One of the essential elements when offering a home on the Internet is photography. Using these images, people will be able to have a better vision about the properties, facilitating the activity of the real estate agent and the visits. Due to all the circumstances, the world is going through at present; many real estate agencies have been harmed, mainly because the interaction with customers has been limited. Therefore, today more than ever, having an application or tool that allows us to show the users the properties is indispensable.
Within this activity, capturing images, it is necessary to take into account specific elementary issues, such as quality and framing, as well as opt for Full HD videos and 360 photographs to show different angles of space or opt for a virtual tour. These elements should not only be present in stages where interaction with the interested parties is complicated but should prevail to offer a better service to the consumer.
Virtual Tours – the future of real estate agencies
There are various advantages to be gained by opting for this type of modality, but one of the main ones is that there is no longer, in the beginning, a need to go to the property to observe it. This allows the interested party to have a better view of the conditions of the space and helps the agent to provide a quick and dynamic visit. For example, if a dentist in Tijuana wants to acquire a space for his clinic, he can first visualize it through a virtual tour and finally in person.
As the agent is in control of the virtual tours, he will be able to:
Guide the visit- The real estate agent will be able to show the interested people the strongest points of the property according to their needs. Hence, the manager builds the scenario according to each type of client.
Involve different clients – By having a virtual tour application, the agent can involve several people who show the same interest in a property. This allows for the organization of virtual tour days.
Being in communication – One of the significant advantages obtained by using virtual tour systems is that, within these tours, the agent can continue to communicate with the interested parties, mainly because these tools allow for audio. It can be said that it is similar to a video call.
How do virtual tours work?
First of all, it is essential to clarify that the visits can be guided or let the interested party visit the place and tour the property by himself. The use of these tools is straightforward; it is only a matter of using the cursor or the arrows on the keyboard to tour the place. There is an option to zoom in and out, in case a better view is desired.
In case the client is not interested, the company’s property portfolio must be present within this tool. This will allow the person to go to other properties in case a specific one does not convince them.
Something that users, or in this case, clients, must consider is that properties do not remain visible at all times. To be able to view the features, it is necessary that the agent can open the space. It is basically like a regular visit, where the agent has the key to open the property.
This new modality that the real estate agencies are teaching has allowed them not to suffer such a strong impact due to social distancing. In the future, virtual tours may become the preferred means of people, so companies must be entering this virtual world.