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Benefits of Virtual Tours for Commercial Real Estate Listings

Eastgate Virtual Tours

Technology has allowed the automation of many businesses. In fact, it simplifies many aspects of business by reducing operational cost, streamlining duties, and contributing to your business bottom line. Business is an investment and technology has allowed many professionals to meet their ROI.

For commercial real estate, technology has proven to be invaluable. For buyers and sellers, technology has allowed commercial realtors to:

  • remain competitive/productive
  • generate leads
  • reach a target audience
  • communicate quickly
  • become more accessible

One of the key advantages of technology for realtors is the ability to take potential clients on virtual tours of their properties. Keep reading more details below as Office Finder points out the advantages of a modern day virtual tour for commercial property.

What Is A Virtual Tour?

According to Techopedia,  virtual tours are the stimulation of an existing property (i.e. virtual reality). Commercial real estate professionals already have the opportunity to use still images or videos to feature their property. Virtual tours are a more realistic representation of commercial property. To take full advantage of a virtual tour, professionals can use multimedia that includes music, floor plan design photos/videos, sound effects, etc. There are a number of virtual tours that include:

  • 360 degree tour
  • panoramic tour
  • still view tour
  • video tour
  • floor plan tour
  • 3D tour

What Are The Advantages Of Virtual Tours For Commercial Real Estate?

Convenience

Have you ever had to schedule a presentation under an already hectic schedule? A virtual tour is an opportunity to schedule a tour of your property from anywhere in the world at any time. Potential buyers and tenants can also view your property day and night at their convenience. Decrease the probability of losing a lead because of a tight schedule by recommending a virtual tour. In a competitive industry, buyers and prospective tenants should be able to view your property at their leisure.

From an internet perspective and the pages of a real estate practitioner’s book, more and more commercial brokers are turning to online property tours to showcase their listings or peruse available properties for clients.

Highlight Your Best Property Features

The curb appeal of a 360 degree panoramic view of your commercial property can be the difference in your next sell. By highlighting your best features, you can appeal to your client’s desire for a specific commercial property or feature. Remember, there will always be certain features that will interest a buyer or tenant. A 360 degree view is not going to be like showing a property in person, but the buyer or tenant can zoom in on specific areas of interest with the click of a button. Using “A” and “Z” on the keyboard respectively, allows them to zoom in on any image during the virtual tour. Other property features may include:

  • location
  • proximity to other businesses
  • portion of commercial real estate
  • security features
  • landscape

Save More Money!

An actual tour of your property will cost you time and money. For example, if a client decides not to go with your property, you’ve invested time that could have been spent on other important business tasks and lost money on transportation. A virtual tour is a cost effective way to show off your property and cut your costs. The money that you save on an actual tour can be used towards other elements of business including advertising.

Narrow Down The Odds!

Once a buyer or tenant has taken a virtual tour of your property and formed a good first impression, they’re more than likely interested. One of the key advantages of technology for realtors is the ability to take potential clients on a virtual tour of their property. Virtual tours can help you narrow down potential leads. In fact, after a virtual tour, you can put on your best in person presentation to encourage the sell. After a virtual tour, you can offer an extraordinary real-life presentation and start to make negotiations. A survey by the National Association of Realtors reported, “44% of all clients search for property on the internet first.”

Get More Clients!

Virtual tours are an opportunity to immerse buyers or tenants in an experience. An online guided tour is a rather simple take on an actual tour and can enhance the client’s perspective of your commercial property. With over 81% of American smartphone users, it’s imperative to optimize your virtual tour for cellphone compatibility. There are currently 3.7 billion active cellphone users around the world, which expands your audience to a global scale.

Grow Your Commercial Real Estate

By virtually staging your property, you can build your clientele. For example, imagine showing an empty piece of property versus a virtual tour of commercial property that includes actual furnishing or appeal. The latter has the potential to grow your name. Find out the most popular features in today’s commercial real estate market and use those features to draw in prospective clients.

Adopt A Signature Style

Virtual tours can create an experience that gives your commercial property a signature look. Use furniture, real life movement, or sound effects to familiarize your audience with your property. Once you find a style that appeals to your audience, you can use that as a unique trademark for your virtual tours. Paint a clear picture of your property along with its features and benefits to build trust with your clients while branding your name. Transparency will be one of your greatest assets when you’re showing commercial property on a virtual tour .

Bottom line: A virtual tour cannot replace an actual guided presentation of your property, but it can provide more visual dimension and range than a still photograph.

Take A Virtual Tour With Us!

At Office Finder, we’re proud to partner with True View 360s for an opportunity to give our clients a sweeping view of our commercial real estate. Our virtual tours paint a mental picture to help you with your decision into a new investment. For over 25 years, we have been able to do business in some of the most popular and profitable business districts in the U.S. including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York. Our groundbreaking structures appeal to many areas of business.

You’re invited to contact us at Office Finder for more details on our commercial real estate or visit our website and take a virtual tour of one of our properties today!

How a Virtual Office Tour Can Attract Great Employees

Job VacancyAre you having a hard time finding employees who are worth your time? Then consider investing in a virtual office tour. These tours provide you with a great recruitment tool that will attract a wide range of potential employees. Here are just a few ways they will impress your potential workers quickly and efficiently.

Provides An Inside Look At Your Business

Without a good look at your workplace, many employees may be a little wary about joining up with your team. An accurate and interactive 3D tour lets them see exactly what you have to offer and provides them with a useful insight. In this way, they can be comfortable coming to your business knowing that they fit in with the environment.

Creates An Engaging Website Tool 

When potential employees are searching out your company, a virtual tour is likely to grab their eyes and pull them into your site. After taking the tour, they are more likely to look through the rest of your website. This will give them a better feel for your services and whether or not they will contribute in a positive and constructive way.

Makes You Look More Professional

Another great positive of virtual office tours is that they create a more professional look for your website. When your website is well-designed and interactive, you are more likely to not only impress potential employees, but customers as well. A poorly updated or out-of-date website is more likely to draw derision from them, decreasing your chance of obtaining great employees.

So if you think a virtual office tour is a great idea for your business, you can find out more as our sister site TrueView360s or contact us today to learn more about how you can implement one on your website. We will walk you through the design process, showcase a working model, and give you an estimate on a fully usable tour. Best of all, tehy are affordable. Virtual Office Tours start at only $399.00.

An example of virtual office tour.

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Always Check Out Online Virtual Tours of Office Space

Online Virtual Tours of Office SpaceVirtual tours are very popular with those looking for an apartment, home or want to check out a restaurant’s ambiance.  They are also beginning to show up for those who are seeking office space.  Because of this, Online Virtual Tours of Office Space are being offered more often than ever before, especially on OfficeFinder. What makes them such big hits? Here are a few of the key reasons:

Online Virtual Tours of Office Space Are Convenient

Live tours of office space require appointments, and it can be hard to get something scheduled at a time you find beneficial. Even when this isn’t the case, you still have to spend hours commuting to and from prospective locations and then spend quite a bit of time taking the live tour itself. If you don’t want to spend all of that time just seeing if you’re interested in a specific office, you’ll love virtual tours.

With virtual tours, there is no travel time and no need for any appointments. All you need to do is go to our site and navigate to the tour page. From there, you’ll be able to pull up a tour that makes you feel like you’re standing right in your prospective new office. You’ll be able to move in all directions, look all around, and even look up and down to get the full effect. Even better, you’ll be able to stop and check out the areas you personally find interesting instead of being quickly rushed to whichever area an agent thinks would be most compelling.

There’s No Sales Pitch During an Online Virtual Tour of Office Space

Thanks to this aspect, you’ll be able to fully consider all of the office’s benefits and drawbacks. While it may take longer for the company to get you to sign, it also means that you’re more likely to be satisfied when you do decide on a space.

You Can Still Get a Live Tour

Most people take live tours of their chosen space before they actually sign on. This ensures that nothing has been missed. Online Virtual Tours are a great way to shortlist potential properties. Visiting in person will allow you to talk to an agent and have all of your questions answered when you’re fully ready to ask them.

Take An Online Virtual Tour of Office Space

This one is of the Regus Business Center in Columbia Center in Downtown Seattle:


Click Here to view in full screen (recommended)

We have over 30 virtual tours of coworking office space and  executive suites in the Seattle / Bellevue areas available for viewing, as well as other listings, market information and general information on our Local Seattle office space page.

If you need help finding office space, please contact us. Our services and the services of our local reps is free to you.

Coworking Office Space is Where Happy Meets Hard Working

coworking office spaceDo you remember the last time you were in a coffee shop? Maybe you only walked by but you could see the patrons, content and happy. Remember the that great aroma, that relaxed atmosphere?

When was the last time you looked forward to going to work? No, I mean the last time you were honestly driving to the office with a smile on your face because you were going to work.

Best of Both Worlds

Welcome to the beauty of Coworking. What is Coworking? Imagine the feel and comfort of that coffee shop, then imagine that coffee shop being your office. Now you are getting close.

Have you ever worked around or with people you like, respect and that make you better? These are the teams, staffs and co-workers we remember, miss and desire to work with. One reason Coworking works is just that, it creates a space where like minds, kindred spirits and creative people all come together.

Now take that coffee shop, fill it with those people who inspire and respect you and then you have the answer to what Coworking is – and why it works. It’s no secret that a happy worker produces better work, that better results and production are the result of a healthy and happy working environment.

Will Coworking Office Space Work for You?

Who is Coworking for? Well if you work remotely or as a freelancer and are looking for a working space, some structure to your day and an office that will promote, empower and make you feel at ease – it is for you. What is Coworking?

Coworking is the best an office can offer and the best people you can work with, and it is the reason you will wake up excited to go to work! Contact us to learn more about the best thing to happen for offices since the copying machine and how we can help.

Take a virtual tour of Coworking office space in Seattle.

Visit the Level Office in the Historic Pioneer Building.

Pioneer Building Office Space Virtual Tour


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We have over 30 virtual tours of coworking office space and  executive suites in the Seattle / Bellevue areas available for viewing, as well as other listings, market information and general information on our Local Seattle office space page.

If you need help finding office space, please contact us. Our services and the services of our local reps is free to you.

 

Virtual Tour Benefits for Office Space Providers

360 office space virtual tourWe have a lot of blog posts about the benefits of virtual tours for office tenants who are looking to find office space. The type of virtual tour we are talking about are not videos, but totally interactive 360° x 180° high definition panoramic photography. The stuff that makes you feel like you are really there; that gets a WOW out of you when you see it.

Here is what tenants looking for office space like about virtual tours:

  1. Virtual tours save a considerable amount of time since you, tenants, can short list the most viable alternatives without having to visit the ones that clearly won’t work.
  2. You can look at them whenever and however often you want.
  3. If you are out of town looking for space, virtual tours will give you a better idea of what is available in the market without multiple trips and expense.
  4. You can share the virtual tour with others to get their opinions without making them visit the space in person.
  5. They are desktop computer, tablet of mobile device compatible.
  6. They are fun, especially if you have VR headgear.

But what about providers of office space such as executive suites, coworking spaces or even conventional office space?

Why should providers of office space want to have a virtual tour?

First of all tenants like them for the reasons given above. You’d think that would be enough, especially since they are relatively inexpensive, but there is more.

Your website will be enhanced. Virtual tours are easy to add and won’t slow down your website. With a custom virtual tour the images are pixilized. Each scene is divided up into multiple smaller images that appear as needed so that they will load quickly. As alternative, you can also embed a Google virtual tour. Those images are stored on Google and load quickly too. I will show you the comparison of the two at the bottom of this post.

A virtual tour that is published on Google Maps, powered by their Street View technology, will help your search engine positioning and expose your property to more prospective tenants. You will have more eyes on your property and more visitors to your website. After all. Google is the number one Business-to-Business search engine by far.

How much do they cost?

The base cost is $550.00 which includes up to 10 “scenes.” That is plenty to provide prospective tenants the “flavor” of your space.

It includes all photography and both the Google version and a custom versions similar to the one below. The price may vary by market subject to photographer availability. We only use “Google Trusted Photographers” to ensure the high quality work that has allowed them to earn the designation.

As “Google Trusted Photographers” ourselves we have hundreds of approved panoramas posted on Google Maps.

Google Trusted Photographer

Here is what Google has to say about it:

  • When searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time.
  • On average, 41% of these place searches result in an on-site visit.
  • Listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest

Even more reasons:

Your Google business listing is your company’s most visible asset. Improve your presence with a Google Street View virtual tour.

When a prospective tenant searches for you, they will find you on Google Maps. Make sure that their first encounter is a great one with a WOW factor.

Real Examples of the Same Virtual Tour

The Virtual tours below are the same tour with the same 360° x 180° panoramas, but the first is from Google Maps and embedded here, while the second is on the OfficeFinder website. Both are better viewed in full screen.

Google Maps Version


Click the icon in the upper right to view full screen

Custom OfficeFinder Version


Click Here to view in full screen (recommended)

Want to learn more about getting a virtual tour for your property?

Call us at 425-391-8900 or Visit OfficeFinder Virtual Tours

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Office Space Virtual Tours: A Better Way to Look for Office Space in Seattle

360 office space virtual toursWhen you’re looking for office space, sometimes it’s hard to figure out the unique selling point of a property. Excellent location and parking are both essential. However, in many metropolitan areas, you seem to be looking at almost exactly the same thing with every space you look at. Office Space Virtual Tours can make your search office space that really works for you much easier and faster. Saving you time and effort that can be put back into growing your business.

However, you’ll find that office space virtual tours are a great way to set your business apart, especially if competition is stiff in your local market.

Eliminate Hiking and Make the Hunt Easier

You can look at office space, the building lobbies and the building grounds while having a cup of coffee at home on a Sunday morning.  Since many office spaces feature standardized elements like carpets and counter-tops etc, you can easily tell from a true 360 virtual tour if a space can meet your needs. It is easy to rule out the ones that won’t work for you. You can clearly see which ones fit the style and image your a looking to find.

The Perfect Solution for Out-Of-Towners

Many businesses need to expand quickly. They may also need temporary office space for short-term projects. If you are looking for office space from out of town, 360 degree real estate views are captivating and make it easier to make rental decisions.  You can also share tours of the offices you’re interested in via email or social media. It also can help with deciding on what type of office furniture and equipment to start sourcing since you can send the virtualtour to the vendors, too.

Great UX

One of the most frustrating things about viewing content online is slow loading time and web pages that download tons of ads and videos before the main content even loads. OfficeFinder Virtual Tours are quick loading, mobile friendly and beautiful.  And best of all they represent the property well.

One of the smartest things to do in the B2B market is to help professionals and decision-makers save time. We do that with our Office Space Virtual Tours.  Using 360 degree virtual tours when you are looking for office space is an excellent way to identify the properties you want to visit and avoid wasting time on properties that won’t work for you, saving your time and effort in looking for office space. Contact us today at OfficeFinder to learn more!

For now, we offer a wide selection of office space virtual tours in the Seattle – Bellevue metropolitan markets with 33 virtual tours of executive suite and coworking spaces.

Seattle Office Space Virtual Tours

The following Seattle Office space listing have virtual tours located on the lower right side of their pages.


3200 Safeco Plaza

3200 Safeco Plaza, Seattle, WA 98154

Premium Executive Office Space In Seattle Downtown 

7th Ave Downtown Seattle

7th Ave Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Office Space in Shopping District with Stunning Views
 Holyoke Building
Seattle Office Space – Modern Coworking Space with Historic
Charm
 Pike Place Market
Great Seattle Office Space Located Near Pike Place Market
 Pioneer Buidling 

Affordable Historic Pioneer Building Cowork & Office Space
Available
 Ballard 

Seattle office space in Ballard available with Easy Parking
 Bank of America Plaza
Ideally Located Bank of America Plaza Seattle office space
 Columbia Center
Columbia Center Seattle office space available now
 Fremont Coworking
Awesome Fremont Coworking Office Space in Seattle
 Lake Union 

South Lake Union Seattle office space available now
 Norton Building
Classic Norton Building Seattle office space available now
in CBD
 Seattle City Center
Prestigious Seattle City Seattle office space available now
 Smith Tower 

Historic Smith Tower Seattle office space available now
 South Lake Union 

Super Cool South Lake Union Coworking Office Space in
Seattle
 Two Union 

42nd Floor Two Union Seattle office space with Amazing Views
 Westlake Center 

Spectacular Westlake Tower Office Space in Seattle
 World Trade Center 

Waterfront World Trade Center Seattle office space with
great views

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Honest Office Space Virtual Tours? We Do That!


Click Here to view in full screen (recommended)

Interactive high definition 360-degree office space virtual tours are becoming more popular in the commercial rental industry. They provide an invaluable service to prospective tenants who want to ensure that buildings are a good fit before scheduling time consuming in-person walk-through tours. Virtual tours make it possible to achieve this goal – especially for the company that is relocating from another city or state.

Advantages of Virtual Office Tours

An online brochure for an office building provides you with the basics. It discusses square footage options, amenities, parking spaces, and nearby shopping as well as dining opportunities. you can find the same information on almost every listing website. Although plenty of these informative listing website pages also feature images, they nevertheless still make it difficult to get a feel for the property. For example, a large office image that persuaded you to visit a location can turn out to be little more than the result of wide-angle photography.

Honest Office Space Virtual Tours Save You Time, Travel Expenses, and Disappointments

An honest virtual tour does not need to set a stage for the right effect.

  • No manipulation of the atmosphere. Photographers who want to appeal to professionals in search of bright spaces will shoot the images during daylight hours; those who want to emphasize elegance do so at night. We do it when our experts are available.
  • No models in a photo shoot. Typically, spaces should be without workers actively about their tasks. That said, sometimes it is unavoidable that people will appear in the images. However, they are not models who are paid to provide ambiance. They are just hard-working folks.
  • No touch-ups. Honest virtual tours show you the property the way it is. There is no touching up of brown lawns, no artificial elimination of water-stained ceilings, and no heavy editing of the shots.

The OfficeFinder office space virtual tours save you time, travel expenses, and the disappointment of finding out that a wide-angle shot or the use of a mirror, to add depth artificially or create the illusion of a second window and tricked you. You can see our office space virtual tours of executive suite and coworking spaces live at:

 Our listings that have a 360° tour are are identified with our 360 badge
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If you are looking for an office and would like assistance or advice at no cost to your, Contact us. It is what we do and would be happy to help.

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Seattle’s Historic Pioneer Building Office Space Virtual Tour

Pioneer Building Office Space in Seattle Virtual Tour

Pioneer Building North Atium

I just completed the Pioneer Building Office Space virtual tour. Located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, it is a historic building that was built in 1892. Fully updated, it provides all the modern conveniences businesses need. You need to see the atriums within in the building.  Architecturally unique and was used as a method to bring light into the core of the building. We don’t see atriums in today’s buildings since they steal rentable area from the space. Atriums are great if you appreciate being in a building filled withe history.

The entire building of 72,000 square feet was taken over by one of the newer (2007) and upcoming cowork operators, Level Office. Currently, they have 11 locations in 7 US Cities. Last week was the Pioneer Building office space grand opening, so here is your opportunity to take a tour from the comfort of wherever you may be. They are subscribing cowork members and renting out office space. If you have a need for Seattle office space for 1 to 50 employees, it would be worth your time to check it out. You can find more details about the Pioneer Building office space on our listing page. Take a look at the virtual tour below and if you want to visit, we can put you in contact with the community manager.

Pioneer Building Office Space Virtual Tour


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Seattle Office Space Resources

We have quite a few more virtual tours of office space in Seattle available for viewing, as well as other listings, market information and general information on our Local Seattle office space page.

If you need help finding office space, please contact us. Our services and the services of our local reps is free to you.

 

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An Improved Office Rental Search Experience Through Office Space Virtual Tours

Office Space Virtual ToursViewing office space virtual tours will enhance your business’ ability to make sound office rental decisions. This is thanks to the benefits of high quality 360 degree panoramic photography, which greatly enhances the location features and provides you an understanding of what is offered thanks to visualization.

Here is how office space virtual tours will help you?

Visit Properties on Your Schedule

You can view a property better with a virtual tour than you would with traditional photography. This is because virtual tours make it easier for you to understand the property’s layout. You are able to look around in high definition to explore the office space. While you’d typically need to visit the place for this reason, now you can do this at any time of the day or night. As such, you’re shopping for new office space on your schedule whereas in the past you were always on your Realtor’s schedule.

Save Time and Money

When you watch an interactive, dynamic virtual tour, not only do you get to visit the property on your own schedule, but this will save you both time and money. You can choose to only visit those offices that you can clearly see would be a good option for you. This is especially true if you run a small business where you can’t spare any employees for even a short time period. Thanks to the virtual tour you won’t need to. You can watch the virtual tour from anywhere without closing your business to do so. Not only can you look at it, but you can also share it with others whose opinions you would appreciate.

Less Stress

Unfortunately, when you visit a property very often you feel pressured to decide about the property right then and there. After all, the agent or manager is looking to do a deal and are generally a little pushy to get a decision. Sometimes this isn’t a good decision and you come to regret it later on. However, if you watch a virtual property tour, you’ll never feel this pressure. You get to do things at your pace, not someone else’s.

Are you ready to tour some new office space? We currently have office space virtual tours in the following markets:

Find out more about our office space virtual tours.

If you need office space and want some professional and reliable assistance, Contact us.

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Three Benefits of Using OfficeFinder’s Office Space Virtual Tours

Safeco Plaza office space Virtual ToursChoosing the right office space for your business is vitally important. The location, size, layout and design of the space will have a major impact on how your company is perceived, and how productive you and your employees are. You can’t tell how a space will work for you until you’ve seen the interior and exterior of the building and that means taking time out of your busy day to meet with the real estate agent or property manager. Well, it used to. Now, OfficeFinder’s office space virtual tours allow you to tour prospective office space in the Seattle and Bellevue Metro Markets anytime you’re free. It also gives you the opportunity to narrow your choices down so you don’t waste time looking at spaces that won’t meet your needs.

1. You Can Easily View Multiple Spaces

Finding the perfect office space is no easy task. It’s unlikely that the first property you look at will suit your needs perfectly, so you need to review several properties. Traditionally, that meant driving from location to location, walking through, taking notes and pictures and later, comparing them. With virtual office space tours, you can do a walk through of multiple properties in just minutes, and compare them side by side without all the hassle. Even better yet, you guide your own tour, rather than being led through, which means you can focus on what really matters most to you, without anyone’s influence.

2. You Will Save Time & Energy

Sure, it’s important that you find a new office space, because your business is growing and your needs have changed since you moved into your current office space. But, let’s face it, you’ve got more than enough on your plate already and running around town looking at office spaces is just going to bog you down further. You’ll put so much time and energy into the process that you won’t have the ability to focus on what really matters; running your business. When you look at properties using office space virtual tours, you can do it anytime, day or night, on the weekend, or even on a holiday. Your time is valuable, and you should be in charge of how you spend it and when.

3. You Can Narrow Your Choices

There are a multitude of office spaces available to you, but you can’t tell by a few photographs and listing details which are truly suited to your business. If you take the time to visit every site you may be interested in, you’ll be wasting your time on some because they’re simply not adequate. When you take a virtual office space tour, however, you can imagine how your business would function within its walls. You’ll get a real feel for the size and layout of each space without having to actually go there. This simple step will help you narrow down your choices so you can make an in-person visit those that are truly what you’re looking for.

At OfficeFinder, we’re very aware of how precious your time is, and that’s why we’ve begun to offer office space virtual tours of some of our properties. At the moment, we’re working on virtual tours of our executive suites and some co-working spaces in the Seattle and Bellevue metropolitan areas.

Here is an example of one of the many office space virtual tours we have available:


1001 4th Avenue 32nd Floor in Seattle
Click Here to view in full screen (recommended)

If you need office space and want to save the time and effort of searching by yourself, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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