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50+ Free and/or Special Savings - When You Join the Free WGAN Forum DanSmigrod 10 25 daysDanSmigrod (23833): https://youtu.be/uaGpF_7jdKIVideo: LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit In Use | Video courtesy of Litra YouTube Channel | 3 November 2020 https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/2d64d0a68abf79050f16bd801bcd2086.jpgImage 1 - LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit mounted to Matterport Pro2 3D Camera --- Special Offer for WGAN Forum Members Save 20 percent – and free shipping over...
Question of the Day: Have you ever dropped your Matterport Camera? And, ... DanSmigrod 11 7 hoursMatterFix (45): Your welcome Dave! And thanks for the great feedback!
Question of the Day: Tips for tricking out a Matterport tour of a Gallery? DanSmigrod 2 1 dayDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, For inspiration, I looked at the WGAN MarketPlace for these thought-starters: 1. MPEmbed: 1) add/trigger audio when standing in front of artwork; 2) MatterTag Index 2. WP3D Models WordPress Plugin: 1) SEO 2) in case the tour changes (the link does not change) 3. MP2FP: floor plan of gallery (get custom, color coded floor plan) 4. Barnes Creative Studios: ADA Compliant Matterport Tours 5. CAPTUR3D: Add an Augmented Reality...
Question of the Day: What COVID-19 precautions do you take on your shoots? DanSmigrod 1 2 daysDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 2 December 2020: What COVID-19 precautions do you take on your shoots? Your thoughts? Dan P.S. This WGAN Question of the Day is inspired by the following in this WGAN Forum discussion:
Question of the Day: 'Phones Will Destroy Many Real Estate Photographers'? DanSmigrod 8 3 daysron0987 (1562): This is the question I pose to several agents and have never received a good response. It always goes back to cost. Even when I point out their time could be spent cultivating new deals.
Question of the Day: How do you stay top-of-mind with your customers? DanSmigrod 1 3 daysDanSmigrod (23833): https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/f74bde6316cbe570e14c3c9e5abd303c.jpgRefrigerator magnet Question of the Day: How do you stay top-of-mind with your customers? Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 1 December 2020: How do you stay top-of-mind with your customers? (Particularly customers that potentially can only engage you a few times a year.) Happy...
Question of the Day-->MSPs: Will you be running a Black Friday Sale? DanSmigrod 1 15 daysDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 19 November 2020: Matterport Service Providers: Will you be running a Black Friday Sale? If so, please post an example of how you are promoting. If not, why not? Happy holidays, Dan
Question of the Day: How Many Houses Do Real Estate Agents Sell a Year? DanSmigrod 6 20 daysDanSmigrod (23833): @Matt19 Please permit me to answer your question with a question. Hi All, How will knowing " How Many Houses Do Real Estate Agents Sell a Year?" - and related discussed above - help you succeed faster as a real estate / virtual tour photographer? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: DJI Mini 2 a viable option for a real estate Pro? DanSmigrod Jump to first page47Jump to last page 24 daysPickChuck (342): @lilnitsch I am working it right now. It is a work in progress. I do have some floaters. LOL
Question of the Day: What photo gear should Santa get you on Black Friday? DanSmigrod 5 25 daysExpertise (540): Sony A7iii for $1499
Questions regarding MP 2 accesories. rodrigocastillo 11 25 daysrodrigocastillo (10): @Gladsmuir Thank you for your kind response. Looking forward to add Virtual Tours of our properties. We have that Dolica dolly tripod so I will test it out! Cant wait to share our tours, Rodrigo
Future of Photography = Photogrammetry? PickChuck 8 28 daysron0987 (1562): @fotoguy I don't think anyone is thinking this 3D modeling is not coming I just think the way you get there is the question. I have been using photogrammetry for about 15 years and it definitely has got easier and faster but if there is a faster, easier, price appropriate process why not use it. I just thing there is still some specific uses for photogrammetry but now days the price of 3d scanners are dropping and accuracy is better I think...
Question of the Day: Why do you/don't you include pricing on your website? DanSmigrod 6 1 monthtoddwaddington (306): https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/0a898f42d5570cf13892c63e8a8bab0c.jpg
Question of the Day>Something funny that happened while doing a Matterport? DanSmigrod 5 1 monthDanSmigrod (23833): @RealtyMediaMx Yes. Avoiding the reflection sounded especially important in this scan :cool: Thanks for sharing. Dan
Question of the Day: How much tidying up do you do before shooting? DanSmigrod 7 1 monthDanSmigrod (23833): @PickChuck WOW! Thanks for sharing. That's a lot of fire power. I :heart: hearing the backstory of WGAN Members. I will start a new discussion on that topic. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you offer an incentive for clients to refer you? DanSmigrod 1 1 monthDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 27 October 2020: Do you offer an incentive for clients to refer you? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: About what percentage of new customers are referrals? DanSmigrod 1 1 monthDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 26 October 2020: About what percentage of new customers are referrals? Best, Dan
My theta z1 fell in a slight breeze now it needs a new alignment roballoba 13 1 monthDanSmigrod (23833): @roballoba I feel your pain. Is this helpful for your new Ricoh Theta Z1? ✓ 9 Tripods/Monopods to Consider for Your 360º 1-Click Camera Best, Dan
Are Matterport Capture Technicians™ actually Matterport Employees? DanSmigrod 7 1 monthAxis360Media (164): I believe not only are these technicians employees, the whole situation is unfair business practices. It’s part of my lawsuit.
Question of the Day>Listing sold via Matterport: without an in-person tour? DanSmigrod 5 1 monthSkeeter (159): Nice Job! Mahalo!
Question of the Day: What is your most recent piece of gear? DanSmigrod 7 1 monthDouglasMeyers (1064): A Mavic Pro 2 with a Hasselblad camera... https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/3ce4a9bf4f6f8d3da9a75115fe2d725f.jpg
Question of the Day: No Charge Matterport for Non-Profits for the Holidays? DanSmigrod 4 2 monthsIntegratedman (489): Certainly Dan this is The Basilica Church of our Lady in Guelph Ont Canada, located approx 1 hr west of Toronto Ont https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=1eiHjAAsUXE Kindest Regards we did this a few years back and i just looked at numbers the tour has had over 10,500 views and is located as well on the Church's website
Question of the Day: Will Matterport Offer a Rotator for iPhone 12 Pro? DanSmigrod 13 2 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://youtu.be/b_KJxlqxt1cVideo: Matterport's Brand New Blur Brush Tool | Video courtesy of Matterport YouTube Channel | 15 October 2020 Hi All, Matterport Vice President, Product Marketing & Platform Indy Sen in the video above (starting at 39:02) [ Q]Is there a product that will rotate the iPad Pro or iPhone Pro on a tripod to capture spaces? [ A] Yeah, a fantastic question. We are evaluating right now. I think there...
Question of the Day: What are you hoping that Apple will announce today? DanSmigrod 14 2 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/b59e9c96496a02419a1c602f826f71cf.png https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/e52721101ca6a3206985a901bf320081.png https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/9ebaf936b2762814d6ef9fdc07ff890c.pngScreen Grabs from Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max marketing video
Question of the Day: Number 1 objection for MP (and how do you overcome)? DanSmigrod 15 2 monthsEaglePrecision (119): I'm hoping COVID-19 is changing some thinking out there: potential buyers and sellers want to limit direct exposure and are open to virtual methods that can limit that. I've heard some agents voice some displeasure at this but are nevertheless trying to accomodate.
Question of the Day>What do you need the most help with from the Community? DanSmigrod 3 2 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @cgraft Thank you for sharing. I (just) posted this new WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Question of the Day: Number 1 objection for MP (and how do you overcome)? I hope the answers that you get from the Community are helpful. In the mean time, I encourage you to save the date for: ✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Which Real Estate Media Services & How to Pricing Them? I anticipate asking more than 30 questions about pricing which may help answer...
Question of the Day: How do you keep track of your mileage for tax expense? DanSmigrod 8 2 monthsChemistrydoc (1425): Late breaking news for all MileIQ users! Be sure to check your app immediately to make sure that it's logging your drives. Apparently the latest iOS update has caused it to not detect drives, and it doesn't send out notifications telling you this. If this is happening to you, delete the app, turn your phone off, then re-install the app. Sheesh..... Keith
How to do I add photos of cardboard signs within my Matterport tour, and .. JoeyL 3 2 monthsJoeyL (7): Cheers for that Dan
What is the limit of users to enter a Matterport tour at the same time? AlanD 8 2 monthsWingman (1533): There is no limit per tour for Matterport. It does not operate that way. When viewers are inside some tour all that a Matterport server does is sending them a bunch of images as tiles to represent each viewer field of view. And these requests can come to the Matterport server simultaneously from 1000s of unrelated Matterport tours. No need to make any duplicates in order to make it faster-it won't change anything. Viewers from each duplicate ...
Question of the Day: If a prospect requests Matterport, is that a generic? DanSmigrod 1 2 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 6 October 2020: If a prospect requests Matterport, are they specially requesting a Matterport tour or using Matterport as a generic to request a virtual tour? For clarification, when someone asks if you have a Kleenex, are they specifying Kleenex brand tissue or will any tissue be sufficient? The answer may be particularly important if you offer virtual tours other than...
Question of the Day: Which Virtual Tour Platforms Offer a Dollhouse View? DanSmigrod 23 2 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @WeGoVirtual @MeshImages I elevated your discussion to its own WGAN Forum topic here: ✓ How to import a FBX/OBJ file into 3DVista, or ...? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you shoot Matterport of listings as is or tidy up? DanSmigrod 2 2 monthstoddwaddington (306): "tidy up" yes, completely de-clutter an entire home? No
Question of the Day: Should Matterport disable viewing the tripod area? DanSmigrod 2 2 monthscraigsauer (1057): Matterport should try to use the 3D mesh to fill in the unphotographed nadir and zenith. It could still be blurred or otherwise filtered to show that it isn't photographically accurate.
Question of the Day: Do you include a Matterport Highlights Reel? DanSmigrod 14 2 monthsGETMYVR (645): Man, can we learn so much from Dan!
Commercial Real Estate (best methods?) 360NZ 4 3 monthsMarcelloM (64): I'm still studying the platform, it seems nice and quite easy. I can't recommend now, but for sure it worts to have a look inside.
What does Matterport Capture Services charge clients versus paid to Pros? DanSmigrod 3 3 monthsGerhard (1138): @MeshImages I am still cheaper than MSP program , and I am pushing that out to clients now. So two can play this game. Matterport is driving their prices down the drain, so its the race to the bottom now. So I don't know what ingenues new thing they have up their sleeves to make revenue, bet you their investors are also wondering.
Question of the Day: Your thoughts about Apple's new iPads? DanSmigrod 4 3 monthslilnitsch (2503): I believe when the next line of iPad Pro's drop we will see that new touchID in the sleep/wake button just due to this whole covid and face masks ~ we will also likely see some sort of touchID on the new phones next month
Question of the Day: Any concerns for your safety on a Matterport shoot? DanSmigrod 22 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Inman (10 September 2020) Agent comes across man with rifle in bedroom while showing home --- Free 90 day trial of Inman with this WGAN Affiliate Code
Question of the Day>Pro2 to scan 5,000 SQ FT an hour of construction site? DanSmigrod 7 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @Oboldyrev @lilnitsch @briangreul Thanks for sharing. Seems like while it may be possible to scan an open commercial space at the rate of 5,000 SQ FT in an hour, I wonder if this is the exception rather than the norm: particularly for the space that Matterport shows when they make the claim of 5,000 SQ FT an hour. I wish Matterport would provide a real-time video of 5,000 SQ FT shot in an hour using a Pro2 so that we can see the...
Question of the Day: Are you a Matterport Artist or Business Person? DanSmigrod 5 3 monthsPickChuck (342): Here is an older post that brings home what a lot of us struggle with right now. Perfection vs Good solid sellable images. Right now they're ongoing debates on Matterport vs Asteroom and Matterport vs Theta Z1. Both softwares are amazing and will do all we need. Yes, both could have...insert you desire. The question is: Are either one keeping you from succeeding? No question quality is better from Matterport than Z1. Full Frame and hand...
Question of the Day: Does your shoot include 2 or more Add On services? DanSmigrod 1 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 8 September 2020) is: Does your average shoot include 2 or more Add On services? Such as: 1. Photos 2. Video 3. 24/7 Open House Virtual Tour 4. Zillow 3D Tour 5. Floor Plans 6. Drone Photos 7. Drone Video 8. Twilight 9. Virtual Twilight 10. Virtual Staging Best, Dan --- This WGAN Question of the Day was inspired by the following post in this WGAN Forum...
Question of the Day: Matterport's latest marketing videos - Your thoughts? DanSmigrod 4 3 monthsMeshImages (1101): I don't like both of them, because they are not professional. In the first video the man is wearing a Google Daydream headset which is not supported anymore (since a year). And the storytelling makes no sense to me either. Why are sellers and buyers the same persons? Or is she only talking to the sellers and they change their clothing to a more casual style when the tour is ready? And why don't they mention important features like password...
Question of the Day: Should you get paid at closing? No closing; No pay? DanSmigrod 7 3 monthsjericreson (84): I use a flexible policy - There's the cash discount pricing (any current offer requires payment at delivery); Pay through Closing or 90 Days with credit card authorization on file. Whichever comes first. You can accomplish this through most payment platforms, such as Square. This option also gives an opportunity to touch bases with the agent. I "follow" the listing (you can do this by including it as a favorite listing on...
Question of the Day: Matterport scanning when you are sick or on vacation? DanSmigrod 8 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, How to do you get your Matterport scanning done when you are sick or on vacation (or have more work than you can handle)? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Matterport Tour with Matterport Capture ANDROID app? DanSmigrod 3 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/687f67251e71dbc896711d056d6132fb.png https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/d6e1ac9480b47c7a00b347a1fc0bc34b.pngeblast received Wednesday, 26 August 2020 Matterport Link to Register for Free Matterport Webinar
Question of the Day: How important is syndication by Asteroom? (Which?) DanSmigrod 1 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Question of the Day: How important is syndication by Asteroom? (Which?) Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 26 August 2020: How important is syndication by Asteroom? If important, syndicate to which platform(s)? This question was inspired by this WGAN Forum discussion today: ✓ Asteroom vs Matterport Specifically:
Question of the Day: How would you use HTML and Javascript in MatterTags? DanSmigrod 1 3 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 24 August 2020: How/why would you use HTML and Javascript in Matterport MatterTags? This question was inspired by the WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Transcript: Matterport ShopTalk on Matterport API and Matterport SDK Dan
Question of the Day: Asteroom 3D Dollhouse versus Matterport 3D Dollhouse DanSmigrod 3 4 monthsEricTsai (137): Thanks @Letsshoot! Glad to hear that you like Asteroom's dollhouses. That's also what I have been communicating with photographers, agents and brokers. "Even though Asteroom is inexpensive and easier to shoot, it's quality is just as good!"
Two phases of the same space in Matterport in one Digital Twin Virtual_Homey 11 4 monthsVirtual_Homey (55): Perfect this is precisely what I need to see, thank you.
One Choice, you know the rules GETMYVR 4 4 monthsJPPeron (45): Bang for the Buck I am still a BIG Kuula fan.
Question of the Day: How do you calculate SQ FT for Invoicing your client? DanSmigrod 4 4 monthsSkeeter (159): I use the county records to get SqFt. Must realtors only use living SqFt and never add in lanai's and garage in their SqFt. I always tell them if they want to show the property show the entire property. 94% of home buyers find their property online so show it to them online.
Question of the Day: Vanity URLs as an Add On/Up-Sell or Added Value? DanSmigrod 2 4 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Any thoughts on this Question of the Day? Dan
Question of the Day>Can you use a Z1 instead of a Pro2 to Offer Matterport? DanSmigrod 5 4 monthsVTLV (2301): @Eladitems - “is perfect“ / “especially for backyards”. It’s not perfect when the thing overheats and dies or fighting battery drain constantly at 30%. It’s not perfect for delivering obj files for construction jobs. Portability and shooting speed are great. Upload cost blows for classic plans. The tool has allowed an enormous influx of brand new 360 professional photographers to jump into the game, shoot fast & study up...
Question of the Day: Do you shoot a Zillow Video Walkthrough or upload vid? DanSmigrod 3 4 monthsDouglasMeyers (1064): I agree with KF. Also the video walkthroughs no longer have an app to use and I never charged for their crappy video app but now I charge for every 360 Zillow between $25.00 to $ 50.00.
Question of the Day: EXACT wording of your disclaimer on floor plans? DanSmigrod 2 4 monthsftosolini (150): I have an agent who asks me every time to remove the measurements from the floor plan because time ago he noticed a pretty big discrepancy. So, now I deliver the floor plan with only the name of the rooms and the Matterport logo.
How long does your workflow take to delivery photos? Mine takes 1m 25s ⏱ sherpa_media 2 4 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://e3effa51eee72fd900e3-2fb779bd12ec72d4612275342f2c9187.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/f0e1613fd3ddd0811d1f3a8b18e7865d.jpg @sherpa_media I :heart: how easy Show & Tour makes digital media asset delivery, invoicing and payment. Your video shows how easy-peasy it is (and getting paid at the same time the assets are delivered is EXCITING! Plus, thanks for the special offers for: ✓ WGAN Forum Members ✓ WGAN Standard and Premium...
Question of the Day: Your Matterport special offer for first time clients? DanSmigrod 5 4 monthstoddwaddington (306): Yeah, the problem with publishing any deals, is that the same square footage I do for a realtor will generally pay half of what a "Matterport provider" will pay. Commercial space, etc.
Question of the Day: Would you prefer a Matterport Capture ANDROID App? DanSmigrod 4 4 monthslilnitsch (2503): I wish Matterport would create an Android Showcase App this would be so, beneficial to the non iPhone real estate agents for carrying tours on their cellphones or tablets
Question of the Day: Longest time between quoting project and engagement? DanSmigrod 1 4 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 27 July 2020: What is the longest time between quoting project and engagement? This question was inspired by this nine-month gap: ✓ my quote of 8 November 2019 ✓ email received that project has been green-lighted (a firm go) today (27 July 2020) It actually took longer than nine months because I did some test shooting in October 2019 to see which 3D/360 virtual tour...
Question of the Day: Should Matterport Enable Editing/Replacing 360 Photos? DanSmigrod 5 4 months3DVirtuallyThere (94): I agree being able to adjust the photos/panos would be next level. I don't understand why Z1 imagery looks worse inside Matterport and high quality on its own.
Question of the Day: Any success with Matterport meets FSBO? DanSmigrod 4 4 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, These two posts (above) are from this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Feedback from a client: How to help eliminate these Matterport challenges? Dan
Question of the Day: Is There a Coupon Code for Matterport Pro2 3D Camera? DanSmigrod 6 5 monthsadc1967 (79): I just purchased a new one on Adorama. I tried to get a discount thru chat ..twice...however...both people told me they were not authorized for any discounts on that particular item Same when I tried at B&H. I just went with Adorama since I had a couple hundred dollars in reward points built up. The one chat person told me that their stock was really low. The used one already got purchased while I was waiting for chat. It's not going...
Question of the Day: Do you carry a spare camera with you on your shoots? DanSmigrod 4 5 monthsExpertise (540): No. We've done approximately 9000 shoots, we have had exactly 2 camera failures, shutters broke (worn out). Total time lost was probably 2 hours labor. To have backups for everything we use would cost like $30k or something crazy like that.
Question of the Day: Your best practices for scanning during COVID-19? DanSmigrod 6 5 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @rzphotoman Any best practices to add to this discussion? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Has COVID increased your Matterport 3D Tour Revenue? DanSmigrod 16 5 monthshomefinders3d (331): @rzphotoman Your package includes a video walk-through. Is the video a screen recording of the MP generated walk-through or an actual video walk-through shot by you? Also can you give an idea of your package pricing? Even a PM would be appreciated, if you don't want to share publicly. I am considering a package that includes a drone shot, walk-through and 8 or 10 DSLR shots. Thanks Bill
Question of the Day: Why don't you outsource ...? DanSmigrod 1 5 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 8 July 2019: [b]Why don't you outsource (such as photo and video editing; virtual twilights)? Best, Dan This WGAN Question of the Day was inspired by this WGAN-TV Live at 5 Show on Thursday, 16 July 2020: ✓ WGAN-TV: Why (And What) Matterport Service Providers Need to Outsource
Any software to convert 360 tours to 3D models like Matterport or similar? jokos 4 5 monthsysabelc (165): @jokos Check out Metareal Stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RqSxvHRrx8 That model was built using just 360 images.
Question of the Day: What will you be doing July 4th Holiday Weekend? DanSmigrod 5 5 monthsjimconner20 (1): I was too scared to invite my friends who are outside our neighborhood. My family and I still had barbecue and some fireworks though not as fun as last year because of the pandemic.
Open productpage inside thetour likein 3Dvista but in Matterport or similar jokos 3 5 monthsjokos (10): Thank you so much it´s Amazing that software, do you know any group or forum related, and free matterpoort models to work with?
Solution For Selling Bulk Voucher Packages Help Gerhard 6 5 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @Gerhard Does this solve your puzzle? ✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV How to Make Money with HomePlan Pay Per View Service This is a service of WGAN Member HomePlanNZ Director Scott MacKenzie (@HomePlanNZ) Best, Dan
360 photo not part of model upload BobbyG 4 5 monthslilnitsch (2503): @BobbyG Not a problem
Question of the Day: Are Physical Open Houses happening now in your city? DanSmigrod 8 5 monthsWingman (1533): Things are back to normal for real estate at least in Queensland, Australia. Open houses are back with a restriction to have no more than 10 people at a time in a property.
Question of the Day>What 360 Camera settings do you use indoor RE listings? DanSmigrod 1 5 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 24 June 2020: What 360 camera settings do you use indoor real estate listings? Best, Dan P.S. This WGAN Question of the Day was inspired by this WGAN Forum Discussion: ✓ Video: Which 360 Camera Settings Should You Use?
Question of the Day: Do you shoot RAW or JPEG Real Estate Photos (and why)? DanSmigrod 17 6 monthsJonJ (1738): Hi All, Another word of caution when deciding on what format to use with respect to the different RAW options. Specifically for the Canon 80d, the RAW small format will only yield an image with a resolution of 2000x3000. Whereas the Large format yields 4000x6000. This comes into play if you need to crop images or if you need high resolution images for print media. Also, you should check with your clients to see if they have minimum resolution...
Question of the Day: Do you have a vanity license plate for 3D/360/RE? DanSmigrod 7 6 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @3dVuz Ha! But do you have: BUYHOME !!! Dan
Question of the Day: Are you using YouTube Playlists to Promote Your Biz? DanSmigrod 1 6 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/d3f179d769656a319143238575210adf.pngScreen Grab: Barnes Creative Studios YouTube Playlist for ADA Compliant Virtual Tours Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 17 June 2020: Are you using YouTube Playlists to Promote Your Matterport Service Provider Business (or a Client)? This post was inspired by the Barnes Creative Studios YouTube Playlist for ADA Compliant Virtual...
Moving Matterport models between iPad and iPhones devices Atriux 11 6 monthsAtriux (49): Yes . That's the one i will try for the time being iPad pro is in the back burner , now... & other hardware upgrades . TY
Question of the Day: Your best day for business development (and why)? DanSmigrod 1 6 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 11 June 2020: What is your best day of the week for for business development (and why)? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Have you done 300+ MatterTags in a Matterport Tour? DanSmigrod 3 6 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Open thread to view post.
Question of the Day: Helpful Embed.ly + Matterport MatterTag Integration? DanSmigrod 1 6 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): WGAN-TV Matterport Workshop 3.0 Part 4 of 5 Short Story #678- Embedly Providers Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 3 June 2020: Have you done an interesting Embed.ly + Matterport MatterTag Integration? This question was inspired by the WGAN-TV Short Story ($678, above) with Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank discussion of Matterport MatterTags integration with Embed.ly .... Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What is your workflow for numbering images? DanSmigrod 4 6 monthsbriangreul (540): Lightroom has a setting in the export function that lets you rename and sequence the images. I typically drag key images to the front of the album and then use the export function. I also set the tags to include the address, agent, MLS listing, and any other pertinent data I think I might want to index by in the future. When I export I use a rather long file name: Address-MLS-Agent-Number Example: 123-MainSt-7890987-SallySells-1 I think this...
Question of the Day: Special plans for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend? DanSmigrod 3 6 monthsbriangreul (540): When you are self-employed a holiday is an unpaid day off. I did a grand-slam scan yesterday... (Aerial, Listing, and Matterport). Painting the house today. No rest for the wicked or the good.
Have you shot virtual tours in Healthcare spaces? HIGH5iVER 2 7 monthsAhmedAttia (158): @HIGH5iVER . Yes I did several spaces with the Medical sector . Here are 2 examples below: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=DPk82j8jdjP https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=DPk82j8jdjP https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rmLFxPw8NMs https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rmLFxPw8NMs
Viability of Opening a Virtual Tour Only Business HIGH5iVER 3 7 monthsbryanhscott (822): @HIGH5iVER If your target client is a small business, possibly. Many small businesses are pubs, sports bars and restaurants, who may also need still photos for their menu selections. Absent that, why not? For real estate professionals; agents and property managers, including VRBO and AirBNB, nearly all want and need still photos in addition to 3D tours. As well, though many won't admit it, they need (because their target customers require...
Question of the Day: Matterport Tour Examples with Livestream Link? DanSmigrod 1 7 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=uM6GGbUMdb3&hl=1&ts=3Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul in Ennis, Ireland | Matterport Digital Twin that includes a Livestream link. Tour by: Oliver @Gladsmuir Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 21 May 2020: Matterport Tour Examples with Livestream Link? This Question of the Day was inspired by the (beautiful) Matterport Digital Twin (above) from this WGAN Forum...
Question of the Day: What did you do before MP? I was on Super Boy :) DouglasMeyers 4 7 monthsahagert (97): cool gig!
Question of the Day: Have your photos used for a relisting without your ok? DanSmigrod 3 7 monthsUltimated1228 (21): Most MLS providers have rules about this. Here in Chicago MRED makes you check a box when you upload anything into the media tab which verifies you own the rights to use those photos, 3D tours, videos, etc. its $150 fine per instance if you use media that you do not own. If an agent is taking photos from an old listing and they weren't your client who paid for them, you should be able to report them to the MLS to have them removed. Thanks, Steve
Question of the Day: Have you spotted a sign of the times? DanSmigrod 2 7 monthsron0987 (1562): Thinking there was going to be a flood of interest from agents when the social distancing required and restricting home showing for real estate, The new sign of the times at least for now. I have found no new interest in Matterport.
Question of the Day: Is there a shortage of 3D/360 Cameras? DanSmigrod 2 7 monthsSpencerLasky (258): ah ... yes!!! You can't get a Z1 and that goes for insta360 as well. Here in NY I have Adorama and B&H around the corner but nada.
Question of the Day: How are you using QR Codes in your marketing? DanSmigrod 5 7 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/8c3182b8c98d52e8a0503a4d42cb2c88.png @bethereeu Cool! Dan
Question of the Day: Show us your best Matterport 3D tour with MatterTags? DanSmigrod 15 7 monthsHomePlanNZ (215): Some great examples here! For completeness I'll re-share our Virtual Cemetery 3D walkthrough, which has over 200 tags used with MP/embed to allow visitors to search for a particular person/plot. [mpembed]https://mpembed.com/show/?m=m6udY79Cpdf&mpu=308[/mpembed] This was one of projects that lead to us develop our Automated Mattertag Import service. Creating 200 tags, roughly 60 seconds a tag = a drag. Using our tool we are now down to...
Question of the Day: How do you deliver real estate photos to your clients? DanSmigrod 9 7 monthsfotoguy (668): DropBox Regular email with photos attached For those most challenged, a USB drive delivered to their office. For some reason, I have had a big problem with putting them in my dropbox and the customer couldn't open it because they have a corporate(?) dropbox. I've had more than one agency say they can't retrieve them. It should be so simple. That's when a USB drive comes in handy. I even purchased some USB's that look like house keys and put a...
Question of the Day: Have you reached out to other MSPs to get overflow? DanSmigrod 4 7 monthsbriangreul (540): I had one reach out to me and it's been a mutually beneficial arrangement. Golden rules apply... deliver best possible customer experience, represent that you are part of their team, don't poach customers!
Question of the Day: Updated Matterport Capture App causing Pro2 Crashing? DanSmigrod 10 7 monthsGarnetwest (230): I tried to hold off on the update before my scan jobs today. Unfortunately the Capture App updated on its own to 4.0.0 That said, I didn't have any issues with either the App or the Camera all day. No crashes, no alignment issues, no upload issues. I'm using a iPad (6th Gen.) with 128 GB. I have NOT updated the firmware for the camera, even though the prompts are there for me to do it. So I'm not sure if that has anything to do with...
Matterport Product durability and Customer Service SLCUT 1 7 monthsSLCUT (34): I have experienced what I am currently chalking up to as a 'series of unfortunate events' in the purchase of my Matterport Camera. Which has caused me to raise the question as to how durable or problematic the Matterport is, as well as what your experience has been when working with their customer service. What happens when you have a problem with your camera outside of warranty? How problematic is the Matterport? I would like to ask the...
Question of the Day: Please share a Matterport Capture iOS App Created Tour DanSmigrod 17 7 monthslilnitsch (2503): @Wingman Agreed. I think on a first glance some agents may say: "hey, that's good enough" until they scan a home & see how much time it takes and realize that the quality is not awesome. Just like some agents takes photos with their smart phones. I wish Matterport would implement a "Shot with..." label on each of the tours to let the general public know which Camera was used to create a tour. I had made this...
Question of the Day: Matterport Capture App a Threat/Opportunity for MSPs? DanSmigrod 6 7 monthsJayInLA (45): :(
Question of the Day: Sheltering in Place? Re-Open or Wait? DanSmigrod 5 7 monthsfotoguy (668): We are re-starting as of today. The reason for starting today is the Michigan governor is allowing garden centers, motorboating, landscapers, and a few other industries to re-open. Since I never expect her to say "real estate photography can now be done", I have to use my common sense. We don't fall under realtor status. So, again, my common sense tells me if people can go to garden centers than one photographer going into a home is...
Question of the Day: Do you get Shout-Out video testimonials while on-site? DanSmigrod 7 7 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @johnwheatley Cool! Perhaps someone here will review SoTellUs app (and suggest a much better name :cool: for it! Dan
Question of the Day: What size images does your MLS require? DanSmigrod 7 7 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @Chemistrydoc @lilnitsch @GETMYVR @rzphotoman Thank you for your replies. Too bad the various MLS services do not standardize sizes across the USA and Canada. I could imagine that you already have your workflow for how you do your resizing. The following may be helpful to others ... ✓ RELA platform includes auto Image Resizing - RELA Website | RELA for Photographers Dan
Question of the Day: Your thoughts about the new Matterport logo? DanSmigrod 17 7 monthssrennick (351): @oldboldrev I have always loved the blue they use. #002f40. I don't like the red. At all.
Question of the Day: How can you get home seller leads to give to clients? DanSmigrod 7 7 monthskjoman (242): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/18ffb3798b52d295853ca2349e6aad15.png https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/c0c7d6b1ef5a569496834df204dab1dc.png Here’s a couple recent ones I put on FB
From Highlight to Explore 3D Space Mode: missing any parameters? BobbyG 4 8 monthsBobbyG (50): I realized by the time I got over to broadway, that the 360 photos are so much easier to work with. Client is happy though.
Question of the Day: Do you like the term "Matterport Capture Technician™"? DanSmigrod 15 8 monthscoulee360 (148): For the last 4 years, I have labelled myself with my business "Chief Photography Officer", This year I changed my title to "Chief Immersive Officer". I'm slowly dropping Matterports naming on all my material.
Question of the Day>Thoughts about the Matterport Capture Services Webinar? DanSmigrod Jump to first page35Jump to last page 8 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @HomePlanNZ Ha! 8.1 I guess I am not eligible :cool: Dan
What happens when things return to normal? JCHAFE 6 8 monthsWingman (1533): BTW, I have forgotten to say that Matterport seems to start putting money in online advertisement. They are beating me with their paid ad on Google Search. https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/2d1f300f30543276896b9832f3761d38.jpg
Matterport contacting your clients to sell them cameras ChuckJ 14 8 monthsleonherbert (901): Wait if there is all this demand why did they fire 1/3 of their staff ????
Question of the Day: Phone ringing off the hook to order Matterport Tours? DanSmigrod 16 8 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): I am confused about which videos. Can you ask a different way? Thanks, Dan
Question of the Day: How are you reinventing your business ...? DanSmigrod 2 8 monthsmartel (61): I did a small bike shop in 3-D and posted it on a Facebook group of cyclists. In less than 24 hours over 120 people have viewed the link. then this AM had a call from a guy that's wanting to sell his house on his own and wants 3-D tour!! Also reaching out to small business owners with no website presence and are currently shut down. Lots of interest.
Scan Spots all over FloorPlan. Not Happy. BobbyG 10 8 monthsHomePlanNZ (215): Though it's a big investment - the best solution is to buy or get a hire arrangement in place for a Leica BLK360. We use this for outdoor and big jobs. It's photographic quality is lower but you can do it in big jumps; or just use it sparsely to sort the black spots you're experiencing. Example: https://www.homeplan.nz/spaces/wallaceville-house-upper-hutt-nz/skinned/ Sorry I know it's big money, but it is a suggestion :)
Question of the Day: how has the Coronavirus affected you? DanSmigrod 8 8 monthsHarrycayman (191): Hi Complete shutdown. Only essential services like grocery, pharmacy and gas stations allowed to open . WE are told to work from home so no scanning at this time Harry
Question of the Day: Will RE agents embrace Matterport after COVID-19 ends? DanSmigrod 7 8 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @Expertise "Will real estate agents embrace 3D/360 Virtual Tours after the Coronavirus is behind us? Dan
Question of the Day: How do you use the Matterport Showcase App to get $$$? DanSmigrod 6 8 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://youtu.be/a2hldsWILY8Video: Academy Insights: Download Your Showcase Scans | Video courtesy of Actionable Insights YouTube Channel | 26 March 2020
Question of the Day: Are Matterport Pros "Essential" per Homeland Security? DanSmigrod 3 9 monthsfotoguy (668): I'm afraid not. Michigan goes on lockdown tonight at midnight I can do outside photos and drone photos but not inside. Yes, easy to skirt the rules but the more we all stay home, the faster life will get back to normal.
Question of the Day>Will Open Houses Cease? Replaced by Virtual Open House? DanSmigrod 17 9 monthsGFHoge (162): Here is another recent article. https://www.propmodo.com/virtual-tours-prompt-engagement-during-widespread-isolation/ Stay Well.
Question of the Day: What COVID-19 MP scanning precautions are you taking? DanSmigrod 2 9 monthsChemistrydoc (1425): @DanSmigrod Hand washing when I arrive at property, wearing booties, being aware of hard surfaces, and hand washing prior to leaving property. There's precious little else to do. KF
Question of the Day: "I wear mask, gloves and booties while Matterporting?" DanSmigrod 2 9 monthsChemistrydoc (1425): @DanSmigrod Haven't gone that far yet - I always wear disposable booties when I work. Recently, I bring a small duffel bag that has liquid soap (Mrs Meyers Cleaning Day) and paper towels. As soon as I enter the property, I ask to use the washroom and conspicuously wash hands. I think I'll keep the practice even after this crisis passes. Stay safe! Keith
Question of the Day: How is COVID-19 virus affecting your Matterport biz? DanSmigrod 13 9 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Open thread to view post.
Question of the Day: What tool(s) do you use to automate recurring billing? DanSmigrod 10 9 monthsGFHoge (162): Dan, Thank you again! It is good to see new posts of old subjects because your site is so rich with information, we don't always get it right away and new members get a reminder that it is there. Best $$ spent is your site with benefits I haven't used up yet! Geof
Question of the Day: How will you use Virtual Staging of Matterport Tours? DanSmigrod 7 9 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/aa2e938a56bd89e941427336e00dde6f.png I could imagine that you could make that request. I will ask on today's WGAN-TV Live at 5. ... Dan
Creating Duplicate in Matterport Cloud? MarcelloM 7 9 monthsMeshImages (1101): Mpembed allows different versions for the same space, maybe this can already help you. Otherwise MP support can duplicate models, but I am not sure, whether MP can duplicate the edits.
Question of the Day: Do you require a Deposit to Book (or Cancelation Fee)? DanSmigrod 6 9 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @Home3D Wow! We should all be so lucky with clients that want to pre-pay! Enjoy your weekend, Dan
Question of the Day: Funniest thing that happened on a Matterport Shoot? DanSmigrod 2 9 monthsDouglasMeyers (1064): My dog took a poop on the green carpet... that was his last go to work with daddy day :) https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/910438b681b27b25dc4b123c13f7554c.jpg
Question of the Day: How are you using Instagram for your Matterport biz? DanSmigrod 5 9 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): https://youtu.be/BPlbSXrQXOAVideo: Edit and Share an INSTAGRAM video with the Insta360 One R app. The 360 Community Podcast (Ep. 19) | Video courtesy of Scojo in 360 YouTube Channel (23 February 2020)
How do you collect payment on Matterport Tours, Photography, Video, etc.? sherpa_media 5 10 monthsbryanhscott (822): @sherpa_media Perfect! Glad to hear.
Question of the Day: What differentiates you from other Matterport Pros? DanSmigrod 6 10 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @sherpa_media @bryanhscott @lilnitsch Thank you for your thoughts. All, This is likely the most important Question of the Day - this year. Knowing what differentiates you - and communicating to potential and existing clients what differentiates you - will help you get paid more than commodity pricing. What differentiates you? Enjoy your weekend, Dan
Question of the Day: What is the one objection that you hear most often? DanSmigrod Jump to first page32Jump to last page 10 monthsVTLV (2301): Caught the last 20-30 minutes of it. Looking forward to hearing the first 45 minutes. House I was shooting was in a dead area for cell service.
Accounting and Invoicing Software for Real Estate Photographers DanSmigrod 4 11 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Photography For Real Estate (12 January 2020) What Business Accounting Software Do You Use?
Question of the Day: Share your Google Sheet (Researching Camera or Gear)? DanSmigrod 1 11 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 13 January 2020: Can you share your Google Sheet for researching a camera, drone or camera gear purchase? (I could imagine that you are comparing pricing and/or features before making a decision.) (Please either share in this WGAN Forum discussion or start a new WGAN Forum discussion.) Thanks, Dan
Question of the Day: What is your minimum work order? DanSmigrod 6 11 monthslilnitsch (2503): @Home3D I have broker load for most of the agents I work with. But, even for those I do not I takes the extra steps to make sure that the services in which I provided are being used to their fullest potential
Question of the Day: What are your Matterport Biz New Year's Resolutions? DanSmigrod 1 11 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 30 December 2019) is: What are your Matterport Service Provider Business New Year's Resolutions? Happy New Year, Dan
Question of the Day: Matterport for Documentation Prior to Disaster? DanSmigrod 4 11 monthsron0987 (1562): Funny you ask this question today, I just purchased a new home and after filling out the insurance application I was notified by the insurance company due to the size and value of the home we need to document it to verify your coverage will cover the replacement of your home. So low and behold today a contract employee sent by the insurance arrives. I was expecting a through photo shot and through documentation of the house. After about 15...
Question of the Day: Was Santa nice to you? DanSmigrod 3 11 monthsDanSmigrod (23833): @bryanhscott Was kinda hoping that Santa delivered you a camera or related gear :cool: Happy New Year, Dan
Question of the Day: How many real estate images do you typically provide? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearbryanhscott (822): @DanSmigrod My packages include 1 still photo for every 100sf. My ala carte (separate trip) or add-on (same trip) menu allows them to select their own quantity if not interested in a pre-made package. Choices are in increments of 10, up to 50, or they can mix-n-match as needed. If the client's MLS provides 40 slots, best practices dictate they attempt to fill all slots, but this is a personal, or brokerage choice most...
Question of the Day: How does the new Intel LiDAR Camera compare to Pro2? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearOboldyrev (200): Also, the field of vew is narrower. May have to rotate it more to accomplish full 360 and may even have to swing it up and down for sphere
Question of the Day: How will Matterport Measurement Mode Affect Biz Dev? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): https://youtu.be/BgoSohN8AHMVideo: Matterport Measurement Mode | Video courtesy of Matterport YouTube Channel (4 December 2019) Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 12 December 2018) is: How will Matterport Measurement Mode -- announced today - affect your business development? Happy holidays, Dan https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/bbe37bc2c575e703d68a018914857efd.pngScreen Grab 1 - Enable Matterport...
Question of the Day>Matterport on Construction Site: Must have Safety Gear? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearWonderdawg (331): I would add thin gloves for a good grip, a rocket dust blower for your lenses and some kind of “booties” for your tripod feet. Gaffers tape will work so it doesn’t pick up dirt or grime (which shows up on the nice carpet on the next shoot!) I also have a small reflector to hold over the Matterport at an angle to shield the sun when necessary. Happy shooting and keep those prices up.
Question of the Day: Solution for automating Monthly or Annual Billing? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearrzphotoman (1499): I Use https://www.waveapps.com/. Simple to use.
Question of the Day: Have you done a Matterport tour for a non-profit? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearGladsmuir (261): For many years I've supported our local Heritage Centre Museum with still photographs and Google Street View Tours. More recently we shot a Matterport tour which features on the home page of their website here: clickable text The library that occupied the upper floor of this historic building has moved elsewhere and the additional space is gradually being taken over by the museum . A large part of the expanded Museum will be dedicated to Ernest...
Question of the Day: Have you noticed larger Matterport tours are smoother? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Friday, 22 November 2019. Have you noticed larger Matterport tours are a smoother experience? Backstory: "... six months ago, maybe less, that [Matterport] engineers updated [Matterport] Showcase [player] to be able to better handle larger models," said Matterport Content Marketing Manager Amir Frank during the Matterport Support Live Q&A Thursday, 21 November...
Question of the Day: Which Browser do you use with Matterport Workshop 3.0? DanSmigrod 7 1 yearSkeeter (159): Chrome!
Question of the Day: When do you use the Matterport 3D Showcase iOS App? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearlilnitsch (2503): I use the Matterport 3D Showcase App on a nearly daily basis to show or let folks interact with Matterport tours. Matterport tours I believe become much more powerful when used or shown on a mobile device. So, many people have only really seen an older Matterport tour on a computer interacting with the tour with a mouse and think I have seen Matterport and that doesn't work for me. Once you let them interact with a tour on an iPad (preferably)...
Question of the Day: What space you wish you could do a Matterport 3D Tour? DanSmigrod 10 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/52eaab40671c78d15ff6cea435f7fd6b.png Hi All, I would :heart: to scan this Titan Missile Silo that is available for sale near Phoenix: "BOLD opportunity to own a decommissioned underground Titan II missile complex. This property was once one of the most top secret of government assets and is now ready to fulfill a new mission. That mission is for you to define amongst the limitless scenarios....
Question of the Day: What is your Matterport 3D Tour Black Friday offer? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearbryanhscott (822): I have multiple, "Specials," not tied to Holidays, but that change each month. All versions require purchase of one of my packages, then I will discount by 50% to 100% (depending upon retail value) the cost of various add-on items not already included in my packages. One of those is a Zillow 3D Tour, which I discount by 50%. Other items include pretty much everything on my Add-Ons list.
Question of the Day: What business development strategy works best for you? DanSmigrod 2 1 year3DVirtuallyThere (94): Group presentation
Question of the Day: Do you offer On-Site Matterport Training and Support? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): @Oboldyrev Please do keep us posted on this initiative and I am looking forward to lunch with you :cool: Dan
Question of the Day: What are you wearing (when you do Matterport shoots?) DanSmigrod 13 1 yearleonherbert (901): @DanSmigrod Pink of course :) Enjoy dinner, I had a blast in London. It was good to meet you and the others in person.
Question of the Day>Using Pixsy or Copytrack to alert you to stolen images? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/ccc2aaf0f20422b5f54c3a4ba61164dc.pngScreen Grab from Pixsy.com website Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 17 October 2019. Are you using Pixsy, Copytrack - or other similar digital copyright tracking service - to alert you to stolen images? Best, Dan
Question of the Day>How to create an interactive floor plan from Matterport DanSmigrod 5 1 yearWingman (1533): Pano2VR can do it. See it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0DCxdIz5TQ
Question of the Day: Software for Event Planners using the MP MatterPak? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All ✓ What floor plan layout program - software or cloud - for Event Planners using the Matterport MatterPak data? Thanks, Dan
Question of the Day: Please share a Published to Google Street View Example DanSmigrod 6 1 yearbryanhscott (822): Done with MP Pro2: https://goo.gl/maps/MYzDm2LmuaGGfryh6
Question of the Day: Insurance Company you Recommend for Matterport Pros? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 23 September 2019. " Which insurance company you recommend for Matterport Service Providers?" This question was inspired by this: PFRE (22 September 2019) A Personal Story of Why We Need Business Insurance (The story includes five insurance agencies recommended by photographers.) Best, Dan P.S. WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Insurance
Question of the Day: Do you ever hide all scans (and then enable scans)? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearbryanhscott (822): @DanSmigrod I received the message about you not yet completing snapshots and highlight reel. That answered my question.
Question of the Day: Are you using a Matterport 360º View on Facebook? DanSmigrod 4 1 yearlilnitsch (2503): And I also post to facebook with the teaser video (unless it starts out in a really awkward space) Teaser Video https://www.facebook.com/CaptureNW/posts/374755133455884 360° photo https://www.facebook.com/CaptureNW/posts/372105463720851
Question of the Day: #1 objection you receive about doing Matterport Tours? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Other objections? best, Dan
Question of the Day: What is your close rate? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): @Jwbuckl Thank you for an okay to post this to the WGAN Forum ... --- https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/aae6ee4b3bc4f224b519bc7527a69637.pngScreen Grab from Matterport Webinar: Build A Thriving 3D Photography Business Hi All, For all existing and potential Matterport Service Providers, I recommend that you watch a recording of the Matterport Webinar. ✓ [On-Demand Webinar] Build A Thriving 3D Photography Business There's a ton of...
Question of the Day: How many Matterports 3D Tours did you have to shoot... DanSmigrod 6 1 yearcoulee360 (148): I did a clients home he was selling as a sample (empty home), came across an issue with passing through a door open in one and closed in another to be able to walk through the door. Still to this date (3 years) I'm still learning techniques to keep improving that sets me far apart from a couple agents in my town that now have the camera and don't know what they are doing.
Question of the Day: Your experience with Matterport Blur Faces (Beta)? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearcoulee360 (148): My experience with it is about 50/50 on photos/paintings. It has worked too well sometimes blurring lamps, sculptures and even wall mounted animal heads have been blurred. Wish they'd put it in the showcase for us to blur on our own because then we could blur other sensitive info that may be left in the tour.
How is Hurricane Dorian affecting you? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearMiami305 (20): Thank you, Dan... Miami-Dade "should" be fine. ;-)
Question of the Day: Will Matterport offer a white-label solution? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearrzphotoman (1499): @ron0987 I definitely agree that waiting for the lawsuit to be settled is a good idea.
WP3D MODELS for 2 different websites WayanMatt 4 1 yearWayanMatt (31): Thank you guys ...
Question of the Day: How might you use the new Insta360 GO to Make Money? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearHome3D (2454): Who cares about making money with it! It looks like a blast of fun!
Question of the Day? Do you offer Aerial Photos and Video? DanSmigrod 7 1 yearchermle (4): I primarily offer drone still photography using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/bc63f537707c92dad5d9cf4327426276.jpg
Question of the Day: What was your longest it took to shoot a Matterport? DanSmigrod 4 1 yearGarnetwest (230): That's fantastic!! @DanSmigrod
Question of the Day: Will you buy a DJI OSMO Mobile 3 for Zillow Videos? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearbryanhscott (822): @lilnitsch Understood and thanks for the reply info. I will just put it out there to the group concerning the question of using a cellphone and the DJI Mobile gimbal. Just wondering about relative successes or failures others have experienced with that sort of a set-up.
Question of the Day: Start location for Matterport Tour? Entrance? Other? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 15 August 2019: What is the start location of your Matterport 3D Tour? Do you use the front entrance or somewhere else such as the amazing pool or amazing living room? This Question of the Day was inspired by a discussed during this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show yesterday (14 August 2019): ✓ WGAN-TV CAPTUR3D Training for Matterport Pros | Wednesday, 14 August...
Question of the Day: How does rain affect your Matterport & DSLR shoots? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearChemistrydoc (1425): Cloudy days are no problem. Rainy is another matter. The darkness, lack of any shadows, etc doesn't lend itself to sky substitution, especially in my market, which is supposedly a sunny destination. In actual fact, where I live gets more annual rainfall than Seattle! I keep a stack of "inside projects" to do on truly rainy days.
Question of the Day: What's the hardest space that you did a Matterport? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearleonherbert (901): I have had three which were equally difficult. No light inside the buildings and the windows were boarded up. I used some big space lights, a flashlight and some small lights on top of the camera. Came out pretty well. Room for improvement. https://mpembed.com/show/?m=jmbcnByMCqU&mpu=200&mpv=1
Question of the Day: Do you use Pinterest to market to agents/home sellers? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearhjarta (2): I think Instagrams suits better for this purpose. I can recommend a great service https://spamguardapp.com/, it really helps to keep your account clean and attract more customers.
Question of the Day: How are you using the Photofy Photo Editing App? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 6 August 2019: How are you using the Photofy ( iOS, Android) Photo Editing App? Best, Dan P.S. Inman (5 August 2019) "RE/MAX launched a partnership with Photofy, a content creation and photo editing app that will allow brokers to create custom-branded marketing materials for listings and recruiting efforts at no cost."
People in house while making a tour fotoguy 8 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Inman (5 August 2019) Agent shoots at man who tried to rob her with knife at open house Dan Save $20 on Inman Subscription
How to restrict sharing videos and images? allanretail 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): @allanretail Thanks for your kind words. I do not know how to restrict 2D image sharing. Perhaps an alternative would be a digital watermark tracking service like this or this? Dan
Question of the Day: Do you place your 360 Views in Capture or Workshop? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearHome3D (2454): I find it best to place them "on the map" right there in Capture immediately after shooting them, while awareness of their position is fresh in my mind.
Question of the Day: Do you shoot vertical video for Real Estate Agents? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearfotoguy (668): I wish we could should vertical. In the vast majority of situations, horizontal is fine. There are times like a small bathroom or trying to get a top to bottom photo of a house when they have woods almost up to their back door. I search through many house photos online but don't recall seeing a vertical photo. Let's start a new trend!
Question of the Day: Do your clients ever ghost you (how do you overcome)? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearCharlesHH (349): Everyone is SO BUSY nowadays. Flooded with emails, texts, WhatsApp etc. Sometimes emails end up in spam boxes. If they are worth keeping, just always keep calm and polite, try again after a few days or, probably the best route, pick up the phone and call them. I recently had one impossible client. Very charming when I saw her or actually got through, but regularly failed to respond to messages, emails etc. I was trying to close the job so I...
Question of the Day: Do you provide free RE Agent Headshots for Biz Dev? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 23 July 2019: Do you provide free real estate agent headshots for business development? This question was inspired by an ICLV19 session today that included the Top 10 things that agents must do to be successful: have a professionally shot head shot. (The other photography related item on the Top 10 list was to have a 90 second video to tell the agent's...
Question of the Day: What did you Google to find the WGAN Forum? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearEyeMazing (15): If my minds serves me right, I was researching other 360 cameras when I saw the link. And I often return when time permits. ;-)
Question of the Day>Do you show the discount - & savings - on your invoice? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 22 July 2019: When you offer a discount, do you show the discount - and the savings - on your invoice? For clarification, you offer a one time only discount - or you discount your pricing off your rate card - do you just invoice at the agreed upon price, or do you show the original price; the discount and the savings? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Top 3 Reasons that you use Matterport Skin: MPEmbed DanSmigrod 3 1 yearrzphotoman (1499): #1 Reason...Great Google Juice!
Question of the Day: Unexpected gadget you use on your Matterport Shoots? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearWallsCouldTalk (81): These things. The work for respectable looking cutain ties, door handle ties, securing lights in awkward placesholding up broken blinds..... Kotap BB-11B Ball Bungee, 11-Inch, Black, 25-Piece https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DPLM62G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_N7.jDbFM3N6KP
Do you know what the latest Home Search Trends are? Sara_iGuide 1 1 yearSara_iGuide (39): There are some real estate stats and trends that Real Estate Photographers need to stay on top of if they're going to excel in this industry. Information like: -The information sources used during the home search -The length of the home search -And the value of specific website features during the home search Join Kevin in our next Know Your Customer video as he unpacks these stats and trends around the The Home Search Process, as...
Question of the Day: What is the best workflow for Matterport to XACTIMATE? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 10 July 2019: What is the best workflow for Matterport to XACTIMATE? (Thank you to WGAN Member @leemdc for suggestion this question.) Best, Dan P.S. Here are WGAN Forum discussions tagged: ✓ XACTIMATE ✓ Insurance ✓ Insurance Adjusters ✓ Water Damage ✓ Fire ✓ AEC ✓ MatterPak ✓ WGAN-TV Training Academy
Can a 1st Generation Matterport Camera Handle 100,000 SQFT? [HELP!] MagnaShow 11 1 yearGerhard (1138): @MagnaShow I have done 5 schools that are well over 85000 sqft each. Just make sure you are using the latest iPad as the app will crash and not be able to go over 250+ scans, trust me I have been there. When you do multiple floors that have to get stitched in. Do extra scan around each staircase on the top of the first model and again with the second one going down. This will help when the model gets stitched together. One model had to...
Question of the Day: What are you doing for the July 4th holiday? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Video: July 4th Golf Cart Parade on St. Simons Island, Georgia Hi All, Happy July 4th, Dan
Question of the Day: What height do you set your Matterport Camera? DanSmigrod 13 1 yearDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, This question seems to come up a lot. I agree with ... Wondering if @Property3NZ sets it any lower than 4 feet (1.22 meters). The following is also great advice by @walkintour Other thoughts on the topic of Matterport Pro2 3D Camera height? Enjoy your weekend, Dan
Question of the Day: Should you publish a 100% Money Back Guarantee Offer? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearbryanhscott (822): @DanSmigrod 100% Money Back v. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Both say essentially the same thing (more or less), but one approach (to me) is clearly more acceptable than the other... Having been in the service business in one form or another for 40+ years (all service-based), I can safely (and, thankfully) attest that most Customers do not select a supplier/vendor based on availability of a 100% Money Back Guarantee. In fact, arguably, this...
Question Did Matterport Build Cortex with Our Copyrighted Scans? Changesin3d 7 1 yearChangesin3d (124): So in the traditional sense you do not have copyright as if you took the picture with any other camera, say a Nikon, Canon or Sony, so why call it a camera? Interesting. Heck why call it a copyright? Think if your client insisted on having the copyright to the image can you really agree? Almost like you have to be an attorney to figure this out, right?
Is Matterport using My 3D contacts to sell directly to my customers??? JCHAFE 10 1 year3D_Hoffa (143): This post is important and should not be buried *bump*
Does Matterport have to give Business Opportunity disclosures. Changesin3d 1 1 yearChangesin3d (124): This video raises some issues that I think will interest everyone. Reviewed the FTC rule and the Ca. State rules and it sure looks like Matterport may need to be giving out this disclosure. What say you? I have heard they are rewriting the rules for the MSP program and they are still advertising the opportunity to own your own business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmlmaLj67E&t=337s
Question of the Day: Which Image Re-Size Software or Platform do you use? DanSmigrod 5 1 yearChemistrydoc (1425): I use Export function in Lightroom - allows sizing, sharpening, etc in one control panel.
Question of the Day: In Highlight Reel, which transition between floors? DanSmigrod 4 1 yearzacharysmiller (56): Could I see samples of your highlight reels you guys are referring to? Thanks!
Question of the Day>How do you compete with non-Part 107 FAA Licensed Pros? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Yeah. I had a character limit on the headline so Photographers became Pros; unfortunately Dan
Question of the Day: Do you Provide Matterport Camera SnapShots to Clients? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsrzphotoman (1499): @June, I use Aurora HDR 2019. It does a great job with single images as well as multi mage shots. I also use Photoshop CC occasionally.
Question of the Day>Why are you NOT using Matterport auto-generated Videos? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Teaser video created with the Nodalview platform by We Get Around Atlanta Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod [nodalview]https://www.nodalview.com/CAKw9mEg9HFaSje8AyJueDbp[/nodalview]Nodalview 360º Tour created by We Get Around Atlanta Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod Hi All, I (just) created a teaser video with the Nodalview platform. It is super-easy and super-fast to do this. Matterport should study how Nodalview does this (I...
Question of the Day: Matterport Camera at 4 feet to capture 3D Tour-Photos? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsron0987 (1562): Nice these look really good.
Question of the Day: Why are you NOT using auto-generated MP SnapShots? DanSmigrod 18 2 yearsrzphotoman (1499): @bryanhscott That's a different approach and I would give it a try. Every market is different and until you try, you'll never if that's a good price point or incentive. If you do try it, let us know the results.
Question of the Day>Do you charge extra for image editing? "Premium Photos" DanSmigrod 3 2 yearshtimsabbub23 (862): I do charge extra for Photoshop editing images. My price for the client is $15 per Item per image. So for instance if they want the power lines removed from the photo I can do that for $15. But here's the catch it has to be done to all images that showcase that item. That way everything is consistent for the MLS. I no longer worry about what the MLS has to say about me photoshopping images because I work for the realtor and not MLS. If they ask...
Question of the Day: How much do you charge for Matterport Highlight Reel? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Do you charge extra for a Matterport Highlight Reel?
Question of the Day: Do you charge extra for a Single Property Website? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/925e6f547ca28812b7e914849b3a3604.png Hi All, This Matterport Service Provider charges $50 for a Single Property Website (with custom domain name). For those that do not charge for a Single Property Website, why not? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): @DanSmigrod Scanning all day! KF
Slowly but surely being forced to Zillow 3D pixelray 9 2 yearspixelray (593): @3D_Hoffa - I think the listing only gets 7 days at the top of the search results when you do a zillow video or zillow 3d - think that is what they meant As far as improvements - I wish they would allow me to select the INTRO starting point - I don't understand how they choose what and where to start these. I have had them be my first 360 pic; my middle and even one toward the end. I also have weird quirks in the field. App crashes, wifi...
Question of the Day: Do you use a contract for your Matterport shoots? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 16 May 2019: Do you use a contract for your Matterport shoots? This question was inspired by this Photography for Real Estate blog post yesterday: ✓ Do You Need Contracts in Real Estate Photography? Best, Dan P.S. How to get your free library card to the WGAN Forum Sample Forms Library
Question of the Day: Keeping Matterport Classic? Switching to New? Both? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsShakoure (312): @jellofan... Loopholes like that tend not to last long with companies like this,assuming this works in the first place. But we'll see. Has anyone actually tried this?
Question of the Day: What do you think of the new Matterport Pricing? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsWingman (1533): I do not know if I am happy with new prices or not. From one point hosting some limited amount is not an issue now. And there is no extra fee to go over included in a plan amount for processing. However the number of active models that is included is just ridiculous. It is may be ok for property type of work but how it lines up with doing matterport for business? And on top of that I have to pay $20 USD more for my subscription.
Question of the Day: How do you level your Matterport Pro 3D Camera? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsWallsCouldTalk (81): I bought a high quality bullseye level that is 2-3/8" diameter. I attached it using industrial velcro because it won't go in the case without altering the foam insert or removing the level before packing the camera away. I verify it is level using a Bosch laser measuring tool after attaching to the top. If it is a little off, I press on it until it matches the laser level. It holds its position very well once it is set. I use a geared head...
Matterport schematic floor plan for Yacht WayanMatt 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @WayanMatt Try reaching out to: ✓ @PetraSoderling ( Blue-Sketch) ✓ @MP2FP ( MP2FP.com) I'm sure that either could create 2D schematic floor plans of a Yacht for you. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you offer Gift Cards for Matterport 3D Tours? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 6 May 2019: Do you offer Gift Cards for Matterport 3D Tours? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Matterport Tour Sells House without Physical WalkThru? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsBrokerBruce (230): Yes, I have one closing the end of the month. Super, almost new 3 bedroom rancher in Suffolk, VA. Older couple coming from NC., their agent did a facetime with them in the home just prior to writing the offer. I had shot one of my listings that had already sold when I got my Pro 2 Lite to practice on, so this listing was the first one I had actually shot and used for marketing.
Question of the Day: Whom is your favorite Matterport Support person & Why? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsRomainReparage (129): Michel also for the french speaking
Question of the Day: Is Matterport a Significant amount of your revenue? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsVTLV (2301): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/1316b4d591be8b39dc040011deb2e92d.gif
Question of the Day: How many Matterport scans per furnished home, and ..." DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @JonJ Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed explanation and insight. This is great guidance for both those that are new and even seasoned Pros. Sounds like you log the details of all your Matterport projects including start/end time and number of scans. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Are you charging a minimum of $100 for 2D Floor Plans? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, If you charge $100+ for 2D schematic floor plans that @mp2fp charges $22.50 (after WGAN 10 percent discount), you can see that 2D schematic floor plans can be a great Add On. Do this twice a week for 50 weeks and that's $7,750 more a year. Do this four times a week, and that's $15,500. Easy money! If you are not offering 2D schematic floor plans – or barely charging more than what your cost is – you are leaving money on the...
Question of the Day: Do you charge extra "per additional floor" for MP? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsHome3D (2454): Maybe I’m the odd duck, but I bid each job individually. I offer so many services, MP, GeoCV, NodalView, Zillow 3D Home, HDR photography, aerial drone photos and video, Zillow video, professional video, websites... and every agent has their favorite combo. So I just ask what services they want and the square footage. Once I know what they want, I can make a quick mental calculation as to the hours on site (sometimes days) and the hours at...
Question of the Day: Do you charge more for one business day delivery? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsfotoguy (668): The MP processing is incredibly slow these days. I ordered a floor plan last week that took over 48 hours to process. The realtor had to add it to the MLS listing later. I hate making more work for them.
Question of the Day: Do you do Matterport scan/charge for Garages/Carports? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsTHRHHI (274): I scan as much as the camera will allow both interior and exterior. Typically i am 10-12 scans into the project before I get inside. Once inside I do everything, closets, garage, balconies, screened porches etc. For me it is about providing the best model for my client as it is also a reflection on their professionalism as an agent. I charge by the heated sqft of the house which, cost per sqft, may seen high but when you take in the whole model,...
What do you like best about the new Matterport Showcase? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearswhereareweat (172): That it works and can be fully used on an iPad! I saw a comment on the facebook group about the limited edit features not available on ipad/mobile version of showcase/workshop whatever! I responded with a solution there, so apologies for the duplicate, but thought i'd share with this wider group, was cool if you didn't already realize this was possible, saves lugging a laptop and just an iPad! if you select 'request desktop version' in Chrome...
Question of the Day: Is your trunk filled with light bulbs? (Should it be?) DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsCharlesHH (349): Hi. I visited a spa yesterday and one area was very low blue lighting. Is it feasible to add a LED light on top of the MP camera that illuminates as the camera turns? Could be useful. Or would it be too harsh? Charles
Do you like homeowners present (that have many ???) when you are scanning? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): Generally no. Actually, no. Never. And take your dogs with you! KF
PRICING..Square footage or rooms? Seaweedsoul 8 2 yearsSeaweedsoul (26): I don't think .10 sq ft is unreasonable if the space is a standard ranch style one level 3 bed 2 bath. But when it's 6 bedrooms, two stories, multiple stair cases, 4 bathrooms, 2 living room spaces, etc.. it gets to be a two hour job with great efficiency. I'm fast and efficient. Careful to not bump walls with tripod as I move from room to room. It would be faster if you did not need to keep the distance between scans between 5 - 7 feet. This...
Question of the Day: What to do with your Matterport Spaces if you Quit MP? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsron0987 (1562): No worry Dan I am only running 96 models on going bases. Have a great weekend. Ron
Question of the Day: Which iPad Holder do you use while Matterporting? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsHome3D (2454): My favorite for three years is this simple handstrap case. I've purchased two of them, quick, easy, sturdy, light. LapWorks 9.7 iPad Pro Case with Soft Neoprene Handle with Apple Pencil Holder and Cap Pocket Stand - Adjustable Velcro and 360 Degree swiveling https://www.amazon.com/LapWorks-Neoprene-Handle-Pencil-Holder/dp/B01GF8RGZM
Question of the Day: How is your ROI with Leica BLK360 + Matterport? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsMeshImages (1101): I am a big fan of the leica blk360 integration. It makes Matterport a better product. My ROI is very good. In Germany we have a supplier where I can rent a Leica blk360 for EUR 700 per week (all in).
Question of the Day: Do you include some Matterport 360 Views at no charge? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearsHome3D (2454): Placing 360s into a MP dollhouse display is pretty easy. It's done in the Capture app prior to upload / rendering. Yes, you can go back later and place them and "re-upload/render" if you forgot to initially. I've done that! As long as it's the same model, MP does not charge you again. To place 360s so they will surround a MP dollhouse model, start in Capture by selecting the "360 View" tab. Select "Place on the...
Question of the Day: Silliest objection from a real estate agent? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearseggardner (411): Open thread to view post.
Question of the Day: What's the silliest objection that you have heard? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsWingman (1533): Thanks for your feedback. Why do you think that voice is expensive? It will just go as IP traffic with voice over IP technology and it will only cost an agent a mobile data. However it is not that much of data and coded it can generate a little traffic. It should not be a specially employed person, it can be an agent that has an app installed on his phone. When somebody calls from a tour it will just start loading it to an actual viewer...
Questions of the Day: Three Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsftosolini (150): These are great client pain points to include in my elevator pitch, thanks!
GeoCV Floor Plan View versus Matterport Floor Plan View: Which do you like? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): GeoCV all the way!
Question of the Day: Do you include Highlights Reel and MatterTags in base? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsWonderdawg (331): Highlight reel always. Mattertags only if I’m linking one model to another.
Question of the Day-How should Matterport Spend $48,000,000 in new funding? DanSmigrod 10 2 yearsWingman (1533): Sorry I meant to say "I guess if they spend just a few a few $100 000s..." even though a few millions would be better :-)
Question of the Day: How much does Matterport charge for hosting beyond 300 DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsWingman (1533): It is here https://support.matterport.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015861668-FAQ-Hosting-Overages-Limits It is $19 monthly for every extra 50 tours over your plan limit.
Question of the Day: What disclaimer do you add to virtual staged images? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsWingman (1533): It is easier for us in Australia because a property in most cases is pictured with a sellers' things shown and everybody knows that they are not buying a furnished property. So when and if it is virtually staged no need for any disclaimers.
How can I search forum topics? GlennTremain 5 2 yearsGlennTremain (2195): Thanks dan
A long-time Matterport Service Provider Writes [How should I reply?] DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, In reply to my question ... ➡️ "What problem are we trying to solve?" I received this additional info: "....seems as if we are being forced to buy the Theta given Zillow is rolling out their Zillow 3D. I already have clients asking for me to do it...so I guess I feel I have to. I was already looking for a cheaper and quicker alternative but with Zillow embracing the theta...seems like that's the...
Question of the Day: How much hosting do you include with Matterport Tour? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearsrzphotoman (1499): @Queen_City_3D, I hear you, but that's one of the reasons I advertise that only 6 months are free. If Matterport isn't in by business interest, after six months I can still charge them or delete the file.
Question of the Day: Which Matterport view do you use for the "Hero Image"? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, WGAN Question of the Day for Thursday, 21 February 2019: Which Matterport view do you use for the "Hero Image"... Dollhouse or an Image from the Tour? Or Using WP3D Models for Model Image Override of the Matterport default Model Image? What do you display? Best, Dan Below are screen grabs from WP3D Models showing how to use Model Image Override to set the default view. ...
Question of the Day: Which Conference/Expo/Event do you recommend in 2019? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @ron0987 As of Wednesday, 21 February 2019, Google has not announced the location of the 2019 Google Street View Summit. Best, Dan
GSV vs. Matterport izoneguy 2 2 yearsMarc (97): To integrate a Matterport tour into GSV do you have to be a GSV "Trusted Photographer"? Yes... 2.) I see it costs $14.95 to integrate a Matterport tour into a Google "space". Is that cost for one year? Or as long as the Matterport tour is active? Not sure - don't use matterport but I'd suspect this is their one time publishing fee 3.) If a client has an existing GSV tour that was shot a few years ago - will the Matterport...
Question of the Day: Whom has the tallest Tripod (and Why)? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsExpertise (540): Gitzo 9 footer >> clickable text
Question of the Day: What tool do you use to create your signature block? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsHugoPerez (28): :heart:great info Dan!!!thanks!!
Matterport Versus GeoCV: Which 3D Tour viewing experience do you like Best? DanSmigrod 16 2 yearsangusnorriss (726): For me it’s got hallmarks of switching from Android to iPhone. Functionality aside it was all about UI amd UX and geocv wins. It’s not necessarily a price war for camera owners but what sells more when you go to town.
Question of the Day>Why is Matterport asking what discount you will accept? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): @DanSmigrod Probably so that they can underbid this amount for additional savings on the backs of MSPs. Hate to be cynical, but what choice have they left us? Keith
Question of the Day: How are you using the Leica BLK360 with Matterport? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, When you buy a Leica BLK360 using the Robotic Imaging Group affiliate link for @MikeChawaga ... you receive - free - the first 12 months of WGAN Standard Membership. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What are the Pros and Cons of getting paid at closing? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): How about the price is based on 120 days payment and the agent can take a discount for paying either upfront or within 10 business days? The pricing is the same - either way - but the positioning is taking a discount rather than paying an additional fee. Your thoughts? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What will Matterport announce at Inman Next Week? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsrzphotoman (1499): I think they'll say "Apples coming out with a new 3D iPhone...we give up"
Question of the Day: Got Examples of MPEmbed Basic and Premium Tours? DanSmigrod 14 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): @srennick Thanks!!! :) Love seeing the creative ways that this is being used and helping others ... dare I say ... SUCCEED FASTER! :)
Question of the Day: Business use of Pocket-Size Drones like these? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsrzphotoman (1499): Would not recommend for any business use. Poor quality images.
Question of the Day: Got examples of GSV Tours published via Matterport? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members save 40 percent on MP2SV.com service from @Metroplex360 ... Dan
Question of the Day: Any CES 2019 News that You are Excited About? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 7 January 2019) is: Any CES 2019 (8-11 January 2019, Las Vegas) News that You are Excited About? [Please start a new WGAN Forum discussion and tag: CES2019 Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What metrics do you track while doing Matterport scans DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsHome3D (2454): I periodically check the Matterport statistics to check how many views the spaces are attracting. I must add that this is usually a depressing experience, showing a dozen or two views weekly, and I can’t help faulting Realtor.com and other aggregators for almost HIDING Matterport walkthroughs on their websites. As I’ve droned on regarding in the past, Realtor has shot themselves in the foot for two years. They’ve had a dramatic asset,...
Question of the Day: How many miles do you walk daily doing Matterport? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): My average is a mile for about every 1600 sq ft scanned.
Question of the Day: Should Matterport publish a list of known issues? DanSmigrod 12 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @Metroplex360 Thanks for sharing. Hi All, WGAN Standard and Premium Members get the free use of MPEmbed. Happy New Year, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you promise Matterport in 24, 48 or other hours? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearsExpertise (540): We just say "Next Day". Quoting "24 hours" can get you in trouble if you're scanning/shooting stuff at 10 AM or earlier. :)
Question of the Day: Are you using a Chatbot to get leads? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsGlennTremain (2195): Should be what is a chat bot, how many types are there and what should a bot do and shouldn’t do?
Question of the Day: What is your (business) 2019 New Year Resolution? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): Focus, focus, focus! Also try to solidify (and possibly raise) prices. KF
Question of the Day: What are your side hustles? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): Moderating GSV tours for other people ... Interactive Floorplans ... Matterport SDK Development ...
Question of the Day: Resources for getting an FAA Remote Pilot license? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsHelloPado (133): Remotepilot101.com ThedroneU.com Both are fantastic resources for training. The DroneU is an amazing forum/community of pilots and drone business owners.
Storing Matterport Camera between Shoots Matt19 2 2 years3dvrwalkthrough (89): Spending $250.00 to protect my $2,500 to $4,000.00 Camera is necessary. You will get caught in the rain eventually and humidity just about gives any software driven device a problem eventually. Get a waterproof pelican unit with the moisture pack similar to the ones you see in shoes or medicine. Had my camera close to a year. Scanned a lot. Run battery till it’s basically out or close to it. Then recharge. Never had any issues and holds...
Question of the Day: Do you provide an incentive for Matterport referrals? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsMontreal3D (202): Always.
Question of the Day: Do you have examples of MatterTags using Embed.ly? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): WGAN-TV Matterport Cloud and Workshop for Newbies #182-MatterTag using Embed.ly Example at 2:25 Hi All, Here is the Question of the Day for Tuesday, 18 December 2018: Do you have examples of Matterport MatterTags using Embed.ly? (At 2:25 into the video (above), I used Embed.ly to embed this Kit. Happy holidays, Dan
Question of the Day: What are you doing to surprise & delight best clients? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsHome3D (2454): Simply deliver double what they’re paying for on every project. I throw in Zillow videos with any assignment for HDR stills or Matterport. I’m now learning Zillow’s 3D Home process to provide as a (paid) add-on to stills + professional video projects. So far the results are coming out well, though it’s a big step down from Matterport. I’ll soon be offering a full report.
Question of the Day: Are you busy or slow now through Friday, 4 Jan 2019? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsmori (775): Busy next week, then slow - maybe some private research projects.
Question of the Day: How did you solve a difficult outstanding invoice? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): Two words: pleasant persistence
Question of the Day: Do you offer gift certificates for your services? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @immersivespaces That's exciting. Thanks for sharing that gift certificates work for you with Brokers for their Agents. Perfect! And, cash is king! Happy holidays, Dan
Question of the Day: Should Matterport Offer a MP Camera Trade-in Program? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsimmersivespaces (1181): I think the smarter move for Matterport is to reduce the price of the camera overall, thereby encouraging people to upgrade. I don't have a trade-in option for my Nikon, but I'm constantly watching for new cameras because they are necessary for my job, and the value of the new equipment is easy to recoup with jobs. The ROI on Matterport Cameras has dropped significantly in the last year, yet their pricing does not reflect that. I think they will...
Question of the Day: What does it mean that Matterport now has a new CEO? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearsVTLV (2301): We get a new CEO announced in other news sources and nothing from the company in my email this week. Not feeling very hopeful about this one. What ever remarks he's made about the current tour inventory clearly support what the shareholders want back for returns. Returns they're not getting after 5 years of investing from Camera and hosting fees.
Question of the Day: Why did you buy a Matterport Pro2 Lite 3D Camera? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @BrokerBruce Do you shoot Matterport for your listings only? Side hustle offering Matterport? Happy holidays, Dan
Question of the Day: What's on your "Wish List" for the new Matterport CEO? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Here is the Question of the Day for Wednesday, 5 December 2018: What's on your "Wish List" for the new Matterport CEO? Please post to this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Open Letter to the new CEO Happy holidays, Dan P.S. Thanks @mori for inspiring today's WGAN Forum Question of the Day with you post here.
Question of the Day: What was the source of your best Matterport client? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsalirizacil (135): A direct office visit of a real estate broker.
Question of the Day: What would you like Santa to bring you? DanSmigrod 11 2 yearsmori (775): HAAAA - Santa listened!!!!!
Question of the Day: Your thoughts on holiday gifting to your Clients? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsVTLV (2301): They should be inviting me out to their Christmas parties. Like @hometakes & @Chemistrydoc, They've been getting Christmas all year with the pricing they negotiated.
Question of the Day>Matterport Pro? How do you let go of difficult Clients? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsSoldSquad (31): Alternatively, raise your price for that particular customer until they become bearable for the increased income, or simply go away.
Question of the Day: Do you ever have to do take down requests? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Here is the Question of the Day for Tuesday, 20 November 2018: I just got done completing three - take down requests - Copyright Infringement Notifications via YouTube. Do you ever have to do take down requests? Happy holidays, Dan
Question of the Day: What is your Matterport 3D Tour Black Friday Offer? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsIntegratedman (489): @DanSmigrod TY..pushing this deal hard..hoping to get 5/6 packages sold this week...I will let you know.
Question of the Day: Do all your clients pay the same rate for Matterport? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Here is the Question of the Day for Sunday, 18 November 2018: Do all your clients pay the same rate for Matterport? For example, some of your existing clients may pay less than the rate listed on your website. Happy holidays, Dan
Question of the Day: Does Matterport scanning slow down now through 31 Dec? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsJonJ (1738): If I eat too much during a holiday party, I do feel a bit sluggish and may not be as quick on my feet. So, I guess Matterport scanning does slow down, but my clients are still happy with the result!😁🤗
Question of the Day: How to use Matterport + QR Code to get more business? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @Tosolini A representative of Movilok emailed me some additional info about their solution ... Dan --- Hi Dan We are starting to use it and we have offered it to real estate companies. We think that they can use it to attract people in trade shows as it will draw attention if somebody is in front of a big screen "playing" with the phone and moving along a 3D tour. It can also be helpful to attract people in tourism trade shows...
Question of the Day: Will you increase your Matterport Tour rates on 1 Jan? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Here is the Question of the Day for Friday, 16 November 2018: Will you increase your Matterport Tour rates on 1 January 2019? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: When do you use Matterport deep links? Example? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsHelloPado (133): Hi AlL- For a large indoor/outdoor space I used Mattertags with deep links to navigate between areas of the grounds. A necessity as there are 43 acres here. Each mt in the starting tour takes you to one of the many spaces and another mt leads back to the starting point. I love mpembed and use it on most of my tours, however, using deep links seemed to revert all mpembed url's back to a matterport url. I've been unable to find a work...
Question of the Day: Which Tripod Head do you use with Matterport? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): @DanSmigrod Desmond DLEV-1 + Distal Clamp, yet I usually still adjust level using the tripod legs and a Home Depot el-cheapo bubble level. Keith
Question of the Day: Do you have some good news to share about Matterport? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsosakadave (80): Yes, I have found their after-sales communication to be stellar. My questions are always answered and solid advice offered. I hope others' experiences have been the same. Dave
Question of the Day: Should Matterport share revenue when syndicating Tours DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 8 November 2018) is: Should Matterport share revenue when syndicating Tours For context, here are examples of 50/50 revenue share by 360Cities with 360º photo and 360º video Pros: ✓ 360Cities Licenses 150,000 360º images: 50/50 Revenue Share with Pros Best, Dan P.S. Related WGAN Forum discussions: ✓ Matterport Ecosystem: "Wish List" for...
Question of the Day: Got a tip for using Matterport Showcase app? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 7 November 2018) is: Got a tip for using Matterport Showcase app? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: How do you handle a slow (or no) pay client? DanSmigrod 12 2 yearshometakes (1134): @Chemistrydoc Check your inbox. :-)
Question of the Day: Got a tip for using the Matterport Trim Tool? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 6 November 2018) is: Got a tip for using the Matterport Trim Tool within the Matterport Capture app? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Got a tip for shooting Matterport 360Views? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsVTLV (2301): @Chemistrydoc - Thats a fun one isn't it. Walking to a location outdoors not realizing the sensors are looking at the sun. Then take a shot and it's all blown out. Whoops. I find leveling not to be as much of an issue as other 360 shots I have taken. Thanks to the 15 degree variance. Bonus time saver.
Question of the Day: Why don't you accept credit cards for Matterport? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearshometakes (1134): @htimsabbub23 1 million percent agree. Ive been only accepting credit cards for the past 12 years. However, make sure that you don't send the photos until you are successful in charging their card.
Question of the Day: How did you first hear about Matterport? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsJamie (1848): 2012 when they were developing their hand held version
Question of the Day>Do your T&C include a lien on the house if not payment? DanSmigrod 4 2 years3dVuz (355): Guy don’t pay me I put a Lein on the side of his head... Brooklyn. Just kidding... or???
Question of the Day: Got a tip for power users of WP3D Models? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @michaelakinyemi Good news ... Ross will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 for WP3D Models for Power Users on TBD date. Once I know the date, I will let you (all) know. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: When you do not get a Matterport job, do you ask why? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 30 October 2018) is: When you do not get a Matterport job, do you ask why? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Got a tip for Beginners using WP3D Models? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsRichierichks (715): One of my favorite parts of WP3D is the "Generic Iframe" model base. I embed everything into them and use the iframes and shortcodes to place them in other places in my site or customer's sites. I use a lot of custom overlays on the GSV that I generate from the Matterport model and I am able to embed the iframe of it into WP3D. This gives a consistent look to all of my tours and I still get the SEO benefit of the traffic from my...
Question of the Day: Got a Tip for Creating WP3D Single Property Websites? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 29 October 2018) is: Got a Tip for Creating Single Property Websites via WP3D Models? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Got a tip for Matterport to Google Street View? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): WGAN-TV: Panoskin to Google Street View Demo and Discuss for Newbies Hi All, WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members save 40 percent on MP2SV services. Please see your Welcome Onboard Letter. Here are ll WGAN Forum discussions tagged: MP2SV WGAN Standard and Premium Members receive the free use of Panoskin Pro (a Google Street View moderator tool. Please see your Welcome Onboard Letter. Here are all WGAN Forum discussions tagged: ...
Workshop displays dark grey or black screen or crashes with all my browsers artguy55 3 2 yearsBuschstu (24): Check your video card see if you have at least 4gb of video ram . I had the same problem with 2009 mac book pro . While everything was up to date.Plenty of regular ram . Video ram is what is needed for 3D processing such as Matterport Workshop.
Question of the Day: Got a Halloween Themed Matterport Shoot? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Friday, 26 October 2018) is: Got a Halloween Themed Matterport Shoot? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Got a tip for creating Matterport MatterTags? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearstresdepro (345): Some people may not know these but you can add: 1. Photos (Flickr) or 360º photos (roundme) 2. External Link 3. Video (youtube) 4. Text Description
Question of the Day: Does your Matterport business slow down in the Winter? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): @DanSmigrod No - Jan 1 and we are off to the races. Our slow times are around July 4th and from now through the end of the year. Keith
Question of they Day: When you quote Matterport, do you always get the biz? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): When quoting - especially for an agent that ALREADY HAS THE LISTING - do you include selling points about helping the agent: ✓ get most listing appointments ✓ win more listings ✓ win bigger premium listings (While the agent is asking about an existing listing, it's likely that you will have more successful if you can frame the quote about getting more business. Otherwise, Matterport is just another expense that comes out of the agent's...
Question of the Day: Got one tip for using Matterport Highlights Reel? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsJune (411): Always use the walk-through and add parameters to shut off the panning.
Question of the Day: Got a tip for using Matterport Workshop? DanSmigrod 2 2 years808virtually (127): Take a patience pill.
Question of the Day: Got One Tip for Matterport Pros Scanning Windows? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsKentabor (61): Plan your shoot around the time of day. If it’s light inside and dark outside, you’ll have a camera reflection in every one of them.
Question of the Day: For those researching getting started with Matterport DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 18 October 2018) is: What one question would you like answered - by WGAN Forum Members - to help you decide on getting started with Matterport? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: In addition to RE photography, what else do you offer? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): We do a little of everything here. • Drone • Cinematography • Floorplans • Websites • Twilights We work with residential and commercial spaces as well. I personally have skills in multimedia designs so I can produce pretty much anything else the company needs.
Question of the Day: Hardest thing about getting started with Matterport? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Wednesday, 17 October 2018) is: Looking back, what was the hardest thing about getting started with Matterport? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What question do you want to ask a Matterport Pro? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 15 October 2018) is: Thinking about becoming a Matterport Service Provider? What is the one question that you would like to ask a Pro to help you decide? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: One Tip that you would give to a Matterport Newbie? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsHelloPado (133): .....oh, join the Facebook (MOUG) Matterport Official User Group and read past posts before asking questions.
Question of the Day: How do you make money with Matterport Virtual Reality? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): It may be good to prepare a case-study of management companies that use Matterport Technology for leasing and succeed more with online leasing and over the telephone leasing thanks to Matterport. These are companies that are utilizing the technology for sales rather than asking weird questions that do not make a difference in the use-case.
Question of the Day: What do you do when you run out of space on your iPad? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): I do "The Smigrod" - back up iPad to iCloud, wipe the iPad, then link the iPad to a new email address (and new iCloud account). Keith
Question of the Day-Have you trained a Team Member for Matterport Scanning? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @eggardner Should I ask how you decide to pay your son? :cool: @Home3D Terrific that you went with an experienced ($$$) Pro. I could imagine that many Members are trying to find the least cost freelancer. When you get busy enough, it will be nice to have a seasoned Pro on the team full-time. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you include a Highlights Reel with Matterport scan? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @Home3D Setting the tour to always in walkthrough mode sounds like a great idea to encourage engagement. We lean to providing the fullest experience possible. It does eliminate us from consideration when agents are seeking the lowest price. We're fine with that since we seek high-end business for those that want the best experience. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you deliver Matterport without Social Sharing? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): WGAN-TV Short Story #201-Matterport Account Settings | How to globally change the default on/off for Social Sharing | from the nearly 2-hour WGAN-TV show: Matterport Workshop and Cloud for Newbies --- Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Friday, 12 October 2018) is: Do you deliver Matterport 3D Tours without Social Sharing enabled? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you include hosting in your Matterport scan rate? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsJohnLoser (302): Yes - 6 months with the scan. It just makes sense to do it this way. I think "most" homes sell within 6 months so it's worry-free for the realty agent.
Question of the Day: Are your Matterport rates public? If not, why not? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): Mine are public so that my telephone calls with clients go along faster ;)
Question of the Day: Your thoughts about charging for Matterport Add Ons? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsVTLV (2301): Sounds great in theory for making extra income like residual income off hosting. Buuttttt...... Matterport sales team calling your clients and quoting out the raw cost to your clients flushes much of this down the drain. It’s so easy a monkey can do it.
Question of the Day: Do you hide trash cans when doing Matterport scans? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsrzphotoman (1499): @DouglasMeyers Good luck, but I would confirm that if I were you...
Question of the Day: Do you ask your clients for a shout-out video? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Got a shout-out video from one of your clients? Please share here. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you have Matterport VR Links as Default Setting? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/331b03403b7106137e5c9b08ffe36676.png Screen Grab. Matterport Cloud setting for turning on/off Matterport VR Links as Default Setting Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Tuesday, 2 October 2018) is: Do you have Matterport VR Links set as Default Setting? Best, Dan https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/a1599e6a3a573cfafc116def8b7c1454.png Screen Grab: Matterport Workshop...
Question of the Day: Do you demo Matterport at Events? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @Metroplex360 Cool! Is NCTech now shipping its backpack rig or is that a different brand backpack that you are wearing? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Published 3D Tours to GSV before Matterport charges? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): I would like to think that the billing is based on the date transmitted: not the date that you received email confirmations. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you charge a flat fee or recurring $$$ for GSV? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsleonherbert (901): Flat fee, it is easier enough for a client to look up what Matterport charges and then in my eyes you look like a chump, since I am not adding a value added service past the scan, and I am not been charged by anyone to keep the tour up (YET)
Question of the Day: Do you like scanning with Leica BLK360 + Matterport? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): Yes, it's good. @HarlanHambright - Everything will be improved. Things are just moving slow right now.
Question of the Day: Do you change MP SnapShots names for Highlights Reel? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 27 September 2018) is: "Do you change the Matterport SnapShot names for the Highlights Reel? (e.g. Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2) Best, Dan https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/b07697c3c8588b903136c8126b011078.pngScreen Grab: Matterport SnapShows with default Day/Time and Examples of Name Changes
Question of the Day: Do you have a special offer for 1st time RE Clients? DanSmigrod 3 2 years3dVuz (355): Yeah... Either YOU use me, or your biggest competitor will... So far, it's worked like a charm. Actually this is not far from the truth. Howard
Question of the Day: Do you send newsletters to Clients and Prospects? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Monday, 24 September 2018) is: Do you send newsletters to Clients and Prospects? (If so, please share ...) I will kick it off with a newsletter that I received this morning (below). .... Best, Dan https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/f830ecafff64df8332df780ffadd54b3.png https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/e1401e126e6170306b40999ac5e1d3a1.png...
Question of the Day: Your favorite kind of space for Matterport scan? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Sunday, 23 September 2018) is: What is your favorite kind of space for scanning Matterport 3D Tours? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Any neck/back pain as a result of Matterport scanning? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsHome3D (2454): Yes after a long day in a 10,000 sq ft site, but that's mostly because I'm not 20 anymore.
Question of the Day: Any issues with iOS 12 and Matterport Capture App? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsHome3D (2454): I'd love to know as well. Anyone out there who's braver than me?
Question of the Day: What apps help you with your Matterport Scanning? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsBernardhhi (204): My go to app for planning when to shoot a home is LightTrac - Pinpoint any location for any date to determine light direction and angle LightTrac Expect the best! Bernie
Question of the Day: Do you offer photo shoot cancelation insurance Add On? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): We usually make a courtesy call if we anticipate that it's going to be rained out and let them decide. If they decided to reschedule, we don't charge them for this because we've reached out to them.
Question of the Day: Is Matterport Multi-Family Group a Competitor? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, A related WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Matterport uses MSP Program to Generate Lead for Camera Sales Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Will you place 360º Views in Matterport Workshop? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsHome3D (2454): I haven't tried the new Workshop placement system, but thought I would chime in on the past beta for placing external 360's in the model. The idea is great, but it's clunky and I've abandoned using it so far, for a different reason. In the past you have had to elect to engage the "new version" of showcase in order to add 360's. My problem is that I vastly prefer the "walkthrough" mode of the old showcase over the new...
Question of the Day: What are your thoughts about Matterport MatterTags? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Moved from a WGAN Forum discussion ....
Question of the Day: Thoughts about the Matterport Collaborator feature? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsJohnLoser (302): I have been contracted to work for two separate companies and have used Matterport collaboration to upload my sons to their account. I use one of our company email accounts as the login - different from the email we use for our Matterport account. It works well for us when we work for others.
Question of the Day: How is Hurricane Florence Affecting You? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsTosolini (3479): I think it’d be a positive move by MP to create a Hurricane Florence account and let MSP upload models donated to people affected by the flooding. Imagine how many insurance claims there will be that may benefit of a scan. I bet several MSP would be open to donate some time if they are not being hit by the fees
Question of the Day: Which Matterport features do you charge extra? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): https://youtu.be/hMiUbiiPsTI WGAN-TV: Pricing for Matterport Service Providers: Bundles and Add On with Colin Forte, Founder of PhotoAndVideoEdits.com and Matterport Service Provider business Hometakes in West Palm Beach, FL. Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Friday, 14 September 2018) is: Which Matterport features do you charge extra? Add On? | Included in Bundle? | Do Not Offer ✓ Highlights Reel ✓...
Question of the Day: Should Matterport enable measuring in Showcase? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsJuMP (1339): Hi All, Would you please refer below topic: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/7806/page/1/measurements-in-matterport-showcase-instead-of-matterport-workshop/#10 JuMP team from Beijing China
Question of the Day: Like Client present while doing Matterport scans? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsTHRHHI (274): I have had a couple people that wanted to hang around to watch. After about 10 scans they have said "That's it? You are just going to move the camera and walk around it for the next 2 hours? They have always left. I did have one where the dog kept moving around and sleeping here or there. The owner was thrilled that Molly got to be parr of the scan.
Question of the Day: Pricing Strategy for Matterport to Google Street View? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): I love the pricing matrix that @Metroplex360 shared a while back on the forum and have pretty much incorporated that into my pricing. I think that one has to differentiate between clients that only want upload into GSV versus others for whom the hosting and use of the Matterport showcase will be also useful. Also, the price matrix that I mentioned needs to be upwards adjusted in light of Matterport's upcoming charging for the conversion and...
Question of the Day: Why not offer Google Street View for business too? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsRichierichks (715): That is what I have been focusing my business on. I have had pretty good luck with offering the MP and GSV to businesses. I've gotten way more referrals from Google Trusted Photographer's website than Matterport. In fact, I don't believe I have ever gotten any referrals from Matterport in the year and a half that I have owned the camera.
Question of the Day: What did you do for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsJohnLoser (302): Saturday, I relaxed with my wife, had breakfast out and went shopping. Sunday, I experimented by shooting a model apartment so I could learn how to photograph real estate better. I shot for both "Flambient" and HDR methods and then processed the images. Monday, we did work around the home.
Question of the Day: While doing Matterport scans, do you charge your iPad? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearsJune (411): I use Pocket Juice! Won't leave home without it!
Question of the Day: Do you offer Matterport floor plans as an Add On? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): We did at first, but Matterport actually messed up the first time with a client. It actually took them over 2 weeks to finish the floor plans. I can't remember what the issue was with it, but they totally screwed up on that job. The client then decided to cancel the order because Matterport took too long to produce the floor plan. :O
Question of the Day: Do you charge extra for Matterport 360º Views? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsGerhard (1138): you hit the hammer on the head. There is no way we can charge clients for this , its terrible. if we can edit the blown out skies maybe, but otherwise will never charge any of my clients.
Question of the Day: Would you recommend buying Matterport Camera to a ...? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsMatt19 (281): @immersivespaces Well said!
Question of the Day: Your thoughts about Matterport $1,000 Off Pro2 Sale? DanSmigrod 11 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Matterport Pro Codes to save $1,000 off the Pro2* US: 18PRO2SAVINGS UK: 118PRO2SAVINGSGBP EURO: 118PRO2SAVINGSEURO *Discount applies to new customers purchasing their first camera only. Offer valid until September 3rd, 11:59pm [No Time Zone Specified] [2018]. Matterport reserves the right to cease this discount at any time. Dan
Question of the Day: How often do you use a level for Matterport Scanning? DanSmigrod 14 2 yearsfrstbubble (604): D if I remember to pull it out of my cargo pants pocket.
Question of the Day: With this, can you do a Matterport house tour faster? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsfrstbubble (604): I open spaces. In regular homes, it is too big to move through the clutter.
Question of the Day: Which is your favorite Matterport parameter (and why)? DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsrpetersn (1998): Thx @DanSmigrod - yeah...we love that once you've shared a WP3D embed/Model you can go back and adjust the parameters without needing to resend an embed code/etc. Thx guys. :)
Question of the Day: What do you wish you had known before ... DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsclick360tours (61): The biggest opportunity right now I believe is GSV for business because of the increased real estate of adding internal images which benefits LOCAL SEO ranking for GMB listings and then there is the On-Page Session Time increase that will improve relevance for SEO. What amazes me is how uneducated the majority of business owners are about the power of their GMB listing and how Google is telling them to add the Internal 360Views because of...
Question of the Day: Your thoughts about Matterport auto-generated videos? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsJune (411): Just download all your snapshots that you took in workshop and use movie maker or something like that, add Royalty Free music....opening text and closing text and viola you have your own video.
Question of the Day: Do you charge extra for Matterport Highlights Reel? DanSmigrod 18 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): WGAN-TV Short Story #8-Photography Business models (false belief; matterport only) | @PhotoAndVideoEdits (@Hometakes) Founder Colin Forte providing tips to WGAN Forum Member @ChemistryDoc WGAN-TV Short Story #32 @PhotoAndVideoEdits (@Hometakes) Founder Colin Forte providing bundle example for video Hi All, @PhotoAndVideoEdits (@Hometakes) Founder Colin Forte will share his experience in ... ✓ Pricing for Matterport Service Providers:...
Question of the Day: Any reason not to use Matterport Fast Capture? DanSmigrod 25 2 yearsChemistrydoc (1425): @Metroplex360 @DanSmigrod At the risk of kicking this up again, here are two defective 360's shot on a job this last Saturday (18 August 2018) (Pro1, Fast Capture). It's the same defect that leads to the "black hole of death" described above. https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/2c4c09d0fc73a4f7c089e5a74250ab22.png and https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/e0f77bdb9689109126d9323b50ec3036.png Is this MP's not-so-subtle...
Question of the Day: Do you prefer Matterport Slide Show or Walkthrough? DanSmigrod 28 2 yearsBlueImmersiveMedia (270): @DanSmigrod Thank you! I knew I wasnt thinking about the GSV with slideshow correctly. I was thinking the actual walkthrough was posted to GSV, not the 360 images for self guided walk-through. Thanks again!
Question of the Day: Which Bag or Case do you use for a Matterport Camera? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsMatt19 (281): @Metroplex360 What size is that Ipad? Do they (Nanuk Cases) have options for different sizes?
Question of the Day: Pain points creating Matterport Highlight Reel? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, From a related WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Question of the Day: Do you prefer Matterport Slide Show or Walkthrough? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Using the Matterport Showcase app to get new business? DanSmigrod 4 2 years808virtually (127): clickable text Here is a sample Best, Mark
Question of the Day: How have you modified Matterport Camera or Tripod? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @CFster This one looks like it has a smaller footprint. If you get it, please let us know if the wheels come off. Seems like someone must have invented a tri-shape bracket that adjusts to the location within the tripod where you would like to control the legs, as you described. Best, Dan
Question of the Day: What is holding you back from buying a MP Camera? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): @immersivespaces @Metroplex360 Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful posts to help those that are thinking about buying a Matterport Camera make a more informed choice. Hi All, About ... You can read more about the Matterport Terms of Service snafu in these WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Matterport Ecosystem About ... I did 4+ hours of commentary - line-by-line - of this Matterport Survey that does seem to...
Question of the Day: which drone do you recommend for a newbie? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): As a newbie with some pretty nice drone photos from my past six months, I'm pretty bullish on the DJI Mavic. I find that it's portability is nice and handy and makes for a very quick setup. It handles amazingly and handles well even with quite a lot of wind!
Question of the Day: What innovative marketing are you doing to stand out? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Question of the Day (Friday, 3 August 2018): What innovative marketing are you doing to stand out? This question is inspired by Matterport Service Provider and Real Estate Agent @Queen_City_3D whom drives a truck that says: Buy or Sell With Me Use This Truck for Free* In this WGAN Forum post you will see a picture of the truck AND @Queen_City_3D writes: "I have a conditional sale on a property right now from...
WGAN Question of the Day: Do you wear branded clothing when scanning? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearscoulee360 (148): Have also in dark gray which I wear mostly. Today, I was feeling the white. https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/68f76167a4905dd356f3137eeeda53df.jpg
Question of the Day: What objection do you hear most often from RE Agents? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsBrokerBruce (230): As an agent that's why I bought my own Matterport camera. Offerring that service sets me apart from the others.
Question of the Day: What was your least favorite Matterport Space to Scan? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsimmersivespaces (1181): $32 Million mansion with floor to ceiling mirrors in over half the house... including 6 hallways with mirrors on both sides. It was so bad we ended up just canceling the job because we couldn't complete the scans.
Question of the Day: The largest Matterport scan that you have done? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsalirizacil (135): 4400 sqm with 710 scans
Question of the Day: What's your dream space to do a Matterport scan? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsron0987 (1562): Dream space would be medium sized old cathedral church with tons of old handcrafted charm.
Question of the Day: Which Matterport scan that you did is your favorite? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsGeorge_WALKINTOUR (85): There's this one I did for the Fairmont in San Francisco. It had nice views. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=YqAmWfNYKUQ
Question of the Day: The Smallest Matterport Scan that you have done? DanSmigrod 8 2 yearswalkintour (13): We did a bus. Let me see if we can still find it...Nope, it doesn't look like we still have it. We think we got rid of it due to the hosting limit. lol We did find this from one of our reps in Seattle that scanned micro-apartments. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7evoduHojhP
Question of the Day: What is your busiest day to shoot Matterport and why? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, Today's Question of the Day is: What is your busiest day to shoot Matterport (and why)? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Do you keep various light bulbs in your trunk? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDouglasMeyers (1064): Yes I do...
Question of the Day: What metrics do you keep track up when scanning? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, What metrics do you keep track up when scanning? For example: ✓ how long it takes you to scan a 3,500 SQ FT house? ✓ how many scans it takes you to scan 3,500 SQ FT house? ✓ how long it takes to get a 3,5000 SQ FT Matterport model processed? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Matterport Trim Tools: One Thing You would change? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsBuzzStudio (22): It would be nice to have a Door Trim, so that you could make a way to walk through a door. Thanks Jeff Hutchinson Houston, TX.
WGAN Forum Question of the Day: Index and Tag DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, New to the WGAN Forum? Here's are Questions of the Day to give/get help ... Join the discussion :beer: Best, Dan
Question of the Day: How would you improve Matterport Highlights Reel? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsJune (411): That is a great idea.....I hope they do it!
Question of the Day: The hardest space to scan and why? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsJune (411): A bathroom FULL of mirrors. A ceiling to ground one that faces the entrance.... :-(
Question of the Day: Should Matterport Floor Scan Circles be at Eye-Level? DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): This is how Matterport VR works. I don't care for it. In Showcase v2.0, while in the tour, key in: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, H In the panel that opens, drill down to 'Debug' > showSkyboxes. https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/29111bc77aa2d5a54eefb8109c145434.png
Question of the Day: Which Tripod & Head do you use with Matterport Camera? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): @PeterMcCready I've been screwing the Matterport Camera on my tripod since September 2015 - and I've tried 2 quick releases and just didn't see the advantage. I still have to take the quick release off when I put my DSLR on as I have a different head for that anyway (or I use my Alta Vanguard Pro 2+ for my DSLR)... DLEV is well made, I just don't really see the point. I can level my camera with a bubble in the shoe by moving my legs around.
Question of the Day>what's holding you back from buying a Matterport today? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsRPOceanic (214): Already have a camera. No regrets- would do it again. Knew there'd be bumps in the road as an early adopter. Hosting fees? Really feel they should be nominal- unlimited. Seems to me it serves everyone in this partnership to be incentivized with the vision the more data gathered the better. Particularly when reading between the lines... MP's apparent intent/endgame seems to be working toward monetizing the scans/data we are paying to host. Put...
Question of the Day: One thing you would change about Matterport Workshop? DanSmigrod 10 2 yearsNetworker (157): WGAN Pros, How about the ability to change the colors of the white circles on the floor. Hence, maybe blue circles on a white marble tile floor? Now that would tell me we have some forward thinkers over there in CA.
Question of the Day: "Wish List" for Matterport Capture App? DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsRomainReparage (129): be able to being with new scan on a new floor (could be use for an hotel with elevators for exemple) vertical trim automatic double windows (inside/inside) place 360 views on specific floors
Question of the Day: Do you charge extra for Matterport MatterTags? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): I don't have a bias one way or the other: simply inspiring Members to share what's working / not working for them. For example ... ... is enabling Clients to sample the value of MatterTags, with the potential for upsell. I could also imagine that it depends on the kind of Space. If your client is a Museum, MatterTags matters! Do you charge extra for Matterport MatterTags? (Why or Why not?) Join the discussion ... Best, Dan
Question of the Day>How do you differentiate your MSP biz from competitors? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (23833): Hi All, How do you differentiate your Matterport Service Provider business from your competitors, other than price, quality and service? Best, Dan
Question of the Day: Other uses for Matterport Trim Tool? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9293): I only ever use it for outside scans. When inside, the window tool acts as a trim tool and there's rarely a reason to use it. As Liam points out, the trim tool CAN remove mesh on the inside of the model, and that can be accomplished by using two opposing trim markers. This may, however, create a hole in the tour which may result in a 'black hole' effect when moving through the affected area. Mileage may vary on this trick.