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How to Create a Virtual Walkthrough of Your Rental

Fergus Falls Renters Looking at Online Apartment ToursOne of the tools that should never be missing 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. More interactive than a simple video, this tool allows viewers to look around the rooms at any angle. Virtual walkthroughs of your property make it easy for you to lease to clients at a distance. At the same time, you also get to reduce the number of casual visitors that tend to come whenever you advertise for new tenants.

To create a great virtual walkthrough of your Fergus Falls 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 Fergus Falls 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. First, you have to clean and stage your property in the same way you would for having professional photos taken. Any repairs, painting, or landscaping clean-up must be finished before doing the virtual walkthrough. Include personal items, furniture, and home decor in the staging. All visible clutter must be kept off-site until filming is over. Just like a showing, you want your property to look its best!

Plan Your Tour

The next step in creating the virtual walkthrough of your Fergus Falls property is planning out how to film your rental. There is a lot more to filming the walkthrough than just walking through the rooms. Take into consideration all angles, lighting, and viewpoints for all areas. It’s helpful to use a diagram of your rental’s floor plan for this. Some tape is also useful for marking spots on the floor that give you the best vantage points in every room. Doing a test film using your camera or smartphone is also important so you can make adjustments for height differences and lighting.

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, better quality or a more user-friendly app might be what you need. Regardless, most software programs available in this category will create an interactive, 3D film of your Fergus Falls property that you can then share with prospective tenants.

Shoot and Share!

Before you shoot the virtual walkthrough, prepare the home by stowing unnecessary items out of sight and brighten the room by turning on all the lights, and opening all of the doors and the blinds. Keep other people away from your home to eliminate distractions. Then, following your plan, film your property. An app or software that lets you re-shoot any areas that turn out blurry will be very helpful, however, do your best to maintain a steady hand as you film 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 Fergus Falls rental properties needs time, skill, and the right technology. If that does not seem like something you can provide, you can always ask someone to do it for you. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management Optimum is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.

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