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For many homes that will be listed for sale in Lewes, virtual tours will be part of their prospective buyers’ experience. It’s increasingly common that in addition to the eye-catching still photographs that enhance the online listing, some form of clickable virtual tour is there, as well.
Most frequently found are virtual tours that are actually still shots that can be displayed sequentially—this kind of virtual tour could more specifically called a ‘virtual slide show,’ because the viewer is in control of the speed at which the photos appear. When a one-click ‘play’ symbol is onscreen which triggers automatic playback (frequently with musical accompaniment or even narration), it really does produce an experience that’s like an actual tour. And further enhancements can be added, like pans across (and zooms into or out of) the still shots, creating the feeling of movement. When music or narration are added, the result can be quite effective.
Another Lewes virtual tour is more ambitiously produced: the shots in it consist of some (or all) motion sequences that are created with a video rather than still camera. When the camera is set into motion—as when it moves down a path or through a doorway, it can convey the feeling of actually ‘being there’ more effectively than stills. For the viewer, there is a subtle difference between what is experienced when viewing a computer-created sweep (“pan”) across a still image of a room versus a video camera actually panning across the same scene. In the video, there is more of something like a 3-D experience because the objects in the room shift in relation to one another. Not a lot…but just enough!
So which is the most effective form for a Lewes virtual tour? The answer is…not what you might expect. The format, whether stills, moving stills, or video is really not what makes the greatest difference. It’s vastly more important that in any format, what’s being shown is almost all that matters—or as they say in Hollywood, it’s lights! camera! action!
· Lights—blotchy lighting with areas of impenetrably deep shadows may be fine for film noir productions, but for your virtual tour of your area home, it’s a negative. A skilled photographer or videographer will see that most areas are cheerfully, brightly exposed.
· Camera—most (if not all) your images will work best when a very wide angle lens is used. It gives the impression of spaciousness.
· Action—in both video and slideshow modes, the speed at which images move should be slow enough that viewers don’t find it dizzying, yet fast enough that the pace of the ‘production’ isn’t annoyingly pokey (like this current virtual tour, which zips right along in a progression that makes sense—like an actual tour).
An Lewes virtual tour can provide a genuine boost to your home’s selling campaign when it is attractively produced—and accurate (thus avoiding showings to prospects for whom the property is clearly unsuited). It’s only one of the many tools which can be called into service to draw the interest of the qualified prospective buyers you need to reach. Call me if you’d like to discuss what’s happening in today’s market! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at email@example.com, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.
You wouldn’t think that real estate technology could be as addictive as one of those games like Candy Crush or Angry Birds—but don’t tell that to Money magazine. They researched the subject in depth, and they found that two-thirds of recent home buyers said they were addicted to online listings!
Come to think of it, who hasn’t found themselves walking away from the computer, wondering what happened to the last two hours? You shouldn’t blame all that on the real estate-connected sites, because the internet has a way of pulling you away from any task by throwing distractions at you, like the latest cat hijinks video.
Don’t get me wrong: exploring today’s Lewes real estate scene through the web can be awfully efficient. It’s just hard to deny that it’s also easy to get hooked if you succumb to the siren’s call of instantly available, constantly updated information.
Curiosity has to be the culprit. When you leave an open paper bag on the floor, any cat (not a YouTube cat; I mean a real one) will jump inside to see what’s there. The same thing happens to someone who is in the hunt for a home in Lewes. Once they’ve seen the way the Lewes real estate listings get updated, they have a hard time staying away, because something might have just changed. Better check! This could drive you crazy (although there are no documented cases of Lewes home shoppers who have been institutionalized for that reason).
If you are on the lookout for the Lewes home of your dreams, unlike what the cat experiences, every once in a while you’re rewarded. Finding a new listing that meets your search parameters does feel a little like finding the toy in a Cracker Jack box…actually, a lot better than that, because Cracker Jack toys are consistently disappointing, while new listings are at least interesting.
The easiest way to handle the addictive call of the Lewes real estate online listings is to have me let you know as soon as a qualified property enters the scene. That’s as easy as using my site’s Contact link. That way I can keep an eye on everything for you (and often come up with some extra insights, as well).
The whole advance of real estate technology has created a much more informed buying public—and a significantly more sophisticated marketplace. In one poll, nearly half of those queried said that using technology helped them save money. As many as 92% said it saved time. In the same survey, 90% reported “an overall positive experience” (but failed to reveal if that included any cat videos).
The next time you are ready to zero in on the Lewes home of your dreams—or find yourself checking out the latest listings with an eye toward selling—do give me a call! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.