Asteroom and BHHS Fox & Roach bring agents innovative 3D Tours
Partnership empowers agents to quickly manage home photography and virtual staging on mobile devices
"As the region's market leader, we continuously provide our agents and consumers with the most ground-breaking technologies for their successful real estate experience,"
"There is no doubt that 3D tour is becoming an industry standard. What makes Asteroom unique is that Asteroom is the only solution that's designed to scan with a mobile phone. Phone cameras are getting better and better. We have also made the process of scanning so easy and enjoyable. I think we have a great shot to help put a high quality 3D tour on every listing in the U.S.," said Eric Tsai, CEO and co-founder of Asteroom. "As we continue to innovate in this space, we are seeking out brokerages and teams that we know will benefit the most from Asteroom's innovation. Fox & Roach is a leader in their market, and we know that partnering with them will enhance the homebuying and selling experience for everyone involved."
Fox & Roach will be introducing Asteroom as a 3D tour provider to their agents. The partnership grants BHHS Fox & Roach agents exclusive discounts on the hardware component, as well as a member pricing on software upgrades. In exchange, Fox & Roach will support the use of Asteroom and lead to other BHHS affiliates in the network adopting Asteroom.
Asteroom's technology utilizes cell phone cameras instead of the expensive and often bulky hardware of its competitors. By leveraging smartphone camera technology to achieve full home scans in less than 20 scans, one 2,000 sq ft home can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Once agents finish collecting the 360 images, they simply upload to the cloud where Asteroom's AI will stitch the images into a 3D dollhouse within 24 hours. Every Asteroom tour also includes a 2D floor plan with dimension estimates. Additionally, Asteroom also provides image enhancement services for images that easily rival expensive professional photography packages.
"Our focus will always be on giving agents the tools they need to succeed in real estate," said Tsai. "Real estate agents remain the single most important variable in every real estate transaction, and we want to continue our focus on aiding them in providing the best service to their clients."
Founded in 2018, Asteroom wants to bring transparency and efficiency to the real estate industry by offering a simple 3D virtual tour solution shot on smartphones. We want to lower the barrier to entry so anyone has the power to create a virtual tour without expensive hardware. A world where every property can be viewed virtually is one with accelerated economic exchanges.
About BHHS Fox & Roach
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® is part of HomeServices of America, the nation's largest provider of total home services and largest residential brokerage company in the U.S. in sales volume, according to the 2020 REAL Trends 500 report. The company was recently awarded "Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year" and "Highest Ranked in Trust and/Love" in the 32nd annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study.
With market dominance three times the market share of its nearest competitor, the brokerage completed more than 31,457 transactions in 2019. With over 5,500 sales professionals in more than 75 sales offices across the Tri-State area, the company was recently acknowledged as #1, for the fifth year in a row, in the entire national Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing, and title, property and casualty insurance.