+ TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LISTING
Today, I want to share 3 tips geared towards helping you maximize the visibility of your 3D tour. You've provided buyers with a riveting preview into the property, so now, let's make sure it's getting the utmost exposure! Follow along to ensure these tips are applied to your listing.
1. Make sure you have the default loading screen on your HomeVisit virtual tour set to the 3D Experience. This will give clients the opportunity to view the 3D Experience first thing when they open the tour. We automatically set it as the default upon ordering, however, it's always a good idea to double check. To see if you have the 3D experience set as the default on the HomeVisit virtual tour, take a preview of your tour.
If your tour loads like the image above, great! Your 3D is set as the default. If it loads with a slideshow of images, you'll need to take a couple steps to change it. From the "Manage Listings" page, simply click on the HVID (the 5 digit number underneath the property address). On the 6th line down from the top, it says "Default Tour View". Click the drop down arrow and select the Matterport option. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Update Listing Details" button to save the changes.
Take another quick preview to ensure it's loading correctly.
2. Connect your HomeVisit virtual tour to MRIS. This is an important step that will allow websites like Redfin, Trulia, Zillow and other real estate sites to pull the HomeVisit virtual tour for clients to see. To link the tour, from the "Manage Listings" tab and to the left of the property address, there is a TEMP ID number. You'll need to delete the TEMP ID and input the MLS number. Once you've input the MLS number, to the right of the property address, change the status from HOLD to ACTIVE. To save these changes, to the far right of the screen, click the red update status button.
To finalize linking the tour, click on the property address itself, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on the verbiage that says "Link your tour to MLS".
Once you've clicked the verbiage, if you scroll down again to the bottom of the page, you'll see a tiny, bold time stamp confirming the linking of the tour (the date will be correct, however the time will be off because our system runs on GMT).
3. Lastly, in your Keystone account on MRIS, make sure that you have the HomeVisit virtual tour in the number one spot on the tours option. This allows the HomeVisit virtual tour to be pulled to external sites versus the MRIS Slideshow. In media connect, next to the "Photos" icon, there is an icon that says "Tours", go ahead and select that icon. If your images have already been uploaded, MRIS creates a MRIS slideshow for you, so you will most likely see 2 tours. You want to make sure the HomeVisit virtual tour is set to position 1.
If you need to adjust the tour order, use the up/down arrows in the bottom left hand corner of the window. When you're finished, click the "Submit to MLS" button.
Having these tips in place will guarantee your HomeVisit virtual tour is getting as much exposure as possible! I hope you found these hints helpful.
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