The concept of virtual reality has never lost its appeal for most of us. If you’re a science fiction buff, you still geek out over The Matrix, or that Doctor Who episode, Silence in the Library — mostly because the whole concept of being somewhere without physically being there is nothing short of fascinating.
And while we’re not at the point, as a society, where we implant someone’s consciousness into a machine for safe keeping, virtual reality is no longer a futuristic idea.
Here at Seapoint Digital, we like to think of ourselves as at least a bit on the futuristic side. And when that visionary attitude helps you to boost profits, we can’t help but get excited! Enter Matterport.
You may have heard us talk about this virtual reality tour in the past, but today I hope to answer a few of your questions about what it is and how it can work for you.
Matterport Virtual Reality Tool FAQs
Question: What is this Matterport thing, anyway?
Answer: Matterport uses a technology that allows us to capture 3D images of your property. Viewers are able to see up, down, and all around right from the comfort of their own sofa.
Question: Who should use Matterport?
Answer: An obvious answer is: realtors. If you’re relying on old-fashioned For Sale signs, or the occasional open house, Matterport will open up a whole new world for you.
In addition, home builders, architects and designer, and homeowners all benefit from Matterport’s 3D technology.
Question: Okay, so I’m a real estate agent. How do I use it?
Answer: Think of Matterport as your 24/7 open house service. When we capture a 360 degree 3D view of the home you’re selling, you’ll be able to post that virtual tour on your website. And, yes, anyone will be able to view the tour. There’s no special software needed.
This means fewer wasted showings and happier buyers and sellers!
Question: You mentioned I can use Matterport if I’m a home builder, architect or designer, or homeowner. How does that work?
Answer: Matterport is particularly useful if you are a home builder that frequently builds for out-of-town owners. Imagine being able to not just snap a photo of the construction progress, but share a link to a virtual tour! This kind of transparency builds trust and keeps lines of communication flowing, lessening misunderstandings.
Architects and designers use Matterport to enhance their portfolio. Instead of displaying flat, one-dimensional images of your past work, this virtual reality technology allows your prospects to explore every corner of your fantastic design.
As a homeowner, you can use Matterport to capture the entire contents of your home and document it for insurance purposes. Should disaster ever strike, you’ll have a detailed visual of the contents of your home.
Question: Is it expensive?
Answer: Affordable options are available through various packages. We can start with a basic tour, but if you want the whole shebang, the Pro Plus Package will provide you with more options for sharing and marketing.
In short, Matterport is cutting-edge technology that helps you up your game, make a sale faster, document important property contents, or communicate better with your clients using virtual reality technology.