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How to Create a Virtual Walkthrough of Your Rental

Waldorf Renters Looking at Online Apartment ToursOne of the best tools you can have in your landlord toolbox is the virtual walkthrough. A virtual walkthrough, or virtual tour, is a 3D video tour of your property, designed to be viewed online. This is a more interactive way for viewers to experience the rooms at varying angles, unlike when they just watch a simple video. When you offer virtual walkthroughs of your property, you open more possibilities to leasing clients at a distance. You also reduce the number of casual visitors whenever you advertise for new tenants.

If you want an awesome virtual walkthrough of your Waldorf rental property, you must have a good quality virtual tour software program and do some property preparation, as well. By following a few simple steps, you can create a virtual walkthrough of your Waldorf rental that will make finding a new tenant easier and more efficient.

Stage Your Property

Even if the process of filming the virtual walkthrough isn’t hard, you will need to plan some things in advance. Clean and stage the property as you would for a professional photo shoot. Finish all repairs, painting, or landscaping clean-up before you do the virtual walkthrough. Stage any items, furniture, or décor in the home for a personal touch. Get rid of all the clutter until filming is done. Just like a showing, you want your property to look its best!

Plan Your Tour

The next step to creating a virtual walkthrough of your Waldorf property is to plan out the “how” of filming your rental. Filming the walkthrough takes more than just walking through the rooms. You must consider the angles, lighting, and viewpoints for each area. You might find that a diagram of your rental’s floor plan will help a lot at this stage. Some tape is also useful for marking the best spots on the floor where you can shoot the best views of a room. It is important that you do a test filming with your camera or smartphone at various heights since the angle would affect the lighting.

Choose Virtual Tour Software

The virtual walkthrough of your rental home will only be as good as the quality of the virtual tour app you choose. 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, it may be more practical to get an app that is easy to use and provides better quality. Regardless, most software programs available in this category will create an interactive, 3D film of your Waldorf property that you can then share with prospective tenants.

Shoot and Share!

Before shooting your virtual walkthrough, prepare the home by removing unnecessary items, turning on all the lights, and opening all of the doors and the blinds. You should ensure nobody else is in the home to eliminate interruptions. Then, following your plan, film your property. Make sure the app you have allows you to reshoot areas that turn out blurry, however, do your best to keep the camera steady as you go through each room. You will then have a virtual walkthrough that is ready to share with your prospective tenants in very little time.

Even when the process of creating a virtual walkthrough of your Waldorf rental properties is relatively simple, it will still take time and skill with the required technology. If you don’t think you’re up for the task, you can always have someone else do it for you. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management Gold is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.

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