Virtual Tours for Real Estate: VR & Augmented Reality for the Property Industry
Gone are the days of expensive display homes and villages, and of having to keep huge amounts of finishes physically in stock to show your clients.
The future of building development is virtual tours, and this new visual tour technology will save you much time and money in the pre-sell stage of new developments and renovations. Imagine if, instead of expensive model homes, you could take prospective clients through a virtual house (or mansion) where they could walkthrough the real estate property you are selling without ever leaving the comfort of your office.
Benefits of VR in real estate design and development
- Your clients can tour your developments from anywhere in the world! No more limitations of selling to local clients, or having to fly in cashed up investors.
- Save time and money by not needing to build model homes anymore!
- Build unlimited variations of models for a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the time required to build typical model homes / show rooms.
- Your clients can see upgrades in real time while standing in the "Virtual Kitchen" for example, making them much easier to upsell. Eg. What does the granite counter top upgrade look like? Do they prefer the hardwood flooring upgrade over the carpeted option? They want to go with the upgrade - do they prefer Jarrah or Oak? What do the upgraded cabinets look like? Should they go with the Jacuzzi? The options are limited only by your imagination.
- Clients sell 30% - 50% more upgrades using VR!
The short video below demonstrates just how easy it is to change between different fitting and furnishing options in real time within the VR environment using "edit mode" functionality that can be built into your renderings. It also gives a feel for what it's like to move through a building in virtual reality.
Check out sample VR rendering files below
If you don't yet have a virtual reality headset you won't get the same 3D affect of being in the room in the same way you would with a headset on, but you will still get a sense of how this technology allows you to move through a 3d rendering of a proposed development in a way that has never before been possible.
To navigate around the rendering, select rooms from the floorplan on the floor (move the rendering as if you were looking at your feet) or using the arrows pointing into the different rooms.
VR projects currently in progress with the following developers:
VIDEO SHOWING THE POSSIBILITIES OF 360 virtual tours of homes for sale
In the following video we show you in real time just some of the possibilities of this amazing technology. If you are choosing between real estate virtual tour companies ask to see their demos and then compare the difference in quality. As you'll see below the work we do is almost photorealistic.
render 3d quick are for pre-built, matterport is for existing
If you've considered using virtual reality in your construction, design or development business, you've probably heard of Matterport. They are considered by many to be the leaders in converting pre-existing building into 3D virtual tours using their proprietary virtual reality camera, worth $4500 each!
The problem with this approach however, is that you need to have a building in order to create a virtual tour.
This is not the case with the virtual reality offerings here at Render 3D Quick. We are helping pioneer the field of pre-built virtual reality tours. Pre-built tours are very cost effective compared to purchasing a Matterport camera and building development costs. They also allow you to pre-sell with virtual reality, as soon as your plans are finalised!
watch the video below to see an example virtual reality tour!
Before computers everyone bought properties off of 2D black & white plans because that's all they had available.
After computers everyone demanded 3D renderings as well as the plans.
The next revolution in home buying will be demanding VR walk through tours before the home is built in addition to the plans & renderings. There are predictions that this will become standard in the industry within 5 years.
Whenever new technologies emerge whether it's twitter or oculus rift there is always a land grab where the first into a new market tend to be the most successful later on. Will you take advantage of the advances in virtual reality technology in your business now? Or will someone else be on the cutting edge of the market?
Virtual reality tours are almost guaranteed to benefit your sales. They'll also pay for themselves! Imagine selling a development 20-30% faster while reducing costs by never having to build a model home.
This technology is good to have in your back pocket keeping you ahead of the trend while other builders & developers don't even know it exists yet!
Turn around time and technology for virtual reality architecture designs
You'd be surprised at just how quickly we can create amazing quality renderings. With this sort of technology you might expect that it would take weeks to turn around your files, but this is not the case at all! We have streamlined our processes in order to offer the fastest service in the industry, able to turn around your designs in as little as 2 – 3 days (or even faster) if necessary.
The 3D files can be viewed on a PC, MAC, smartphone, or tablet, but the most exciting part is there is a small icon on the lower right of the file (see image examples and links to example files on the right) that looks like a mask and that converts the scene into awesome virtual reality! With a VR headset and a smartphone, you can actually stand in the room of the 3D file and walk around. More information on the headsets can be found here.
A free headset with each vr 360 plan
As VR technology develops these renderings are going to get more and more sophisticated. At Render 3D Quick we like to be at the forefront of technological changes in the industry. To encourage early adoption of this technology and help our valued clients experience virtual reality technology for themselves we are offering free VR headsets until we run out of stock.
In the time it takes to create your virtual architecture files for viewing we will ship you your very own VR headset completely for free. Once your files are complete we send them straight through, and then you simply click on the link we send, put on your VR headset and enjoy exploring your architectural model from all sides in virtual reality!
Frequently asked questions about our virtual reality renderings
Q: How long does it take?
Usually, we can build a Virtual Reality Interior or Exterior scene in 2-3 days or less if required.
Q: How much does it cost?
A lot of people, particularly individuals and smaller companies want to begin using VR technology in their development process, but are concerned about the potential costs involved and ask us how to create a virtual tour on a budget.
We pride ourselves however on having created a streamlined process that is not only fast, but also cost effective!
Cost depends on the set of drawings you send us. It only takes us 5 - 10 minutes to reply with a quote but usually prices are $2-$5/sq ft for the average home VR creation.
Q: How does VR work?
You'll need a VR headset in order to see our files in VR. If you work with us we will send you a FREE VR headset which should arrive in a few days. You can also view the same file we send you in non-VR format if you want to send it to someone that doesn't have a VR device.