Barbara Sullivan credits high tech 3D scanning solution with quick sales and sight unseen offers
Barbara Sullivan, a Southwest Florida realtor with Jones & Company Realty, quickly sold two properties to buyers using 3D virtual tour technology during the last week of June. The swift sales and closings were facilitated by a cutting edge technology service provided by 3D Interspace Solutions, hired to digitally scan the properties. The Fort Myers based company is the first to specialize as a 3D Showcase provider throughout the region, solely focused on offering Matterport® 3D Virtual Tours.
“I now have all of my listings digitally scanned. It has proven to be effective and very successful. This new technology has changed the way I practice real estate. It’s an amazing tool,” Sullivan said.
The first property is located in South Fort Myers. Sullivan claims that hiring 3D Interspace Solutions to create a digital 3D tour of the property was the determining factor for the quick sale.
Sullivan listed the property on June, 18, 2016, and an open house was held on Sunday, June 26. She sent the 3D Virtual Tour to potential buyers who could not be at the open house. One of these was a woman whose fiancé wasn’t able to attend with her. Another was a couple based in Ohio. In all, there was a bidding war with nine offers on the day of the open house, three of which were sight unseen— emailed from out of state buyers who had viewed the 3D Virtual Tour.
For another sale on Fort Myers Beach, the buyers visiting from Wisconsin looked at a number of properties, including one of Sullivan’s listings. During their visit, Bryce Clerk, the owner of 3D Interspace Solutions, was in the process of scanning the property. The fact that Sullivan followed up with the couple by sending them a 3D Virtual Tour of her listing after they viewed the property in person and then returned home, gave her a competitive advantage in getting both ends of the deal.
During the couple’s decision-making process they were able to virtually explore the entire contents of the listing immediately after their visit. Because their experience at the property remained fresher in their minds and more appealing while discussing options, they ended up making an offer a few days after their visit. The couple attributed their selecting Sullivan’s listing over the others she showed them to not only her personality and professionalism, but also to having the 3D Virtual Tour to review.
The virtual scanning technology that 3D Interspace Solutions offers gives a listing agent a competitive advantage. When helping a family who spends an entire weekend visiting 10-20 open houses, the listing agent who is able to keep the memory of the buyer’s experience in the open house the freshest, will have a significant advantage when following up with a 3D Virtual Tour.
In addition to facilitating the quick sale, the 3D digital scan provided measurements of the property that were so precise, they were used for the renovation of the property. The new owners gutted the kitchen and replaced the floors throughout, including the lanai, using an upgraded service provided by 3D Interspace Solutions. The digitally scanned measurements simplified a long distance renovation.
3D Interspace Solutions has the additional capability of being able to create accurate 2D floor plans for clients from the scan data.
The services offered by 3D Interspace Solutions allows potential home buyers the ability to walk through the floor plan as if they were there, switch to an interactive floor plan view for a traditional top-down perspective, and the opportunity to zoom out to view the whole property at once in the doll-house view. It is a unique tool for real estate agents to use to conduct an open house at the convenience of the client and from the comfort of their own home or wherever they choose to access the technology–at the agent’s office, the local coffee shop, poolside, or elsewhere.
3D Interspace Solution has performed 3D scans in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Estero/Bonita, Naples, Sanibel, and Captiva, and has requests from around the state.
Barbara Sullivan is a realtor with Jones & Co. Realty. She can be reached at 239.281.9174
About 3D Interspace Solutions
3D Interspace Solutions provides immersive Matterport® 3D Virtual Tours for the real estate industry and others in Southwest Florida. The Fort Myers based company was founded by Bryce Clerk and Sean Radigan. It is the go-to company for 3D Virtual Tours in Southwest Florida. Our company is positioned as completely distinct from and an advancement beyond traditional photography and 3D Virtual Tour service providers. 3D Interspace Solutions is a member of the Matterport® Service Partner Network and an Affiliate Member of the Board of Realtors of Greater Fort Myers & The Beach.
More information can be found at www.3dswfl.com or by calling 415-370-9966.