Stamford, Conn. (March 25, 2021) – William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the firm has partnered with Asteroom to provide sales associates with a new leading-edge solution for 3D virtual listing tours. The new product increases efficiency in the creation of virtual tours while lowering costs and continuing to deliver an exceptional online home touring experience for consumers.
One of the largest Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliates in the world, William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the first company in the brand’s global network to partner with Asteroom, as well as the first firm to make the technology available to the luxury tier of the real estate industry.
Asteroom’s 3D tour product allows the online user to move through a house, understand the flow of rooms and view “dollhouse” floor plans that provide a three-dimensional perspective. According to the HousingWire Tech100 award-winning company, consumer demand for true virtual reality tours has increased for residential resale listings by 750% during the last year of pandemic conditions, with major online search portals now featuring homes that offer these tours more prominently. Citing data from Zillow that one in 20 home buyers now purchase a home without visiting it in person, Asteroom stated that walk-through 3D tours help consumers to view homes remotely.
“We are excited to deliver this cutting-edge product to our agents and customers, reinforcing our commitment to delivering the most innovative, best-in-class marketing offerings,” said Vincent Socci, Chief Operating Officer with William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “These tours empower buyers to view homes on their own schedules while giving sellers the benefit of powerful exposure while making the home search process more efficient and alleviating pandemic-related concerns surrounding in-person home visits.”
The company has already received enthusiastic feedback from early adopters among its sales professionals.
“Asteroom is such an easy, comprehensive tool to use,” said Ali Greene, a licensed real estate salesperson with the company’s Larchmont, N.Y., brokerage. “I can elevate the presentation of my properties on my own time, with my own equipment and have instant turnaround.”
“I was able to create a great quality 3D tour, and the best part is it didn’t take long: 45 minutes to create a tour for a 3,500 square-foot home with a turnaround time of 24 hours,” said AnnMarie Sementilli, a licensed real estate salesperson with the company’s New Canaan, Conn., brokerage. “All in all, it is a simple and seamless process, and a product I can use for all listings.”
About William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $5.9 billion portfolio with more than 1,100 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliates globally and the 37th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes nearly 1,000 offices throughout 72 countries and territories on six continents.
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