A specialist in the creation of 3D Virtual Tours, is changing the way we view homes

Already established in the retirement and luxury care sectors, Motion Real Estate Media  is looking to enhance what it can offer the industry and the homehunter and allow us to ‘visit’ properties we may want to buy without leaving our sofas.

“COVID-19 has changed the way homes and developments will be viewed indefinitely,” declares Harry Ravenhill co-founder of MREM which has created high-tech virtual tours for such care providers as Baycroft, Hamberley and Gill Jackson Healthcare Consultants.

“The use of our fully interactive 3D Virtual Tours allows prospective purchasers/residents to view properties from the comfort of their own homes, from anywhere in the world at a time which is convenient to them.

“It’s like being able to attend an open day every day with none of the risks of travel or close contact and no geographical barriers or time constraints.”

An example of a 3D Virtual Tour can be found here

With a generation of prospective purchasers/residents shielding and restricted with regards to their movements, 3D Virtual Tours have transformed our access to the housing market. They allow us to remain safe at home, removing the need to get in the car to view a property.

But MREM is leading the way and employing even more exciting innovations to make the experience more realistic.

“We’ve already heard from numerous developers and care providers about rooms being let and properties sold without the purchaser having to visit the site,” Harry adds.

“Using 3D Virtual Tours is incredibly simple. Viewers can move around simply by clicking where you would like to go and allowing you to move around the property and have 360 vision.

“Direct links to call, enquire and book a physical viewing within the tour make the process extremely efficient and streamlined.”

The technology has also been well received by the families of those retiring, or relocating.

Family members love to be involved with the decision making but more often than not they do not have the time to physically travel from (potentially) one end of the country to the other.

“Because we remove geographical barriers and time constraints, it doesn’t matter if the property is located in the south of France or south of England. It can be viewed just as easily at the click of a button with no risk,” Harry explains.

The other benefit of 3D Virtual Tours is the ability for purchasers/residents to view properties over and over again as many times as they wish.

As the uptake of 3D Virtual Tours by developers and agents increases, the flexibility and choice given to the market will increase, allowing people to view locations they would never ordinarily have dreamed of moving to and offering more possibilities.

“The future of this technology is expanding by the day,” adds Harry.

“We are already working with developers to simulate different furnishings and specification options which would allow purchasers to choose different furniture and spec options and then view the changes virtually.”

Useful for:

  • Initial viewings

  • Follow up visits

  • Showing the rest of the family

  • Familiarising residents & family with layout before moving in

  • Use of QR codes – For use in printed media and publications, allows people to jump straight into virtual tours within having to search for them directly.