What Is A Virtual Tour?
Live Video Tours / Virtual Open Houses
How Virtual Tours Benefit Property Sellers
- You get more eyes on your property this way. A much larger group of potential buyers might take a virtual tour than visit in person, and more potential buyers are good for you.
- It saves time for both you and the potential buyers coming to visit. Buyers can go through more properties (with virtual tours) in a few hours than they might be able to visit in a day (in-person). You, as a seller, will have to declutter and stage your property less frequently if more people are focused on the virtual tour (or just once, if you only offer a virtual tour).
- Many buyers prefer virtual tours because they allow those buyers to take their time inspecting every part of the house at their leisure, something they can’t do during in-person visits.
- Virtual tours allow you to highlight your property’s strengths. You can leave notes and comments in the tours, highlight appliance brands, and show the property in its finest “light.” But don’t overdo it. Otherwise, the buyers may feel cheated.
- Many buyers prefer to take a virtual tour first to determine whether or not it’s worth making the trip to see the apartment in person. But from the seller’s perspective, sometimes the buyer may see something in the virtual tour they don’t like and won’t visit the property because of it. If there weren’t a virtual tour, they may have visited the property and liked it once they saw it in person.
Virtual tours may not be a perfect replacement for in-person visits or open houses, but they can certainly improve the appeal of your property and give more freedom and options to the potential buyers to see your property.