Virtual viewings app for smartphones launched

first_imgHome » News » Virtual viewings app for smartphones launched previous nextProptechVirtual viewings app for smartphones launchedIn what is claimed to be a world first, Eyespy360 will soon enable agents to offer live and interactive property tours via mobile devices.Nigel Lewis31st May 201702,396 Views LtoR: EyeSpy360 CEO Andrew Nichols and COO Michael Valentine.A 360-degree tour tech firm is to launch a real-time service that will enable agents to offer virtual viewings.The system, it says, will be the first in the world to offer real-time, two-way viewings on mobile phones and laptops.Eyespy360, which is based in London, says this this will help agents cut down the number of physical viewings agents have to complete by eliminating tyre-kickers, and enable agents to concentrate on qualified leads.“Why wouldn’t a potential buyer look at a virtual tour first instead of turning up blind and then having to walk away when they realise it’s not for them,” says CEO Andrew Nichols (pictured, right).EyeSpy360, which launched in May last year and already counts Countrywide, Arun Estates, JLL and developer Octagon among its clients says it will launch the product in “a few months”.Started up in May 2016 but in development for six month before that, EyeSpy360 began by creating an affordable way for agents to offer high quality 360-degree property tours.Samsung GearWhereas some companies charge up to £4,000 for their proprietary kit, the EyeSpy360 system can be used with any of the 360-degree cameras on the market, which start at around £200 for the Samsung Gear 360 (pictured, right), for example.Eyespy360 then offers a ‘fremium’ model to create tours, but for agents to brand it their own, a subscription service is offered starting at £29 a month.The additional functionality due to go live will enable an agent to follow potential buyers or tenants as they tour a property and, if summoned to do so via an interactive button within the tour, talk to them via a skype-style text, audio or video conversation.The technology will also enable agents to conduct ‘open house’ virtual viewings in a similar way.“We started looking at areas where 360 VR tours could add value and the property space was one of them that we thought was ripe for change,” says Michael Valentine, the company’s COO (pictured, above).“I believe that VR 360 will soon supersede standard stills photography in the property market. We believe that because of the feedback from the agents, sellers and buyers who we talk to, who say it helps them win instructions when compared to agents who don’t use it.”michael Valentine Matterport Andrew Nicholls EyeSpy360 May 31, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more