Home.com.au enters open trial phase in Australia, pioneering the way for Agents to broadcast real-time, remote property inspections for buyers & renters.
Home Live, a new immersive property discovery platform that allows both Agents and Consumers to engage via real-time, interactive property tours and fully interactive 3D models, today announces it’s entered open trial phase in the lead up to its official launch in Australia at HOME.COM.AU.
HOME.COM.AU, which is the brainchild of ex Silicon Valley Executive, CEO and Co-Founder Luke Watson, and CTO/Co-Founder Jon Tyson, will be releasing a World first for the real estate sector that provides Australia with live streaming property inspections.
Users are able to watch split second delayed broadcasts online as Agents broadcast from their smartphones to take viewers around the property. The technology allows for a rich property discovery experience and meaningful engagement between participants throughout the whole experience.
Another unique feature of HOME.COM.AU is the interactive 3D models appearing on each property’s permanent broadcast page. These compliment the inspection broadcasts by allowing users to virtually walk around the property, complete with furnishings, much like they would in a computer game, while the interactive floor plan mode provides the user with a top-down view of the entire property.
For Agents, HOME.COM.AU is a powerful tool to connect with clients from a distance (such as property investors or people relocating), to build further interest in their properties. This is especially helpful in bridging the gap between when a property is found via traditional sources (eg: property portals or local papers), and the small fraction of those people that make their way to an open house inspection.
Broadcasting on HOME.COM.AU helps Agents build their contact list by providing broadcast reports that include the viewer’s verified contact details, allowing Agents to follow-up with potential buyers and renters.
A game changing option for Vendors, especially those who value their privacy or are reluctant to sell, HOME.COM.AU can also optionally be used by Agents to filter out “tyre kickers” and ensure that only well qualified buyers are invited to inspections.
As the first of many innovations to come, HOME.COM.AU employs a fair pricing model that enables all Agents and Vendors across Australia to benefit from these technologies.
For Consumers, the live broadcasts allow users to reclaim their Saturday mornings by remote viewing properties beforehand; and furthermore, the split second interactive nature of the technology provides a gateway to get the agent to zoom in on specific areas or to answer questions in real time as they navigate the property.
These features in particular, allow users to conveniently view a larger number of properties, then decide on those that they would like to view in person.
HOME.COM.AU’S public beta of its live broadcasting feature is today available on the website and to all agents via the Agent portal and mobile applications. Agents can subscribe to the service via home.com.au/agents and users can request a broadcast of any listed property via https://www.home.com.au/blog/blog/properties/request.