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How a Real Estate Virtual Tour Camera Can Close Deals

Leasing agents can close a deal with a phone and 5-7 minutes of time! All teams need is a multifamily-built app that can be downloaded to any of those devices. A real estate virtual tour camera can save leasing teams time from in-person tours and ensure they’re getting qualified leads.

Continue reading below to learn more about how creating videos on your phone can improve your leasing efforts. If you found this information helpful, subscribe to the Realync newsletter to learn more!

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    by providing construction updates and showcase your space without having to do hard hat tours.

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    by ‘showing’ them without having to physically tour the space by sending pre-recorded videos.

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    when you receive notifications when prospects are viewing videos to cater your follow up.

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    by removing roadblocks and barriers in the leasing process.

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    by making it a breeze for out-of-market leads to choose your community.

Improve Community Engagement

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    via pre-recorded videos by linking via social media or internal apps.

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    by creating maintenance videos.

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    by receiving notifications when residents are viewing videos to know who has seen a message and who hasn’t.

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    because consumers retain 10% of a message when reading it via text, but 90% of a message when viewed in a video.

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Real Estate Virtual Tour Camera

Real estate photography and multifamily touring technology has come a long way since the olden days of simple black and white images taken with a camera. Over the years, these images and tours have improved in quality thanks to advancements in cameras and other photography equipment and technology. Although it’s easy to find plenty of cameras and other high-priced equipment that offers good quality, technology is also making it much easier to show prospective tenants what your building offers.

When it comes to marketing multifamily properties to potential tenants, you know how important it is to have high-quality images and tours to show them. With today’s technology, all you need is a smartphone to create a high-quality tour of your property. You can use your iPhone as a real estate virtual tour camera rather than having to invest thousands in costly equipment. This technological advancement offers a big advantage in terms of convenience and cost savings.

Realync is a virtual tour camera app for iOS that lets you create in-depth, live, and pre-recorded virtual tours of your units, amenities, and community as a whole. Interested tenants can take a virtual stroll with you through your property to view different units, check out the community amenities and make a decision on whether or not they want to take the next step to see more or even apply for an apartment. You don’t need to worry about coordinating in-person tours when you use this technology. Realync video tours make it easier for prospective residents to experience your community at their convenience instead of having to rush through an in-person tour on their lunch break or after work.

If you focus on purchasing the most expensive virtual tour camera available that can do 3D or full 8K capture or whatever the latest technology may be at that time, it still won’t offer an experience for prospects that allows them to truly connect with you, your team, and your community. All you need to effectively tour your community and connect with prospects is what’s always in your purse or pocket–your smartphone!

How To Make A Virtual Tour For Real Estate

Virtual tours have become a major part of marketing multifamily communities in recent years, but all virtual tours are not created equal. At the low end of the scale are slideshows and photos masquerading as virtual tours. These “virtual tours” don’t do much to let prospective residents really tour the property on their own terms to see if they’re interested. Higher up on the scale is static 3D virtual tour software that does let tenants see a model unit or certain amenities throughout the property in greater detail. However, those rarely even go deep enough in providing an immersive experience and rarely cover more than just a model or two.

The best virtual tour app or virtual tour creator will offer the tools needed for setting up live tours or DIY pre-recorded tours. Instead of having prospects take an unexciting static tour through your property, the best virtual tour software will empower onsite teams to virtually walk them through it. Multifamily owners and managers invest a lot in their communities and need to equip the teams they have put in charge of those communities to do what they do best, sell the space. The best virtual tour software will empower those teams to interact with prospects while they take a tour and answer any questions they have about it. Live tours not an option? The proper tour software, like Realync, will allow leasing teams to also have prospects take tours with pre-recorded videos if they’re unable to do a live tour.

The best virtual tour software of 2019 should be all about connection and conversion, and Realync does that and more. Realync’s video leasing and engagement solution allows onsite teams to use just a smartphone or tablet to set up a live tour, host live open houses, and create do-it-yourself, pre-recorded videos. Any of these experiences are perfect for prospective residents who live outside the area, but are also perfect for any prospect who wants a personalized experience and wants to see exactly what they want to see at the property. Convenience, personalization, and, most importantly, transparency reign as the most important factors when it comes to creating virtual tours of your community that will convert leads to leases.

Real Tours Are Better

Traditional virtual tours have been the standard in real estate marketing for years, but real tours are gaining speed and becoming the new standard.Real tours offer notable benefits that you won’t get with traditional virtual tours. These tours provide a more authentic and immersive experience for prospects. Why? When prospective residents are looking at communities, they don’t want to worry that what they’re seeing has been carefully edited or photoshopped. They want to see the real thing, and that’s what real tours give them.

Realync gives onsite teams an easy way to set up these tours with our cloud-based video leasing and engagement solution app. With our onsite training, we partner with teams to ensure they are comfortable and able to make quality tours using just an iPhone or iPad. The simplicity of these tours results in significant timesaving and cost-saving benefits, it doesn’t take long to start getting the results you want. These real tours also give prospective tenants the results they’re looking for, leading to an increase in signed leases for existing and upcoming properties.

Realync has shown clear results in helping leasing agents and property managers gain marketing and leasing success. This happens by increasing conversion rates, decreasing sales cycles, and increasing sight-unseen leasing. In fact, case studies show that Realync helped an agent go from getting a cold lead to getting a lease signed in just 22 minutes. Realync has also helped a brand new community pre-lease over 25 percent of their units without a single in-person hardhat tour. These results illustrate the benefits of using a real touring software for showing your community. You can expect to save time and money while ensuring that you end up with satisfied tenants.

3D Real Estate Photography

There’s no shortage of 3D camera and equipment options on the market for real estate photography. Companies, such as Matterport, market these products as must-have items for 3D real estate photography and claim that they offer notable results. If you’ve looked into these products, you’ve probably noticed that they’re not a minor investment. 3D real estate photography prices for cameras and equipment can end up costing you a significant amount of money without helping you improve your closing rates.

Thankfully, you don’t need to invest in 3D cameras or equipment to get the results you want. Realync provides a more cost-effective alternative that actually offers better results and at a greater convenience. Instead of having to sink money into a high-priced camera and other 3D photography equipment, you can download the Realync app on your iPhone or iPad and instantly start touring. While Realync does not produce 3D environments, the simplicity, cost, and ease with which onsite teams have adopted the Realync video leasing solution and the results they’ve been able to produce speak volumes.

We don’t disagree that Matterport is an impressive industry leader in 3D technology, but before investing in a contractor to create 3D virtual tours for just one point in time of your community or sink a heavy investment on a camera of your own, make sure to think through exactly what you’re looking to get out of it. If it’s conversion you’re looking for, we would strongly recommend a reconsideration of your investment plans in a Matterport camera alternative.

360 Virtual Tour Camera Equipment

Using 360 virtual tour camera equipment lets you give prospective tenants views of a unit’s entire interior, but is it truly effective? These types of cameras and equipment can offer high-quality images and smooth experiences that can sit on a website or listing, but it will cost you in terms of time and money. The best 360 camera for real estate virtual tours isn’t going to be cheap, and you’re probably going to need to set aside plenty of time to learn how to use it. While technology continues to improve, these 3D and 360 real estate photography cameras either require a professional to create and host them, or a significant investment of your team’s time and money to be able to create them on your own.

Another key consideration when looking at 3d or 360 virtual tour cameras or software, is what your end goal with those experiences will be. Are you looking for something flashy to sit on your listing or website that will get clicks and ‘eyes on your property’? Or are you looking for something that will show people what they want to see and result in more qualified inbound leads and higher conversion rates with prospective residents? What are your goals and what sort of ROI are you looking for out of your virtual tour investment? It all begins with asking the rights questions to figure out what solution will provide the results that you’re looking for.

When you use Realync’s video leasing solution, you’ll have a key advantage over 360 virtual tour cameras and 3D equipment. Did you know Realync works with just the smartphone or tablet your onsite team is already equipped with. So right off the bat, you’re eliminating the expense of a new camera just to create these tours. Second, the annual price to create an unlimited amount of live or pre-recorded Realync tours is more affordable than most every camera and required software out there for creating 360 and 3D virtual tours. Add those two things together with the proven leasing results and it becomes incredibly easy to prove an ROI worth every penny.

The Next Generation of Touring

Virtual touring is here to stay not just for multifamily marketing, but also for leasing, resident engagement, maintenance, and more! Video and virtual tours are changing to meet the needs of prospective and existing residents in ways that have never been explored before. The next generation of touring revolves around providing prospects with an authentic, personalized experience. No more dealing with status quo static virtual tours and fabricated 360 virtual tour real estate experiences. Instead, prospects want live, they want real. They want to see what they want to see and get to signing a lease quicker.

For property managers and leasing agents, live virtual tours and open houses offer a chance to save money on the cost of marketing and allows you to go unit-specific with your touring. No more needing to send a link to a 3D tour of a model, then having to try to explain the differences with the exact layout and plan the prospect would actually be moving into. Show the real thing, answer their questions, build a relationship, and close deals quicker with live video tours in ways that 3D and 360 tours simply can’t.

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