The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has affected all industries in some capacity. Following the onset of quarantine and stay-at-home directives across the country, real estate agents have turned to various online resources to interact with prospective clients. Virtual tours are currently popular among real estate agents currently, as they are independent of face-to-face interaction and allow prospective buyers view homes without risk during the COVID-19 outbreak. Although virtual tours already existed in the real estate industry prior to this global pandemic, they have become increasingly popular in recent weeks. With the availability of technology today, homebuyers can now view the full scope of a home safely from their homes on any mobile device. If you are looking to improve the quality of your virtual tours, keep reading and consider the following points.
Virtual tours are compatible with many mobile devices.
In 2020, most real estate searches begin with a smartphone. With this, it is imperative that your virtual tours are mobile-friendly and accessible to users. Prospective homebuyers should be able to access your virtual tours using their phone or tablet, with quick load times and high resolution.
Virtual tours present a realistic view of a property.
Unlike polished images, virtual tours present a realistic view of a property. Not only do they allow prospective buyers to continue their search from home, but virtual tours also provide your prospective buyers with accurate depictions of bedrooms layouts, kitchen size, and the floor plan.
Virtual tours are user-friendly for buyers of all ages.
The best virtual property tours are those that are easy for buyers to navigate. As you create a home tour for your property listing, it is important to remember that the average homebuyer will only spend a few moments looking online. With this in mind, homebuyers may overlook a property if the virtual tour is not user-friendly or difficult to navigate.