In the last few weeks, the UK has been adapting to a new and more virtual way of life. Apps like the video chat platform Houseparty have surged in downloads, while companies across the country have begun working from home and utilising online communication technology. While many companies are unfortunately having to put things on hold amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, some companies are utilising the ways technology can aid their business.
RWinvest, a property investment company based in Liverpool, is taking steps to ensure their staff and clients are complying with social distancing. With the help of computer-generated imaging and virtual reality, those interested in investing can take a virtual tour of select properties and their grounds, being able to view the development without leaving their home.
Properties available to view include Parliament Square, an exciting new development planned for the Baltic Triangle area of the city. Because this development is off-plan and hasn’t yet been completed, the virtual tour uses CGI technology to give viewers an insight into how the finished property and property grounds will look. Investors can choose to take a look at the development’s choice of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.
The use of technology such as virtual reality has been growing more popular within the property industry. Not only is this kind of technology useful during a time of self-isolation, but using VR to view properties is a great method all year round. Those who want to invest in a property from overseas, for instance, can use virtual viewings rather than having to spend time and money travelling to the UK.
With many property companies hoping to keep things up and running during this time, and many investors and homeowners looking to purchase property, it’s likely that VR technology will become even more popular over the coming weeks.
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