Virtual viewings with Countryside continues the home ownership dream

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For buyers starting out on their journey to find their dream home, there is now an exciting array of options to help search, view and find the perfect property without having to leave the comfort of your sofa.

Without doubt, 2020 has changed the way we view new homes in this digital era, and research shows more than half of homebuyers say they would be happy to purchase a property from just experiencing an online viewing. Keen to continue to provide customers with the best viewing experience, award-winning home builder Countryside has embraced a variety of ways buyers can now view a selection of their stunning homes across Essex. From virtual tours and impressive interactive walk-throughs, to FaceTime appointments and YouTube videos – buyers can choose the best viewing option at a time that suits them.

For buyers starting out on their journey to find their dream home, there is now an exciting array of options to help search, view and find the perfect property without
having to leave the comfort of your sofa.

The way new homes are viewed has taken a new direction, considerably changing the nature of the home buying process; eager to stay connected to their customers, Countryside now offers many different ways their prospective buyers can enjoy visiting one of their stunning homes without physically being there. Virtual tours provide a sleek immersive 3D experience that allow customers to walk through each room as if they were there in-person. For those who want to take this experience a step further, they can book in a personal FaceTime video call with one of the sales consultants who will take them on a one-to-one live viewing, where they are encouraged to ask any questions and enjoy a more detailed view of their chosen home.

A selection of videos are also available on YouTube, which offer an easy way to take a look at the whole development as well as the show homes. By the time buyers actually set foot over the threshold to their chosen property, they already have all the information they need to make an informed decision.

Carol Stammers, Sales Consultant for Countryside’s The Paddocks development comments: “The process of buying a property has been somewhat turned on its head – where an in-person viewing would have normally been the first stage of finding a new home, it is now quite often one of the last things that buyers do. Our buyers have found the initial virtual tours offer a great way of viewing our properties in a safe and practical way at a difficult time. Should they want to take the next step and book a face to face viewing, we are finding that this gives buyers the time to prepare all the relevant questions they want answered – at a normal viewing we often find buyers leave having forgotten to ask certain things. Overall, the whole process is much more streamlined, and once buyers get to the point of visiting our marketing suite, they are generally in a position to reserve and move forward with the purchase of their dream home.”

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