Last week I spoke about 3 ways to embrace technology in real estate investing. Today I want to expand on that thought and give you some ideas to take and utilize that will bring you into the 21st century. Imagine that you have 5 properties that you need to visit and look over. You have a deadline and must get to all of them today. How would that even be possible. The answer is the future of real estate showings. Through the use of virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR for short), this technology gives buyers and sellers a new way to experience properties. As a real estate agent, I take an active interest in any technology that improves the overall customer experience in real estate. Here are some of the companies worth keeping track of as they continue to innovate with technology.
Immerse Yourself with Matterport
Property photos have been a key part of property marketing for decades, but thanks to advances in video and internet technology, there is no need to view properties in only two dimensions.
With new technology from Matterport, real estate listings are livelier.
Matterport is supplying an accurate model of the space exactly how the human eye would see it People who are investing, people who are using [and] people who are buying love the ability to understand the space because it’s natural. It’s exactly the way it is.
Before long, you’ll be able to attach a VR headset to your phone and get an open house experience without having to go to the property in person.
Update Any Room With roOomy And Google Tango
When you walk into an open house, it is tough to visualize how the property would appear with your unique flair. Many people want their homes to look like the staged version, but unless you are willing to pay for all of that furniture, it is more likely you will bring your own trappings with you when you move.
roOomy is a virtual staging technology company that allows you to visualize any room or space the way you would decorate it yourself. Drawing from a catalog of more than 100,000 furniture and household items, roOomy allows you to upload a picture of a room and virtually decorate it to reflect your personal tastes.
Agents, investors and buyers alike can take advantage of these amazing tools. View what the room would look like with your own furnishings on your computer or, with virtual reality and a partnership with Google Tango, step into the room and look around as if you had already made the changes. This is the future of open houses and online property marketing.
These are just two exciting ways that technology is shaping our future. As a real estate agent, I am excited to implement these technologies into my selling process and hope you will join me in doing so.