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Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they’d have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home without seeing it in person beforehand. Both options would cause extra unwanted stress on top of moving to an unfamiliar place. Luckily, with the rise of technology, virtual tours are here to save the day!

When it comes to creating a virtual tour, don’t panic. Your real estate agent will be there to guide you through the entire process. An agent may help to schedule a videographer to come to your house, or may have their own software to create a virtual tour  that can be added to the listing.

There are a few ways to prepare your home before filming a virtual tour. Start by turning on all the lights in your home and opening the blinds or window coverings. You’ll need optimal lighting to get the best footage, so your realtor will most likely schedule filming in the morning or late afternoon. Take time to clean your house before the virtual tour and remove all clutter and any furniture you don’t want to be seen. Your realtor will help you with a simple staging of your home beforehand so it looks presentable in the video. The great thing about staging for a virtual tour is you’ll only have to keep it that way for a couple of hours before you can put everything back where it belongs.

Once the virtual tour of your house has been edited, it’ll be ready to show potential buyers. Your real estate agent will add it to your listing. Anyone interested in taking a virtual tour can easily watch it online to get a good idea of what to expect in person.

When you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, a virtual tour can be a great way to get more people to see it and secure a buyer in less time than a traditional open house. Not only does it give potential buyers a first glimpse, but it also ensures that only people who are seriously considering purchasing your home request a tour or show up to the open house.

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Barefoot Resort

Barefoot Resort & Golf entrance sign

 

In every city or county, there are always one or two neighborhoods that are the showpiece for the area. Everyone would love to live there, and often show it off to their friends and family when they visit.

North Myrtle Beach’s prize community is Barefoot Resort, and even though a home there can be quite affordable, its residents often mention the name with pride.

Four famous architects, Greg Norman, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Davis Love III got together in 1998 and designed four championship golf courses, making use of unincorporated land on the outskirts of North Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway which ran through the acreage. A few years earlier, Barefoot Landing – one of the most unique and enticing outdoor shopping complexes around – was built next to the proposed site, which added even more desirability to the project.