Selling For More Money
Selling for more money is what most sellers want. The key to selling for more money is to have more buyers interested. How do buyers become interested? By what they see online. The more they like what they see, the more they want to have an agent show them the home.
Virtual tours are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Not only do virtual tours make it easier for buyers to view homes they might be interested in at any time of the day or night, they’re safe, even when COVID cases are high. With a virtual tour, a home shopper can eliminate homes they definitely do not want to see, making the whole process a lot more efficient.
As the seller of one of these homes, it’s extra important that your home is staged so that the virtual tour makes people want to come in and see more. This often goes well beyond what you’d need to do for a regular showing, since your goal is to mimic the feeling of what it’s like to be in your house. Don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to get you started!
Declutter Like Your In-Laws Are Coming for Vacation
Before you list a home, it’s always important to declutter. Get rid of anything you don’t immediately need, or at least put it in storage somewhere away from the house. That idea goes doubly for virtual tours. It may seem like no big deal that you’ve got an extra ottoman or side table in a room when people are physically in the space, but the goal of a virtual tour is to try to create a sense of how the space actually feels in real life, and that can be hard if there’s too much distracting stuff sitting around.
When it comes to virtual tours, less is more, to a point. It’s still important to keep a few things even in unused rooms to provide a sense of scale and purpose for the room, but remember that the people seeing the tour want to see your home, not your belongings. Balance is key, and it can be a delicate one to strike.
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