Yesterday, I was excited to share with you our new apartment Marais Nest, fully renovated and designed by our in house team.
Unfortunately the owners were unable to be in Paris for the big reveal so we created a video tour which generated a lot of enthusiasm and it got me thinking:
Would a video tour be beneficial for our renters? Would a short 1 minute video, done in a similar fashion, be appreciated asset for each apartment? OR are the photos we provide sufficient?
See the video here:
I’d like to hear your opinion.
Tell me what you think in the ‘comments’ box below.
UPDATE, after having read your comments:
Well… from the DELUGE of your enthusiastic and encouraging comments , I conclude that you guys rather like the video idea! 🙂
We will therefore get to work on having more videos done. Maybe a “stage 2” test of 10 videos to start with.
- Photos will be kept of course (the way I see it, photos are a way of quickly screening rentals, and then video helps in making your final choice from your shortlist)
- Final videos will be much shorter than this prototype video (think 1 min instead of 3 mins), which was not aimed at rental clients but was made to reveal the newly decorated apartment to its new owner.
- Final videos will be professionally filmed and edited (I filmed this prototype video myself ; that’s my arm you see opening the cupboards.)
- Videos will not slow down the website, as they are externally hosted (YouTube or Vimeo)
I will consider having “neighborhood” videos done too, to help you choose between locations. This is feasible for A La Carte Paris because all our apartments are in the most central locations, which limits the amount of location coverage to shoot.
This is a VERY exciting project and, from reading your many enthusiastic comments, represents a big step forward for short-term rentals. It takes the guessing out of the equation and guarantees that you have no surprises when you open the door.
I look forward to giving you an update on this video project.