Virtual Tours Provide A Less Expensive and Hassle-Free View Of Available Homes

Posted on: 25 June 2014

Searching for your new home used to be such a hassle. You would get in the car, drive to the homes whose listings you found interesting, talk with a real estate agent, tour the homes, and drive back again. Viewing just three homes usually uses up an entire Saturday. Now, most real estate agencies engage house hunters with virtual tours. You can look at dozens of houses and their interiors all from the comfort of your couch, bed, or favorite armchair. Several additional benefits of virtual tours make hunting for a new home more fun and cost efficient too.

Using Virtual Tours to Your Benefit

The very best thing about virtual tours of homes these days is that they are not just pictures or a slideshow. You get a full, real-time viewing of every room in each house. More often than not, the tours show both the cream of the crop of the new homes, such as with Imagine Built Homes, that real estate agents want to sell to you as well as some less expensive homes. There are several other great benefits to taking virtual tours:

  • By virtually viewing homes when it is most convenient for you, you save money by not having to take time off from work.
  • You can view houses on any number of mobile devices because many real estate agencies now offer apps you can download and use free.
  • You can make a real-time bid on a house via the links connected to a virtual tour. Although most people prefer to still see the house in person after a virtual tour, this is one way to beat out competing offers on the same house.
  • There are no sales pushes, no gas, or money consumed with virtual house hunting because you do not have to hire a real estate agent and follow him or her all over the place.
  • You can save even more time by using viewing filters. The filters remove all the houses you definitely do not want based on price, number of bedrooms, total square footage, extra amenities, etc.

Where You Can Find the Virtual Tours of New Homes

Real estate agencies who have all of their listings online will post each listing's information and any links to the virtual tours that are available. Some agencies will even have a separate listing for houses with virtual tours. You can feel free to contact a sales agent once you have found a home whose virtual tour appeals to you.