360 Home Tour
360 home tours are widely used for showing 360 degree view of homes.
Nowadays more and more people search for home listings on the internet, and according to National Association of Realtors Survey 2006, 88% of buyers who use the internet say that virtual tours are useful in their search. A virtual home tour, especially with 360 degree panoramic photos, can help to attract more potential buyers.
A 360 home tour for a real estate listing is so important that most real estate agents and realtors are adding it to their listings in Realtor.com, and also their website. Some hire photographers to take home photos to make 360 degree panoramic photos, and then design a virtual tour template with the realty company logo and agent information. There is no problem with this except it costs too much time and money. Is it possible for real estate agents to create professional home tours with 360 degree panoramic images within a short time and at low cost? The anwser is yes. With the new tour hosting service provided by Easypano, it is possible to make unlimited 360 home tours at only $29.95 monthly.
There are two steps for creating a 360 home tour, first is to create 360 degree photos and second is create home tours with the 360 degree photos.
To create 360 photos
Easypano offers free photo stitching software for creating 360 degree cylindrical panoramas - Instant Pano. It is specially designed for tour hosting platform, so the 360 degree photos stitched by Instant Pano can only be used in tour hosting platform to create a virtual tour online.
To stitch a 360 photo with Instant Pano, simply shoot a series of digital photos in the horizontal aspect with about 20% overlapping between images, and then stitch them into a 360 degree photo with Instant Pano. How to take the photos?
To create 360 home tours online
After stitching 360 degree photos with Instant Pano, login tour hosting user panel to create virtual tours. Registration is free.
First, after login, fill in your profile, which will be used for all your home tours.
Then click Create button to start a new virtual home tour. Fill in virtual tour information, and upload your 360 degree panoramic photos, and still photos with description.
Finally, choose a template for the home tour and publish it (Publish is only available for active subscribers).
Click following image to view a sample tour with 360 degree photos and still images:
360 home tours created in tour hosting platform has many great features like email to agent, url & code for embedding the tours in other websites, and download the home tour.
There is also tutorial to guide you through panorama stitching and online virtual tour creation process.
Sign up free account to create your own 360 home tour online!
To create professional 360 Flash virtual tours with Easypano software
For professional photographers who want to make highly customized 360 Flash virtual tours with hotspots, maps, radars, popup windows, external links and various other actions, choose Tourweaver and Panoweaver. Panoweaver helps to stitch any photos to 360 panoramic images, and Tourweaver helps to make professional virtual tours. View virtual tour gallery.