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Not only do we use video tours to rent our listed properties, we also use them to keep owners up-to-date on the state of their property.
Last year I came across a rare situation in which we were notified that one of our rental homes had a significant amount of illegal drugs on the premises. Immediately running over to the property to film the entire home, I instantly uploaded it to YouTube. The landlord’s mind was quickly put at ease about the situation because he was able to clearly see the condition of his investment. Immediate action was taken without the added expense of his flying down to see it himself.
There are several advantages to using inspection videos
Before and after Property Comparison
Filming an inspection video before the tenants move in and after they move out gives you a detailed record of any differences. There’s no arguing with video evidence, and most disputes are quickly resolved.
Video Evidence Holds Up in Court
Even in the unlikely situation where a dispute goes to court, a judge can view the videos as evidence and base a decision on it.
The ability to upload an inspection video in minutes provides the owner with an instant view of the investment property. Seeing the video is almost as good as touring it yourself, and decisions can be made immediately. It is peace of mind for owners.
Saves An Owner Money
The owner doesn’t need to make a trip to the property. This is a huge cost savings for owners that are out of state, or even out of the country.
If you aren’t using inspection videos in your property management company yet, now is a great time to start.
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