Selling real estate during this time of complete and total uncertainty has created an atmosphere of anxiety for buyers and sellers. Small things become big – and fear can rule a transaction. Most everyone involved in the transaction (about 33 people touch every deal) is on edge as current events affect each person and their families in a different way.
As this relates to the Eldorado real estate market, we have always attracted out-of-state buyers which most of us were when we bought property here. Now those people can’t travel as freely as they once could, and are relying on Facetime showings and 3D Matterport videos to make their buying decisions.
In the last 3 weeks, three of my Eldorado listings went under contract with out-of-state buyers. None of the contracts stipulated the deal was contingent on buyer’s stepping foot in the property. One drove in from Colorado a week later, one drove in from Houston 2.5 weeks later and a buyer from Oregon won’t actually see the home until August – a month after closing.
What made these buyers comfortable making a big decision like this was expert professional photography and the new 3D Matterport videos. This technology simulates exactly what it is like walking through the home. Along with a “dollhouse” view, which is a 3D rendition of the entire house. It’s really an open house 24/7 from anywhere.
Marshall Elias, who does the photography and Matterport videos for Sotheby’s International Realty of Santa Fe says “the 3D technology is amazing and over the past few years is only getting better allowing buyers to move through a home at their own pace using mouse clicks or the arrows on a computer keyboard, unlike a video that can only be viewed by clicking play.”
“Other features of the Matterport tour are 2D floor plans that allow buyers to look at a floor plan from above to see the layout with each space labeled,” he says. “The operator moves the camera after each scan 8-15 feet then scans again, about 45 minutes per 1000 square feet is the estimated on site production time.”
Check out the Matterport video of 3 Mariano Road and 2 Chusco Road at Lisa Smith, Eldorado Homes Real Estate on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/lisasmitheldoradohomes/?ref=bookmarks
3 Mariano Road link – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=vH2D2Drz9Qv&wts=1
2 Chusco Road link – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=K2zzurn9Z6H&fbclid=IwAR1riUQKhcT-DReNS68S51KWohwTt8njwWhfVE3FH8WJkyyIiT2-bVzoAO4
21 Cagua Road link – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rzqycLUfXda&wts=1