An amazing new 3D Scanning Technology Comes to Aptos, in the form of the Matterport 3D camera. This camera is used to create photorealistic representations of the interior of buildings. It was developed over the hill in Mountain View, and some of the earliest adopters of this technology have been real estate agents, for the creation of eye-popping (some would say mind-blowing!) virtual tours.
This is believed to be the first use of a technology like this ever in Aptos. Noted Aptos real estate broker Seb Frey hired VirtualTourCafe to create a 3D model of his listing at 692 Rio del Mar Blvd, in the Rio del Mar neighborhood of Aptos.
3D Virtual Walk-Through
Although the Matterport technology is very new, it’s gaining traction, fast. Zillow now directly supports links to Matterport 3D models, and the San Francisco Association of Realtors has already added a specific link for Matterport models right in its MLS singulair over the counter. It is expected that many more multiple listing services, including MLSListings.com which serves Aptos, will one day offer direct support for this nascent technology as well.
According to Frey:
My listing at 692 Rio del Mar is truly an exceptional home – but honestly, a lot of people are put off by the Rio del Mar Boulevard address. They think traffic and noise – but this home is actually set well off the street on a flag lot. Getting people up the driveway to see the home has been a challenge…but by offering this innovative Matterport 3D virtual walk-through, we’re expecting to get a lot more buyers in the actual door.
See also: What’s the Matterport in Santa Cruz?