The real estate industry has turned out to be quite competitive over the years. Numerous emerging trends have been implemented in this industry over the years. With rising customer expectations and demands, the technological tools are being augmented to make real estate solutions readily available to the clients.
Both residential as well as commercial real estate has scaled new heights with the implementation of these tools. One of the most prominent technologies to have gained momentum in the real estate industry over the years includes the 3D technology.
3D Technology in Real Estate
3D technology has seeped into the real estate sector owing to its various benefits.
3D printing structures to live in has become a norm over the years. Such buildings are already being constructed across the globe with the UAE laying stress on this trend. According to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President of UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, “This technology will restructure economies and labour markets as the use of unskilled labour will come down compared with the current situation, especially in the construction sector. It will also redefine productivity because the time needed for 3D printing of buildings and products will be 10 per cent of the time taken in traditional techniques.”
In addition to that, 3D technology allows architects to render the layout of the real estate project. This produces 3D images of the property complete with the details of the interior as well as the surrounding. This helps clients view the property way before it is constructed. This also helps in identifying any mistakes or loopholes in the project and rectify them, thus reducing the costs of the project.
These 3D visualisation techniques can be made available to the clients with the help of 3D applications. These 3D mobile apps can be utilised to view the property from the mobile devices.
Advantages of 3D Mobile Apps
There are various benefits of 3D mobile apps. Let’s take a look at some of these here.
- Provides a Complete View of the Property
The 3D mobile apps help clients view the entire property easily. The interactive animation delivered by these apps can be used to navigate through the property. The entire layout can be viewed easily. Clients can see the complete details of the property. Clients can view the floor plans of the property complete with furnishing. This helps them gain a better understanding of the property and they can make an informed decision before investing.
- Makes the Property More Accessible
The smartphone penetration has garnered immense popularity over the years. Today’s customers are highly tech-savvy. They are quite comfortable with using mobile devices and carrying out their online activities on these devices. In fact, it has been estimated that by the year 2017, more than 63.4% of smartphone users will browse the internet on their mobile devices.
With 3D mobile apps, clients can see the entire property on their mobile devices even before the construction process begins. So it is like getting virtual keys to the property and walking through it. With easy access to the Internet, a mobile app is one of the most preferred options for clients.
- Improves Convenience
3D mobile apps will help in bringing the property viewing experience right at the fingertips of the clients. This makes the property accessible to the clients anywhere and at any time. Clients can navigate through the property right from the comfort of their houses, thus making the process more convenient.
- Easy to Download
Based on the Internet connection, downloading a mobile app will take only a few minutes. This makes it easy to view and navigate through the property.
Mobile apps are highly engaging. With the world’s obsession with mobile devices, 3D apps have become quite sought-after. Adding responsive content would make these apps even more interesting.
Installation project lead, Andreas Thoma of Gramazio Kohler Research pointed out, “The ability to digitally fabricate, disassemble, and reassemble structures with no material losses changes the paradigm of architecture as well as the view of a permanent / temporary architect.”
Various real estate companies are already using 3D mobile apps to make the property viewing experience even more immersive and convenient. These are easy to create and can help clients to take more planned purchasing decisions.