Many people are wondering just how they should prepare for a virtual property viewing. The experience is completely new for many of us and there will undoubtedly be some challenges that come along with it. That being said, as long as you are prepared, a virtual property viewing can be just as helpful as the real thing.
Preparation is perhaps the biggest difference between a traditional viewing and one conducted via the internet. If you aren’t ready for the digital event, the experience suffers. However, it can be good if you’ve prepped ahead of time. Here are a few tips as to how you can successfully prepare for a virtual property viewing.
Do these 3 things to prepare for a virtual property viewing
1) Test your system
Most bad virtual property viewing experiences stem from bad internet connections, poor picture quality and an inability to hear one another. Of course, there is nothing you can do if these problems are from the agent, but you can make sure it’s all systems go on your end.
Shortly before the meeting, check to see if your microphone and camera are working properly. Skype has a testing center you can call while Mac users can do this in Facetime. You can also find plenty of voice/video testing apps online. You may also want to test your internet speed to ensure everything is good to go.
2) Study photos/3D tours before the appointment
Since you won’t have the ability to explore the property in person, make sure you know everything you want to see before the virtual property viewing begins. Take note of any places you specifically want to be shown as well as any spots that may not be visible in the photos.
3) Don’t be afraid to ask the agent to go back
As you prepare for a virtual property viewing, make sure you understand that you can go back. If there is something you didn’t see clearly, ask to be shown it again. If you asked a question, but didn’t hear the answer clearly, ask the agent to repeat themselves. The technology used is good, but not perfect. Before you start the viewing, understand that it’s okay to ask the agent to go back.