Virtual First-Time Buyer Home Tours launched by Weston Homes in partnership with Reevo 360
Leading housebuilder Weston Homes has launched a series of innovative virtual tours of their show homes, enabling buyers to view available developments from the safety of their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with specialist tech firm Reevo 360, Weston have launched virtual tours, ideal for first-time buyers and downsizers, across three key developments; The Denham Film Studios in Buckinghamshire, Fletton Quays in Peterborough, and Watford Cross in Watford, Greater London, with prices starting from £172,000.
The guided, secure virtual tours can be joined by up to 50 people, which is ideal for Weston’s buyer demographic; for first time buyers or a young couple, parents could join the tour to give their advice; similarly, for downsizers, grown-up children or financial advisors could join to see the property. The tours also allow Weston to continue dialogue with their buyers during social distancing, and answer any questions they may have before reservation. First time buyers are able to use Weston’s own First-Time SecureBuy scheme using a 5% deposit and a reservation fee of just £500 on select homes, with a reservation fee of just £1000 on other properties.
Using innovative technology developed by Reevo 360 over the past 18 months, buyers will be sent an encrypted link to the property they want to tour, connecting to a trained Weston sales agent who can talk through the tour as they would a face-to-face viewing. For each development, dedicated sales agents have been trained in using the software, and buyers can get in touch through the website to book in their personal tour. The virtual tours are also available as links on the Weston website, allowing buyers to revisit the tours in their own leisure time or share them with friends and family who want to learn more.
The virtual tours are a combination of interior and exterior photographs, using RICS floorplans and still photos. Weston highlight that the show apartments chosen display a range of specifications available, including the latest ‘Generation 2’ bathroom design, giving customers a detailed understanding of the homes and layouts available.
Fletton Quays is a stylish development on the banks of the River Nene, part of the wider £120 million regeneration of Peterborough’s South Bank into a new destination for the city. At Fletton Quays in Peterborough, there is a virtual tour a two-bedroom apartment with a private balcony. Since its initial launch, Fletton Quays has proved incredibly popular with first time buyers, with prices for the remaining homes starting from £172,000.