From INMAN article – 4 technologies changing real estate in 2016.
We have been saying this for over 2 years and it is finally starting to catch on!
“Virtual reality headsets are no longer relegated to science fiction novels and futuristic conceptions. In fact, several variations of virtual reality headsets are already available for purchase on retail shelves. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the concept, VR, or virtual reality, is much more of an experience than it is a device.
VR headsets can immerse its wearers in an incredibly lifelike experience in which their own movements are tracked in a three-dimensional world conveniently displayed through the headset.
Although VR technology is widely considered to be a gaming application at the moment, it’s only a matter of time till it revolutionizes the way we do everything. The sooner real estate professionals realize what VR headsets are capable of, the sooner they will find themselves at the forefront of their own industry.
Think about it; combined with a 360-degree camera, agents can offer prospective buyers an all-inclusive walkthrough of their property without ever physically setting foot inside.
360-degree cameras essentially capture the house in a fully-immersible static environment, and the VR headsets will allow anyone interested in a home to traverse it from the comfort of their own home.
The possibilities are endless. Real estate professionals can provide potential buyers with an in-depth look at a house whether they are across the country or around the corner.
What’s more, those in the real estate industry are no longer constrained by time management; VR will permit them to show multiple homes simultaneously without burdensome scheduling conflicts. At the very least, VR has the potential to free up a lot of time for real estate professionals to focus on income producing activities.”