Quote: Originally posted by VirtualTours4u on May-11-2007
Once again, Smooth, U-Da-Man ... I've been having a lot more success lately marketing to the homeowner ... after all, they have more or their "skin" in the game and are ultimately in control of the sale (well hopefully). I am just starting a campaig using a sample tour on CD ... I think this will be pretty effective with realtors ... the most compelling marketing is having your tours seen ... I recommend getting a Google Adwords account ... even if you don't decide to spend a whole lot on pay per click advertising, the Analytics portion of the service will give you lots of info about who/what/when/whereregarding your tours.
But Michael, who ultimately pays for your tour? The agent or the owner? And if the owner is too cheap, he'd have to convince the agent to pay. And I'm sure the agent has his own idea of how to sell a house - he may not want to spend another $100 or $200 if he thinks that his print ads and lsting on MLS is doing OK. Have you run across this?
I'm not being negative, just playing devil's advocate and trying to figure all the roadblocks I might come up against!
Also, one question on giving out CDs; I know Tourweaver includes the autorun file to start up from a CD, but I noticed it starts up to TW's instruction screen on how to incorporate the tour into a website. I wouldn't want my clients seeing that screen. Any ideas on how I could make my own startup screen and program it into my autorun?