Patent Allowance for Enhanced Open House Video Tours for Real Estate Properties
The United States Patent Office has issued a NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE for patent application covering Interactive Open House Video Tours and other areas.
After the patent award, real estate companies, like Zillow Group, Yahoo! Homes, and Realtor.com, will not be able to provide the same or similar service to their members for the next 20 years.
OpenHouseOn.com LLC is the only real estate website offering Interactive Open House Video ToursTM to its members. Our video tours save both agents and buyers a significant amount of time, resulting in faster sales by allowing buyers to quickly view multiple properties remotely as if they are on location and then inform their agent which properties they would like to visit on-site.
Unlike regular video tours which are viewed from start to finish, Interactive Open House Video Tours allow buyers to make decisions where they want to go next on the tour. This is very similar to an actual open house tour when you are physically present at the property and where you make decisions what to see next.
When a potential buyer is viewing an Interactive Open House Video Tour online for a property, the tour simulates an actual open house tour using numerous video clips. For example, buyers usually start their tour by viewing a video which starts in front of the home, walking through the front door, and entering the living room. Once in the living room, the buyer can then select where to go next. The buyer may choose to walk upstairs to see the bedrooms, view the kitchen, walk down a hallway towards the laundry room, or even walk back to the front of the home again. After the buyer selects the next path to view, the options of where to go next depend on where the buyer is currently located.
Buyers also can select what they want to see next before the current video has finished. This allows buyers to quickly skip video clips and jump to the room they want to see, such as viewing the kitchen.
OpenHouseOn.com also supports race tracks. A race track video shows the majority of the property in the least amount of time for the buyer. A race track plays the selected video clips as one video which buyers can view from start to finish. After the race track has been viewed, buyers can then view previously seen or additional videos of the property. Which video clips are used to define a race track can be changed by the real estate agent at any time.
John Dempsey, Founder and CEO, said, "We are very pleased the United States Patent Office has issued a NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE for our patent application. OpenHouseOn.com is now positioned to exclusively provide unique video tours and virtual reality video tours for the next 20 years. This is a significant achievement in the multi-billion dollar real estate marketing area."
About OpenHouseOn.com LLC
OpenHouseOn.com LLC supports three video-based real estate websites:
OpenHouseOn.com websites are the first real estate websites designed from the ground up to support video tours. As a free service, agents can make a property video using their smartphone or tablet, upload their video to OpenHouseOn.com, associate meta data with the video, and provide buyers a video-based virtual tour on an MLS.
Our Interactive Open House Video ToursTM allow buyers to decide what to view next on a video tour. Our second patent-pending application allows buyers to view search results as customized multimedia shows for local properties.
OpenHouseOn.com supports searching for properties across the United States and uses maps, street views, videos, virtual reality, Agent BlastsTM, Instant AgentTM, Multimedia Shows, and "Since Your Last Visit" features to generate agents More leads. More sales. More commissions.®
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