Engel & Völkers today announced a partnership with Matterport, the market leader for spatial data capture, to build upon the brand’s Integrated Product Suite that provides its network with the latest in virtual technology capabilities. In partnering with Matterport, Engel & Völkers real estate advisors will be able to deploy Matterport-certified local scan service professionals to capture Matterport high-fidelity scans of listings, in turn enabling advisors to host 24/7 virtual open houses and immersive 3D property walkthrough experiences for buyers. With a Matterport 3D scan, advisors will also have everything they need to promote their properties, including an inclusive package of high-resolution photos, video assets, floor plans, and the market’s most immersive 3D tour.
“Our business has always been rooted in personal relationships and face-to-face interactions,” said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “Our shop locations are purposefully designed to provide a physical space in which our network of advisors can deliver the highest level of personalized service within their communities. At the same time, as a modern, global real estate network, we have long worked within the Google suite of products to facilitate collaboration, communication, and connection with our peers and clients around the world. This existing infrastructure has very much helped us navigate the current climate. As a brand, we were early adopters of virtual offerings at a mass scale in 2017. In partnering with Matterport, we’re able to offer enhanced virtual offerings to our network so that they can continue to deliver the highest level of service our clients have come to expect, even in uncertain and ever-changing times such as these. We remain as committed as ever to serving our local communities around the world.”
The partnership with Matterport continues to build upon the brand’s pre-existing, fully-integrated virtual offerings, which include:
- Virtual Showings. Advisors are able to easily integrate videos and/or 3D tours into a listing page from Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo to provide an immersive consumer experience.
- Virtual Reality capabilities. VR technology and headsets were introduced into all of the brand’s shop locations in 2017.
- Virtual Open Houses. Advisors can easily schedule and create virtual open houses for their listings with the ability to livestream using any social or virtual streaming service.
Collectively, all of these capabilities allow buyers to safely and comfortably search for homes from any location. For Engel & Völkers advisors, these features are fully integrated into their Integrated Product Suite providing a seamless experience and allowing them to communicate with their clients in new ways and easier than ever.
“In the current moment, virtual technology is especially important to real estate professionals, but it is equally important in looking toward the future of the industry and how business will be conducted,” said RJ Pittman, CEO of Matterport. “We are proud to partner with Engel & Völkers Americas to empower their advisors with services and technology that will allow clients to immersively experience properties at any time and from anywhere in the world. By streamlining the 3D capture process through our professional network of certified scan professionals, Engel & Völkers advisors will widen their reach, attract prospects quicker, and engage clients like never before.”