New view for Perth property


A bird's eye view of 7 Thomas Street, Nedlands. Buyers will be able to see inside during an online 3D tour.
A bird's eye view of 7 Thomas Street, Nedlands. Buyers will be able to see inside during an online 3D tour.

The video, or 3D tour, will be posted on the realestate.com.au listing and allow buyers to walk through the property, almost as if they were there.

They will be able to zoom in and out, look around a room simply by moving their mobile phone up, down, left or right, and move around the property by clicking on white circles, similar to Google Street View.

Buyers can also look at everything in a room and even check out the views through windows.

The tours already feature on realestate.com.au’s eastern states properties and are set to become a standard feature for WA listings.

Number 7 Thomas Street, Nedlands is the first Perth property to be filmed by the site.

Selling agent Michelle Kerr, from Abel McGrath – the Property People, said the technology was huge overseas and better than 3D.

“It is accessible to anyone, anywhere,” she said.

“You can view it on your mobile phone and you don’t need to buy any special hardware, like goggles, to be able to walk through the home.”

Mrs Kerr said that the technique would suit unique properties and those with views, and would benefit buyers from the eastern states or overseas who cannot view a WA property in person.

It is an intensive process and can take several hours to film a property, with a special camera and tripod set up to scan each room.

Number 7 Thomas Street, Nedlands, will be featured in the March 15 edition of Residential West. n