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How to Create a Virtual Walkthrough of Your Rental

Manhattan Beach Renters Looking at Online Apartment ToursYour landlord toolbox must not lack the virtual walkthrough. This is one of the most important tools you should have. A virtual walkthrough, or virtual tour, is a 3D video tour of your property, designed to be viewed online. Unlike simple videos, this is more interactive as it lets the viewers take a look through the rooms at any angle. Offering virtual walkthroughs of your property helps you lease clients at a distance. It also helps reduce the number of casual visitors that tend to flock when you begin to advertise for new tenants.

To create a great virtual walkthrough of your Manhattan Beach rental property, you will need a good quality virtual tour software program and some property preparation, too. By following a few simple steps, you can create a virtual walkthrough of your Manhattan Beach rental that will make finding a new tenant easier and more efficient.

Stage Your Property

Even when the process of filming a virtual walkthrough isn’t that hard, there is still some advance planning involved. The first step is to clean and stage the property as if you are having professional photos taken. Finish all repairs, painting, or landscaping clean-up before you do the virtual walkthrough. Included in the staging are any personal items, furniture, or décor in the home. Keep all clutter away until filming is done. Just like a showing, you want your property to look its best!

Plan Your Tour

Now, you have to plan out how you want the virtual walkthrough of your -location0 rental property to be filmed. Filming the walkthrough is not as simple as just walking through the rooms. You have to plan out the angles, lighting, and viewpoints for every area. A diagram of your rental’s floor plan will be useful in this process. A simple tip is to mark the floor with tape so you know where to stand for the best views of a room. Do some test filming with your camera or smartphone so you can see the effects that height and lighting will have on your final output.

Choose Virtual Tour Software

A virtual walkthrough of your rental home is easier to create with a good quality virtual tour app or software program. There are many different kinds of virtual tour software programs available, some of which offer free trials or discounted pricing. If you plan to make virtual walkthroughs for multiple properties, you must consider paying more for better quality or a more user-friendly app. But the majority of software programs that are in this category can create an interactive, 3D film of your Manhattan Beach property that you can then share with prospective tenants.

Shoot and Share!

Before shooting the virtual walkthrough of your rental home, you must have moved all of the unnecessary items out of sight, turned on all the lights, and opened all of the doors and the blinds. Make sure nobody else is around so as to minimize distractions. Then, following your plan, film your property. Make sure the app you have allows you to reshoot areas that turn out blurry, however, do your best to keep the camera steady as you go through each room. You will then have a virtual walkthrough that is ready to share with your prospective tenants in very little time.

Although the process of creating a virtual walkthrough of your Manhattan Beach rental properties may seem easy, it still takes some time and some skill with the needed technology. If this does not look like something you could do, it would be best to have someone else do it for you. One of the great things about hiring Real Property Management California Coast is that we create virtual walkthroughs for you! Contact us today to find out more.

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