New 360 degree virtual tours are a success for Petty Real in lockdown

When leading estate agent Petty Real first introduced their virtual 360-degree tours of property for sale or rent, they didn’t realise how important this high-tech facility would become during lockdown.

Petty Real have set themselves the mission of taking the property sector into the 21st century. By using the latest technology and good common sense, they are managing to reduce the stress associated with moving house.

When Petty Real introduced the v360 tours on their website, the aim was to give people a feel of the property before scheduling a guided viewing.

Now, with the coronavirus lockdown, this facility has taken on a new significance. It's now the only way that people can view a property while maintaining social distancing measures.


It has allowed Petty Real to continue offering a service to the public meaning that people don’t have to put their plans on hold. Those hoping to move can still get a good idea of what’s on the market and take a look around the inside of any property. Petty Real can create v360 tours of newly listed properties if they are not occupied.

They have had several success stories already. Ian Bythell, a company director at Petty Real, explained: “We were approached by a member of the public who was interested in renting a property. After viewing the house using the v360 tour, we spoke to her and answered all her questions. We completed the paperwork, exchanged the contracts and now we have a happy customer moving in.”

The coronavirus lockdown is causing organisations to change the way they do business. The needs of the public have changed, and those organisations that are able to adapt their business model are the ones that will be most successful. Petty Real is one such organisation.

For more information about Petty Real, or to check out the v360 tours for yourself, visit the Petty Real website