The virtual walkthrough is one of the most important tools that should be in your landlord’s arsenal. A virtual walkthrough, or virtual tour, is a 3D video tour of your property, designed to be viewed online. This is a more interactive way for viewers to experience the rooms at varying angles, unlike when they just watch a simple video. With virtual walkthroughs of your property, you can lease to clients at a distance as well as reduce the instances of casual visitors coming over when you start advertising for new tenants.
To come up with a great virtual walkthrough of your Brookland rental property, you’ll need not only a good quality virtual tour software program but also some property preparation. By following a few simple steps, you can create a virtual walkthrough of your Brookland rental that will make finding a new tenant easier and more efficient.
Stage Your Property
Though the filming of the virtual walkthrough itself is not difficult, you will still need to plan in advance. Clean and stage the property as you would for a professional photo shoot. All repairs, painting, or landscaping clean-up should be completed before you do the virtual walkthrough. Stage any personal items, furniture, or décor in the home as well. Get rid of all the clutter until filming is done. Just like a showing, you want your property to look its best!
Plan Your Tour
The next step to creating a virtual walkthrough of your Brookland property is to plan out the “how” of filming your rental. Filming the walkthrough is not only walking through the rooms. Angles, lighting, and viewing points will need to be planned out for each area. You might find that a diagram of your rental’s floor plan will help a lot at this stage. Some tape is also useful for marking the best spots on the floor where you can shoot the best views of a room. Do some test filming, too, so you will see how different heights and lighting affect your shoot.
Choose Virtual Tour Software
Another important step in making a virtual walkthrough of your rental home is to choose a good virtual tour app or software program. There are many different kinds of virtual tour software programs available, some of which offer free trials or discounted pricing. If you plan to make virtual walkthroughs for multiple properties, you might want to look into apps that have better quality and are easy to use. Typically, a lot of software programs in this category will create an interactive, 3D film of your Brookland property that you can then share with prospective tenants.
Shoot and Share!
Before shooting your virtual walkthrough, all unnecessary items must have been moved out of sight, all the lights are on, and all doors and blinds of the home are open. Make sure there are no distractions present in the home. Then, following your plan, film your property. It is best if your software allows you to re-shoot blurry areas. This is really helpful for those who have a hard time keeping the camera steady in each room. You will then have a virtual walkthrough that is ready to share with your prospective tenants in very little time.
Even as the process of creating the virtual walkthrough of your Brookland properties seems simple, it still needs time and skill with the appropriate technology. If you don’t think you’re up for the task, you can always have someone else do it for you. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management DC Metro is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.
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