Thanks guys for the feedback
olyboy1994: thanks for taking time to speak with me directly. You really helped me out with the information provided.
realtorjerry: thank you for your comments, it means a great deal to hear nice things about my work from the guys that post here. There are some high end home builders working in that subdivision with out tours on their sites, thanks for the idea. As far as the navigation buttons go, I most of the time give people instruction on how I view tours. For me that is drag the tour where I want to look. I have found also with navigation buttons many times they just do not work for some reason.
Thanks again for the feedback.
peanut: those guys leaving their homes in the mornings and heading out to do virtual tours for $79.00 are the ones, in my opinion, killing us. Take a good look at the tours that they produce for $79.00. I am willing to bet the windows are blown and does not go a full 360. No way will I leave the house for less than $150.00, for the way that I was taught here on this forum by the best (Smooth 360Texas, Fitz, and others)how to produce high quality panos. As far as the lot I made it look the best that I could. I wanted to shoot it early in the morning for better results but the realtor did not want to get up early. The pool area is another example on wanting to shoot early in the day along with being taught the right techniques. As you pan around to the club house the sitting areas with the fireplaces were so heavily shadowed you could not tell their was anything at all there. By using Smooths technique of saving the image + & - 2 stops while in RAW conversion, I was able to then process those in photomatix to get an hdr image that shows the fireplace. More work in the end but a better pano than those one shot lens's which brings our quality pano price down.
Thanks for the feedback and good luck to you.
Wide-Eyes:Thanks for your comments. Consider yourself lucky not having to deal with the realestate market
Here if you are the listing and selling agent that makes for a %6 profit of the sell to you. The lot in which I done list for $285,000.00 usd, %6 in turn is a large amount of money made from that sell. However, to showcase it the realtor contacted me for 360 services. From the moment of saying hello to the end of the project it was one thing after the other. Just takes the fun out of going out to do some photography.
As far as branding the skin to the realtor this has to be done twice here in the states. What I mean by this is that the homes are listed in two separate websites, one on the realtors and the other is the mls. When posting to the mls you can not have any branding. No phone number, picture, address...no info regarding the realtor and contact info. With that said, more time at computer creating two skins = getting into profit margin.
I had a look at the link, nice looking site with a lot of info in the skin and tours. However, after leaving the site and going to check the currency comparison at XE.com
it shows that I would be doing tours in the US for $50.00. All of the things that you have pointed out along with the 3D brochure are great ideas but just too much work for the bottom line dollar.
It has been some time since posting here with the busy task of being a new father. However, your tours have really come along. Congratulations! Thanks for the feedback.
Although it may seem as if I am complaining, I'm really not. I really just needed to hear some positive feedback and not to give up. This was just one of those jobs where if it could go wrong it would. All is well in the end. The realtor was extremely happy with the end product. Which was 4 tours and 2 stills for $1