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Walmart taps Matterport to power new virtual-shopping experience

Walmart is using Matterport, a provider of thousands of virtual 3D home tours for property listings, to power an immersive shopping experience on the retailer’s website.

Houzz adds 3-D home staging to mobile app

Some prospective buyers can’t recognize a home’s full potential because they aren’t able to picture alternative design schemes. Houzz, an online home design platform and marketplace, has added a new feature to its iOS mobile app that can help house hun…

Pix4D app empowers drones to capture 3-D models of properties

Real estate technophiles, rejoice! Agents can now mix two of the hottest technologies in the industry — drones and 3-D models — into one: aerial interactive 3-D models. It’s a mouthful but also a powerful tool for bringing homes alive to your custome…

Sotheby’s International Realty beats Zillow and realtor.com to 3-D

Listing portals are known for introducing innovative features to the online property-search experience before their old-guard peers. But Sotheby’s International Realty has bucked the trend …

Matterport 3-D home tours get major virtual-reality boost

“Welcome to my office. Put on these goggles and take a tour of my listings — then let’s talk business.” In the months and years ahead, a growing number of agents may use that opener to kick off their meetings with prospective clients …

Now you can annotate 3-D virtual tours

One potential downside to virtual 3-D models of homes is that they can reduce the ability of an agent to “sell” a prospective buyer on a property, some agents say. That’s because the models can provide enough information upfront to cause more house hun…

InsideMaps photorealistic 3-D models won’t require special camera

Real estate agents and marketers will soon be able to produce photorealistic 3-D models using a regular camera, rather than hardware that costs thousands of dollars. Software built by 3-D provider InsideMaps will begin rendering photos captured by wide…

3-D home of the day

There’s plenty to love about this stunning detached two-story home on a beautifully treed lot in the Woodbine-Lumsden neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. It boasts a contemporary stone and stucco exterior, five generously sized bedrooms, four bathrooms an…

Video vs. 3-D: Which should you use to market your listings?

Not sure whether video or 3-D is better for marketing your listings? It all depends on your buyer audience …