A Real Homebuying Experience in the Virtual World
MHVillage, the top marketplace for mobile and manufactured homes, is making all virtual home tours available for free, and has added virtual open houses to its home selling toolkit.
Home sellers nationwide — in communities and street retail settings — have experienced a dynamic shift in face-to-face customer contact. Many have had to alter or temporarily shut down operations.
The consumer/retailer interaction has changed dramatically during what could be prolonged measures to help slow the rate of coronavirus infections.
MHVillage has specialized in the digital home buying experience since 2004.
Today, the company announces a wide expansion of its virtual home tour application, as well as a new tool that allows manufactured housing professionals to hold a virtual open house.
“Virtual home tours on MHVillage have always been available to sellers using premium home listings. We now will open up that option to all home listing categories, free of charge,” MHVillage Co-President and Chief Business Development Office Darren Krolewski said. “Additionally, with the Virtual Open House, we’ve created a new product that marketers and sales professionals can use to show a home, develop the buyer interest, and have the conversations they’ve relied on to be successful in person.”
Each virtual experience helps fill the pipeline by providing MHVillage home sellers a customer lead with the buyer’s name and contact information. The lead form allows home sellers to understand what home or community the customer is interested in as well as the ability to quickly be in touch to further the sales process.
How to Implement Virtual Home Tours, Virtual Open Houses
Sign in to your MHVillage account dashboard, go to your home listings, and click Edit Listing. The field to enter a Virtual Tour is on the Contact page of your listing. Then follow instructions to link your YouTube video, or Matterport, VPix, 3DVista files from your website.
Virtual home tours are available for free to all listing categories at no additional cost
You also can add a virtual tour of your community. Just add the link in the Features section of your community, go to your account, click to view your communities and click Edit Community.
Set Up Your Own Virtual Open House
The MHVillage Virtual Open House works in much the same way as a traditional Open House, by scheduling the dates through your MHVillage account. MHVillage customers can log in, choose a listing, and click to add an Open House. On that page, you will see a checkbox for making it a Virtual Open House. In the description section of the Open House, you can add a link to your Facebook account for a Facebook Live event. Or add a link to your website to set up a virtual appointment or offer other relevant information.
List a home for sale today, and use the new and expanded virtual applications at MHVillage to continue serving your customers and selling homes.