How is a 3D Virtual Tour different then a traditional virtual tour?
A traditional virtual tour isn’t really virtual. It’s just a gallery of stationary panoramic photos. Although techniques vary, most traditional tours don’t allow the viewer to move around within the space. At the very most, traditional tours offer 10 individual locations to view the space. Traditional photographers use DSLR cameras to capture multiple photos which are then stitched together to form a panorama which is viewed from a player.
Our 3D virtual tours allow the viewer to explore the space in up to 200 locations that are seamlessly stitched together. We use high tech Matterport 3D cameras which have 12 cameras and sensors to not only capture photos but to create a polygon mesh. This mesh is rendered into a dynamic 3D model which can be explored online or even with a virtual reality headset such as an Oculus Rift! Plus, our 3D models also show a “Floor Plan View” as well as a “Dollhouse View” to allow the viewer to conceptualize the space.
Can exteriors be included in the tour?
3D Virtual Tours are best suited for interiors but if there is no harsh direct sunlight, exterior spaces may be included such as decks and patios.
How long does a typical scan take?
It typically takes 35-45 minutes for every 1,000 square feet. Each individual scan takes about 1 minute.
What do I need before the appointment?
You do not need to provide anything for us to make the virtual tour. Everything in our virtual tours are created digitally.
Please have the space in a condition suitable for scanning before the scheduled appointment. We would prefer to not spend time during the appointment cleaning or rearranging furniture.
Please provide instructions in the appointment scheduling form on how to access the property or how to obtain lockbox codes.
How to Book a 3D Tour
Fill out the form
Please take a moment to fill out this form and request a 3D Home tour by Northern Home Tour. Once we arrive at your property it ususally take 3-4 hours to scan a propert. We can turn around your scan within 24 hours so you can have what you need as soon as possible.