12 February . 2018
Virtual Reality Tours Coming to Estrella.com
Utilizing new, state-of-the-art technology, prospective Estrella residents will soon be able to experience our community from anywhere in the world. This cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing how consumers look for homes.
Estrella by Newland Communities has partnered with Matterport to create virtual reality tours to showcase how our residents live Life in Every Direction. Traditionally, the real estate industry relied on physical tours or flat 2D photography to preview floor plans and home features. However, with Matterport’s industry-leading technology, prospective home buyers and current residents can have a 360-degree, room-by-room experience from any internet-connected computer, mobile device, or virtual reality headset.
Offering the ability to view interactive 3D images, virtual reality headsets have grown in both popularity and usage in the past year. With the ability to wear a head-mounted device, similar to goggles, the wearer can be visually-immersed in a property, video game or other applications and simulators. With most VR headsets having the ability to track head movement, future residents could quite literally look around the previewed property or location.
In January, Matterport was onsite in Estrella to capture 3D footage of the community, including its two residents clubs. What makes life in Estrella so special is that it’s more than just the homes built within it, and these virtual reality tours showcase key amenities, the Estrella Information Center, and available model homes.
The technology will allow a robust online experience for prospective home buyers interested in making Estrella their home. Current residents will also be able to share the online
content with friends and family, creating an opportunity for others to experience what life in our community is like from the comfort of their own home.
Matterport was recently named the third fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley and it provides its 3D digital modeling to several industries beyond real estate. To date, Matterport has produced more than 700,000 tours worldwide.
We expect the content to become available in late spring when we debut the revamped and upgraded Estrella.com website. For a preview of the technology, visit Matterport.com or contact the Estrella Information Center.
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