What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video

Walk-through videos are becoming increasingly popular. The seller’s agent
simply films a tour of a home, often including commentary, and then makes the
video available to prospects.
When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to get the most out of
watching this type of video, especially if you’re relying on it to help you decide
whether or not to make a viewing appointment.
Consider these suggestions:
• Remember, it’s a video. So take advantage of the ability to pause, go
back and forth, and take screenshots you can review later.
• When you’re watching, look for everyday items that can give you
perspective, such as a lamp, sofa or chair. These items will help you
gain a more accurate sense of room sizes.
• Although that previous tip will help, it’s still difficult to judge room size on
a video. So, don’t be quick to dismiss a listing because you think the
rooms might be too small.
• Pay attention to what is not shown. Did the agent leave the ensuite
bathroom out of the video? That may indicate an issue.
• When viewing the main rooms, such as the living room and kitchen, try
to get a sense of how your furniture will fit.
• Make a list of features and characteristics you want in your next home.
Have that list handy as you watch the video. You can use it as a
• While you’re watching, jot down any questions you have about the
After watching the video, if you like what you see, take the next step. Ask us to take you through the home.