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How to Create a Virtual Walkthrough of Your Rental

Rolesville Renters Looking at Online Apartment ToursThe 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. Compared to a basic video, this is more interactive since it gives the viewers the ability to see the rooms from different angles. 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 Rolesville 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 Rolesville rental that will make finding a new tenant easier and more efficient.

Stage Your Property

Even when the process of filming a virtual walkthrough isn’t that hard, there is still some advance planning involved. First of all, you must clean and stage the property like how you would for a professional photoshoot. Any repairs, painting, or landscaping clean-up must be finished before doing the virtual walkthrough. Stage any personal items, furniture, or décor in the home as well. Keep all clutter away until filming is done. Just like a showing, you want your property to look its best!

Plan Your Tour

Next, you have to plan out how to film the virtual walkthrough of your Rolesville rental property. Filming the walkthrough is not as simple as just walking through the rooms. Take into consideration all angles, lighting, and viewpoints for all areas. It would be helpful to use a diagram of your rental’s floor plan in this process. Another simple way to do it is to mark the floor with tape so you remember where to stand for the best vantage points in every room. Doing a test film using your camera or smartphone is also important so you can make adjustments for height differences and lighting.

Choose Virtual Tour Software

A good quality virtual tour app will most likely give you a good virtual walkthrough of your rental home. 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, better quality or a more user-friendly app might be what you need. But the majority of software programs that are in this category can create an interactive, 3D film of your Rolesville property that you can then share with prospective tenants.

Shoot and Share!

Before you shoot the virtual walkthrough, prepare the home by stowing unnecessary items out of sight and brighten the room by turning on all the lights, and opening all of the doors and the blinds. Make sure nobody else is around so as 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.

Even as the process of creating the virtual walkthrough of your Rolesville properties seems simple, it still needs time and skill with the appropriate technology. If that is something you do not seem to have, you can ask someone else to do it instead. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management Raleigh is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.

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