Get to Know What Proptech is – 5 Pioneering Modern Solutions in Real Estate Business
Tibor Lázár, 2019. 02. 14.
There's no doubt that the appearence of digital devices brought thousands of new choices to literally every sector of the business world. And no stop yet: even today, newer and newer gadgets are evolving all of a sudden from one day to another - it could be a difficult task sometimes to keep up with all the innovations, but if you are watchful enough to grab these opportunities, you can take huge advantages.
Let's set off with the most stunning experience, that is the ultimate way to save time and make home hunting way more effective. With VR glasses, you can freely roam in an apartment without being physically there - it can cut down the usually huge amount of time spent for searching since You just simply do not have to travel from one corner of the city to an other (or maybe even to a different city). In most cases, you have some recorded spots from which you can turn around and take a look, but considering the smartest solutions, you can even walk in the apartment via the VR glasses.
Of course, it is always an important step to take a visit at the possible residence. There might be no difference compared to the virtual materials, but feeling the atmosphere of your future home is necessary, without any doubt - even though possibilities are expanding, I can't see real estate industry becoming as fully functionally online as for example clothes shopping have became. However, the spent time is radically reduced thanks to VR glasses, since it is a significant help to rule out or becoming more interested in an apartment. You can take a tour in various, dozens of possible homes and choose the top few ones to visit, instead of sacrifying entire days or weeks to check the choices.
If you have VR glasses at home, you can take tours by yourself, but the most contemporary real estate agencies will provide you one if you visit their office / if the agent visits You.
360 degree videos
Compared to VR glasses, the biggest advantage about 360 degree videos, for sure, that there's no need for any specific equipment: You can just simply rotate the video on your computer. The experience is even better if you're using a smartphone, hence you do not have to touch, click, or anything, you may enjoy the view by only moving your device.
Good part is, both YouTube and Facebook support 360 degree videos! When a panoramic video is uploaded, these two platforms sense the type of the media, then automatically create the rotatable video. Only challenge might be the need of a bit of digital / social media knowledge to prepare the video for uploading, and to make sure the system recognizes the format. If you've chosen the right expert for making a panoramic video, they might help you in the upload part as well.
A little bit simplier solution if you don't have the opportunity to use the two other above. Many of today's real estate listing sites allow You to create tours, where you can switch between the pictures of the property like if you were moving from one room to an other.
The impact is even more effective if you combine it with a 360 degree panoramic shot, so that, you can roam across the given home while constantly looking around.
Choosing a new home is always a big decision - you would love to have a chance to get sight of your new home from every aspects, right? So does those who are interested in your property. Good news, you can actually show every part to them: while still the manual photoshooting dominates - when the owner or the agent takes some shots -, the chance of using a drone to capture some amazing pictures of a property is also availabe. Working with a drone could be advantageous in case you:
Want to show the whole building and the garden area together in case of a detached house
The only drawback could be the extra expenses that come with drones: a professional drone could be really expensive these days - also it's not the easiest thing on Earth to learn how to control them precisely -, so it's recommended for you to hire a photographer who can use drone to take shots.
Take a tour in a house that has not even been built yet - seems unbeliveable, doesn't is? Well, thanks to today's modelling tecnologies, it's not something supernatural. Among the five points listed in this post, I might say that this proptech element is the oldest one. Computer softwares for making graphics, visualizations, and modelling structures have been around for a while now. At this point, they've got to a level where you can hardly tell whether the given image is a real photo of the residence or just a computer graphics.
Visualizations have a huge role in case of high quality new projects, where the sales process begins long before the building is actually standing. Real estate agencies could make contract for a new property when there's nothing but land where the home will be built - if the reference materials of the constructing companies are reliable enough, the client could find this trustworthy as well.
Visualizations have an even greater impact if they are combined with VR glasses or 360 degree videos - making a short trip in your future home when maybe there's not even a brick laid yet could be an uplifting experience, and sure it will make you think about signing even if you were a scepticist!
Looking for a new home or an accomodation in Budapest? Reach out to us, At Home Budapest, and we'll be ready to help!
At Home Budapest decided to make the responsible choice and restrict it's operation during the outbreak of COVID-19.
We are convinced that it is a choice that benefits everyone's health and will help us get through these difficult times sooner.
In the meantime, many of our services are still available. For those who are interested, give us a call on +36 20 262 7864.
Regarding the property visits in this period, our company offers three different options:
During the visit, the owner and the realtor stay outside while the inquiring party views the property (wearing a mask, rubber gloves, and of course, not touching anything). After the tour, the realtor and the owner answer any emerging questions, all while strictly keeping a 2 meter distance.
We set up an appointment for the property visit, in which the realtor is not physically present - instead, they join the rendezvous via facetime or videochat. The visit itself goes by the same routine as in option 1: the inquiring parties enter alone, all while keeping themselves to the necessary precautions.
The inquiring party is not physically present, instead, our realtor gives a virtual tour via facetime or videochat.
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