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How to Create a Virtual Walkthrough of Your Rental

Buford Renters Looking at Online Apartment ToursOne of the tools that should never be missing in your landlord toolbox is the virtual walkthrough. A virtual walkthrough, or virtual tour, is a 3D video tour of your property, designed to be viewed online. More interactive than a simple video, this tool allows viewers to look around the rooms at any angle. Offering virtual walkthroughs of your property helps you lease clients at a distance. It also helps reduce the number of casual visitors that tend to flock when you begin to advertise for new tenants.

A great virtual walkthrough of your Buford rental property is a result of a good quality virtual tour software program and good property preparation. By following a few simple steps, you can create a virtual walkthrough of your Buford rental that will make finding a new tenant easier and more efficient.

Stage Your Property

Although the process of filming your virtual walkthrough is fairly easy, you need to do some advance planning. 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, to give it a more pleasant feel. 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

You now have to plan out how you want the filming of your 0location rental property’s virtual walkthrough to go about.There is much more to filming the walkthrough than simply walking through the rooms.You must consider the angles, lighting, and viewpoints 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 with your camera or smartphone so you can see the effects that height and lighting will have on your final output.

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, it may be more practical to get an app that is easy to use and provides better quality. Typically, a lot of software programs in this category will create an interactive, 3D film of your Buford 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. It is best if no one else is in the home to minimize distractions. Then, following your plan, film your property. An app or software that lets you re-shoot any areas that turn out blurry will be very helpful, however, do your best to maintain a steady hand as you film each room. You will then have a virtual walkthrough that is ready to share with your prospective tenants in very little time.

Although the process of creating a virtual walkthrough of your Buford rental properties is relatively easy, it does take time and some skill with the required technology. If that does not seem like something you can provide, you can always ask someone to do it for you. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.

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