Hamburg, 21 April 2020. Engel & Völkers is renewing its partnership with the market-leading 3D spatial data platform Matterport for the fourth year in a row. This collaboration allows Engel & Völkers real estate agents to benefit from the full capabilities of the service portal. “As a tech- savvy brokerage firm, we’re delighted to have a partner like Matterport that enables us to make properties virtually accessible to our clients. Delivering services via a digital platform is key for any modern real estate service provider,” says Sven Odia, CEO of Engel & Völkers AG.
Property viewings made easy – thanks to virtual reality
Matterport technology is capable of producing “digital twins” of properties. These 3D models can then be used to give prospective buyers access to comprehensive, virtual, round-the-clock tours. These viewings on computers, smartphones or tablets are particularly useful if a client is limited in their mobility, if time is of the essence, or if travelling physically to the property in question is simply not a feasible option.
“We’re excited to have renewed our partnership with Engel & Völkers. Matterport technology will continue to help their clients to buy properties at any time and wherever they are in the world. The current situation globally has shown how important and impactful 3D capture technology is, and with forward thinking real estate companies like Engel & Völkers leading the charge, digital twins are set to become a standard in real estate,” says James Morris-Manuel, Managing Director and Vice President of Matterport EMEA. “By streamlining the capture process into our professional network, agents are able to extend their reach, attracting potential clients faster and increasing retention rates. The combination of market leading real estate expertise and cutting-edge technology is proving to be an incredibly powerful combination,” Mr. Morris-Manuel adds.
Equipped with the models created using Matterport technology, real estate agents have everything they need to promote their listings: a series of high-resolution photos, true-to-life 3D videos and floor plans for a property. “We can offer our clients a special added service thanks to the detailed way in which properties are showcased. Very often and especially during the coronavirus situation, it is usually not possible to take part in on-site viewings. With Matterport, our clients can ‘visit’ apartments and houses all over the world – with little effort,” says Sven Odia.
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About Engel & Völkers: Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircrafts. Based in over 800 locations in total, Engel & Völkers offers both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Consultancy, sales and leasing form the core competences of the staff of more than 12,000 people operating under the Engel & Völkers brand. The company is currently operating in over 30 countries on four continents. Intensive training schemes in its in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing its systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the company’s success. Engel & Völkers develops digital tools and IT products on an ongoing basis, in order to keep its service as efficient as possible. In doing so, the company is setting new standards in digital solutions for property brokerage. www.engelvoelkers.com
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About Matterport: Matterport is the leading spatial data company digitising and indexing the built world. Its unique 3D capture technology creates the spatial data layer on which the industry can interoperate, and the company’s all-in-one 3D data platform makes it fast and easy to turn any physical space into an accurate and immersive digital twin. The Matterport platform helps customers realise the full potential of a space at every stage of its lifecycle including planning, construction, appraisal, marketing and operations. Learn more at matterport.com and browse our gallery of digital twins. Connect with Matterport on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.