How to upload videos & 360 visuals to your listings

Morgan

Updated on Aug 09 • 2 minute read

Having a video or 360° tour of your property offers the ultimate immersive experience for potential tenants and might help them make up their minds quicker.

Videos give a sense of reality and they are the perfect virtual viewing experience. In fact, having a video in your listing along with a floor plan and an attractive description, means in-person viewings won’t be needed!

How to make a great video

  1. Start your videos as if you were giving an in-person viewing, by entering the front door.

  2. Ideally make your video during the day, taking advantage of natural daylight, or turn the lights on if needed.

  3. You should aim to do your ‘walkthrough’ video within 1 - 2 minutes maxi; preferably take your video in one continuous shot.

  4. Make sure you show all common areas, including bathroom and toilets, like in a real viewing.

  5. Using a smartphone is perfectly fine, as it is inexpensive and the quality is good enough. Just make sure you have enough storage before shooting the video.

  6. There is no need for you to speak whilst filming. The video will be muted when uploaded to your listing.

  7. Remember to make one video for every listing you have.

However, if you’re not sure whether you can take videos that do justice to your place, you can avail yourself of our partnership with BOOM Image Studio.

A team of multimedia professionals will take glamorous photos, videos and floor plans of your accommodation so that you won’t have to worry about it! Click here and book your photoshoot!

How to upload your videos

First off, to add a video to your listing you need to have a YouTube account. After having uploaded the video on YouTube, make sure that it is public. Afterwards, you can copy and paste the link of the video into the Listing Details page.

You can either add your video to a new listing or edit an existing one. If you don't have a YouTube account, no problem! Simply send the video by email to support@housinganywhere.com, or to your HousingAnywhere Account Manager, and we will upload it to YouTube for you and add it to your listing.

If you have several listings, then please provide the links that correspond to the listing on HousingAnywhere. Remember: it's only possible to upload one video per listing.

Here's how the video will look on your HousingAnywhere listing.

360° Tours

Adding a 360° photo to your multimedia listing gallery allows potential tenants to virtually tour your property. Here’s how you can create and upload one

As part of the online viewing experience, you can offer potential tenants an online tour of your property by uploading a 360° photo. They are simple to create, easy to upload and showcase your property in an interactive way. They also help manage expectations, in turn reducing the likelihood of cancellations.

You can upload 360° tours as you would photos. All you need is a camera 360-degree photo function. Here are some devices with these functions:

  • 360-degree photo with a 360 camera: Samsung Gear 360, RICOH THETA S, 360Fly, Giroptic 360 Cam, ALLie Camera or Panono.
  • Additionally, you can also capture a 360-degree photo/photo sphere on your phone using an app like Street View or Google Camera.

Once you have taken your 360° photo, it’s a one-time upload to your multimedia listing gallery. You must upload it in JPG or PNG image format (max 7 mb). When you upload a 360° photo to your listing, you will have to mark it in your multimedia listing gallery as a 360° tour.

P.S. If you don’t have a suitable device, contact our trusted partner BOOM studios for a professional 360° tour.

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