Aug 24, 2020
5 reasons why 360 virtual property tours are the future
1. Not having to be physically there
In this new normal of social distancing, people are generally being a little gingerly about going about too much. A 360 virtual tour offers interested home buyers an excellent opportunity to view and survey a property online, giving you an immersive experience that feels like you’re physically there.
2. Having more options to choose from
Buying a brand new property is a big life decision. Potential home buyers want to view as many properties as they can in order to make the right choice, but the truth is that’s almost physically impossible unless you have all the time in the world or a Star Trek teleporter (last we checked, doesn’t exist yet).
That can change with 360 virtual property tours. Now potential property buyers can view more properties, all within the comforts of their (current) home. You don’t need to schedule an appointment or set aside an extensive amount of time. The viewing can be done anytime, anywhere.
3. Physically view only the ones you love
It’s true that a virtual tour is not exactly the same as being physically there viewing a property. But how many times have you walked into a property you are viewing, and you are immediately not that hot about it. Maybe it’s the placement of the rooms, the lack of sunlight, the configuration of the kitchen, etc. It feels like wasted time when you know you’re not going to consider that property at all.
Virtual tours can help by helping you decide if the property is something you would consider viewing. This way, you only set appointments to physically view properties on your shortlist and not waste time on those that do not fulfill some essential factors you have as a property buyer.
4. More time to view and consider
Viewing a property can sometimes feel like a rushed affair. Having an agent or two accompanying you and giving you opinions on the property can be useful. But it can sometimes feel like you’re not being given enough space to think about the property properly. Taking photos of a property helps to an extent but you can only take a picture from very limited angles.
Especially with larger landed properties in Johor, you want to have enough time to consider all aspects of the property, and sometimes that may be hard when you have agents or even owners around. A 360 virtual tour allows you to revisit the property should you have any questions regarding the premises or the placement of certain things.
5. Being able to view properties that are out of the way.
Assuming you are living in KL but you are interested to invest in a new development somewhere far off like in Nilai or Johor, you would have to carve out the time to travel there to view the property and it would be a shame if it turns out you actually don’t like the place.
So, it’s a great thing that those properties do have 360 virtual tours to give you an idea of the property you are interested in. Assuming it looks good, you can follow up with an appointment for a physical viewing later.