January 2012 Blog Posts (6)

January Tactical Video Contest! Win 5 Credits!

We are kicking off "tactical" video with a contest.  Best use of Tactical Video in a Real Estate Tour. 

Contest closes January 31st.  Post your links below. Best feedback from your peers wins the prize.

Please vote for your favorites be replying to their post.

Be creative!


Added by Paul Rodman on January 20, 2012 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

Marketing Your Real Estate Photography Business

Of all the hair-brained things I’ve ever done with my business, this was one of them. Yes - there have been many, but this one stands out in my mind as one of the biggest wastes of money. The problem is that it seemed like such a good idea!! I won’t say it accomplished NOTHING, but it was close to nothing. I fell prey to the lights and the dazzle and all the not-so-subtle promises of success that are targeted directly at my kind - small business owners.  It wasn’t the first time I’d tried to…


Added by TourBuzz Fellow on January 18, 2012 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

TourBuzz Service Update: Tactical Video Clips Release!

You can now add tactical video clips to your TourBuzz Tours. We will be supporting full length video in the coming weeks.

Tactical video is meant to enhance your tours with minimal extra work. Examples include Agent introductions, fire in the fireplace, water features like lakes, pool, fountains, streams, front door opening, etc.

Tactical video is treated the same as a still or panoramic…


Added by TourBuzz Support on January 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment


Every once in a while, a photographer ask about TourBuzz syndication. Syndication has become a huge industry mess.  Here is the short story and what it now means to you:

5 years ago we had a grand plan to help market individual property by creating a web page and syndicating the information to Zillow, Trulia, etc.plus several more features. Neybor was born.  We have many grand plans but at the time syndication was the killer feature.…


Added by Paul Rodman on January 11, 2012 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Why I use Tourbuzz

During the time I’ve been in real estate photography and virtual tours I’ve had the chance to use, observe and market various virtual tour platforms.  Often times I’m viewing the competition’s platform from the outside while scratching my head about how they did this or that, or why they seem to be so popular.  While I cannot claim to be an expert in any of the other platforms available, I can say why I have gone with Tourbuzz and why…

Added by TourBuzz Fellow on January 10, 2012 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

Tourbuzz Service Update: Automated YouTube Publishing of Video Export ready! Bonus "Customer Client Panel" included.

A few weeks ago we launched our Export-to-Video feature which makes it trivial to publish a video-format version of the tour. However, the #1 use case for a video export was YouTube publishing, so the new feature still required a few minutes of work to get the video to your customer's YouTube account.

Automated YouTube Publishing

We're pleased to announce today that we've completed our automated YouTube integration. Your customers can now link their YouTube…


Added by TourBuzz Support on January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

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