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:
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.