What is a Video Tour?

Video tours on TurboTenant are a useful tool to help prospective tenants envision your property as their new home. A video tour is a recorded walk-through of your property highlighting the unique features and amenities that make your place special. Adding a video tour to your listing reduces the chance you'll waste time on showings, applications, and messages from renters that aren’t a good fit.

Recording your Video Tour

Your first step will be to record your video tour. Using a good quality mobile phone to record the video tour should suffice. We’d also suggest you take a couple of extra minutes to script out your tour so it looks cohesive.

Once you’ve recorded your video tour, you need to upload it to YouTube or Vimeo. See the links below for instructions on how to upload videos to YouTube or Vimeo:

Uploading a video through YouTube

Uploading a video through Vimeo

How do I add a video tour to my property listing page?

It’s easy to attach a YouTube or Vimeo video of your property to your listing page in TurboTenant. As soon as a video is saved to your property, renters will be able to view it on your TurboTenant listing page. You can add, change, or remove your video at any time.

Adding your Video Tour to TurboTenant

Step 1 - Log in to your TurboTenant account and go to the Properties page

Step 2 - Select the property you want to add a video tour for

Step 3 - Select the Edit Property option from the Actions dropdown

Note: If you haven't added a listing yet for the property, you will have to do that first. You'll be able to add your virtual tour during the listing creation process.

Step 4 - On the edit page, scroll down to the Photos & Video Tour section and select the option to edit

Step 5 - Add the Youtube or Vimeo URL and save the listing

When you have added the video, click the Save button at the top of the section. Always be sure to save the listing whenever you make any changes.

Step 6 - Preview your listing

Making your Video Tour Standout

Here are a few simple guidelines for ensuring your video pops!

  • Make sure to show the features that make your listing unique (beautiful views, big walk-in closet, extra storage, etc).

  • You’ll want renters to picture themselves living on your property. The best way to do this is to film the property with the natural flow and layout of the listing.

  • Think about the quality and timing of your video; a grainy video or one that is too short or too long will not make a positive impression on renters.

  • You can find more helpful tips on our blog here.

If you have questions about video guidelines, you can find more information in our Video Guideline Article. If you need further assistance, please email our support team at support@turbotenant.com.

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