Virtual Tours and Staging Before Selling Your Home



Good photographs and Virtual Tours are key to selling your Winnipeg house or condo


One of the advantages that people have when selling a house today is that they can use the Internet to help promote their house and to reach a wider audience.  With the use of the Internet, home buyers can pre-screen the home that is being sold by looking at pictures and virtual tours.  Pictures can make a big difference in how many people are interested in your home when you are selling online.  I can't tell you how many have told me that they sat on the couch with their children a visualized this being their next home.  It helps make the move easier for children that don’t want to leave their familiar surroundings.

It is important that you have the best pictures possible when you are using the Internet to attract and gain interest in your home.  Usually,  the real estate agent is the one to take the pictures or they may offer a professional photographer as part of their marketing to their clients.

Set the Stage First

Before you begin taking pictures or the Virtual Tour, you need to make sure that you stage your home to give your pictures the ultimate attraction level.  Here are some tips for staging your home before you take pictures:

  • Make sure the outside is clean and tidy.
  • Do outdoor repairs and major indoor repairs first.
  • Get rid of any clutter.  Make sure everything is put away.
  • Keep counter tops cleared.  The more space the buyer sees on the counters the more appealing it will be.
  • Accessorize.  Set out towels in the bathroom or put place settings at the kitchen table.
  • Remove evidence of pets.


When you are using the Internet to sell your home, your marketing is everything.  Many people don’t even bother with homes that don’t have pictures.  Pictures are usually the first thing that potential buyers look at so if your pictures are not good, they likely won’t even look at the written text.  Work with an agent that will  quality pictures and Virtual Tours with detailed feature sheets, so you have made the best first impression and have more people come and view the house.

My marketing and listing packages include professional photography and virtual tours so I make sure my clients home is seen first and stands out from all other listings.


If you are wanting to sell your home with an agent that works hard for her clients to get you the most money for your home and  with little inconvenience to you, please call me.

I would be happy to help!




Alison O’Toole

Alison O’Toole

CENTURY 21 Bachman & Associates
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