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Frequently Asked Questions

First of all, what is a virtual tour?

What are the advantages of showing a property with a virtual tour?

What do you mean when you say The OnlinePropertyShowcase™ is “so much more than a virtual tour”?

How do you create a showcase of my property?

Why do I even need to spend any money selling my home if I can put it on a website for free?

Isn’t the OnlinePropertyShowcase™ expensive?

There are other virtual tour companies out there that cost less. Why should I choose The OnlinePropertyShowcase™?

Do I have to be selling a “million dollar” property to use the OnlinePropertyShowcase™?

What's included in the price of an OnlinePropertyShowcase™?

Are there any options?


First of all, what is a virtual tour?

The concept of virtual tours has changed over the years. At first, it referred to a simple slide show on a website. As imaging technologies evolved, so did the concept. Now a virtual tour includes a series of 360 views of spaces.

What are the advantages of showing a property with a virtual tour?

Potential buyers can look at many more properties in an afternoon online than they could by driving from place to place. This is a plus for out-of-town buyers, saving them the costs and time commitment of many scouting tours in a new area.

Potential buyers can get a real feel for a property before they ever walk through the door. Based on their exploration of many properties, the buyer can create a short list they would actually like to view in person.

They can view properties in privacy, with no pressure from real estate agents or sellers.

What do you mean when you say The OnlinePropertyShowcase™ is “so much more than a virtual tour”?

When a buyer chooses to view your property’s showcase, they are linked to a web page that features big, bold, rich, detailed photographs of your property. When they click on a photograph, they can “have a look around” using their mouse to scan left, right, up and down, as if they were standing in the middle of the space.

How do you create a showcase of my property?

A professional photographer will schedule a time to visit your property to create a portfolio of its most outstanding features and amenities. It usually takes a couple of hours to photograph and create 360 images for an average-sized property.

We use lights, flashes, natural lighting and other techniques to give your property the sophisticated appearance of photographs you have seen in Architectural Digest, Country Home or Better Homes & Gardens.

We use specialized camera equipment and computer software to create the 360 views.

Once the images are completed, our web designers create a web page for your property. The showcase is linked to your online property listing, so potential buyers can view it.

Why do I even need to spend any money selling my property if I can put it on a website for free?

When you add the OnlinePropertyShowcase™ to your listing you create MAXIMUM POTENTIAL to attract attention.

To effectively market your home, plan on spending approximately 1% to 2% of your asking price in marketing expenses. This should include, photography, ad placement, an image stylist, detailing, and other related services. The ROI (return on investment) is immense. Remember, this is a very competitive market and it takes an investment in marketing services to maximize your property’s selling potential.

Isn’t the OnlinePropertyShowcase™ expensive?

For less than what it costs for a lawyer to review the legal documents to sell a listing, you can have a professional photographer come to the property and create a stunning portfolio of images that will make people fall in love with it.

There are other virtual tour companies out there that cost less. Why should I choose The OnlinePropertyShowcase™?

The OnlinePropertyShowcase™ only uses professional photographers. Never amateurs.

The resulting images are clear and crisp. They are artfully and properly lit to show off a property’s outstanding features. Our images are of the highest quality and the still photographs can be used in printed media as well.

Many virtual tour companies limit the number of images produced and used to display a property. The OnlinePropertyShowcase™ does not limit how many images we produce or display. Our goal is to offer you a portfolio that truly reflects the beauty and uniqueness of your property.

Your property needs to stand out among the growing lists of properties on the internet, To entice a buyer to put you on their short list for a live tour, you need to capture their attention and their imagination. The OnlinePropertyShowcase™ will do that for you.

Do I have to be selling a “million dollar” property to use the OnlinePropertyShowcase™?

Absolutely not! Even if your property is a humble starter home, it could be a dream house to a potential buyer. No matter what the price range, you should be showing your property to its best advantage. The photographers and staff at the OnlinePropertyShowcase™ can give your property a “million dollar “ look, and you won’t have to spend a lot of money to get it.

What’s included in the price of an OnlinePropertyShowcase™?

A full photographic portfolio of electronic images that can be used on a website or in printed media.
A custom-built OnlinePropertyShowcase™ web page of your property. Linking from your property listing your custom-built OnlinePropertyShowcase™ web page. Sample email and instructions to create a direct link to your OnlinePropertyShowcase™ web page.

Are there any options?

You can consult with a professional stylist who will offer advice on furniture placement, decorating and other finishing touches to make your property appealing in the showcase and for live walk-throughtours.

The still photographs from your showcase can be printed on high quality
linen paper and bound into a hardcover keepsake book.

Just ask us for the details.

The OnlinePropertyShowcase™ - "so much more than a virtual tour!"