- Retirees planning their next accommodation needs to embrace virtual tours
- Virtual tours can provide convenience for outgoing and incoming residents
- Navigate restrictions on visitors, pre-qualify buyers and future proof vaccination requirements
Lockdown measures over the past year have had a significant impact on our lifestyle.
For retirees who are planning their future accommodation needs, the ability to view a retirement village virtually is proving to be a welcome convenience.
Retirement village operators have been turning to technology to promote their independent living units during times of uncertainty and restrictions to show they are still open for business.
An absolute must, given restrictions
Covid frustration has been exacerbated when retirees have made the decision to prepare their future move into a retirement village, only to be put on hold until restrictions have been lifted.
One major company in the sector has realized how beneficial virtual tours have been for reaching their future resident base.
Anthony Hayes, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at St. Ives Retirement Living knows all too well the importance service is to outgoing residents, and new ones alike.
Virtual tour technology has provided a huge boost for St. Ives.
“We use virtual tours on nearly all of our advertised listings”
“Our new clients love the convenience of being able to view a virtual tour of our listings from the comfort of their home.
Anthony Hayes, St Ives
“Our new clients love the convenience of being able to view a virtual tour of our listings from the comfort of their new home,” he said.
They can also share that virtual tour with loved ones who may not be based in Perth, providing them with a better understanding of room sizes and layout before a physical inspection.
It’s been an absolute must, particularly with restrictions in place.
Like the real estate industry, retirement village operators are recognizing the trend with consumers who are becoming more selective of their options. Moving house can be stressful so it’s vital for St Ives to make the process as smooth as possible.