walkTHIShouse is a technology product from Hoboken resident Roman Malantchouk that literally let’s you “walk this house!”
What does that mean? 3D walk-throughs of the interior of apartments or homes. Consider it “Google Street View” for homes! See the video (at the bottom) to give you a better idea and read on more below.
Give potential home buyers more to see with walkTHIShouse
Sure photo-galleries are the “standard” with Real Estate listing these days, but who wouldn’t want to get a better “feel” by being able to walk through the house and look around?
And as far as cost, it’s not expensive by any means. Prices range from around $300 for a 2 bedroom apartment, to only $750 for a four-story brownstone. Discounted prices are available to Realtors who enlist his service on a regular basis.
It’s not just for homes for sale either. He’s done work for various art galleries, common areas for buildings like Maxwell Place, and anything else you can think of!
The benefits go beyond the “cool factor” as well:
The listing have become much more powerful with having an immersive 3-D model and clean architectural floor plans. It really gives people a feel for the space.
Realtors are able to show a property to more people who are not able to physically visit it.
Works especially well with beach houses.
Realtors are able to reduce the amount of time they spend on showings and reach more potential buyers.
Realtors who have used an interactive model have seen increase in physical showings.
A 3-D model has been very useful for when a potential buyer wants to walk through the property on his own time after already visiting an open house.
A new Realtor recently opened up in Hoboken, NJ – Links Residential(located at 101 Park Avenue.)
Besides having a nice bright corner office, what makes Links Residential any different from all the other Realtors in Hoboken?
Well, for one – they have other offices outside of town (Teaneck, Maywood), which is beneficial for those looking to relocate to places with more space, or even “real” yards.
Additionally, since they’re new – you’ll most likely get a more hungry agent that works harder for their clients. Plus, they’ve been recruiting experienced agents from other outfits in Hoboken.
We also found out that they have some unique features on their website that makes sorting through the available properties easier. Instead of just searching the basic features (like bedrooms and baths), you can also search for specific amenities (such as doorman and parking).
“Our business is built on honesty and transparency. We are not just real estate brokers; We are advisers and consultants, and are with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve your real estate goals.” Hmm. Maybe the “mayor” can learn something from these guys?
Anyway – welcome Links Residential to the neighborhood – and feel free to check out more here: linksnj.com.
I wonder if that was just a freak occurrence or a potential flaw in the building design? You might suspect that any kind of architectural design program would allow one to “simulate” how a building and the materials would handle various conditions (wind, rain, earthquakes, etc.)
If it is an issue – hopefully they fix it before next winter! Because I don’t think I’d be too comfortable walking on the sidewalk underneath with those sharp projectiles above!
Interesting. I stumbled upon a Hoboken nightclub that is for rent ($120,000 per year!)
“Ultra chic Nightclub with live entertainment in the prime area of Hudson NJ, County this area is known to have more bars per capita than many others in the United States. The night club consists of 3700 square feet with an indoor capacity for 350 patrons. The business has a huge dance floor, full stage, separate area for private functions, multiple serving bars, Private VIP area and a full kitchen. This Club has been fully upgraded during the past two years with a modern and attractive image. Because the sale of this business is confidential all viewings are by appointment only and photo may not represent this particular business.
Operator must evidence funds to transfer liquor license. This Nightclub has multiple bars, a full kitchen, professional sound system, DJ booth, special lighting systems, POS system, liquor license and entertainment approval and various equipment required for this industry. The building has a legal capacity for 350 customers plus space for extra capacity. The business operates, everyday, hours 8:00 pm to 3:00 am. The business has a New Jersey State liquor license and a full entertainment & food license from the municipality.”
I love that verbal jargon. “Photo may not represent this particular business.”
Do nightclubs still have a market?
The photo they used appeared to be from the West Five Supper Club over at 505 Madison Street. Not sure why they’d list something publicly online, and say it’s “confidential.” Also – if that photo was someone else’s businesses – doesn’t that cause other issues?
Regardless if it’s West Five or not (the description does fit almost spot on), how is the “nightclub” market doing these days anyway?
According to West Five’s promotional video, it doesn’t look like there’s a shortage of people who like dancing and partying the night away, although the number of “clubs” like this certainly has dwindled each decade since the disco era.
Does anyone do “bottle service” anymore? I’ve never done it myself, but what do they pay? Like $250 for a bottle of booze you can get for $30 at the liquor store?
Regardless – it’d be interesting to see what plays out. I suppose with the proper marketing, hype and general patron experience, pretty much any venue has a chance of succeeding. Anyone want to go “halfsies” with me?