Getting up at stupid O’clock can bring some incredible rewards for photographers in the Bay.
On Saturday 28 July 2018, hordes of weary people arose from their slumber in anticipation of the Blood Moon Lunar eclipse. In a tribute to Murphy’s Law, the one day over the last ten cloudless days, saw a blanket of cloud descend upon us for the duration of the eclipse.
Fortunately, the evening following saw a brief glimpse of the red moon rising off the east coast at Box Beach, which I was fortunate enough to be patiently waiting for.
Thankfully, for those who did wake up for the original blood moon, they were treated to one of the most spectacular sunrises that had been seen in days.
The Bay never disappoints when it comes to showing off its beauty.
In a first for prime-time television, this year’s current season of House Rules will feature 3D house reveals, using the Matterport virtual tour technology to bring the homes to life.
Using a virtual tour opens up a new level of viewer engagement, whereby audiences can now get a first hand feel of the renovations by virtually touring the homes themselves.
House Rules was ranked the number 3 top viewed program on regional television, with 367,000 viewers watching the show on Thursday 3 May 2018. (OzTAM ratings), and continues to draw large audiences in the major capitals as well.
Matterport Service Partners have provided the 3D technology to produce the house reveals, which is exciting news for vendors currently using Matterport Virtual Tours in their marketing mix. With large numbers of television audiences becoming familiar with virtual tours, more and more people will be looking to virtual tours as part of their buying process.
wtftv is your local Matterport Service Partner for Port Stephens and can produce a 3D interactive virtual tour for your property from as little as $330 (inc. GST).
For the month of May, we are giving away a free virtual headset with every tour booking made, just by quoting the code HOUSERULES2018.
To find out more about Matterport 3D Virtual Tours, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to explain how a Matterport 3D virtual tour can help you in your property marketing.
House Rules can be seen on the Prime 7 network Sun – Thursday at 7:30pm.
To view the latest 3D House Reveal just visit the House Rules 3D House Reveal page.
It’s exciting to watch first-time users get their first experience using a VR headset to watch a virtual tour of a property and to that end we would like to do our bit to encourage that trend.
During the month of May 2018, wtftv will give away a free VR headset to all property owners who book a wtftv VR tour with their Real Estate Agent.
The VR headsets are simple to set up – all you need is a compatible mobile phone (Apple or Samsung at present). We will even happily help you through the setup process at the time of recording the VR tour.
If you haven’t booked a wtftv Interactive VR tour yet, here’s a great reason to do so and wow your vendors with this amazing technology.
email us now to get your free wtftv VR headset for your vendor today!
Interesting to note that listing sites have started to realise the impact that virtual tours have on audience engagement. realestate.com.au research shows that people spend on average, an extra 52% longer on a listing with a virtual tour included. The availability of headsets and VR content, as well as the increase of augmented reality technology points to a big future for 3D and VR in Real Estate. If you haven’t booked your spot for May, it’s not too late to pick up a VR tour for $330 (inc. GST) for Port Stephens locals.
The weather here in the Bay has been perfect of late, which means a great opportunity to take the DSLR out to capture a few moments. In case you missed them when they were shown on NBN news over the last few days, here they are again.
You can also catch our shots from around the Bay on our facebook page
There is nothing more rewarding than getting up before the Sun and waiting for those first few moments of a brand new day. These are moments I love to capture and share in the beauty of the place I call home.
As people find more and more uses for their mobile devices, the use of QR codes has never been more timely. We first came across these about 12 years ago, and although the adoption rate was slowish, marketers are finding more and creative ways of utilising this technology in their marketing communications.
By placing a QR code right into your POS and print advertising, you can instantly transport a potential buyer right into a tour there and then. Apart from generating buzz, a QR code also keeps top of mind awareness and allows for more qualified prospects for house inspections.
wtftv can generate a QR image for your tour and provide it for you at no extra cost. It’s all part of providing our clients with the latest technology to help keep you top of the game in marketing.
After 2 weeks over in New Zealand, it’s back to work again here in the Bay.
Some of the sights in NZ are truly breathtaking, and the friendly greeting by the locals is a credit to our Kiwi cousins.
We are again taking bookings and catching up on some shoots that our valued clients have patiently waited for us to return to Australia to produce.
There are some amazing properties coming up in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for the latest virtual tours as we produce them.
Here’s just one of the amazing scenes we encountered in the Fjordlands of NZ.
We’re going to be over the ditch in New Zealand from 31 January until 14 February 2018. We value all of our clients and look forward to serving you on our return on 14 February 2018. I’ll continue to monitor emails where possible, however there will be some significant travelling involved, so I’m not sure how good our connections will be.
If you are wanting to book a Virtual Tour, could you please do so via email and I will schedule a time for when I return.