• Camera costs $4,500.
  • Matterport has an app that's compatible with virtual reality headsets.
  • Matterport's customer service might be a problem for the company.

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More brokerages that specialize in selling high-priced homes, typically with the aid of significant staging, are likely to consider the utilization of 3-D technology moving forward. Silver Spring-based brokerage The Donna Kerr Group recently dropped $4,500 for the purchase of a Matterport camera, which is capable of producing 3-D models of homes by capturing the outlines of any room and discerning spatial relationships between objects. Via still images, viewers can view these 3-D models and see the contours of a space similar to if they were touring it in person. For example, someone taking a virtual home tour on a tablet can tilt the screen upward if they want to view the home's ceiling. The Donna Kerr Group is currently working through its first shoot with the camera and has...