By Larry Hotz, All Denver Real Estate
We have dramatically improved your ability to search for virtual tours inside luxury homes for sale. All luxury real estate is now included from Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Castle Pines Village and all of our most desirable neighborhoods in Denver and the suburbs.
If you haven’t used our “Search for Kentwood Virtual Homes” tool lately, you’re going to find some vast improvements from the old system. Our provider for this service is The Kentwood Company. It has totally re-vamped the feed we use so the quality of your ability to search has been dramatically improved. Your search for luxury homes is much easier to use and the results are displayed in a very user-friendly manner. Best of all, the search results are automatically filtered to include only those listings with virtual tours.
The first step is to go to our Kentwood Virtual Homes page. The search is extremely simple. Under Special Presentations you will find a short menu Called Narrow Your Results that includes City, Price, Bedrooms and Baths. By clicking the plus sign next to each criterion you can modify your search.
The results are displayed in thumbnail boxes. Yet several choices as to how you want to view the listings but to see the virtual tours simply click “Begin Home Tour”. That’s all there is to it. The beauty of these tours is that the Kentwood Marketing Department has professionally produced them. The photography is gorgeous, is presented in high definition and all photos were taken by professional photographers who specialize in architectural photography. These really are the best virtual tours on the web.
“We are committed to providing our agents and sellers absolutely the best virtual tours on the web” Peter Niederman, Chief Executive Officer of the Kentwood Company recently told me over coffee. “No one else in our marketplace provides this kind of quality presentation for luxury and executive homes. The former partners of The Kentwood Company were the first in this marketplace to innovate with color, glossy brochures and Web presentations produced in-house. We’re very proud of our in-house Marketing Department.”
After the professional photographers submit their images, each listing agent has an opportunity to collaborate with a member of the marketing department in the production of a truly professional brochure and the presentation of the virtual tour online. In fact, each listing receives its own unique URL address on the web. This address is then syndicated to many other websites on the Internet including Trulia, Yahoo, Google and other property websites.
Color brochures are also produced from the same photographs and copy. These are printed in house on heavy, glossy stock. These brochures replaced inside the home so that potential buyers can take the brochure after they view the property. This quality piece continues to make a lasting impression even after the showing is over. Relocation buyers, in particular, have commented that these brochures have helped them in deciding which homes to re-tour. Often these relocation buyers have to make a decision on a timetable and make decisions about which homes to see again in their hotel room.
I am very pleased to be able to offer this kind of unique marketing to my clients. Sellers truly received a unique marketing package. Buyers appreciate the ability to be able to view luxury home listings from the privacy of their own home or from wherever in the world they may be. Several years ago I sold a listing to a family from the virtual tour. The husband had seen the home in person. But the wife was in Amsterdam and not available to tour the home. However, when she saw the virtual tour she said: “Honey, get me that home”.
There is no doubt that these virtual tours work well for both buyers and sellers!