How VR Benefits Realtors and Buyers
If there is one industry that stands to be revolutionized by virtual reality technology, it would have to be real estate. I’m not necessarily just talking about virtual house tours. There’s already a tremendous amount of technology currently available for that purpose. Some of this technology is quite breathtaking and astonishing. And that is part of the industry that is going in the right direction.
A virtual reality tour in the real estate industry goes beyond buying new houses. It goes beyond enabling people located in Southeast Asia who are thinking of buying a home in Southern California to avoid time and space limitations to get a realistic glimpse of the piece of real estate they want to buy. A real virtual reality tour that truly merges imagination and reality by using the power of this technology involves concepts.
If you want an idea for a new house that you’d like to have built on that land that you just bought, you’re going to have an expensive problem on your hands. First of all, if you want to do things the old-fashioned way, you would have to hire a drafter to come up with an AutoCAD rendering of the house and that you would like to build.
For that to happen, somebody has to go to the property and take measurements to reveal the topographic elements that you are going to have to work with. Most real estate in the United States and elsewhere are not built on perfectly level land.
If you want to use a laser level on the typical house in the United States, the average home is going to be a few degrees off because it’s on an incline. These small nuances in topography have to be reflected in your house plan. The same applies to renovate a house. You have to mock-up the design that you have for the home using the broadest range of data points that you can get your hands on.
Otherwise, you’re going to face a very predictable problem. A lot of Americans have their houses built on faulty assumptions. Once they get past the point where they’re excited about the fact that they have a new home or have a new edition put in or maybe they had the kitchen renovated, they feel let down. However, they can’t quite put their finger on it.
It seems that the picture that they had in mind going into the project wasn’t fulfilled by the image that they’re looking at. There appears to be a disconnect. A lot of this has to do with data points. The example I give you involving inclines is just one such datapoint. There are many others like shade, lighting, and internal spaces if you are renovating instead of building something new.
This situation is why the idea of enjoying a virtual reality tour is so crucial. When you work with the right professional, he will not only draft or design an interior space. He will also pull in all sorts of relevant data points that can alter your decision. This way, you know that you are working with the professional that genuinely cares about the outcome you are going to get.
They care about the experience that you are going to have. So, if you want to enjoy a virtual reality tour, it’s imperative to ask a lot of questions and assumptions behind the images that you are seeing. It feels great walking through a virtual room with fantastic wallpaper and wall colors and some breathtaking carpet, but you have to go beyond what other data points may be missing.
Is this going to be the reality that I will be living with, or am I just getting a best-case scenario guess? By asking these questions and insisting on the fundamental datapoints you plugged into your virtual reality tour, you will not only end up genuinely enjoying it, but you will eventually eliminate a lot of unnecessary guesswork. Put simply; you want to put yourself in a position where what you see is what you get.