In an effort to minimize contact with other people, real estate agents and homeowners are hosting tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although they already had a fairly strong presence in the real estate industry prior to the pandemic, they have grown in popularity over the past several weeks. Homeowners are using Facebook Live, FaceTime, Zoom, and many other platforms to showcase their homes in 2020. As is the case for in person showings, staging is an important step that will help your home sell. Here are a few staging tips to help make your home more favorable to buyers over virtual tours. 

Declutter

In most cases, less is more when it comes to staging a home. When a prospective buyer views your home through video or live stream, you want them to envision themselves living there. It is easier to see the potential of a home if there are less items scattered throughout the house. This is especially important in bathrooms and kitchens because buyers today want ample counter space. When staging your home for virtual tours, be sure to pack away any knickknacks and other nonessentials for a sleeker look on screen. 

Showcase views

When buyers want through a home, they like to peer out windows to see views outside of their new property. By opening up spaces in front of windows and doors, you can work to showcase the views of the home and make it even more appealing to a potential buyer. Ensure that any windows in smaller spaces such as bedrooms, are not blocked by decorations or large pieces of furniture. Not only will a great view add curb appeal to the property, but it will also enhance the interior of the home as well. 

Showcase all hidden places. 

By highlighting the entirety of a property, you are showcasing the potential of a home to a potential buyer. Spaces such as storage spaces, larger closets, and kitchen cabinets are significant selling points for a property. Organizing these spaces with shelves and removing clutter will help you to show a potential buyer how much storage space will be available in the home.