One of the hottest trends right now are 3D virtual home tours. Since most showings are very limited agents in Laguna Beach are now making sure they every listing they have on the market comes with a virtual tour. We checked all of the recent listings in Laguna Beach that have come on the market in the last week and every single one had a virtual tour. The most popular virtual tour company by far is by Matterport which shows a 3D image of the property as if you were looking above the house and allows the consumer to walk through every single room as if they were at the house. This makes a lot of sense since we have been getting a lot of calls lately of potential buyers asking for the virtual tour links of any given property.
One of the additional perks that these 3D virtual tours accomplish is providing an overall floor plan of the home that often times include dimensions. It also has a feature to allow to find the home as a little dollhouse that you can visually see how each of the rooms connect with each other with an option to chose the entire house or just the first or second floor. One of the things that most impressed me about these tours is the ability to capture what the ocean and views really look like. Often times videos do a good job capturing what the inside of home looks like but the sun sometimes blurs the view of the ocean. Another thing agents are doing is doing short 1 minute video clips on their phone that can easily be texted to their clients. This way the buyer can view over and over again the video on the convenance of their phone or computer. The stay at home order has created some different approaches to real estate which will probably be here to stay for a long time.