Getting your home photo ready is very important when choosing to market the property online.Remember that a 360 interactive virtual tour will be like an open house 24/7, so a little time spent preparing will certainly pay off in the end.
Our photographers will have a limited time at each location as several tours are scheduled each day, therefore it is important that the home be in the condition you want it photographed in when the photographer arrives.
The clients like to know what they are buying. They want to see goods right from home. They don’t like to spend their precious time on the road to see all by they own eyes. People like to choose right from home.
But how to sell a home by the internet? How to show a flat or a landscape by the internet? Actually, even if you will use just a simple photo of the flat, it is a great advantage. A lot of people in realty don’t even look offers without photos. But virtual tours and 360° panoramas is the whole new way to differentiate your offer from all others. Virtual tours give much bigger presence effect than plane, still photos. Client yet wasn’t at the place but with virtual tour it’s like he walked there and already aimed for it!
It’s like the view point on the top of Eiffel Tower: you can look around and examine a lot of interesting details. 360° means that you can look at any direction: to the left, to the right or even backward.
It’s several view points, between which you can travel like on an excursion. In every view point you can interact with different objects, for example, you can give a closer look at or to listen to the voice of a guide ( if recorder).
Café, restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, realty agents, developers, travel industry, yacht sellers. Using virtual tours, they are showing the comfort and the atmosphere, which are waiting for their customers. This raises the client’s confidence and more people are booking the place. Moreover, virtual tours are the best to show a manufacture, to give a presence effect of an event to the news readers or to show them a landscape in all its beauty.
A: A “photo-ready” property on a standard lot requires 20 minutes per 1,000 square feet for still photographs, and 10 minutes for each panoramic scene (depending on the layout). Most “photo-ready” single family homes that are 2-3,000 square feet take between 35 – 45 minutes for still photographs and 50 – 90 minutes for a full virtual tour. Larger homes or acreage properties require more time for full coverage.
A: Base package prices are designed to allow full coverage of most “photo-ready” single family houses in urban and suburban areas. The virtual tour package includes 45 minutes of photography time and the still photograph packages include 35 minutes of photography time. Addition photography time may be required if the home is not “photo-ready”, has a unique layout, is in a rural area with acreage and outbuildings, or if the agent has special requests.
A: Since many buyers will be seeing the property for the first time online, you want to make the best impression possible. The property should be in a comparable state to that of an open house. Simply put, to make your listing look its best, signs of pets, children, laundry and dishes should be reduced as much as possible.
Agents should arrive at the property at least 15 minutes prior to the photography appointment to turn on all lights, open all blinds and correct any situation that may be keeping the home from being “photo-ready”.
Additionally, do not schedule photography appointments at the same time that other contractors will be working at the property. This includes (but is not limited to): landscapers, window washers, carpet cleaners, painters, construction contractors, etc. For a printable list to share with your client please go here.
A: We are happy to meet the homeowner or access the property via a contractor’s box, but strongly suggest the agent or their assistant is present for the appointment. Properties that are not “photo-ready” will be photographed as-is unless the agent has asked for the photographer to arrange items per their discretion. Charges for additional time may apply depending on the amount of work required.
A: The virtual tours never expire. All virtual tours should be marked as SOLD as soon as they are SOLD or you will be in violation of the privacy act. These tours are not connected to your local MLS system; if you do not mark these tours as sold in your member control panel, they will stay active and you could be subject to a fine from your local board. After the virtual tour is marked SOLD the tour stays active and the broker can show the listing to clients how they market and sell properties.
A: Yes, there is an option for username and password.
A: NO, there is no sign up, set up fee or long term contract.
A: We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You may reach us by phone at: (720) 212-4802 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.