The latest trend in social media is a live-streaming video app called Periscope. Did you ever watch The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey? Remember how his live was a live video feed for everyone to see? Well, that’s what Periscope is. The only difference is people that use Periscope know it, unlike Carrey’s character.
This new app is making waves that are both positive and controversial. You may remember some folks live-streaming the “Fight of the Century” last month between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Yeah, they ended up in some serious hot water.
Even this week, the U.S. Open has issued warnings saying that anyone caught using Periscope at the tournament will be banned.
So, what does Periscope have to do with selling your home? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Say, you have four prospective buyers interested in the same home and you have another showing across town in two hours. Sure, you could run back and forth between properties and spend your day running your car into the ground OR what if you could show that first property to the four prospects at the same time?
There’s nothing that replaces meeting your clients face to face and there’s nothing that replaces seeing your potential home in person, but what if you could just “check it out” first before you decided to do a walk through?
The beauty of Periscope is you can show your buyers the house LIVE while you talk about the features. Prospective buyers are accustomed to looking at recorded video of homes online, so this would be something more of a personalized video tour.
Another advantage of Periscope is it’s another outlet for you to gain exposure to your listing. Perhaps the real buyer isn’t even on your radar, with Periscope someone might be attracted to your feed and discover a home they didn’t even know they were looking for.
The bottom line is Periscope is a great way to showcase your home in a 21st century way.
If you need help selling your house, let us help you develop a personalized marketing plan that will attract buyers and get you top dollar for it.