Cubi Casa is providing its cellular room-scanner as a free app on each main cellular working techniques.
Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, ground plan know-how supplier CubiCasa was acquired by Reno, Nevada-based Clear Capital in late 2021.
The acquisition was a wise one for the property knowledge agency, which, amongst different providers for the lending trade, creates in-depth bodily analyses of properties and business property for a bunch of valuation functions. The power to rapidly seize inside layouts will solely improve its consumer expertise.
Now a couple of 12 months later, CubiCasa is providing its cellular room-scanner as a free app on each main cellular working techniques. The intent, based on an organization assertion, is “to make ground plans ubiquitous within the U.S., one thing that the market has wanted for a while however has by no means had a transparent path to achieve.”
The corporate has additionally lowered costs on its paid upgrades, too.
President of CubiCasa Jeff Allen mentioned within the launch that the U.S. has but to completely embrace all that ground plans can supply homeshoppers.
“In different actual property markets world wide, ground plans are fairly frequent, and we expect it’s time the U.S. caught up,” he mentioned. “With our latest know-how developments, we’re now ready to make our product extra accessible than it’s ever been. By providing a free model of our cellular scanning know-how within the U.S., we’re serving to potential patrons make extra knowledgeable choices, whereas empowering brokers and sellers to market their properties extra successfully.”
CubiCasa shouldn’t be alone in that sentiment. Zillow just lately rolled out its app’s ground plan functionality, nationwide, and Ricoh360 Excursions has additionally made ground plans a spotlight function of its immersive tour know-how.
Prices will accumulate if a consumer chooses to improve options on what they create, the discharge acknowledged. These add-ons embrace gadgets like fastened furnishings, American Nationwide Requirements Institute (ANSI)-aligned GLA outputs for the appraisal course of and a six-hour turnaround possibility.
A 2021 report from the Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors discovered that 67 % of homeshoppers contemplate ground plans a worthwhile digital asset when properties. Fewer respondents, 58 %, worth digital excursions as an internet site asset.
“Customers can produce a ground plan utilizing CubiCasa’s know-how on their very own, or can entry the corporate’s deep community of greater than 2,000 licensed photographers throughout all 50 states, who can be found to assist add worth to a list,” the corporate acknowledged.
CubiCasa claims its software program has made greater than 1 million ground plans.