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Gransky private msg quote post Address this user
Anyone else catch this today? REALTOR.COM ANNOUNCES MATTERPORT INTEGRATION
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JonJ private msg quote post Address this user
Great find!
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Yes. Great find. Thanks for sharing

Dan

P.S. Below is the full-text of the press release ...

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Realtor.com® Announces Matterport 3D Virtual Tours On For-Sale and For-Rent Home Listings

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services, operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the addition of Matterport 3D virtual home tours on for-sale and for-rent listings on the realtor.com® iOS real estate app, which features the most comprehensive inventory of for-sale listings among national competing apps.

"Seeing a home is one of the most critical, but time-consuming elements of the home shopping journey," said Ryan O'Hara, CEO of realtor.com®. "By leveraging Matterport's 3D technology, we are giving home buyers the ability to explore properties they are interested in with virtual tours prior to ever setting foot inside a home."

Real estate professionals can leverage Matterport 3D tours to differentiate their listings and create more visibility among consumers given the demand for this type of experience. According to recent research from realtor.com®, consumers rank 3D virtual home tours as the second most desired feature in the home search experience, behind large, high quality photos.

"The combination of realtor.com®'s inventory with Matterport's immersive user experience gives shoppers the opportunity to visit a tremendous volume of rentals and for-sale properties, from one location, and get the full experience of being inside. It is the most efficient way to search for a new home," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "We are excited to see companies like realtor.com® paving the way as tech forward leaders in the real estate industry."

Currently, thousands of for-sale and for-rent listings on realtor.com® have Matterport 3D tours with volume continuing to increase as real estate professionals increasingly adopt the technology. Realtor.com® is the first company to be formally connected to Matterport's syndicated direct feed, which expedites, simplifies and streamlines the process of including 3D tours on a listing on realtor.com®. Properties on realtor.com® that offer Matterport 3D virtual tours have a hexagon-shaped icon displayed on the property image on the search results page, or on the first property image in the photo carousel on the listing detail page.

Matterport's 3D platform, cloud services and photo scanning technology create the floor plans and virtual tours of homes available on the realtor.com iOS mobile app. Realtor.com's direct relationship with Matterport enables the company to provide consumers with access to more 3D tour models in real-time.

To view a sample of the Matterport 3D tours on the realtor.com® iOS mobile app, click on the following embedded links on an iOS device:

Dramatic 5-bedroom and 5-bathroom home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Colonial style home in sought after Haworth, N.J.
Renovated and open five-bedroom home in San Clemente, Calif.
Light and bright home in Boerne, Texas

For additional Matterport 3D tours and realtor.com®'s complete inventory of for-sale and for-rent listings, download the realtor.com® iOS real estate app on the App Store. Matterport 3D tours are scheduled to be available on the realtor.com® Android real estate app and on realtor.com® this spring 2017.

About realtor.com®

Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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A large majority of my clients find Zillow to be more effective and as such, are putting their money there at the moment. But hopefully this forces Zillow to embrace Matterport.
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WGAN Forum Founder DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
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Yes. Hopefully, this will inspire Zillow.com to keep up with the Jones

@Metroplex360

Looks like the first official use of the Matterport API?

Looks like Matterport acknowledged by saying "formally" in their statement

"Realtor.com® is the first company to be formally connected to Matterport's syndicated direct feed, which expedites, simplifies and streamlines the process of including 3D tours on a listing on realtor.com®."

Dan
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jfantin private msg quote post Address this user
Today I saw this in my Facebook news feed, so it seems that Matterport has put some money telling the world about it.

It is a pitty that in Argentina the local "Zillows" and "Realtors" are not as enthusiasts about Matterport. For me is like rowing in caramel (it is an Argentine phrase "remar en dulce de leche", because it is so hard to convince a real estate agent to adopt Matterport when they cannot show it in the usual platforms and their own website is their only option.

Good for you guys! This means more business!

Maybe once Trump leaves office I will consider moving there
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JonJ private msg quote post Address this user
I wonder if the Matterport tour will syndicate if the WP3D plugin url is used instead of the matterport url. Let's hope so!
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Let's hope so!

Dan
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@Gransky

Thanks to you, the We Get Around Network reported this major Matterport development five hours before their newsletter arrived.

Dan





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srennick private msg quote post Address this user
@JonJ I read the update to say that the syndication will flow from Matterport, with the Matterport URL. NOT our WP3D Model URL. I would imagine the individual realtors who have a realtor.com account could go in an edit the listing with the branded WP3D Model URL.
"Realtor.com will use our direct syndication feed, which will automatically match a listing to a Space, using a verified address."
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rpetersn private msg quote post Address this user
Hey guys...

So, this news release notes that this change is only for their iOS app listing. I haven't seen where this affects the content displayed on Realtor.com proper.

A quick test (with the Realtor.com APP) indicates that it seems they (Realtor.com) are looking for a 'matterport.com' based URL for the "Tour" in order to get the custom "View 3D Tour" icon treatment, but only inside the APP.

If you like, you can elect to use WP3D Models links for the "Tour" and you'll get a treatment like this on the web and mobile websites:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/402-Rainier-Ct_Missoula_MT_59803_M86516-46172

Note that the "Tour" link is driving traffic back to the Agent's website "inhabitmissoula.com" vs a direct link to Matterport....just no custom icon/link in the APP.

Here at WP3D we'll certainly be keeping a close eye on all these integrations as they come up and look for any opportunities for collaboration!
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Gransky private msg quote post Address this user
@dansmigrod - Glad I could help! I just happened to stumble across it while burning time scanning a property today. I figured it would be of serious interest to most of us here.
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While we're on the subject, here's a link to Realtor.com's internally made video promo on the Matterprot integration supplied to Presswire by Realtor.com. They have kind of branded the Matterport technology as "their" new technology. No mention of Matterport--but hey, that's okay!

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Enjoy!
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EricThomas private msg quote post Address this user
If you read the entire article it appears Zillow is hinting at their own 3D product they are developing....
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