Rental Property Video Tours
Several months ago, we discussed the recent addition of a Leasing Coordinator to our team. One of the Leasing Coordinator’s responsibilities is producing a high-quality video tour of a property once it is vacant. Video tours have quickly become the preferred viewing method of choice for potential renters. The best part of this service is that we are providing this to our clients at “no cost.”
Why video tours?
While still photos provide an idea of the home, they cannot capture the property’s appeal. The best part of a video is that it gives a potential renter a more accurate view of the inside of the property, especially regarding the home’s layout. It allows people to see the depth of rooms, the width of hallways, and other spaces and gives us a chance to narrate and highlight some of the property’s great characteristics. Pictures definitely can’t do all that!
More efficient showings.
With Austin’s continued growth and traffic, traveling across town has become more and more time intensive. As discussed above, providing potential tenants an avenue to get a real feel for the home and its layout saves them (and us) an unnecessary trip to a property. It is not uncommon for tenants to want to see a listing only not to like the floor plan once they get there.
Appeal to more people in the market.
With many people moving to the Austin area, the video tour allows them to lease a “sight unseen” property and be more comfortable with their choice. It is much more desirable for new arrivals to have “buy-in” on a property they have leased than to have them move in and be unhappy for 12 months because the property isn't what they thought it would be. Some property management companies won't lease a property sight unseen. We see an opportunity! Our new video tour service gives our properties more exposure to the leasing market than ever. More exposure means shorter vacancy time, which helps our client's bottom line!
Contact us for more information about our Austin property management services. Rollingwood Management Inc.