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Live Stream Video Chat Virtual Tour Options

Looking for live stream or video chat VIRTUAL tour options during these times of pandemic restrictions and quarantines?

See NAR's Pivot in Place Facebook video from Mabel Guzman, Vice President of Association Affairs as she shares her TOP 3 TIPS for virtual showings and working remotely.

Note: For Virtual Tours that have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube (or similar), you can add the video URL to your listing in RCO3 by taking the following steps:
In RCO3®, choose ...
1) Listing Input;
2) Manage Virtual Tours;
3) Add your UNBRANDED virtual tour URL to the "Unbranded VT URL #1" field; and
4) Submit Listing.

Below are a few tech-tool options to consider


Facebook Live

Source: Download Facebook from the Google Playstore or the Apple AppStore.

Price: Free

Tutorials & Guides:

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/facebook-live-guide


Facebook Messenger

Source: Use app through Facebook

Price: Free

Tutorials & Guides:

Benefits:

  • FREE
Cons:
  • If you are not friends with person on Facebook, it can be difficult to “find” that person via the app.

 


Facetime

Source: Download Facetime from the Apple AppStore – IOS Only.

Price: Free

Tutorials & Guides:

Basic Instructions:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204380
Basic FaceTime Setup and Usage Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyfaJR7BilQ
Group FaceTime: Host can set up several times a day to host a home showing with several participants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1vNywzw-Q

 Benefits:

  • FREE
  • No Time Limit for usage
  • iPhone 7 and up can have up 32 invitees at a time participate in video viewing/live chat
Cons:
  • Must add all participants in host’s CONTACTS on the individual device they plan to use.

 


Google Hangouts

Source: Download the Google Hangouts app from the Google Playstore or the Apple AppStore.

Price: Free

Tutorials & Guides:

https://zapier.com/blog/google-hangouts-meet-guide/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfZ1Wyltxjo

Benefits:

  • Each person participating in the video call needs to have a gmail email account
  • Less than 10 minutes to setup
  • Can invite 10 at a time to view video call (email or phone number) or set up a Group Chat with multiple contacts’ info
  • If invitee does not have Gmail they are still able to view video

 


Google Duo

Source: Download the Google Duo app from the Google Playstore or the Apple AppStore.

Price: Free

Tutorials & Guides:

Google Duo Overview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQ2jSNQ1C8

Benefits:

  • Free
  • Use on either operating system
  • Very easy to use
  • Host and recipient(s) must have Duo loaded on their Smart phone before video chat
  • Must use cell number
  • Can have up to 8 (including host) as a GROUP video

 


Homesnap Pro – Homesnap Stories

Source: Download the Homesnap Pro app from the Google Playstore or the Apple AppStore.

Price:

No additional cost to Realcomp Subscribers

Tutorials & Guides:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2464535921860062721

Note: Video is about 25 minutes long. Agent would need to upload video file (instead of pictures) to Homesnap Stories.


Skype

Source: https://www.skype.com/en/
https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Price:

Personal Version – Free

Tutorials & Guides:

Use the video call option in Skype through your Smart device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRcb3uB3Jac

Skype Video on iPhone/iPad (iOS 7): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE-6O4TLIZw

Step-by-Step Guide for PC, Android and iPhone Video Call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgcEfK6wCTo

Basic Setup Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJDvwWIQkBQ&t=22s

How to Screen Share Videos with Skype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JyaJ25fXxY
(Helpful if agents need to refer back to documents/listing or still shots during video chat)


Zillow Real Estate App

Source: Download the Zillow Real Estate app from the Google Playstore or the Apple AppStore.

Price:

No additional cost.

Tutorials & Guides:

https://www.zillow.com/video-walkthrough/


Zoom

Source: https://www.zoom.us/

Price:

https://www.zoom.us/pricing

Tutorials & Guides:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials?_ga=2.184555369.1172966704.1585244197-1355749399.1584545099 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcEXn4mnyLM

After the trial period for $14.99, the host can customize the intro with office log, invite up to 100 participants at a time, and the participant can invite others with the same link they are viewing. Video last 40 minutes to show. After the viewing the link can be posted on any social media platform and can be emailed with their own personal ID number.


Last Modified: Thursday, March 26, 2020
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