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Tourbuzz Service Update: Group Admin is here!

Group Admin

We have added the ability to arrange your customers into *groups* and designate group admins. Group admins are just regular customers that can also see the tours belonging to other customers in the group. This is a great way to allow "office assistants" to be able to manage all the tours for an office.…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on September 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Professional Real Estate Photography Sells Homes 32% Faster

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3167123

According to VHT Studios' first-of-its-kind analysis, Chicago-area homes that were professionally photographed sold 32% faster, spending an average of 89 Days on Market (DOM) – compared to 123 DOM for other homes. According to the analysis, Realtors® who utilized professional real estate photography cut average DOM by nearly five full weeks. VHT Studios analyzed homes in every price range,…

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Added by Paul Rodman on September 3, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Shooting a 8,800 SF Mansion

Hello everyone.

I finally got a big home to shoot and spent hours getting my gear ready, batteries charged and picking out the right lens to shoot this home. I also added Aerial photography which was awesome.

Planned out for 4 hours shooting time. Boy was I wrong. I had to shoot Aerial, Interior then run outside to capture my twilights shots.

Only advice I can offer, is double your battery power supply and take off the whole day so you can really take the…

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Added by Matthew Stallone on September 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

TourBuzz users can try WonderFox Video Converter

In honor of back-to-school season, WonderFox is offering a free license code to try WonderFox Video Converter Factory Pro until September 15.  To try get the offer, visit their promotion website: http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/promotion.html 

WonderFox Video Converter Factory Pro is an all-in-one, fast, reliable and easy-to-use video conversion software. 100 + formats are supported. You can…

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Added by Paul Rodman on August 28, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

How Professional Photography saved Air BnB

http://firstround.com/article/How-design-thinking-transformed-Airbnb-from-failing-startup-to-billion-dollar-business

This is a really good story. Maybe useful in your sales spiel.

 

Added by Paul Rodman on August 8, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Tourbuzz Service Update: Order Form improvements, Print Quality improvements, Create-a-Tour improvements, Billing improvements, Mobile improvements, and more!

We have made a ton of improvements over the last quarter, and they are all summarized here for your convenience!

Order Form Improvements

  • The built-in Order Form now allows the creation of custom fields.
  • The built-in scheduling feature of the built-in order form can be disabled (and custom fields used instead, or nothing at all).…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on July 31, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Photographer in Focus: Interior Profiles

At TourBuzz, we believe that results matter, so we recently asked our high-volume users to share their success stories with us. We received some great responses, and we are happy to share them with you in this series called Photographer in…

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Added by Paul Rodman on July 8, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Lightroom 5 Catalog

Added by Alan Melling on June 3, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Photographer in Focus: Grape Imaging

At TourBuzz, we believe that results matter, so we recently asked our high-volume users to share their success stories with us. We received some great responses, and we are happy to share them with you in this series called Photographer in Focus.



GRAPE IMAGING

Carol Grape shared a story that highlights the power of great photography. …

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Added by Paul Rodman on May 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

TourBuzz Service Update: custom favicon support; faster site, various bug fixes

  • Added custom favicon support
    • The tourbuzz.net favicon no longer shows on non-tourbuzz.net domains
    • For the main domain linked to your account, your website's favicon will be used if available
    • For domains linked to your customers, the customer's website's favicon will be used if available
  • Added address support for Belize
  • The exact reason for YouTube failures should now be displayed on the client panel and admin-area "Export Tour as…
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Added by TourBuzz Support on April 30, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

TourBuzz Service Update: Vastly Improved Quality for Video Slideshow Effect

Improved Video Slideshow Quality

We know that our customers obsess over every detail during editing and expect the full quality and sharpness of their images to shine through during their presentation in TourBuzz. 

It's taken a lot of research and even more work to implement, but we have finally made the video slideshow effect work at a quality level that exceeds even our own expectations.

Your images now look sharp and crisp with minimal flickering…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on April 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Golfer vs DJI Phantom drone. Guess who wins?

For those of you that may have grown frustrated with using drones, I think I may have the perfect video for you.

Pro Golfer Keegan Bradley grows tired of the constant buzzing overhead and turns his ire skyward...

Added by Alan Melling on April 28, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

TourBuzz Service Update: Improved Pano Quality on Desktop and Mobile, and other fixes

Improved Panorama Quality

We are pleased to announce that we've just released a major upgrade of our panorama infrastructure with the following benefits:

  • Mobile panos (especially iPad) are much higher quality
  • Spherical panos on desktop and mobile are now presented in a cubic viewer which has fewer "wavy lines" and improved quality.

There's even better news -- we have upgraded all of the existing panos in our entire system to use the…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on April 17, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

RoomScan iApp for Floor Plans

Here is a new app for creating floor plans. I tried it and it works pretty well. It is easy to try at least.

Getting Floor Plans into every tour will be a big advantage if you can do it easily.

Here is a good review:

http://architizer.com/blog/roomscan-app/

Here is the link to free app:…

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Added by Paul Rodman on March 26, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

TourBuzz Service Update: New login-based Client Panel now available

After years of collecting customer feedback, months of work, and a lot of testing, we are please to share with everyone our new login-based client panel.

Client Panel History

When TourBuzz first started, the client panel didn't do much; it was just a place to download images and get links to the tour. As TourBuzz evolved, the client panel had many additions that included the ability to edit the tour, request a YouTube video, and more. The link also started…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on March 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Photographer in Focus: Snapshot America

The work of TourBuzz user, Ethan Tweedie, was featured on HawaiiLife.com describing the value and importance of professional photography in marketing real estate. That article got us thinking--how many other stories like this exist in the TourBuzz community?



We asked our…

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Added by Paul Rodman on March 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Drones take flight after last week's ruling against FAA. Thoughts?

Recently, remotely operated aerial vehicles have made showcasing a property from a better vantage point possible, but legal issues have many photographers stalled at lift-off.



Friday saw a landmark ruling by a federal NTSB Administrative Law Judge about the use of these vehicles. The ruling opens the door for commercial UAV/drones to be used in all sorts of commercial endeavors (beer delivery, anyone?), but easily one of the technology's best uses is aerial real estate…
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Added by Alan Melling on March 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

TourBuzz Service Update: Walk Score® integration, password-protected tours, and more!

We have rolled out a number of new features over the last few months and wanted to make sure everyone was aware of them!

Password-protected Tours

We now offer an option to make a tour password-protected. This is ideal for pocket listings or other situations where you don't want the tour to be publicly accessible for some reason.

You can toggle this feature from the tour editing page.

Custom Email Template for Shoot Date/Time…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on March 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tourbuzz Service Update: Announcing Turnkey Professional Voice Narration for $15 per tour

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Voiceover Toolbox which integrates their professional voice-over narration service with the TourBuzz real estate virtual tour platform.

Nearly every home listed for sale is viewed online before being viewed in-person, and narrated tours allow agents to ensure that potential buyers hear about major selling points of a listing, such as being located near a park or in a great school district that can otherwise be overlooked…

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Added by TourBuzz Support on January 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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