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Anybody using or accepting Bitcoins? ArchimedStudio 12 12 daysDanSmigrod (25165): Ugh! I can't even imagine! thanks for sharing. The good news is that PayPal accepts BitCoin and settles with the seller in USD. Dan
Eliminate Invoice Reminders And Late Payments... 🙌 sherpa_media 3 17 dayssherpa_media (268): And don't forget... 👇 WGAN Standard or Premium Member? Receive the free use of Show & Tour Starter Membership using this WGAN Order Form. For the password, Private Message @DanSmigrod All WGAN Forum Members get the first three (3) months free of Show & Tour Starter Plan, Private Message - @DanSmigrod - for the coupon code.
Matterport New Pricing Plan versus Matterport Classic Pricing RafaelJM 1 3 monthsRafaelJM (7): [Translated by Google Translate - @DanSmigrod] Hello friends I would like to share a question with you. I am a Matterport user and I have both plans (classic and new). Faced with the new policy of eliminating the transfer of spaces ... Like everyone else, it will seriously affect the profitability of my business. I work with the real estate sector and the monthly commissions vary a lot ... (the prices of the projects are very...
What is your uniform for your business? GETMYVR 7 3 monthsDanSmigrod (25165): Grab: Atlanta Matterport Photographer Expects to Walk Nearly 1,000 Miles in...
Ideas for an extremely customised and engaging tour Alex77 8 3 monthsHome3D (2927): If the suggestions above don't solve the "cold and technical" challenge, look into 3DVista features such as this:
How to combine 3 virtual tours for apartment model units? 🤔 sherpa_media 5 4 monthsfred30 (16): i make this example can i change name virtual tours ? and add good adresse google maps? because i dt find ths company. when i put pdf. just appear download but no more thing? no virtual tours... thanks for help
The Captate Guide to Virtual Tours in 2021 Conor_Brady 1 4 monthsConor_Brady (8): 2020 saw major technological advances in the real estate development and asset management sectors, as the industry globally grappled with the effects of Covid. The use of virtual tours for customization and collaborative design of residential and office space has still not seen wide adoption. However, virtual tours are becoming a must-have in the digital marketing of presales & office leasing deals. Read more With that in mind, we...
Show & Tour is going U N L I M I T E D 🚀 sherpa_media 2 4 monthsGETMYVR (738): I wish I got more compliments for my show and tour microsite that all my clients get, but I know it's working for them, this is great!!
Compare Aryeo and Show & Tour? Dunetop 5 5 monthsmib94 (47): I switched from tourbuzz to Aryeo earlier this year, and it's been great. They're responsive to feature requests and if issues come up they are fixed quickly. The platform is robust and surprisingly has been a key competitive advantage for us compared to others in our market. They added some nice support for building interactive floor plans with a direct integration with CubiCasa. Our customers love it. I have no experience with show and tour,...
Suggestions for filming a camp (indoor + outdoor) Virtour 6 6 monthsEaglePrecision (155): Why wouldn't you be able to capture the entire campus in one aerial model? Pix4D, DroneDeploy and MapsMadeEasy all have capture apps that enable planning and executing large area flight plans with multiple individual flights (and battery changes) and their processing software, whether desktop (Pix4D) or cloud (Pix4D, MapsMadeEasy, DroneDeploy), can handle very large datasets. There are many examples in their sample galleries of large area...
Preferred Street view camera & workflow GETMYVR 15 6 monthsPickChuck (397): @Wingman You make great points on all of this. You are very knowable sir. It seems like all these 360 cameras have a particular niche. I haven't found one that does it all. Perhaps it's just their "master plan" to make us buy several of them:). For me as primary a Real Estate photographer shooting stills as my main offering the 360's as well as Drone work are an "Add On". A bit of background: I can shoot...
Luminar4 Users - Architectural Luminar Looks Collection VTLV 4 7 monthsEaglePrecision (155): I bought Luminar 4 to use for sky replacement on drone 360's. It works OK for that but I still need to go into Photoshop for additional editing to remove the stitch line. My favorite solution for that is to send them out to Beepec where they pop in a sky and enhance the photo for just a buck or two. Last week, I gave an agent the choice of using a set of 2D drone photos either as is with the original sky (blue with a few clouds) or with...
Pricing in South Florida Joephoto114 18 7 monthsExpertise (651): We owned a relatively large R/E brokerage for over a decade. I always told prospective new agents that getting a successful real estate career is like a jumbo jet trying to take off. It takes 110% throttle to even get off the ground, anything less and you crash spectacularly. Once you get to cruise altitude you can enjoy the view. Real estate sales (and now real estate photography) attracts a lot of people who think it is WAY easier and WAY...
Calls slowed. What would my fellow Forum Members Focus On? VTLV 17 7 monthsadc1967 (79): Commercial Real estate and Property Management companies. Commercial office spaces, etc are taking a hit (covid). Much of those potential buyers and lease customers are out of town. Im seeing tour growth in those areas with my business. I'm getting apartment requests now. Remember I'm a commercial Architectural photographer as well, so Matterport is piggybacking on my main services.
Asteroom and Savings jwaltphotography 3 8 monthsthereal360 (266): @jwaltphotography How did you come across that client? Actively seeked out (seeing a listing and msg him offering your service) or did he get in contact because of your website etc?
Getting started with little money Fish 30 8 monthsjen_ishayoga (33): @fish Hola and welcome aboard! Question for you ~ what market are you interested in getting into? You had mentioned 360s but later go into real estate and photos. So many of these markets bleed together, which is awesome and you'll probably have a lot of opportunity across the board! My specific focus (right now) is REP. One thing about this area, specifically, is that agents are looking for a one stop shop. You may offer 360s but there...
360 Tours and Commercial Real Estate jericreson 2 8 monthsjpierce360 (129): Agree with this as I have been doing nothing but CRE for the entire summer.
Anyone catch the latest Will 360 Video Replace Matterport Style Tours video VTLV 6 8 monthsVTLV (2369): @MeshImages - I love that you caught this image. I had to keep playing it for the wife and kids to see what they thought of what they were looking at. They were going with a hover version of Darth Vader while it hovered by the sliding glass. @pixelray - Gotta keep the brain healthy while choking on wildfires all month. @Dataventurer - I appreciate your digging into more details here. The video felt like an unveiling party that wears of...
Matterport residential scans and the rain BenAdgie 5 8 monthsrzphotoman (1600): Not sure why anyone finds a need to scan in the rain.
Will Adding Zillow 3D Homes Cannibalize Your Matterport Business? OneFineDay 13 8 monthsChemistrydoc (1494): Yes!
How long does your workflow take to delivery photos? Mine takes 1m 25s ⏱ sherpa_media 2 9 monthsDanSmigrod (25165): @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...
Wayfinding Strategies MattSCrowder 6 9 months4DTours (10): CAPTUR3D are working on an AR Digital Twin of your matterport tour which looks like it will enable wayfinding. It isn't released yet but it does look very interesting more info here
My first Matterport 3D Tour: Feedback Please (used Z1 and V to compare) FabioLuna 7 9 monthsFabioLuna (7): thanks everyone for the feedback. I had the cameras at about 5 1/2 ft,I will definitely try using different heights depending on how tall the total space is. @castaway I have no idea how that mesh got created, I don't remember deleting any scan points and I didn't touch any of the windows. I was going to use the Z1 first and take advantage of the light, but the battery had drained because I forgot to turn off the camera after charging(...
Government or highly secure clients Mattmadden 5 9 monthsMattmadden (10): Thanks for the advice, I'll give a review of the other tools out there. Right now we are only offering Matterport but really like the iguide system when we did our initial research. perhaps if the client's budget is large enough we may invest in that product as well for larger commercial/government properties.
Robot virtual tour guide GETMYVR 2 9 monthsJuMP (1459): @GETMYVR you tell a great idea, and we would like to imagine a new addon for Matterport showcase. Why not add a virtual robots within a normal Matterport showcase page, it will look like the one you mentioned in your topic. But a 3D object that be added to the Matterport showcase to be a robot guide for showcase viewers. This virtual robot can be added by Matterport SDK bundle.
Large scale facility and floorplan Wonderdawg 6 10 monthsGerhard (1209): @briangreul I have scanned 4 very large schools. The app crashed when I went over 500 scans. Was a total nightmare. But the only thing that saved me was Super DEE. She stitched all the models for me some had uptown 30 separate models that had to get stitched. Ad she did a stellar job in a record time. So can Matterport still stitch models or are they too busy working on the iPhone app ??? That is also rubbish by the way. I am not pushing...
Google Street View and builder model homes BenAdgie 4 10 monthsTakedaSan (196): If someone will live on this home in the future, you cannot put it on Google Street View. But if it's just a model home for sales purposes and nobody will live on it, you can put it on Street View. It's a Google's privacy question. Takeda
Cheap domain names GETMYVR 4 10 monthsbriangreul (611): I've been using AWS for a while. They are at like $12 for a .com which is more or less the going rate. I forget who they partner with.... but Amazon is not actually the registrar. Their DNS is cheap and bulletproof and auto-configured when you use them for registrar. Fair warning, it is a very technical tool. Their hosting is very good too, but you need to know how to manage a server. Otherwise you are better off with someone like BlueHost.
What is your pricing strategy for charging for Matterport tours over time? BillJones 1 11 monthsBillJones (7): If this has been covered, sorry, I didn't find it. Since Matterport has changed to 25 or 50 or whatever active sites, how are you handling the realtor charges, do you have a set time frame. ' like, I charge this and the tour will be a active for 90 days' If you are an active Matterport provider for real estate listings, how long do you leave active? do you know when the house sells and you can make inactive? Or, are you moving away...
WGAN-TV Live at 5: Show & Tour Property Websites and Project Delivery Demo DanSmigrod 13 11 monthsDanSmigrod (25165): WGAN-TV | Show & Tour Property Websites and Project Delivery Demo and Discussion with Kansas City-based Josh Mais, owner of Sherpa Media and Co-Founder Show & Tour. Hi All, WGAN Forum Members | Special Offer To get the first three (3) months free of Show & Tour plus, Private Message me - @DanSmigrod - for the coupon code. Or, join WGAN Forum (free) and receive 50+ WGAN Forum Membership benefits including the coupon code to...
Battery pack for Ricoh Theta Z1 KevinJospeh 16 11 monthsKevinJospeh (5): @bryanhscott Great advice thanks Bryan!
Have you shot virtual tours in Healthcare spaces? HIGH5iVER 2 11 monthsAhmedAttia (184): @HIGH5iVER . Yes I did several spaces with the Medical sector . Here are 2 examples below:
Viability of Opening a Virtual Tour Only Business HIGH5iVER 3 11 monthsbryanhscott (837): @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...
StreetEasy and Matterport by PropTech Consulting for Ryan Serhant Jonathan_Klein 3 11 months3dVuz (379): Hey All... Thankfully, Streeteasy has finally made it less difficult to post the matterport link onto a listing, BUT more sweeeet is that the buyers search page has a PROMINENT option to display ONLY listings witha 3D tour... Currently only Zillow3D Tours and Matterport are supported. BY THE WAY... HEY GLENN! For those of you who dont have a good Matterport-friendly website, SPEAK TO GLENN. Stay Safe ALL!
Need your help: Covid-19 Survey kcoursa 4 11 monthskcoursa (15): Hi all, A big thank you to those you have already completed the survey! Unfortunately, we still have not met a sample size needed for analysis. If you haven't already, can you please complete the following survey? Also, if you know of others that are virtual tour service providers, feel free to share the survey! Survey: clickable text I know time is so valuable, so I really appreciate your help! :) Kelley Anderson more information on my...
Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Photography Business Amid Corona Crisis andriystrebkov 6 1 yearjacobpmac (68): @andriystrebkov I started my business in the midst of all this pandemonium.
Long Term Matterport Approach and Exit Strategy Wonderdawg 5 1 yearJayInLA (45): I have the same dilemma myself, I’ve heard a lot of people only use Matterport for their house tours and then they use another platform for their business tours. And now that Matterport is now going into competition with its own customers that they’ve sold equipment to and that use their services, this is extremely off putting to me and a lot of other people within the industry and for that reason now a lot of people are moving away from...
Race to the Bottom Pricing Wonderdawg 2 1 yearExpertise (651): I price in a way that I calculate works best for my business, and my employees. Period. I have been offering Matterport as an affordable add-on to our photography services. Pricing is based on that. My goal has been to grow our customer base of agents, and have a higher percentage of those folks consider Matterport scans to be a part of their marketing package, and include it in their listing sales pitch. Then I'd like more agents to...
Needing Help Deciding photosbyhopsing 3 1 yearDanSmigrod (25165): Other advice for @photosbyhopsing ...?
My Virtual Open House Hack GETMYVR 14 1 yearWingman (1890): I have checked it today and I actually like it. I do not like their prices though in terms of how many active tours they provide. They seem to follow Matterport example limiting users to 25 tours for $90/month However the good thing for me that they show their price in AUD so it makes it cheaper than Matterport.
Matterport Links In Constant Contact Eblast JMEPhotos 4 1 yearDanSmigrod (25165): Hi All, Other than a screen shot of a Matterport digital twin that links to Matterport 3D Tour, what are other ways to include a Matterport 3D Tour in Constant Contact (or similar eNewsletter) service? A WGAN Member writes (below). Dan -- Hi Dan, Hope you and your family are staying safe and doing well... I am still a bit confused on how I can add a Matterport tour to my Constant Contact eblast. Because of the virus we have been doing...
Virtual Tours for Australian quarantine facilities modularmind 2 1 yearysabelc (165): @modularmind Sounds like a great idea!
Testing RICOH Tours with Show & Tour sherpa_media 3 1 yearsherpa_media (268): @Ghagendorf Yes, RICOH Tours. See the Castle example above for the best walkthrough style you can achieve. It's not as extensive as Matterport.
Testing RICOH Tours on Show & Tour 🧐 sherpa_media 10 1 yearsherpa_media (268): @Wingman Thanks! I used their web app to build this tour, not the mobile app. I have the mobile app and it seems to work very similarly, but I have not tested it.
What to charge residential builders for Matterport? Shawn_P 2 1 yearrzphotoman (1600): @Shawn_P That all depends on what significantly larger is. I have one client that gave me 150 homes last year, and he's on track to double that this year with his expanded team. The deal I have with him, and him only, is that that I don't bill by sq ft, I bill by number of scans. I have a flat rate for any homes up to 99 scans. If it's over 100 scans I charge an additional fee for that. I explain how Matterport pricing works and I basically...
Hosting Fees based on the New Matterport Pricing Plans johnwheatley 9 1 yearGerhard (1209): @VTLV I agree with you. I don't understand this new pricing structure as it does not benefits me as a service provider at all. I have tours that I have to keep them active for a very long time, yes the client paid me a premium so it justifies hosting them for them. Who has the time to send out hundreds of invoices a month for coins for hosting its a waste of time, chasing clients for these payments? We need self-hosting option yesterday... ...
Camera for Construction Videos ? ConstructionVideos 4 1 yearHome3D (2927): @ConstructionVideos - I concur! I've been very happy using the Insta360 One X for a huge construction project her in LA. Mostly I use it on the end of their "extended selfing stick" to put the camera in all sorts of places otherwise impossible, and then I extract HD video in edit, aiming the view where I see most value. However, I'd probably buy the new Insta360 One R today, due to greater flexibility, longer battery life and...
How do you collect payment on Matterport Tours, Photography, Video, etc.? sherpa_media 5 1 yearbryanhscott (837): @sherpa_media Perfect! Glad to hear.
Creating a Project in Show & Tour From Start to Finish 🎥 sherpa_media 1 1 yearsherpa_media (268): 👋 Josh here from Show & Tour. In the video below I walk through how to create a project from start to finish on Show & Tour. I take it slow in the video to explain each step, but you should be able to create and customize each project in a couple short minutes once you know what you are doing. In the video above I created the following deliverables page, property website, and media player. 14105 Stearns...
Marking tours "private" Wonderdawg 2 1 yearChemistrydoc (1494): It would be better if your account allows you to archive scans. THAT will reduce the number of tours for billing purposes, but is not available on the Traditional (Legacy) Account. Marking a scan as private does not affect the tour count. Best, Keith
The Changing Real Estate Game KeithMitchell 5 1 yearSkeeter (208): @KeithMitchell Mahalo for sharing that link. I can use that info in my marketing.
show or hide pricing? Dennis_N 13 1 yearDanSmigrod (25165): PFRE (13 December 2019) Should Photographers Post Pricing on Their Website?
Introducing Show & Tour Software // 25% Lifetime Discount for Beta Users sherpa_media 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (25165):
Cool New Official Matterport Promo Video To Use Your iPhone.. Changesin3d 6 1 yearShakoure (313): Plans starting at $0?!!! If there was any award case for Best Click-Bait advertising... MP definitely got my nomination.
Has Matterport announced how They will comply with CCPA? Changesin3d 1 1 yearChangesin3d (124): In less that 30 business days the CCPA goes into effect. Realtors in Ca. are asking about how this will effect their images and if they can delete Matterport Scans. The Ca. Association of Realtors has offered some private guidance on this to REALTORS ONLY on their website. Does anyone know if DELETE WILL MEAN DELETE?
Matterport Tour Lead Capture askteeter 8 1 yearWingman (1890): Basically all overlays such as MpEmped or Dan's WP3D is nothing more than manipulating a model through javascript, HTML Dom and Matterport API. And MpEmped has extra layers sitting on top on a model to make all its menu things. I shared some script on the forum at that explained how you can put an overlay with your own logo on...
Bidding on 45,000 sq ft space GETMYVR 6 2 years3SixtyNow (450): I believe they do. It's just going to take a while to get it done.
Your experience using Cupix for commercial real estate or Construction? Joakim360 1 2 yearsJoakim360 (123): Hello I'm very interested in hearing Cupix users success and/or failure stories. If you have a story that you would like to share please do :) Currently I'm trying to learn as much as possible while I'm targeting Commercial Real Estate and Construction businesses. Regards, Joakim360
The Bull Market Back Off of 200 Scan Models VTLV 3 2 yearsOboldyrev (218): I posted this on MOUG but of course it was removed. This is my conclusion about all of this. Of course I am going to give huge shout out and thanks to Super Dee, who have helped tremendously with issues that arose with Matterport. That aside I honestly don't think Matteport cares about MSPs that much. According to RJPittman, the goal is to collect enough data where the AI can recognize correct depth from 2D images. At that point they will...
Get noticed and grow your brand tresdepro 1 2 yearstresdepro (354): There are plenty of strategies you can implement, but this one, in my opinion, is effortless. No many people realize that it's simple to get noticed. Let say you have a contract to scan a property; you go through your checklist: camera, tripod, battery charged, iPad charged, business card, etc. You get into your car and drive to the property, stopped by the gas station, the tank is full, grab a bottle of water and continue. You arrived at...
Introducing Envivo Envivo_App 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Hi All, If you have a client that is heavy into print - newspaper or magazine - you might you might want to play with the Envivo. ( iOS, Android) App and the images above. Best, Dan
PPA: "Good Enough" versus Exceptionally Exceptional" DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Zapier (6 August 2019) When Perfect Is (and Isn't) the Enemy of Good
Help Please: Scanning a Large Venue over 12,000 SqFt - Need Advice 3dFlex 11 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @3dFlex Just in case, please see this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Video>Matterport: Scanning Repetitive Spaces Dan
How to restrict sharing videos and images? allanretail 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @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
Help your clients sell 3D tours to THEIR clients - the home sellers! Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): This is our very last segment of our Building Blocks: Know Your Customer series, titled Home Selling and the Real Estate Professional! We know that YOU know what value you bring to the table, but if you can’t help your clients to tell THEIR clients, then you won’t be getting much repeat business. Let Kevin show you how a deeper understanding of the home selling process and how real estate professionals can fit into your process. ...
"Please resolve this among yourselves." VTLV 5 2 yearsDeeJ (116): @vtlv Correspondence has been sent to both you and to the "other company". All billing issues have also been resolved. Sandeep is one of our top Support agents who was following protocol. I will work with management to address the issue of uploading to the wrong account Thanks for your feedback and understanding.
Deeper understanding of the home selling experience leads to bigger sales! Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): Want to know how to help your Real Estate Agent clients sell your services to THEIR clients - the Home Sellers? It helps when you understand the Home Selling Experience! If you’re just tuning in for the first time, we suggest you also take a look at the previous videos in this series when you’re done. In today’s segment, Kevin Klages will be focusing on helping you to better understand your clients (Real Estate Agents) and your...
Are you a product seller or a service consultant? bryanhscott 3 2 yearsbryanhscott (837): @3DVirtuallyThere Got it on the target customer. Regarding being a product seller or a service consultant, my point was not about sales tax laws and their application to labor (services) or products (widgets). It was really more about methodology and procedure. In other words, when you walk into Walmart to shop for TVs, you have to already know what you want and why, because you will likely not get any real assistance from an employee. ...
Do you know what the latest Home Search Trends are? Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_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...
What sources do you use to research your customers and the industry? Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): Let's talk about the tools everyone uses to keep up to date on the trends in the industry as they affect your client base. We really like the NAR (National Association of Realtors) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Report. We pour over it as soon as it's published to see how the landscape has changed for home buyers and sellers. After all, we need to be able to sell our services to the people who sell our products to the home buyers and...
Question of the Day: Should you publish a 100% Money Back Guarantee Offer? DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsbryanhscott (837): @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...
Retain your current clients while adding new ones? It's not a myth! Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): We loved all the discussion about the merits of targeting top producers when your business development time is limited. Did you get a chance to weigh in? Do you research the top producers in your area and prioritize adding them to your client list? This week's topic in our Focus on Growth Building Blocks series is all about - Creating Value. We're going to look at how to retain and expand your business with your current clients while also...
Question Did Matterport Build Cortex with Our Copyrighted Scans? Changesin3d 7 2 yearsChangesin3d (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?
Contemplating hitting the War Button with the Sales Team VTLV 22 2 yearsChangesin3d (124): Well @Jwbuckl why do you not go get an ATTORNEY'S opinion from the Matterport team.... you are really no more that a PR guy that is trying to make people love a system that they have major faults with. You play word games and use half truths. You should run for political office, just my opinion. You want to compare Matterport to GEOCV let's do that. Tell me where I am wrong, if I am, GEOCV will allow people to host their files and give...
What to do with our Portfolio? VTLV 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @VTLV One of the advantages of a seasoned Matterport Pro like you – versus a Newbie - is the sheer quantity and variety of the Matterport 3D Tours that you have created. And, one of the best ways to visually show this "tonnage" is with map feature within WP3D Models WordPress Plugin that automatically maps Matterport 3D Tours (like this); plus, enables the viewer to sort by category. Call me PollyAnna, but I believe Matterport...
Is it time to band together 3D_Hoffa Jump to first page39Jump to last page 2 years3D_Hoffa (143): Of course he's reporting back, that's what he is here for. While I remain anonymous to protect myself "in theory", I think if Matterport started terminating accounts they would find themselves in more hot water than they would like. Then again, who knows where the edge of what they will do lies? Sure, I'll poke around the FTC site. There may be something there and if enough of us complain, maybe something happens. I hadn't thought of...
Is it better to Target the Top Producers in your Market? Sara_iGuide 6 2 yearsQueen_City_3D (2767): To further my earlier reply.... DEFINITELY go after the top producers. If you get them on board you will be getting 10-20 jobs for every 1 you might get with an average agent. That said, I think there will be more willingness from the up and comers to invest in the added cost to win themselves some new business.
Large Commercial Buildout - Bi Monthly Scans Tyler 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Tyler Cupix 3D tour platform is exactly the solution for the Scope of Work that you described. With Cupix, you could shoot 130,000 SQ FT - easily - in less than a day and you can use any 360º camera with Cupix. You would want to use the Cupix iOS app paired with one of the supported 360º cameras for easy and fast capture. Here are some related WGAN Forum discussions to get you started: ✓ Videos: How to use the Cupix SLAM...
High Quality Images and 3D modeling in tight spaces newengland3d 2 2 yearsJamie (1848): Either a hand scanner or lots of photos and use a photogrammetry software. Hosting
Blueprint what works to better grow your Real Estate Photography Business! Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): In order to maximize your potential growth, you need to focus your efforts on your most valuable group of agents and the value you bring to them, because: 1. Understanding your clients, their business, their challenges, and their needs will make it much easier for you to sell to them, and to those just like them. 2. Understanding your valuable clients will help you build a profile of your ideal client that you can apply to other top...
Business Development: How to ID and Focus on Your Most Valuable Clients Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): When you run your own company, you know how limited your time is. Our next theme in our Building Blocks video series gets right down to the essentials to help you Focus on Growth. This first installment walks you through an Introduction to Business Development when you need to be strategic with your time. The upcoming videos will focus on the following subjects: - Identifying your most valuable clients - Tips for learning about your...
Want to know how to network like a Pro at your next event? Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): Do you dread attending your local Real Estate or business networking events? All that networking can be pretty nerve-racking and stressful. Next time go in with a solid plan and our handy tips and you just might find yourself enjoying the experience and likely having a lot more success in garnering new leads! Loving these tips and want to see more? Check out our other Building Blocks videos to pick up some more great stategies for...
Scanning and Quoting for large projects with Matterport and BLK 360? AnthonyOptic 9 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @AnthonyOptic I recommend that you reach out to Cupix Director of Sales Scott Anderson (@scott_CUPIX) about your project. Screen Grabs. This Matterport Support page was last updated 10 April 2019. "Models larger than *200 scans are not supported ..." GeoCV offers a dollhouse...
Erick Simpson’s MSP MRR Pricing Calculator ClickBait VTLV 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Queen_City_3D Good catch. Save us all $$$$$ YES! I just tried the calculator and it has NOTHING to do with Matterport Service Providers. So, I did not even bother to pay for it. Hi All, This calculator (and related stuff) is ... Best, Dan
How do you tailor your presentations when targeting Top Producing Clients? Sara_iGuide 2 2 yearsGlennTremain (2260): Great video that everyone should watch.
Your matterport pricing theone05 8 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @CGPhoto Welcome to the WGAN Community. Yes. It's an odd thing in the Matterport New Pricing Rate card that it makes more sense to keep adding more Professional accounts that it does to switch to a Business account. Essentially, you could add five month-to-month Matterport Professional Plans and still pay less than Matterport Business Plan. ✓ Five (5) Matterport Annual Professional Plus Plans @ $1,316 each annually = $6,580 (250 active...
Leadership Change Signals Further Growth for iGUIDE and Planitar Inc. Sara_iGuide 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Sara_iGuide Congrats Alex and Kevin. Best, Dan
Mastering the Art of Office Presentations to Win New Business Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): This week Kevin Klages discusses Office Presentations and highlights why they should have a starring role when you’re focused on growing your real estate photography business. Do you just go in and wing it? (SPOILER ALERT - Don't do that!) Have you been giving the same presentation over and over and need some fresh ideas? Then give this quick video a watch for our best tips, tricks, and strategies! ...
Transitioning Clients to Higher Hosting Costs VTLV 9 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @VTLV Thank you for your insight. Awesome! Wish you could join us on WGAN-TV Live at 5: Town Hall: Matterport New Pricing on Thursday, (16 May 2019). If no one else asks a question about this, I plan to. Best, Dan
What to do with your Matterport Portfolio VTLV 2 2 yearsArtisticConcepts (659): @VTLV, I’m going to highly recommend before deleting or archiving ANYTHING, convert it to a MatterVid to keep forever! At only $14.99/tour, it not only gives you access to view the smoothest possible video of the highlight reel anytime, it also gives you the freedom to share it on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Facebook, or anywhere else you like! You will receive a download link for your MatterVid and the freedom to do whatever you...
Some Market Analysis Tips To Help Grow Your Business! Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): Did you miss the first four videos we shared on how to Conduct a Market Analysis? Don't worry, here's the recap. It hits all the most important points around building your Market Analysis by understanding your: - Opportunity - Competition - Stakeholders - Pricing Strategy Here's the link to download our Market Analysis worksheet so you can catch up! - Click Here We know isn't easy growing your real estate photography...
How Do YOU Develop Your Pricing Strategy? Sara_iGuide 1 2 yearsSara_iGuide (39): When we were just starting out, we realized that as easy as iGUIDE is to use, the bigger hurdle was helping our new photographers understand how to run their businesses for maximum growth and opportunity. That's why we created these Building Blocks videos. So far, we've shared videos explaining: 1. Why you Need to Perform a Market Analysis 2. How to Assess your Local Competition 3. and How to Identify Local Stakeholders ...and now it's...
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...
How to price long distance scans in rural areas litespeed74 5 2 yearsWingman (1890): I agree. 3-7 hours is a very long drive and considering that you will need to come back that turns into 6-14 hours of driving only. I would go for 3 hours one way especially how far from me a great holiday place(Sunshine Coast) with a lot of private holiday accomodations, resorts and hotels but 7 hours one way ... it should be some really huge space for me to agree to drive that much. We charge $2 AUD(about US$1.5) per kilometer outside of...
Construction collaborator - access BenedicteDamm 5 2 yearsBenedicteDamm (26): @Queen_City_3D Right?! I thought so too, but I just cannot seem to figure out how now.. when browsing through threads it seems like the function was removed by Matterport (to promote sales?) Hope to get to the bottom of this, because it's a challenge to create a put-together solution under these circumstances without undermining my own business.
Techniques to enter a new market using 3D tours Drone360vision 1 2 yearsDrone360vision (11): As a new service provider of 3D tours, after previously offering relatively low quality 360 tours. What techniques did service providers use when first starting out? Particularly for real estate, corporate, hotels etc Did you get a killer example and use that to push the tours? Did you visualise the deliverables and provide a succinct document with ROI/greater traffic to websites etc Any insight is welcomed, Thank you!
Realogy Global Exchange (RGX): Over 10,000 Influential Brokers & Agents Jonathan_GeoCV 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Jonathan_GeoCV Thank you for sharing. Good luck with you presentation and exhibiting. Sounds like GeoCV will return from the event with a ton of leads from real estate agents seeking GeoCV 3D Tours from service providers. What a great way to market GeoCV 3D Tours to service providers. Buy our solution and here are the warm leads for you. :cool: Best, Dan
An Idea to Better Understand Real Estate Agent Markets Group7Studios 23 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Wingman Excellent Matterport 3D Tour of the Planetarium. I :heart: how the dome looks in the dollhouse view. Did you know that if you use WP3D Models Wordpress Plugin links, you get all the SEO? This means you get credit if the tour shows up: ✓ in a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) ✓ the client shares the link ✓ in social media ✓ everywhere! While it's nice to direct traffic to your website, I could image that clients would prefer...
Duplicate Tour in Workshop (reviving an old topic) stephdolloff 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @stephdolloff Yes. WP3D Models would likely be the best solution, based on your description of the client’s needed. That said, it is likely that you could ask Matterport Support to duplicate the model for you. Dan
Flickr & Mattertags VTLV 3 2 yearsVTLV (2369): I failed to mention, I've been backing off the heavy loading of media on my site/server plan with the hosting company trying to upsell me to a VPS which I should probably do in the near future anyway.
Matterport Rental Advice Wonderdawg 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Wonderdawg What's different today than when you and I bought a Matterport camera on a leap of faith is that your friend can: ✓ engage a Matterport Pro to shoot his house and ask to watch the workflow ✓ get 1:1 training from a Matterport Pro near by ✓ subcontract Matterport scans to a MSP until if/when there is enough business to justify the investment ✓ rent a Matterport Camera from a nearly Matterport Pro (other than you :cool:...
Studeo - Interactive storybooks for your storytelling business nirbetan 8 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Hi All, Check out at least one of these (amazing) Studeo eBooks (above links) that seamlessly integrate Matterport 3D Tours. How else might you use Studeo? Best, Dan
Virtual Wedding Venues Walkabout 1 2 yearsWalkabout (61): Has anybody else seen this? I have signed up and think its a great way to build and sell to potential and existing customers, the concept is great and gives a one stop shop for wedding planners and couples looking for venues in the area. It's free until April to get your existing clients and any new ones. So the more content it has the better it is for everyone! I'm not affiliated in any way just think...
Purchase of Matterport Pro2 camera vs Pro2Lite Wonderdawg 3 2 yearsWonderdawg (331): Yep! “Oh it’s just $10 more per scan.” Factor in the credits and the math is like... Rent to Own pricing.
Anyone Using Roku or Apple TV to Airplay Presentations? VTLV 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @VTLV I have used Apple TV with Airplay for presentations at the We Get Around Atlanta co-working space. All the conference rooms in Atlanta Tech Village have a big screen TV with Apple TV and we can either use an HDMI cable to Airplay to connect. I once tried to use an Apple TV that I brought with me to a hotel for a presentation at the hotel. I recall that the hotel network would not allow the Apple TV to work. I would encourage you to get...
Details/Status of announced MP cooperations with Meero,Roomy,Multivista mori 3 2 yearsmori (776): Thanks for the update. I would have expected, that the Multivista-Solution would be provided as a feature solution to MSP´s especially for construction documentation or at least be provided as example code to build your own solution based on this code. I hope really the MSP programme will not be replaced or separated in 2-3 programmes: a) Basic MSP Programme for Hiring via MP, Meero or others b) Pro MSP Programme for advanced partnerships for...
Flyer Content to promote Matterport Service Biz?? immersivetours 4 2 yearsangusnorriss (735): Likewise, i’ll send you mine too.
What's the best tool for Zillow 3D? VTLV 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @VTLV You may find it helpful to watch this Thursday's WGAN-TV Live at 5: ✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Zillow 3D Home Tour for Newbies II (Better yet: join the Virtual Studio Audience) Given a choice of using a Ricoh Theta V or an iPhone and a rotator, the answer to which to use may not be obvious. I discussed this topic with Dermandar ( theVRkit) Founder Elie Gregoire Khoury (@egkhoury) earlier in 2018 on this WGAN-TV Live at 5...
Insurance Claims TopPiX51 7 2 yearssbl110 (283): Hi @TopPiX51, Just my two cents on this pricing thing. Whenever I do a shoot, I order 2D schematics, then invoice based on the total square footage scanned. I've had homes where the reported square footage was 8K plus, but after I'm done, it may work out to less than that. This might be because the customer wants me to skip a garage, large closet, furnace room, etc. I then apply a cost per square foot against the total provided by the...
Client wanting VR, how do i make money out of this Pgrim 5 2 yearsPgrim (10): Hi Thank you for taking time to respond. I kept my pricing simple by charging a one off fee for the scan and then annual hosting fee. If they come back a year later with a request, then its a variation to the original quote. So for the issue at hand with the VR request, i can see that i will be able to charge the client for editing/ curating the VR experience as Dan mentioned in the Question of the day: ...
Insurance company using matterport ? Olivius 1 2 yearsOlivius (91): hello everyone, do know you insurance company name that uses matterport scan (US and non US) ? And if so ,how do they use this scan if you know it? Cost estimation ? insurance expert ? Keep a trace ? Any of you ever scan legally for one of them ? Because I can see insurance section in a lot of matterport users website but never an example with a name of a real insurance company. Thks Olivier
Referral Program VirtualView 1 2 yearsVirtualView (28): Does anyone here use a referral program and if so what has it done for your business? I'm doing research on the best way to incorporate this into my business.
Meero Announces Partnership with Matterport GarySnyder 8 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @GarySnyder Yes. #4 could be a deal for either Meero to sell Cameras or offer a discount code to their clients and/or photographers #5 Smoke and Mirrors – When I re-read this paragraph ... "... Meero, has announced a partnership with ...Matterport. The collaboration will make Matterport's 3D virtual tours and VR cloud-hosted technology accessible to Meero's ... customers ...." ... any Matterport Service Provider could...
Meero - Air bnb photographer sub work pixelray 23 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @mori I wish my introduction had turned into meaningful business for you. I have made dozens and dozens of introductions of WGAN Members to Meero reps around the globe over the course of many months. Obviously their are photographers that are either accepting Meero's initial offer or working out an arrangement that is satisfactory to the WGAN Member. Should I decline to source Pros because they don't pay a lot or are demanding? Best, Dan
Show Me The Real Life Evidence 3D Tours Deliver? click360tours 2 3 yearsVTLV (2369): I don’t think any of us would be here if we weren’t excited about the tech. For residential real estate, I would say the upside shows people will continue to stay on the listing for about 3-4 minutes longer on a page to tour a property. Additional offers can come in from places where people want to shop but cannot physically get there to see. Downside is people may not physically come by to see if turned off. This can be helpful for...
Anyone have any luck using LinkedIn Ads? Richierichks 2 3 yearsHelloPado (145): I've heard the cost per click is around $8 for LinkedIn ads but provide better leads than a $.30/click Facebook ad. I'd like to run them myself so i love this question. I started my research on YouTube and plan on contacting LinkedIn also. Best of luck.
vpix vs matterport dewmon 3 3 yearsHarlanHambright (1904): Their website begins with a long list of untrue statements about Matterport. Reminded me of the presi.... never mind.
No longer providing Matterport services Bill 2 3 yearsVTLV (2369): Picking off one negative round of comments at a time with GeorgeK and now Bill by stalking WGA. Hey Bill Brown, Do you really want to roll up your sleeves as a CEO and score multiple wins on your campaign trail for approval? Rather than stalking We-Get-Around with and never commenting publicly. Approach We-Get-Around as a platform of Professional Photographers who offer Matterport Services where other platforms may be a mix of...
Google Certified Photographer MarkCantu 11 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @MarkCantu If you are trying to publish to google Street View from Matterport - and are experiencing problems - please ask Matterport Support. And, please let us know what they say. The above is still in beta by Matterport. Thanks, Dan
Just lost out to InsideMaps jasondavidpage 20 3 yearsharshp (1): A couple of large brokerages have adopted the Insidemaps solution for all their tours. A few examples from recent tours : The price 49.95 includes floorplans and no hosting fees for one year. Custom branding is included. Smart-tags are supported. PS : We don't need a 18,000 device to scan in the sun, external spins are integrated in...
360 Pano exports and send to client stephdolloff 3 3 yearsDolloff (127): Thanks, Dan. I feel a little silly. I completely confused this and made it more complex than it needed to be. I am chalking it up to Friday before a long weekend... Thank you for your help! Stephanie
What do you first say to business owners.... Virtuality22 3 3 yearsVirtuality22 (19): So.."mesmerized at first sight?" Got it! lol Thanks for sharing. I tried that yesterday walking into few stores having one of the sample models ready and sharing that with them. The response was positive and engaging. I tried something else, I turned the phone around in dollhouse view and gave it to them to "slide your finger left and right on top of the image," when they saw the dollhouse moving..their eyes lit up and...
Realtor Broker and Matterport Tours GFHoge 8 3 years3SixtyNow (450): @ron0987 the Redfin agents that I have spoken to said their office has a camera. I think that when they find out it's not as easy as Matterport claims, they don't use it.
Advice on finding using virtual assitant frstbubble 4 3 yearsSnap (187): They are but VA can answer phones too and may be able to work out a monthly retainer / hours on the phone and have them track the time. My operators place orders too. I have an online order form for residential real estate that they fill out with the client which is pretty straight forward and are instructed to take a message for commercial work, inquiries or any other calls. I get the order in a confirmation email in between jobs and try to...
Matterport Gets Up the Inc. 500 Shakoure 2 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Shakoure Thanks for sharing. Worth noting: Matterport 2016 Revenue: $19.2 million Employees: 174 Revenue per employee: $110,345 Dan
Pitches to Real Estate ? 3dvirtualview 2 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Hi @3dvirtualview ... I will defer to others about your question .... About this question ... The WGAN Forum Sample Forms Library includes a Presentation Deck by a WGAN Member. Access to the Forms Library is free when you contribute a Form to the Sample Forms Library. If you would like my email to send me a Form, please Private Message me. Best, Dan
Practical & Sellable Usage of MT Measurement MarkCantu 1 3 yearsMarkCantu (103): Newbie question here again, I was wondering if there is a target segment for Matterport's Measurement feature. I conceptually see the usage (Architecture-Engineering-Construction), but I was wondering what type of success others may be having? I viewed Dan's Forum on BLK 360 combined with Matterport last Friday [13 April 2018], and I was in awe of where the technology is going - I am just curious if any one is already using this feature with...
Transfer of Files to Client SpencerLasky 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): [quote@2Spencerlasky]Yes I do feel they know what they are asking for and it was a little surprising to me they want to "not pay" anything for this additional, and this might just be a producer tactic, probably is just to see how easy I cave. However I have operated with out a contract till now for reasons I feel make sense, as said the more you require people to sign the more potential to them just in general shying away and we...
Overview of sites supporting Virtual Tours mori 8 3 yearsjfrankcole (16): Cool, thanks Dan, I'll check it out!
Stock Ad's for Membership Benefits?? Please? VTLV 3 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @VTLV Order of priority for you? Dan
How I saved my Business Gerhard 2 3 yearsGerhard (1209): Enough blaming this and blaming that... it's all based on this one thing called $$$ . Own your content bottom line.
Matterport Tour behind a pay wall? Anyone? tocha 6 3 yearsron0987 (1778): @Metroplex360 are you talking about a different collaborator acct for each pay to view tour or could you link them to just one collaborator account and mark them all as private but going to several different pay per view clients?
MisDirection- WORDS -Ommissions r Lies - TOS GeorgeK 3 3 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Well, George talked to Bill Brown and he's now onboard. Sounds to me like a one-on-one conversation cleared some things up and that obviously, Matterport's intentions aren't as ugly as the TOS changes could lead everyone to believe.
Sorry Matterport frstbubble 6 3 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Revising the TOS to comply with International Law might be a great excuse to fix the things that I think were unnecessary to achieve Matterport's goals. I think that this could have been accomplished without the TOS being amended and without scaring everyone. Matterport have great ideas, just reckless methods to accomplish them that ultimately won't make much of a difference to all of the people who are scared and angry.
In the unlikely eventI get run over by a bus leonherbert 6 3 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): I was one of the MSPs who was given a very abbreviated pitch about these ideas and asked what I thought. My submission was that Matterport need to take over hosting responsibility to anything that was being absorbed into this program. It solves the 'bus' problem and it enables them the right to claim that they have a database of 800,000 spaces. I think that this could have been accomplished without the TOS being amended and without scaring...
Is the Matterport MSP Program going away? immersivespaces 12 3 yearsPeterMcCready (232): From reality capture to reality distortion within 24 hours ;) Bill, I firmly believe you can do the right thing and turn this fiasco around: Let content creators OWN/CONTROL the destiny of their own content. Properly INCENTIVISE content creators to OPT-IN re Ecosystem. SUPPORT your MSPs, you've nothing to pitch without their paid contributions.
Matterport-Digital Realtors Camera Bag- Live GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): What to show Realtors what leaders in their industry are doing? Sharing this video could work. It full of NEED for MATTERPORT and professional presentations. Someone called me "intimidating" for all I can do , reality is the industry is changing and REALTOR must adapt or die on the vine!
MatterPak no more free .OBJ - Sq. footage?! ArchimedStudio 13 3 yearsJuMP (1459): @ArchimedStudio JuMP-ME v1.0 and JuMP-ME v2.0 and the URL fast version are using the same methord to measure the SQFT. So that result is very close to each other. >>>How accurate the result? Who can tell that the mesh file that Matterport generated is accurate? How many percentage different between the real house and the result that Matterport got? We can't tell it, neither the Matterport. But we can make sure our tools for...
Official MP & Custom Sign Riders! ArtisticConcepts 11 3 yearslcorbett (43): When can you order customized versions of these?
Avoid Digital Trash - Matterport Video GeorgeK 3 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Thank you ... by all means consider sharing this with Realtors. It shows the direction they need to go to stay relevant in the market today. Maybe it turns into something bigger for them and a MSP.
Ugh,what do I do with this lighting??!! Dolloff 6 3 yearsadvancedhdr (220): It looks AMAZING!
Youtube and Matterport Video Show Time! GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): The Real Meat to this is in the time showing Graph of the percentage of time the videos are viewed when they feature Matterport This is a "semi private" announcement for a Live Broadcast I am doing to show how I used Matterport to sell a "Distressed Property". It also has some good info in it about learning the live broadcast system. Enjoy! Hope to see you in...
2nd Live Broadcast, Frontloaded w/MatterPort GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Dan Smigrod was in fact the first to get me on a live Podcast. After a lot of research and work I did my own live event. It was very heavily font loaded with Matterport an what makes me different. This type of thing has to have an effect on the sellers over time. Here is the link if anyone is interested in giving it a gander.
Youtube Linking Feature At Risk or GONE GeorgeK 9 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Glenn : I see they just posted this on Youtube.. If you are currently Monitized and have cards and end cards they will not go away. Legally I think they would have been in breach if they took them away as they had an agreement to provide them as a condition of payment... But who cares about that , they posted this a little while ago.
New Tool- Direct Link "Youtube Vid" to Scan GeorgeK 5 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Just about to go to a Shoot... doing a Robot Tournament for the SCHOOL for FREE... doing community free stuff is always a lot of fun.
Clients Make Contact from Youtube-Example GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): This video is full of examples and if used property could be a great tool for any MSP. This video does have a short Matterport clip in it. I take a global approach to video, I try and interest as many people as possible as you do not know who is watching. OK enjoy the video. Take the Poll see the other video and use the e mail link if you would like, all right on the video screen.
Selling Old Matterport Models to Other Agent WindyCityDrones 9 3 yearsfrstbubble (617): Depending on how you sell the original tour. We license the tour for use by the realtor for the listing. If the listing expires and a new agent gets the listing then you have every right to re-license it. I would talk to the first agent though and possible offer part of the selling price to compensate them for the chance taken. I would build a better relationship. I believe there are many professional photographers that would resell real...
Matterport Video Share with Realtors GeorgeK 7 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): @frstbubble thank you for the positive comment, the truth just is what it is.... Realtors are not very good at investing in promotion of their own business.
The BOX - Get out of it with Video Tools GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Youtube launched a tool a little while back allow you to connect videos together. With just a little editing skill I was able to pull this off. In this one an affilate is featured but I know of a way to make this powerful for MATTERPORT also. Stayed Tuned!
Got Idea from the Spin of the Matterport GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Are You Starting Video in 2018? JUST CLICK On the LINK to see Great Motion Graphic OPEN and CLOSE. Seeing real growth in my Vlog and what is odd is that much of what I have learned about Youtube is counter intutuive. I will be sharing that in tips in the Vlog as I go along.
What WGA 3rd Party Services are you using? VTLV 2 3 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): GoThru and PanoSkin are excellent tools for Google Street View moderation. PanoSkin contains tools that are useful for operating an agency and providing client-level access to stats and other items. GoThru tends to have better moderation tools overall -- but both platforms are in a race with each other. For Matterport GSV hopefuls, these tools will provide the ability to IMPORT your published tours. This will allow you to DOWNLOAD your...
Connect with Realtors more than Matterport GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Connecting with REALTORS on many levels can only be good! If you share more than Matterport regarding the "Digtal Advertising Arts" has to be good right. Just Click Here to see how I do that
What Services did you try out in 2017 VTLV 5 3 yearsJonJ (1745): @Helen, I have set myself up using ViewShoot and after looking into it a bit more, there are some significant limitations for what I am trying to accomplish. Overall, I think it is a good system, but it lacks the ability to embed Matterport tours onto their "virtual tour" sites. I work with some clients with special pricing and there is no way for me to provide them with separate pricing or with a coupon code to adjust their pricing....
B Roll Video to Riches Realtor need this! GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): This year I have noticed more and more of my peers (REALTORS) wanting video. They of course do not like the cost to have good stuff made but, their interest is growing. This is a short video I did from B roll I took while out on a dinner cruise. I did not know how I would use it and then the idea came. GET your B roll and get inventive.
Sharing Video to Promote Matterport Services GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): I have suggested this and now heard someone is doing it. Here is another way to build your Matterport business that is NO COST and works. Really it is just common sence if you do not have the money for video productions.
Matterport + Headshots Promotional bundle? Wonderdawg 1 3 yearsWonderdawg (331): Anyone ever done a promotional bundle with headshots included to drive adoption of Matterport usage? I’m somewhat hesitant as headshots can be consuming time wise unless they are very specific. 2 looks, 1 group final edit.
Realtor Said Happy Holiday with Matterport GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): This Realtor took video and Matterport and made a killer Christmas Card ad, in only 45 Seconds.
Leverage Video to Serious Growth - Very + GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): I have at times felt a resistance to use Video to promote Matterport, but that spans many small business industries, including Real Estate. This video shows how I "tell a story" and at the same time help my REALTOR Association. This could be a great way to get in front of a lot of Realtors, fast. There are just so may good things that can come out of VIDEO PROMOTION.
Facetime Every Realtor in Your Area 60 sec. GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Not to long ago, in an interview with @DanSmigrod here at WGAN, I talked about doing "Realtor Service Announcements" for the local Association. This is a great way to get into favor and be allowed to present to large member meetings. Now I do not need to do that in my own Association, seeming how I was /am a Realtor of the Year but, it never hurts to hold strong industry ties. I did this video with a buddy, you may want to...
The Strength of Matterport 17 seconds video GeorgeK 6 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): @Bycha... thank you for the nice comment.... I am always thinking of ways to bring a difference with quality... I am going to expand of this.. .I feel a vlog entry.... Subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you do not miss it. Http:// Again, Thank you G.
Let´s do it: European Alternative mori 4 3 yearslauks (19): Hi, always interesting, keep me posted Luc
Tell a Story for sales results - Matterport GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): This could be my best story yet for Matterport, there is not the Traditional intro approach but it sure conveys that MATTERPORT and great advertising can be for EVERY HOME! Let me know your opinions.
unique application - can it be done? Queen_City_3D 3 3 yearsMontreal3D (202): You should simply use a different tool for the job, such as LiDar. If 360 pictures are required, you can bring the MP or a simple 360 picture camera. The new 'Marker' implementation from MP acould also be valuable if you decide to give it a try with your MP and face issues with alignment Good luck!
Fast Growning VLOG and Matterport TRENDING GeorgeK 2 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Someone who also follows me on Instagram suggested that I share the very short instgram promo I did for this episode. This will bring more traffic to the video and shows the greater overall advertising promotion possibilities.
Build Advertising In Slow Periods GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): This is 93 seconds start to end. Looks like the "FULL ON HOLIDAYS" are here. History calls this the slow season for Real Estate so time to work on ads. This is part of a Youtube Channel Build out. It is the Channel Introduction / Trailer to get more people to join the channel. Some home sellers start the shopping process for Realtors months before they go on the market. I want to give them a location to remember by...
Another Matterport Feature loses its legs VTLV 9 3 yearsVTLV (2369): Great, another post that doesn't answer the any of the core questions here. Because one is "shocked at the attack". So let's get further away from the topic in the post. I never mentioned an entire group of people (Realtors). Thank you for inserting words I did not use. And, thank for siding with one who failed to read the post before commenting so I become the attacker. ...
Look for Vlog Idea - Youtube Subscribe Link GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): If you are using Youtube as a promotional tool would you like to know how to get this link so people go straight to your channel and subscribe? Here is the the link sample. If you want to know this just let me know... I am about 50/50 of doing this topic.
No 1 Sells 2 Realtors Like Realtors 20sec. GeorgeK 2 3 yearsjudysmithre (95): Well done!
Share Matterport Video w/ Realtors -It works GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Just got a call from someone that picked up a scan client by sharing one of my videos. Showing Realtors what other Realtors is doing is powerful. They do not want to be the last person to have something, if they consider themselves leaders in their area. I am trying to do two Vlog entries a week you may want to subscribe as I try and build the MATTERPORT influence. Please share these videos.
One Picture tells Story - Thumbnail 4 Utube GeorgeK 2 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Just established my own custom URL on Youtube for my channel. You can see all my work at Http://
Rounded Approach Matterport and Video GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): Matterport Service Providers of course have a big target audience of REALTORS but getting this REALTOR / Industry is adopt the service is hard. Pointing to who the digital arts are being used by the "LEADERS" could swing things around. Being a Broker I use all the Digital tools and share that Nationally and have a small international following. Here is one of my videos. I may be worth watching or following. Just like you...
Matterport Vid U want 2 share with Realtors GeorgeK 3 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): @grmngrl Here was my consideration of time and audience. You already know this information so it is boring to you, which translates to I lose you before the end. But if you did not know about Matterport you would be more glued to the screen. This was crafted with a target audience in mind. Realtors who do not use video. So far this morning my phone has been going nuts with REALTORS saying OMG, what are you doing. This is a tool that...
Fast Promo Video for Relaunch - Realtor Vlog GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): My Realtor Vlog on Youtube continues to grow and tomorrow I am doing a relaunch with some more features added to the mix. I put this very short 12 second video up in social media and it is getting great play on Instagram and Facebook... maybe you will see and idea in this. Tomorrow I will launch a new optimized video. It will have about ever optimization in it that I can think of.
Won a Listing with Matterport and Free AVI GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): It was a pretty good day yesterday [Thursday, 2 November 2017] presented a listing with Matterport and won the listing. Still trying to hit my goal of 100 subscribers on Youtube so I pushed a little humor in my last Realtor Vlog. OF COURSE I mentioned and showed Matterport in the video to continue informing my peers about Matterport. Feel Free to share this video with Realtors in your area. Could open some doors for you. ...
1st Live Podcast was HERE @ WGA -Volg entry GeorgeK 2 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): WGAN-TV Live at 5: San Diego-Based REATOR Broker George Kenner on Creating and Using Video @GeorgeK Thank you for being a guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5. We covered a lot of ground: ✓ why video is a must ✓ gear ✓ post production software ✓ workflow And, many examples. Thanks again, Dan P.S. I look forward to chatting with you again on WGAN-TV Live at 5.
Best REALTOR Promo Video For Matterport yet? GeorgeK 1 3 yearsGeorgeK (958): This is my most recent attempt to bring awareness of Matterport to PUBLIC (first) and then Realtors. At least as I see it REALTORS are far to frugal when it comes to Marketing. But that is just my opinion. Without much more delay here is the video.
Equal Opportunity Motion Graphic Free & Scan GeorgeK 2 3 yearsGlennTremain (2260): If you tie your youtube channel to your google my business account you can get one faster. To have a custom url you have to have 500 fans unless there has been recent changes I don't know about
Alway and I mean always Sneek in Matterport GeorgeK 2 3 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @GeorgeK Nice hat. Amazing that just 9 percent of real estate agents use video. Keep those videos coming! Great inspiration. Best, Dan
Matterport NOT @ So. Cal. Realtor Convention GeorgeK 2 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @GeorgeK Your Mom must be proud of you (and thankful that you for the trash pickup Wednesday). Thanks for sharing your video. Everyone should be doing videos :cool: Another reason to shoot video with a smartphone when attending an event. Dan
Reaching out to your Clients with Video? GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Are any MSP using video to communicate with they clients on a regular basis and if not why not? Here is a message that I crafted to let my clients know I was changing some social media addresses. I try and make them with some ZIP or Bang to set myself apart from others who claim to be digital image experts... If we can not tell the story fast what kind of expert are we?
Take Video Ideas from Hollywood - Stealing? GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I am working on a video that is going to set forward my "unique value proposition" including Matterport. Watching an episode of the BBC Special "Sherlock" I got this idea to make it appear as if the computer was watching you. I put a Matterport video in this overlay. I have never put this much effort into a single ad and I am share the process and or segments. Here is a little tease of what I have planned but this is...
Look in 2 ways Digital Arts and Sales Video GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): As I see our industry both Digital Arts and Real Estate changing it is almost foolish to not be aware everything is going to change. My Matterport has paid for it's self and I think we are close to having something better from the TECHIE world. So I am looking a this in a Global manner, be aware and practice with all the equipment you have. NOT SALES, this is all about sales, if you are not providing something extra and unique you could...
Garage Studio Remodel Audience follow. GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Youtube is very hard if not impossible to get followers (subscribers) for. But for REALTORS facebook is much easier and you can pay to direct your content. So most REALTORS go the Facebook route, includeing me. But so I can go back throught my library I post them on Youtube also. That way with just a tape on my phone I can blast our a video by text. Here is my last video as I finish the remodel of my garage studio. ...
First PAID Shoot tomorrow ~ My Journey erikolsonmba 2 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @erikolsonmba Thanks for sharing. Awesome! Good luck with your shoot tomorrow (Thursday, 28 Sept. 2017). Please do keep us posted. Best, Dan
Setting a GOAL and doing it with Video GeorgeK 2 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @GeorgeK I always look forward to your videos. Thank you for your family's military service. I can not imagine what this episode must have been like for you to create. You inspire us all to create video. Best, Dan
Staying with what you enjoy - Digital Images GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I love my Matterport and what it has added to my business, but before Matterport I was using video and frankly I still see it as more important for building confidence with a audience. A while ago I figured I would do a "SERIES" presentation to see if that changed my skill set and if I learned anything. This is Episode 4 of that Series, it is getting great play on Facebook so I figured I would share it with my Digital Artist...
Free Stuff Drawing. Why not? VTLV 2 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @VTLV Free virtual :beer: :beer: :beer: here ... :cool: You are invited to Happy Hour this Friday (22 Sept. 2017) to chat ... If I win the $200 gift card for completing the Matterport Survey, we'll figure out how to give it away to a Member of the WGAN Community ... Dan
Breaking the story down into small videos GeorgeK 2 4 yearslisahinson (785): cool GeorgeK !
Intergeo 2017 Berlin mori 12 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @mori Just received this email from NCTech ... Dan ---
Introducing the vCAD 2.0 Mobile App JonHuber 3 4 yearsJonHuber (25): Hello. Thank you for being one of the first to try it out. The first time you open a web browser, there is a one-time download of 50 MB. After that, things are much faster. Also, just for thoroughness, it's best to use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, ... anything but Internet Explorer. Edge does work, but I just don't trust it. I hope this helps. -Jon
San Diego Realtor VLOG on Matterport GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): This is meant to be broadcast and was crafted so it could be shared with multiple audiences. Reality as I see it Matterport is not being used in my market place like it could be. Cost is the big factor with the Realtors that I talk to. They all want it but they want it for free.
Sneek Matterport into all the VIDEOS. GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Promote Promote Promote , did P.T. Barnum say that, if not he should have. I got away from sharing Matterport for about a month but I am sneeking it back into my videos slowly but surely. This is something I did for a Realtor Video Group that has members from all over the United States. So Matterport is getting some play. If we all promoted Matterport to the Public REALTORS would have not option but to provide it. Maybe our...
Back to Matterport Videos Stay with it! GeorgeK 2 4 yearsChadcloses (271): I want to put a great Matterport tour video to work, but I personally haven't found it to be up to the kind of quality that I would use to promote it. By that, I mean it's glitcy and blurry until it renders. im not saying this is a Matterport issue it's an apple issue. If apple gives up the ability to screen record on their next IOS release. I think our ability to produce high quality Matterport walk through videos to show to clients (real...
Video: Matterport 3D Camera Sales Script DanSmigrod 1 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Video: Matterport 3D Camera Sales Script/Strategy! | Video courtesy of Ben Schwartz Hi All, Got three problems that Matterport Spaces 3D Tours solves? See video above. Dan --- Here is the text from the YouTube description for this video ... --- Hey Matterport people! Being a owner of one of these amazing cameras puts you in a real position of value and can potentially enable you to make a lot...
Matterport Sole Business Riaan 3 4 yearsRiaan (52): Hi Richard Thanks for your comprehensive response. I really appreciate your effort and input and will give due consideration to your sound advice. I definitely will not be focusing just on the real estate market but more on the hospitality and tourism sector seeing that I'm located on the east coast of Africa. Regards Riaan
3D Showcase Now - Pay At Closing for Realtor fullpreview 8 4 yearsfullpreview (163): @lhconn - the ability to charge a card on file is already authorized and we have this info because they have to put a 10% deposit down when ordering... see here: image attached with clause in agreement
Matterport Pro2 Shipping Issues?! runsweetlew 4 4 yearsrunsweetlew (7): So a not very clearly understood (at least to me) aspect of ordering was that if you took them up on their upgrade program, you got put at the end of the line. If you ordered new, you went to the top of the list. I was opting for the trade in program as I doubted the original would be worth as much as they were offering me. Then when I offered to buy a new one and the trade in one to get it sooner, they refused to put me any higher on the list....
Handling/Pricing for special MP Projects Joelbcollins 4 4 yearsfullpreview (163): @Joelbcollins - not that the way I do it is best for you or anyone else, but for Active Businesses with a perpetual hosting... let's say so that the tour is one their website or anywhere else online indefinitely, I use a subscription model as shown here: The exception to this will be when Matteport injects the button/link into our accounts for publishing a tour to Google...
Extremely excited about Cupix new VR service yoon2366 4 4 yearsCelisNet (233): Thanks for sharing this option but I've seen no difference between the other inferior options like inmoviewr, iguide, etc. Dorky transitions, no dollhouse view. Is there more features that I missed? Once the clients are used to matterport quality we can't present this solutions. IMHO.
Being around town - Background footage =$ GeorgeK 3 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): @tocha yea you busted
Is $150 the New Normal? VTLV 12 4 yearsjustinv (1043): @JonJ I can see where you would say incomplete model. I rarely do closets, unless they are fabulous, maybe a nice shower and never in a "watercloset"as @metroplex calls it. The one time I was going to do it, they had a kitchen sprayer hooked to toilet that I wanted to get a picture of but the sprayer had sh¡t all over it and that room stunk too high heavens! I did leave door open while in masterbath and you can see it. You can also...
Matterport Video Video Matterport whats next GeorgeK 6 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): @sailaway Eggs are good... Tortillas are "food of the gods".... who can go wrong with Looking forward to seeing your video
is this pricing ridiculous ? TierOneVentures 15 4 yearsViewing (583): Interesting points. Let's see how it plays out over the coming months and years. It seems the vast majority want to go solo when it comes to pricing and I respect that. I'm an idealist though and want every 3D pro to succeed. It's still early enough to set benchmarks and there's no precedent so in my simple mind I figure, why not? Many will disagree though and I don't think I've ever had a positive response to the idea of agreeing on minimum...
Database of VR tours with password? CKC 7 4 yearskellysuesharp (31): Also if you are interested in providing tours for educational purposes, there is a non-profit organization called . They collect Matterport tours to use for education (many kids are in rural areas or on different continents!). We are providing a tour we just completed of a historical home in Texas. I suppose that means you get a tax credit for your donation.... right? Kelly
Is anyone using a joystick for navigation? VTLV 5 4 yearsTosolini (3622): @vtlv the video of the Xbox controller and the infinity wall is at regular speed, no particular editing. Just captured out from the iPhone
Where Are You Publish to Street View? LeventeSolczi 6 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): "Currently we are examining instances where MP Spaces have scans at multiple heights..." There's a little meta tag that you add to the pano called 'altitude'. Matterport already stores this data for each pano - as well as already organizes into levels (floors). This could be added in a day, then tested and ready within a week. Easily. "our...
Call 4 HELP, Give The Help! FireDepartment GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Not all of life has to be business. Matterport is as much an art as it is a science. I ran into this man, indirectly because of a fire hazard that was created by his property (home). So I figured maybe the power or video could help. He is going to lose his house if he does not get his act together and fast. So to try and keep the Fire Department / City off him for a little while and to show good will I am going to offer to Matterport...
Play I Spy to boost social engagement Helen 8 4 yearsKentoBlanco (22): That is a really cool idea! Love that lodge! Love your work.
DRONE That Matterport! AirStike? Get Even! GeorgeK 9 4 yearsBiggles (43): one of my brothers has a Mavic Pro, I'm very impressed with the simplicity of operation and particularly it's portability.
Where's Matterport's We-Get-Around account? hometakes 3 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Totally agree. In addition, when Google killed the see inside image on the places infograph, they essentially hid the tours, dumping thumbnails of every single pano in the image gallery and leaving GTPs to apologize, apologize and make excuses for the largest IT company company in the universe. I have not sold a street view tour without having to explain how people are supposed to find it, and I feel a bit disingenuous. GSV is without value...
Can Video Lead to More Matterport sales? GeorgeK 4 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Thank you... they are fun to make... I just think story and bam... I do it...I may try and do one entirely from my cell phone.. just to prove it can be done.
Matterport in Education RichardByers 6 4 yearsInvelop (121): HistoryView VR is an amazing program for students and teachers to explore the world. I highly recommend scanning for their program. We have been contacted by new business multiple times from our work being broadcasted on their website. Check it out!
Video 2 promote General Knowledge Then Mat P GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I want to sell Matterports in the worst way but adding other topics to the DIGITAL Menu is something that I am trying. This is a video to other Realtors who need services. This is, to keep this at 3 mins I had to leave out Matterport but I will get back to it. Enjoy the video, I have a video story boarded out to tell a story solely about Matterport it will be next up.
Something 2 share with REALTORS Text Videos GeorgeK 4 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): @hometakes Yes, me get paid is
Cost of Matterport Scans Processing Changes? tocha 9 4 yearstocha (166): Quote your projects the same. The customer has no idea what you pay Matterport unless you tell them. What this structure would allow is the opportunity for MSPs to think outside the real estate box. Do you think a car dealer will pay $30 per car just so you can cover your processing fee and make a couple of dollars? What about a sculpture or work of art or a tiny house? The way the processing pricing is being treated now is limiting the MSPs...
Challenging task from Client - Help needed! DmitriyReev 2 4 yearsDmitriyReev (40): Dear friends, colleagues, nobody can help? and share with their experience?..I'd appreciate a lot your help! Please:)) kind rgds, Dmitriy
100% Matterport Income? tocha 6 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): WGAN-TV Training Academy Video: We Get Around Going "All In" ... Free to Watch by We Get Around Network Forum Members Hi All, Earlier today (27 June 2017), I spoke with a newbie Matterport Service Provider that went "all in" ... He also recently joined the We Get Around Network as a Standard Member. 1. He quit his day job (unrelated to real estate / unrelated to spaces that can be scanned) 2. Bought a Matterport...
Tips for Empty Large Commercial Office Space BrianM 16 4 yearsStevenHattan (1513): @kellysuesharp Thanks. Show away!
Matterport & Google Trusted Photographer Pro VTLV 8 4 yearsRichierichks (715): @Metroplex360 What Social Media platform has those requirements? I only know Facebook's which are- What's the largest 360 photo I can upload? The largest full 360 photo you should upload is 6000 x 3000 pixels (18 megapixels). You can upload larger photos, but there are diminishing returns past that size, and you will probably not see an appreciable difference in output.
How many scans to become proficient? dtavres 7 4 yearsjustinv (1043): Proficient? Are you talking about scanning with absolute fewest scans to get the idea about property? Or scanning every nook and cranny to complete the doghouse? I use the first method. I don't feel it is necessary to scan pantry, closets and other small spaces. I like to let people use their imagination on some places because I believe people don't use their imagination enough! After a few scans, you will know what is necessary and what...
Realtor Day in the Life Videos = Money GeorgeK 2 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @GeorgeK Fun! :cool: Yes. I like getting to know you as a person ... Dan
BAD AUDIO-Really- Strikeback- more Bad Audio GeorgeK 5 4 yearsnat_vanveen (598): ps that Go Pro audio was indeed the worst
If you can't beat them, Join them! hometakes 13 4 years3dVuz (379): Mazel Tov To Us All!
How I did my Video and the Video GeorgeK 10 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Great Video... you are right your audio is crystal clear...Thus far I am disappointed in this Rode system. I am going to try some experiments with the sony mic I have, running it into the Rode system, and see if the mic is the weak link. Again thank you for input.
MSP Business Closing Considerations TruView 10 4 yearsTruView (25): That's great advice. Thanks for sharing.
Not enough Sellers to really grow Matterport GeorgeK 2 4 yearsDouglasMeyers (1086): Maybe they should think about making the business they have now stronger which makes us better. Branding is the name of the game here not always being bigger is better since they really are missing the boast on taking care of us ...
New Camera Price justinv 4 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): @Justinv We think alike Justin, I am still singing the benefits of having it but saying it has a higher resolution is not that big of a thing to me. I bet there is more on its way, in the digital space but right now in San Diego the percentage of Realtors even using the system is embarrassing given we are a high tech center and our prices are through the roof. Hope all is good your you in the TVA... george
We Get Around MOBIL APP? Mario 5 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): My 2c - We-Get-Around just needs a fully mobile responsive design :)
Realtor E Mail Campaign - Just a part -Video GeorgeK 2 4 yearsbrett (10): Looks good but is missing the walk through Brett
" How do I fit in? " PedroAvilez 1 4 yearsPedroAvilez (145): I apologize to all forum members about my poor english command but I believe that what matters is the content not the command in this issue (Thank you Dan]. Dan, you are doing a wonderful job when sharing with all the forum members your know how and "intelligence". The 360 and 360-3d market is growing. VR will become a important new market and I think VR is not limited to headset contents. AR (augmented reality) will benefit...
Scheduling software Radie842 5 4 yearsRadie842 (254): I will check it out. Networker
Motion Graphic leadin a longer facebook vid GeorgeK 4 4 yearsBycha (52): I think that your end goal will be accomplished. I personally have viewed some of your videos (before responding to this thread) based on your formula I was lead to want more...good job!
6 Seconds 2 More Profit & Meet Realtor needs GeorgeK 3 4 yearsBycha (52): I agree, I would be willing to pay for it.
New News srennick 27 4 yearsLizzg (183): 340 scans, 3 visits and some help from MP support on an alignment issue up front. It was hard to connect each visit because stuff got moved.
Humor to Promote Matterport in Video GeorgeK 2 4 yearsRadie842 (254):
give realtors 2services Vid &Matterport cVid GeorgeK 4 4 yearsDaveFahrny (263): Thank You. I have everything except the Sony Lav. Love the videos. Great quality - Sound and Video.
Death by Smart Phone? Are MP days numbered? LetMe3D 7 4 yearscraigsauer (1075): If I was doing long term (5-10 years out) business strategy for Matterport (and I used be a professional long term business strategist!) I would think that the future would hold a good possibility if they use their existing strengths to prepare to be a leader in the coming robot camera drone boom. Matterport has already got a lot of relevant technology for this future under its belt already, so as long as it keeps watching and developing, they...
Slip Matterport in every time. Video GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I bet this video gets a lot of attention as it talks about the Department of Real Estate sending fines to brokers for social media advertising. I figured out how to slip in Matterport. But I almost always do.
Social Media Sites that can display VR? LetMe3D 5 4 yearsnat_vanveen (598): @LetMe3D forgot to say... that's a very cool business name 'LetMe3D' brilliant!
Facebook vid with Matterport back to website GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I take these videos and post them in two places. Youtube and Facebook. The Facebook versions run back to the active site. I mostly post them on Youtube for access and ease of forwarding them.. Here is one for a new listing.
Keep up the Pressure for Exposure Video GeorgeK 3 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): @nat_vaneen thank you... I am trying a slightly new approach.... my video skills get better all the time... soon I will be more pleased with my presentations. Hope all is perfect for you.
Sneak Matterport into every Real Estate Vid GeorgeK 3 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I am using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 .... just upgraded to it from an older version and its like learning it all over again. But I like it... thus far.
Is Video Part of your entire bus plan GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I find that video is still a stronger more accepted image system for Realtors. I can see the day that changes but for right now I am stay with video presentations. This is a Facebook recruiting ad that goes to a landing page with a matterport and contact forms. The feedback on this one from my fellow Realtors has been positive.
Contract Documents and Release Forms BobbyG 1 4 yearsBobbyG (50): When sending out contract release forms to a real estate agent, who is responsible to sing a release? The agent or the home owner? Thanks Bobby
We just Made Your FREE stuff Even Better! ArtisticConcepts 4 4 yearsnat_vanveen (598): @ArtisticConcepts I know I could go to say Envato, browse around looking for a suitable vid, buy it and then edit it in Camtasia etc etc but why would I waste my time when I could use a service like yours, and your vids do look super professional. It's a really helpful service! I'll think about the text I need and get back to you Chris. Sending back blessings from Downunder to you and your family in the USA :):angel::cool:
Maps + 3D Tours CartoBlue 5 4 yearsCartoBlue (43): Hey forgot to mention we can white label all of our maps, or brand it for either your business or your client.
Hype This is HYPE Set up for Matterport Vid GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): One of my friends did some Picture Hype and I figure ... moving picture HYPE is better... I am not going to put the story line on for the video.. but I bet I work in Matterport... you figure.
GO LONG Hail Mary of Matterport Promo Videos GeorgeK 4 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I agree with the LONG Winded... but I think it has a place in the market.... I can think of several ways to leverage this. Please feel free to share it and give me any imput. We are on virgin Ground with this.... I broke my own rule and went more than a minute.... Cheer mate.
NY Times Take advantage with one min video GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I figured I would jump on the news about the New York Times and Matterport and send it out to my peers in a Facebook ad... I just put these on youtube to share them with other people who miss the Facebook ads.
1 Min Promo Video Realtor dot com Matterport GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I figure sharing this message will help both phases of my business. Real Estate Brokerage and Matterport and video for other agents. I try to never go over on min. This is running on facebook....
Video I did 2 share the news VID GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I figured this was good information to share so I sat down and knocked this out. I run all of these on Facebook so the click here is not active. I just put them on Youtube so I can share them with friends.
Video Day in the life of a scanner 1 min. GeorgeK 8 4 yearsDouglasMeyers (1086): Nice video, I just have one question. Why is you camera so high up on the tripod ? I notice when the camera gets so high when you pull photos from the tour they seem to be looking down at a room not eye level. I use mine at about 5'5" and my photos look stright on not like a person looking down at a room. Maybe it's just me.
Protect your iPad from Turkish Crime Family frstbubble 2 4 yearsnat_vanveen (598): @frstbubble That's nasty!:O thanks for the tip :)
Agent Recruiting & Video, Message Matterport GeorgeK 4 4 yearsNamecomingsoon (13): Wow this one was really good! Nice George!
Stitching Photos frstbubble 4 4 yearsRobinLycka (724): @frstbubble haha, clear as mud indeed. FWIW - a 12 mp file will get you a 50x70 print at around 150 dpi.
realtor negative comments about Matterport ArchimedStudio 9 4 yearsjustinv (1043): I would ask him how many people does he show the home he has listed? I thought that was the reason why everyone wants to be selling agents and not buyers agents. They want to stick a sign in the yard and wait for it to sell? In my area, most don't even want to do open houses. I had an old man tell me about the same line. I would rather show it myself than have everyone looking at it online. I asked him if he puts pictures up or just a front...
Anyone doing business in the A/C/E market? Richierichks 9 4 yearsRPOceanic (214): Dan, By chance do you/We Get Around still do conversions of MP .obj files to .skp?
moving to a selling tool for agents Joelbcollins 26 4 yearsGlennTremain (2260): Even for a quick market you can convince selling AND buying agents to get a scan because it helps you farm the market that property is in. I have convinced buyer agents to get a matterport for a gated community that he wishes he had more listings in. His main competitor has just been there a long time but doesn't use matterport. Now that he has one matterport from a sale he was a buyer agent for he then got a listing there. Now he has two and...
Photo editing labor time. VTLV 12 4 yearsVTLV (2369): So it's been 2 months since I first put up this post asking if anyone has contracted with these slide show companies to offer "Virtual Tours". Is it safe to say, nobody here is contracted with companies like Virtuance and TourFactory here to sell other photo slide show options? Real estate agents in my area tend to either shoot their own photos relying on the free slideshow from Property Panorama a free offering from the...
Pricing advice. 3SixtyNow 19 4 yearsBobbyG (50): Anyone have an opinion on NYC prices? 300 for a studio? 400 for 1 bedroom. Nice first scan 3sixtyNow. Penthouse - my First scan
Spring Selling Season & Matterport Vid 40Sec GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Of course everything starts with an "image" so in keeping with the idea more images is better, here is a little video I did for a Facebook promotion, of course I get in the word about Matterport
Best Practices Thread: Working w/ Government DovrMedia 8 4 yearsTrustedPhotoDC (1108): With security work you can't fake it 'til you make it. You should either hire a specialist or a company that has a history with InfoSec and understands OPSEC.
Glass walls Ramblinman 3 4 yearsRamblinman (46): @JonJ Thanks
Conferences>photography, VR, 3D, Real Estate srennick 5 4 yearsmori (776): Who will join IVRPA Vienna? I love vienna and have some good connections there. Some nice spaces and projects:
Matterport in the UK - 2017 GarethB 14 4 yearsGarethB (19): Well said! :-)
Sneaking Matterport into all my videos GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I have found that sneaking Matterport into all my videos seems to gain me more attention with other Realtors. I never go over 1 minute and each of my videos go to a new feel. This one starts and ends with some laughing.
.info domains on sale justinv 4 4 yearsjustinv (1043): @DanSmigrod I honestly answered someone on the slower forum about building websites for the tours. I always give Ross credit and tell them to buy it. Little did I know that he did the drone work on the Goodsprings Loop in the example. He just bought a camera recently and I guess he was trying to sell her a tour. She gave him the site and he was blown away. He was trying to figure out how to duplicate my website and I was the one who answered!...
Office Promotion Video Matterport Capture GeorgeK 3 4 yearsWilmer (7): Nice Job.
Cold job site with Matterport Camera? Ramblinman 6 4 yearsMarcel (344): Lol we're on the other side of spectrum in Australia. Average temp these past few weeks being 90-100° F. The camera seems to handle it. No problems with scanning so far but omg it's hot... #hotashell #wishitwouldsnow
Kickboxing gym Ramblinman 4 4 yearsTrustedPhotoDC (1108): The height of the ring should not matter. If the camera can see the top of the ring when scanning from the floor, you will just add additional geometry. If you were to add a second floor(i.e. the ring), Matterport would most likely combine in the stitching and publishing and give you back only one floor.
Shopping Mall scanning DmitriyReev 1 4 yearsDmitriyReev (40): Hi all, one question to you. Please advise. I have as target one 2-story shopping mall (total area is 6000 m2, around 40x75m building). I'd like to scan public zones (white zones on the attached picture) and outside all around. The total area of "white zones" is 1200 m2 (per 600 m2 per floor). Can I make such scanning and get nice dollhouse view (facade and 2 floors of public zones)? And after that to start making 3d tours for each...
Do I need a Custom MP VR App for this? ArtisticConcepts 5 4 yearsArtisticConcepts (659): Thank you guys! What about mattertags in VR?
More Matterport Stats, Analytics & Reports? PHILG 7 4 yearslisahinson (785): @metroplex360 Exactly what is the Avg Scan Visits referring to on the MatterStats? thx
For Sale By OWNER Approach Increase sales GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I am always looking for ways to promote the use of Matterport and Real Estate Sales. Really my focus is Real Estate First but Matterport can help, or so I think. Here is a little video I did. Maybe it will give you and Idea or @
More Videos To Promote is my goal GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I figure we are in an image revolution so why not use video to spread the word. Here is 40 seconds I put on my new YouTube Channel. I have separated my Broker Videos from these three d scan video. I figured why not try that this year 2017. I am going to try and get this Youtube channel so if you want to see what I do next go ahead and like or subscribe. This is only 40 seconds long.
Video - Moving Furniture Not what U Think GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Realtors are slow to get the importance of image until they see one that pleases them and it's free. I am my best client being a Broker and I wanted to do a promotion video for my farm. Some of my friends around the country liked this so much I labeled it for them also. Enjoy the next 27 seconds. It has a business message at the last 3.7 seconds or so.
Anyone ever scanned a cavern? ArtisticConcepts 6 4 yearsHawaiiTour (22): Hawaii Big Island Lava Tube. LED lighting.
Slip Matterport into your videos. GeorgeK 3 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I am using the GoPro Hero 4 Black as the camera and a 3DR Solo drone for the flying. For still shots I use the canon 80D Thank you very much for the kind works. I just crank these out as fast as I can to stay relevant in my geographic farm area.
360 views extraction possible? Wonderdawg 5 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Wonderdawg Unfortunately, Matterport told developers that offering Panos from Matterport Spaces was in violation of their terms of service. This functionality is completely doable - -and multiple 3rd party developers would like to offer this service - if Matterport allowed this. Dan PS We Get Around uses a Ricoh Theta S to fill this void...
How Can we see offline Matterport models? walk360 3 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): In addition, if you have an Apple TV and use AirPlay, you should be able to 'cast' the tour to a television or separate display.
Theatre cast experiment ArtisticConcepts 12 4 yearsArtisticConcepts (659): Baxter & Lisahinson, thank you for the encouragement!
WP3D Models link workflow frstbubble 15 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Some MLSs like NTREIS (North Texas) only allow approved domain names for submission to MLS. In that case, it doesn't work.
Vacation Rentals? photosbyhopsing 9 4 yearsCartoBlue (43): AirBnB is testing Matterport in the Sonoma Select market and may be bringing it to other test markets soon. There is a Vacation Rental site coming soon that supports Matterport tours I found, called Vacation.Vision - Looks promising for us to sell as an add-on product for individual rental owners looking to promote their property with Matterport tours.
Use Matterport to Recruit Agents to a Broker GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I look for all the ways possible to use the Matterport.. It was not cheap and Leverage is the rule. Here is a 23 second recruiting video... Agents will not sit through the long ones.
Split Screen heard Idea and ran with it GeorgeK 3 4 yearsron0987 (1778): Great video. :):):):):)
BannanaPort I mean Matterport Video GeorgeK 2 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Love the video, hate the banana.
Tiny House scan Wonderdawg 6 4 yearsTrustedPhotoDC (1108): Value added to a small space would be to scan the entire house including the exterior like we did with this yacht. Exterior done during golden/blue hour. Plan your shoots with PhotoPills.
Does Video build Matterport business youtube GeorgeK 3 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I have been doing video for 5 year and what amazes me is the stuff I really like does not hit like I expect and then I do something like this and BAM it is a giant success.. I did this sorta using "Mission Impossible" editing style. It is only 30 seconds long. The fade at the "transition edits" using the drone is something one of my older friends hated and the younger people loved. Reality is the human "minds...
Realtor Team Video Promotion for Matterport GeorgeK 3 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): Justin: This video was shot with a Canon 80D.... I have a studio set up in my house where I can control the light and sound a little better but I can see some lighting errors in this. For Real Estate this is pretty good but there is always room for improvement. I have several other cameras including GoPro 3plus and 4 that I put on my drone. I also have the DJI Osmo hand held gimble but I do not use it that much. Cheer Brother. g.
Interactive 3D Shopping the right way. ArtisticConcepts 6 4 yearsArtisticConcepts (659): Good News! It is per post. :-)
Is Matterport Marketing Misleading? grmngrl 5 4 yearsgrmngrl (942): @Property3dNZ you make me smile. Egg on my face... Haha!
New model ready almost 500 shots Wyzlo 23 4 yearsWyzlo (100): @JohnLoser Yes, every day you open the same model In capture app And add the new ones. I will go again to finish a better view in Dollhouse. (and the parking spaces (entrance to the House)
Cold calling and knocking on doors cire385 9 4 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): I just did a Skype chat with a new Member of the We Get Around Referral Network. The Member starting a Matterport Service Provider business and is cold calling real estate agents. He likes people. He likes the process of cold calling. What advice would you have given him? (Either about cold calling or a different marketing strategy?) Thanks, Dan
Don't Use the Word Matterport in Marketing ChrisH 7 4 yearsMarcel (344): I dont really agree with hiding the Matterport name. I've had a MP for a long time +- 2.5 yrs. Initially I made the mistake of trying to hide the name Matterport. It didnt take off as customers were confused with all the choices. The market has been saturated for decades with '3D Tours' and '360 Tours' products. It was not until we started including the name Matterport that business started to boom. REA (one of the worlds largest listing...
Last model is very bright Wyzlo 6 4 yearsLizzg (183): Hi Willow, Any luck with your model? Lizz
Matterport stealing our customers jfantin 8 4 yearspirusan (184): There might be 5 threads about the same issue Matterport is marketing to our customer base. In no way I am going to defend Matterport Marketing strategy of which I have been always critical. But I humbly submit that this very predictable race to the bottom was led by many Matterpot owners who are willing to scan properties for values that barely amount to minimum wage per hour. With that said, we thought that many photographers were using...
Google launches Tango AR smartphone system GarySnyder 23 4 yearsUserName (586): @JC3DCX - That was my concern not only about price but feasibility. A realtor would probably have to keep adding office space just to hold his physical dollhouses unless the realtor could print dollhouses on demand AND make them vanish when they're no longer needed. I keep forgetting we're still living in the 21'st century but maybe in the future, every tech device we think of as amazing may sit in the antiquated devices section of a...
Unique Value Proposition presentation in 23 GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): At least in my market, Matterport is not being used like it should be. In "marketing" there is a term used "unique value proposition" If you can exploit that your supposed to be able to grow your business. Here is another approach to talking about Matterport in 23 seconds. This is posted on Youtube to be shared with my professional peers but it is designed as a paid promotion in Facebook. ...
Matterport Video Stay with IT GeorgeK 1 4 yearsGeorgeK (958): I have to be honest if I am going to ever really grow my business with Matterport. That is after all the reason I purchased the system. But, daily I still run into Realtors who do not even know what Matterport is. I have elected to take the battle to the public. Some of you may have seen some of my videos. This is a new concept I am working on as I have to keep it fresh in my farm. OK. Enough of the explanation...
How do you describe cloud hosting fees? Queen_City_3D 13 4 yearshometakes (1134): My whole ordering system is customized by my programmer....Expensive, but targeted exactly for my needs and therefore on point.....
5 Story Dallas Uptown Townhome Matterport Metroplex360 11 4 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): 212
Pro Tip: How To Find Plagiarism RenderingSpace 5 4 yearsVRealExperience (115): Nice job rendering. I must admit, when I first started and tried getting the word out, I almost did this. Then I thought, and decided against using the old "How would I feel". I settled that if I ever wanted to I will seek permission, as that's what I would want". It was this very experience, that made me rethink my whole strategy. I decided to go big or go home, and now am hiring a professional web developer/hoster, and...
16 second video sneaks in Matterport. GeorgeK 2 4 yearsVizocube (28): Man...I could see them yellow spots even in this few seconds clip...they got to do something about that
23,000 sq ft scan? samgaetz 3 4 years3dshowcaseuk (1228): 32000 Sq ft here Originally 324 scans reduced to 273 Scans. Works great Mark
Total Out Box SPIRITUAL Matterport Idea GeorgeK 7 4 yearsUserName (586): Countless virtual tour sites tell sellers that they need virtual tours. I'm looking for recent hard stats to prove that. The only stats I've found are several years old provided by Fusion Virtual Tours which aays, == 54% of buyers who use will not look at a property unless it contains a virtual tour. (National Association of Realtors, January 2006) Listings on receive 87% more views if they include a...
Connecting the dots - home improvement hanske 4 4 yearsJamie (1848): Depends. Are you wanting people to walk through an existing home to think about ideas of improving it? Or using a virtual model as a renovation tool for visualization of a final product?
Think and Grow Rich with Matterport Really GeorgeK 5 4 yearscire385 (61):
WP3D Models and Me. And You. srennick 17 4 yearsDouglasMeyers (1086): So what is a Plug -In ???
Experience with Publicity/Press srennick 2 4 yearsGlennTremain (2260): @gonecoastalsc has AND had a TV station feature them.
Advertise with sticker on camera valen_felipe 6 5 yearsRenderingSpace (605): Pro Tip: Never show the mirror Over the last 100 scans I've done, I've only shown a mirror once or twice. You can almost always find ways to avoid them. It's a huge distraction to see the camera in the mirror and putting some sticker on the camera makes it even more distracting and tacky.
Word Tracks htimsabbub23 2 5 yearsDouglasMeyers (1086): In sort, I first design a flyer that I will send either before of after (once I get all of their cards and they are always on the counter when you walk in). You will pretty much only ever meet the receptionist, get her name and the name of the Broker in charge. Ask when they do sales meetings and if you can talk to someone that can say yes. Leave the same flyer you designed and will send in an e-mail either before or after. Take your i pad in...
Mattertags Again Lizzg 4 5 yearsLizzg (183): Thanks JC3DCX and stepbystep3D. Lizzg
Need Out of the BOX Idea GeorgeK 7 5 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Anyone want to do a scan for @RealDonaldTrump? He has some large buildings in multiple cities. More seriously though - perhaps a scan of a campaign HQ luncheon. I highly doubt that scanning a location where canvassers are gathered would be good as there might be sensitive information there.
Customers option to pay for own hosting ? ScanMan 6 5 yearsScanMan (253): Indeed I hope Matterport can also see benefits. Its a win win for everyone. My main concern right now is that I can't offer my high paying exclusive long term clients the guarantee that their scans will live on beyond my involvement with the company. I'd really like to be able to offer my customers the piece of mind that they can take control over the hosting if I'm not in a position to manage it for what ever reason wether that's me moving on...
Still Doing Consumer Vids 2 Share Matterport GeorgeK 1 5 yearsGeorgeK (958): I try and knock out at least one short video a week that incorporates Matterport as one of my marketing tools. This week it is about 42 seconds long. Down from my normal minute.
Increasing Public Demand in Real Estate GeorgeK 3 5 yearsHasteninc (4): Surely, attractive images do good for sales, maybe your friend will also change his mind in some time. We also propose you to try our virtual staging service, which helps to impress buyers and sell faster. Hasten is leading company in NYC, among our partners are Compass, Douglas Elliman, and Corcoran. We would be glad to cooperate with you as well. You can find more info and examples of our work here:
Matterport marketing questionable 3Dwalkmethru 23 5 yearsDSPhoto (112): The last thing I would want to do is a sell a camera to someone I could have as a client. The guy living across the street from me has 135 Remax agents. Why would I try to sell him a camera when I could do the work for him? If I had only found out what he did a year earlier... If you are worried about your clients buying the camera then you have 2 problems; The wrong clients and the wrong approach to selling your services. I come from an...
Example of Matterport specific Proposal Cabrahams 2 5 yearsDSPhoto (112): I don't have a proposal to offer you but part of my consideration for using Matterport is how to license the work. If you are creating content to be used in marketing you have to license the use of the work for a specific amount of time. If not you will eventually pay for the hosting of your clients scan out of your own pocket. As for what that licensing fee should be? Good question.
Using video and Matterport for listings GeorgeK 4 5 yearsGeorgeK (958): @proertyguyclt Our team did this video we do all our own stuff in house.
Longer Promotional video for Matterport GeorgeK 2 5 yearsPropertyGuyCLT (34): Fantastic and very informative and well done!
Add a Rider to For Sale Sign davidpylyp 9 5 yearsDBurroughs (49): I have to show mine. The QR code/HTML directs to a page that re-directs to the one I host the tour on. I can re-use the same signs over and over again. I always clear it with the realtors and generally only do it with one or two I am very close to business-wise. That way I am sure I get it back.
Slipping in Matterport everywhere VIDEO GeorgeK 2 5 yearsGlennTremain (2260): nice.
Cross Selling with Video GeorgeK 1 5 yearsGeorgeK (958): Being a Realtor and playing with photography and video I am able to make an acceptable product. I am having good results from doing community videos and sharing them on my Facebook page and Youtube. Maybe if you build a little background footage and do something like this for one of your Realtor Clients it will turn into more work for you. I am just thinking outside the box and sharing.
How long does it take you to scan ?? ScanMan 12 5 yearspirusan (184): Forgot to comment on the issue of this thread. I average about 1,300 sf per hour on my iPad Air2 I also manage expectations like @DanSmigrod I tell the customer to allow 1.5 hours per 1,000 sf. I do double scan bathrooms at normal height and at lower height to avoid the camera to show on mirrors in the final Space.
licensing and pricing schemes jntooker 2 5 yearshometakes (1134): I am in the tour business and I license "Amenity and town tours" for my videos through Vimeo. The cool thing with Vimeo is that I can set the licensed 'embedded videos' only to play on what ever URL's I tell them to play on. This way, I have control over the videos as to whether they plays on the licensees website. They don't pay the bill, I take their URL off off Vimeos system and of course their videos won't work anymore. It would...
360 View Pricing Helen 7 5 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): I think I'm just going to do it for free ... unless we can link to and FROM them into our tour with Mattertags. Then it might be a small upcharge.
iOS Showcase app and sharing with clients alsangio 8 5 yearsfrstbubble (617): @Integratedman you can have them use an iPad to HDMI adapter, connect the iPad to the monitor via one of the HDMI inputs and let them control the tour from iPad. This is the Best workaround I know of.
I need to connect two separate models KateKratochvil 17 5 yearsHarlanHambright (1904): parameters in the URL defeat the starting location when traveling between models and dumps you in a random spot. i wanted to use &start=1 to kill the dollhouse and my continuity was lost. this is 3 models (and 2 copies of 2 of them to account for different start locations.
Using Tours for Advertising Listings jencoates 3 5 yearsjencoates (13): Thank you, jen
How to make a Scan go Viral CDM 15 5 yearsJRMaddox (106): Now thats just funny... =) But it is always nice to have correct spelling...
Can Matterport bring more Sellers Video? GeorgeK 7 5 yearsGeorgeK (958): @vchelf the second video is not made yet. It will start production in a few minutes. This is part of a Facebook only campaign. The lead capture page will be an extension of my wedsite. This is part of a complex, area farming campaign system that I am trying. There are 4000 homes in the area that I am going after this is just one of about 15 different ads that are being broadcast on Facebook. Expensive and I am hoping worth...
Ready Action Tablet Mounts Cabrahams 4 5 yearsskycamguatemala (22): Nise product. I am using this with an iPad mini, so then I free my arms to move The tripod around I got It at Amazon too.
Viability/ risks DMR 8 5 yearsJC3DCX (823): From South Africa, 1 It will happen, but wont be free, and MP will ensure that they stay relevant. Look at MicroSoft... all these years and still around. 2 Yes, I am concerned but nothing I can do about it, so accept it. The USD - ZAR is biting me quite hard, and every time our president opens his mouth the ZAR takes another dip... ouch! 3 Can do outside scans under certain conditions and 360 scans introduced and working good 4 use WP3D...
Matterport in Europe mori 13 5 yearsmori (776): @Wyzlo That´s really great for you - congrats. Wish we had such a project also.
Article makes us pro sound like a kid can do 3Dwalkmethru 20 5 yearsthebiggerpicture (13): I have had multiple realtors seek me out after talking to Matterport and despite the "easy" pitch they were still nervous about difficulty (the details Matterport left out), cost, time, and liability. I would rather be seen as a professional with a skill set (thankfully supported by more than my ability to work their camera) than a monkey pushing the one button.
Selling points of matterport to realtor? MadHusband 18 5 yearskdsmiles (7): Hi JR! I was that Agent looking for a Matterport specialist, and I struck the jackpot when Dan referred you, my friend! You are by far not only the best photographer I've hired for a long, long time, but you are truly an authentic person inside and out. I'm glad I was able to hook you up with my broker, and I honestly hope you get a s**t load of upper-end business from our company! You deserve it! ~ KSmiley
VR and how this is being used? Cabrahams 7 5 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Matterport VR should be free. It's a bell and whistle feature that they need to offer to stay competitive. Upload a Street View tour with Ricoh Theta S and you can view in VR with Street View.
Quickest and Easiest Method .gif production? Queen_City_3D 9 5 yearsfranmts (181): I enjoy creating a simple tour on video (Camtasia) of 20 seconds, save it to MP4 and upload it to, where there are several optimization options, play with them until you get optimal filesize/quality. For emails I recommend GIFs until 2Mb. It's a 15 minutes process once you get it right and just repeat.
to scan a propery or a photo 360 tour? skycamguatemala 4 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @skycamguatemala How much is "look around" worth to your client? How much is "get more students faster with more pre-qualified parents and students touring the school in person" worth to your client? Dig deeper about what problem you are helping solve for your client and you will know which solution to recommend. Dan
Matterport account for clients cswartz 7 5 yearscswartz (98): Thanks to all! Very helpful input!
Business Plan Help alsangio 5 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @alsangio In this Matterport User Group Forum post ... Three Ways to Get Started With Matterport ... I discuss getting clients first (before you buy). You might see if you can line-up clients BEFORE you buy a Matterport Camera and related gear and accessories. Matterport Essential Shopping List: 20-Items For potential camera buyers - where there are other Matterport Pros - I recommend engaging a Pro and shadow while they scan, plus post...
All Encompassing Photography Business Examp Cabrahams 5 5 yearsjntooker (109): My new site just went live today. It is custom by CJ Designs. She is amazing. She also did my real estate website.
Matterport Versus 360º Spherical Photography carissa0316 10 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Moving this topic to the top of the MUG Forum since it is a frequent discussion topic. Best, Dan
Building a Social Media presence GLARI_International 1 5 yearsGLARI_International (33): What are your thoughts on Social Media sites to build up awareness of your company? Has anyone "boosted" a Facebook post? What kind of results did you get? Finally, if you are starting out like me, I'd appreciate if you would find us on FB @3modtech and like our page. Glad to return the favor.
Using Matterport for Moving Sale Hopscotch 4 5 yearsEnvisionedSpaces (13): There could be s market for Estate sales too.
Media is coming to 3D see this article. GeorgeK 6 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): VR venture capital alliance forms $10 billion investment fund
What do you think? GlennTremain 30 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Tim WOW! So cool. Thanks for sharing. Sweet to see how you integrate the aerial with the Matterport Spaces and hear which tech you use to assemble this. Dan
Must begin on lowest level? BayAreaAdam 17 5 yearssstarkey (16): @Bill,very impressive model by the way. One question I have is why don't you outdoor scans show up in the dollhouse view? you can move around and go between the house and casita and also down by the pool but done of the walkway is in the dollhouse view. I guess I'm confused why its not shown.
Processing Progress (wish list item) Queen_City_3D 4 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Queen_City_3D From more than a year ago, look what I found ... :cool: MUG Forum Thread: Matterport Cloud Processing Wish List Look like we still (all) want it ... On 9 June 201 5, I emailed Matterport this consolidated Cloud Processing and Hosting Wish List based on the Clouding Processing and Hosting wish list threads. If you have additional wish list items, please post below (or to the appropriate wish list thread). Thanks, Dan...
Scanning the inside and outside of a house sstarkey 15 5 yearsBayAreaAdam (70): @sstarkey ahh, got it, thank you
Response when-whats the name of that camera? EricThomas 10 5 yearsLowell (25): A company could also buy their own dslr for photographs instead of hiring a photographer. When they want quality they'll hire a professional.
What keyword gets you the most business GlennTremain 8 5 yearsthebiggerpicture (13): @GlennTremain I agree with thinking local first, but every local market is different. In my area, very few people even know what matterport means so I could easily dominate rankings for {City} Matterport but who cares if no one is searching for that term. There are several keyword research tools out there to discover which search terms have a high volume. Combine that research with knowledge of your local target audience.
Camera Connection Drops Trade show Wifi prob VTLV 9 5 yearsVTLV (2369): Matterport is on shirt staff so I don't expect to hear back from them anytime soon. But I just saw Facebook allows 360 Ricoh shots today. Something else to get excited about ;)
Disruptive Technology GarySnyder 15 5 yearsRRapp (46): @GarySnyder and @smcclell Great input. It might be worth noting here that most of Faro's (and other companies') technology pertains to laser scanning, versus photogrammetry (which MP is using). Both technologies have benefits and deficits of course. And while laser scanning was developed in large part to overcome the accuracy issues with photogrammetry, it certainly seems that photogrammetry's continuing evolution is making it increasingly...
Terrafranca A new Tour by wyzlo Wyzlo 10 5 yearsNoel (94): @Wyzlo if 'flows' now. Great work and the sun set is a nice feature.
What are the top 3 things about MUG? GlennTremain 4 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @GlennTremain Thanks for asking. 1. A community that gives/gets help 2. Real-time response time when peeps are scanning and run into a challenge 3. Crowdsourcing answers from peers I :heart: learning new things. Just when you think every possible question has been asked - 1,400 threads so far - another new topic gets posted. What an incredible Matterport knowledge base created by the community. Dan
How to Add our own Logo? Wyzlo 14 5 yearsVTLV (2369): Stick with the promise of making the single property website pages for the agents and get more clicks to your site as they share your page or link. Keyword up your site for now as being the Only Matterport Service Provider in your country for now. Perhaps later you can get traffic from their sharing the link and make some coin when the opportunity for your logo comes around. My agent pages look like this
Pre/Post Matterport Scan Check List htimsabbub23 8 5 yearsjscottsmith (110): For reference, here's a thread I started a while ago. I'll be comparing the above to my notes to build a master list. Thanks for all the suggestions!
HTML Code to create intuitive Facebook Tour Dolloff 4 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Dolloff Great! BTW ... Also, your Standard We Get Around Referral Network Membership includes the free use of WP3D Models WordPress Plugin. Among the many features, simply check the Auto-Start box rather keeping track of things like: &play=1 Here's a Summary of Membership Benefits. Here's more about WP3D Models ... Dan
Handling blown out windows pixelray 15 5 yearspixelray (665): I seem to be doing a lot of educating about the whole window thing...Did that in full detail WITH PHOTOS as visual back up and proof of what I was talking about...and she still wanted the blinds open after I just proved they would look way better closed. I am going to start bringing up the blown out widows to every client now and giving them the option up front...closed or open. It will look like this and it will look like that...your choice.
Parade of homes htimsabbub23 8 5 yearsSeventhsunrise (64): Interesting take. The builders I worked with loved it and saw both additional post show online revenue and numerous new contracts based on the scans associating the builders with the parade of homes.
Transfer models from Ipad to Ipad? Wyzlo 5 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @Wyzlo Yes. Correct. There is no other way to transfer Matterport Spaces. (I hope it is a very, very good friend.) @CathieRasch Yes. Backup/Restore/archive/collaborate has been on the MUG Forum Wish Lists for more than a year Dan
Facebook Matterport Users Group VTLV 7 5 yearsVTLV (2369): Thank you for sharing your experience Matt. Facebook seems to be a sensitive space for starters. This experience has shown me to focus on help in forums. Matterport help and support here first and nowhere else before contacting Matterport Tech support. Social Media sites appear to have members looking more for social interaction. When I saw our members contributions getting posted on Facebook. I couldn't help but to get sensitive and not see...
Is MP better than Google's "See Inside" BrianM 11 5 yearsron0987 (1778): @Metroplex360, I think this would be great and just an additional tool for us to use. We can only hope they are trying to work with Google.
Hosting fees strategy CKC 13 5 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Hosting fees for Matterport is silly IMHO. Out of curiosity, if you guys were able to setup sub-accounts under wherein your clients were billed by Matterport and you didn't have to worry about it, would you opt for that instead? As it stands, if they get a collaborator account and are (now) able to view stats and all that, it kind of makes sense. If there was a billing system in place in the same screen it would be...
Questions for Vendors, from a newbie candy4me 1 5 yearscandy4me (19): Hello All I plan on purchasing a MP camera within the next few weeks to vendor in NYC after some research. I stumbled across this forum after attempts to gain a variety of service providers through matterport (slow, unresponsive!) To help me along, if some of you members could answer some of these questions, it would help me out tons! *How long have you been providing 3D services? *Issues with Camera? Software? (Does it REALLY last 10...
Customer wants tour file for forever use? EricThomas 5 5 yearsdavidpylyp (178): The model is not a model unless they keep paying a hosting fee. I tell customers that the model pricing works out to near $15.00 per month and is billed every 6 months for $90. There is an option the FLATTEN the model into a screen capture [but then it no longer functions] They can BUY that version for an EXTRA $[How Big was it / Time]
Connecting with the real estate market? Dennis_N 17 5 yearsfburch (28): I agree with @StevenHattan about persistence; this link has some very interesting statistics that bear him out. I also agree with @PetraSoderling ; find people who believe what you believe and focus on them. This is one of the messages in Simon Sinek's excellent book Start With Why. Research potential customers on LinkedIn, evaluate their web presence; do they resonate with you, do you feel like you're part of the same tribe? If so, you have...
PayPal alternative suggestions? pixelray 15 5 yearspixelray (665): Update: I started using Wave Apps, so thanks to you guys that mentioned it. I love how it does invoicing and connects to my business account and I really love their receipt app that lets you take pics of your receipts and then tracks it all. Love the financial reports too! Fantastic product imo.
Tip of the Day: Two scans of the Garage RenderingSpace 10 5 yearskreativelement (4): hasn't Matterport stated they will be rolling this part out soon ?
Tip of the Day: Scan an area twice RenderingSpace 8 5 yearsProperty3dNZ (616): I do this on a regular basis and it works just fine! - keep in mind that the on the 3D model it sometimes has the curtains shut
Blacked out Area / Upload hung up processing stevenp92 6 5 yearsstevenp92 (1): We were able to reach tech support so with sand blasted windows I guess the glass shoots light everywhere and confuses the camera which is why those areas were black as for the hang time they are having a technical glitch on their end thank you for all your help anyway Maria really appreciate the support.
Distance between scans for warehouse? Cindiewozniak 16 5 yearsvincent (52): bring some objects to place in the wide open space the more objects the better consider sticking large squares of different colored paper to the walls every so often too zig zag as much as possible last thing pay attention to where the last scan is placed delete it if its been misplaced before you proceed
Help with business model for businesses... Queen_City_3D 6 5 yearsNoel (94): You could set them up so they have their own cloud account. which is charged direct to them. Which would save your admin costs.
Matterport Password protection? Aghachi101 9 5 yearsAghachi101 (7): @rpetersn thank you for the info.. Please let me know when you have a moment to chat.
Published Notification Letter to Clients Wonderdawg 7 5 yearsStevenHattan (1513): @rpetersn getting really close to buying....
Too many scans? suncoastskyview 7 5 yearsMikesobay (127): This is the summary of Matterport's recommendation, similar to what @Lbelland stated above. Source, with full explanation in the context of creating a complete mesh "As you’re creating models now, keep in mind that this data could be used for a number of applications in the future. That’s why it’s so important to scan thoroughly, and try to get behind furniture and into every nook and cranny. (Remember, if you over-scan, you can...
Cold calling.... yep.... Dennis_N 11 5 yearsJCHAFE (84): thank God I dont have to cold call. I was doing real estate photography, yard sign installation and measurements for over 6 years for 100's of agents. All I had to do to get started was fire off a sample via email to my contact list that had a 90% open rate, and add a sample to my email signature and watch the inquires come in. Everyone loves it!
Mini HD Projector Perfect for Presentations Cabrahams 14 5 yearssmcclell (156): Good to know. I think you may be right. You can get medium sized ones that may do the job better but still be portable enough to take around. Thanks for the update :)
Tip of the Day: Don't Ignore This Warning RenderingSpace 9 5 yearsRenderingSpace (605): I'm 99% sure my camera was level at the time and I remember that the warning message came right at the connecting scan.
Web Host Contracts Noel 3 5 yearsNoel (94): @3DscannUK fair/good idea, thanks
Showcase Skins pixelray 10 5 yearsandreabortolot (193): Marcel thank you for the product!
Legal protection justinS Jump to first page31Jump to last page 5 yearscswartz (98): Hi Jamie, I would like to get a copy if possible. Thanks!
Crazy Shoot / Crazy Solution Metroplex360 4 5 yearsMetroplex360 (9330): Tosolini - Thanks for posting the link to that thread. I read it and it was VERY interesting. I will say, the method I used relied on being able to run around with the Matterport and look VERY silly. I imagine in the church that you shot, running outside and back in would have been IMPOSSIBLE.
Farming Email Cabrahams 4 5 yearsBabluN (49): I am looking for Real Estate as well...!
My Business Plan StevenHattan 6 5 yearsStevenHattan (1513): Hi- Thanks. I'm familiar w EXP Realty. In fact, I interviewed the owner. :-) Steve
Short Survey for data gathering Tateo 18 5 yearsfranmts (181): Maybe it's a matter more of technology adoption timing and familiarity. What I mean by that is that any agent knows what to do with good quality photos and videos, 'cause they play nicely on MLS, any portal, people click and it plays. On the other hand we're selling mostly software, which isn't featured yet in Zillow and yet gives brokerages quite a hard time to embed on properties, there's lots of improvement on the back-end yet to be done......
Pleasant surprise. (I hope) Dennis_N 1 5 yearsDennis_N (91): I did my first scan today, of a beautiful property (made by the best builder in the area) and afterwards I realized how much a bottleneck uploading will be. I'll definitely have to bring my ipad home because Time Warner cable treats home connections with a far better upload bandwidth than a business connection. (isn't that ridiculous) The pleasant surprise is that the app supports resuming uploading, and didn't freak out once it lost...
standard documents - contract sebastien 2 5 yearstradetickers (10):
Going up against a "3D Tour Provider" Gerhard 8 5 yearsGlenda (220): But can Google StreetView (or any other 360 tour) do this? Hint: this is the "sizzle" ;)
How Do You Deliver The Final Product? BrianM 3 5 yearsUnrealerAleksi (49): In my view the best option is to think about the customer first, and plan the delivery accordingly. Most of the people in real estate are not very tech savvy. So I would just send them the matterport tour link + photos OR combine photos/3D-tours/video in player and send a link to that. As a message we have a very generic text, that highlights common problems with matterport and also gives some ideas for "best...
Stairs Dgitin 5 5 yearsron0987 (1778): @Dgitin I also try for the landing if there is one and if not I usually try to go for the top of the stairs. I would also recommend not doing more than 3-4 steps at a time and to make it look good in the model I would keep it the same number of steps each time. Ron
Share Measureable Showcase With Client BrianM 7 5 yearssmcclell (156): It would be great if there was a way to easily give clients the ability to take measurements other than collaborating. I am finding that with how inaccurate it is I'm not sure what purposes it holds other than for me to measure for basic floorplans.
Scans that are permanently on the cloud? Dennis_N 3 5 yearsDennis_N (91): Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give that a try.
Digital furnishing & renovation UnrealerAleksi 16 5 yearschdsi80 (10): Correct. And that is the point. There is no Affordable user-friendly, high-precision solution out there at the moment. Handheld devices (Laser & IR) are painfully slow, yet cheap. the big ones are a combination of slow and/or expensive. Can someone invent something awesome, please? :D:D:D:cool::cool:
Success in non Real Estate markets? Dennis_N 5 5 yearsdavidpylyp (178): OLD FOLKS HOMES who want to demonstrate their interiors to the kids who "help" decide online; Bars and Restaurants with live entertainment, where the customers see the venue and their seats; but the band can plan their stage. Why not a car dealer to display their garage and Services plus their showroom.... Insurance companies for risk assessments or claims verification. The uses are merely starting wherever anyone wants to share a...
How do you compete with Google? tradetickers 6 5 yearstradetickers (10): Matterport may get bought out by google at this rate
On Camera Lighting RenderingSpace 14 5 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): @chdsi80 I successfully use my iPhone flashlight to "burn" in light. I am a few feet behind the camera - holding the iPhone high - and while the camera rotates, I "brush" in light. I contacly keep the phone moving so that I do not create sharp lines of dark and light areas or shadows on walls. The Camera does very well in low light with out this. I only do this in very, very dark areas. Practice and review your...
volume discounts offered to clients? Showcas3D 3 5 yearsdavidpylyp (178): Multiple discounts could apply if I did the job once and sold it to six people Doing the job 6 times for half my regular price does not work for me IMHO Everyone wants something unique This is unique
Matterport Powerpoint Sales Decks? Cabrahams 4 5 yearsCabrahams (82): Thanks for sharing.
invisible doors Showcas3D 7 5 yearsmikeE (34): I think the trick the distance at which you transition.
Google 360 photographers Wonderdawg 7 6 yearsmikeE (34): Have you looked at the iris360 from ntech? I'v already ordered one but I'm a little torn on which one to go with.
Service contract and Disclaimer cnrfaber 3 6 yearsdavidpylyp (178): What kind of service contracts? I invoice for services rendered.
Anxiety over MP model risks cdpmedia 6 6 yearsccctucker (154): If your going to pay the money and buy this machine, your job is to make back your investment as soon as you can and then make as much after that, until the ride is over. Technology only lasts until something perceived as better comes out.
Subterfuge in Marketing CathieRasch 1 6 yearsCathieRasch (115): We had an interesting revelation tonight. We are an early adopter in our area and, I believe, we have the first Matterport camera in our area. I've been working hard on our search rankings because Matterport is coming for the SC/NC Association of Realtors Convention which begins tomorrow. I did a search to see what my rankings are, imagine my surprise when videos came up when I typed Matterport Hilton Head Island! Turns out that someone is...
Oculus intergration inna 4 6 yearskc1302 (16): Better to build it maya, 3dsmax, modo or whatever you use. Should be easy and fast. Just make clever use of substances (SBSAR)and your good to go. Performance The mesh chunks are randomly cut. The mesh have holes not very suitable for frustum/occlusion culling. The mesh will require decimation especially if you wish to port it to gearvr, cardboard etc. Where the limit is currently set at 100.000 vertices / 100.000 triangles / 100...
Business Outside US Faga 4 6 yearsDoyleRealtor (512): I agree with the statements above and would add that a professional digital camera is reasonably affordable as well and yet all of the wedding & property photographers do just fine. Promotion of the technology in general is good for everyone involved regardless of what provider or solution being used.
Zillow virtual tour are not featured anymore inna 2 6 yearsCathieRasch (115): Inna, I don't know but I hope that they do, I just got my camera and would love to use that button! How else are you marketing your Matterport, both with buyers and sellers. I am working on my marketing plan and would love to corroborate if you're interested.
Privacy / HIPPA rules Wonderdawg 6 6 yearsQueen_City_3D (2767): A few months ago I inquired to Matterport Support about the ability to obscure/"blur-out" objects in a scan. I mentioned that if a picture frame or something else is captured that the client would rather not be there, it would be neat to be able to draw around it in the Matterport Workshop and have that section then be obscured when scanned from the public model. They responded stating "a feature like you describe is already...
Consumer Trouble Shooting Guide Queen_City_3D 11 6 yearsRenderingSpace (605): @Queen_City_3D Just noticed that that you posted more on that thread and have had the same problem.
Building website justinS 11 6 yearsjustinS (13): Wow I love these members Dan. You guys are so helpful I will take on a challenge and let you all know what the end result may be. Wordpress seems like a very good idea. I'm short on time, but sounds like word press has benefitted you guys. Thank you!
Marketing/users collaborate justinS 2 6 yearsCathieRasch (115): Justin, I am a real estate agent and I just ordered a Matterport. I can't wait for it to arrive. From an agent standpoint it 1)allows me to provide my sellers with better service and market their home in an innovative manner 2)gives the buyer the opportunity to view their home in 3D which may reduce the number of showings to people that were looking for a home that had x that this home does not 3)provides the prospective purchaser with a...
Tracking Web Traffic Queen_City_3D 15 6 yearsrpetersn (2001): @josephthomp Thanks Joseph...please reach out if you have any questions? Oh...and thanks re: our artwork piece. Fun to try to use this tech in different ways. :)
Shooting Detached Garage and Above Gameroom seanminor 9 6 yearsJohnBecker (385): When you scan the second floor of the garage, it should be a separate "floor" that isn't the same as the second floor of the house. I had a situation like that and Bob Horn at Matterport said that two non-contiguous "second floors" would have to get separate floors assigned to them in Capture. This may have changed since then, but it seems like the safe way to do it.
Door Strategy RenderingSpace 8 6 yearsDanSmigrod (25165): Yes. 😎 It should work. Sometimes I can walk into the pantry (and can not walk out. Manage clients' expectations. This is art: not science.) Worst case, if you can wal-in, but not out: keep these scans for the dollhouse and floor plan views; and deactivate from wal-around view in 3D Workshop. Dan
Survey -Real Estate services for matterpeeps Queen_City_3D 12 6 yearsJamieSher (200): @ron0987, I hear you. These are better for premium properties. I know I'm not a 'pro' real estate photographer so they'll get better results having someone else come in and shoot but sometimes you can offer hi-res shots and capture it decently saving everyone time. But yes, premium properties are sort of where we all are I guess? @Jamie, cheers mate. Indeed music is really hard to choose with this kind of work but whatever the client wants!...
Threat to Matterport Users? Queen_City_3D 8 6 yearsTosolini (3622): If I were Matterport, I'd focus on the magic of their software. The writing is on the walls that the hardware is not going to be a big differentiator in the future, and prices are coming down. I think they are smart embracing threats like Google Project Tango, which allows you to scan a room in 3D using a simple device. The quality might not be there yet, but it's a matter of time that everybody will be able to do basic scans with their tablets...
Max Listing scannings per day. Whats your #? alegonzabot 18 6 yearsjustinS (13): What percentage of your work comes thru the wegetaroud website? Very glad I found such a great resource of information and fellow photographers. Dan you seem to know a great deal. What's your average price per 1ksqft?
Seinfeld Apartment 3D model Queen_City_3D 2 6 yearsAdamplatinumHD (31): :D thats Awesome. now do Kramers apartment!!
Marketing Idea Queen_City_3D 10 6 yearsjimduquette (10): Items are always market to market. I ran a couple of properties on individual pages and had good traffic. We've had very good luck on the weekends with people texting in. At the end of the day, its all about lead capture. In an industry where we spend $1,000's/month on lead capture, getting 6-8 text ins every week off of 6-10 signs for $20/month is a good return on investment.
Stats that shows listings sell/rent faster alegonzabot Jump to first page31Jump to last page 6 yearsjackye (13): Thanks a lot.
How can you scan a home larger than 20,000SF Aghachi101 17 6 yearsGarySnyder (1822): Hi guys, here are two threads that cover the topics above and bring up issues you should all be aware when shooting large jobs. One last comment in regards to shooting a 20,000 SqFt property. If the property is occupied with loads of furniture this could take you far longer...
Retail Pricing davidpylyp 16 6 yearsccctucker (154): I definitely think this is a regional discussion. Here in Seattle, business is starting to pick up, but agents are a fickle bunch that either get it, or don't. We have a few that do it for all of the houses, and some that only use it for mil + homes. Either way, price is everything and we are at 250 base plus 100 per floor. The sq footage issue is a discussion that we would like to have, but it makes pricing convoluted and this just makes...
Disclaimer Forms Queen_City_3D 6 6 yearsdavidpylyp (178): Thank you That would an interesting and valuable disclosure
First Scan/Showcase Tconroy21 7 6 yearsseanminor (40): Nice job Tim. Why on Tim's scan did it not think the step down was another floor? I've seen complaints posted here. Did MP change something?
Running Lean book - Recommended Lecture alegonzabot 1 6 yearsalegonzabot (25): Hey MUG, I Just wanted to share with you guys these book im reading that teaches an strategic aproach to starting a business FROM PLAN A TO A PLAN THAT WORKS. As we all are trying to create and grow our photography business i think these is an excelent read for you all. Cheers! Running Lean
Best filming timings CKC 3 6 yearsJamie (1848): I like shooting around dusk. The glare is a killer. We need exposure controls
Gov agencies requiring secure MP Model Links Rentertainment 7 6 yearsDoyleRealtor (512): Have you considered Toursler? There has to be a way to keep the content private. It has been a concern for a few homeowners we've shot for already, but we were able to just delete the scans of areas of concern like offices, closets etc. The public not wanting their private residences completely mapped is a legitimate concern. Most of the homes we've been doing are vacant, but we already present it as an option. In most cases the pros will out...
Feedback on Squarespace websites Using 3Ds? SummerMayhugh 12 6 yearsDoyleRealtor (512): Theirs includes the HD photos and floor plans in price. I owned a Matterport before, and was still hiring a professional photographer to shoot stills because the screen grabs from matterport weren't up to our standards. Now I'm getting everything all in one and am saving time by just having them do it. I do miss the doll house but in long run I believe this is a better consumer experience
E-commerce & smart journalism CKC 1 6 yearsCKC (85): Hello, I have got clients asking how we can integrate MP and E-commerce and even VR-based reportage...right now what we can offer is a) the link, b) the embed code and c)obj files...are these enough for clients as a base to further create online shopping experiences and virtual reporting? Big and perhaps a bit vague questions, thanks!
Won't upload Canada 12 6 yearsMat (22): It sorted itself out. After 2 hours of sitting in Limbo, the upload % has started to increase.
Matterport for Apartments in Michigan TrueSpaces 1 6 yearsTrueSpaces (52): In addition to residential and commercial real estate listings, we're exploring using Matterport for apartment community rentals too. Have you had success in offering apartment communities 3D Showcases? Seems like it would a great fit to help get new residents; especially relocations. Thanks!
Realtor Asks: How to Get Listings via 3D SummerMayhugh 7 6 yearsalx3D (719): Awesome Eric! Great to see some TX success.
Competition WarrenVandal 12 6 yearsGarySnyder (1822): Hi Warren There are no plans on Google using the Matterport camera. I tried to get it approved but due to the closed nature of the MP system there was no way that Google would even consider it. Another issue with MP is you can not blur faces or other details which are strictly enforces when shooting for Google. There are other devices coming online that may be approved to shoot BV jobs like the wide range of 360 cameras so watch this...
MATTERPORT BANNED MY ACCOUNT!!! sam 4 6 yearsVincentlublink (63): I hope 😀
New company vs. division of existing company BrettMtn 3 6 yearsJohnBecker (385): I can't see any need to split it off as a separate business, unless you have separate expenses or liabilities. Or if you employ someone to do the scans for you, whether as an employee or collaborator.
What is Matterport's Business Model? Bryn 6 7 yearsBryn (133): How would you feel if you knew that matterport gave those units to Redfin for free. If Greylock Partners is the major investor in both its all the same money anyway. Redfin is simply setting up their website to optimize for the digital showings. They don't care if you do it with a matterport or a tablet or a mobile phone. That would actually be best for Redfin so they could get more out of their agents by having the ability to get it done with a...