I admit it, I'm a Tech Nerd
Let me start by openly admitting I am one who enjoys some new technology. When new apps come out on the iPhone, I love to try them out. I get emails from old tech buddies of mine asking me to give new products a try and I am always first to jump on the train to give the new gadgets a go. And don’t even get me started when it comes to new apps and tech stuff for real estate — that is when I really get excited! I know you are all anxious as to what I am about to show you so without any more anticipation let me introduce you to the newest marketing tool we are using at New Era; the newest way to view houses on the market, Matterport.
What is Matterport?
So what exactly is this new marketing tool we are using? Matterport (has a nice ring to it don’t you think?) is a 3D visual touring system that allows you to see every angle of any houses that we list. There are two ways you can view the house. The first is the “dollhouse” view that allows you, with the use of your arrow keys on your computer, to move around and see each room within the house. I recommend putting your computer on full-screen mode to get the most out of your virtual tour. You can view each level of the house as well as turning the house around to see each side of the house. The second view is the “floor plan” which is a birds-eye-view of the home allowing you to see how the house is currently laid out. Like many of the birds-eye-views you see in our brochures, this is just a more realistic layout of the house with whatever current furniture laid out in the place. You have the option to change your view that will put you right in the house as if you were really there walking around on a tour. Feel free to pull up the “highlights” bar located at the bottom of the page that shows you the best features of the home.
Here are a couple of homes I have listed with this neat technology:
- Play around! Click, drag, use arrow keys and see what happens.
- If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, use it to zoom when you are "in" the house. Also click on the blue circles to move around.
- And then click this icon to go back to the dollhouse view mode:
Benefits of Matterport
I predict that in the not-so-far future, every real estate agent will be using some sort of virtual 3D marketing tool system like Matterport. This unique and clever tool allows homebuyers like yourself the ability to go see a house without actually leaving their computer. Many of my clients are busy people with limited spare time during the day, and sometimes they can’t make it to look at homes immediately. Matterport allows them to look at houses I think fit their wants and needs on a timeline that works with their schedules. If they like what they see on the screen, we can move forward scheduling a time to go see the house in person. I am really psyched on this new program, and I can’t wait to be able to provide it to all of my current and future clients! New Era likes to provide tools that will help our clients, and this is just one more great tool we can access to help you sell your beloved house or help you find the house of your dreams.
Thinking about possibly selling your home and want this technology on your side? Come talk to us!