If the idea of strangers walking through your house makes you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, virtual showings might be the marketing approach for you. A virtual showing is when an agent walks through your home with their buyer in a remote location, interactively. Think live streaming. A virtual showing is different than a virtual tour which is not interactive.
Virtual showings are a great way to get your home in front of buyers while minimizing foot traffic, and what comes with it, through your home. With a pandemic lurking around every corner, it seems it’s an excellent way to market a home. Select a time that works for you, tell your agent to advertise it, then live stream a walk-through of your home, like a virtual open house. It’s a convenient way to show a home to buyers and sellers.
Here are five tips to get ready for your virtual showings if this sounds appealing.
Start by making sure that your house is ready for the virtual showing. It would be best to make it presentable, look appealing, and make sure that it’s clean and tidy.
You also want to keep everything simple. The whole point of virtual showings is that buyers can move freely through the space and see all aspects of your home. You don’t want to overwhelm them with unnecessary objects or clutter. If there is too much clutter, it will take away from the visual appeal of your property.
While virtual walk-throughs allow buyers to view every room in your home, there are some limitations worth considering. Because the buyer is not there to see the house in person, the showing may take longer than usual. Conversely, the benefit is that a virtual open house is it will take less time because all potential buyers are going through it simultaneously.
Before putting any home on the market:
Taking care of getting your home ready to market in person will also help you get prepared for virtual showings.
If you’re thinking of a virtual open house via live stream or recorded in advance, you may want to consider hiring someone who specializes in the technology to pull it off seamlessly. Putting your best foot forward is always recommended when marketing your home for sale.
A professional will know the best times of the day for proper light exposure that works for your home and will be able to edit it in a way that makes your home look fantastic.
For individual showings, agents can download many apps to live stream. Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube, to name a few.
It’s completely normal to be nervous about any showing. There’s indeed no avoiding the fact that someone you’ve never met could be walking through your house. But if it is practical, a virtual open house or showings make perfect sense.
Are you considering selling your Knoxville home? If so, we’d love to help you. Contact the Knoxville Home Team today, and we’ll reach out personally and promptly.
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