Technology is a game changer in real estate business


Indianapolis-based Carpenter Realtors started using 3-D home tours on its listings about two months ago. They use a camera made by a company named Matterport that scans each room and takes photos with nine lenses pointing in all directions.

The Matterport software uses those images to create a virtual house tour. Users navigate as though they are walking through the home on Google Street View or a first-person video game. It also creates a dollhouse view and floor plan to see the layout of the house from a wider point of view.

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