Today’s real estate market is rapidly evolving, and by that we don’t just mean smart homes and uptown living. Technology has infiltrated the real estate business, bringing added convenience and new experiences to the process of buying and selling homes. Here at Realty One, we know how important it is to stay on the cutting edge of technology, to not only have a successful business but to offer the best home-buying experience to all of our clients. That’s why we’ve partnered with MatterPort Tours to bring the virtual reality experience to real estate in Winston-Salem.
With Matterport Tours, Realty One is able to offer immersive, 3D experiences of our properties so that the potential buyer can not only get a glimpse inside the home, but actually feel like they’re walking around inside each room. Matterport offers three different views to give each viewer a full, immersive experience. The tour starts out with the floorplan view, which gives a birds-eye view of the property and all it entails. Then check out the dollhouse view, which is a way to see the whole property at once. It’s literally like looking into a house that’s had the roof lifted off. Once you have a feel for the property, it’s time to use the inside view for a walk-through of each room. The 360-degree virtual experience is just like being there.
Convenience for Buyers
Virtual reality makes it easy to view properties and make decisions any time of day or night. Rather than having to set up a showing and work around schedules, potential buyers can log-on and view a property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Did you know that 41% of Millennial buyers make an offer on a property sight-unseen? Virtual tours are a great tool for anyone who needs to purchase a property but can’t visit in person, such as investors or people relocating for a job. Virtual tours also fit in with the high-tech, fast-paced world of today’s Millennial home buyer, who isn’t confined to the traditional ways of their parents and grandparents.
Advantage for Sellers
It’s not just buyers who benefit from the convenience and connections found through virtual reality tours. Sellers get a boost from this feature as well. Properties listed with virtual walk-throughs can get as many as four times the number of inquiries as conventional listings, thanks to the ability to truly see a property. That immersion in the property helps entice a potential buyer, improves their connection with the property and encourages them to take the next step towards ownership.
Matterport Tours also found that homes listed with a virtual reality tour sell five times quicker on average than conventional listings. From helping connect the property with a potential buyer to 24/7 convenience for viewing, the entire process is speeded up.
Check out some of the great properties currently listed with Realty One to see for yourself just how fun a virtual tour can be.