The use of virtual reality in property development

July 26, 2019
July 26, 2019 Ziyanda Yono

The resurgence of the 4th industrial revolution is fast requiring advanced means of embracing the digital age from every aspect such that the use of virtual reality in property development has become an important tool especially in marketing.

In the property industry visualisation is everything from the drafting of plans for a particular required structure to a finished structure on paper which can often be confusing for someone without an architectural or engineering background, so the use of virtual reality in property development makes it easier for town planners and architects to interpret the desired visual outcome for the clients expectations.

The use of virtual reality in property development at Waterfall Villas in Midrand

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The virtual tours through the use of high end VR equipment such as HTC Vive, Oculus Virtual Reality headsets and Samsung Gear allow the user to be visually immersed within a specific environment in this regard property making the use of virtual reality in property development a serious modification tool increase sales.

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The use of virtual reality in property development will be utilised to clone layouts and contents of a property by providing potential buyers the opportunity to view the property as if they were standing in the room, an immersive experience that has almost little or no difference to the physical world!

This also means the effort of making time and travelling expenses incurred in the process of acquiring property will be eliminated through the use of virtual reality in property development by bringing clients to an area of potential purchase of structures or property through the use of virtual reality in property development by immersing the clients in a virtual space that looks no different to the actual structure.

Below are examples of the use of virtual reality in property development

These virtual tours can be viewed on a computer, smartphone and tablet but also inside a Virtual Reality headset if you have one.

You can click on the image above to experience the Virtual Tour and browse through the property.

Click on the image above to activate the virtual tour and to see what it is like.

Virtual Tours of a space is one of the best ways to showcase a property if a client cannot physically visit the property.

Still Images for Property Developers

As part of the 3D Virtual Tour scan that we can do for property developers they also get still images. These images can be used on brochures, on the internet and for social media marketing.

Below is some images of the properties above that we took during the 3D Virtual Tour scan.

In conclusion the high-end 3D modelling software used to create the experience will make the use of virtual reality in property development easier for both the clients an easy and effective marketing tool which may in turn increase sales with less efforts making it easy for a seller in any part of the world irrespective of distance to conduct business without incurring travelling expenses.

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