A virtual experience

Craig Sharp Homes' 3D models take online home tours to the next level

Written by Kristin Baker

New technology is making it easier for potential buyers of new homes to become familiar with Craig Sharp Homes’ quality and craftsmanship.

The builder’s website, craigsharphomes.com, now features 3D models of actual homes built with different floor plans. Potential buyers can access the models right from their living rooms and experience 360-degree views of home models.

“It’s such a great tool,” said Brandon Salisbury, Craig Sharp Homes’ interior architect. “For prospective clients, instead of waiting for the Parade of Homes twice a year or driving all around town looking at model homes, they can quite literally sit in the comfort of their own homes any time of day or night and tour our homes."

Salisbury said to his knowledge, Craig Sharp Homes is the only builder in Wichita to use a 3D camera for this purpose.

Taking a 3D virtual tour is a more thorough experience than watching a video or looking at photographs. Viewers can use keyboard arrows to navigate through a home, taking note of any details they wish.

“We have all of our floor plans online, but transferring from 2D, black and white, to what the home really looks like is hard,” Salisbury said. “This allows you to look at every single nook, cranny and space you can go through.”

Clients can pull up the 3D models on their phones, iPads or other devices wherever they are to verify a specific finish or detail.

“It’s just one more tool to help us communicate to prospective clients,” Salisbury said. “We want to be responsive to their needs.”

With more people doing their initial home searching online, Salisbury said 3D models allow prospective buyers to become familiar with the signature Craig Sharp quality, things like ceiling details and style that make Craig Sharp stand out from the competition.

“To get the same effect, you would have to look at thousands of pictures,” Salisbury said. “Instead, spend a few minutes virtually walking through one of our homes.”

To view a 3D model of a Craig Sharp home, visit craigsharphomes.com, or to make an appointment contact Craig Sharp Homes (316)775-2129.

 
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