NEW YORK CITY, NY – Engel & Völkers today announced a partnership with Matterport, the market leader for spatial data capture, to build upon the brand’s Integrated Product Suite that provides its network with the latest in virtual technology capabilities. In partnering with Matterport, Engel & Völkers real estate advisors will be able to deploy Matterport-certified local scan service professionals to capture Matterport high-fidelity scans of listings, in turn enabling advisors to host 24/7 virtual open houses and immersive 3D property walkthrough experiences for buyers. With a Matterport 3D scan, advisors will also have everything they need to promote their properties, including an inclusive package of high-resolution photos, video assets, floor plans and the market’s most immersive 3D tour.
“Our business has always been rooted in personal relationships and face-to-face interactions,” said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “Our shop locations are purposefully designed to provide a physical space in which our network of advisors can deliver the highest level of personalized service within their communities. At the same time, as a modern, global real estate network, we have long worked within the Google suite of products to facilitate collaboration, communication and connection with our peers and clients around the world. This existing infrastructure has very much helped us navigate the current climate. As a brand we were early adopters of virtual offerings at a mass scale in 2017. In partnering with Matterport, we’re able to offer enhanced virtual offerings to our network so that they can continue to deliver the highest level of service our clients have come to expect, even in uncertain and ever-changing times such as these. We remain as committed as ever to serving our local communities around the world.”
The partnership with Matterport continues to build upon the brand’s pre-existing, fully-integrated virtual offerings, which include:
- Virtual Showings. Advisors are able to easily integrate videos and/or 3D tours into a listing page from Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo to provide an immersive consumer experience.
- Virtual Reality capabilities. VR technology and headsets were introduced into all of the brand’s shop locations in 2017.
- Virtual Open Houses. Advisors can easily schedule and create virtual open houses for their listings with the ability to live stream using any social or virtual streaming service.
Collectively, all of these capabilities allow buyers to safely and comfortably search for homes from any location. For Engel & Völkers advisors, these features are fully integrated into their Integrated Product Suite providing a seamless experience and allowing them to communicate with their clients in new ways and easier than ever.
“In the current moment, virtual technology is especially important to real estate professionals, but it is equally important in looking toward the future of the industry and how business will be conducted,” said RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport. “We are proud to partner with Engel & Völkers Americas to empower their advisors with services and technology that will allow clients to immersively experience properties at any time and from anywhere in the world. By streamlining the 3D capture process through our professional network of certified scan professionals, Engel & Völkers advisors will widen their reach, attract prospects quicker and engage clients like never before.”
Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.evrealestate.com.
About Engel & Volkers
Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today's savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 175 shop locations with more than 3,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand's global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit www.engelvoelkers.com
For further information contact:
Engel & Völkers Americas
+1 646 517 3105
Mission Control Marketing
+1 585 748 2201
Matterport is the leading spatial data company digitizing 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 realize the full potential of a space at every stage of its lifecycle including planning, construction, appraisal, marketing, and operations. Learn more at matterport.com.
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