Virtual Tours increase engagement with property listings, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for a Virtual Tour appointment. Listings will only get positive interaction if you show it off in its best light – the quality of the Virtual Tour can help with this, but you need to make sure your property is ready. Follow the steps below to make sure you’re ready to get the most from your Virtual Tour.
1. Tidy, Tidy, Tidy
We recommend leaving a few days before your appointment for this one, even if you don’t think it will take you that long. Having some personal touches can make your home more appealing in a Virtual Tour, but make sure your space is not cluttered. Remember that a good Virtual Tour will cover each room in the property in 360 degrees, meaning you can’t just pile things out of shot. It is possible to move a few items from room to room during the filming of a tour, but we’d recommend keeping this to a minimum – avoid it altogether if at all possible.
2. Dress Your Property
An important aspect of Virtual Tours is making sure viewers can imagine themselves living in the space. This means it is really important to dress the space for a Virtual Tour, with furniture and design touches. If the property is empty, consider bringing some furniture in from elsewhere, or asking a dressing company to take care of the interior for you. Decorating the house also makes it easier to gauge room sizes on a Virtual Tour – it can be difficult to envision how much furniture or what size bed can fit into an empty room.
3. Add Any Final Touches
The bottom line when it comes to preparing your property for a Virtual Tour is to treat it exactly as you would an in-person viewing. If you usually add a fruit bowl, bottle of wine or baked goods to the kitchen, bring these on the morning of a Virtual Tour too. Make sure to clean surfaces and floors, and open the doors to allow light flow and easy access.
4. Sit Back and Relax
We want your property to seem as welcoming as possible for prospective buyers and renters, so if you take care of these steps, we’ll take care of the quality imaging. You’ll just need to open the door on the day of your appointment, and we’ll do the rest. You’ll have your complete Virtual Tour on the same day as your appointment. We know time is of the essence in real estate, so we won’t keep you waiting.
Still not booked a Virtualoom tour for your property? Get in touch today for a free, no obligation quote!