Immersive 3D and Virtual Reality Technology Now Available for UK Estate Agents and Property Owners
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 19, 2016 – Leading immersive media company, Matterport®, today announced that the Matterport 3D Camera is available for purchase in the United Kingdom. In addition, the company is demonstrating its immersive 3D and VR technology for showcasing properties to the largest gathering of real estate and property technology professionals in Europe at Future: Property Tech in London on May 19th.
With Matterport 3D Spaces, UK property professionals and photographers will be able to engage buyers across the globe as if they were next door. The award-winning Matterport Pro Camera and 3D Showcase, a Web-based player that can be embedded directly into any property web site, gives the viewer a real feel for what it’s like to walk through a space. It allows the user to move through a space naturally, from a mobile device, laptop or even virtual reality headset. The dollhouse view provides even greater detail into the property as users can zoom out to see a unique, full-color 3D floor plan or a 2D color floor plan.
Tens of thousands of agents and brokers have successfully used Matterport to attract clients and market more listings. To date, more than 200,000 Matterport Spaces have been created so far, and there have been more than 40 million views of these Matterport Spaces.
“By delivering an immersive property experience, we are focused on giving people the ability to experience any space from anywhere in the world as if they were there,” said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "We are already the market leader in immersive media in the United States, and are now thrilled to bring our 3D and VR models to the UK property market, enabling estate agents to attract more clients and more inventory, and to create a better buying experience for consumers.”
Gary Snyder, Director of Immersive 3D Solutions, has been a Matterport Service Provider for almost a year, capturing properties such as this one in London. “Matterport has helped my estate agent clients attract potential buyers from Asia, the Middle East and the United States, in order to get the best price for their client. These international buyers expect to ‘see the property’ before actually visiting it. In addition, Matterport is helping estate agents in the U.K. attract more sellers because their marketing is superior to their competition.”
Estate agencies or photographers can purchase their own Matterport cameras directly from Matterport by visiting https://matterport.com/order-international/. Estate agents and property owners can get Matterport Spaces from local Matterport Service Providers (MSP) located throughout the UK. To find an MSP in your area, visit https://matterport.com/find-a-photographer/. Photographers who want to become an MSP and offer Matterport Spaces to their clients can learn more at https://matterport.com/become-an-msp/.
Matterport will demonstrate the 3D and VR capabilities of Matterport’s technology on the Main Stage at 3:15 local time. In the exhibit hall, Matterport will also display the Matterport Pro Camera, 3D Showcase, and VR Showcase along with powerful capabilities for property marketing, including:
- Mattertag ™ Posts, which let estate agents annotate property highlights in 3D throughout the space, providing rich contextual detail on the property.
- The 3D Showcase for iOS app, which allows estate and letting agents to have access to all of their 3D property inventory offline – when Wi-Fi is not available.
- Other exciting features that include measurements and schematic floor plans.
To see first hand the power of Matterport, estate agents can download the 3D Showcase for iOS app for free, select a few relevant 3D Spaces, and show potential clients how they would market their property with Matterport.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on web and mobile devices. The Matterport Pro Camera and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences.
With the introduction of the Matterport 3D Showcase web player, Matterport has made it incredibly easy for anyone to move through virtual spaces as if they were there, from any desktop or mobile browser. With the addition of VR Showcase, users can now experience Matterport Spaces from a Samsung Gear VR headset, with additional device support coming soon.