Tips on Preparing a Property for a Virtual Tour

Tips on Preparing a Property for a Virtual Tour

31st January 2022

Virtual tours allow potential buyers and renters to get a real sense of a property before spending time in person travelling to and viewing it. This is just one of the advantages of adding virtual tours to your estate agency website, so it goes without saying that it’s important these virtual tours are effective as possible.

In this post we’ll be looking at how you, as the property owner or estate agent, can prepare the property in question:

Declutter

This will make the house look more spacious and give the buyer a better idea as to whether they can see themselves living there or not.

Clean home

This is an obvious one but ensure that surfaces are gleaming and walls repainted where necessary. Shut cupboard doors and drawers, hide unnecessary items, ensure toilet seats are down and tv’s are off

Light it up

Turn on all the lights, and open all the windows and doors to let in as much natural light as possible.

Don’t forget about the outside

The outside of a house is often what will be seen first so ensure lawns are cut and gardens deweeded, move any cars out of view, and hide any rubbish bins and kids toys.

Stage your property

Arrange decor to be visually appealing and make it easy for someone to imagine themselves living there. If the property is empty maybe bring in some furniture, or hire a property staging expert to get the most out of the virtual tour.

Remove people and animals

Make the property out of bounds to family and pets whilst the virtual tour is being filmed. If the virtual tour is being talked over whilst being filmed make sure there’s nobody talking the background, no babies crying or dogs barking.

Get ideas from other virtual tours

It doesn’t hurt to spend some time looking at virtual tours of other properties to see what they do well, or not so well, using these for inspiration.

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