PreviewFirst signs deal with Savvy Tours for exclusive partnership in Southern California.

The partnership means PreviewFirst has exclusive rights to use the SavvyTours platform for the delivery and distribution of virtual tours in the counties of San Diego, Orange, LA, and most of San Bernardino and Riverside. PreviewFirst Founder & CEO Steve Carroll says, “SavvyTours is the most innovative virtual tour platform available – light years ahead of any other,” including his own PreviewFirst model which revolutionized the virtual tour industry in 2005 when it introduced the now renowned video slideshow.  “Everything you love about PreviewFirst is going to get a whole lot better, and with more features and more flexibility,” says Carroll.

See the beta website at work:  As PreviewFirst makes the transition to the new platform, new virtual tours are developed in both the old and new systems.  Agents with existing tours can be added to the new platform upon request.

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Currently in beta, the new platform includes an improved user interface with bigger photos, the new “Motion Picture Player”, and the inclusion of video from sources like YouTube, Vimeo and other sites where the video embed code is available.  Users will also be able to add external links to relevant community information and helpful resources.

Different than the long-running PreviewFirst design, a heavy focus is now on search engine optimization (SEO), which means property description is a very important part of the new tours.  The same principle applies to the agent’s profile page.  Each virtual tour is associated with the agents name and website(s),  including their twitter and Facebook pages… so the more virtual tours associated with an agent, the more relevant that agent becomes to search engines.

PreviewFirst customers will also enjoy the ability to make changes to their tours and see the results, instantly.  With the old video platform, it could take several hours to make changes, as the video had to be edited and rendered anew by the development crew.  The new platform saves changes instantly.  Customers can control everything, from the music selection, voice narration, photo arrangement, and even the pans and zooms. offers state of the art photography and virtual tour services to real estate brokers, home builders, architects, interior designers and retail establishments. Founder and CEO Steve Carroll, says that every home should be “Previewed First” online, and that “sellers should only have to clean up and get out when they know the prospective buyer is already interested.” Carroll believes that professional photography and virtual tours are the single most effective marketing tools available to the real estate industry, and he attributes the success of his company to the fact that has made those things affordable for everyone. “Just as important are the business systems that make it all possible – an obsession with customer service and quality control, a simple and easy to use website, and a very discriminating photographer recruitment program.”

To learn more about PreviewFirst, please call (858) 451-5772 or send email to

PreviewFirst offers Real Estate Photography to all of Orange County, San Diego County, and most of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside County’s. We’re also willing to travel to exotic locations around the globe.


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