Most have seen a virtual tour of a home for sale on the Internet with panoramic (360 degree) views, allowing property seekers the ability to look at a room as if they were actually standing in the middle of it.
However, did you know that it is really quite easy to create a panoramic / 360-degree / virtual tour? It’s true! All you need is a digital camera and a computer with a high-speed internet connection. Plus, if you are a UniqueHomeSite.com user, you can easily post your virtual tours on the web.
Whether you are a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) or a real estate agent, you have the tools to create a virtual tour yourself, or for others ;-).
Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1 – Stand in the middle of the room and take individual pictures, overlapping each one by about 20% until you have rotated a complete 360 degrees.
Tip: Make sure the room is brightly lit.
Step 3 – Launch AutoStitch and select File / Open. Select all photos from Step 1 and click Open.
Tip: Select Edit/Options and adjust the Width of the Output Size to 3000 and the Scale to 50%.
Step 4 – Crop the resulting photo using your preferred photo editing software so that the left-hand side of the photo starts where the right-hand side ends.
Step 5 – Upload the panoramic photo to your UniqueHomeSite Property Editor.
Click here to see a 360 degree panoramic scene that I created within one hour. It takes some practice, but costs nothing to try. Good luck!