A free virtual house viewing package will be available to estate agents, sellers and property management companies thanks to a recently launched serviced by Leeds firm Apollo3D, a provider of 3D immersive tours.
In recognition of the impact Covid-19 is having on the housing market, the Otley-based firm is offering its latest product, which gives prospective buyers multi-user live 3D tours online for free.
It is also reducing the cost of creating and supplying 3D immersive tours to less than half the standard price.
Launched only a few months ago, ShowRound places real-time video chat inside a high-resolution 3D Matterport tour, allowing estate agents to turn remote viewings into virtual sales tools. The technology syncs to multiple devices, allowing participants to take control and explore as if navigating a property in person.
Customers exploring these tours also benefit from additional features such as bespoke audio points, which provide tailored property information and direct access to Facebook Messenger, meaning agents can live chat with potential buyers, answer queries and generate sales leads.
Mark Shepherd, founder and managing director at Apollo3D, says: “We wanted to take away some of the financial burden around selling properties and disprove the misconception that providing quality 3D tours can be expensive and only for high end properties.”
“This simply isn’t the case, many of our customers commission cost-effective tours for the full spectrum of their property portfolio. Whether that’s a three-bedroomed semi, city apartment, multi-million property or commercial warehouse.”
Through the ShowRound tool, agents are able to personalise each tour and enhance the customer experience by being there with them, encouraging genuine customers who’ve had a virtual tour with an agent to visit in person.
Shephard adds: “Our products allow the industry to meet current government guidelines, which recommend initial property viewings should take place virtually. We hope our offer of support will be welcomed by those currently struggling during this pandemic.”
These benefits will be available to customers in the property sector throughout the current lockdown period.