Chicago , April 1, 2008 - VHT, a leading provider of visual marketing services, announces a complimentary, real-time visual asset distribution service for real estate professionals marketing luxury properties. VHT is the only visual marketing partner to provide LuxuryPortfolio.com with an entire suite of professional photography, video tours and visual content for marketing premier properties on the luxury real estate site.
"Top real estate professionals know the value of visual marketing in today's competitive market," said Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio. "By partnering with VHT we can save our members time and money, maintain the professional quality of marketing assets and provide an effective media channel for selling high-end properties."
Unlike other sites that automatically pull MLS feeds and resize the photography, regardless of image size and orientation, VHT clients can have their visual marketing content, including controlled motion video, high definition photographs and tours optimized and sized to the exact specifications of the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection™ website.
Many of the top real estate brokerage firms utilize VHT's Premium Photography with their proprietary CLEARSHOT™ process to market properties on LuxuryPortfolio.com, including Baird & Warner, The Keyes Realty, Smith and Associates and Tourtelot Brothers.
Brian Balduf, president of VHT, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Luxury Portfolio Conference taking place Wednesday, April 9 at the Boca Raton Resort.
VHT provides professional production, management and distribution of visual content - including photographs, video, multimedia tours and Video on Demand television spots - for more than $1.5 billion in properties for 3,500 clients and 75,000 individual marketers of real estate, hospitality, locations and destinations. VHT's production services include the creation of visual content by VHT's nationwide team of professional photographers and videographers as well as the award-winning editors and image specialists at VHT Studios. VHT's ImageWorks™ visual asset management services provide for the resizing, reformatting, repurposing, tracking and distribution of visual assets for use in all media.
About Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection™
Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection™ ( www.LuxuryPortfolio.com ) was launched in 2005 and in its first year featured more $1 million-plus properties than other luxury real estate organizations. Its award-winning website has grown to include over 14,000 of the worlds most remarkable properties and attracts over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year. Luxury Portfolio is unmatched in the global arena, with properties in 15 countries, website visitors from over 150 countries every month, site translation in nine languages, and conversion of 22 currencies. With over 44 states and 15 countries represented, the site's total inventory of available properties exceeds $25 billion. For more information, please visit www.luxuryportfolio.com.