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The Importance of Virtual Tours When Selling Your Home

Did you know that TopComp offers Matterport 3D virtual tours for FREE?


Daily life may be disrupted in many different ways right now, but shelter remains a basic human need, which is one of the reasons why real estate is considered an essential industry that is allowed to operate in spite of the state’s stay-at-home orders. Because of this, selling your home will need more than pictures if there are no open houses and if you would rather not have strangers walking through your home during the Coronavirus epidemic.

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If you are looking to put your home on the market, what can help get your home sold?

Answer: 3D Virtual Tours with Matterport technology.


Matterport captures a property in 3D and creates a striking digital twin that buyers can virtually walk through. In addition, Matterport’s all-in-one platform automatically generates and simultaneously delivers high-resolution photos of the property, video assets and floor plans.

By offering Matterport 3D virtual tours, TopComp agents are armed with the very best solution to increase engagement with listings and help clients sell their homes as quickly as possible.

An independent study commissioned by Matterport showed that properties with 3D tours closed 31% faster and sold for up to 9% higher.

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Matterport Pro 3D cameras, which spin, have lasers and take 360-degree views of a property, allow the viewer to zoom in, backtrack and take a virtual self-guided tour of a property from the safety of their computer at home.


In the past, virtual tours might have been reserved primarily for upper end homes, but now it’s one of those things we’re doing at any price point.


The difference between a video home tour and an interactive 3D tour that uses a camera like the Matterport is like the difference between watching a tutorial on how to play a video game and actually playing the game. A video home tour is pre-recorded, visiting the rooms as the videographer walks through, focusing on the great things about the house, looking at whatever the person who held the video recorder felt were important. They’re often set to music in an attempt to capture the feel of the house. It may not zoom in on the plumbing fixtures in the spare bathroom and doesn’t always give a clear idea of the home’s floor plan.

A 3D interactive home tour allows the viewer to set the pace, move forward into rooms, turn around, zoom in on minor details, go up the stairs, see the layout of the house, and carefully evaluate whatever they’re most concerned with in the house. They can even accurately measure within the tour to start planning for a furniture lay out. Through Matterport, we also purchase floor plans to add to each listing to give a better understanding of the home’s layout.

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It gives buyers a chance to walk through and see if it meets their needs. It’s also good for the seller; you don’t have 20 people walking through your house.


If you are thinking about selling your home give TopComp a call to schedule a FREE in-home consultation today.


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