real estate tours
For those getting into real estate,
I have been following other threads that mention real estate and pricing so just jumping in with some thoughts. Price not quality is a big selling point with many agents in my area. They are spending their own money to market the home so the less they spend then the more they make when they sell the property (if they sell). As a tour producer you need an outlet to Realtor.com. If you cannot post there then the agents will not use you. In my area the local MLS also needs a non-branded or IDX compliant tour. This tour has no reference to the agent or brokerage. So you are really making two tours because agent wants all the branding for their local site and Realtor.com. There are many low cost national providers that offer "virtual tours" that are really just slide shows from stills the agents upload. Hard to compete with their pricing so be ready to show what value you bring for your higher price. Agents also want high resolution stills (300 dpi) for print. So you are making two sets of stills with one for web size and resolution and one for print. You also need to get all of these links and photos to the agents. Some want a CD while others want to download from your site. Have a plan and service fees ready for these time consuming chores.
Good luck to all,