With the global health pandemic still affecting many countries, and lockdown restrictions still in place, the advantages of virtual property viewings, has never been more pertinent. Technology has been helping many industries to survive during the crisis, and drones have been widely used as a safe form of contactless tech.
While you can of course browse through a selection of photographs of properties, for some, there is nothing quite like being able to walk through a place to know whether it will suit their needs. However, this isn’t always possible irrespective of lockdown restrictions, as some prospective buyers want to purchase properties overseas or in parts of the country that they can’t easily reach. So, many realtors have already been using drones to make virtual tours of homes, and the advantages of this have become ever more apparent as viewing properties in person has become limited in some cases, or completely off limits in others.
Selling a property during the lockdown:
Even as social distancing measures have enabled some realtors to begin showing properties to clients in person again, many are fearful of doing so and prefer to stay away. If the realtor can’t offer them a virtual video tour of the property in question, then they are forced to settle for photographs, which in many cases, does not do justice to what is being sold, and this is not good news for the realtor or the seller. However, experts say that it is crucial sellers do not remove their properties from the market at this time, as with so many more people having time on their hands, it could be the perfect time to sell. So, how can you give buyers the very best impression of the property you’re selling?
How a virtual tour can help sell your property now, and in the future:
Virtual tours of real estate have been around for a while now, but never have they been as close to becoming the norm, as they are now. With Covid-19 having shown us just how easily some viruses can spread, many prospective buyers are choosing not to be given tours of properties in person, and are looking for realtors to offer them more when it comes to selecting a new home or business premises.
Virtual viewings offer prospective buyers an accurate and wholly immersive alternative to a physical viewing, and with many realtors realising the importance of this, they have begun working with experts within the drone industry to help them sell properties, safely.
Drones and the future of real estate:
Even as many countries emerge from lockdowns, restrictions are still in place, and are likely to remain so for many months to come. With the pandemic having shown us just how susceptible we all are to catching infections when we come into close contact with others, prospective buyers now, and in the future, may opt to view properties virtually, even if the option to view it in person is available.
So, if you’re looking to buy or sell a property now, don’t halt your efforts, instead take advantage of the many drone companies who are offering to make virtual property tours using the latest technology.