Ricoh puts 360-Degree Virtual Tour Services in Hands of Realtors
With more than two million licensed real estate agents in the United States, realtors are constantly seeking captivating ways to acquire new clients – from new sellers to interested buyers. Today, virtual tour services often come with a hefty price tag, require professional photographers, and demand hours or even days to see a finished product. Those days are now over: Ricoh Innovations Corporation (RIC), a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Limited, today announced RICOH Tours, the industry’s only complete and affordable 360-degree virtual real estate tour service. For the flat rate of $45 per month, subscribers will benefit from unlimited active immersive tours, a tour creation app, shareable links and visitor analytics.
RICOH Tours requires no professional technical or photography experience or expensive tools – the process is all done via an easy-to-use mobile agent app on an iOS or Android devices and a 360° camera for high quality images. All that is needed to get started is a subscription to RICOH Tours and the RICOH THETA 360-degree camera. Agents can connect to the RICOH Tours app via a Wi-Fi connection, instantly capture with one-click high-quality 360-degree images with high dynamic range (HDR) and create complete tours on the go. For added convenience, Ricoh is also announcing the Realtor Kit, available for agents as an option to their subscription. The Kit includes the RICOH THETA V camera and TM-1 camera stand for a special launch price of just $419.
Unlike other offerings, this service empowers realtors with rich analytics that allow them to learn more about their customers, including how many people view a listing and from where. This easy-to-use bird’s eye view into a visitor’s journey can ultimately help agents win new business and close more deals.