Author: Andrew Hughes

Update your Tourbuzz Agent Profile for the New Year

With the start of a New Year comes changes, which may mean you need to update your Agent Profile on Tourbuzz (and elsewhere)! Tourbuzz makes it easy to update the following via your Client Panel: Personal Information: phone / email / web address / secondary phone Profile Photo Broker or Company Name / Address Broker or Company Logo Assistant Email Addresses (to receive notification when New Tours & Photos are available)   New Profile fields have also been made available: Secondary phone number Agent license number Agent certifications or designations Disclaimer (appears on all of your branded tours)   To...

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What to do with sOLD Virtual Tour Websites?

It has been a fast-paced Year for the local Real Estate market that I serve in the greater South Bend & Michiana area, with many homes that I have photographed selling within days of hitting the market, with multiple offers and prices coming in close or above asking prices — WOW! Many of these homes were presented to the market with Tourbuzz Virtual Tour Websites that I provide… but, now that the homes have SOLD, what do you do with the sOLD Tours? Section 4 of my Tourbuzz Help Guide walks you through the 3 possibilities… The most important consideration here though is, De-Activating...

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BYO Floor Plans

Research* shows that: 53% of people are more likely to spend time looking at a listing if a Floor Plan is provided.  Floor Plans allow buyers to “see themselves” in a home for sale.   BYO Floor Plans If you are listing a home or condo for sale and you have access to the floor plans — either via the developers’ marketing materials or where the owner has the building blueprints (like in the example below) — get me an electronic copy of the plans and I can turn your Virtual Tour Website into an Interactive Photo & Floorplan Virtual Tour...

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Never Write a Check again! Better ways to pay in 2017…

If writing checks, labelling envelopes, paying for postage and reconciling your check-book is an on-going burden in your life, stop doing it! There is a better way to pay your real estate photographer in 2017 😉 If you use online banking, most banks and credit unions provide a couple of ways to send payments via internet banking, and chances are they are FREE to use. Using Wells Fargo Bank as an example, here are 2 different ways to send payments online: 1. Bill Pay While Bill Pay is primarily used to pay utility bills electronically, you can add a Payee...

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Inspired Design | A Fun Vacation Rental Home in Sawyer, MI

The inspired & talented owner, of this formerly dilapidated home in Sawyer Michigan, has transformed every detail of this house, to create a Chic Urban Cabin, nicknamed “Betty May.” Located by Warren Dunes State Park, Betty May is perfect for a Lake Michigan getaway. The owner, an Interior Designer, set-about this environmentally-conscious renewal project by reclaiming existing building & natural materials on-site to incorporate into the new design — for example: the plumbing-pipe light fixture in the kitchen; and the logs that create the upper-portion of the wood-burning fireplace. Simple touches, like the cross-country skis that act as towel holders by...

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Inspired Homes | Walk-thru Shower to Hot-Tub

Inspired by Japanese architecture, this magnificent home in Sawyer Michigan, is situated in total privacy. There is so much to like about this home, but my favorite feature was the Master Shower, which featured a door that opened to the exterior of the home, just a few feet away from the outdoor hot-tub. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Imagine finishing your hot-tub under a star-filled SW Michigan sky and then walking straight into your Master Shower, then to bed… brilliant! Experience the whole home via the Real Estate Photography, Floor Plans & Interactive Virtual Tour Website here: TourHo.me/613916 Enjoy… Cheers!...

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Dropbox Photo Delivery made Easy!

I deliver my Real Estate Photography files to my clients via two means: Tourbuzz’s Download Center (for client’s who I provide a Virtual Tour Website to present their Listings online) Dropbox (for client’s who just want the photo files) I chose Dropbox as a delivery tool years ago because it was, and has continued to become, a mainstream way of sharing files of all types across the internet, and so many people already use it. Plus, it’s FREE! Using Dropbox the Easy Way There are a couple of ways to use Dropbox, here is my recommendation based on the...

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New Website with New Features for my Clients

After 6 productive years, SouthBendRealtyPhoto.com has a new website! The new website, built on a Custom Themed WordPress structure, will enable me to better showcase the content I produce and show my clients how they can benefit from, and implement my service offerings into the way they present their Listings to the Market and themselves as Real Estate Agents. A Marketing Platform for South Bend Realty Photo The site continues to  serve as my marketing platform to present my service offerings: Real Estate Photography, Floor Plans, Virtual Tour Websites, Custom Print Fliers, Services for Homeowners looking to Sell, and...

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New Virtual Tour Website Links @ TourHo.me

Over the next week or so, I am rolling-out several changes that will i hope enhance the way my Clients present themselves and their Listings through the Virtual Tour Websites I provide + provide a more systematic Help Guide to help my Clients get the most out of their Virtual Tour Websites. Keep an eye on my new News feed to see 3 announcement posts, the first of which concerns: NEW Virtual Tour Website Links I have acquired a “short URL” to host all of the Virtual Tour Websites… introducing: www.TourHo.me Before, your branded Tours were available at a looong...

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