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grantmuller private msg quote post Address this user
Hi real estate people!

I'm an agent in Colorado. I'm wondering if there are any good successes stories with MLS providers? Right now, our only option is to add the imbed code to the domain for the listing which does not highlight the matterport tour at all. Has anyone out there had better luck highlighting their tours on mls?
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CharlieB private msg quote post Address this user
Hello Grant,

I am a broker in Colorado and New Mexico and been watching this....I know that we can go into Zillow and add our 3D matterport tour and it will show up differently. I also noticed an MLS in California that added a link to their MLS but other than that I have added it in place of a traditional virtual tour.

Charlie
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grantmuller private msg quote post Address this user
Cool - Thanks Charlie! I didn't know about Zillow. I will have to look into this!
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rpetersn private msg quote post Address this user
Hi Grant....

I have addressed this with my WP3D Models WordPress + Matterport Plugin. Using my solution you can generate an MLS-friendly link to share that is JUST the model and you can track the traffic for each one.

Here's an example:

FULL SCREEN, TRACKABLE & MLS FRIENDLY MODEL LINK ยป

Please let me know if you guys have any questions!
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360Idaho private msg quote post Address this user
You can also use a VT company like TourFactory.com. Since you'll also need photo's also it will combine both and be mass marketed with your contact info to other RE sites. Best bet for your exposure as an agent.
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rpetersn private msg quote post Address this user
Next up in my development cycle for WP3D Models is to add a gallery option (for still photos) as well as the ability to add some agent-specific content. Looking for suggestions as to what content is most important to my Realtor clients.
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CharlieB private msg quote post Address this user
Grant, Just under the Virtual Tour Link. Zillow's algo picks up the my.matterport.com link and then gives it two special extra links/graphics to give it more visibility.

See an example here http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27000-County-Road-43-7-Aguilar-CO-81020/2110596615_zpid/

rpetersn, do you know if your link will also generate the Zillow extra's?
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rpetersn private msg quote post Address this user
I'm afraid my link won't work with Zillow...they looking for a specific Matterport URL to trigger the change in display/etc.
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DoyleRealtor private msg quote post Address this user
NorthstarMLS in Minnesota allows the digital showings to be syndicated through the MLS. It does have to meet their requirements, but currently all 3 major vendors are completely compliant. If you use the Matterport link Zillow will pick up on it and give the listing that additional exposure. Toursler & iGuide aren't currently receiving the same treatment. We also get 2 fields for our virtual tours so you could do an aerial video or something similar in the other slot.
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CharlieB private msg quote post Address this user
rpetersn, I thought that might be the case. I do like your option for an unbranded version. I have been trying to brand my tours with my 3DVisualTours.com which is okay since it is not branded to my real estate office.

You could use your non branded link and then edit it directly in Zillow to get the extra goodies from them.
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CharlieB private msg quote post Address this user
KenjBlair, do you have an example of one of your tours used with TourFactory?
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grantmuller private msg quote post Address this user
You guys blow me away - I love the ingenuity of this group!
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craigsauer private msg quote post Address this user
The local MLS here just has the virtual tour link, and it's not prominently featured. A tiny icon that looks like a reel of film (!) shows up in the listing for any virtual tours. I tell my clients to include a line in the text of their listing emphasizing the 3D Showcase. ("Click the Virtual Tour link to tour this home in 3D!"
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360Idaho private msg quote post Address this user
Charlie B, here's a sample VT of one I just did for an agent. www.tourfactory.com/1268886. The agents luv this tour because of all the other benefits that come with it. To get a list go to tourfactory.com and click on their feature button.
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
Hi All,

Here's the original Forum thread about Zillow + Matterport

Here's the Matterport blog post of 12 June 2015:

Zillow.com Officially Adopts 3D Content for Property Marketing

Best,

Dan
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seanminor private msg quote post Address this user
In our Houston MLS we have to put the Matterport link in the virtual tour spot. But like Craig says, you need to draw attention to the link of the buyer may not even see the VT link.
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