We now post each and every tour to REALTOR.com at no additional cost. IN ADDITION, we will also post all tours to homes.com, Trulia, oodle.com, vast.com, Backpage, Trovit, and Real Estate Digital. Plus, of course, we will post your tour to the FlexMLS system! The $25 charge for posting to REALTOR.com has gone away!
The impact on your wallet:
If you were previously paying to be Showcased, you could save $100's if not $1,000's.
If you were previously not Showcased and paying to have your tour posted on Realtor.com, you'll save $20 per tour.
Full posting to all these sites (outside of Realtor.com) use to only come with our Exposure Engine option, which was $30. We will still offer our Exposure Engine option, but we have lowered the cost to $20. The Exposure Engine now includes a YouTube video, an E-Brochure, and REPOSTING of your tour to the national sites every 4 weeks or so to the sites that auto-expire in that time-frame.
Please contact us if you have any questions on this. The bottom line, again, is that the high cost of getting tours on REALTOR.com has disappeared.
It’s all about exposure, and we have the engine to deliver! Add your tour to the following sites:
YouTube, Trulia, Homes.com, Homeseekers.com, Oodle, Vast, Hotpads, FrontDoor, Backpage, Reachoo, OLX, Geebo, Trovit, and more being added all the time!
Plus get a free E-Brochure ($10 value) included!
Important: We “renew” these postings every time they expire, which is every 2 – 4 weeks typically. Service expires after one year, but $20 keeps it going!
Be sure to ask for the Exposure Engine with each of your tours. It's packed with vauable benefits - EXPOSURE which you (and your sellers) can use!
We now offer professional voice-overs with your tours to REALLY separate your tours from all the others. Plus, we have TWO different professionals from which to choose! Just $199 gets your tour narrated by a voice that will really pull in your viewers. Plus, what a great selling tool with new customers! If you have a special property, or YOU want to be special all the time, call us about getting a professional voice-over for an upcoming tour, OR we can add it to an existing tour!
SPECIAL BONUS: We will INCLUDE at no extra charge our Exposure Engine options which include a custom Craigslist posting, YouTube video, and much more.
Want to hear what we offer?
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Call us today at 507-280-6400 to get started!
We successfully launched Fusion tours and agents have given it rave reviews. And it's much more than just a pretty tour, it's also loaded with Internet exposure through extensive syndication that has been set up. We'll talk more about that in upcoming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy another look at the "pretty":
Here's an example tour using our new SMT Fusion platform: http://example.semntours.com/ You'll notice we have two co-listing agents which can now both be shown. There are 4 panoramic scenes and dozens of still photos highlighting the property. We will add more "goodies" to the tour as we get closer to our August 13th launch. Enjoy!
When the new Fusion tour is up and running (August 13th) you'll be able to add two Facebook Apps onto your page. We can place these apps into the App Boxes (they're the ones like "Friends" and "Photos" and "Likes" that are already there.)
Map Widget - this will provide direct access to a map of all your virtual tours and people can zoom in to choose the properties they want tpo see tours of.
YouTube videos - Our new Fusion tour can create YouTube videos of your properties and you can have an App Box that links them directly to all your property videos (tours).
How great is all that?!
On August 13, 2012 we'll be launching our brand new Fusion virtual tour product line. Not only will you get a whole new tour player (the whole look and feel is different), but yo'll get dozens of features not previously available. One of the features we're anxious to provide you is your own "portal" or back-end admin area where you can personally make adjustments to your tours, such as changing the order of photos, putting in descriptions, names, etc, as well as marking listings as Price Reduced, Pending, Sold, etc. You can display as much information as you want about your listing!
We have a list of the top new features coming in August right here: http://www.semntours.com/top-new-tour-features-explained
This new product has been under intensive development for over a year now, and is being heavily field tested now. We are setting August 13th for our launch in Minnesota, quite frankly letting other dealers find all the little gremlins that are always found in a newly released product. When we release in August, you'll be able to post the tour to YouTube, Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, and more.
We're really excited about this release. Watch this blog for more information as we get closer to release date!
Top New Features in our SMT Fusion Virtual Tours:
Never has any system made pushing your virtual tour out to the world for mass distribution any easier. SMT Fusion’s powerful Exposure Engine uses all the data that is used to populate your virtual tour and SMT sends your listing out to all the most popular real estate portals such as Trulia, Zillow, FrontDoor, Oodle, Lycos, Local, Hot Pads, Vast, Properazzi, Dot Homes, Homes.com, HomeSeekers.com, Craigslist, YouTube, and more.
Tour 2 Go
No Internet connection? No problem! SMT’s new Tour 2 Go is show ready and runs on both PC and Mac computers. All Tour 2 Go virtual tours are fully interactive, capable of pointing to additional information online, and come in full screen HD!
Getting an email with a virtual tour on it is one thing, but getting a beautifully organized and well laid out E-Brochure is an experience all on its own. Anytime you use the send-to-friend feature in SMT Fusion, the system will ask you whether or not you would like to send a plain email with a link to the tour or the more robust E-Brochure.
Making killer flyers with third party software is a thing of the past with SMT Fusion’s Flyer Generator.
YouTube & more!
SMT Fusion does HD Video like no other. Once your virtual tour is finalized, we can turn your entire virtual tour production including, stills, panoramas, video clips, music, and scene-by-scene narrations into a single video file. We will then post your finished video file to our YouTube account and use the virtual tour description, title, and tags to populate the data. If you to need the video file for posting to another site, we can supply that. Or we can make a DVD or CD with the “video” on it. Now that’s cool!
Follow This Tour
Follow This Tour is used on the back end of all four Fusion lead generators. Anytime a tour viewer looks for more information they will have the opportunity to “Follow This Tour”. Once clicked, the system will ask the user to input basic contact information. The Fusion tour engine then sends updates as changes occur to the virtual tour such as Status Banner changes, price changes, and more. Follow This Tour WILL drive more traffic to your online tours than ever before. Now that’s social!
Creating virtual tours for multiple agents or teams has never been easier. Watch as our player elegantly fades in and out from one agent to the next, displaying each individuals contact information and photo.
Gallery of tours
Virtual tour galleries just got a whole lot fancier with Google Map enabled My Gallery. Each time we create a virtual tour for you your My Gallery page will auto populate the virtual tour info onto the page. These new galleries are also easy to forward to a custom URL and we can easily embed the page directly into your website.
SMT Fusion knows that what you’re looking for is the ability to update your tours at your convenience. With the new Client Portal you’re able to login to your personal tour module and make simple edits and changes to your profile and tours such as price changes, phone number changes, profile changes, banner changes and so on. You can rearrange photos, put in descriptions, and more! How great is that!
Tag It is a wonderful feature for getting your virtual tours more views from Google and our virtual tour site (www.semntours.com). Tagit allows us to tag your virtual tours with additional information about you, the tour type, location and other distinctive features that will help SMT properly categorize your virtual tour. These same tags are used to populate your video tour when pushed to YouTube.
Use many of our pre-loaded status banners to create an ‘air of excitement’ about your virtual tours. You are able to login to your Client Portal and mark tours as SOLD, PRICE REDUCED, SALE PENDING and more.
If you’ve been with us for a few years, then you’ve come to love our powerful weekly hit reporting system. SMT Fusion takes virtual tour traffic reporting to the next level by providing you with more data than ever before. We now feature a full break-down by day, month, quarter, and year. See the number of times your virtual tour has been emailed, downloaded, shared on social sites, viewed on a mobile phone, sent to friends, and now also the number of times various tools on the virtual tour are used; such as the Flyer or Printable Brochure. Ever wonder how many hits a virtual tour has received over time? Now you can simply login to your Client Portal and access a virtual tour’s entire history with the click of a mouse. Nice!
Image Delivery Engine
Our new Image Delivery Engine is now available! SMT Fusion can send you a link to download our full-size high resolution images for use on MLS, in your advertising, brochures, etc.
SMT Tour Map Widget
The SMT Map Widget is by far one of the best features found in the new SMT Fusion system. You can have your very own SMT Tour Map Widget embedded into any page of your website. All your tours will be displayed on this map! Users can come to your website and search your SMT Tour Map Widget based on location, tour type (tags), price and any other criteria that you’ve put into your virtual tour.
Tour QR Codes
Southeast Minnesota Technology can easily create a QR code for your tour. Want a printable version? We can create a QR code of any size – just let us know the dimensions! Now that’s another great new feature!
SMT Fusion kicks Internet search ranking up a notch by giving you the best tools ever! We can modify underlying virtual tour META Data for you. The success of your tour depends on viewership, and Spider Links can help you achieve maximum exposure.
SMT Fusion Tour Portal
Our website (www.semntours.com) utilizes the SMT Tour Map Widget and displays all virtual tours in a searchable format. Our viewers can browse through hundreds of tours, including, most importantly, of course, yours! The SMT Fusion Tour Portal has been designed to rank very well in the search engines and will provide you even more exposure for your interactive virtual tours.
We are extremely excited about our new Fusion Virtual Tour product we'll be rolling out in August 2012. This full-featured tour will add many exciting new features, which we will be highlighting over the next few weeks, so look for that on our blog. Thanks!