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Last Updated June 2020

New 3D House Tours Offer Virtual Home Buying Experience

Open houses are a wonderful way to get to know the types of homes currently on the market in your area. But sometimes physically visiting a home for sale just isn’t in the cards. Whether due to a scheduling conflict, car trouble, inclement weather, or other circumstances, you don’t have to miss out on viewing the home of your dreams simply because you can’t make it to an in-person tour.

Communities like Pecan Square are creating immersive 3D house tours to bring the experience of an in-person home tour to the comfort of your home. Check out our tips for getting the most out of your virtual experience.

What is a Virtual House Tour?

Many industries use virtual reality for immersive training, product demos, and now, 3D home tours. Virtual tours are very easy to use and they provide buyers a level of vivid detail you can’t get from pictures alone. Realtors also benefit from this technology because listings that feature a digital walkthrough typically get 87% more interaction from online users than listings that only feature images. 

A 3D house tour can be likened to a virtual open house. Users can click on digitized circles placed throughout the video tour that allow them to move through the home to experience the flow and layout. Many 3D house tours are self-guided, but if you’re working closely with a real estate agent, they can also guide you through a virtual tour and explain different features of the home.

View Floorplans, Lot Sizes & Elevations in 3D

It can be difficult to get a true sense of a home’s layout and flow from a two-dimensional rendering of a floorplan. To the untrained eye, details like the direction of a door swing or the size of the master bedroom can be misinterpreted until the prospective buyer is able to see everything in person.

That’s why Pecan Square has created 3D virtual house tours of our builders’ most popular plans to give buyers a more detailed and interactive viewing experience. Each room is digitally rendered with a 360° view, allowing prospective buyers to see panoramic depictions of room dimensions, the home’s flow, even what kind of view one might see out the window. 

This tool helps homebuyers envision the home’s interior and see options for customizations and upgrades before making an offer.

Try Out Customization with 3D House Tours

One of the little-known perks of a new home in a master-planned community is that all of the homes can be customized. When launching a Pecan Square 3D home tour, the portal allows users to select from a palette of interior design finishes including cabinet, flooring, and trim possibilities to help create a one-of-a-kind home. 

This real-time customization allows you to coordinate color palettes and finishes with the furniture you already own and virtually tailor your home’s appearance before you move in. While standard 3D virtual home tours are certainly useful to house hunters browsing online, the detailed and customizable virtual tours offered by communities like Pecan Square take this virtual experience to the next level to truly view a home’s potential.

Cross-Reference Measurements

While 3D house tours are a great way to see tiny details, it’s always a good idea to cross-reference digital measurements and dimensions with things in your own home to give you more context. For example, measure one of the smaller rooms in your home and use this as a comparison as you view each room during the virtual house tour. 

Many 3D home tours only show unfurnished digital renderings of their homes, which can make it difficult to visualize a potential furniture layout. The builders and developers at Pecan Square understand that the home buying process is different for everyone. That’s why our 3D home tours feature furnished renderings of every room

To understand how your existing furniture might fit in the rooms of a home you’re viewing digitally, measure the largest pieces of furniture in your home, like a dining room table or couch, and compare those real-life examples to the dimensions conveyed in the virtual house tour.

Whether you’re just beginning your home buying journey, or you’re already pre-approved for a loan, 3D house tours are a great place to get started or find the house of your dreams. The real estate experts at Pecan Square are dedicated to providing an enjoyable home buying experience whether you’re online or in-person. Check out the homes for sale in our community and take a virtual tour today.

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