PropertyPal Adds Listing Support For Innovative 3D Showcase Tours
With online marketing, one of the obvious benefits is the global reach that it can provide, so we often hear anecdotally about people in other countries using our website abroad to come back home to Northern Ireland. Virtual tours provide the facility to market a home to potential buyers or renters who may not be able to visit the home for a viewing prior to making a purchasing decision and the ability to conduct virtual tours was an innovation that we introduced to PropertyPal.com back in 2014.
To date we have integrated with over 32 supported suppliers to bring this technology to you.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently completed another integration with one of the latest technological innovations in property marketing – 3D Showcase tours. This is the equivalent of High Definition Google Street View for the interior of a house and it provides consumers the ability to virtually tour a property in 3-D from anywhere in the world. Scanning is performed with the 3-D camera, which rotates 360 degrees on a tripod, as well as being controlled via an iPad app. Typically, this process takes anywhere from one to two hours for an average-size home and as you complete scans, the iPad mapping images fill in until the entire property has been mapped. At that point, the file gets uploaded to 3D Showcase’s cloud system and is rendered into a 3-D model and users can go online and interact with the doll house view, floor plan and even walk through the property at their own leisure from any device.
We can now provide you with amazing 3D tours of properties integrated directly into our online property listings. This takes interior property photos to the next level with a more immersive experience that allows you to virtually ‘walk’ through the entire home and the technology also provides a total realistic blueprint of the interior in a three dimensional floor plan. These models offer a full 3D representation of an interior (not just flat panoramic images) which means the data can not only be used on the web, but also be imported into complete virtual reality platforms such as Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard.
Bringing the technology to Northern Ireland, the team at 3dshowcase.co.uk have recently mapped this beautiful property in Belfast showcasing perfectly just how much detail with every facet of the home can be achieved. Many luxury brands, such as Starwood Hotels and Princess Cruises, have already begun to use this technology for their digital marketing, and it’s easy to see why.
We’ll let the tour speak for itself, click here to take a tour.