Virtual Property Tours: Leveling the Field for Overseas and Local Property Seekers
In many respects, buying a property has leveled up in the last years, especially in the use of technology. Before, you’ll only be able to learn about a new build when you hear from a friend or when you get a flyer while strolling at the mall. But today, you can simply type “house and lot Cavite” on Lamudi, and voila, you have plenty of options. Before, you typically meet brokers in their tents near the development, but now, you can consult them over a teleconferencing platform.
Perhaps the most groundbreaking improvement in property buying is being able to go to an open house without being in the unit physically. For sure, you’ve heard about this tech: virtual tours. One property developer that has mastered the science and art of online property viewings is PRO-FRIENDS. Their 70-hectare residential community called Micara Estates can be visited via virtual tour. Whether you’re here in the country or abroad, you can access it.
Aside from the borderless access, you can enjoy these perks when you go on a virtual tour of the community:
You Don’t Have to Worry about Safety Risks
In the context of the current pandemic, going online for your property visit is safer than going out into the actual development. You don’t need to interact with people and expose yourself to potential illnesses. This is especially beneficial if you (or someone in your family) are vulnerable to COVID-19 due to old age or an underlying medical condition.
With the virtual tour of Micara Estates, you’re safe not only physically, but also digitally. The actual showing is hosted on the developer’s official website, which means all that you’ll see there are legitimate. Every property-related information on the house models Portia and Felicia is accurate, from the floor plan and lot size to the number of bedrooms down to the vicinity map. This gives you the peace of mind that you’re doing business with the actual developer.
You Can Experience Utter Convenience
Virtual tours are hassle-free. It’s as convenient as opening your laptop, going to the website, and taking the tour. There’s no need to get yourself ready, hop on a car, and go through quarantine borders. You don’t even have to wear a mask or face shield and sign all those health declaration forms. For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), traveling far and enduring long-haul flights won’t be in the equation. From the comfort of your couch, you can view the house.
The actual navigation in the Micara Estates tour is likewise easy. You can simply click on the arrows going to different rooms in the house. Then, just drag the cursor to see the entire space. On the left-hand side, there’s also a quick access option, where you can jump directly to rooms you want to see. In the virtual tour of the house models Portia and Felicia, all features, from the facade to the living room down to toilet and bath and service area, are easily accessible.
You Can Go Anytime, from Anywhere
Part of the convenience of virtual tours is that you can visit the property anytime. You don’t have to take time off work to align your schedule with the broker’s availability. Even in the middle of the night, you can visit the online platform. Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) don’t need to mind the time difference either because the virtual tours are available 24/7 on the web.
Related to the time aspect, you can take as much time as you need to explore the house. As you know, in physical open houses, your time of visit is limited to give way to other buyers and to pay respect to your broker’s schedule. But in a virtual viewing such as in Micara Estates, you can inspect every nook and corner, while imagining what it’s like to live in it. Both house models Portia and Felicia have dressed-up versions in the online tour.
You Can Easily Involve the Kids
In physical property viewings, there’s a lot of work to do when you have kids over. You have to keep a close eye on them to make sure they’re not staining the couches or breaking vases and glasses. In a virtual tour, you don’t have to think about these things. But all the same, you can involve them in the house hunting journey. This is a good way to ease them into the idea of moving soon.
In the Micara Estates virtual tour, you can show your children features they would enjoy once you move into your new home and village. They can have their own room. Plus, they can meet other kids at the playground or, thanks to the Fiber-ready community, they can talk to their friends virtually.
This article originally appeared on LAMUDI