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Matterport: the future of real estate

Every year we travel to the national realtor convention to participate in a week of training with some of the best in the real estate industry. Last year was an epic 7000+ mile road trip to New Orleans and then Florida (we had to swing in and see mom while we were all the way down there). This year it was San Diego. In addition to seeing this great country and participating in some of the best education going, we also get a chance to preview the latest and greatest real estate technology. This year didn’t disappoint as we were wowed by a new device called Matterport. Matterport is a digital camera that rotates around on a tripod, literally scanning the inside of your home. About 100 scans later and Matterport has created a virtual model of the inside of the home which you can then walk through as if you were there. You can also step out to a dollhouse view which is fully rotatable to see the whole layout of the home. Obviously we had to have one. You can see an example of what it can do here:

Aside from being a pretty cool piece of technology, the matterport allows someone to walk through your home without ever coming to town. It is rather uncommon to buy a home sight unseen though it does happen. Matterport makes this a greater possibility. We have already seen offers from out of area buyers based on one of our Matterport tours. This is the wave of the future and we are proud to be among the first in the world to own and utilize this real estate game changer. If you are thinking about listing your property, contact us and we will be happy to show you how Matterport can help you sell your home faster, even sight unseen to out of area buyers. At Lancaster and Company we are committed to providing the best real estate service anywhere. Period. That is why that in addition to fielding quality, well trained agents, we employ the latest and greatest technology to help you achieve your real estate goals.