1. Saves Time
This is probably the biggest benefit – virtual reality solutions save time for both clients and realtors. Thanks to VR, there’s no need to travel from one property to another and sit in traffic jams. Instead, clients can simply put on VR headsets and enjoy immersive three-dimensional tours.
Today, many people don’t have their own VR headsets. But in this case, a real estate agent can get one and conduct virtual tours in their office. As virtual reality devices become more widespread, the majority of people will be able to take VR property tours without leaving their homes.
Moreover, the use of virtual reality in real estate means that all listed properties are open around the clock. With the help of VR headsets, homebuyers can visit houses and apartments literally any time, without realtors needing to spend a second of their time.
2. Builds Emotional Connections
Virtual tours of houses and apartments help your clients visualize each property. Unlike traditional visits when everyone is in a hurry, potential buyers can take VR home tours at a time that’s convenient and can focus their attention on details.
Full immersiveness of virtual house tours creates an emotional connection and engages clients a lot more efficiently than conventional 2D images, which may look quite a bit different from how a property looks in person.
3. Offers Global Reach
Real estate agents know quite well how much time each client requires. Arranging visits, showing properties, negotiating terms and prices – all of these tasks are extremely time-consuming, so it’s no wonder that the average realtor works with a relatively small number of clients.
Virtual reality can change this. Since most properties can be shown through virtual tours, realtors can work more productively. Also, it doesn’t matter where your clients live. VR helps you showcase properties even to long-distance buyers. Of course, this means you can work with more clients and process more inquiries.
Virtual reality technology has already started to transform the real estate industry. However, so far it’s mostly just been large real estate agencies that are providing virtual tours for some of their properties. More real estate agents are likely to follow suit and use the benefits of VR to make their work more efficient.
The simplest forms of virtual home tours (360-degree videos and photos) are accessible to any realtor. As for more immersive and sophisticated VR experiences, there are lots of companies that can help real estate agents create them.
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