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.

EXp World Holdings revenue soars 212%

EXp saw a net loss of $5.2 million, or $0.09 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the earnings report. Still, that beat the expectations of analysts, who had predicted losses of $0.11 per share.

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.

The 5 V’s trending in 2019

The rise and acceleration of artificial intelligence; real estate technology becoming faster, easier and more automated; and the strong emphasis on relationship-building are a few 2019 trends that were solidified at Inman Connect New York by a range of…

The market is turning. Here’s how hard times inspired Glenn Sanford

Before Glenn Sanford launched eXp Realty, he was running multiple teams of agents across several cities for Keller Williams, too busy to innovate.

Holidays in 3D: Tour 5 festive locations right now

When staging a property, brokers want to evoke a sense of what life is like inside the home. Buyers who come through should be able to imagine their own lives in the space — including entertaining and family gatherings.

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.

Should your real estate brokerage open a VR showroom?

Realtor Andrew Ernemann of Sotheby’s — owner of Aspen Starwood Properties and a former ski racer — set out to encourage potential clients to step away from blueprints and generated floor plans and look toward virtual reality.

How this VR real estate startup began with Navy family life

San Diego-based real estate agent Lauren Taylor, a proud Navy wife, serves a special homebuyer niche — military families relocating to Southern California who must find a home at a moment’s notice. The challenge of helping her clients view a large number of homes in a short amount of time led her to conceptualize and launch a virtual reality technology platform, Savvy Homes Portal, to show properties from a distance.

You have 10 seconds to sell your listing: How to make them count

We used to tell homesellers they had approximately 60 seconds to sell their home. The critical minute started the moment a buyer showed up at their curb. If prospective homeowners liked what they saw from the street, they would head inside. First impre…