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What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video

Monday, October 25, 2021   /   by Lynn Boyarski

What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video

Walk-through videos are becoming increasingly popular. The seller’s agent simply films a tour of a home, often including commentary, and then makes the video available to prospects.


 


When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to get the most out of watching this type of video, especially if you’re relying on it to help you decide whether or not to make a viewing appointment.


 


Consider these suggestions:


 



    • Remember, it’s a video. So take advantage of the ability to pause, go back and forth, and take screenshots you can review later.

    • When you’re watching, look for everyday items that can give you perspective, such as a lamp, sofa or chair. These items will help you gain a more accurate sense of room sizes.

    • Although that previous tip will help, it’s still difficult to judge room size on a video. So, don’t be quick to dismiss a listing because you think the rooms might be too small.

    • Pay attention to what is not shown. Did the agent leave the ensuite bathroom out of the video? That may indicate an issue.

    • When viewing the main rooms, such as the living room and kitchen, try to get a sense of how your furniture will fit.

    • Make a list of features and characteristics you want in your next home. Have that list handy as you watch the video. You can use it as a checklist.

    • While you’re watching, jot down any questions you have about the property.


 


After watching the video, if you like what you see, take the next step. Schedule a viewing appointment.

The Lynn & Nick Real Estate Team | Keller Williams Elite Realty
Lynn Boyarski
200-5450 152nd St. Unit 200
Surrey, BC V3S 5J9
604-928-9875
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Nick Johnston
5450 152nd St. Unit 200
Surrey, BC V3S 5J9
778-347-6048

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