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How to prepare your home for capturing photos and virtual tours

Many of the typical methods of property hunting have gone digital and online. Customers can browse through the listings and take a look at the pictures and the virtual tours provided on the website before narrowing down their choices that demand a visit. Smart agents would try to provide as much information in an aesthetic manner to capture the attention of the buyer. These pictures and virtual tours that give the first impression to prospective customers and you would not want to miss out on that opportunity given the competitive market that real estate operates in. This saves a lot of time for the seller, buyer and the broker.

The following steps would help you prepare your home for capturing photos and virtual tour and help in a faster sale of houses:

•    Plan the virtual tour- Make notes of the features you wish to highlight while walking through your home. Take notes of the angles that you wish to highlight to show the flow of the rooms.
•    Move very slowly while capturing the view of the house keeping the camera steady. Use a tripod or a swivel camera to take a 360 degree view of the room
•    Take high quality pictures of the basic amenities of that the property has to provide if it is in a community.
•    Arrange the furniture in a way to make the room look spacious enough.
•    Remove distracting objects from the front of your house. Spruce up the lawn or the garden, remove the dead leaves and trim the bushes around your house. Put colourful flower beds that immediately capture the attention of the eye.
•    Clean the mirror and glass surfaces as the flash highlights the smudges and the water marks. Make the bathroom look presentable by placing hand towels and toiletries close to the sink.
•    All bedding, comforters, pillows and bed skirts should be properly aligned.
•    Remove all the cars and the trash cans from front of the house. Customers always prefer extra space.
•    Clean the kitchen counter and hide everyday items like fridge magnets, toasters, utensils etc.
•    Use as much natural light as possible when capturing the image or the virtual tour. It gives a beautiful view to the customers as to how it looks in normal sunlight.
•    Ensure that your personal pictures and showpieces are not there in the shoot. The customer must be able to imagine how the home would look like when they place their photos/ showpieces.
•    Place a bowl of fruits, coffee-table books, incensed candles etc in every room to give a fresh feel to the house.
•    Provide pictures of the house both in natural light and artificial light.
•    Remove old newspapers and magazines.
•    Take the help of professionals as they have done it many a times and they are good at it. They have a better aesthetic sense than us.

Marketing of the listings is not a difficult task. However, people lose out on the way they are displayed. With a serious time crunch in almost everyone’s lives it is imperative that the best gets displayed and someone browsing through the listings on the site must not feel that their time was wasted. Infact, they should be curious to check out the house in person.

The way one organizes house warming parties by changing the look and feel of the house similarly the virtual tours should be organized so that customers feel welcomed looking at those pictures and tours. It is a chance to show the customers how amazing the property is and will fulfill their dream of having a home.
Regrob provides excellent professional help in this regard and the customers are advised to use their services for putting their house at the forefront of sale.


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