London, UK—Matterport, the industry leader in 3D capture and spatial data, has today announced its partnership with LonRes, the premier network for leading property professionals and residential data in prime central London.
Virtual viewings have become an increasingly important tool for estate agents who want to continue helping house hunters find their next home during the UK’s lockdown. By partnering with Matterport, LonRes’s network of sale and lettings agents, property finders, relocation agents and valuers, can close more deals, more quickly to meet the market demand.
Matterport's 3D data platform enables anyone to create and share digital twins of spaces. Through the partnership, LonRes subscribers will have access to cutting-edge 3D technology via Matterport’s network of capture technicians. As well as discounted pay-as-you-go capture services, agents that want to capture virtual tours themselves will be able to buy Matterport cameras at a discounted rate.
James Morris-Manuel, vice-president and EMEA MD at Matterport, said: “Our partnership with LonRes comes at an important juncture for the London housing market. Digital twins allow prospective buyers to judge the size, space, and dimensions of each room and have proved an invaluable tool for supporting house hunters and estate agents alike. We’re pleased to be part of LonRes’s solutions and look forward to working with their diverse and vast community of advisers.”
Anthony Payne, Managing Director at LonRes, said: “The partnership is particularly timely as the industry comes up against the issues caused by COVID-19 and the related lockdown and social distancing measures. We strive to support our network during this difficult time and believe that bringing Matterport technology onto LonRes is a real opportunity to offset some of the issues we face, speed up sales and help agents to best service their clients.”
Camilla Dell, Managing Director and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions LLP, said: “At Black Brick, we pride ourselves on having the inside knowledge and contacts to provide our clients with those elusive, special properties in sought-after locations. Having access to Matterport technology helps us continue to provide clients with ideal properties that match their requirements, even with social distancing measures in place.”
An example of a Matterport scan with LonRes member Black Brick can be found here.
Matterport is the industry leader in 3D capture and spatial data with a mission to digitise and index the built world, and advance the way people interact with the places they inhabit and explore. Matterport’s all-in-one 3D data platform enables anyone to turn a physical space into an immersive digital twin and share it with others to connect and collaborate in 3D. In less than a decade, customers such as Redfin, HH Angus, Sotheby’s, Arup and Marriott, have captured billions of square feet of space in over 80 countries.
Founded in 2000, LonRes is a subscription-only platform for an exclusive network of well-known and established property professionals who share real-time and archived data to generate additional returns, make faster, more informed decisions and provide an enhanced service to their clients.
The depth, quality and currency of market data offered to its community of over 6,500 estate agents, relocation agents, valuers and surveyors is unmatched by any other source. As such, LonRes is widely acknowledged as being the definitive source of residential data in prime central London.
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Jenna Rorison, FTI for Matterport
Alison Blease, PR Director at LonRes