Real Estate Companies Offer House Tours Through Virtual Reality

November 9, 2016

A slideshow of 30 photos on a listings page is nice, but a full 3D experience is much more effective when trying to sell a house.

The Huffington Post reports that real estate companies are offering virtual reality and augmented reality technology for home tours. They use 3D cameras to capture a home’s interior, and prospective buyers can view the property on a smartphone, tablet, computer, or virtual reality headset.

“When you look at a blueprint, you don’t really get a sense of how it feels to be in that property, whereas with virtual reality, you’re right in it,” says Bob Yuan, president of Circle Visions. “You can open doors, you can turn on the lights; you get a feel for the scale or the sense of that room.”

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