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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
Hi All,

If you read my post (and related discussion) ...

I need help with up to 2,000 scans in the US

It's obvious to me that a Tsunami is coming (soon) to the Matterport eco-system (including you). More on that in a moment.

We Get Around Atlanta bought a Matterport camera in July 2014. That's when Matterport Spaces 3D Tours as we know them today were first possible. And, way before any of these other Matterport derivative services.

Our expectation - probably similar to you - armored cars would be lined up at our loading dock with cash to buy Matterport Spaces 3D Tours from We Get Around Atlanta.

Spoiler alert: that did not happen It's hard work showing people the future.

Fast forward to today (24 May 2017). http://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/4644/page/1/i-need-help-with-up-to-2000-scans-in-the-us/" target="_blank">The post about a Client seeking up to 2,000 scans is just ONE inquiry in ONE vertical. We have received other similar calls from companies seeking an efficient way to scale Matterport scanning and typically along the lines of their agency can book, coordinate and host - but they are looking for an easy way to source Matterport Pros.

So, imagine in the next year or two when every vertical where visual storytelling could help people make faster decisions to buy, lease, rent, go, attend, stay, visit, book, etc., many companies will be seeking an easy, fast and simple way to source Matterport Pros.

So, the Tsunami is coming. It's just taking longer than we all had hoped or expected.

So, when I bought the Matterport Camera in July 2014, started the Forum in August 2014 and the Network in October 2014, I knew I might be early, but I did not want to be late. Early is a competitive advantage. Late is you have to do it because your competition is doing it.

And, I am not the only one that see the Tsunami coming ...

In that related discussion, @Home3D writes:

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Hi Dan,
It's encouraging to hear that a company is looking at nationwide use of Matterport. This is what we're hoping for, the tip of an iceberg approaching where Matterport is seen as a beneficial component for restaurants, hotels, national brands. For many years I directed national TV commercials and it's exciting if this technology is getting noticed.
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Matterport is a quality product and we all play a role in protecting and expanding its reputation.


What do you think? Is the Matterport eco-system about to explode (in a good way)?

Best,

Dan
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@DanSmigrod With professionals like you leveraging large contacts and sending us out as your foot soldiers, we are sure to succeed faster!
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@Metroplex360

But I am not proposing that We Get Around book Pros for this Client. Instead, I am suggesting three ways that the client's agency could source up to 2,000 Matterport Spaces by year-end (2017).

Do you feel like We Get Around should offer to be that agency? They are seeking a fixed price. That would mean I would need to seek the best price to make the difference between what We Get Around charges and what We Get Around gets paid. This seems like a conflict of interest since We Get Around Network is about helpful Pros succeed faster; including getting paid the most money.

Dan
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Dan...what is your goal with this forum? It would be a disappointment to learn you are promoting the lowest bidder.

Perhaps if the "Agency" can educate the Client on the *value* of "your" Pros, thus eliminating the lowest bidder mindset, it could be a win-win situation.

...or confidentially set something up with Client but keep it between Client and Pro.

As mentioned, it would be disappointing to find out a competitor of mine is shooting Matterport because a guy I pay monthly gave it them.
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No, other than what you have done already I think you should stay out of making a deal on our behalf. All of us are in completely different places with our businesses.

Some retired guys would do it almost for free and others would need more for their logistical situations to make it worth their while. Then, more than likely we would have to be paid by you the one they made the deal with. Big companies take their time paying everybody it is just the way it is. This could lead to your untimely death and I wouldn't want to see anything bad happen to you (LOL).

$$$ is the root to all the problems in the MP world and I know there are some out there selling their souls and the rest of us down the river to do MP work but this job, if it ever materializes is going to be a nightmare for most of us and you as well.

Stick to doing what you do best and don't get greedy. The allure of easy money is very tempting for being a middle man and making a little piece off every worker bee.
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@LetMe3D

Thank you for your insight. I believe it is spot on - make it super-easy for the client's agency to find Matterport Pros, educate the client about best-of-class professionals and stay out of the booking Pros business.

This is the exact conflict of interest that Matterport has. I started a discussion on this topic here:

Does Matterport have a conflict of interest?

Dan
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I just hope some will find its way over the water towards us in South Africa, :-) Lots of overseas tourists visiting and I believe it would be in their interest to have the ability to "see" what they are booking before they book. (If I read between the lines and presume what the business of the large entities could be)
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Yes. It is a global company. For this project, they want to focus on the US in 2017 and expand this initiative internationally in 2018.

Dan
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Will be ready for them in 2018, :-)
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We have 3 Matterports and are currently averaging almost 3 properties a day. Our model is to build to 10 Matterports as people fully realize the potential that is here NOW. WE R Ready, willing, and able..
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3 a day. That's awesome. How do you make sure you are not late to an appointment?

Dan
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@DanSmigrod he has three cameras and likely three operators 😁. I have two pro 2s, a pro 1 and three operators and my goal is simply to always be available in one form or another 😁
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