By Paul Fitzgerald – March 16, 2016
Clinton Howell, who is a leading real estate agent with Re/Max Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage, is always one step ahead of the game when it comes to offering the best and latest technology for his clients.
Howell, who is also the founder and owner of H2 Systems Inc. in Burlington, is now offering a 3D showcase that will undoubtedly engage buyers and delight sellers on many levels. He is offering new technology that certainly scripts a new chapter in the real estate industry.
The popular entrepreneur and trusted and successful real estate agent is utilizing Matterport’s 3D media platform, which allows users to “walk” through spaces of a home and experience it for real – just as if they are actually there.
How does it all work? And how does an agent like Howell actually capture any space in a home with ease?
Well it’s all quite simple. Through the Matterport Pro 3D Camera and Capture App for iPad, this technology automatically produces high-quality immersive 3D models. As the camera gently spins, it captures the colour and contours of a space, and actually calculates dimensions and spatial relationships between objects.
With the click of a button on your smartphone, tablet or desktop, anyone can view Howell’s 3D listings from anywhere – at home, at work, or while on vacation.
“This new technology is beneficial for everyone on many levels,” says Howell.
“Matterport’s 3D media platform allows me to post 3D listings 24/7 and this means that home buyers will get to view scores of listings in a matter of minutes. I am thrilled to offer 3D listings as this is truly cutting-edge technology, and most of all it is convenient for today’s busy professionals who don’t have time to shop around, and as well it cuts down on travel and meeting time for home buyers and sellers alike.”
This new technology is certainly a cut above the rest: Other laser based cameras are cumbersome, expensive and take days to create a 3D model. Matterport’s 3D media platform provides the most accurate imaging that is more real than real and it produces images in a matter of minutes.
Matterport also offers a Dollhouse View feature for larger and more expensive properties.
“The Dollhouse View allows users to peel back floors one-by-one, providing an understanding for how different levels fit together in three dimensions, while offering an unobstructed view of lower floors,” says Howell.
But wait, it gets better. Matterport’s 3D media platform includes a unique Floorplan View and Inside View.
Floorpan View offers users with an orthogonal, top-down view of a property. With the floors navigation enhancement, users can easily toggle between floors in Floorplan View, rather than seeing only the top floor of a model. This allows enhanced space planning for applications like interior design. The same holds true with the Inside View which allows users to toggle between floors, as if they are in a virtual elevator.
Howell is now a home lifestyle tech columnist with HOSS Magazine. HOSS is known as one of North America’s leading home lifestyle magazines.
Howell’s company, H2 Systems Inc. in Burlington, is popular for its excellence in offering the best in home theatre systems, home automation, home integration, built-in-multi-zones and video solutions, flat-screen TVs, home networking, home theatre design and construction and décor for its clients.
H2 Systems Inc. has won 17 awards to date for home theatre and integration which is more than any other company in Canada.
Howell is known for his commitment to community outreach as he supports a variety of local organizations that include: Easter Seals, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Smilezone, and the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.
Howell is also a member of the Board of Directors of Art Gallery of Burlington.