I am thinking of investing some time and money to create virtual tours of my listings. When I was at the last Real Estate show held in Arcadia, California a few months ago, they showed how easy it was to create a virtual tour.
Some of the advantages of having a virtual tour could be that potential buyer agents and buyers can see how the property could be like online which would save their time and yours. Save you and your seller's time from showing the home.
The disadvantages I see is an investment of time to learn the tools and hundreds of dollars in startup cost. It would also get potential customers to not even to call you if they virtual tour was created in a bad manner.
One of the reason why I personally want to look into doing virtual tours is that some of my listings are currently tenent or owner occupied and it is very hard for them to show the homes due to schedule conflicts. My thought would be that creating a virtual home would save some of the hassle.
What are your thoughts and suggestions?