Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate (Tierra Antigua Realty)

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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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Expensive, it is.

Mar 28, 2018 08:28 PM
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Lexie Longstreet
Savvy + Co. Real Estate - Charlotte, NC

Hey Doug, We just bought a Matterport for our office and are doing the 3-D tours for our agents - if they want them. They have really upgraded the technology since I saw it at Inman in January.  It's really smooth and so SUPER Cool.  It's also pretty easy to upload and shoot.   We have our photographer's assistant do it while the photographer shoots the stills.  One thing I would caution about is the house has to be spotless... and clutter free. There is no hiding piles of junk and shooting around it.  AND I'm talking dust on ceiling fans, smudges near door knobs... if it's there... you can see it.    We have set up a website to start to promote our 3Dtours - even though all these houses sold in the first 2 days...Check them out here :   http://www.savvy3dtours.com

 

Aug 07, 2015 10:30 AM
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Vicki Temple
O'Fallon, IL

I just saw it and found out it doesn't work on some places like Mac but was told that. Check out where it works expecially on phones. I thought it hard to navigate for many.

Apr 02, 2015 02:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't use it, but some agents seem to like it.

Aug 13, 2018 08:21 AM
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Hector Duarte
myPropertyChannel - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Search Site/Lead Provider

Matterport is a great tool for the upscale listings.  My personal experience with residential listing in So. Cal. has been a little different.  The majority of the realtors in our network have had more clients respond to our HD videos than to our Matterport presentation.   

As a marketing tool, you're going to catch more people's attention with video.  That's not a knock on Matterport.  I just take into account that some potential buyers may not be too tach savvy to take the time to use it.

Dec 13, 2016 12:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It would not be a differentiator in my market. It is a big investment so talk to more sellers and agents and then decide.

Aug 20, 2016 06:36 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, South Walton
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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What would you pay for someone to shoot it for you?

Jan 23, 2016 11:17 AM
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

We have the Matterport and beyond the 3D tour, the Doll House view and the floor plan that it creates are pretty spectacular.

Jan 06, 2016 10:44 PM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I think it's a great tool to use if the home is tenant occupied to better prescreen prospects and cut down on showings.  I've worked with sellers who are nervous there tenants will be bothered too much and don't want to upset them.  Tonight we met with a terminally ill seller and I offered it as a way to not disturb her as often (it's really a land value deal) but still be able to market the property and build an interest list.

Dec 10, 2015 11:18 AM
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Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I don't think it's worth $4,500, but if the price comes down 50% I'd do it in a heartbeat. It's a great way to differentiate yourself! 

 

Aug 08, 2015 01:04 AM
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Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc.
Heart Realty Group, Inc.. - Oswego, IL
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Just another shiny new thing that may be useful in a few select markets on certain high end listings but in reality will do very little to sell a  home in Small town America.  Save your money and use the available technology - bottom line - until you get the buyer in the door your chances are selling a listing to your average buyer on the internet are very low.

Apr 02, 2015 04:00 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Doug,

My answer is no..  Most high end buyers prefer great photos to focus on, they are not interested in tours or videos for the most part.  This makes them watch on someone elses time, the photo are stills, and they like maneuvering on their own.

Apr 02, 2015 03:45 AM
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Douglas Trudeau
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate

Vicki Temple - Thanks for the input. That is the kind of information I like. I'd rather spend that $4,500 on a full frame camera body, add a 70-300 mm lense to round out what I have, more lighting, some Manfroto tripods, and add 24 GB of RAM to my computer for faster photo and video processing. All of which I know how to use and get the best to produce great photos and video.

Apr 02, 2015 03:36 AM