Matterport to acquire AI-driven imaging company Arraiy

Arraiy, which uses machine learning to blend virtual and real environments, will see its engineering team and technology integrated with Matterport.

New app Asteroom makes creating 3D home tours easier and cheaper

New app Asteroom is a 3D tour product for Android and iOS that sells a panoramic mount in conjunction with a fisheye lens attachment and editing software for just $59.95. It claims that tours can be finalized in 15 minutes or less.

Lennar partners with SkyNav in mixed-reality marketing

National homebuilder Lennar announced this week that it has partnered with San Francisco-based SkyNav to showcase a Summerville, South Carolina, master-planned community called Summer’s Corner.

Houzz app now lets you test new floors in augmented reality

Although the tool is geared toward consumers, Houzz head of visual technologies Sally Huang says real estate agents can use View in My Room 3D to do on-the-spot staging that helps buyers make a home-purchasing decision or helps sellers make a design choice that could potentially boost a home’s value.

Love VR, but hate the headset? Try Ground Control

Radical Galaxy Studio recently launched a tour product for agents who sell new-build condos, residences and apartments from showroom floors. It’s a VR content management system called Ground Control, no VR headset required.

Ricoh announces new flagship Theta camera for 360-degree tours

Last week, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (Ricoh) announced the release of the next version of its popular camera, the 23-megapixel Theta Z1.

How to introduce AR into the buying and selling experience

Have you ever heard a buyer complain about the wall color in your listing or wonder if the living room could accommodate their furniture? How many times have you had a listing that desperately needed staging, but lacked the time or budget to get the job done? It would be fantastic if every buyer had […]

Augmented reality is becoming a widespread real estate tool

New survey results, from Rooomy, show that 14.1 percent of consumers have used either virtual reality or augmented reality when searching for a home.

Compass reinvents the real estate sign for the smartphone era

Compass has unveiled a potentially groundbreaking new customizable sign that its agents can control from their smartphone at Inman Connect San Francisco.

What Do You Do When Inventory’s This Low? Innovate

From the beginning, Simon Chen has abided by a clear credo: to enhance, not replace. “It’s all about using technology in the right way to make the agent that much more productive,” Chen, CEO and president of ERA Real Estate, says. “The focus for us is to use technology as an enabler, and less as […]

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