Estate agents, house sellers and property management companies are set to benefit from a free virtual house viewing package recently launched by the UK’s leading provider of 3D immersive tours, Apollo3D.

Selling property during COVID-19 has been extremely challenging for the property sector due to the restrictions surrounding onsite viewings. House sellers are nervous about the safety aspect of allowing potential buyers into their homes and estate agents are limited to the number of viewings they can offer.

In recognition of the impact this is having on the housing market, Otley-based Apollo3D is offering their latest product, which gives prospective buyers multi-user live 3D tours online, for free. Alongside this they’re also reducing the cost of creating and supplying 3D immersive tours to less than half their standard price.

Launched only a few months ago, ShowRound, places real-time video chat inside a high-resolution 3D Matterport tour, allowing estate agents to turn remote viewings into virtual sales tools. This ground-breaking technology syncs to multiple devices anywhere in the world, letting participants take control and explore as if navigating a property in person. Another added feature includes the option to seamlessly view multiple properties within each appointment.

Customers exploring these tours also benefit from additional features such as bespoke audio points, which provide tailored property information and direct access to Facebook Messenger meaning agents can live chat with potential buyers, answer queries and generate sales leads. From the customer perspective, all of this takes place from the comfort of their own home, making it safe and less time consuming.

Mark Shepherd, Founder and Managing Director at Apollo 3D said:

“The housing sector is going through a really tough time, as COVID restrictions make house viewings a big challenge. We wanted to take away some of the financial burden around selling properties and disprove the misconception that providing quality 3D tours can be expensive and only for high end properties. This simply isn’t the case, many of our customers commission cost-effective tours for the full spectrum of their property portfolio. Whether that’s a three-bedroomed semi, city apartment, multi-million property or commercial warehouse.

“Our exclusive ShowRound tool allows buyers and sellers to view properties in a safe environment, taking away the stress and worry of multiple house viewings and the challenges this currently presents. Instead of leaving house buyers to independently view 3D tours, we’ve gone one important step further, allowing agents to personalise each tour and enhance the customer experience by being there with them. It encourages genuine customers who’ve had a virtual tour with an agent to visit in person and buyers can view multiple properties in one session to help decide which is the right property for them.

“Our products allow the industry to meet current Government guidelines, which recommend initial property viewings should take place virtually. We hope our offer of support will be welcomed by those currently struggling during this pandemic.”

Apollo3D customer James Saul, Director, Silverspring Sales & Lettings based in Headingley, Leeds said:

“Like so many others the past ten months has been a tough time for those of us in the industry. Many are nervous about viewing properties or unable to do so due to travel restrictions. But fortunately for us we invested in a package of 3D tours via Apollo3D, helping us attract new tenants, landlords and property to market, enabling us to demonstrate just how powerful this selling tool really is.

“ShowRound has also proved a big hit as our team were able to show multiple properties to prospective clients in one sitting. The 3D immersive tours are high resolution and a far cry from blurry zoom sessions being offered by others in the industry. Customers can explore multiple spaces as if there in person. We’re certain that the quality of the tours has really helped to boost sales for us and envisage using the product beyond COVID-19.”

Leeds-based estate agent and Apollo3D client, David Phillip, was one of the first in the country to embrace 3D tours and recognise the benefits they bring to the property market. An example of one of their latest property tours can be accessed via the following link https://3dshowcases.co.uk/dp-latest

Alongside the free ShowRound service, the cost of their unlimited viewing 3D tours has been reduced to just £95, less than half the normal price. These benefits will be available to customers in the property sector throughout the current lockdown period, which officially came into force on 6 January 2021, with a view to being extended, subject to the implementation of further restrictions.

For further information contact Apollo3D on t: 0113 418 2581/0800 772 3265 e: info@apollo3d.co.uk