3D Innovation Meets Home Tours: Introducing Redfin 3D Walkthrough

At Redfin, we are always looking for ways to make every part of buying or selling a home easier, faster and even more fun. Today, we’re accomplishing all three with the launch of Redfin 3D Walkthrough™. This online feature for Redfin-listed homes provides a high-resolution, interactive view from every angle inside a home and is powered by groundbreaking 3D scanning technology from Matterport. It is now available for Redfin listings in Seattle, including this home, and will roll out to other markets in the coming months.

Redfin 3D Walkthrough (think of it like Google Street View, but for inside the home) helps homebuyers better decide which homes to tour in person, and is another way that Redfin agents are helping their listing clients get even more attention for their homes to help sell them quickly. See for yourself:

When I first saw Matterport’s technology almost two years ago, it was a duct-taped prototype with a ton of potential. Today, it’s best in class. Matterport partnered closely with Redfin agents and our engineering team to deliver a cutting-edge experience that is unlike that of any other national real estate brokerage.

Seeing is believing, especially in real estate, and we designed Redfin 3D Walkthrough, powered by Matterport, to help you check out a home and find out quickly if you want to see it in person. With Redfin agents showing homes via Facetime or Skype and submitting offers electronically on behalf of clients in other cities, technology like this provides an added layer of convenience and information. Plus, this great technology and our amazing agent service help homes listed with Redfin sell an average of 15 percent, or three days, faster and for $2,424 more than comparable homes.

What do you think of Redfin 3D Walkthrough? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter, Facebook,  Google+ or in the comments below. Or if you’d like to talk to a Redfin agent about your home, click here.

Discussion

  • David Selinger

    This is absolutely amazing guys! Congrats!!!

  • Mike Young

    Extremely impressive. Congrats on achieving a long-wished-for “pony”! The experience looks like a win-win for buyers, sellers, everyone.

  • http://www.Redfin.com/agents/adam-kappel Adam Kappel

    Absolutely loving this new feature!

  • Moriah Martin

    WOW! Very very cool stuff !!!

  • Katya Kean

    Hey, I’m a SketchUp artist who is interested in positioning myself as a 3D-scan point-cloud editor (you know, for when you want to augment or crop out parts of the scan), and I’m looking for some test subjects/portfolio pieces. Any agents out there with 3D scan files want to send me a file to edit? No charge for the first one, just tell me what bits you want fixed. I’m easy to find, my email is my name at gmail. Thanks!

  • Bob

    It’s very nice. Panoramic tour software has improved a great deal during the last 10 years. The one new feature is the “doll house” view. Some kitchen remodeling software I used two years ago had this feature; it simulates moving the camera outside of a room looking in and makes some of the ceiling or one of the walls see-through. Giving a copy of the tour to the seller that they can play back years later would be a nice keep sake.

  • Julie Boxley

    Hmmm…not sure I would want prospective (internet) buyers browsing through my home and possessions….making me an easy target for break-ins. Just having my home on the market caused a burglary once before, but with internet shopping, and noiw this, wow what a gift to burglars!

    • Leah Culler

      Hi Julie, thanks for your comment! The Redfin 3D Walkthrough is an optional feature for home sellers who list through Redfin.