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100% Matterport Income? tocha 5 18 hoursJonJ (874): @SailAway, Unfortunately, I do not have a silver bullet for going from part-time to full-time income. I can share with you what I did and what worked, but every market is different and people connect in different ways. That being said, if I had to start my business all over again, I would would look for the top producing agents and large teams and market to them directly. I would call, email, visit them in person, do whatever I had to do to...
MyGearVault - Inventory your gear - Free VTLV 3 6 daysVTLV (424): @DanSmigrod - Fro is an interesting Character to follow in photo! Check out his music video for some more entertaining energy. lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JiNc8IbKy8 If you ever end up in Philly, I suggest inquiring about doing an interview about 360's on his Podcast called Raw Talk and get a plug for your forum. Many of his followers on YouTube are scattered from Weddings, models, concerts to animals and moving vehicles. I'd like...
Upgrade or not? What would you do? tocha 11 7 daysQueen_City_3D (1096): We've also ordered the new camera and plan to keep our existing as a back up and to scan 2 different properties at same time if required by hiring some help. Ideally we want to use the PRO2 as much as possible to give clients the better imagery when we're able, but in a pinch we still think the PRO1 will be okay. @tocha If you plan to continue down this path I'd say order the PRO2, and as you aren't currently doing enough to warrant having to...
Contacted by other company for scans 3SixtyNow 11 12 daysExpertise (103): We own a busy RE photo company. We have subcontracted out Matterport to a local guy for the past few months. We received a 20% discount, which was OK, but not great IMO. I think he was being a little greedy and shortsighted. I really wanted 30% or 35%. So... We have a new Matterport camera on order now. If he had given me 35% off we probably would have continued subcontracting.
3 Free Property Websites with PhotoUp DevonHiggins 1 20 daysDevonHiggins (76): Promoted Post --- PhotoUp is thrilled to announce our newest partnership with Rela, an innovative property website company. PhotoUp members will receive the below benefits: - 3 free property websites to get you started risk free! - Matterport compatibility on all Rela websites - 1 click transfer into Rela property websites from PhotoUp account - Discounted pricing on Rela property websites ($10 per website) - Ability to purchase Rela...
MSP Business Closing Considerations TruView 10 21 daysTruView (25): That's great advice. Thanks for sharing.
Death by Smart Phone? Are MP days numbered? LetMe3D 7 2 monthscraigsauer (922): If I was doing long term (5-10 years out) business strategy for Matterport (and I used be a professional long term business strategist!) I would think that the future would hold a good possibility if they use their existing strengths to prepare to be a leader in the coming robot camera drone boom. Matterport has already got a lot of relevant technology for this future under its belt already, so as long as it keeps watching and developing, they...
Contract Documents and Release Forms BobbyG 1 2 monthsBobbyG (28): When sending out contract release forms to a real estate agent, who is responsible to sing a release? The agent or the home owner? Thanks Bobby
Getting more out of your Mattertags Alticon 6 3 monthsRPOceanic (103): Very elegant solution.
Realtor.com Listings add Matterport Spaces Gransky 14 3 monthsEricThomas (112): If you read the entire article it appears Zillow is hinting at their own 3D product they are developing....
Matterport sign deal with airbnb 3dshowcaseuk 16 3 monthsRichierichks (160): Damn, I got Rick Rolled!
I feel they are missing the boat LetMe3D 5 4 monthsVTLV (424): @Invelop LOL. I can't stop laughing. Thank you, I needed that tonight.
How to start a Matterport Business? fragache 5 4 monthsfragache (13): thanks, I would follow your advice.Regards,
Matterport in the UK - 2017 GarethB 14 4 monthsGarethB (19): Well said! :-)
Zillow is a Big Fat Troll Blocking Success Metroplex360 9 5 monthsVTLV (424): Like @Rootsyloops, I gave it a shot - joined the Zillow Preferred Photographer training, quickly got unimpressed over the quality. Chatted with Zillow about the quality of the product and changed my direction into another agent service offering over a quality offering. I've added the Zillow Walk Through service as an add on or sometimes a package to help agents get bumped up viewer standings by getting their listing clicked on with a video. I...
Important: Offer Payment Plans Metroplex360 30 5 monthsDSPhoto (100): @jfantin "The most important thing to consider is that you never have to start with a lower price with the intention of increasing the price in the future. It works in the opposite direction." That, right there, is the truest of truths! Except for when I go to the grocery store.
Compare 5 3D Systems: Hosting/Processing DanSmigrod 13 5 monthsmcatino (118): @Metroplex360 thanks for the feedback, greatly appreciated. Would be interested in your retouch process and I think I am sold on MP. I agree that it is not photography and therefore we can't stop those with $$$ that get into this as a business. I have desided to use Insidemaps as a low cost solution for realtors on the cheap and will mark up $$ MP service just because there is a huge difference between them. The fact that it uses a iPhone is...
For Sale By OWNER Approach Increase sales GeorgeK 1 6 monthsGeorgeK (553): I am always looking for ways to promote the use of Matterport and Real Estate Sales. Really my focus is Real Estate First but Matterport can help, or so I think. Here is a little video I did. Maybe it will give you and Idea or @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHcPJ6jD0Co
Sharing My Matterport Presentation Deck and timbaland 2 7 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): @timbaland The We Get Around Network curates 3rd party solutions to help Matterport Pros succeed faster. Here are three examples of services that you might consider bundling for the large property management company. Happy holidays, Dan
Vacation Rentals? photosbyhopsing 9 7 monthsCartoBlue (43): AirBnB is testing Matterport in the Sonoma Select market and may be bringing it to other test markets soon. There is a Vacation Rental site coming soon that supports Matterport tours I found, called Vacation.Vision - Looks promising for us to sell as an add-on product for individual rental owners looking to promote their property with Matterport tours.
Matterport Webminar Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016 grmngrl 7 7 monthsgrmngrl (445): I was asked to provide a MP Webinar survey feedback: I know if wont make a difference and I wasted 15 more minutes of my life!:( My feedback: The referral program is a joke. I never gotten even one referral, neither did other MSP’s. Do you really think anybody believes that you provide referrals and we wouldn't get back to them? Really? Vertical markets is another joke! Why would a company limit them self's? It would be like me as a...
realtor.com endorsing Matterport? CathieRasch 3 7 monthsJohnBecker (385): Maybe they'll make the virtual tour button a little more conspicuous.
Pricing for mass project alsangio 7 7 monthsScanMan (247): @DanSmigrod I should clarify that I meant it was a similar proposition and not the same as client as @alsangio
Is This A Phishing Scam? BrianM 12 7 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): ---- FYI ... I did not reply. I received this follow-up email: -------- Original Message -------- Subject: RE: Matterport Tour request From: <martin@msreo.com> Date: Tue, November 15, 2016 2:55 am To: [my email address redacted] Hi Dan, We just got a very large order in Georgia, so I would love to chat with you, if you have a moment to spare. Our rates are somewhat negotiable based on clients, so let me know when you are...
Inman report on Realtor.com 3D integration EricThomas 1 8 monthsEricThomas (112): Posted today [Thursday, 10 November 2016] in the daily Inman report: Realtor.com’s 3-D integration Realtor.com, on the other hand, is reportedly gearing up to integrate 3-D tours into its site. It currently only lets agents add links to 3-D tours on listings. But Matterport, a leading 3-D provider, is working with realtor.com’s product team on how to increase their accessibility, Matterport CEO Bill Brown said. Agents say 3-D tours...
Service contract & Lic. agreement. 3DOgraphy 4 8 months3DOgraphy (7): Thank you!
Cold calling and knocking on doors cire385 9 8 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): I just did a Skype chat with a new Member of the We Get Around Referral Network. The Member starting a Matterport Service Provider business and is cold calling real estate agents. He likes people. He likes the process of cold calling. What advice would you have given him? (Either about cold calling or a different marketing strategy?) Thanks, Dan
Don't Use the Word Matterport in Marketing ChrisH 7 8 monthsMarcel (271): I dont really agree with hiding the Matterport name. I've had a MP for a long time +- 2.5 yrs. Initially I made the mistake of trying to hide the name Matterport. It didnt take off as customers were confused with all the choices. The market has been saturated for decades with '3D Tours' and '360 Tours' products. It was not until we started including the name Matterport that business started to boom. REA (one of the worlds largest listing...
Advertising? srennick 6 8 monthsjustinv (532): What social media platforms are you wanting to advertise on? I am trying to find time to do a Facebook ad to see what results I can get. I also have another idea. Go online and see who is paying for advertisements and send them an email directly to give me a second way of getting in front of them.
Managing clients expectations ScanMan 17 8 monthsProperty3dNZ (373): @ScanMan You can't please everyone. I previously was a real estate photographer and I try to use this to my advantage by saying that I choose to start shooting with MP rather than doing real estate photography for a number of reasons.... first off MP is incredible technology that opens the market place up to a much wider audience, secondly because I disliked deceiving people by shooting with wide lenses which set un achievable expectations for...
Help in pricing a 5 star Hotel Wyzlo 6 8 monthsWyzlo (97): So after we have the minimum $150 per model is ok $1 for square meter? after de 150 mts2? thanks guys
Connecting the dots - home improvement hanske 4 8 monthsJamie (1525): Depends. Are you wanting people to walk through an existing home to think about ideas of improving it? Or using a virtual model as a renovation tool for visualization of a final product?
Matterport Vs. Google Radie842 2 9 monthsjfantin (916): MP and GSV are two different animals that happen to use similar concepts. In my opinion they complement each other but are not direct competitors because the value proposion is different. Quality is different and the navigation experience is superior with MP. The dollhouse is a killer feature for some customers (although not to everybody). While with Google StreetView you get more exposure because any time a user searchs for a business or a...
Word Tracks htimsabbub23 2 9 monthsDouglasMeyers (172): In sort, I first design a flyer that I will send either before of after (once I get all of their cards and they are always on the counter when you walk in). You will pretty much only ever meet the receptionist, get her name and the name of the Broker in charge. Ask when they do sales meetings and if you can talk to someone that can say yes. Leave the same flyer you designed and will send in an e-mail either before or after. Take your i pad in...
Customers option to pay for own hosting ? ScanMan 6 9 monthsScanMan (247): Indeed I hope Matterport can also see benefits. Its a win win for everyone. My main concern right now is that I can't offer my high paying exclusive long term clients the guarantee that their scans will live on beyond my involvement with the company. I'd really like to be able to offer my customers the piece of mind that they can take control over the hosting if I'm not in a position to manage it for what ever reason wether that's me moving on...
Still Doing Consumer Vids 2 Share Matterport GeorgeK 1 9 monthsGeorgeK (553): I try and knock out at least one short video a week that incorporates Matterport as one of my marketing tools. This week it is about 42 seconds long. Down from my normal minute. https://youtu.be/7VMYLXV2aqM
Increasing Public Demand in Real Estate GeorgeK 3 9 monthsHasteninc (1): Surely, attractive images do good for sales, maybe your friend will also change his mind in some time. We also propose you to try our virtual staging service, which helps to impress buyers and sell faster. Hasten is leading company in NYC, among our partners are Compass, Douglas Elliman, and Corcoran. We would be glad to cooperate with you as well. You can find more info and examples of our work here: www.hasten.me
Billing Plan Change BabluN 5 9 monthsBabluN (49): I'm not sure what's going on, I've got a mail stating that my plan has changed by Matterport, but when I try to verify that on the website by clicking on change, it tells me that I'm not allowed to upgrade. I still haven't heard from Matterport support, I will post an update once I hear from them.
Matterport marketing questionable 3Dwalkmethru 23 9 monthsDSPhoto (100): The last thing I would want to do is a sell a camera to someone I could have as a client. The guy living across the street from me has 135 Remax agents. Why would I try to sell him a camera when I could do the work for him? If I had only found out what he did a year earlier... If you are worried about your clients buying the camera then you have 2 problems; The wrong clients and the wrong approach to selling your services. I come from an...
WP3D Models Shout-Out htimsabbub23 11 9 monthshtimsabbub23 (430): @persin, Thanks, The single page property site's look stunning because of the WP3D software behind it. As for the images, you are 100% correct they are HDR. I find that for Real Estate that they work best because of the detail you can get without having window blowout. Don't get me wrong this can be achieved in many other ways, but for me, having multiple photographers shooting, it seems this is most consistent. Post processing Is a long...
Success story w/MP other than real estate? oliverhuen 6 9 monthsDSPhoto (100): I agree with it being a cost of doing business but definitely feel, like images and videos, the licensing is in addition to the production. Licensing is based on how many people will view the work and should be priced accordingly while hosting is merely covering a cost. Actually, both should be charged or at-least hosting mentioned as a part of production. By not listing a yearly hosting fee your are selling yourself short. If the client...
Example of Matterport specific Proposal Cabrahams 2 9 monthsDSPhoto (100): I don't have a proposal to offer you but part of my consideration for using Matterport is how to license the work. If you are creating content to be used in marketing you have to license the use of the work for a specific amount of time. If not you will eventually pay for the hosting of your clients scan out of your own pocket. As for what that licensing fee should be? Good question.
Using video and Matterport for listings GeorgeK 4 9 monthsGeorgeK (553): @proertyguyclt Our team did this video we do all our own stuff in house.
Matterport Promo Videos Acomeau15 8 10 monthsAcomeau15 (52): @franmts Agreed, Thanks for the feedback! @alx3D This is awesome, very cool concept and love how the model plays on the iPad, i'm more of a sales guy but content creation is always fun and I think it really plays a part in getting the technology adopted and understood. Check out this short one I made today.. Kinda a cool perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc2_trs0tCo
New Matterport Camera? Upgrade old Camera? bonduell 13 10 monthsMetroplex360 (4999): @360Verbeelding 6 times 640 = 3840 maximum pixels if no overlap... this must mean that the Matterport Camera is already upscaling photos if our cube sizes are 1024 x 4 = 4096.
Measuring with the MP or rely on Agent? alsangio 10 10 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): Please see this We Get Around 3D2VR Forum thread post: Free! MP2SQFT.com Tool Calculates Square Feet and Meters Best, Dan
Viability/ risks DMR 8 10 monthsJC3DCX (730): From South Africa, 1 It will happen, but wont be free, and MP will ensure that they stay relevant. Look at MicroSoft... all these years and still around. 2 Yes, I am concerned but nothing I can do about it, so accept it. The USD - ZAR is biting me quite hard, and every time our president opens his mouth the ZAR takes another dip... ouch! 3 Can do outside scans under certain conditions and 360 scans introduced and working good 4 use WP3D...
Promoting Matterport with Video to Public GeorgeK 11 10 monthsGeorgeK (553): ODDLY this was one of my best preforming videos. This is part of "NOT" a Complete Story. This was a remarket piece, most everyone that saw it was directed to and had already seen another group of videos. I posted this on Instagram and it was one of my most liked videos. Go Figure! And your right Steven, I am going to travel to the tune of the Drummer that got me where I am, and I do not come without some serious REALTOR street...
If Matterport Released a newer camera... Metroplex360 14 11 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): @Metroplex360 I haven't had time to study LinkedIn for EXISTING employment titles. I imagine that Matterport already has a team in place for next generation Cameras. There's a ton that can be learned from both job openings and LinkedIn profiles. Best, Dan
Promotional Video4 Matterport have you done1 GeorgeK 2 11 monthsGeorgeK (553): Just to make this easy for others. They can see the similarity https://youtu.be/DH0Zjif8kx4 in the video that has me in different location on the screen, a different sunset and just a slightly different message. This allowed for easy in production I have both a "community specific" and a larger community video.
Copyright free Images and scans for a noob? cire385 6 11 monthscire385 (61): Thanks that will help a lot!
Advice Requested for My Unique Situation BayAreaAdam 11 11 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): @BayAreaAdam WP3D Models is a powerful content management system and single property website generator. In this 20 Questions Live with WP3D Models Developer Ross Peterson ( @rpetersn ), we discuss three reason that this WordPress Plugin is an essential marketing tool. If you use the MUG Forum search box - powered by Google - you will find a ton more examples. Here's a Single Property Website powered by WP3D Models for one of...
Matterport account for clients cswartz 7 11 monthscswartz (55): Thanks to all! Very helpful input!
Business Plan Help alsangio 5 11 monthsDanSmigrod (10966): @alsangio In this Matterport User Group Forum post ... Three Ways to Get Started With Matterport ... I discuss getting clients first (before you buy). You might see if you can line-up clients BEFORE you buy a Matterport Camera and related gear and accessories. Matterport Essential Shopping List: 20-Items For potential camera buyers - where there are other Matterport Pros - I recommend engaging a Pro and shadow while they scan, plus post...
Hosting/placement of 3D tours for clients Chadcloses 8 1 yearrpetersn (1279): Hi all...thought I'd chime in here. Using WP3D Models you can easily embed your tours into your own pages (using WordPress) and then add a free Google Analytics (GA) plugin to get very granular in how you track traffic & usage of each Model you enter. In version 2.1 of WP3D, we added a number of behind-the-scenes event tracking codes to help differentiate between which of your "views" are getting the most traffic. These...
Response when-whats the name of that camera? EricThomas 10 1 yearLowell (25): A company could also buy their own dslr for photographs instead of hiring a photographer. When they want quality they'll hire a professional.
Anyone design a brochure? Davejonesrealty 14 1 yearBayAreaAdam (70): I found this on the Matterport website... clickable text
Matterport Business Development: 3 Ideas DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (10966): While chatting with a new Matterport Service Provider this week, he asked me how best to develop business. Here are the top three for We Get Around in Atlanta: 1. trusted introductions 2. referrals from clients 3. speak to groups Plus, @craigsauer shared this idea last week in the MUG Forum: Marketing idea that's working for me How about you? What are your top three ways? And, the great news is that we are all different...
Need help getting started! 3SixtyNow 11 1 yearDanSmigrod (10966): @DustinRobinson like @3DscannUK says ... Seek business first. Outsource any business you do get until you know you can be successful developing business. Related MUG Forum Thread Three Ways To get Started With Matterport Dan
BDX New Home Ad Questions VTLV 1 1 yearVTLV (424): Are any agents/builders approaching you about BDX Builder Ads? I came across an ad this week offering Matterport service for builders. Take a look. http://files.clickdimensions.com/builderhomesitecom-as6gq/files/bdx_3d_matterport_builders_0416.pdf?_cldee=dmlydHVhbHRvdXJzbGFzdmVnYXNAZ21haWwuY29t&urlid=0 (It's a PDF) I am curious about your thoughts on the following: How do you like the ad? Is this in line with your...
Just in case you need stats CathieRasch 5 1 year3Dwalkmethru (280): Thank you!
Website BabluN 6 1 yearAndrew (220): Hi. Looking good at all. One bug in photo fullscr mode. http://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/c75649cab850ce142603885dc125b746.png UPD: browser Edge - flip from photo to map didn't work.
Multi-Building projects? Hawaii360 3 1 yearHawaii360 (4): Thanks VTLV
Pricing Advice: Percent of Sale, or ...? Wyzlo 2 1 yearjntooker (109): I am also a real estate broker and Matterport photographer. I am offering a 25% discount on my services to my agents.
What is the average price you charge? Wyzlo 11 1 yearDreammachine (34): Hello @danmorell,@Wyzlo and anyone else that reads this post, Courtesy of The Dreammachine.. #GAMECHANGER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpMylJ3HM5k
Wordpress ecommerce htimsabbub23 7 1 yearhtimsabbub23 (430): Thanks, Sorry didn't see the bottom paragraph. I was hoping you had a magic software that offered all of these options. I am pretty happy with checkfront but it doesn't have a good option with add-ons. if you want to check it out and see what I am talking about go to http://v360u.com/book-appt/ and click all the way through (of course no credit card) I feel the add-ons are very hidden per-say.
Calling potential clients suncoastskyview 4 1 yearsuncoastskyview (172): Thank you for your wise advice. I'll be on the phone if you need me!
Documentation, Business Forms and Checklists htimsabbub23 1 1 yearhtimsabbub23 (430): Hi everyone. Thanks for the great forum. It has been amazingly helpful getting started. I am interested to know what forms of documents everyone uses for a checklist, waiver, and any other documents that are helpful for day to day business.
Email App Must Have RenderingSpace 6 1 yearmanolohk (49): Checkout MixMax.com , It also notifies when someone opens an email, clicks on a link and many other features.
Questions for Vendors, from a newbie candy4me 1 1 yearcandy4me (19): Hello All I plan on purchasing a MP camera within the next few weeks to vendor in NYC after some research. I stumbled across this forum after attempts to gain a variety of service providers through matterport (slow, unresponsive!) To help me along, if some of you members could answer some of these questions, it would help me out tons! *How long have you been providing 3D services? *Issues with Camera? Software? (Does it REALLY last 10...
Connecting with the real estate market? Dennis_N 17 1 yearfburch (28): I agree with @StevenHattan about persistence; this link has some very interesting statistics that bear him out. I also agree with @PetraSoderling ; find people who believe what you believe and focus on them. This is one of the messages in Simon Sinek's excellent book Start With Why. Research potential customers on LinkedIn, evaluate their web presence; do they resonate with you, do you feel like you're part of the same tribe? If so, you have...
Free 60-Day Trial! AgentImpress.Me Websites DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (10966): Promoted Post --- http://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/36c75207b7cdd54d66378cf63844216e.png Free! 60-Day AgentImpress.Me Trial Websites For Realtors, Brokers & Single Listings. It's Time for a Fresh Look In Modern Real Estate Mareketing AgentImpress.Me is an amazingly simple – yet powerful – cloud-hosted solution for Real Estate Agents and Brokers to create Websites and Single Property Websites (that are also...
What happens to models if I cancel account? ianatcatoimages 9 1 yearfburch (28): @JohnBecker,thanks, you've helped me solve a major problem.
Help with business model for businesses... Queen_City_3D 6 1 yearNoel (91): You could set them up so they have their own cloud account. which is charged direct to them. Which would save your admin costs.
Contracts/Disclaimers IntheD 4 1 yearfburch (28): From another thread on this same subject: FREE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRACT WRITTEN BY A LAWYER
Is Matterport working with Google Maps? VTLV 7 1 yearGarySnyder (1228): @VTLV This is a repeat to what I wrote in the link which Dan has been so kind to include in this section but I'll go over a few of the points to consider as well as add some additional if you're considering shooting for Google. As a former Google Trusted Photographer that is or was the status you needed to achieve to shoot and produce Business View (BV) for Google. the process is very time consuming, that is not the actual photography but the...
Matterport Pros: Free Custom Marketing Video DanSmigrod 25 1 yearDanSmigrod (10966): @Queen_City_3D Based on your recommendation, we created a new, custom marketing video for Basic, Standard and Premium Members of the We Get Around Referral Network. Members now have a choice of these three marketing videos Details | Join | Order Video (PM me for Password) New (Video C) "I Am a Matterport Pro" Original (Video A) "I Am a Matterport Pro" Original (Video B) "I Am a Matterport...
show or hide pricing? Dennis_N 12 1 yearWonderdawg (109): People who shop for the lowest prices aren't really the clients one would want to attract. What use to bother me is having a 360 tour competitor automatically advertise "we will beat anyone's quote by 20%". Turns out it hasn't affected my offerings. In the early days I hated losing a $2000.00 quote for $189.00. A wise pastor friend tells me "Go with those who want to go with you and bless the rest."
Real Estate Pros-Free Custom Marketing Video DanSmigrod 12 1 yearDanSmigrod (10966): Promoted Post --- We Get Around Referral Network Real Estate Broker Members ( Basic, Standard or Premium) can order additional customized marketing videos for other agents in their group this video. Order Here Example of a Real Estate Agent Marketing Video
Let's talk pricing CathieRasch 28 1 yearSeventhsunrise (64): Cathie, it depends on the client type (our focus is not on the real estate market primarily) We do offer floor plans, traditional photography, and 3D modeling, along with private webpages... But we also bring marketing help, strategic communications and other tools. In real estate- We market direct to homeowners which garners significant business and places more pressure on the realtors in the market to utilize the service (regardless of...
College and Universities Meets Matterport DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (10966): @Cabrahams In any large company - in this case a college - you need to find a cheerleader that wants to solve a big problem: generating revenue are the best problems. Saving time, not so much. Good examples ... 1. How to raise more money ($$$) 2. How to increase enrollment ($$$) 3. How to increase rental income for meeting spaces ($$$) 4. How to increase donations by alumni ($$$) Bad examples ... (no $$$) 5. How to help...
Considering Matterport-Big list of questions VirtualizeLife 8 2 yearsDanSmigrod (10966): A lot of great questions in this thread. Anyone else want to add their 2 cents? (How much is that in Euros?)
My Business Plan StevenHattan 6 2 yearsStevenHattan (1462): Hi- Thanks. I'm familiar w EXP Realty. In fact, I interviewed the owner. :-) Steve
Business model idea: in-app purchase Tosolini 2 2 yearsfranmts (172): Interesting. I rather up-selling the mattertags later than possibly selling something later. Loss chances seem to high when compared to profit chances (you start by investing with no security), so I call that very risky strategy. Future is very uncertain when it comes to new technologies. Make your money now when you can. This business of "Matterport scanning professional" (which MP in fact never proposed) is already weird and risky...
Going up against a "3D Tour Provider" Gerhard 8 2 yearsGlenda (217): But can Google StreetView (or any other 360 tour) do this? http://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/68b5a7914a5bd4377c5ad774cba22925.jpg Hint: this is the "sizzle" ;)
Airbnb craigsauer Jump to first page36Jump to last page 2 yearsRobinLycka (697): @wonderdawg It might just be an assumption on my part, but with an average of £ 185 pr night for a place that can take 4 guests I´d be happy to spend some money on my marketing. Obviously it needs to be backed by AirBnB with both support for embedding and a suggestion to the hosts. But in short, I would suggest that the hosts cover the cost for a premium marketing tool like this.
Competition from Google suncoastskyview 3 2 yearsron0987 (607): @suncoastskyview No comparison at this time and nothing to worry about, the camera and 360 panoramic from google are way better, but. Like Property3dNZ said it will be lacking so many feature that at this time no comparison. But if you had the client that was willing to pay for the overall product you could work it and do everything if you wanted to put the work into doing it manually. But even putting it to together manually you would not...
Direct to Seller Marketing Idea. smcclell 12 2 yearssmcclell (154): Hi Cathie, Yes, the latter of your examples was where I was heading. Suggesting different agents is not a practice I would want to do when they have someone already. I would just want to promote the services. It's good to know then that as an agent you would be OK the seller speaking with you about it once they found out about the service. The association and that they email blast for you is a great tip!
Digital furnishing & renovation UnrealerAleksi 16 2 yearschdsi80 (1): Correct. And that is the point. There is no Affordable user-friendly, high-precision solution out there at the moment. Handheld devices (Laser & IR) are painfully slow, yet cheap. the big ones are a combination of slow and/or expensive. Can someone invent something awesome, please? :D:D:D:cool::cool:
Success in non Real Estate markets? Dennis_N 5 2 yearsdavidpylyp (178): OLD FOLKS HOMES who want to demonstrate their interiors to the kids who "help" decide online; Bars and Restaurants with live entertainment, where the customers see the venue and their seats; but the band can plan their stage. Why not a car dealer to display their garage and Services plus their showroom.... Insurance companies for risk assessments or claims verification. The uses are merely starting wherever anyone wants to share a...
Matterport Hosting should be Bandwidth Based Metroplex360 11 2 yearsJamie (1525): @metroplex360 If you die, that's not a nice thought :) It is a good point however. I'm not sure if matterport has considered this, but for the publicity alone they should take over hosting models that the scanner/us no longer can or want. Seems like a smart thing to do to have a product saturation in the market (to a point)
How do you compete with Google? tradetickers 6 2 yearstradetickers (10): Matterport may get bought out by google at this rate
Working for Free and Wholesale davidpylyp 3 2 yearstradetickers (10): never work for free
Apartments.com + Matterport =31,000 3D Tours DanSmigrod 25 2 yearsWonderdawg (109): I'm revisiting this thread as I just photographed a place for a Google 360 tour - the apartment leasing agent was not familiar with the Matterport offering, yet I see there listing online: http://www.apartments.com/?bb=xthw9-zmzIt4ymjE Wonder what the pricing is via a third party vendor or if it is indeed done internally.
Testimonials: Real Estate Agent + Matterport DanSmigrod 11 2 yearsStevenHattan (1462): Here is a testimonial I received today. "Hello Steve ... my client is beyond happy! We have the tour on the MLS and I forwarded the link to everyone in my database. My client said he would be happy to have you do his legal work at closing ... I'll let you know when that day comes! I have another house in Manhattan ... interested? It's a big Victorian on three acres. mls# 09010845 13545 W Haley Rd MANHATTAN $579,500"
Floor Plan Sketches & Smart Galleries RenderingSpace 11 2 yearsRenderingSpace (601): Here's a quick video of how the floor plan view is transformed into a schematic floor plan. www.renderingspace.com/matterport-services https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk4ju1wOuJw
Pricing CarlosFHdz 10 2 yearsJML (1): Its too often that more or less young guys start offering these kind of services, either drone or anything that has to do with electronics and basically ruin the market with a pricing that is completely out of the range. As Cathie said, they simply dont understand business cost and earning structure good enough in order to justify proper pricing. When this happens, its too late as the client for sure will only remember the lowest price someone...
Customer Relations Management application Ramyr 5 2 yearsRenderingSpace (601): I've used Zoho. I prefer a good old Excel spreadsheet though.
Registering people viewing my scans?? APN 6 2 yearsrpetersn (1279): Hey guys.. Chiming in here and yes, great examples and I'm a firm believer in the "show me don't tell me" approach. As early adopters I believe the process is to just do good work, stay the course, and establish yourself as the leaders in this new technology. With that said, I can be convinced that a light nudge to get someone to sign up for your newsletter has the potential to be valuable. By "light nudge" I just mean a...
Service contract and Disclaimer cnrfaber 3 2 yearsdavidpylyp (178): What kind of service contracts? I invoice for services rendered.
Matterport's long-term aspirations CarlosFHdz 2 2 yearsDoyleRealtor (511): Matterport's long term vision is very exciting, great article Carlos
Server contingency FossMedia 4 2 yearsFossMedia (4): My question spawns from a deeper question that I've asked MP. I have clients that I could use this for archival. For this line of business I wouldn't want to have them host it. Currently I create videos during inspection of new builds that document every inch of the property. This way in 10 years they can look at the video when remodeling or in case of a broken pipe they know exactly where pipes/electrical lines exactly are. MP could be perfect...
Buyers Leverage More Tech in Home Searches Showcas3D 2 2 yearsdavidpylyp (178): Thank you
Subterfuge in Marketing CathieRasch 1 2 yearsCathieRasch (112): We had an interesting revelation tonight. We are an early adopter in our area and, I believe, we have the first Matterport camera in our area. I've been working hard on our search rankings because Matterport is coming for the SC/NC Association of Realtors Convention which begins tomorrow. I did a search to see what my rankings are, imagine my surprise when videos came up when I typed Matterport Hilton Head Island! Turns out that someone is...
Business Outside US Faga 4 2 yearsDoyleRealtor (511): I agree with the statements above and would add that a professional digital camera is reasonably affordable as well and yet all of the wedding & property photographers do just fine. Promotion of the technology in general is good for everyone involved regardless of what provider or solution being used.
Real Estate Marketing CathieRasch 7 2 yearsal9901 (55): The most success I have had with realtors is to identify the brokerages who want to use this for most if not all of their listings, and want to work with me long term. You will find some who want to try it out for free, think it is a nice gimmick, but these are the realtors who will just waste your time. They want to see if it takes off and they want a dirt cheap price; neither are worth your time. Check my post above for some suggestions how to...
Building website justinS 11 2 yearsjustinS (13): Wow I love these members Dan. You guys are so helpful I will take on a challenge and let you all know what the end result may be. Wordpress seems like a very good idea. I'm short on time, but sounds like word press has benefitted you guys. Thank you!
Marketing/users collaborate justinS 2 2 yearsCathieRasch (112): Justin, I am a real estate agent and I just ordered a Matterport. I can't wait for it to arrive. From an agent standpoint it 1)allows me to provide my sellers with better service and market their home in an innovative manner 2)gives the buyer the opportunity to view their home in 3D which may reduce the number of showings to people that were looking for a home that had x that this home does not 3)provides the prospective purchaser with a...
Survey -Real Estate services for matterpeeps Queen_City_3D 12 2 yearsJamieSher (184): @ron0987, I hear you. These are better for premium properties. I know I'm not a 'pro' real estate photographer so they'll get better results having someone else come in and shoot but sometimes you can offer hi-res shots and capture it decently saving everyone time. But yes, premium properties are sort of where we all are I guess? @Jamie, cheers mate. Indeed music is really hard to choose with this kind of work but whatever the client wants!...
iPad Videos are Back alx3D 5 2 yearspronto (4): What camera are you using for those vids?
exclusive cars by Matterport 3dvirtueletour 11 2 years3dvirtueletour (94): @ Mori, Yes i have i have done 2 Ferrari, i am testing know what the best way is to do. Best regards Ferry
Single Property Websites RenderingSpace 16 2 yearsUnrealerAleksi (49): Attached is a pic of the mapping system. Everything is very easy and takes about 5 minutes per listing. 1. Upload photos 2. Upload floorplan(s) 3. Arrange photos to right floorplans 4. Tag photo spot on the floorplan and set the angle of the photo Thats it! Public link and iframe-code is automatically generated! http://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/2eecb78e82d78bbb0f0d6799ac46168c.png
Marketing Idea Queen_City_3D 10 2 yearsjimduquette (10): Items are always market to market. I ran a couple of properties on individual pages and had good traffic. We've had very good luck on the weekends with people texting in. At the end of the day, its all about lead capture. In an industry where we spend $1,000's/month on lead capture, getting 6-8 text ins every week off of 6-10 signs for $20/month is a good return on investment.
Stats that shows listings sell/rent faster alegonzabot Jump to first page31Jump to last page 2 yearsjackye (13): Thanks a lot.
Used Matterport Camera Wanted RenderingSpace 2 2 yearsjackye (13): My camera in like new. 2 shoots. How much are you willing to pay? Jackye Ferreira
AD-Professional MP Wordpress Websites RenderingSpace 3 2 yearsjimmanning (1): Hello @RenderingSpace, Thanks for this post. I believe creating a website from scratch is indeed a hassle, as it requires lots of efforts and time. Same thing can be done easily by using a suitable travel template without struggling with complicated code. The link you have suggested is very helpful.
Insurance for Camera Queen_City_3D 4 2 yearsdavidpylyp (178): Just secured a rider under my home insurance policy for a camera with serial number Cost me 110 per year for damage, drop, theft well worth it
Retail Pricing davidpylyp 16 2 yearsccctucker (154): I definitely think this is a regional discussion. Here in Seattle, business is starting to pick up, but agents are a fickle bunch that either get it, or don't. We have a few that do it for all of the houses, and some that only use it for mil + homes. Either way, price is everything and we are at 250 base plus 100 per floor. The sq footage issue is a discussion that we would like to have, but it makes pricing convoluted and this just makes...
Disclaimer Forms Queen_City_3D 6 2 yearsdavidpylyp (178): Thank you That would an interesting and valuable disclosure
Success/Demand for Matterport LEAHT 18 2 yearskc1302 (16): how do you guys market and present yourselves? Like popping in with a VRgear/tablet/presentation at a real estate agency? Any tips/tricks on that?
Running Lean book - Recommended Lecture alegonzabot 1 2 yearsalegonzabot (25): Hey MUG, I Just wanted to share with you guys these book im reading that teaches an strategic aproach to starting a business FROM PLAN A TO A PLAN THAT WORKS. As we all are trying to create and grow our photography business i think these is an excelent read for you all. Cheers! Running Lean http://www.enactusryerson.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/RunningLean.pdf
Business referal for matterport scanners Jamie 8 2 yearsDanSmigrod (10966): @kenjblair yes. Please PM me We do 10-15 referrals a week 😎 Dan
Listing Presentation SummerMayhugh 6 2 yearsccctucker (154): I did a video of a model to show for those that cannot open the program on their equipment. It doesnt match that of the actual walk through, but its something.
Feedback on Squarespace websites Using 3Ds? SummerMayhugh 12 2 yearsDoyleRealtor (511): Theirs includes the HD photos and floor plans in price. I owned a Matterport before, and was still hiring a professional photographer to shoot stills because the screen grabs from matterport weren't up to our standards. Now I'm getting everything all in one and am saving time by just having them do it. I do miss the doll house but in long run I believe this is a better consumer experience
Matterport Business Opportunities Pjhenville Jump to first page44Jump to last page 2 yearsCarlosFHdz (538): @Renderingspace Thats so true! ahahaha.
MP vs Google Business View CKC 9 2 yearsJamieSher (184): Hi Todd, Thanks for the kind words! Glad you like the films. I've been making these for a little under a year now so it's been a bit of time to get the techniques down. Always getting better at making them but each place and space is different and it's cool to see how they turn out. The other good thing is that people from anywhere in the world can just email them to me and they can be produced, packaged and sent back. Oh how good the...
Upsell these services to your clients alx3D 16 2 yearsDanSmigrod (10966): All, If you have a Matterport related service that you offer to other Matterport User Group Forum members, please post it in these threads. Content Management System (CMS) Solutions Videos from 3D Showcase and/or Mesh View Floor Plan Services created from 3D Showcase or .obj file Maps Advert: Facebook Sharing - 3D Showcase or Mesh (If you offer a service that does not fall into any of these categories, please private message me...
Realtor Asks: How to Get Listings via 3D SummerMayhugh 7 2 yearsalx3D (649): Awesome Eric! Great to see some TX success.
How much do you charge for scans? smaclenn 7 2 yearsTim (355): Haha, bit heavy whilst @ Foo Fighters! I sent you a PM...
New company vs. division of existing company BrettMtn 3 2 yearsJohnBecker (385): I can't see any need to split it off as a separate business, unless you have separate expenses or liabilities. Or if you employ someone to do the scans for you, whether as an employee or collaborator.
Expiring a showcase? BrettMtn 10 2 yearsDanSmigrod (10966): @BrettMtn depends :cool: 1. Clients often know; will use their number from marketing tools 2. Our FloorMe service (available to all) calculates SF 3. Measure in 3D Workshop (while time-consuming, we will do screen captures and proved to clients because they find it helpful) Obviously we all would prefer Matterport to calculate SF since many of us charge for our services this way. Please add your thoughts to wish list threads Shooting...
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