Giraffe 360 or Matterport? Updated 3rd July 2022
Virtual tours are the future of real estate. They allow prospective buyers and renters to tour your properties in their own time and from the comfort of their own homes. This is essential during COVID lockdowns, but it’s also an element of the property marketing process that we think has changed forever.
Like anything, though, you need to be sure you are getting the best possible tours on your website. If you’ve done some preliminary research, you might have come across the Matterport and Giraffe 360 cameras. We’ve compared the two below to help you decide which one works best for you.
Capabilities: Giraffe 360 vs Matterport
Ultimately, you need to make sure the equipment you are using is capable of doing the things you need. Giraffe 360 cameras are able to take 360 degree photographs, but they do not construct an impressive “dollhouse view”. Matterport cameras, however, add fully-fledged virtual tours with dollhouse views of the space. This means prospective viewers will be able to walk through the property at their own pace and explore every corner. Matterport cameras are also able to take high-quality 360 photos, giving you the best of both worlds.
Matterport tours allow you to add extra information to your tours in the form of notes. When expanded by the viewers, these notes allow the owner or the landlord to show off the best of your property. Whether it’s providing practical details like the type of heating used throughout the property, or drawing attention to the dishwasher fashionably concealed in the cabinetry, Matterport virtual tours allow you to add the same value as one of your estate agents conducting personal tours in real life.
Matterport tours allow people to access precise measurements for the property without having to arrange an extra in-person viewing or request specifics from one of your members of staff. This means prospective viewers can check their furniture will fit perfectly in your property without any inconvenience.
Giraffe360 also offers Floor Plans, averaging 2% error variance, using LiDAR technology.
Cost: Giraffe 360 vs Matterport
There is no avoiding the fact that the Matterport Pro camera offers a premium service. Unfortunately, that means it comes with a hefty price tag. While you could buy the Giraffe 360 to boost your property listings with better photos, you can get the premium Matterport experience without a significant investment by using a matterport-partner property marketing service like Virtualoom.
Here at Virtualoom we use the latest Matterport technology to deliver detailed, immersive, industry-leading virtual tours of your property. Save yourself time and money by letting us take care of the whole process; we scan your properties and deliver your virtual tour on the same day, meaning you can focus on pairing clients with their dream homes.
To find out more, and to receive a free, no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today!