Realtors, buyers, sellers, landlords, and prospective tenants are left in a quandary amongst the spread of the novel-coronavirus. Real estate has always been a business of getting out and ntouring properties before deciding on buying/renting. With the current pandemic and social distancing regulations, this practice has basically screeched to a halt.
Buyers and renters are still out there; the key is to adapt to the changing landscape. Luckily, technology has come to the forefront in helping Realtors adapt and Brokers such as Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty are leading the way. There are numerous ways that agents are virtually showing homes. Some of the popular avenues, Facebook Live, Facetime, Skype, and Zoom allow an agent to tour the house while the person on the other end watches and converses with the agent. While these are quick and easy, the differentiator is the Matterport 3D Walk-Through.
The Matterport 3D Walk-Through creates an accurate and immersive digital copy of the property.
People can be sitting on their couch and walk through a property without ever stepping outside.
The 3D walk-through allows people to tour the home as if they were really in the house. You can peek into a bedroom, feel the flow of walking from the kitchen to the den, and look at details such as appliances. If a picture is worth a thousand words then a 3D walk-through is worth a volume of books. If you have not experienced a 3D walk-through, head over to Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s Virtual House Tours and experience it for yourself.
I am currently using the Matterport 3D tour on one of my listings and there have been over 500 walk- throughs in just two weeks. These numbers are unheard of and attest to the fact that people are embracing new technology. With the uncertainty of the current pandemic and no foreseeable end, virtual home tours are here to stay and a necessity in today’s real estate market.
By Daniel Gale
April 03, 2020