How could VR and AR enhance marketing performance of Real Estate Industry?

Three keywords: Informative, shareable and imaginable.

My particular interest in real estate industry comes from my small family business in shanghai. So today, I would like to share some of my ideas about how to use AR (Augmented Reality) to increase the marketing effectiveness in the real estate industry.

Firstly, let’s talk about the current application of VR and AR in the real estate industry. The topic has been brought up since three or four years ago. And I did some online researches and found that some hi-tech companies developed similar apps, such as ARHouse by Augmented Pixels Inc..  Although it is called ARHouse, it is more like a VR app.

Imagine that if you are a real estate agency, there are two goals fhouse-clipartor your business:

  1. to bring traffic to your place;
  2. to close deals efficiently.

One of the effective ways to create traffic is to make your visual information as more reachable as possible. 3D or VR mobile apps that contain as much information about apartments or houses as possible would be very helpful. People will be able to see 3D vision or VR vision of the apartments by using mobile phone to scan your posters placed in subway stations, bus stops or anywhere else. As a result, after getting clearer images, they are more likely to visit your place to learn more about houses or apartments. It is also important that the information people get from offline market is shareable so that the marketing effects would be doubled.

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Are you playing Pokemon Go?!

If you check Reddit, several hottest topics are about Pokemon Go. Moreover, Pokemon Go also beats most of the popular social media platforms on usage time.

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Yesterday, my cousin in China asked me to create a google account for him. I was curious about why? He said he wants to play Pokemon Go, but it requires google accounts to login in. And those Pokemon Go accounts sold on Taobao.com (Chinese biggest C2C online shopping website) are all forbidden. Really? Pokemon Go is that popular? The answer is an absolute YES, although it is still only available in some western countries, such U.S. and Australia (notice that it is not even available in Japan).

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