If you need to, you can still access the old FloorPlanOnline platform by clicking the menu at the top that says Back to FloorPlanOnline, but most of the functionality should be in the new system at this point.
Update to the Stories Page
Stories is where you go to manage, edit and download content for your virtual tours. You can also create a New Order using the “+ New Order” button. We added functions under the Action column, with anything active in orange color, and anything not active in a light gray color. That way it is clear where to go to download your photos or manage your Media for example, or to edit the property presentation (the tour look and feel), all in one click.
A summary of the options under Actions:
- Property – add the location, description, Property facts (like size, year built, beds/baths), features, Price, MLS number, and owner/co-listing info.
- Order – see what you ordered and the status of it, view/print your invoice for the order and order additional things after the initial production of the tour.
- Photo/Media – download photos, floor plans & videos, get access to your virtual tour and other links, edit the Photo Gallery, Slideshow Video and Floor Plans, edit and download flyers and more.
- Presentation – customize the look and feel of your virtual tour – pick from various themes, show or hide content and even reorder the content sections, so if you want the Photo Gallery, or the contact from, up at towards the top of the tour page, you can drag it in your desired order and save (you can also set the default in your profile).
- Publishing – publish a produced tour to make it visible via search engines and more. If you have added your MLS in your profile, and we can automatically link it to the MLS (select MLSs only), it will also show here.
- Disable – disable a published tour. You can reactive a disabled tour by selecting Order and the reactivate button.
Manage Listing Status in One Click
You can also easily manage the status of your listings from Active to Sold just by mousing over the status icon and selecting the right status for your listing and its associated Story. This also helps managing the Story page, because at the top you can filter to just show Active Stories, for example, and it will just display those tours marked as Active, as you see in the screenshot below. Remove the filter to see all tours created over time.
We added a new way to just view the photos in the Gallery Link. Click the View Gallery button and it pops a new tab to show your images in that view. See Sample.
This Gallery page is also accessed via a button on the shared media page, a page that does not require login access, so you can share it with anyone. Just copy/paste the link into an email and the other person gets access to the downloads too. See sample.
Quickly Download Photos
When a tour is produced, you should get an email notifying you that it was produced (example in the screenshot below). The email has links to the virtual tours as well as the media downloads. We updated this to go directly to the download photos page, so it is one click from the email right to Photo downloads! We also default it to the Print Quality Photo size – at this point, most MLS systems should be able to resize to fit their needs, and some require larger than HD size (1920 pixels), so when in doubt, just download the Print Quality size and upload that to the MLS, or where ever else they need to go. Note, you can create your own custom size on the fly as well using that option, just check the box and enter your desired dimensions.
The Download link now takes you directly to the Media page and the download section for the media type selected.
The Tour Links will take you right to the virtual tour, or Story. Read below on how the tour can get you more business with Brandkeepr.
- Branded – shows your branding on it – this is good for your own email marketing or blog posts, social media posting, etc.
- Unbranded – the base unbranded version removes all of your branding – this is accepted by most MLS systems and is needed to comply with the IDX rules that prohibit agent branding on listings distributed to various brokerage sites.
- Restricted – use this URL if your MLS does not want ANY out links from the tour, no address (which can have links via the map) and other restrictions. Some MLSs that we know need this link – e.g., CRMLS, NWMLS. This is the bare bones tour.
We added a way to download the Custom Videos created for you under the Custom Video section on the Media page. This only applies to new videos created as of writing this post. Just click the download icon to download the video to your computer or mobile device. You can then upload it natively to the various social media platforms. You can also click play to pop the video in a larger window – the video link should be on the video when you click the airplane icon.
Note: while it did not make it in this round, we will be adding ways to get your video links as well as make review comments on the videos in this section as well, coming in a future release. You can also download the Slideshow video included – scroll down to the Slideshow video section and select the download button.
How to get FREE leads on the top sites like Zillow?
Put the unbranded tour into the MLS. We do the rest. With Brandkeepr.
Brandkeepr is our patented process where we automatically convert the unbranded (or restricted unbranded) tour you put into the MLS back to a branded version on select “public” portal websites – Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Homes.com, etc. On 98% of the Top 10 sites, we can show your branded virtual tour when clicked on from these larger websites.
You can even set up Brandkeepr for your own website or company website – after all, if you are a Keller Williams agent, there is no harm in having your branded tour show on KW.com. Just go to your Profile (top right) and scroll down to the Brandkeepr section and add as many sites as you want – just respect IDX rules on your direct competitor sites.
What people see when they click the virtual tour link from within the MLS is the unbranded tour…as well as on all of your direct competitors’ websites. But on Zillow and others we show the branded tour. This has helped our clients get free buyer and seller leads, leveraging the tour they already have to win even more business! Our tour showcases all of the great content buyers want to see, and sellers appreciate it. That is why we have had one agent re-list the same house 3 times now = each buyer wanted the same content to sell their home as they got when they bought it, so they sought out that original listing agent.
The HomeDiary Story = more business for you, if you put it into the MLS as the virtual tour…
Featured Listing Page
We added a new way to customize your featured listings page, both the section that shows on the virtual tours, as well as the separate link to the page, which you can use to embed on your own website or blog. See below for more on that… You can now select what tours to show on your tours as well as the display order.
See the Video for more.
Use this sample html embed code to quickly and easily add your featured listings (our virtual tours or Stories) to your won website. Just add a new embed code module (most sites have this functionality), and just remember to change the number in this sample code to your customer ID. Your customer ID is under your profile, at the top of the page next to your name – MID xxxxx – in the example below the ID is 66.
The embed code (iframe) code to use is below – just change the x’s with your actual tour/order ID and if you need to adjust the height, play around with the 85 — 90 will make it fill up more of the page, something like 75 will do less…
<iframe width=”100%” src=”https://my.homediary.com/
Additional Addons – Post Production
Once a tour has been produced, you can now add on additional enhancements, even if they were not ordered originally at the time you created the order. Just select the Order link under Actions and scroll down to the bottom of the page and select additional addons available. We will get the order and complete the enhancement and add it back to your tour and order.
The Order page is where you go to find all what you ordered, who the service provider was, how much it costs and you can even print the invoice associated with the order.
Displayed Content Order
You now have the option to display the tour content in any order you want, so if you want to show the Matterport, Photos or even the Contact form towards the top of the tour, just click and hold your mouse on the content section and drag it to the desired location. When done, save and the tour you are working on will show the content in that order.
If you want this order to be the default for every tour you create, just go to Profile Settings (top right menu where your name and photo is location) and go to the Default Presentation Settings and change the order here. Save and every tour you create in the future will show this order. Note it will not change older tours. You will need to adjust those manually if you want them to have a different order.
If you want to hide certain content sections, just click the toggle next to the Content section to turn it off – that content section will not show on the tour. This is great if you have a custom video and want to hide the built in Slideshow video, or maybe you have a tour for a rental and you want to turn off the Claim Home option, which allows the buyer to claim the home and get the listing content put into their own private HomeDiary account. Again, this can be done on a tour by tour basis, or as part of the system default.
We now have both the high level summary tour reporting for visits and vistors, along with more detailed reporting – click the View More link to see the complete reporting page for the listing. Just go to the Presentation sub-menu option for the listing and then scroll down to the bottom to see the Reports section.
The detailed reporting looks like this…
That’s about it for the major things in the release. As always, if you need help, just reach out to us at email@example.com.