Making properties easier to see and navigate in a 3D Virtual Tours is important every day. But now with the Coronavirus and social distancing being the norm, virtual tours may be the ONLY way some potential clients get to see your properties. Pictures are great, virtual tours are wonderful and video gives you a good feel for the space. But nothing lets the client experience the space like a 3D virtual tour.
The 3D, 360-degree virtual tours have been around almost as long as the internet. You have probably seen some, and maybe you didn’t like them. Up until recently, the images were poor quality and the navigation was clunky. But technology has changed- has advanced…. and then there is that Coronavirus. No one wants to go out and risk exposure when they can self-guide their own tour from the safety of their own home.
How advanced are these tours? There are a variety of providers, many are quite inexpensive. The leader in the field of virtual tours is Matterport, and that is who we are working with. It cost a little more, but quality is worth that. So what is today’s Matterport imagery like? Matterport has stepped up their game, in both quality and usability. And they have added virtual reality tours. Now, with the proper VR head gear, one can actually “walk” through the virtual environment of the home. Its almost like being there!
Take a look at a modern 3D Virtual Tour by Matterport:
Here is a tour from April 2020…
And this is a tour we did last year for AirBnB Luxe. We did a series of luxury vacation homes in Park City and Deer Valley, and as part of that package for Luxe, each home also got full Matterport virtual tours.
Our Matterport shoot can be purchased as a stand-alone product or in conjunction with our other packages. We charge $150 per 1000 sq. ft. of property for our Matterport Virtual 3D Tours as a stand alone service, or $100 per 1000 sq. ft. in conjunction with a photo package.
Your tour is hosted free for the first three months; additional hosting after 90 days is $15/month, $60/6 months or $100/year, payable in advance. (Once hosting has lapsed, the tour is gone.)
Before you order, make sure you know how and where to post Matterport links on your MLS. We can post them in our property websites that comes free with your deluxe package marketing kit.
Alternate 3D Virtual Tours
Unlike most of our competitors, we also offer alternatives to the proprietary Matterport tours. Why would you want to use something other than Matterport? Because we shoot, edit and produce these tours, we have a lot more control over the final product. We can edit individual images in ways impossible in Matterport tours. We can present tours outside, again impossible for Matterport.
Possibly most importantly, our hand-made tours are NOT proprietary; this means YOU own the images, and YOU host the tours. You won’t need to rely on the hosting and editing priorities of Matterport- you can physically host and own the tours on your servers. If you ave a long-term project- for instance, an AirBnB, a hotel or other public business, or a museum or art gallery- you are in control of your tour.
To be sure, these tours are not the same Matterport tours. The quality is far superior, and the control over the images make this the best option for many projects. And because these tours can be used offline, they may provide you alternatives where you thought none where available. For example, one of our most unique scans was to fully reproduce in 3D a crime scene for jurors in a court case. Because the tour could be made stand-alone on a non-Internet-enabled computer, the Jurors could study the crime scene at their leisure in the deliberation room.
The important thing here is we offer options for you. The more you tell us what you want, the more we can tailor a product to fulfill those needs. We can add info boxes, pop up images, or even link to other web pages to compliment your tour. Because there are so many options, and so much we can do with these tours, we quote these tours on a case-by-case basis.
Here are some samples of these alternative tours….
New Tour Type
Additional options available for your Matterport 3D Virtual Tours
Room measurements (accuracy ± 4%) $75.00
Floor Plans $85.00
Highlight Reel $35.00
Feature Labeling (per room with 5 points max per room/client furnishes descriptions) $15.00