Matterport 3D tours are being noticed by the industry in a big way, here are the top points of the week and what it means to you.
A quick snapshot of the last two weeks in the Real Estate marketing industry shows that the 3D tours we help agents create to stand out are not a fad. Below, we’ll break down what has changed, and how this will help you in your marketing.
The New York Times debuts 3D Tours in their Real Estate Section.
In an effort to ensure they provide the consumers what they want, The New York Times will be integrating the 3D Tours with every listing they advertise in their Real Estate section.
What this means to you is that even the New York Times sees the long term value in adding 3D tours for the consumer and your high end properties listed on the New York Times will receive even more exposure from the world market which high end homes deserve.
Realtor.com adopts full integration and soon to include syndication
Realtor.com has established a partnership with Matterport in order to directly integrate the 3D tours within the app and website. Realtor.com is a serious player in the industry capturing the attention of millions of buyers, and their commitment to helping buyers by showing them the latest technology at the tap of screen will directly help you market that listing with out 3D tour.
What we expect, soon Tour it now will be able to go do the 3D tour for your listing and directly upload the tour to your listing on Realtor.com through our Matterport hosting account.
What does this mean to you. We realize that the matterport link is not the easiest thing to share; we addressed that by providing a complete single property site to present your 3D to you and your seller, as well as, potential buyer. All this while keeping in mind to ensure you’re marketing yourself in the best light to gain more business. The realtor.com integration is one more way to ensure you’re getting the attention you deserve when marketing yourself with your 3D tour. When the consumer clicks to open the 3D tour and sees your name on the 3D tour, they’ll be more inclined to call you in order to seek out information about the property. Also, the ability for buyers to walk through the property before making the decision to go in person will weed out those who aren’t serious. The quality of the showings will increase and the seller will not be disturbed. Something that most seller want, more showings, less annoyances of packing up the kids and leaving for an hour.
Forbes: The future of real estate
Because today’s buyers are the savvy, knowledgeable, tech friendly, and researchers, they want to experience homes the same way they experience their lives. That is, online, through snaps, tweets, and soon to be VR for all. As much of a fantasy as that seems, the reality is that it’s here and it’s changing the Real Estate industry for the better. The best part about it is that you as a forward thinking agent can already get in the game and market with the technology. (Read our 5 steps to using VR today here). Some call it a PR gimmick, others say it secures the listing, we say it’s the future, and you can use it, learn it, win with it, or watch it pass you by. Whether a gimmick or not, attention is attention and if you’re not winning every listing presentation, then you’re not standing out.
Read the article here
The quality of your service is not a unique selling proposition, a complete digital marketing plan ( using Photos, 3D, VR, FB ads, etc. ) to reach every type of buyer demographic, is.
The 3D tours we create are available on all platforms and even viewable in VR with a google cardboard VR headset, Samsung Gear VR, and Google daydream VR.
Forbes says 3D tours are #2 in their list of Bulletproof Real Estate Marketing Ideas
Forbes has spoken about Matterport 3D tours on multiple occasions; however, there were two articles about it in the last two weeks. They realize that it’s an important tool for agents to stand out in the hyper competitive marketplace we’re in now.
Specially here in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County where houses are selling fast. How are you standing apart from your competition?
The list that Forbes Magazine wrote out is not the end all be all, but it’s a great start, and the emphasis on 3D tours shows how this technology is not a passing fad.
#2 on the list. Conduct 3D Matterport Scans
A Matterport 3D tour “is one of the most effective tools you can use to market any type of real estate. The system will stitch together a three-dimensional dollhouse of an entire property that the buyer can fly-through, even in virtual reality, giving an accurate depiction of the space no matter how far away the buyer might be.
…Ultimately, all of our interactions with the digital realm will be in 3D and VR, so ensure that you stay ahead of the curve with technology like this.”
We’re currently looking to partner with a small number of Brokers in the San Diego and Orange County area and still have some availability.
The partnerships consist of special packages at a reduced rate depending on production level.
Email : Info@touritnow.com
or Call 858-247-1029 to schedule a consultation and proposal
360 Outdoor views!
We are now capable of capturing the outdoor shots and integrating them into the 3D tour. Inside and out, we got you covered!
We know that missing feature was holding some people back from getting a 3D tour for specific properties. The problem has been solved and we look forward to helping you showcase your listings inside and out.
Tour the example below!
5 Amazing views to help you with your marketing
In this hyper competitive market we know you have many options. We know you rely on us to deliver the best service and quality in San Diego. So, we partner with you to create long-term solutions for your marketing strategy. We strive to keep you informed of the latest Matterport trends and pass on the benefits to you.
While other 3D photographers are emerging in the market Let’s face it they’re beginning to learn the ropes of the trade. Tour It Now was the first service provider of Matterport technology in the San Diego county; that was almost two years. Today, we continue to follow our passion in helping agents by setting you apart from your competition and building your brand.
We know quality is most important to you. We understand that our experience matters and bring you unparalleled quality. That is why we continue to be the preferred 3D tour provider in San Diego and Riverside counties.
We want to share some key points showing the difference between good 3D models versus bad ones. If you are surprised to know there are bad ones out there you can see the gallery below; it highlights why we help more agents succeed than the competition. Our experience really shines through.
Excessive scan points disrupt a smooth navigation. Also, improper scanning gives way for lots of dark spaces affecting the 3D model and 2D floor plan negatively. Let’s take a look at the following images below.
Who you work with matters, specially in terms of quality. Your clients expect the best, and that’s what we provide for you. Along with proving you with professional scanning and post production, Tour It Now keeps you updated with the latest Matterport news. We want you to take advantage of new features such as Tags and Highlight Pictures.
We know your potential clients will evaluate the quality of your service so what you put out in the market is important. That’s the reason we provide the best quality, and your clients with the best experience. After all, nobody wants to show off a bad 3D model during their listing presentation.
We have a multi-level process to ensure quality. From the moment we walk in the space, to the delivery of the 3D tour, everything is considered for maximum quality.
Tags are great for pointing out special features in the house such as a brick oven or speakers in the outdoor patio. The highlight pictures make it easier for users to see the space. Some providers out there don’t even tell their clients about these awesome features, can you believe that?
Highlight pictures helps online visitors easily and quickly navigate to any room in the home without having to virtually walk there.
Book your next Matterport 3D tour with Tour It Now or call us directly at 858-247-1029.
Airbnb started a new pilot program called Sonoma Select. The program as its name suggests is for the select, most hospitality-driven Airbnb hosts. Their rooms run $281 on average. Their hosts are accustomed to providing excellent service to their guests with impeccable reviews and notable amenities such as a guidebook, bottle of wine, bath products and freshly made scones. In this new pilot, Airbnb is looking to engage more sophisticated guests. As they embark on this upscale hospitality segment, Airbnb partners with Matterport. The Matterport 3D model invites potential guests to take an interactive virtual tour of the property and book on the spot. According to Oren Tversky, VP of business development for Matterport, the average site user spends 3X more time engaging with properties with 3-D tours than those without.
Airbnb is not the only vacation rental company starting to integrate the use of Matterport 3D tours to showcase their listings. Vacasa, a property management company for vacation rentals which focuses heavily on the latest technology to market their listings, has invested a substantial amount into Matterport. Vacasa currently has 3D tours on over 50% of their rental listings.
Local San Diego County vacation rental companies are also keeping a close eye on this technology and starting to utilize it to lure vacationers to their beachfront rentals. Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals (beachfrontonly.com) in San Diego county now includes a 3D tour for its potential customers to see the space when they’re getting ready to book.
Unlike Airbnb, Vacasa and Beachfront are not only providing the 3D tours for their select, high end rentals, but for all ranges of rental units.
Call us today to book your Matterport 3D model, (858)247-1029.
Check out the Airbnb rental with Matterport below.
We’ve helped many professionals when in need of a way to show the potential of prebuilt home, to impress home developers and get the deal, and to give future buyers an insight of the possibilities.
Let us know how we can help you, but first, explore the rendering below.
2D Floor plans are a classic, and they say the classics never go out of style. With the integration of 3D showcase spaces for real estate we’ve seen this become somewhat of the norm for helping with floor plans. But fear not, we’re still here doing the classics as well.
Many agents understand the value of using technology to stay ahead of the competition but also want to cater to other demographics with the classics, a 2D floor plan.
With these 2D and 3D versions of the classic schematic floor plans, any potential buyer can understand the layout and get a better idea of the flow of the home.
We build these using the 3D showcase and we can even add spaces in the 2D floor plan that we didn’t scan, like garages.
The 2D floor plan is the classic, clean lines, room dimensions, window and door markings, as well as labeling the specific spaces.
The 3D schematic floor plan provides the same as the standard 2D floor plan but with a twist. It give a little more depth to the home and shows a 2D floor plan with in a more modern twist.
Let us help you with your next listing with the 2D floor plans to reach all types of potential buyers.
What markets do you serve, do you serve only San Diego?
From time to time we get someone ask us about our Matterport service area. We understand that our clients can have a listing anywhere in the county. Since we brought Matterport to San Diego and Riverside County, we’ve been serving southern California. We’ve done 3D tours for our clients from Santee, to La Jolla, Chula Vista, to Riverside, Carlsbad to Catalina Island. Below is a list of cities and surrounding areas we serve. We don’t charge a travel fee for these areas and if you have any question, simply call us at 858-247-1029
San Diego | La Jolla | Rancho Santa Fe | Encinitas | Delmar | Carlsbad | Solana Beach | Oceanside | San Clemente | Temecula | Murrieta | Moreno Valley | Riverside | Escondido | Poway | Santee |
Selena Gomez recently put her home up for sale with, the Million Dollar listings, the Altman brothers. They use the technology we use to show everyone a walk-through of her Calabasas home. Unlike a traditional virtual tour, the Matterport 3D showcase captures the entire home in a 3D model. This allows the home to be seen from every angle, and to walk through as if you’re there. Check out the home below.
The best part about it is that we can help you sell properties using the same technology at an affordable price, even if you’re not a pop star!
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you stand out in a crowded space using the lastest in property marketing. We service San Diego and surrounding area as well as the Inland Empire.
Thank you to our customers in the San Diego and surrounding area for making us the leading Matterport Service Partner. We cover all of San Diego and the surrounding cities throughout the coast and inland. We also cover select Riverside county cities in the Inland Empire area through Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside, Moreno Valley and Corona.
We love what we do and are experts at our craft. We consistently deliver superb quality, not only in the result of the Matterport 3D model, but in the flow of navigation as well. We strive to ensure that the 3D tour experience you and your client’s have is not only immersive, but easy to navigate.
We enjoy doing presentations for brokerages and teams to help educate them on this technology and the range of benefits and applications. Contact us for any questions, concerns, or to book us.
During the holidays a Matterport 3D tour can help you get that listing because you as the Realtor can market the property online, and allow people to tour the home virtually without disturbing the seller. Everyone want’s to do things on their own time, when they decide, buying a home is no different. Allow your clients to show buyers the home at any time. Got a listing? Let buyers Tour it Now, virtually.
Stay tuned for our new Home of the Week blog post.