1 - If I don't have another website how do I direct
clients to my HouseFlash Listings?
HouseFlash automatically creates a free web page
for every account which can be found at:
(where the webname is
the webname that you chose on your Account Info page).
You are welcome to direct clients to this link. Be
sure to enter your Contact Info and Page Top Settings,
which you get to from your Agent Menu page.
2 - Is the wide angle lens of medium power is better
or the high power is better?
... for taking pictures of the houses.
As photos displayed on the web do not need a particularly
high resolution to appear clear, the lens power that you
use should not make a significant difference.
The most important thing is to get a picture that best
displays the room that you wish to show.
Having said that, if you're taking photos with the
intention of displaying them on the web as home photos,
it's best to use a lower resolution on the camera rather
than higher to allow the final result from the compression
to be smaller in file size and therefore be quicker to download.
For an image to appear clear on the web only requires
a resolution of 75 dots per inch, which is much lower
than probably any setting on your camera so any setting
should be safe.
My advice would be to take the same photo several times
using the various settings using a room in your own home,
load all pictures up to a listing in your HouseFlash account
and see which works best for you, taking into consideration
both the resulting quality of the photo and it's file sizes.
The goal should be to obtain a good clear photo with the
smallest possible file size.
With HouseFlash you can reload the photos as often as you
want, so take some time to experiment and see what works
best with your camera.
Using the smaller resolution settings on your camera will
also allow you to store many more pictures on the camera
without running out of memory.
Don't forget you can mark any listing status as invisible
so that the public does not see that listing while your
are experimenting with it.
3 - How can I show the virtual tours of my properties?
On the 'Update This Listing Information' page
for every property there is a box where you can enter
the 'Virtual Tour Link'. If you enter this, HouseFlash
will automatically display a 'virtual tour' link for the
property, the same way that it shows the 'map it' link
when the address is filled in. This virtual tour link
will look like other web addresses (URL's), starting
with 'http://www.' etc.
As always, if you have any questions about HouseFlash, please
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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