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Cardiff Property Agent Introduces Virtual Reality Viewings


Cardiff property agent, Jeffrey Ross, now offers its customers a new way to view properties with the launch of its virtual reality (VR) platform. It’s one of the first property agents in Wales to introduce VR, meaning that prospective buyers can now view homes through VR headsets without having to leave the comfort of their own home.

Ross Hooper-Nash, Director of Jeffrey Ross, said:

“We are always looking for new ways to help our customers view properties, we know how much time it could save both buyers and sellers if an initial viewing can be done via a platform such as VR. It’s particularly beneficial for prospective buyers who aren’t based locally and want to view a property quickly.

“That first viewing of a potential new home can be quite daunting for all parties involved and whilst video tours and photographs do an excellent job of providing an overview of a property, a VR tour can actually make you feel like you are walking around the rooms and hallways – it’s a completely new experience. The technology is so good that you can see the intricacies of each room and really feel like you are already in the property.

Jeffrey Ross is one of the first property agents in Wales, and even the UK, to introduce VR for its clients with only a few others around the UK offering the service.

Jeffrey Ross already has over 50 homes set up with VR tours which can be viewed at here. It will be offering the service to all its clients and the cost will be included in their overall fees. Ross continued, “We want to offer this service to all of our clients, regardless of the size or value of the property. We’re really proud of this new service and hope that it will set us apart from the competition.”

The platform uses Matterport technology and each home takes less than two hours to film, using a 3D camera. Customers use VR goggles to view a property, which can be purchased from just £5, or the agent will be providing them free of charge in their Pontcanna and Cathays offices.

To install VR, customers can download the Matterport app through iTunes and Google Play store.