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Landlord Advice | Virtual Tours are a Necessity

5th March 2021

Make your property viewable 24-hours a day!

Like many industries over the last 12 months, especially one that has been built on face-to-face meetings, real estate has had to adapt to survive and utilizing the latest technology has become essential for us to succeed in the new normal. In particular and now more than ever as we find ourselves in the midst of a 3rd lockdown, virtual reality (VR) is one of the most effective tools available and here’s why: For tours, VR can provide a 360-degree view of a property, 3D floor plans, and an interactive experience of the location. Prospective buyers and renters can view properties directly from devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones anywhere in the world. VR tours can help prospective applicants immediately envision themselves in the home - it allows people to explore a property in detail and to actively engage with what they see in their own time.
  • People don’t have to physically see the property to be convinced to make an offer.
  • VR allows estate agents to have a 24/7 open house, with no restrictions on viewings – ultimately maximizing your exposure!
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in both an aversion to human contact where possible and increased familiarity with digital tools. When buying or renting a house, people are therefore better prepared to complete the whole process online and VR makes this how process much more transparent, as buyers/renters are fully aware of the condition, size, and location of the home from the very start. As an industry leader, we have fully embraced the use of VR and see this becoming an integral part of our industry, even after the pandemic is behind us. With restrictions across the capital likely to strengthen over the coming weeks, maybe days, it is essential that you are best prepared for what lies ahead and while estate agents can still show property for now, there is every possibility this might change. If agents aren’t able to show property and applicants can only view properties online then without a proper VR tour available, there is every possibility you could find yourself with a vacant property and no income.
Get in touch with us now to speak about this further and get a quote for your home!
James Somers MARLA
Head of Lettings, London

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