Startup Enables Real Estate Agents to Offer Virtual Reality Home Tours

iStaging has released a mobile-first solution for real estate agents to showcase properties in virtual reality.

The product suite features a 360-degree VR camera app, as well as a cloud platform to upload and edit VR tours.

A free version of the service is available; for paid plans, iStaging offers a fisheye lens so real estate agents can capture their listings in 720 degrees.

“Home buyers and real estate agents are demanding a better, more efficient way of discovering and showing properties,” says Kevin Basset, iStaging’s Head of Marketing. “Virtual tours help real estate agents and their clients make visiting and purchasing decisions much faster. Creating these tours usually requires expensive equipment and the help of a specialist.”

iStaging’s VR Cam is an app that makes shooting virtual tours of properties as easy as taking photos using a smartphone camera, the Alibaba-backed company says. Leveraging image-processing technologies, the app enables the user to stand in the middle of a room and capture high fidelity virtual tours in minutes.

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