Lately, I’ve been asked by a broker (and dear friend of mine) if, besides real estate photography, I also provide real estate videos among my services. Well, I don’t, but I provide something that in my opinion is even better and that is Matterport 3D virtual tours. The main benefit of 3D virtual tours is that they give the viewer total control. I don’t know if this happens to you as well, but when I watch a real estate video I often find myself pressing the forward button or checking out how long the video is going to last. Not to mention when the video is just a collection of the same photos used for the MLS scrolling in front of your eyes with some music in the background. Honestly, I never understood the point of it. On the other hand, 3D virtual tours make you an active viewer because you decide what to watch, and more importantly, where in the house you want to virtually walk. Not to mention that it is a lot of fun! For the agents and the sellers, it is an added value to their listing. Realtors offer this new service to set them apart from the competition. With Matterport they can create an open house that is always accessible and that is also always perfectly staged.
This condo sold in 36 hours for $50,000 over asking price
Home staging tip: Either you are a home stager or a real estate agent looking for a way to save time when it comes to staging a bathroom, consider collecting some color-coordinated accessories (towels, art, shower curtain, etc.) into plastic bins to have ready to go. Then either make a list or take a photo of the content and place it outside the bin in a visible spot. This way you’ll have a clear idea of what’s inside and it will make your next bathroom staging a breeze.
Home staging tip: If you look carefully at the two images, the first thing that you’ll probably notice is that we made the sitting area a little bit lighter, that is we removed the green loveseat and used only one sofa and two chairs (arranged differently) in the living room in order to make it look larger and more open. However, if you look even more attentively you’ll also notice that we used the rug under the table to create this new arrangement. Why? Well, we needed the green loveseat and the other rug for another room downstairs that was in desperate need of color and coziness:
So, before buying new accessories look around and see if you can use what you already have.