The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed
many aspects of our lives. It has undoubtedly changed the way we buy and sell
homes. Virtual home tours have become much more popular since the start of the
pandemic, and we think their popularity will be sticking around indefinitely.
Virtual home tours can give potential buyers a perspective on the layout and
flow that can’t be portrayed in still photos. If you plan to put your home on
the market, check below to find everything you need to know about using a
virtual home tour to get your home in front of more eyes.
- Before scheduling someone to film
your virtual home tour, it is crucial to set the stage. To prevent potential
buyers from getting distracted, you should remove all personal memorabilia,
such as family photos, collections, hobby items, and personal hygiene items.
Your goal is to help prospective buyers visualize the space as their own.
Virtual home tours give a 360-degree view which means clutter can’t be hidden
in one corner of the room like in still photos, so all the clutter has to go.
Clutter also makes rooms look smaller and distracts buyers from seeing the
beauty of the space. Make your home look more prominent and more desirable by
editing down to just the basics. A perfect amount of furniture and items left
on display will give viewers a grasp of how particular objects can fit into the
space without creating too much of a lived-in look.
- Create your virtual tour exactly
how you would move through the home, beginning at the front door. This means
you need to spruce up your curb appeal as this is your chance to make sure that
the first impression is good. As the tour moves through the home, be sure to
include every aspect for the viewers. Potential buyers want to see it all in a
virtual home tour. Be prepared to show inside closets, storage areas, and
cabinets. It is best to show every nook and cranny in the video.
- Lighting is everything. Open the
curtains and let the natural light illuminate your home. Compare footage taken
at different times of the day to determine when your home looks its best. You
can also layer in some additional light by turning on lamps and accent lights to
cast a cozy vibe.
- Highlight the best features of
your home. Think about your favorite features or what attracted you to your
home in the first place. Was it the beautiful view, the modern kitchen, the
spacious outdoor area, or the custom-designed master bedroom closet? Whatever
it was will probably be of great interest to potential buyers. So give extra
time and attention to these areas during the tour.
It may prove helpful to store excess items
off-site to give the illusion of space in your home before filming a virtual
home tour. We can deliver all-steel, weatherproof storage containers to you for
all your storage needs. If you want a simple way to store your stuff, look no
further than Zippy
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