Frequently Asked Questions

What is “virtual reality for real estate”?

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What is the best phase of my project to start using VR?

VR helps effectively communicate your space during all phases of your project. The design process for architectural reviews, the entitlement phase to help gain support for the project, and preleasing to help showcase your project to potential tenants. The earlier we get in the process, the more cost savings you’ll experience.

What is the typical cost of a project?

The final cost depends on the size of the project, whether you purchase or lease the equipment, etc. Contact us and we’ll discuss options and give you an estimate.

How long does it take?

It’s best to bring us into the project as early as possible. VR is a powerful communication tool you can use from design all the way through sales. It typically takes 4-6 weeks for us to have your VR solution ready for you to use, though it ultimately depends on the size and scale of your project.

What’s the difference between Mobile and High End VR?

The short answer – High End VR is a luxurious, emotionally engaging option while Mobile VR is a good introduction to virtual reality to showcase your property at off site events.

The longer answer – High End VR creates the most immersive experience by tracking full “room scale” motion, using two sensors and a high powered computer that follow the user’s movement in 3D space. This full scale interaction allows the user to get a complete understanding of the space, making it an effective sales tool. Mobile VR – like Google Cardboard and Gear VR – is powered by a smartphone and offers a first step into virtual reality. The limited computing power reduces property walkthroughs to static 360° panoramas like Google Street View, contributing to shorter viewing times of 30 – 60 seconds. It’s a great tool to quickly showcase your property during off site events.

Is it sanitary to use the headset?

Yes, the headset is wiped down with alcohol wipes between uses. The headset covers are made from an antimicrobial material, making it safe for anyone to use.   

How much room would I need to set up the equipment?

For the High End VR, you are fully immersing your clients, design team, or potential stakeholders in your vision for the space. The bigger the space to move around in, the better. This can be as much as a 15’x15’ area, but it doesn’t have to be. The hardware can be set up in a small “standing room only” space that just requires a couple feet of room. Our Mobile VR solution allows you to take it anywhere with the bulky equipment, a perfect option for events.

What kind of equipment is involved?

For High End VR, you need a high powered VR ready PC and a high end headset. For the mobile VR, you need a smartphone and a portable VR headset (Google Pixel, Gear VR, Google Cardboard).

What do you need from us to get started?

The more information, the better. To get started, typically we work from preexisting renderings, architectural drawing, and specifications. If CAD (Revit, Sketch Up, Rhino, etc.) models are available, that helps in the process. But we can complete a full model from a napkin sketch if need be.

Do you provide the hardware?

Most people choose to purchase the hardware from us for the best savings. We also provide an option to lease the equipment. With both options, we come to your location to set up the equipment and train your staff on how to use it. We can also provide the required hardware specifications for you to purchase the equipment yourself.

What if we want to make updates or changes to the content?

If you bring us in to help during the design phase, we match your design milestones and phases to make the changes between all the phases. For example, we flesh out the concept first, then you do some more detailed design where you change and add architectural items or furniture, fixtures, landscape and more. We then make those changes and send you new deliverables. We do that for every phase.

For sales, we work with you to make sure it’s right when you get it – we have a few iterations and design meetings with your team.

After the fact, we can still make small changes on the fly. Need new signage for a retail space? We update content on the web and you download it. Need a small portion of the design tweaked? We send you a new software package to install and everything is good to go.

What are the next steps?

Get in touch! We’ll answer questions about your specific project, make sure you understand the technology, and discuss how we can best enhance your design communications and sales process.