Instant Home Tours
A car with mom and dad and their teenagers is cruising a neighborhood where they’d like to buy a new home. They cruise up to one of your listings. They like the look of the home, but your sign says, “By appointment only.”
To a buyer looking at an ordinary real estate sign,
“By Appointment Only” is a NO.
Why not provide an instant and classy YES with an Instant Home Tour of the home the buyer is already parked in front of?
A teenager points his smart phone or tablet at your sign and snaps the QR symbol (using a free app) and says, “Hey pop! The sign has a QR on it.” Dad doesn’t use computers so he says, “What’s a QR?” The QR takes any smart phone or tablet straight to your web page that includes
The teenager hands the phone with the first movie playing to the parents.
Bingo! Instant Home Tours!
Send the webpage URL or the QR graphic to any friend or family member anywhere in the world and they can tour the home too.
Instant Home Tours now provides a way for potential buyers and their children, relatives and friends to do a quality walk-through of a home from anywhere without any risk to the seller’s health while the nationwide pandemic continues.
Your phone number is on your sign and on your web page too. Maybe dad and mom play the rest of your movies as they drive away. The next thing they’ll do is call you to set up an appointment. If they don’t, you’re saved the time, mileage and expense of showing them a home they won’t like.
Our total fee is the square footage x .06 which includes natural-looking still photos (if requested) plus:
5,000 square foot home x .06 = $300
We get paid in advance because we deliver your project to the Internet the moment it has been completed. The instant you receive our email you can start using the home’s website.
The Other Guys
Ever heard stories of a buyer who became alarmed when the actual home they were walking through looked so vastly different than the warped fish-eye-lens photos they saw on the Internet? We have.
Our Instant Home Tour movies give the feeling of being there. Because the camera moves, the movies have a 3-D quality. That plus the expert narrations pointing out features the average home shopper is not even aware of makes a First Class presentation of the home.
Distorted fish-eye photos
with tiny captions alone
(no motion, no narrations)
Putting the distorted photos into a slide show and calling this a “virtual tour” doesn’t even come close to what we do.
Take the above photo, for example. The left wall appears to be leaning to the right. The right wall appears to be leaning to the left. The foundation appears “dished,” with the left side flush with the ground and the right side poked up out of the ground. This is NOT how this house looks in person.
For an even more astonishing example, here’s a kitchen image that was “Fotoshopped” Up Beyond All Recognition (FUBAR). Have YOU ever seen a kitchen that looked like this? I haven’t. After seeing this online photo, can you even imagine the reactions of the alarmed home buyers who walk into the real-life, naturally-lit, un-Photoshopped room? Perhaps they’d say, “What the bleep is this? This isn’t the same kitchen I saw online! What’s going on here?”
The Dreaded Circle Of Dots
Ever frown when you see a circle of dots instead of the movie you wanted to watch? How about absurd advertisements you are forced to view before your movie starts? Inappropriate movie offerings after the movie you wanted finishes?
Not with us.
You never see bizarre and inappropriate ads. You will rarely see a circle of dots. That’s because we prepare the movies we produce to be (what we call) Fast Start Smooth Play. See for yourself by watching our sample movies.
The Sample Movies
In the movie Beam Down My Furniture, at the start is one of our photos of a room. Next comes a fisheye photo (from the MLS) as the furniture “beams in.” Notice how the image goes from straight and true (us) to bent and distorted (the lazy, fish-eye photographer) as the furniture “beams” into the room with Star Trek sound effects.
The Love Of Light is an art movie, not a sales movie. We made it as a gift for the home builder that celebrates the light and lighting in the home he built. We produced a complete, sales-oriented website too, where each portion of the house had it’s own web page link and movie. The Love Of Light shows off our artistic side because it features our camera work, our video editing, and a custom musical piece composed, played and recorded by Sherman.