More than 70% of Renters Would Lease an Apartment Sight-Unseen Thanks to 3D Virtual Tours

Zumper partners with Matterport to bring the latest 3D technology to virtual rental

‘Virtual Signature’ Package Helps Homeowners Meet Renter Demand for Fully Digital Rental Experiences Amid COVID

San Francisco, CA (August 13, 2020) – The new standard for renting an apartment is now a fully digital experience, with tenants and landlords agreeing that it’s the fastest and safest way to rent during the COVID pandemic and beyond. Renters are becoming so comfortable with digital rentals that 72% say they would rent an apartment without ever seeing the property in person if a 3D virtual tour were offered, according to a recent survey * conducted by Zumper and Matterport.

To meet this demand, Zumper, the largest private rental market in the United States, has partnered with Matterport, the industry leader in 3D capture and spatial data, to bring virtual tours to Zumper. to the next level by providing cutting edge technology. for 3D floor plans (or Dollhouse View). These virtual tours are accessible from anywhere, anytime, on any device – essentially, a 24/7 open house where potential tenants can explore for as long as they want, at their own pace. .

With 3D virtual tours, viewers can measure the size of each room with 99% accuracy, even offering the ability to digitally measure walls, doors, windows or furniture. The view of the dollhouse allows viewers to see how the rooms in the house are arranged and really feel the flow of a space as if they are there in person.

“At Zumper, we created a fully digital end-to-end solution for tenants and landlords, and partnering with Matterport was the natural next step to improve our offerings,” said Anthemos Georgiades, CEO and co-founder of Zumper . “This partnership offers owners of multi-family buildings the best available technology, at one-third the price, with complete flexibility for maximum engagement.”

When Zumper customers purchase the Virtual Signature package, each property will be 3D scanned to gain full access to Matterport’s suite of features, which includes: 3D virtual tours that include multiple Dollhouse and Floor Plan views, five 360 ​​exteriors° panoramas, 4K print-quality photos, dimensionally-accurate 2D schematic floor plans, as well as guided and video tours, as well as highest priority rental ad placement.

In particular, Zumper customers have free access to share their Matterport content on all platform, including all major social networks, to advertise their property. This ability is totally unique to Zumper as all other list platforms limit sharing.

As tenants and landlords search for resources to rent in the safest and fastest way possible, Zumper and Matterport conducted a survey indicating that virtual tours have a huge impact on owners’ ability to rent their properties and the confidence of tenants in signing a lease. Some highlights include:

  • 82% of owners who advertised with a 3D solution were able to rent their property entirely virtually
  • 99% of owners say that potential tenants would be more interested in an ad offering a 3D virtual tour than another
  • 98% of owners say 3D virtual tours would give their listings an improved competitive edge
  • 95% of tenants would be more likely to rent a property with a 3D virtual tour on the SEO site
  • 90% of tenants would be more interested in an ad offering a 3D virtual tour than another

“We are proud to provide Zumper customers with the 3D virtual tours that will allow them to make confident decisions about where to live,” said Robin Daniels, Marketing Director of Matterport. “The ability to quickly, easily and safely explore apartments will be an integral part of the home search process. Not only can tenants gain the important information and understanding of a space with Matterport 3D virtual tours, but landlords can reach more potential tenants by offering to bypass in-person exhibit boundaries. “

For owners of multi-family buildings interested in taking advantage of all the benefits of this new partnership, please visit https://signup.zumper.com/matterport

To view a sample Matterport 3D virtual tour, please visit: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=RsKKA9cRJnj

About Zumper: Zumper aims to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. With over 14 million visits each month, Zumper’s free online and mobile rental search marketplace has grown into the largest startup in the industry. San Francisco-based Zumper has 200 employees across the United States and acquired PadMapper in 2016. The company has raised a total of $ 140 million in funding from investors such as e.ventures, Greycroft, Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Goodwater Capital, Axel Springer, Stereo Capital, The Blackstone Group, Breyer Capital, Foxhaven Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, NEA, CrunchFund, xfund, Divco West, MMC Technology Ventures, Scott Cook and the DeWilde Family Trust. Learn more at Zumper.com or by emailing press@zumper.com.

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About Matterport:

Matterport is the industry leader in 3D capture and spatial data with a mission to digitize and index the built world, and to advance the way people interact with the places they inhabit and explore. Matterport’s all-in-one 3D data platform enables anyone to turn a physical space into an immersive digital twin and share it with others to connect and collaborate in 3D. The Matterport platform helps thousands of customers in more than 130 countries realize the full potential of a space at every stage of its lifecycle, including planning, construction, evaluation, marketing and operations.

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