Benefits of Virtual Home Tours for Buyers and Sellers


Buyers and Sellers Both Benefit From Virtual Home Tours that Allow For Home Shopping without Ever Having to Leave the Comfort of the Couch.

Virtual home tours are the new way to sell downtown San Diego properties and homes all over the country. Even before the pandemic, which caused the numbers of open houses and showings to plummet, virtual home tours were becoming increasingly popular. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you can benefit from this new technology. Here’s everything you need to know about virtual home tours and how they can benefit you.

What is a Virtual Home Tour?

A virtual home tour uses virtual reality (VR) to give potential buyers a glimpse inside downtown San Diego properties without ever having to physically step foot inside. With a virtual tour, those interested in a home can take a look at every room with just a few mouse clicks. It’s a more immersive and detailed experience than simply looking at images of the home. 3D walkthrough tours mimic an actual home showing. In some cases, prospective buyers can even see what different features would look like in the home. This feature is most popular (and effective) when showing downtown San Diego new homes that are still under construction so that future owners can adjust features and options to suit their needs.

What Are the Benefits of Virtual Home Tours for Sellers?

Those selling downtown San Diego properties can benefit from virtual home tours in a variety of ways.
  • You’ll save time. Tired of having to make arrangements every time someone comes to look at your house for sale? With virtual tours, you don’t have to do anything when someone wants to view your home. You don’t even have to keep your house looking pristine, because the virtual tour will only show off the best version of your home.
  • You’ll get more traffic. It’s much easier to look at downtown San Diego properties on a laptop or a phone than it is to schedule a showing and make the drive across town. This means more people will be willing to check out your home virtually than they would in person. More exposure means more possibilities of finding that perfect buyer.
      • More qualified prospects. If your virtual home tour is being marketed effectively, you likely won’t even hear about a prospective buyer until they’ve seen your home virtually and are interested in taking the next step to view it in person (or even make an offer!). This means you only hear from those who are truly interested in your home and are likely to make an offer.

      • You’ll get more interest on social media. Whether you or your agent is promoting your home on social media, it will always get more clicks, shares, and comments when it includes a virtual tour. When your social media tour gets engagement, it also helps your SEO, meaning potential buyers are more likely to find your home when they are looking for a property on search engines.
      • Your home will stand out from the crowd. Looking at images of a home and taking a virtual tour is very different. If other homes in your area and price range don’t have a virtual tour, yours will immediately rise to the top of the list.
      • You can attract buyers from anywhere. With virtual tours, geography is no longer a boundary. Those who are looking to relocate and buy or invest in downtown San Diego properties can do so without having to make the arduous and expensive trip. This opens up a whole new world of marketing to you and your realtor and increases your chances of getting lucrative offers.

      What Are the Benefits of Virtual Home Tours for Buyers?

      Ready to upgrade to a new home in the new year? You can now view multiple homes without ever having to step foot inside them. Here are the top reasons why virtual home tours are beneficial for buyers:

      • They allow you to see a home without having to leave your home. As we continue to fight the pandemic, many are still limiting their exposure to the outside world as much as possible. With virtual home tours, you can still search for downtown San Diego properties without worrying about putting on a mask or stressing about every surface you touch. Virtual home tours and the ability to conduct video conferences with a real estate agent now make it possible to conduct nearly the entire process of shopping for and buying a home without ever having to leave home.
    • They save you time. Every prospective home buyer knows the disappointment and frustration of spending hours looking at homes that don’t meet their needs. You can eliminate most homes that fall short (and find the one or two that don’t) when you take virtual home tours. This can cut the number of homes you have to see in person down to a handful.
        • They help you figure out what you want. When looking for downtown San Diego new homes, it can be difficult to visualize the amenities you want — especially if the home is not yet built. A virtual tour can help you envision what different countertops, appliances, or bathroom fixtures will look like in your new home and help you narrow down options.

        • You’ll have an enriched, personalized experience. When you view a home in person, you’re usually rushing through it or trying to look at it while other prospective buyers are also present. With a virtual tour, you can take your time and really focus on each room. This helps you envision what it would truly be like to live there without having to worry about getting out the door so the next interested buyer can have a look. You can also revisit the home whenever you want to without making another appointment for a showing.
        If you’re ready to put your home on the market, work with a professional and experienced agent like Zach Weinger, who can help you create a virtual tour of your home to reach potential buyers. If you’re on the buying side, he can also help direct you to downtown San Diego properties with virtual tours so you can shop for your new home from the comfort of your own home.

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