VIRTUAL TOURS – WHY THEY ARE NEEDED
We quickly realized when we first started in this business that Real Estate Virtual Tours were a need to host photos and 360s so we started using them right away. At the time, we were lucky to find one of the best real estate virtual tour companies in North-America (My Visual Listings) to partner with and our business quickly grew from there. Since then, Virtual Tours have grown to a lot more than just hosting photos and 360s. We can now include Videos, Interactive Floor Plans, flyers, maps, property information, amongst many other tools, to offer a more complete user experience.
The following are the reasons why a real estate virtual tour is absolutely needed in today’s market:
1- MLS and other websites don’t show the photos in a large format or are often poorly designed to showcase photos in a size people like to see them, where you feel like you are there on site inside the home. Also, some websites can be really slow to move around the different rooms and can be hard to view on mobile devices. Our virtual tours are optimized for quick access, are mobile friendly and give the viewer full control over what they want to see. It has been proven that when people can’t get to the information they want quickly, most will usually move on to a different listing out of frustration.
2- Maps, amenities, property details with pricing, street view, mortgage calculator, flyer/brochure download, send to a friend, 360s, and video options are all viewed under one roof on our real estate virtual tours and that helps potential buyers spend more time dreaming about their potential new home.
3- They are very affordable and are included in most of our packages. It’s really a no brainer when you consider the value that they bring to any listing.
4- Share-ability. If someone calls or emails to get more information about the property, it’s very simple and efficient to send them the link to the virtual tour rather than sending them a bunch of photos in an email and having to write a description about the house. If you want to take it even one step further, if you upgrade to one of our Interview Style videos on top of the basic tour package, your potential buyers will also get to watch you talk about your new listing in your own words.
5- Our virtual tours also come with a slew of marketing tools that are free to use. Including: Brochure/Flyer system, YouTube Videos, Web tracker, Open House posting on the virtual tour, Auto posting to social media sites, Property Address Websites, and much more.
Here is a link to one of our recent virtual tours: http://www.myvisuallistings.com/pfs/194842
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Real Estate, Architectural Photographer
Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Ontario, Canada