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iPad 2 is better, is built for the Realtor and it will be here on March 11th.
According to apple the new ipad2 is “thinner, lighter and faster” thanks in part to a dual-core A5 chip and a new 10 hour battery.
For real estate folks – the big winner here is the camera. (In fact it has two cameras.) The camera makes this device an all in one tool for selling and buying real estate. The main camera is HD! no problems showing detail with this lens. Plus Ipad2 has a huge built in flash (read: larger than the iPhone 4 flash, that works for lighting up small baskets of fruit.)
Now realtors can show a listing presentation and use products like the docusign app to go to paperless transaction management, stand up and photograph the listing with the iPad’s HD camera using the EasyVT (easy virtual tour) app to photograph and automatically push the content to your favorite virtual tour company. Then use tools like the zillow app and realtor.com to show off (sell) your listing to buyers.
EasyVT is already built to directly integrate with iPad 2, however, I dont have one yet – I cant wait to get my hands on one.
iPad two is the first all in one tool for Realtors. Tools like the iPad2 apps above will further improve the online listing quality and speed. I’m vastly understating it when I say: This is a big deal.
Easy Virtual Tours Version 1.1 for Real Estate marketing is now live in the app store!
EasyVT is already the best Real Estate Virtual Tour and photography app, yet we’ve worked hard to improve its easy of use. We’ve received great feedback from early adopters that has helped us break the mold and create such an easy to use app.
Realtors can press “+” to add a new property / listing / location and press “+” to photograph or use photos from the iphone photo library.
Up to 9 photos can be selected and automatically sent to your preferred virtual tour provider.
Changes reflect focus on usability in Easy Virtual Tours v1.1:
- Updated ‘add content’ and ‘add location’ buttons to work consistently between screens
- Repaired link to EasyVT.com button
- Settings icon changed to Gear icon and moved to support consistency
- Itunes review button added to Settings screen
- EasyVT.com link added to Settings screen
Yesterday, I drove over to an active real estate listing, a model home that was nicely decorated. I didn’t move any furniture to stage – just casually snapped about 15 photos with my iphone 4 and the HDR setting on. I am in no way a professional photographer, but this app is built for the rest of us.
A few blocks away, I reviewed the iphone property photos at a coffee shop, deleting those photos I didn’t like. This took about 2 min.
With the Real Estate app EasyVT open, I selected my favorite 9 photos and hit send. Before I had finished my coffee, I had an email from EasyVT with a link to my new YouTube virtual tour video.
Easy Virtual Tours is Easy to use, saves time and is Free in the app store.
EasyVT has a few known kinks that are being worked out. Its embarrassing – but these things happen when creating cool new tools. These issues will be resolved in our next version.
Here are some tips to help you work around our blemishes.
-To begin, add a location by pressing the +. To add content to that location press the +. Perhaps the simplicity of a + is in fact too simple? What do you think?
-When photographing a listing, be sure to use the horizontal or landscape position to take photos – vertical photos dont look good with many providers. Also – EasyVT does not like portrait / vertical photos…currently it turns them into landscape – and this can look down right goofy in a youtube video.
-The link to http://EasyVT.com in the app appears to not link correctly each time – that’s inconvenient however has no effect on the apps function. We will fix this.
-Sometimes the email with your youtube link gets deposited in the google spam filter. I really don’t like spam – so we need a way to keep our email out of the spam filter. Until then, check your spam filter / folder for our easyvt email.
Thanks for the feedback – keep it coming so we can grow and improve!
For Realtors, Wireless Photo Upload is Here.
Don’t waste time connecting cords and downloading from your camera to computer only to browse and upload to your virtual tour provider.EasyVT (Easy Virtual Tours) lets you wirelessly upload photos to your virtual tour provider.
Easy Virtual Tours is the First all in one solution to photograph, wirelessly upload and create virtual tour content.
EasyVT is Easy to use.
1)Photograph your Real Estate listing with your 5 Megapixel iphone camera.
2)Select up to 9 photos
3)Select your favorite Virtual Tour provider
If you don’t have a favorite Virtual Tour Provider – EasyVT will create a you tube video for you with your photos at no cost and no credit card!
Best of all – EasyVT is Free.
Find it in the apple app store.
EasyVT is the first Real Estate Virtual Tour photography application avaliable in the apple app store!
Vendors who officially register with Easy Virtual Tours prior to December 1st will have zero setup or registration fees. The low monthly maintenance fee of $200 will still apply. That is significant savings.
The patent pending EasyVT app is the only way for agents to easily send photos directly to their virtual tour vendors. It will simplify the creation of virtual tours for real estate marketing.
Once a real estate agent selects a virtual tour vendor – the vendor is saved as the default setting on the iphone. While the agent may edit the default VT vendor setting, it will be advantageous to be on the vendor list as an early adopter to gain users.
Top tech focused real estate blogger and influential colleagues of mine have seen the product in action and are excited and ready to use, blog and share this cool technology when it goes live.
Registered vendors also get the inside scoop from EasyVT on version 2.0 – due out mid winter.
To take advantage of the special and Register as a Virtual Tour Vendor contact Chris@EasyVT.com
This is overall good news as it improves the user experience, and Real Estate agents wont have to wait very long.
This week Im very excited to show off the cool new iphone app for real estate agents at Real Estate Bar Camp New Orleans and the National association of Realtors Conference and Expo.
Its only a matter of time till launch and I’m counting down the days.