Virtual house-hunting: A new dimension in finding your new home and community
August 22, 2017
Approximately 90% of homebuyers search online for a new home. About 73% will spend up to a year browsing websites before they ever visit a model home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 68% of new home shoppers do their browsing with a mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. These homebuyers looking at floor plans and elevations, researching options and amenities. They’re taking a close look at site plans to see which lots are available. With digital advances, new home browsers experience more ways of seeing homes and communities—in a virtual world. At Ideal Homes, we have created more ways for our homebuyers to envision their new home. Our 4D/360° virtual tour lets you “wander” around the home, which gives a realistic sense of the flow. Explore your kitchen. Zoom in on details. Use your computer, mobile device, or even VR headset. Google Street View lets you look around the neighborhood. Download the app (Android or iOS) and you can see the community and surrounding area. Just type in the address and use the arrows to navigate around the area you want to tour. Follow a drone’s view of the community’s homes, streets, playgrounds, and proximity to neighboring areas and services. All of this advanced viewing prepares you for your visit, when you can move from virtual reality to physical reality. We’re always ready to show you our homes and plans, and to answer your questions—whenever you’re ready to visit. Browse our communities throughout the Oklahoma City region and 54 new home designs, and then contact Ideal Homes for a truly personal home-buying experience.