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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I used it on every listing I took in 2016 to see if it makes a difference.

It's nice, but I can't say for sure it sold any home faster, hard to measure that result. I used on manufactured homes, condos and houses...all of them! It fluffs up the listing presentation too.

Bob Stewart is hosting a webinar tomorrow where some claim it's a must for Luxury homes. I'd have to agree, since it allows out of area folks to "walk the property". I'd definitely use it on homes over 3,000 sqft. 

Apr 25, 2017 12:45 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Someone here in the Rain does.  I remember reading about it. I just cannot remember who. It might have been Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - not sure. 

Apr 25, 2017 02:26 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Looks impressive, but be prepared to lay out some serious $$$.

Apr 25, 2017 02:16 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't yet but would for the right listing, but would use a photographer who has the equipment. I know Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS uses this

Apr 25, 2017 12:20 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No I have not used it because of the cost & size of my listings at the present.

Apr 25, 2017 11:08 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, many people here use them.  They love them, I think that they slow things down too much and would prefer a youtub video.

Apr 25, 2017 10:43 AM
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I used the services of a Matterport photographer who did a great job on a difficult-to-sell listing.  The homeowners were very impressed but I'm not sure it ultimately helped sell it faster.  

Apr 25, 2017 10:20 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sounds too sophisticated for an amateur photographer who still uses cell phone.  When necessary I will use professional who has the camera to do the job

Apr 25, 2017 10:09 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have no idea what a Matterport camera is.  Do you have examples of pictures that you can share?

Apr 25, 2017 10:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think it is unique but the cost for me does not add up to a return on investment. Expect many more camers like this over the nect five years with much lower entry levels.

Apr 25, 2017 09:18 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I'd use the service of a photographer with a camera, but not buy the equipment.  I think it would be one of those things where you say "Okay what do I do with this now?"

Apr 25, 2017 10:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. 

Apr 25, 2017 10:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have used the Matterport demon alongside slideshows and video.

Although the homebuyer/seller was impressed, they were not all 'ga-ga' about it.  What I did hear is they were unaware of how much time they just wasted.

That could be a benefit in itself.

I WOULD USE MATTERPORT if scheduling was more instantaneous and cost a little lower. I would buy the camera if priced at $2700.  Don't see the return on a eventual $7,500 investment.

Apr 25, 2017 10:17 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Looks cool. The real estate tours photographers do not get paid squat. I wonder how many tours they need to shoot to justify another toy....

Right now it is aerial time... Next year who knows....

Apr 25, 2017 10:11 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have not heard of that camera but I use either my cell phone or Canon EOS.  If I need to I hire a professional photographer.

Apr 25, 2017 09:24 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No. It looks expensive but this is the way the technology is going. I suspect virtual tours will be the norm in 10 years. Think of the time and gas money we can save!

Apr 26, 2017 05:44 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Apr 25, 2017 10:00 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Our photographer has one and just started offering it.  We are looking into it very seriously.  Jim Paulson has and uses one, maybe talk with him. -Kasey

Apr 25, 2017 09:51 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I have on my upper end properties. Here is a sample of my most recent sale

Apr 25, 2017 07:29 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, I haven't used one yet.

Apr 25, 2017 06:05 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have seen several of these used and posted here on the Rain. I agree with Bob Crane that they are slow and not engaging.

Apr 25, 2017 06:02 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

never heard of it

Apr 25, 2017 02:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have but, am not fond of them - I get too many complaints about their slow speed and that they make the user dizzy. As Bob Crane mentioned, most prefer a YouTube video!

Apr 25, 2017 02:31 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Too expensive and involved for me.

Apr 25, 2017 02:13 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not at that price - I know of no one that has it

Apr 25, 2017 02:12 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Steve Snyder It does look impressive. I would have to analyze the ROI first.

Apr 25, 2017 01:03 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

One of our clients bought one when it came out.  It had no effect on her business, and does better with using a professional photographer.

Apr 25, 2017 12:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never have used it and by the comments about costs, still not on my list!

Apr 25, 2017 11:30 AM
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

YES!  I fell in love with the technology when I first saw it.  I paid to have it done when I finally found a local company that could do it, but finally decided to just buy it and not hesitate to use it.  Had to go out and buy an iPad again and a nice tripod so it was expensive, but thanks to a great 2016 and the need for a few tax write off's, it is now mine.  

Apr 27, 2017 10:11 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have seen them, but not sure I prefer these photos.

Apr 27, 2017 08:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Never been a fan of it.  Too slow to load.

Apr 26, 2017 01:57 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Now yhou have me going to check it out.

 

Apr 26, 2017 09:25 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It is expensive.

Apr 26, 2017 06:50 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We thought about it, but opted for a much better system and for a great deal less money.

Apr 26, 2017 06:39 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I have not - and do not plan to...

Looks like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS did some helpful research...

Apr 26, 2017 06:13 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

looks great

Apr 26, 2017 05:47 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not... my company offers the service... but really overly expensive for most listings. I get great professional photos and videos at a fraction of the cost and time from other sources.

Apr 26, 2017 04:14 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I have explored the idea but felt it was not a mature system yet.

Apr 26, 2017 03:27 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I prefer to pay my photographer to make shots and if it is a lease or fixer I do them with my Nikon. 

Apr 25, 2017 11:54 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Steve Snyder - expensive! (And good, too.) I have not used it - yet.

Apr 25, 2017 11:18 PM