We selected three forms of visits and compared them with a real estate tour. These comparisons will be the three topics discussed and explored in this memoir: – a virtual visit can replace a physical visit; – a virtual visit can replace a physical visit with augmented reality; – A virtual visit can replace a panoramic visit.
This document has two parts. The first is a review of the literature, a generalization of publications related to the subject being studied, and the second, more practical, is a qualitative study aimed at determining the correlation between the studied theory and practice on the ground and, ultimately, determining the advantages and benefits. the disadvantages of each form of visit. A literature review consists of five chapters. The first chapter identifies the four forms of visits studied in this article. Chapters two, three, and four include comparing a virtual tour with alternatives. The final chapter discusses theoretical findings from a literature review. Qualitative research is aimed at confirming or refuting the assumptions made on topics. We conducted eight interviews with experts. Some of these specialists specialize in real estate virtual tours, while others specialize in virtual tours for estate agents. We were able to develop a thematic analysis and compare the results with what was indicated in the literature.
Two technical devices allow you to immerse the user in a virtual reality environment: virtual reality helmets and dive rooms. Virtual reality headsets (also called headphones, immersive headsets or HMD1 devices) contain two screens, one for each eye. On these screens, the images scroll with a perspective corresponding to the virtual scene that unfolds before the user’s eyes. The headset also contains sensors that constantly record the position and orientation of the user’s head. When the user turns his head or changes the direction of his gaze, this information is transmitted to a computer, which recounts the images and sends the corresponding signals to the displays.
Portable headsets are devices that need to integrate an external graphics processing system (usually smartphones). The most common portable headset. Fixed helmets are connected to an external GPU. Dive rooms (also called visiocube or CAVE2) offer the most important dive experiences and are often used on a real estate tour. In this type of room, the user is surrounded by high-resolution 3D screens. To appreciate the 3D world with this type of setup, you need to wear 3D glasses equipped with a position sensor. When the user moves, the correct perspective is displayed in real time on the projections of the screen. This helps to achieve complete immersion. Illustrations of immersive rooms can be found in the Appendix. With the necessary tools, virtual rooms are much more expensive than virtual reality headsets, and are less common. Virtual reality applications are diverse and diverse.
The range of application is mentioned in the Appendix. Virtual realities are specific real estate applications that we will not study. Here we are exploring a virtual visit made using a 3D computer design or scan. To scan, you must physically visit the object and make a visit from different points in each room, these places are called markers. For virtual tours, currently the most used device is three-dimensional visualization, accessible using a smartphone, which can be placed in the portable helmet provided for this purpose. Some real estate companies provide a helmet to potential buyers for free. Then users can look around with a helmet and see the parts of the house that they want to visit. It is also possible to view virtual projects on two-dimensional screens, such as smartphones or tablets, while preserving the illusion of depth offered by 3D.
Currently, real estate investors often hope that undeveloped real estate will cost more after its construction. But buying according to plans has limitations. An investor may be disappointed with an end result that does not meet his expectations. To counter this, virtual immersion is especially useful. Instead of representing real estate through a two-dimensional plan, the internal architecture is practically visualized in accordance with the wishes of investors. These visualizations, which have become possible thanks to virtual reality, allow you to better imagine the space and options of possible objects.