The Future of Virtual Reality in Real Estate Coming Early 2019
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:45 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 10, 2018 / Shopping for a home is a bit like waiting in line at the DMV--frustrating and doubtlessly less efficient than it could be using modern technology. Whether house hunters click through Zillow and Redfin listings or are sent customized MLS listings by their realtor, people typically have to coordinate with a realtor and physically present themselves at properties in order to see anything more than a handful of dimly lit, grainy photos showing just a glimpse of a room or two. But house hunters want more. According to one online poll [cite Harris Poll for Coldwell Banker Real Estate from December 5-7, 2017], 77% of US consumers would like the ability to take home tours in virtual reality.
Yamen Darwish, a 23 year-old startup founder from Brooklyn, New York, noticed this gap in real estate technology. Yamen is the Founder of VRmello, Corp., a cloud-based real estate brokerage platform helping people buy and sell homes in a very non-traditional way. He describes VRmello as a real estate corporate office and showroom existing entirely in virtual reality. "Think of it as a 24/7 open house for properties around the globe," he says. "Home buyers can browse through property listings, engage agents, and conduct escrow all from the comfort of their office - or sofa."
"The convenience of conducting real estate transactions doesn’t stop with the home buyer," Yamen explains, "but extends to people looking to sell their homes, with little effort, to a more global marketplace." Indeed, according to Yamen, once home sellers sign up on VRmello.com and select their realtor from online profile listings of local VRmello-affiliated realtors, VRmello takes over from there, doing everything from capturing virtual reality home tours, to chatting online with potential buyers from nearby - or from across the globe.
Yamen's diverse beginnings working with real estate ventures in Los Angeles, New York City and Dubai and his connections within those markets--are what inspired him to think big. That momentum has been aided by seed funding from key players in varied industries, including from movie production giant Randall Emmett. VRmello is scheduled to launch as early as Winter 2018. To stay up with current events involving VRmello, please sign up here www.vrmello.com
SOURCE: VRmello Corp.