The Future Is Here: Supercharge Your Listings

The Future Is Here: Supercharge Your Listings
Real Estate - Technology - Real Estate Listings - Matterport - 3-D Tours

My girlfriend and I are planning a potential move. We’ve done some apartment hunting online, but haven’t been engrossed in any one property. Then we found a listing with a virtual tour.

We clicked on it. The page loads. Instantly, we are transported into a virtual dollhouse. We see every angle imaginable, in first person. We imagine living in it, like we had already put the first month’s rent down and moved in hours ago. We were completely engaged with it and felt like the deal was already done.

The Matterport tour sunk its hands into our minds and took our imaginations for a ride. I’m still thinking about it!

How does Matterport work?

Like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, Matterport’s 3d camera scans the space you want to upload to into the Matterport Cloud. From there, Matterport turns the captured images into 3d models that are available for anyone to interact with, using only a web browser. Real estate agents are already raving.

Matterport, just like the Oculus Rift, provides buyers who are either too busy or too far away a real-life perspective of a home. Matterport goes above and beyond anything pictures or video can do, and will become commonplace as more buyers, sellers, and realtors experience it.

Virtual Reality Technology and The Future of Real Estate.

Imagine using your phone to scan a room and turn it into a virtual reality tour. We aren’t too far off from this reality. Google is shifting the focus to mobile, and a partnership between Matterport and Google’s Project Tango aims to put the power of virtual reality at your fingertips. Google runs the scanning software, and Matterport stitches the images together into a cohesive visual experience.

Put yourself in the client’s shoes. You’ve gone through the whole process: searching for homes, going to showings, dealing with multiple parties, talking finances. Then, at the end of it all, you sit down with a tablet and see your new home, in the palm of your hand. Feel the awe. Think about how it feels being transported from your seat into your new house.

Now think about the power that Matterport can bring to your sales process.

Take the next step.

Make your properties larger than life. Who wouldn’t like to see their home in 3D? It’s three dimensions, in virtual reality! How sweet is that?

Still skeptical? Try it out. Looking for more awesome real estate tools? Check over here.

Posted & written by Colin Gillespie on January 22nd 2016
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