At Lawrence Virtual Tour, we provide first quality virtual tours (and 3D floor plans) mostly to the residential real estate market. But last week I made my first Income property shoot and I wasn't sure what my realtor was expecting. He couldn't be there. So I shot as usual, with my women's eye, trying to do my best to show the kitchen and huge double sliding closets in this tiny 500 sqft studio, showing the sunny view.... Do you know what got my agent most excited about? the laundry room! It was a fairly big room, and I happened to take 4 pics to get it all, and the last one, on the right was the electrical panel, with all the meters! He was very happy! Another thing that he was adamant about was that I took pictures of a furnished one-bedroom, and not an empty one... when you talk 500 sqft, it's tight! You can see the difference between the two floor plans on my virtual tour:
That's when I realized that feedback from our clients is really important, but I almost wish that somewhere there would be a guiding list of "what not to miss" depending on what you are shooting. For residential, it's easy, because we (all) have been buyer or seller of a house at some point. So we have been in these shoes. And we do so many of these that you even get a feel for what each realtor is looking for. But for these special virtual tours that you don't do that often, we should create a list, as a group about what not to miss. I have a pending contract with a school, huge, 2 hours away, and I am getting concerned. What should I NOT miss?
I will start the list! Send me your comments about what has worked for you for thoses special virtual tours... I will blog the results in 1-2 weeks.
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