Virtual Tours for Real Estate: VR, Augmented Reality & Virtual Staging 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 and real estate are 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 walk through 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 a virtual tour.
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VIDEO SHOWING THE POSSIBILITIES OF 360 virtual tours for real estate
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, or work closely with the real estate market, 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 VR cameras, 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 augmented reality offerings here at Render 3D Quick. We are helping pioneer the field of pre-built VR 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 finalized!
watch the video below to see an example virtual reality tour!
Professional Virtual Staging Services: Let Us Fill Your Home with Luxurious Rendered Furniture!
We also offer virtual staging services for realtors, where we can render furniture into your photographs with incredibly realistic quality.
If your work is related to the real estate industry, then you already know how much value you can get from home staging tools. Being able to digitally render and fill an otherwise empty room, flat or office, to add beautiful furniture and décor can create a whole new atmosphere in the property, without having to spend a dime on physical equipment, decorations or moving costs.
In fact, according to 2017’s NAR report “77% of buyer’s agents believe that staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home”.
Render3DQuick has a varied and creative team composed by interior 3D designers and architects with exquisite taste in furnishing and decoration. To accurately and creatively transform your staging ideas and preferences into a realistic finished product, we know that choosing an experienced team is a MUST!
We are not the only company to offer high-quality photorealistic renderings, but it's worth remembering when staging a home: Realism is important, but not as important as creating a vivid mental image of living in the finished house. And that’s where we excel!
Our turnaround times and fees are some of the most competitive in the market. Every week we get many enquiries for furniture replacement, creating interactive customizable environments, or designing in-house digital furniture, from a wide range of clients. Rest assured we can fulfil your vision, whatever it is!
Technology is Improving the Way We Sell!
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 augmented reality technology in your business now? Or will someone else be on the cutting edge of the real estate 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 architects, realtors, 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 environmental 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 reality architecture files for viewing, we will ship you your very own VR headset completely 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 vr 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.
Q: HOW DO OUR VIRTUAL STAGING SERVICES WORK?
1. You send us a set of hi-res photos of the space you would like staged (preferably taken by a professional photographer experienced in real estate).
2. Explain what interior design styling you would like, give us examples of colors and decor you are inspired by, or just give our designers free reign to stage the house beautifully, so you don't have to think or worry about it!
3. If we're missing any information, or have any questions we'll be in touch throughout the process.
4. We confirm we’ve got everything we need to get started, and get back to you with a set of pre-staged pictures awaiting your approval or additional comments or changes.
Q: IS IT LEGAL TO VIRTUALly STAGE A HOME for SALE?
Given that you can do almost limitless modifications to how the interior of a property looks through virtual staging, it's important to ensure that you are remaining compliant with the National Association of Realtors guidelines. We advise that you disclose that the visualizations presented to clients have been virtually staged, to make sure you are compliance with NAR’s code of ethics.