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Engel & Völkers sells homes sight unseen with Matterport

With origins dating back to Hamburg, Germany in the late 1970s, Engel & Völkers now operates in more than 30 countries across five continents. The company is committed to giving clients the best possible options, prioritizing the spaces families will enjoy for years to come.

The partners at Engel & Völkers are dedicated to helping their customers find the perfect home. They do so by using Matterport digital twins to provide clients with greater access to the properties they are sure to love without the need to travel to see them. For example, Casa Nostra in the Aeolian Islands holds all the comforts of a family home on a property overlooking sprawling island scenery. 

Engel & Völkers partner, Antonio Carnazza, fills us in on the usefulness of Matterport digital twins.

What inspired the 3D capture of this space?

We initially did a traditional photo shoot and even used a drone, but we quickly realized that the possibility of seeing the villa with an immersive, photorealistic digital twin would add something unique. I decided to personally scan this villa, as the view over the island of Lipari is truly breathtaking.

Casa Nostra 1

What are the “must-sees” you want visitors to explore and why?

We want visitors to really witness the “freshness” of the exteriors compared to the intricate details of the interiors. We want clients to visualize that they could live in a summer house that has all the comforts of a city house. The 3D tours offered by Matterport allows buyers to get an accurate understanding of how a specific home can match their liveability requirements. 

Casa Nostra 2

How can visitors utilize these scans?

People interested in buying homes in the Aeolian Islands are typically based abroad and have never lived there before. Giving visitors the chance to explore the house before (or even after) the proper visit, makes their decision to buy more rational and efficient.

Do you have any plans to capture more 3D experiences?

Matterport digital twins and the 3D tours that are generated from them are becoming more and more popular. They are now a “must-have” for all real estate agents. In fact, we have been able to sell some houses without the need for any physical visits, so we decided to add Matterport 3D tours to all of our listings.


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