4 Functions of virtual reality software for real estate
An effective feature is not just one that adds functionalities to a service - an effective feature is one that solves the current management problems that a specific sector may face. And what are these problems with regards to the real estate sector? Extensive portfolios of properties to address, uncontrollable times for visits and inquiries, files that have to be constantly improved and advertised so that they find an outlet on the market - the list goes on. So, how can a single tool solve these common problems in every real estate agency?
1. High quality realism
A virtual tour is much more than an array of images and videos. Images do not allow us to locate each room spatially, or decide which corner to focus our attention on (which is a similar disadvantage that video tours have). A virtual tour can decide where to focus the screen from the chosen route, ensuring any small detail is not overlooked. Also, thanks to the calibre of our chosen cameras, the quality of the tour is unmatched.
2. More tangible sensations
Virtual reality is intended to be an exact reflection of the sensations simulated by an in-person visit. For example, neither photos nor videos are capable of capturing how far the sunlight can stretch from the window of a living room, nor the depth of the views that can be seen by looking out from the balcony of the house. Virtual reality, thanks to 360º views, does capture these sensations allowing you to get a much better understanding of the property before scheduling an in-person visit.
3. Visits to the property from anywhere, at any time
You may be thinking, why don’t we just visit the property directly? The issue is that, at times, both the agency and the interested party cannot always attend the physical viewing; especially with an agenda full of appointments at various different properties. Well, this is the issue that virtual reality software aims to solve.
Through this software, we can make visits from any screen, within the same agency if desired, through your mobile device - whether you are on the train on the way to work or in the living room looking for a second opinion from your family. Wherever you'd like to conduct the virtual tour from, our software can accommodate to your needs.
4. An effective filter
How many times have you not heard back from a specific client after they had paid multiple visits to your agency and ultimately not been satisfied?
Sometimes it is unclear whether a visit is appropriate or not. By appropriate we mean suitable for the client and meets their expectations. If this isn't the case, it causes frustration for both interested parties - the clients hoping to find a suitable home and the agent who has wasted time on what they believed to be a successful transaction and has to repeat the process with other potential buyers without knowing the result.
Thanks to virtual tours, you can see specific, crucial details that are sometimes not reflected or reported. For example, a property might have bright and spacious rooms, but if they are connected by a dingy corridor, this may deter the excited visitors and make them 'back-track' their decision to buy the house. This therefore allows the clients to vet out the properties before deciding on an in person visit and effectively filters out non-suitable clients.
In short, we should never be afraid to disclose every detail of the house. It is much better for a potential rejection to occur before any visitations are arranged, instead of wasting time for the agent and allow for more opportunity for interested clients. In this regard, virtual reality software showcases all the ins and outs of a property, leaving the client fully informed to make their own accurate judgement.
Video call features
We have already covered the advantages and components of virtual reality software. Now, how can you expand the functionalities of a tool that already offers everything a real estate agency needs to advertise their homes? Having integrated video-calls. Essentially, it works by incorporating video calls into the tours themselves, which allow the agent to view the virtual tour at the same time as the client.
Let's highlight some of the advantages of this feature:
Agent-led tours.This is a significant improvement our software can offer to the most innovative real estate agencies. If we want to know specific details such as the state of the flooring, one only has to ask upon inspecting it in the living room. This will convey the true feeling of an in person visit whilst saving time and travel for the client and the agent. What's more, our videoconferencing technology can accommodate multiple users at time. Therefore, it can be used not only for one-party visits but also larger events such as Open Houses!
Google Maps. An important aspect of making a visit is not just seeing the property itself, but the local area surrounding it. This is something that may have been overlooked, but not with our technology. Thanks to the integration with Google Maps and Street-view, you able to view the surrounding neighbourhood within the video call, giving you a much better feel and context for the property.
To learn more about our video-calls and their features, be sure to check out our blog post here
As you can see, there are endless advantages to the use of virtual reality software, not to mention additional features that can be added to accelerate the transaction process.
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