With the nation under lockdown and the prime real estate season kicking in high gear, you do not want to miss out on the many sales opportunities presented through an online virtual tour. Therefore, it’s extremely important that in addition to getting your online presence known, you should put some serious effort towards setting your home up for the perfect virtual tour. And so, today we’ll be looking the perfect ingredients to help you get your house set up for the peak season.
Setting Up Your Home Optimally for A Virtual Tour
Follow these essentials steps and you might just end the day with a closed deal.
Setting the Stage
Put everything non-essential to the buyer out of their line of sight. That is, through an aggressive strategy to get rid of all the clutter in your home, you will be taking the first major step towards setting your home up for a virtual tour. Any personal items, clothing articles, tools, and picture frames need to go. The key is hitting the right balance between making the home feel ‘home-y’ while ensuring that you remove most of your personal belongings from sight, thereby allowing your viewers to imagine a life in that home. This is often one of the main factors which leads to a closed deal.
The furniture layout in your home right now might be the best for you, however, as you should be aiming for a more neutral look, its best to consider moving some things around. Another key benefit of moving your furniture around is being able to optimize the floor layout. This will allow you to show off more space in your home which would otherwise be obstructed by out of place furniture. While you’re at it, ensure that you have a clear walking space for your virtual tour – you do not want to be tripping on furniture while showing things off to potential buyers.
The key to success here is to ensure that you show as much space as possible in your home, and have a clean flow throughout the virtual tour as you walk around.
Clean Up Everything
One of the most important tasks you need to complete before even considering taking things online is cleaning up your home and ensuring that not even a single speck of dust takes up a pixel on the buyer’s screen. Clean your floors, vacuum your carpets and dust your furniture for a perfect virtual home tour.
Lighting is essential, especially if you are conducting your tour at night or later parts of the day. It’s up to you to ensure that light reaches all corners of your rooms and the windows let enough light in during the day to allow your buyers to get a proper view of your property as you show everything off.
With your home set up properly for a virtual tour, you’re on track to get yourself a great deal from a potential buyer once you go live.
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