As potential home sellers head into the autumn months, it’s a smart move to make sure your agent plans to do a video tour of your home this season. Even if you don’t have plans to list your home until the later winter months or closer to a December PCS, below are four reasons why you should tackle this project now instead of later.
Preparation for MLS Listing
As the pandemic and its effects linger on, more and more interested potential homebuyers are seeking digital open houses, high-quality photography, and video footage of homes. While most agents are conducting in-person walk-throughs, many customers are finding the ease of online viewing is preferred. As you prepare your home to be listed on the MLS, consider the fall as one of the very best times to showcase the beauty of your home. With the weather turning cooler, and people choosing to spend more time indoors, it’s the perfect time to get your home decluttered, decorated, and laid out for a potential listing.
Fall Foliage Frames Your Home, Your Lot, Your Neighborhood
Think about how well your home may photograph or video in each of the four seasons. In summer, trees and shrubberies are fully grown and may often obscure the view of your house. In winter, skies are bleak and trees are empty which may reveal certain eyesores near or around your home. Enter fall. In fall, the leaves are changing colors, and there’s enough beauty outdoors to truly frame your home and showcase it in its best light. Be sure that your real estate agent or their video team also gets footage of your entire lot or property and neighborhood to include drone footage. Sometimes the neighborhood amenities are a huge selling point.
No Time Like the Fall Time to List Your Home for Sale
According to Lending Tree, the best month to sell a home is June. However, the fall is often overlooked and underappreciated as a prime time to sell, particularly for military families. Typically, the home inventory is usually lower in the autumn months. For this reason, there’s less competition coming against your home. With a great video tour, your MLS listing will stand out head and shoulders above the others. Take advantage of this somewhat slower time to sell and you will be ready to pull away toward your next duty assignment and onto your next home.
Does a Virtual Tour Help Sell a House?
According to EyeSpy360, “When deciding on who to sell their house with, this is going to be an important factor for the vendor, as not only does the addition of virtual tours lead to more qualified viewings of their properties, but these tours also increase the likelihood of a quicker sale, due to increased interest from buyers.” Estate Agent research reveals that 75% of potential real estate buyers who were interviewed stated that they preferred interactive virtual tours over normal photographs and that these tours influenced their purchase decision.
So when it comes to shopping for a real estate agent to represent you and your home, be sure they are prepared to offer you the invaluable service of an extensive video tour of your home. There’s no time like the fall to get an offer on your home!