Open homes – a necessary evil of house-hunters everywhere.
Rushing to make it there in the half-hour slot, taking off your shoes, signing the book, awkwardly shuffling past people up and down the stairs.
What if you could weed out all the houses that don’t even come close to what you’re looking for without having to go through all of that rigmarole?
Or in reverse, what if you could easily take a look at a property that you may have discounted and not bothered to go and see in person?
That’s where virtual home tours come in – putting a new spin on traditional home-viewing.
A recent article predicted Kiwi house-hunters may soon swap open homes for virtual reality.
Open2view is leading the way…
Open2view is already at the forefront of this technology with its 3D HomeView tours.
House-hunters can explore a property from every angle at their own pace on their computers, smartphones and tablets without having to physically step foot in the house.
HomeView uses 3D photography to capture and create interactive content with three different perspectives:
1. Walkthrough – navigate seamlessly from room to room and view it at any angle.
2. Dollhouse – zoom out to a 3D dollhouse view.
3. Floor plan – see everything in its place from above.
Granted there are no virtual reality headsets but I bet they play havoc with your hair…
Virtual reality may not replace open homes entirely, but our HomeView tours allow would-be buyers to see a house from perspectives they would never get in real life, so there’s no denying it has its place.
We’re all used to having most things instantly available at our fingertips these days – and now house hunting is no different!
Check out our current listings to explore a property at your own pace, from every angle, by taking your own 3D HomeView tour – just look for the HomeView icon.
What do you think of the idea of house hunting via virtual reality? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.