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Derth, Home Buyer in Blackwood, NJ

When making a video for visual tours, one should stand in the middle of the room, and rotate. As much as I enjoyed the visual tour, in every room

Asked by Derth, Blackwood, NJ Sat Aug 14, 2010

there was an angle left out. Why not show the Whole room?

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I do not mean any offense, but rather than be an offsite movie director, why not go out and see the house for yourself, without a director and camera operator getting in the way?
3 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 14, 2010
Not all rooms show well from every angle. As Realtors, we have to promote the best of what our listing has to offer.
Some people hate those "circle tours" as they are known in the industry, anyway. They tend to distorte the angles.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 15, 2010
Standing in the middle of the room to shoot the tour is a really bad idea for many reasons. You're missing the point of the virtual tour, it's NOT to show you every square inch of space in the house..... It's marketing. It's supposed to show you enough to entice you to see the house in person and potentially buy it. Not every angle of every room is flattering in a home, so we try to show the house in it's best light. Make sense? Now, do you want to make movies or buy a house??? ;-)

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 15, 2010
With most virtual tours you would get distortion which is commonly called "fish bowl". Realtors get a number of complaints if a tour has a "fish bowl" look
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 14, 2010
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
Personally, that makes me dizzy, when I watch it. Also, a virtual tour is meant to give you some more insight into the home so you can determine if you want to go see it. I don't know that it was meant to be a substitute for touring the home in person. I do value your input and will try your recommendation on my next video tour. I'll have to use my FLIP, but I'm curious to see the difference. Thanks.
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