! (great lead capture) Over 30 Themes and 50 Background Music Options MLS/IDX Compliant Links Agent and Broker Branded Tours Add Panoramas, Floor Plans and so much more... Unlimited Support & Training TRY IT FREE: www.VirtualTourCafe.com* *Subscribe before midnight 12/31/14 to take advantage of this special! Does price matter? Or is value more important? We think you deserve both!!! Please don't miss out on this special limited time offer. Take advantage today and your subscription price will be good as long as you keep your subscription active. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to be of service to you.
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Ezflix Agreement with Harmon Media Group
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Partnership with Naples Area Board of Realtors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. today announced a service contract with the Naples Association of Realtors, a multiple listing service residing in Naples, FL. As part of the agreement, RealBiz Media will make available marketing tools to the approximate 5,000 members of NABOR. These tools consist of an HTML5 property tour player, distribution of property listing videos to You Tube, access to automatically created printed collateral, E-post cards, a QR code for mobile access to the collateral, and distribution of the assets to popular social media channels. "NABOR®'s mission is to provide our members with state-of-the-art tools, services and products to enhance members' business. We believe that these dynamic tools will do just that and look forward to our members' adding them to their toolbox to ensure continued success," said Pat Pitocchi, President of the association. "We're very excited to be working with NABOR and look forward to helping their membership in any way we can," said Steve Marques, Chief Revenue Officer for RBM. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company with proprietary scalable video processing technology that makes it the leader in online video marketing services for real estate. Its client base includes more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal, NestBuilder.com, an agent-only video marketing platform known as NestBuilder Agent, a social media marketing service called ReachFactor, a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, Virtual Tours and Mobile Apps. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendor and national contracts. About The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals (NABOR) NABOR is a local branch of the Florida Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Formed in 1949, NABOR has served the community for 60 years through its professionalism and adherence to a strict code of ethics. With roughly 5,000 members, NABOR is the largest trade association in the Collier/Lee County Areas. Working for REALTORS®, Allied and Affiliate members, NABOR provides a facility for education, research and the exchange of information, and provides a service to the public and government by fighting for private property rights. NABOR offers seminars to its members on all aspects of real estate. To search the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® roster of members and service providers, visit the NaplesArea.com Member Roster.
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Properties In Motion® Real Estate Listing Videos System Launches Nationwide for Firms and Sales Associates
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RealBiz Media Group Update on Agent Marketing Tools
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, May 29, 2014-- RealBiz Media Group, Inc. the leader in home video tours, has seen steady growth over last 45 days since introducing its latest Nestbuilder Agent and MVA video platforms. These products provide real estate professionals a simple, inexpensive and eloquent video marketing solution that allows agents to reach, engage and better service consumers in their home search endeavors. Larry Curasi – Broker/Owner of ERA Curasi in Montgomery, NY was one of the first brokers to engage with the new MVA product and has the following comment - "We are very excited to be a part of this unique video marketing opportunity and have already obtained direct leads through these efforts. The additional features along with the excellent customer service provided with it keep us in the forefront of technology that will assist us with gaining market share and increased listing exposure. We are confident this new application will help us grow our business." Since launch the company has seen growth in the following key areas: Video Based Marketing Platforms 15,350 active agents using MVA and Nestbuilder Agent 24,000 Videos published daily in support of agents products Virtual Tour Based Platforms 24,637 active agents using Realbiz Virtual Tour products 113,092 total active published listings Nestbuilder.com consumer site Hosts roughly 1.6 million videos Average Visit Time spent on site : 6:53 (minutes) Pages per visit: 4.80 Return Visitors: 51% Page views: Increased 196% over last month Alexa ranking jumped over 100,000 positions to 128,061 ranking A link for a short video overview of our video platforms is below: https://vimeo.com/96239440 Realbiz CRO Steve Marques stated, "While there is clearly a lot to be done, early indications for adoption of our marketing platforms are very encouraging. We are also optimistic about the prospects of accelerating our products through our recently announced acquisition of ReachFactor and the letter of intent for partnership with zipLogix. These companies are trusted resources for more than 600,000 real estate agents and brokers" About RealBiz Media Group, Inc. RealBiz Media Group, Inc. is a real estate digital media and technology company whose proprietary video processing technology makes it one of the leaders in providing home video tours to the real estate industry. Its client base includes more than 350,000 real estate agents and brokers. The company provides a series of products including a consumer portal http://www.nestbuilder.com, an agent-only platform known as Nestbuilder Agent, a television video on demand network, a growing MVA network, Virtual Tours and Mobile Apps. The company enjoys access to the nation's largest real estate companies with numerous approved vendors and national contracts.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors First to Deploy Real Estate’s Most Advanced Automated Marketing System
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Obeo Introduces Brand New Property Website
Obeo has listened! We were listening when you asked for a property website or virtual tour platform that is built with responsive design, meaning it works on every device, whether it's a smart phone, iPad or computer. We also listened when you asked for a property website that is easy to navigate and is finger friendly for touch screens. Not only are we listening, but we are committed to providing you, your clients, and your consumers with the best possible online shopping experience. With no further ado, we are proud to introduce Obeo's brand new Property Website! One of the most exciting features of Obeo's new Property Website is its mobile performance. Most virtual tour and property websites are built in Flash, and are not mobile compatible. Instead, companies with Flash viewers offer mobile photo slide shows that are missing most the features of the full version. Obeo's new HTML 5 viewer was built with responsive design, meaning it automatically responds to and works on any iPad or tablet and is fully functional. Every consumer, will have a phenomenal experience with the property website, whether they are using a PC, a smart phone, or a tablet. But Obeo didn't stop there. They designed this Property Website to be touch screen friendly, so consumers interacting with it on touch screens will have an ideal experience. And why is this so important? Because the latest study from the National Association of Realtors® states that "89% of new home shoppers use a mobile search engine at the onset and throughout their research." WOW. With stats like that, it's easy to understand the importance of quality mobile marketing. But wait, there's more! Obeo's new Property Website also includes all the great features you have always loved; Professional photography, detailed statistics, mass syndication, social media syndication, YouTube video, mobile lead generation, QR codes, brochures, eflyers, Craigslist templates, document hosting, maps, calculators, and more. View a demo of this incredible new virtual tour/property website here. If you're an existing Obeo client, and would like to switch your current and all future listings to Obeo's new Property Website, simply log into your member's area here, and click the 'Upgrade Now" button pictured here: To view the original post, visit the Obeo blog.
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Obeo Introduces New HTML 5 Property Website
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Virtuets – the answer to video for real estate professionals – launched by Properties Online
Countless studies and statistics, from the likes of Google, Brainshark, NAR, aimClear, SimplyMeasured and more, have established the relevance and popularity of video when it comes to online marketing and usability. And real estate is one of online video's most relevant industries. With the launch of Virtuets—the latest brainchild from real estate web experts at Properties Online—agents and other real estate professionals can capitalize on the popularity of video, regardless of their experience (or lack thereof) in creating video. Landing pages with video have up to 800% more conversion than the same page without a video, and videos are shared 1,200% more times than links and text combined. And according to Brainshark, the information retained in one minute of online video is equal to about 1.8 million written words. That's equal to an astounding 3,600 blog posts or web pages. "Research shows that video attracts two to three times as many monthly visitors and doubles the time those visitors spend on a site," says Amanda Cornelius, co-founder and CEO of Properties Online. "We created Virtuets so that our users and clients—real estate agents across the United States—could attract more listings, serve their clients better and develop a stronger web presence using best practices and leading edge technology, no matter how technical the agent him or herself may be." With Virtuets, agents have access to video success in 3 different ways: Customized, Personal Promotion Videos for real estate agents; Website video content for buyers and sellers, complete with customized call-to-action closing scenes; and Property videos for each of the agent's listings, through use of the simple to use listing video builder tool. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) tells us that 90% of homebuyers conduct their home search online. Internet users want video. The two go hand in hand, and Virtuets serves as matchmakers for busy real estate professionals who need to upgrade their online presence through video. About Virtuets Virtuets IS video for real estate. The service offers video marketing, property videos and website marketing for the real estate industry. Virtuets helps real estate agents grow their businesses through the provision of engaging video content. Backed by statistics, research and more than 12 years of experience in the real estate industry online, Virtuets is the answer to real estate web video. For more information see: www.virtuets.com About Properties Online Founded in 2001, Properties Online is dedicated to helping real estate professionals grow their businesses by offering innovative and invaluable technology tools. The company's web-based software products—including ListingDomains.com, ListingsUnlimited.com, RealEstateSites.com, Drip Marketing, REBusinessPages.com, AreaTour.com and Domain Rider Signs—are used by more than 100,000 real estate professionals nationwide. For more information see: www.propertiesonline.com and www.listingsunlimited.com
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Instant Virtual Tours from Property Panorama Gain Industry Buzz
Mentor, OH (September 30, 2013) – MLSs seeking to offer an appealing member benefit and agents desiring a top-of-the-line virtual tour solution need look no further. Already an established industry leader, Property Panorama (www.PropertyPanorama.com) has reinvented themselves, making their technology even more compelling with the new InstaView Portfolio. This innovative solution simplifies the marketing process by creating virtual tours instantly upon a listing being added to the MLS and stays in sync thereafter. "InstaView Portfolio is a 'hands free' virtual tour solution that doesn't compromise on functionality," says Mike Barnett, CEO of Property Panorama. "When an agent adds a listing to the MLS, the InstaView Portfolio is automatically created, without the agent having to lift a finger. The agent will receive an email notification that the tour has been created and can leave it 'as is' or edit it to their heart's content. At the same time, InstaView Portfolio is automatically converted to a video and uploaded to YouTube. In fact," Barnett continues, "Property Panorama is the number one provider of real estate videos in the world." All the features that have made Property Panorama such a popular solution are included in InstaView Portfolio. The virtual tours created with InstaView Portfolio: Are fully-branded Do not require any special hardware or software Include all images in the MLS Allow for unlimited additional photos and panoramas Are fully MLS/IDX compliant Are automatically converted to video format and uploaded to YouTube Include statistics and Web tracking Offer exemplary customer support Allow agents to add voiceovers, videos, and their own music Feature Google Maps, school demographics, loan calculator, and property details Include virtual flyers that convert to high-quality .pdf for lead generation Can be added to social networking sites at the push of a button "MLSs play a unique role in our industry," Barnett explains. "They are perfectly situated to guide their members' technology use and help their real estate professionals be as successful as possible. By offering premium products and services, like ours, as member benefits, MLSs are taking an important step in proving their value and cementing the essential relationships with their agents and brokers." With an already-substantial MLS base, the buzz about InstaView Portfolio is spreading among real estate organizations. Property Panorama has relationships with more than 60 MLSs in North America, bringing 2,000,000 additional views to their agents' listings. Some of the MLSs they've recently launched include the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, My Florida Regional MLS, FMLS in Atlanta, SANDICOR in San Diego, ARMLS in Phoenix and The Miami Association of REALTORS®. Property Panorama will be attending the CMLS Annual Conference in Boise, ID from October 2-5. "At CMLS, we look forward to gaining new understanding of our MLS partners' objectives and challenges," says Barnett. "If you are attending, please get in touch with us to set up a time to meet. We'd love to learn more about your MLS and answer any of your questions." About Property Panorama Since its inception in early 2001, Property Panorama has focused on providing technologically advanced, affordable Web-based virtual tour solutions. Over the years, their array of products has grown and evolved, but their commitment to exceeding expectations remains the same. This emphasis on perfection can be seen in their InstaView Portfolio, which includes Video Tours, MobileMedia™ Tours with TurboText™, and PodCAST Tours. Property Panorama is a Preferred Partner of CoreLogic. Learn more at www.PropertyPanorama.com.
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Point2 Agent Virtual Tours: Now Mobile-Friendly!
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Agent Image Launches “The Very Best Real Estate Videos” with Agent Image TV
El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Agent Image, the award-winning real estate web design and internet marketing solutions provider, announced today the launch of Agent Image TV, allowing real estate professionals to leverage the power of video through high-quality agent and property videos. Ryelle Giano, Director of Marketing at Agent Image, shares her excitement on this recent launch, “We understand the impact videos can make on our clients' websites. We created Agent Image TV because we wanted to provide a convenient service that makes it easy for agents and companies to add video to their online marketing. Our videographers come to your location of choice and then the footage is edited, made searchable and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo within days. Online video is naturally viral, and when maximized effectively, our property and agent videos have the power to convert a search into a sale for any real estate professional.” “When developing this product, we wanted our clients to be able to do more than just add the usual video to their websites,” adds Jennifer Gunkel, Director of Client Relations and Social Media, at Agent Image. "In light of Google, Bing and Yahoo!'s adoption of blended search results with online videos ranking high, this is the perfect time to take advantage of this marketing strategy. We also understand that producing, editing, and uploading videos properly to multiple sites can be a time-consuming task for busy real estate agents. With Agent Image TV, we make sure that your videos are professionally produced, uploaded, tagged and optimized correctly." Agent Image TV lets real estate professionals star in their own agent videos or property listing videos. Customers simply define the details for their video and schedule a date for their shoot. The videos are then edited in a streaming video format of their choice, ready to be embedded on their website, uploaded or provided in DVD format. Videos start at $499 for 30-second videos and $799 for 60-second videos. For additional information, please visit http://agentimage.tv About Agent Image: Agent Image provides the very best real estate websites and has enabled thousands of real estate professionals to drive and sustain improved business results through their proven marketing solutions. The firm is a wholly owned division of The Design People, Inc., an El Segundo, California web design company that specializes in website development and online marketing for businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit http://www.agentimage.com. Google is a trademark of Google Inc. Bing is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Yahoo! is a trademark of Yahoo! Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contact: [email protected] 1.877.270.0303
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Previsite Presents Social Media Video
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Home87.com Launches Free Unlimited Single Property Sites & Virtual Tours
Bellevue, WA, Dec. 5, 2010/ FarFani.com, a Seattle based company that owns Fax87.com, has just launched Home87.com in a closed beta. This website provides unlimited, fully featured single property websites and virtual tours for free. The site Home87.com prides itself in having stunning design templates, smooth transition effects, and full screen slideshow along with all the bells and whistles that come with a property site: Lead generation form Click2Call, Live chat (As widgets) Social network sharing, following Google Map, Streetview, Walkscore Email and text message notification of leads, etc. “Why is it that GoogleDoc, DropBox, Facebook don’t cost a dime and yet yet a simple single property site, virtual tour or a transaction management software can cost an arm and a leg? Why do you have to pay $20 for a .com domain when you can get it for less than $12 on GoDaddy?” says Matt Johnson, while recalling his own experience as a real estate agent. Johnson, the founder and CEO of FarFani.com, was an agent in 2006 with Brier Realty. Home87.com plans to serve the real estate agent community by focusing on their strength, writing great software. This will be a free service. In keeping Home87.com free, there will be a direct relationship in the future between Home87.com and Fax87.com, a sister entity that provides affordable electronic fax service. As an optional service, you can get a .com domain for only $10. To ensure high quality Home87.com is now in closed invite-only beta release. The service will be rolling out incrementally to everyone. Registration is only available with a valid invitation key. The first 100 agents that use the code “retechnology” at www.Home87.com will be able to register and use the service immediately. About FarFani.com FarFani.com is located in Bellevue, Washington. It is a software company that focuses on keeping its employees excited and customers happy.
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