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
Most families choose to move over the summer, that way their kids don’t have to transfer schools during the school year. When the time comes when you move and your kids have to finally transfer, it may be very hard on them. Use some of these tips to help ease the move.
Try to keep as many old items as possible
This includes furniture, comforters, toys, and anything else from your old home. Buying new furniture will make the kids feel even less at home than they already are.
Coming off of this, replicate the rooms from your old home. If possible, set up your furniture in the same directions as they were previously. You should also try to organize your kitchen cabinets in a similar way so that the children don’t get confused.
Keep a routine
Eat your meals at the same times as you did before. Little things such as meals and tv time can go a long way to make them feel comfortable.
Help them get situated
Have them meet some of their teachers as well as your new neighbors to get to know the people they will be around most.
Sign your child up for community activities or sports teams to get to know more kids their age. They will end up making lots of new friends as well as finding something they enjoy doing.
Be there for them
Let them know that you understand how difficult this process is. It is very hard to go through and you just have to be there for them and help make the transition as smooth as possible.
A customer in the Piedmont Triad area was in the process of selling their home. Prior to putting their house on the market, they needed to declutter and resurface their floors. They needed extra storage space to keep all their belongings during the renovation and home selling process. During the renovation, Zippy Shell delivered three storage containers to their home and loaded up all the belongings that needed to be stored.
Until the day they moved to their new home, Zippy Shell safely stored their items at one of our secure climate-controlled storage facilities. Zippy Shell then delivered their items right to their new home, where we helped them unload everything and bring it into their new home.
Zippy Shell allowed the customer to make the process of selling their old home and moving into a new home as smooth as possible. If you are looking to sell your home and need extra storage space while doing so to make your home as presentable as possible, get a quote with Zippy Shell today!
A customer in the Piedmont Triad area needed storage in between home closings. Once they moved out of their home, they needed storage space for the period they were transitioning to their new home. Luckily, Zippy Shell was able to deliver two portable storage containers right to the customer’s home. Our moving and storage professionals loaded up the shells and brought them back to our climate-controlled storage facility.
Once the customer had moved into their new home, Zippy Shell safely delivered their storage units! The shells were unloaded in less than 2 hours and the customer was pleased we had the ability to pick them up the same day. This efficiency allowed the customer to make a smooth transition into their new home.
If you are moving to a new home, have Zippy Shell help you do it. We can help store and transport your belongings at your convenience. Get a quote here today!
A customer was relocating to the Piedmont Triad area and needed storage during the move. They contacted Zippy Shell of the Piedmont Triad to help them move their belongings. Zippy Shell arrived at their residence and loaded up all their items into a portable Zippy Shell storage unit. Zippy Shell transported the storage units the long distance with no hassle. The items were loaded in a timely manner and moved very quickly. During the move, the items stayed safe and arrived undamaged. Upon arrival to their new home, Zippy Shell unloaded the customer’s belongings quickly and placed them exactly where the family needed.
If you are moving into or out of the Piedmont Triad area, contact Zippy Shell to get a quote for your move! We can help you move your items across a short or long distance with ease and no worrying about the safety of your things.
Whether you choose to have our moving professionals pack up your belongings, or you choose to pack them into the shell yourself, it is important to know the best way to do it.
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Moving day is a chaotic time, and to reduce this stress, make sure you have these five items close-by to make day one in your new home a breeze.
1. Paper products
The last thing you want to happen is to move into your new home and not be able to use the bathroom there, so stock up on toilet paper. It is also important to get paper towels and tissues for other messes. If you won’t be unpacking all your dishes and silverware on the first day, bring a few extra paper plates and plastic silverware so you can enjoy a meal.
If your new home doesn’t come with appliances like a refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, and dryer, these are machines you must buy. Smaller appliances like a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and others you can purchase shortly after you move in because you can survive for a little while without them.
3. Lights and lamps
There should be basic ceiling lights in your home but you may want to bring a few extra lamps for side tables and night stands. Pay attention to where the dark areas of your home are so you can fill them.
4. Drawers and Organizers
You’re going to have to put all your belongings somewhere, so having a few drawers to organize everything in each of your rooms is very important so things aren’t scattered everywhere.
5. Kitchen Utensils
Be sure to get the basic kitchen instruments such as pots pans, plates, bowls, cups, and silverware. These are the fundamental items that you will need for your meals.
Pack all these necessities up and have them easily accessible for when you first get to your new house. Zippy Shell http://www.zippyshell.com/ can help you move them at your convenience and give you the best moving experience you can.