A cool aspect of being a real estate agent is that new technology comes along all the time that I can add to my list of services. Being quickly adaptive is essential and, being an entrepreneur, I can be nimble enough to make executive decisions when I see something a consumer will think is beneficial.
At a listing in Vienna last week, we spent about three hours mapping out the house with a 3D camera. The camera technology is patented and proprietary so you won’t find it on Amazon as a lens attachment.
The lens attachment is something I experimented with in the 1990’s (yes, I’m that old), but people back then were still using dial-up, AOL, and modems with 16k Baud rates. Those slow speeds did not create a very enjoyable user experience so it didn’t take off.
Click on this image to take a look right now…
What is essential for home sellers to know is that almost every home buyer is starting their search on their iPad these days. Great photos are essential since that will be your first open-house and shape a buyer’s decision to even trek over and step foot inside your house.
New Homes vs. Kinda-New Homes in Vienna VA
The Vienna real estate market is very competitive and with more five to 10 year-old kinda-new homes starting to hit the market competing with brand new homes, a careful period of preparation is critical. At this home, the owners carefully followed my advice spending over 30 days to get the home ready to sell. I call this the “messy in the middle” part of the process since a lot of work goes into painting, cleaning and staging.
And guess what, the end product shows!
The 3D does show the house well, but the technology does not do the outside where there is a custom pool and attractive brick paver patio. It may involve movement which distorts the images, but it would have been cool to zip around the yard.
Next time I will also make sure the professional photographer includes the walk-in closets. Yes, the mud room was included but the garage wasn’t done… maybe I will do a garage if it has a lift or something else interesting to see.
(Jeep not included)
Take a look at the tour of the house or if you are interested in the 3D technology to use selling your home then let me know with an email and I will follow up promptly.