These days, there are lots of different options available when marketing a property that you’re trying to sell. Many people are unaware that you actually have the opportunity to use virtual tours of your home when advertising to potential buyers. Of course, with the current coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions put in place by the government, this way of advertising is more important than ever before and it is something that anyone selling a house should know about. 

Virtual tours are being requested more and more frequently by buyers, and there are numerous benefits to ensuring that you have the ability to provide a buyer with the sensation of walking around your home. If you’re wondering why you should be providing virtual tours when selling your property, keep reading today. Our team here at Moovingo have put together a list of key reasons why anyone selling a house should look into virtual tours.

Increase convenience & complies with COVID-19

One obvious reason why everyone selling a house should be looking into virtual tours at this specific moment in time is because it complies with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. As you’re probably well aware, many industries have been affected by the pandemic and virtual tours are one way that the property industry can continue to work as normal during this time. 

 

Buyer behaviours are changing 

As mentioned above, buyers’ behaviours are changing these days and are now requesting  virtual tours or even 360 videos of properties before a first viewing of the property. Standard pictures and floor plans aren’t enough nowadays. Many buyers also want to show family, who have an important say in their final decision, the properties they’re interested in and a virtual tour is a brilliant way to show off your home. 

Enhance your presence on Daft & MyHome 

It can be so hard to make your property stand out from all of the others being advertised online and offering virtual tours is a really easy way to get your property noticed. Both Daft.ie and MyHome.ie now have dedicated sections for properties with virtual tours too. You can guarantee that a virtual tour will allow your property to reach more buyers and stand out from the competition when the two main property portals are behind them.

More qualified buyers

When selling a house, constantly having to stage your property for potential buyers and now deep cleaning after each viewing can and will be really frustrating, especially if the majority of people who visit don’t end up making an offer. Providing a virtual tour should ensure more serious or qualified buyers only attend. It gives people a first look and if they’re interested then a physical tour can always be arranged afterwards. 

Speed up the closing process

Not only can a virtual tour help potential buyers fall in love with your home, but it can also be helpful when purchasers are buying your home with a mortgage too. Some bank valuers and mortgage companies have to inspect your property for mortgage buyers and providing a virtual tour can really assist them in providing a faster valuation.

Arranging virtual tours

All in all, there is no denying that being about to provide virtual tours when selling a house at this time is absolutely essential. Not only is it a brilliant marketing tool, but it will help you keep your family safe too. It goes without saying that it will give you a clear advantage over other people who are selling their home and it is highly likely that you will find a buyer much quicker. You never know, you may even be able to find your next home via a virtual tour too. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about virtual tours or if you have any questions at all about how they work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team here at Moovingo today. Our team uses the Ricoh Theta ZI, achieving the highest image quality camera and Matterport software to produce the highly immersive experience for property buyers. As experienced estate agents, you can trust that we will be able to provide you with any additional information you require about this more modern way to sell a house. So, contact us today to find out more.

Here are a few recent virtual tours we completed

50 Goldsmith Street, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

84 Charlesland Wood, Greystones, Co.Wicklow

8 Phoenix Park Avenue, Castleknock, Dublin 15

30 Orpen Rise, Blackrock, Co.Dublin

Arbutus Place, Portobello, Dublin 8

24 Foster Terrace, Ballybough, Dublin 3

5 Darley Drive, Belmont, Stepaside, Dublin 18