Buy­ers take vir­tual tours

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - AUCTION -

NEW tech­nol­ogy is help­ing Gold Coast­ers build their dream home by of­fer­ing vir­tual tours through var­i­ous de­signs and floor­plans.

G.J. Gardner Homes is stream­lin­ing the de­sign process with its Vir­tual Dis­play Vil­lage. The com­pany’s Gold Coast gen­eral man­ager, Si­mon Cur­tis, said the ex­pe­ri­ence was an Aus­tralian first.

It is avail­able at Villa­wood Prop­er­ties’ de­signer dis­play vil­lage at He­lensvales’ The Sur­rounds as part of a na­tional roll­out.

“This tech­nol­ogy al­lows clients to walk through any home de­sign they choose, of­fer­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence more than 24 dis­play homes, not just the one we se­lected to build in the lo­cal area,” Mr Cur­tis said.

“It will also make the plan­ning process a lot quicker by mak­ing it eas­ier to amend plans in real time, ready for a drafts­man to fi­nalise the de­tails.”

Re­search by re­vealed stress and un­ex­pected costs were the big­gest bar­ri­ers when it came to build­ing a home, with more than 60 per cent of those sur­veyed claim­ing on­line walk-throughs would be a use­ful plan­ning tool.

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