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AN EASY GUIDE TO VIRTUAL HOME TOURS

Monday, September 14, 2020   /   by Sally Scrimgeour

AN EASY GUIDE TO VIRTUAL HOME TOURS

Virtual home tours have quickly become the new norm. Sellers and agents now rely on digital tools, and many are skipping the traditional open house and opting for tours via video platforms.


But for buyers, there’s more uncertainty. Can you really judge a home from a screen?  

 

Surprisingly, you can — as long as you prepare. 

 

Are you gearing up for a home search? Want to make the most of your virtual tours?

 

Download the app. Will the tour be livestreamed on social media? Or will you need to log in to a new platform? Install the right app and do a practice run with a friend.

 

Research the home. Go beyond the listing description. Look at every photo, drive by in your car, explore the neighborhood and pull up property records. Reach out if you're unsure how to find this info.

 

Get the floor plan. Print the home’s floor plan and keep it on hand during the tour. This will help you understand where you’re at in the house (and gauge the size of each room) as you move through the property.

 

Pay attention to details. Ask to see areas the agent hasn’t shown. How big are the closets? What’s the view outside the windows? You can even ask to walk around the yard or up the street virtually.  

 

Write down questions. If your tour is one-on-one and in real time, you can ask questions as you go. If it’s a group open house or a prerecorded video, you’ll want to write down your questions, then we can discuss them together.

Adapting to the changing market is easier when you have a partner in your corner. Ready to make your next move? Get in touch today


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The Scrimgeour Group
Sally Scrimgeour
11455 Viking Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55344
952-200-9461

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker ReciprocitySM Program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Sally Scrimgeour - The Minnesota Home Selling Team / Coldwell Banker Burnet are marked with the Broker ReciprocitySM logo or the Broker ReciprocitySM thumbnail logo (a little black house) and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.” Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items.” Copyright2020Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. All rights reserved. Data last updated November 24, 2020
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