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Hunziker Launches New 3D Walkthrough Technology

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Stroll through a home from the comfort of your couch.  Hunziker & Associates, Realtors is the first in Iowa to roll out new 3D technology enabling customers to virtually walkthrough a home, view a dollhouse representation and a floor plan of the home.

The Internet has proven to be a resourceful tool to homebuyers who want to browse housing inventory from the comfort of their couch. Real estate agents can upload a smattering of still images to help give people a sense of what a house is like, before they set foot through the door. But even the best pictures can’t convey the full feeling of walking through a house.

That’s why Hunziker & Associates, Realtors has introduced a new 3D Walkthrough feature that’s designed to provide prospective buyers with a deeper insight into what the home actually looks like before they go and visit it. The effect is a bit like The Sims meets Google Street View: users can zoom out into a “dollhouse mode” and look at a home’s complete floor plan in miniature, and then zoom into a first person view to move around the house. 

Right now, homes listed by Hunziker & Associates agents in Central Iowa will have the option to include the new feature.  Users who would rather not have a full 3D rendering of their home sitting on the internet can opt out of the new service if they choose.

The service is powered by Matterport, a company that has been working for the past three years on technology that allows people to use a special camera to map the space around them in 3D. In this instance, Hunziker & Associates' has dedicated personel to use Matterport’s camera to create a 3D Walkthrough of a home, and then include that in the listing.

"The ability to "walk" through a home and see how it flows from room to room is something that still photos can't give you," stated Dean Hunziker, Broker owner of Hunziker & Associates, Realtors.  "Technology has come a long way from the days of little pictures in the paper."

Visit some of our 3D Walkthroughs 

4709 Clemens Blvd.











1324 Cherokee

1324 Cherokee 3D Walkthrough










3314 Foxley

3314 Foxley 3D Walkthrough










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