Virtual Showings/Open Houses

3D tours or virtual open houses are an excellent option to show a property while promoting social distancing and limited in person interactions. Here are a few tools and suggestions that could help you continue showing your listings virtually or having a virtual audience for a broker tour.  (Avoid these 10 video tour mistakes!)





You can create an immoviewer 3D tour using a 3D camera, completed panorama images, or even your current Smartphone! While most of us may not have access to a 3D camera, most of us already have access to a Smartphone capable of creating stunning 3D tours.


As a member of SmartMLS, you already have access to immoviewer. No need to create a new account.


This video will guide you through the steps on how to access immoviewer’s mobile app, how to create a 3D tour, and upload the tour to your listing.



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ShowingTime has put together some resources on how you can accomplish virtual showings with their product.  They also have a resource page on their blog with other solutions you might find useful here.




Youtube is a great way to create a video walk through for potential clients. There are other video hosting providers that enable you to share video such as Vimeo.


In order to upload Youtube video’s you do need a Google account. Here is a great tutorial on how to upload a video to YouTube.




Facebook Live

Facebook Live is another option to host a virtual open house. With the wide adoption of Facebook, many of us and our clients have access to Facebook. You can invite specific people or have it open to everyone to see. With a built in chat feature, you can see viewers questions or feedback. Here are some quick tips on how to get started.


Go to Facebook help center




TruPlace is a great product for buyers looking to be guided through a property visually, TruPlace has Walkthrough Videos that escort viewers to each room. These video products are available at varying lengths from 1-minute to 4-minutes long, regardless of property size.



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