During the COVID-19 crisis, it is crucial to create a 360 virtual tour of your property if you’re looking to sell it. Buyers prefer options to view real estate listings remotely and be able to shortlist just two or three for the final on-site viewing so that everyone involved in the transaction stays safe.
This is not just a great option for buyers, but sellers can also leverage 360 virtual tours to make their properties stand out and get profitable deals.
Here are some tips on how to perfect the 360 virtual tour of your home:
1. Maintain the exterior
Since any house tour starts from the exterior, the landscape, garden, backyard, and the façade are going to be the first things your potential buyer would see. So, make sure the property looks presentable. To make the best first impression, dispose of unnecessary items, clear out garbage cans from the sight, replace broken windows, if any, and give your lawn a fresh cut. A little facelift of the exterior can help you sell your property better.
2. Declutter Your Home
When clicking typical real estate listing photos, you can hide the unflattering angles and cut the clutter out of the frame to showcase the best elements of your home. However, 360 virtual tours capture every angle and every room so that the viewer feels as if they are walking in the home. So, declutter your home and make sure they see the potential of the property, not the mess taking up the space. It might help you sell quickly at a profitable price.
3. Clean the Property
While stains, dust under the carpet, etc., may not look like something that would affect the deal, it can leave a negative impression on the visitors. Your property may end up looking old and worn out, because of which you may not be able to crack the deal at your asking price. So, make sure you clean all the nooks and crannies, including windows, stained floors, staircase, etc. Doing just a little more will make your property be remembered among hundreds of others.
4. Remove People From the Tour
Whether it is a 360 virtual tour or typical real estate listing photos, remove people from the frame so that viewers can analyze the property without any distractions. Accidental captures of people trying to stay out of the frame will make the entire virtual tour go to waste, and you will have to shoot again. So, ask all members to leave the house when the virtual tour is being shot.
5. Show Your Property in the Best Light
Lighting makes a whole lot of difference when capturing a property through a camera. Poor light can make your property look cramped and even unattractive. On the other hand, optimum lighting makes the property look spacious and cozier. So, here are a few lighting tips for the upcoming 360 virtual tour of your home:
- Replace the flickering bulbs and lights.
- Make sure light bulbs are of the same color.
- Keep interior lights on for the exterior shots if you are shooting in the evening.
- Keep the monitor screens and other displays off.
- In addition to rooms, light up entryway, corridors, etc.
6. Stage the Property
If you display four plain walls, you will be just showcasing a real estate listing and not a home. So, stage the property with furniture and some décor pieces to help your potential buyer imagine living there.
If staging the entire property sounds like a costly affair, you can consider virtual staging where the experts virtually add beautiful furniture and décor pieces to the pictures or virtual tour. It is cost-effective and makes real estate listings stand out.
Use these tips to create the perfect virtual tour and sell your property better.