Do a private practice
You might have noticed the step above where we pointed out that you need to make your live video public in order for people to see it. Does that mean you can create a private live video?
Why, yes it does! If you’re interested in practicing your run-through before you have actual other people watching you, then this is one way you can test out your system for flaws before you launch your live listing.
Don’t worry about perfectionism
The entire point of a live video is that it’s not polished to within an inch of its life. Your audience is going to expect a little fumble here and there—it’s part of what makes live videos fun to watch, engaging, and interesting.
So don’t buff all of the imperfections out of your performance. A little tongue-slip (or foot-slip) here and there just shows that you’re a human being, and that you know how to recover when things don’t go according to plan!
Use a steadicam
Most people are going to be willing to deal with sound issues here and there, but vertigo is usually a dealbreaker for potential homebuyers. You can (and probably should) use your phone for your live listing, but walking around with it is going to create a jarring, bumpy experience for your viewers.
Steadicam devices are cheap, easy to use, and will eliminate the bumps, giving your viewers a smooth ride from the front door to the backyard.
Think about the lighting
Many professional photographers and videographers have almost as many lights as they do cameras. You probably don’t need to go quite that far, but it is wise to think about how you can maximize the light on your walkthrough.
Open the windows and turn on the lights before you start walking through the house. If you have any lights (or photographer friends with lights) that you can conscript for the cause, then consider hauling them to the listing. It might feel like a waste of time, but your viewers will absolutely be able to see the difference.