A Home Buyer's Guide to 5 Benefits of Virtual Tours

The prospect of buying a new home is endlessly exciting. It's the start of new dreams, new chapters, and fresh starts. And virtual tours are the entry point to all these new beginnings.  

Without leaving the comfort of your own home, you can quickly ascertain whether or not the home  that's on your radar is worth your while. While some Realtors can help their clients get a better taste for a home with a virtual tour, we have something more specific in mind. 

If you're interested in buying a brand new designer home, a virtual tour is not only enjoyable, but enlightening. It opens the door to a variety of floorplans and allows you to quickly discover which new home is going to fit like a glove. 

Together, let's explore the virtual world of home tours and uncover their many benefits.  

What Are Virtual Tours?

A virtual tour of a home is a wonderful way to simulate a location with sequential videos or images. Sometimes, other elements like music or sound effects are incorporated. 

Virtual tours serve many benefits. Before you arrive on location (be it a house, a travel destination, or some other locale), it can paint a realistic picture. 

As for the real estate industry, a home builder will post their virtual tours directly to their website to provide prospective buyers with the full lay of the land.

Anyone who's interested can get a taste for a house with a virtual tour, and far more than professional photos. 

For example, we've posted each home series to our site, with multiple floorplans listed under each series. Anyone who's interested can click on the series, pick a floorplan, and virtually walk through the house.

It's the next best thing to being there in person. Also, a virtual tour can help you decide if you'd like to make the trip to visit the home in person.

Benefits of Virtual Tours

We'd like to dive a little deeper into the many ways virtual tours make homebuying just a little bit smoother. 

1. You Don't Have to Leave Your Home

Without question, one of the best benefits of virtual tours is the fact that you don't have to leave your home to find out more about a house you're interested in.

Sure, a picture is worth a thousand words. But, a home virtual tour is worth a million. You can "walk" through each and every room and get a fantastic feel for the layout the moment you get started.

2. Walk Through Multiple Floorplans

With real estate virtual tours, you can meander through certain areas, and stay a while in others while you imagine how you might set up and decorate the space for yourself.

When a builder lists multiple floorplans, it allows you to walk through each one and pick the plan that will work best for your family.

This unique opportunity provides a chance to decide if your existing furniture will fit and how you'd like to set it up. You can even do things like imagine that dream armoire you've always wanted in the space. 

3. Prepare Before Meeting the Builder

With Gray Point Homes, for example, when you visit the model, you can spend as much time as you'd like with an Onsite Sales Counselor. Of course, they'll be more than happy to walk you  through model homes, but they'll also be on board to answer any and all of your questions. 

The best way to maximize this experience is to come armed with questions. Virtual tours provide ample opportunity to jot down your questions and garner all the information required to make an educated decision.

4. Tour the Right Floorplan

Of course, you should never be limited to visiting one floorplan in person. You might be interested in viewing more than one floorplan, or trying more than one on "for size."

If you'd like to view multiple floor plans in person, you can do the research online, find out where those floorplans are located, and visit the appropriate model.

5. Get a Second Opinion

Are you a fan of second opinions? Perhaps, before you make the largest financial investment of your life, you might like to have other family members or friends offer their input.

When it comes to virtual tours, you can invite loved ones in on the experience. With a quick link, you can share any floorplan and lean on others to help you make the right decision.

The Many Benefits of Virtual Tours

And there you have it! Virtual tours offer a plethora of benefits. They provide a full picture of the home that's piqued your interest and allow you to decide if it's something you'd like to see in person. 

Here at Gray Point Homes, we build new homes in the great state of Texas. And, of course, we've laid out all your options with multiple virtual tours to enjoy. Your journey to a new, never-lived-in-before home starts with us. 

We provide virtual tours of our model homes so that you don't need to leave the comfort of your home to view multiple floor plans. Come on over and "walk" through the home as if you were right here with us. Ready to start your new home journey? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!

Let's Help You Find the Perfect Home!


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