In this new age of social distancing, the best way to limit virus exposure while marketing your home is through a virtual open house. Getting your property noticed virtually takes a lot of creativity and hard work. With a virtual open house, people from all over the world can explore properties at any time of the day. This approach often helps homes sell faster and at higher prices. And in doing so, you need to purchase some equipment before you can offer your clients virtual open houses.
Several companies make 360-degree cameras that you can use to take high-quality images of your properties. It’s important to get a 360-degree camera because it gives viewers the impression that they are walking through homes. Unfortunately, a typical camera won’t do the job.
Some of your potential buyers will want to view properties from their own homes. They can simply use their computers or mobile devices to take virtual tours. Others, however, will want to view several properties from your office. Letting them see your homes for sale through a virtual reality headset will give them a better, more immersive experience.
The cool thing about virtual reality is that it can make people feel like they are actually walking through houses. When they look up, they can see the crown molding and light fixtures in your properties. When they look down, they can see the hardwood floors and heat registers. It’s a fun experience that will impress your clients.
If you don’t want to take the virtual reality route, you can use drones to let clients view homes for sale. There are a lot of camera-enabled drones that produce clear, compelling videos. Explore some of the best models that fit your budget before you decide which one to buy.
Operating a drone takes some practice, so you may want to control the device for your clients. Have them come to your office so you can connect to the drone remotely and show them around properties. If you’re willing to take a small risk, you could win some people over by letting them fly the drone. You’ll want to attach guards or bumpers to the drone first, though, so a newbie doesn’t accidentally damage the blades.
Virtual reality needs to process a lot of data quickly. It relies on so much data that you may need to upgrade to a better Ethernet cable in your office. Try getting a Cat-6 or Cat-6a cable to prevent video delays and pixelated images.
Most of all, be yourself and have fun with your virtual open house. This will play an increasingly important role in the future of real estate. Bring your personality, your sense of humor, your second-to-none market expertise—whatever makes you the best agent in your market—and use it to engage your fans and followers to get that listing sold.
By investing in gadgets for virtual open house and today’s technology, you can get ahead of the trend and mesmerize your clients with a novel approach to viewing properties. Need more information? Feel free to contact us at 216-619-4387. Visit our website @ www.cpdhomes.com