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How to Create a Virtual Walkthrough of Your Rental

Cypress Renters Looking at Online Apartment ToursAmong the most important tools in your landlord toolkit is the virtual walkthrough. A virtual walkthrough, or virtual tour, is a 3D video tour of your property, designed to be viewed online. Unlike simple videos, this is more interactive as it lets the viewers take a look through the rooms at any angle. Virtual walkthroughs of your property are very helpful in leasing clients at a distance. It also reduces the number of casual visitors you get as you advertise for new tenants.

To create a great virtual walkthrough of your Cypress rental property, you’ll need a good quality virtual tour software program. You will need to do some property preparation, as well. By following a few simple steps, you can create a virtual walkthrough of your Cypress rental that will make finding a new tenant easier and more efficient.

Stage Your Property

Although the process of filming your virtual walkthrough is fairly easy, you need to do some advance planning. The first step is to clean and stage the property as if you are having professional photos taken. See to it that all repairs, painting, or landscaping clean-up have been done before you do the virtual walkthrough include personal items, furniture, and home decor in the staging. Remove all clutter and extra items off-site until filming is done. Just like a showing, you want your property to look its best!

Plan Your Tour

Now, you have to plan out how you want the virtual walkthrough of your -location0 rental property to be filmed. There is much more to filming the walkthrough than simply walking through the rooms. The angles, lighting, and viewpoints for each area must all be taken into consideration. A diagram of your rental’s floor plan will be useful in this process. A simple tip is to mark the floor with tape so you know where to stand for the best views of a room. Do some test filming with your camera or smartphone so you can see the effects that height and lighting will have on your final output.

Choose Virtual Tour Software

You are more likely to create a good virtual walkthrough of your rental home with a good virtual tour app. 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, you must consider paying more for better quality or a more user-friendly app. Typically, a lot of software programs in this category will create an interactive, 3D film of your Cypress property that you can then share with prospective tenants.

Shoot and Share!

Before shooting the virtual walkthrough of your rental home, you must have moved all of the unnecessary items out of sight, turned on all the lights, and opened all of the doors and the blinds. It is best if no one else is in the home to minimize distractions. Then, following your plan, film your property. Get software or an app the lets you reshoot any blurry areas but try to keep the camera as steady as you can in each room. You will then have a virtual walkthrough that is ready to share with your prospective tenants in very little time.

Creating a virtual walkthrough of your Cypress rental properties needs time, skill, and the right technology. If this does not look like something you could do, it would be best to have someone else do it for you. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management Republic is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.

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