The arrival of new technologies is regularly changing economic sectors. The latest upheaval to date in real estate: the virtual tour and virtual reality (or VR). Above all, a distinction must be made between these two technologies. A virtual tour is developed from 360° photos, i.e. from an existing dwelling, and can be consulted on a computer, a smartphone or a tablet, without any other necessary equipment. Virtual reality is for the moment mainly used in new real estate, based on plans created in 3D. It is with the help of a headset and remote controls that you explore the dwelling. You can even interact with the objects and change the decoration instantly. These two technologies have everything to seduce you whether you are buying or selling.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES TO BETTER PROJECT ONESELF
A virtual tour with three-dimensional effects has much more impact than a simple photo or a 2D plan.
By "moving" virtually, you can more easily see the layout of the rooms and the available space.
Via this system and thanks to professional software, a real estate agent can show you different possible layouts for a property :
addition or removal of partitions, floor covering, wall colours, position of furniture...
For new homes, virtual tours or virtual reality tours now include real shots:
you can discover the panorama you will have from your 4th floor balcony well before the work is completed.
TIME SAVED FOR BUYERS
On average, a future buyer visits between 5 and 7 properties before finding the one that suits him or her. These visits are not always easy to organise because the properties are not necessarily located in the same neighbourhoods. With the virtual visit or virtual reality, you can discover several properties by simply going to a real estate agency that offers this service.
Although the virtual tour will probably never replace the physical visit of the dwelling, it allows you to make a first selection. If you want to discard the property at the beginning of the visit, you won't have the feeling that you have wasted your time moving around. The virtual visit also allows you to discover properties on the other side of France.
Another advantage is that you can spend the time you need to visit, without feeling rushed by the agent or seller. And you can easily review the property again.
LESS RESTRICTIVE VISITS FOR VENDORS
To maximise the chances of selling your property quickly, professionals always recommend tidying up your home. However, it is not always easy to keep your apartment or house as shown in the photos. Sellers are sometimes forced to leave the property during visits, or even to have their children, dogs or cats taken care of.
By choosing the virtual visit, physical visits may be less numerous but they are more likely to result in an offer to purchase because future buyers will already be seduced by the property. The efforts to be made by the seller are less important.
Virtual reality and virtual tour solutions continue to develop to provide even more real and immersive results. Within a few years, it may be possible to walk virtually while activating senses other than sight, such as noise and touch.
Source: article Bien Ici / November 2020