Best virtual tour company?

Asked by HappyHome, 94704 Sun Apr 5, 2009

I'm asking on behalf of an indi realtor who is in Los Angeles. What's the best approach for having a virtual tour of a multimillion dollar property made? It's hard to tell from searching. She can probably ask other realtors in the area but thought I'd see here if anyone has recommendations. Thanks!

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Monique and…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Apr 5, 2009
Hello Happy Home,

If this is a high end property than I recommend Everett Fenton Gidley (310) 990-0106. He does great photos and property websites and many of the top agents in LA use him. if they are looking for a virtual tour company than I recommend NYM Tour's HD photos and virtual tours but I think Everett Fenton is best.

Best,

Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood HIlls
(323) 899-2900
mcarrabba@kw.com
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Harvey & Nan…, , 53406
Mon Apr 6, 2009
We had Virtual Tour, and I loved it, but then Real Biz 360 came along and for 1/2 of the monthly cost we get great virtual tours...The program enhances the lower pixel photos so nice...makes you look like a professional tour taker. Real Biz is user friendly, once you get the hang of it...I love it and my clients love it.
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Lori Jeltema, Agent, Suffolk, VA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
I use Visual Tour. I tried real biz for a while but didn't find it 'user friendly'. There are a few agents in our office that love real biz and don't like the way VT works. If you can, ask an agent in your office if you can use their program to make a tour (like your own home). That way, you can run through the whole system and decide if you like it. I think a lot is personal preference so you want to actually use the program if you can and see what you like best. Ask an agent to tag along and watch how they take photos, etc.

Real biz is web based so it is convenient but I found it slow going when trying to show it to clients at their homes... VT is soft ware so you don't have the flexibility of being able to access from anywhere when developing a tour. Most tour companies will allow you to have a few different authorized users per account and you can definately negotiate during your decision making. I put on tour on hold for a minimal amount while trying out the other so I didn't have to cancel and restart again.
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Hugo Torres, Agent, Arcadia, CA
Sun Apr 5, 2009
VisualTour makes some very attractive on-line marketing pieces that can be up an running in minutes. Here's a sample of one of our agents: http://www.visualtour.com/applets/flashviewer2/viewer.asp?t=…

I'd highly recommend it.
Web Reference:  http://www.c21ab.net
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Arpad Racz, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sat Sep 13, 2014
tourfactory is a popular one
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Tammy Behnam, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Fri Sep 12, 2014
I also love tourfactory.com, it's easy to use, and delivers great visual results. They also will mail a report to you and your client to let them know how many views your listing has received, etc.

It's an easy to use tool and also reasonably priced.
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Thu Apr 17, 2014
I'm a big fan of TourFactory: http://tourfactory.com/
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steven_h_sie…, , West Bloomfield, MI
Wed Apr 16, 2014
If your interested in having a floor plan created on-site I recommend contacting Home Depot Measurement Services at http://www.homedepotmeasures.com Click on the real estate tab, there you can view samples, see the price chart, create a free account and order/schedule a floor plan. They are very reasonable, you can have a floor plan created for $99 for up to 3000 square feet measured. The best part is you receive your floor plan via email the next business day. It's a great marketing tool.
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Antonio Sanc…, Agent, Bronx, NY
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Hello,

There are many websites for virtual tours. I personally use Obio. They are a real estate service that provides high quality real estate pictures, individual property web-sties and virtual tours. Obio.com check them out.



Sincerely, 
Antonio Sanchez
Exit Realty Search
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
3928 E. Tremont Avenue
CELL: 347-320-0673
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Mon Nov 11, 2013
I'm a big fan of Tour Factory: http://tourfactory.com You can either have on of their photographers take the pictures or use your own pictures.
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Endre Barath, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Nov 10, 2013
P.s.: since this question was raised in 2009 I hope by now the property sold:) if not you know what to do!
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Endre Barath, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Nov 10, 2013
HappyHome there are quite a few Virtual Tour companies that can put a multimillion dollar home it the best light, I am a bit concerned if she needs advice about this? Is she a new agent? Does she understand that the internet is where the marketing must be? How savvy is she? These questions just concern me that a seller is willing to put his multimillion dollar home in the hands of someone who does not know about what I consider the most elementary part of internet marketing? Maybe she needs to partner up with a seasoned internet savvy Realtor...just thinking out loud.

Endre Barath,Jr.
Bershire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Beverly Hills, CA
homes@endrebarath.com
310.486.1002(m)
Web Reference:  http://www.endrebarath.com
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Phyllis McAr…, Agent, San mateo, CA
Fri Feb 15, 2013
OBEO is the best they even use drones~
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Derrick, Home Buyer,
Fri Feb 15, 2013
If you want the best custom made virtual tour for high-end listings, I would checkout VirtualMedia360.net. They're tours are probably some of the best in the world for quality.
Web Reference:  http://virtualmedia360.net
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