Virtual reality is now coming to homes, not in terms of movies and entertainment, but in the area of real estate. Instead of life-like movies, people can now look at homes, appliances and other consumer products for 'real' with the help of Virtual Reality.
When buying a home, people can now move forward anywhere in the house they like. They can enter the bedroom, the bathroom and wherever they want in a home for sale. It takes practice though, as it is more than likely for the user to hit the walls in maneuvering the interface.
Jason Darcy, a data scientist and software engineer connected with the Halstead Property would liken the experience to teleporting to the actual site.
Halstead Property recently ventured into the latest virtual reality technology and called it 'the new dimension in home buying.'
"The new technology is composed of virtual renderings that allow users to 'walk' into a home by wearing VR Glasses like Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear headset," according to a company statement.
"Halstead is working with internally as well as with developers like Matterport on resales and Virtual Xperience on renovation and new developments and plan to have Virtual Reality headsets at its office with viewing rooms at some point this year," the company statement added.
With Virtual Reality invading the real estate industry, other industires are most likely to follow suit. The world can now expect buying and selling real estate properties on a high technology level.
The next VR development will not probably rest with just sight alone. It can further venture into feel and maybe even smell.
This year, home buyers should be prepared to feel with their own hands the soft fabric of a sofa, the rushing waters from a faucet, and the hard and cold feel of the door knob as they open a door. Anything is now possible with the advancement of Virtual Reality Technology.