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  1. Good afternoon Alan Perlman & Company! Spring is officially here and with it comes blue skies, green grass and hopefully a lot of drone orders!! For RTV, this Spring also means some very significant system updates that we are super stoked to deliver and share back here in the group. Most notably is our new 1080 Adaptive Streaming. This update means some great things for UAV pilots as well as folks that do full-on walkthrough videos. Those interested in our full feature update and release video can review the entire update here in this Update Video Be sure to check out examples of our new adaptive streaming in action here - https://tours.bluelavamedia.com/164406 and https://tours.robertharveyphoto.com/809285 and https://fusion.realtourvision.com/700106 These are live examples. Some start out immediately with streaming video while others load up with still photos first. With Fusion, you're the director and the story of each home is told by you. You put all of your media from your photo shoot into one interactive player and deliver a branded and non-branded link to your customer. In addition to the significant bump in playback quality, we've also packed a nice "Marketing Punch" in our system by overhauling our weekly Seller's Reports - https://fusion.realtourvision.com/report/trafficreport-email.php?tourid=881108 just in time for the busy season! Customers now share a fancy weekly report via email with the realtor. This reminds them who their photographer and drone person is weekly with an impressive layout and killer stats. The Realtor then passes this on over to the seller and it acts as a nice weekly communication tool. There were several other updates that just went live. For the full list, you can watch that video link above or you can read about them here in our blog - https://www.realtourvision.com/2019/04/virtual-tour-software-updates-1080-adaptive-streaming-360-video-support-more/ The new 360 video support will surely turn some heads and we're excited to see what photographers and drone pilots do with that feature too! Finally and most importantly we've attached a photo for you to check out on this thread. See attached and say hello to a nifty device that we've been jokingly calling the Skywalker 4K. This device was made out of $30 bucks in parts so a drone pilot could walk a drone safely and professionally through a home. We will be making a "How To" video on this in a few days and posting the materials list and construction video back here so everyone that has an interest can also make their own. We just added an Interior Drone "Fly-Through" to our product offering over at https://www.BlueLaVaMedia.com and having something that looked both professional and functional was key for us. Since we have four drone pilots on our team spending several thousand dollars to gear each guy up was out of the question. So far the SkyWalker has been working out quite nicely! Here's a video that was created using the SkyWalker and a little "Drone Yoga" moves intertwined - Thanks for watching and we'll keep you posted as we complete this video and also as RTV rolls out more product enhancements and updates. Keep an eye out for our sexy single property website layout coming later this year along with our Aerial Drone Operator and Photographers Scheduling system all built into our hosting platform. Very exciting stuff to help our folks stand out and stay ahead! Sincerely, Jason
  2. We essentially set up a menu of service offerings that include everything from still photos, aerial drone sessions and more. You can see all of our property marketing packages here - http://bluelavamedia.com/pricing/ Thank you Philip!
  3. Have you thought about offering floor plans with your property marketing services? I would recommend a couple of floor plan solutions. First and foremost I like to recommend Magic Plan by Sensopia. http://www.sensopia.com Mostly because it just works and literally anyone can do it with just a little practice. Check it out. The other one that I've begun hearing good things about is Measure Tap which was created by my friends over at Occipital. They make the really slick 3D scanner that goes on an iPhone or Droid. Their product is showing some promise and is called Tap Measure https://tapmeasure.io/ Once your floor plan is finished you can toss it into a tour player for one heck of a final interactive presentation. Let's take a peek - https://fusion.realtourvision.com/392679?html5=1 http://fusion.realtourvision.com/732838?html5=1 Cheers! Jason
  4. Those of you getting suited up to sell and market to real estate agents, home builders or developers should take some time and review some hard-hitting stats that you can include in your marketing materials. For BlueLaVaMedia pieces we simply google "Professional Real Estate Photography Statistics" Keep in mind that professional still photos are at the very core of selling to realtors. Realtors MUST have still photos to list and sell properties. So...you have something that they must have in order to even put the listing on the MLS (multiple listing service). To get started I recommend that you memorize a few of these https://www.google.com/search?ei=Q9SdWprgKtH2swXW7rrwDw&q=professional+real+estate+photography+statistics&oq=professional+real+&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.35i39k1l2j0i20i263k1j0l7.2803.11347.0.12971.52.33.10.0.0.0.202.3330.19j10j1.31.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..15.35.3123.6..46j0i7i30k1j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i67k1j0i131i20i264k1j0i20i264k1j0i20i263i264k1j0i10k1.106.2dllit3Yee4 hard hitting facts. When you make your real estate packages, consider making them with still photos at the very base of everything since they must have these. If you can get the still photography work AND the drone work you cannot be eclipsed by a real estate photographer who gets their 107. Make yourself bulletproof in 2018!
  5. Jay will be hosting a show tomorrow night everyone. Please feel free to drop on by. Read more about tomorrow night's webinar here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7447741410847624707 All about picking up gigs in 2018. Keep in mind that 95% of our gigs are virtual tours and still photos. We do have two major hotel brands 8000+ hotels asking us about drone packages and pricing so it is coming. Currently, we have three national accounts that include aerial drone work. Hope to see you there!
  6. Have your realtor buddy set you up in the MLS as if you were shopping for homes in the X price range and X miles from where you live. You will start getting daily listings that are brand new and match your search criteria. Find the listing agents of those homes and congratulate them on their recent new listing. This works very well. Listings are NEW, agents just got the home listed and now they are looking for marketing services to sell it. Additionally, you might consider picking up gigs from RTV. We have a show tomorrow all about this https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7447741410847624707 Ciao, Jason
  7. Thank you very much Alan! I have been trying to find back here in the community where to post our next couple shows that we have coming up at RTV. I suppose here is the best logical spot. So we have a show coming up tomorrow and anyone back here is welcome. This show tomorrow will teach you how to do virtual staging and you can register here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8668201516552871682 What we have found over at www.BlueLaVaMedia.com is that the more you can offer real estate agents the better. You become their personal assistant on a per-listing basis and that's HUGE. You are their FIRST phone call when they get that listing because you can do everything to help promote and market their properties online. Ok show number two is next week. Register for that here - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7447741410847624707 Next week's show will be all about picking up jphoto and drone jobs from RTV. Last year we pushed out several thousand jobs and this year it's likely to be even more since we just picked up Best Western. Anyone is more than welcome to attend these shows. Jay and I are here to help you with any and all marketing needs! Sincerely, Jason
  8. For something like this http://tours.bluelavamedia.com/469165 we get close to $500. That's for our largest real estate photography package and our large aerial drone package. I believe they also purchased our Media Exposure Engine and single property website. For drone only we charge about $260 and if they get a photo package for their property we charge $150 unless they need a lot of footage like the one above. Hope that helps!