Widely becoming more popular in the real estate industry is a service offered by many photographers known as a virtual tour. Comprised of a series of still shots taken using a special technique, a virtual tour allows potential buyers to interact with the inside of a property in a way only surpassed by actually visiting the location. In fact, some surveys have shown that over 80% of buyers prefer such a feature when shopping for a home. One NAR survey conducted in 2009 showed that listings featuring a virtual tour had substantially more views than those more affordable and readily available. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous photographers will try to pass off a slideshow as a virtual tour. This happens quite a bit more than you would think. Be sure to ask your photographer if he or she offers TRUE 360 degree virtual tour packages before plunking down any dollars. Have a look at my most recent virtual tour: http://starlight-pix.com/virtualtourstx/1606morse/index.html
You can also visit my main virtual tour website HERE. The photo to the left is one panorama of a listing I did this year. This realtor got the package deal with a 360 virtual tour AND an aerial shot!