The Internet has forged a remarkable transformation in the Real Estate Industry, making the task of marketing, buying and selling a home, more efficient. Time is one of man’s most valuable assets and through the use of internet virtual tours of houses, home buyers can focus their time and attention only looking at homes that meet their criteria. Each real estate agent has access, through industry information, dozens or hundreds of homes that meet a buyers’ basic needs; the size of the house, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, school districts, lot size and so on. Before photographic virtual tours an agent had to rely on physical inspection of a house with a client to see if the home suited their clients’ needs. With the use of an internet tour, the agent has the means to show a potential buyer accurate digital photographs of the features of all the homes that meet the buyers’ needs without ever leaving their office.If you’re looking for more tips, Virtual Tour has it for you.
Because of the use of the photographic tour agents and buyers no longer need to drive from house to house to house, using their valuable time, to see what can now be viewed on a computer screen. Homes that fit into their clients’ basic buying criteria, but do not appeal to their tastes, can immediately be removed from the list of potential new homes, creating a very manageable group of only those properties in which a buyer has a real interest.
Virtual tours of houses offer strong benefits to the seller of a home also. The home owner, through the use of a virtual tour, can have a potential buyer, anywhere in the world, view their home. One agent told me she once had a buyer who lived on the east coast that saw a virtual tour I photographed of a home in the Los Angeles area. The buyer called the agent to set an appointment the next day, flew in and visited the house. The next day they made an offer.
I have also had agents tell me that they have sold houses solely on buyers that have seen the homes through a virtual tour on the internet, calling them to make an offer on the house. A second benefit for home owners is that they are able to entertain only serious-minded buyers, people that have already seen their home and have a real desire to view the property in person. This cuts down on the time they spend on having persons come into their home just to discover that the house did not meet their fundamental search criteria.
And lastly, the most obvious benefit of virtual tours of houses for the home owner is the marketing power it offers. Real estate industry statics show that approximately 80% of home buyers first go to the internet to look for potential homes. Gone are the days of people pouring over newspaper inserts to see a couple of low quality images of a home and trying to make an intelligent decision to spend time and money to go see it. If a person does not have a virtual tour presence on the internet these days, they will miss out on a majority of the potential buyers visiting their neighbors’ homes.