Modsy aims to help consumers reimagine rooms

Having raised $8M, Modsy is seeking partnerships with agents, brokers
  • Modsy is seeking to partner with real estate agents and brokers.
  • Users snap photos of rooms and indicate preferences; Modsy sends back virtually staged versions of images.

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Some buyers may not take to a property simply because its interior design and furniture layout doesn't jibe with their tastes. But Modsy could help buyers see a home's full potential, preventing situations where would-be owners reject listings for mostly superficial reasons. The San Francisco-based startup uses 3-D technology to help people envision new design and furniture layouts for rooms that fit their preferences. 3-D virtual-staging firm Rooomy and 3-D model providers InsideMaps and Matterport are among other startups seeking to provide a similar service. Modsy "might be a really neat way to think about designing a space while you're standing in it," said CEO Shanna Tellerman. It “could be mutually beneficial" for buyer's and listing agents. Modsy, which has worked with some real estate developers and wants to partner with real estate agents and brokers, is still beta testing its product (you can sign up to be a beta tester here), but has plans to l...