PlanOmatic Named to Inc. 5000 List Second Year Running

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We are proud to have been named to the Inc. 5000 list for the second year running. This year, we ranked #1013 out of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America with a 391% revenue growth over a three-year-period. We feel so thankful for how far we have come, and for all of the people who have made it possible, our PlanOFam. Thank you. To read more, check out the press release.

 

Aerial Photography for All!

After many grueling months of trials, regulations and laws, drones are finally allowed for usage within the real estate industry, and you better believe we’re catching onto that tail wind. PlanOmatic is now offering Aerial Photography services everywhere in the U.S.!

You’ve seen the stunning imagery before, but we’ll drop these here in case you need a refresher…

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Don’t feel bad, we’re drooling too. Want to see more? Let’s goooo.

Denver Business Journal Small Business Award

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We are pleased to have won the Small Business Award in the category of 20-29 employees presented by the Denver Business Journal at the first annual Small Business Award Luncheon on April 19, 2016 at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Denver.

PlanOmatic ranked #1 in revenue growth over a three-year period between 2012 and 2014 among companies headquartered in the metro-Denver area in the category of 20 to 29 employees, as of March 1, 2015.

“We are honored to have received this award which is a reminder of the accomplishments we have achieved over the years. It keeps us motivated to continue improving our company and our services for the future of business in the real estate industry,” says CEO Kori Covrigaru.

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Ten nominees were selected for each of the five categories chosen by The Denver Business Journal, based on revenue and number of employees as of March 1, 2015. The categories were 46-75 employees, 30-45 employees,  20-29 employees, 11-19 employees and 1-10 employees. From the nominees, the top three ranking from each category were honored on stage at the Small Business Awards Luncheon. You can view photos here.

The winning companies of each of the five categories are featured in an article that was released on April 22, 2016. This specific publication also discusses how small businesses are performing nationally over a given period of time.

We are blessed to have recognized for this award due to the hard work and dedication of our employees, and the continued loyalty and support from our clientele. Thank you, and we look forward to continuing to serve the real estate industry in the best way we know how, story telling through online marketing.

PlanOmatic is Now Integrated into Rezora

LogoIntegrationRezora users, we know when you use PlanOmatic you’d like to share your interactive marketing tools in as many places as possible. We’ve got some great news for you –

Two of your favorite marketing tools are now accessible in one spot! Under your “Apps & Integrations” tab, you can “Connect” to PlanOmatic to merge all of your photos, floor plans and PhotoPlans into your Rezora platform.

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The benefits:

  • Drag and drop your PhotoPlan directly into your email campaign
  • Easily access and include hi-res PlanOmatic photos
  • Choose from all photos taken by PlanOmatic, instead of only what’s available through the MLS

In the News

PlanOmatic In the News

 

PlanOmatic is thriving thanks to your continued business and support! Check out our recent features and publications in the media:

  • PR Newswire, ““PlanOmatic Named To Inc. Magazine’s List Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
  • CityBizList, “PlanOmatic Named To Inc. Magazine’s List Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
  • New York Real Estate Journal, “Professional Profile: Kori Covrigaru 2015″
  • REAL Trends TechTouch, “PlanOmatic Named To Inc. Magazine’s List Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
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  • Real Estate Whisper, “Virtual Reality in Real Estate – PlanOmatic Interview”
    • Read Interview here

Slideshow “Video” Replaced with Narrated PlanoMotion

Technology is one of the pillars upon which PlanOmatic was founded. As an online business, we utilize cutting-edge tools to maximize marketing in the real estate industry. As a digital, tech-savvy company, we are always looking for new ways to improve and excel our tools forward. This is why PlanOmatic is happy to announce that we have upgraded our YouTube slideshow “video” (in quotations because we don’t believe slideshows are true video) to PlanoMotion, powered by our technology partner, Onvedeo.

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PlanoMotion means many things, but most importantly, enhanced exposure of your listing. It includes real stock-motion video clips of the listings local area.

For brokers looking to sell, this innovative tool offers narration, professional branding, search engine optimization and a clean layout.

For families looking to buy, PlanoMotion means they can see highlighted features of the home, local school information and test ratings, and exact location on a map to view the neighborhood.

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PlanOmatic’s YouTube video is all grown up. With the previous features of the YouTube slideshow and the new benefits of the PlanoMotion, you are sure to get the most out of your marketing. Use, enjoy, repeat.

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Setting The Stage – Virtually!

Just because the New Year is drawing closer by the second doesn’t mean we’ve hung up our 2014 hats just yet. In fact, we think it’s the perfect time for an end-of-year finale!

With that, we are incredibly excited to introduce PlanOmatic’s newest marketing service: Virtual Staging.

Virtual Staging is an ideal tool for real estate agents to market vacant or unfurnished homes in an inventive way–but you’ve never seen it like this. Our team digitally embellishes photography of a home’s vacant rooms with furniture, lighting and shadow, and interior decor. The seamless result is so true-to-life, you may not know the difference.

Take this photo for instance:

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Beautiful photo. Cozy, warm, inviting. It makes you want to pour a glass of wine and grab a book.

That same photo is downright spectacular when you compare it to the original:

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Notice how the look and feel of the entire room is remarkably enhanced after we added colorful walls, live fire to the fireplace, area rugs, and accents. We’re not just dealing with couches and chairs, here.

Here’s another great comparison:

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Only an interior designer, a healthy budget, and a leisurely timeline could match our level of customized, professional staging. We’re positively giddy about this new product, but we’re even more thrilled about the feedback from all of our ecstatic clients.

Want to see more? We thought so. Check out other Virtual Staging examples on our website.

Amped-Up Video Marketing

Recently, PlanOmatic announced our partnership with the lovely people over at Onvedeo and we couldn’t be more excited.

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Onvedeo and PlanOmatic are bringing agents the PlanoMotion video, a listing video that showcases our beautiful photography while highlighting the features that potential buyers are anxious to know about.  What are the schools like in the neighborhood?  How easy is it to walk from my home to local hot spots?  Are there features of the home that photography can’t capture?

There is no longer a need to dig through the internet for hours seeking information about your potential neighborhood—PlanoMotion takes care of that for you.  While our PhotoPlan is an interactive experience, PlanoMotion gives you all the information you desire with just the click of the play button, making it a simple hands-off experience.

Can’t wait to see what PlanoMotion is all about?  Check out one of our examples here!

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PlanoMotion highlights the important features of the home that photography can’t always capture.

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Curious about what the community has to offer? Let PlanoMotion show you.

Read the full press release about PlanoMotion and our partnership with Onvedeo here.

Drones Ready for Lift Off!

Drones are one of the hottest topics in real estate right now. Property photos taken from hundreds of feet in the air are dramatically changing the way potential buyers view a home and its neighborhood.

Being experts in stunning real estate photography, we just had to test out the waters. We gave a few of our photographers a drone to see just how great these photos really are. What they captured was breathtaking.

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Our first shots were mostly large estates, waterfront properties, and scenic vantage points but aerial photos could be beneficial when listing urban homes as well. After all, buyers aren’t just looking for a house–they’re looking for a neighborhood, a lifestyle, and a place to call home.

Drones help showcase this like no other real estate marketing technology.

Currently, we offer Aerial Photography in Southeastern Connecticut, throughout Rhode Island, and in the Los Angeles area.

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Watch Caitlyn, our Aerial Photographer in Los Angeles, as she flies a drone in the Hollywood Hills.

What’s the buzz about drones in your real estate community? We would love to hear your perspective.

 

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Technology is an interesting thing.

It’s literally everywhere. Every business uses it.  Every human has experienced it. Everybody wants to harness it.

I’m sure we all use many “techy” things in our personal day-to-day, but lately a question I often come across is how to utilize technology in our professional lives.

In real estate, technology is used for everything from giving home tours to signing the contract on a sale. Step into a real estate office and it quickly becomes evident that agents and brokers are adopting technology in every way possible to provide the best–and fastest–service.

In an article published by Inman News (link below) the writer asks who holds responsibility for learning the technology that real estate agents use in their professional lives. It’s a good question, and one that can be extended to all professions.

Should we be taking the initiative to learn technologies that will embellish our professional skills and service? Or is personal initiative essentially a waste of time when our employers provide necessary learning and training opportunities? Does adopting technology before your competitors give you an advantage?

What’s your take on it?

Read the Inman article here.