Matterport 3D: It’s like Google street view for INSIDE your listingsAugust 28, 2014
Matterport allows viewers the ability to tour a property in an immersive 3-D environment… which can be really helpful during the home search process in deciding if they want to actually tour the home in “real life”.
As the title suggests, Matterport is the equivalent of Google’s Street View but for the interior of a house, office building or any other interior space. It’s a great way for consumers to get a better idea of the layout or “flow” of a home too, vs what a traditional photo or video tour provides.
The hardware behind the software is a 3-D camera system (roughly $4,500), which rotates 360 degrees on a tripod, and managed through an iPad app. It’s a pretty slick setup. While the price point of the camera system may stop most individual Realtors from taking advantage of this new technology platform, it’s not stopping brokerages from purchasing and implementing it into their listing marketing campaigns for their agents.
Redfin has started offering 3D tours on all company listings in the Seattle area with other areas coming soon.
Here’s a live listing with an example of the Matterport viewer and their call to action (as seen above) to get more listings. Once again, a great job on implementation by the folks at Redfin.