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Virtual tour. The future of home tours

Aim of this blog post: This article aims to inform readers about the revolution in the real estate market through virtual tours. We will explore the benefits, methods and practical application of virtual tours for both buyers and sellers, providing detailed insights into how virtual tours are created.

Introduction to virtual tours

Virtual tours have revolutionized the traditional real estate market by providing a dynamic method of showcasing properties that is accessible across geographic boundaries.

What are virtual tours?

A virtual tour is a simulated representation of a property that allows users to move through the space and view it from different perspectives without having to physically be there.

Advantages of virtual tours

Implementing virtual tours in real estate listings has numerous benefits for both buyers and sellers.

List of advantages of virtual tours:

  • Accessibility: Tours can be conducted from anywhere. Both on the computer, cell phone, tablet and VR glasses.
  • Time Savings: Reduces the need for multiple physical visits.
  • Cost savings: Less travel and physical resources required.
  • Extended reach: Properties can be shown to an international audience.
  • Level of Detail: Provides a more realistic experience and understanding of the property.
  • Convenience: Can be accessed at any time of day and from any device.

Extend your reach

Sellers can showcase their properties to a wider audience that transcends local or even national boundaries, while buyers have the opportunity to view properties without having to spend travel time and expense.

Increase depth and detail

It is important to provide potential customers with a comprehensive understanding of the property that goes beyond simple photographs or descriptions.

Step-by-step guide to creating virtual tours

Creation of a virtual tour of an existing object

  1. Contact us
  2. Appointment within the next 14 days.
  3. During the appointment a 3D scan of the property is made point by point with the Matterport camera
  4. Within 48 hours you will get access to your virtual tour.
  5. Integrate it on your website with an iFrame code or add it directly to your ad on ImmobilienScout24

Creation of a virtual tour based on a floor plan:

  1. Contact us
  2. Send us the floor plan and we discuss with you the details such as flooring, wall colors, type of furniture, etc.. With us it is not created on the fly by an AI solution provisionally but with the common 3D software to a detailed 3D model.
  3. Within 10 business days you will get access to your virtual tour.
  4. Integrate it on your website with an iFrame code or add it directly to your ad on ImmobilienScout24.
  5. Visit your tour directly through the Quest Web Browser with Quest VR goggles.

The future of virtual property tours

The technology behind virtual tours is constantly evolving, and it is expected to remain an integral part of the real estate market.

The role of VR glasses

The use of virtual reality goggles takes the experience of virtual home tours to a new level. They offer an even more immersive experience and allow users to feel as if they are actually inside the property. This technology captures the intricacies of the environment and allows viewers to explore every corner of the space in a 360-degree view. Users can perceive details such as surfaces, lighting conditions and even the acoustics of the space, which is not possible with traditional photos or video tours.

In addition, VR glasses allow potential buyers to better understand the spatial relationships of a property, which is especially important when floor plans are complex or when the property has unique features that are difficult to convey. By simulating the physical sense of presence, VR glasses also help users build emotional connections to the space by enabling a deeper sense of belonging and imagination of what it would be like to live in the home.

The integration of VR into virtual tours is also a sign of real estate companies' willingness to innovate and focus on customers. It shows that brokers are willing to invest in advanced technologies to provide the best possible experience for their customers. This can boost customer confidence and help brokers and real estate companies be perceived as industry leaders.

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Long-term effects on the real estate market

In the long term, virtual tours could become a standard feature of real estate listings, much like photos and floor plans are today. They could also change the way brokers and real estate firms operate, reducing the need for physical offices and leading to a more digitized, globally focused business model. It is undeniable that virtual tours will play a pivotal role in the future of the real estate industry. They offer immense benefits and their potential for further development is enormous.

Summary and outlook

Virtual tours are far more than a passing trend or a simple convenience; they are a transformative force that has fundamentally changed the way real estate transactions are conducted. They offer an effective, time-saving and cost-efficient method for showcasing properties that goes far beyond traditional marketing strategies. By providing a realistic, interactive 3D representation of properties, they allow potential buyers to get an accurate picture of a property without having to be physically present.


Bernhard buzzer

Managing Director LUCID VISIONS GmbH

"Adaptability to modern technologies is at the heart of our marketing strategy. I see virtual "tours" as the decisive advance in real estate marketing in the coming years.

As CEO and co-founder of Lucid Visions, my vision is not only to lead a technological revolution, but also to establish a distinctive digital solution in the Munich real estate scene. Our unique approach sets us apart from the competition and sets new standards in the industry."

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