The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 has caused a significant adjustment to the way real estate is viewed, and bought and sold. The brokers at Newcastle Realty now follow important safety protocols and often meet with clients by phone and video chat. Paperwork and documents are signed electronically, and showings are conducted by video, or by adhering to certain distancing and disinfection standards.
In order to keep the real estate firm’s staff and clients safe while still being engaged in real estate, Newcastle Realty has continued to update their business practices in ways that support those goals. As a prime example of those efforts, Newcastle Realty has made a significant investment in Matterport, an industry leader in 3D Virtual Tour technology.
“We have long partnered with Tyler Plummer at Maine Aerial Photography Services,” explains owner Dennis Hilton. “Tyler provides professional photos and videos of many of our property listings, and now we are working with him to offer exciting 3D Virtual Tours, detailed floor plans, and even measuring tools using sophisticated 3D mapping camera equipment.”
The Matterport 3D Virtual Tours allow a viewer to move through a home however they wish, from room to room, and floor-to-floor, even outside onto patios and decks. It is easy to navigate and turn around to see the surrounding room features. The experience very closely resembles an actual visit to the home, but from the safety of the viewers’ remote location.
With over 20 agents, Newcastle Realty is one of the largest real estate firms in Lincoln County, serving hundreds of property sellers and buyers. While the impact of the Covid-19 virus has caused a slight slowdown in activity, their staff are still introducing new listings and placing properties under contract. Inventories are low and buyer demand remains strong, making this an excellent time to list your property for sale, even with the extra steps required for safety. Your Newcastle Realty broker is prepared to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
To learn more about how Newcastle Realty is using Matterport technology to assist clients and to market properties more effectively, please visit www.MyNewcastle.com and click on the Matterport 3D Virtual Tours button. Newcastle Realty is a member of the Cheney Financial Group, which also includes Cheney Insurance and Newcastle Vacation Rentals. They can be reached at (207) 563-1003.