Virtual Reality for Real Estate 2015

How were using headsets like the Oculus Rift (left) and Samsung GearVR (right) has made virtual reality very relevant for real estate sales.

How were using headsets like the Oculus Rift (left) and Samsung GearVR (right) has made virtual reality very relevant for real estate sales.

Bringing Your Properties To Your Customers

It's a fast-paced world and no one has much time to spare these days. When clients call you about real estate prospects, they are often put off by making a commitment for a walk through the property. They'll ask you to send them some photos, but pictures do not do a home justice. You want potential customers to see what you have to offer in the best possible light. If you can hook them from the start, you will be a step closer to a sale.

That's where virtual reality and real estate can come together to help you provide a more realistic picture of a particular home for your customers. You might even get them to look at more homes while they're at it, bringing them a step closer to finding the home of their dreams.

Virtual Reality Works For More Than Gaming

Thanks to devices like the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, headsets have been developed that allow people to feel like they are stepping into a virtual world. While certain features are yet to be released, there is no doubt that virtual reality can have a major impact on the real estate business.

Simply make an appointment in your office with your client and invite them to put on a headset from Oculus or Samsung. From the comfort of a cozy chair, home buyers can see the interior and grounds of a home.

Oculus Rift and other VR headsets offer clients the opportunity to have a 3D experience that is much more authentic than looking at photographs. You'll save them time and they won't have to come out to a property unless they are truly interested. 

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Capture their attention from the start and you will be moving on to the actual visit. You'll also be able to introduce your clients to many properties at one time, opening the door to possibilities. With the help of advanced technology like modern VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, you can boost your home sales by giving your customers exactly what they want. They will be able to narrow down the selection and there will be fewer surprises when clients know exactly what to expect after a virtual reality tour of your real estate.

Take great care with the quality of imagery you have to present to your clients to experience real estate tours through virtual reality. You will want to find a good photographer who has experience shooting 360˚ virtual tour images.  These images can then be loaded onto the headset or computer for viewing through a dedicated app.  

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